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Paul Ryan’s book: A campaign message for himself or someone else?

The book “The Way Forward” by Rep. Paul Ryan (Wis.), former Republican vice presidential nominee, can be viewed, like its author, either as a prelude to a presidential run or as a bid to grab the agenda for what may be both House and Senate majorities beginning in 2015. Some of it — where one […]

Paul Ryan Has Answer for Ferguson

Economist Milton Friedman said “The economic race should not be arranged so everyone arrives at the finish line at the same time but so that everyone starts at the starting

Paul Ryan Defends Poverty Plan and ‘Accountability’

Rep. Paul Ryan (R., Wis.) called for more accountability in the fight against poverty Friday and again walked back his "makers and takers" formulation that he now says was “disparaging” to poor Americans.

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Well, he might actually have something to say. “Rep. Paul Ryan finished ahead of Hillary Clinton — at least on the newest New York Times Bestseller list. The Wisconsin Republican’s newest book, ‘The Way Forward,’ will debut at No. 5 on the non-fiction hardcover bestsellers list, one spot ahead of Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’... […]

AMAZING, GIVEN THE DIFFERENCE IN MEDIA HYPE: Paul Ryan’s book beats Hillary Clinton’s ‘Hard C…

AMAZING, GIVEN THE DIFFERENCE IN MEDIA HYPE: Paul Ryan’s book beats Hillary Clinton’s ‘Hard Choices’ on New York Times Bestseller list.

Another Republican deploys the 'Run Away!' strategy

Elise Stefanik, mid-escape. Scott Brown hides in bathrooms. Paul Ryan plays dumb. But Rand Paul perfected the escape strategy when it comes to refusing to answer tough questions. That's the route former Bush administration staffer and...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan tries again to make us forget his Ayn Rand worship

Paul Ryan thinks about Ayn Rand. (But shh, he doesn't want anyone to know.) Republican budget boy Paul Ryan just keeps trying to pretend that Ayn Rand is not one of the most important influences on his economic views. Ryan recently came up with a list of his six favorite books about economics and democracy, and, Jonathan Chait points out: ... Show More Summary

First-week sales of Paul Ryan's book slow

Washington (CNN) – Rep. Paul Ryan's first solo book sold 6,266 copies in its first week of publication, according to Nielsen Bookscan data provided to CNN by a publisher. The number puts Ryan's "The Way Forward" behind two other books by conservative authors, "America" by Dinesh D’Souza and "One Nation" by Ben Carson, both of […]

Jonathan Chait: Paul Ryan Dumps Ayn Rand in Favor of Other ‘Crackpot Authors’

Don’t look now, but there may be a Paul Ryan scandal, or at least a scandalette, and in this context New York magazine blogger Jonathan Chait is both Woodward and Bernstein. In a Monday post, Chait related that Ryan, in the newsmagazine...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan: Don't Blame Burger King, Blame Obama Economic Policy

Tuesday on Newsmax TV's "The Steve Malzberg Show," Rep Paul Ryan (R-WI) said Burger King moving its headquarters to Canada, in part for relief from the high U.S. corporate tax rate, has no choice because it is a public company and would face a takeover from investors who would make the move. Show More Summary

Santorum on Romney 2016: A lot of GOP Donors 'Haven't Learned Their Lesson'

On Tuesday’s Laura Ingraham radio show, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), a 2012 candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, downplayed remarks from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on a potential run by former Gov. Mitt Romney (R-MA), the 2012 Republican nominee for the presidency. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Dodges Questions From DREAMers On Deportation At Book Signing

Paul Ryan wasn't running away from the DREAMers that attempted to confront him about his stance on DACA at a book signing this Saturday in Florida -- as we saw Rand Paul do earlier this month in Iowa -- but he didn't have to. He just...Show More Summary

Quote of the Day: Congressmen and Crackpots

From Jon Chait, responding to Paul Ryan's list of favorite books about economics and democracy—which notably fails to include his former favorite book, Ayn Rand's Atlas Shrugged: It seems the lesson Ryan has drawn from the harmful publicity...Show More Summary

Someone finally gets an answer on Medicare from Paul Ryan, and it's all lies

Note to Paul Ryan: You might want to avoid Florida on your next book tour, seeing as how that's where a lot of seniors live with time on their hands to wait in line to talk to you. When we last caught up with him in Pensicola, he was avidy dodging uncomfortable questions. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan: Mitt Romney Should Run for President Again

During a news-packed interview with radio’s Hugh Hewitt, House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan—the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee—said 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney should run for president again. “I would welcome it,” Ryan said when Hewitt asked him if Romney should run again. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan stars as 'Artful Dodger' during book-signing tour

Actually, there's not much artful in Rep. Paul Ryan's dodging of this senior lady's questions about why he wants to slash Medicare and Medicaid while giving a $5 trillion tax break to millionaires. He's just there for the photo op, dammit. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Won’t Answer Questions From DREAMers He Voted To Deport

One DREAMer asked, "Why do you want to deport me and my sister?" The post Paul Ryan Won’t Answer Questions From DREAMers He Voted To Deport appeared first on ThinkProgress.

Paul Ryan Claims He Was Silent on Government Shutdown for Party Unity, But the Record Does Not Agree

CBS News: Paul Ryan: I kept quiet during government shutdown for party unity. Rep. Paul Ryan said on CBS’ “Face the Nation” Sunday that he didn’t voice his opposition to the government shutdown in 2013 because he wanted to ensure there was “party unity.” “I don’t think it was constructive for conservatives to be carping […]

PAUL RYAN: Here's The Real Problem With Obama's Foreign Policy

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wisconsin) looks back at the 2012 election and says, "We were right." Ryan, the 2012 vice presidential nominee alongside presidential nominee Mitt Romney, thinks the pair was right about the Obama adminstration's foreign policy leading to the kinds of crises popping up in the Middle East with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. Show More Summary

Watch: Paul Ryan Confronted By DREAMers During Book Signing Event

At a book signing event in Florida on Saturday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was approached by a group of Dreamers over his vote against Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. “A couple weeks ago you voted for defunding DACA,” one Dreamer asked Ryan while he was signing his book “The Way Forward.” [...]

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