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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.

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 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 […]

Challenges for 2016 hopefuls: Rep. Paul Ryan

It’s not clear Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) wants to run for president. However, if former Florida governor Jeb Bush and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie don’t run or don’t seem viable if they do, the pressure on Ryan from reform-minded moderate and conservative Republicans, as well as big donors, will be intense. He would have the […]

Paul Ryan: Of Course Republicans Won’t Force Another Government Shutdown...

...before the 2014 midterm elections, that is. After that all bets are off, it seems, and there are no guarantees. Inspiring. And yet...

Paul Ryan's New Book Expresses Frustrations With Republican Party, and Tea Party

A bit of policy critique, and a bit of political positioning, to be sure....Ryan singles out the government shutdown in the fall of 2013.... Ryan tried to sway fellow conservatives to drop demands that would prompt a shutdown. "It.....

Prominent Progressive's Email Suggests Defacing Cover of Paul Ryan's New Book

Imagine that a prominent Republican activist proposed a campaign of malicious destruction against Hillary Clinton's latest book. Does anyone doubt that the press would be all over it as proof that conservatives and Republicans are disrespectful and mean-spirited? Well, Erica Payne is a prominent, aggressively self-promoting progressive. Show More Summary

World of Payne

(Scott Johnson) Erica Payne is one sick chick who perfectly represents the unloveliness of the left. Following up on her very personal message to me soliciting criminal abuse of Paul Ryan’s new book at bookstores near me (would thatShow More Summary

Anti-Paul Ryan bookstore mischief.

This arrived in my email inbox:Erica Payne erica@agendaproject.org via mail.salsalabs.net 3:01 AM (5 hours ago)to me Hi Ann,Just a heads up, Paul Ryan's new book comes out today and his publisher is furious! It turns out that they accidentally...Show More Summary

'Say What?' WashPost Can't Believe Paul Ryan Doesn't Love 'House of Cards' Like the Clintons

The absolute coziness of the Hollywood Left and the Clintons is demonstrated by a new video made for the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. Kevin Spacey appears as his “House of Cards” character Frank Underwood and calls up Hillary and does a Bill Clinton impersonation. Show More Summary

CBS Journalist to Paul Ryan: 'You Proud of the Brown-Noser Title?'

In an exclusive preview of his interview with Paul Ryan, CBS This Morning journalist Richard Schlesinger on Friday chose to highlight a shot at the "brown-noser" Congressman. The reporter recounted Ryan's high school career. He noted that the Representative was named prom king and added, "Along the way, he picked up another title -- brown-noser. Show More Summary

Rethinking the war on poverty

Conservative reformers such as Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) argue that anti-poverty programs need to be transformed from a one-size-fits-all series of federal wealth transfers to a more holistic approach that focuses on individuals’ specific needs and that aims to end dependency. Liberals look askance at this notion, suspecting that it is some sort of excuse for […]

The conservative reform agenda: Probably smaller, definitely better

In an amusing account of the Ayn Rand wig-out over Rep. Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty plan, James Pethokoukis writes, “If you’re someone who finds that kind of reasoning — ‘Taxation is theft!’ — appealing and persuasive, then of course you will dislike... Ryan’s anti-poverty plan and the safety net it wishes to reform. […]

Can Paul Ryan win over critics of his anti-poverty plan?

The reaction to Rep. Paul Ryan’s anti-poverty rollout was instructive. On the bright side, there seems to be support from the center-left through the center-right for many of the Wisconsin Republican’s ideas. From rabid partisans there was expected barbs and indifference. Show More Summary

MEGAN MCARDLE: Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Program Sure Can’t Hurt. We do, in fact, spend a lot of …

MEGAN MCARDLE: Paul Ryan’s Anti-Poverty Program Sure Can’t Hurt. We do, in fact, spend a lot of our entitlement money on the chronically poor — much more than you would think from hearing these statistics. That’s why Ryan is right to make that sort of relatively intractable poverty the focus of his plan... [...]

David Gregory Suggests Paul Ryan Doesn’t Have ‘A Lot of Sympathy’ For Poor People

Meet the Press moderator David Gregory did his best to condemn Congressman Paul Ryan’s new anti-poverty proposal during an interview on Sunday, July 27. The NBC host played a clip of Ryan from 2013 in which he criticized a “dependency...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Advocates for Criminal Justice Reform in Anti-Poverty Proposal

Thursday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) released his 73-page “discussion draft” outlining specific approaches to...

Paul Ryan’s critical anti-poverty crusade

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) held a press call this morning to talk about his anti-poverty program, which he rolled out yesterday. He outlined the basic components, including the Opportunity Grant, which aims not to save money but to let states customize programs and work with the private and charitable sectors to lift people out of […]

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