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'Guns, Gays, and God,' Explain White Male Support for Donald Trump, Nancy Pelosi Says

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi said the reason many white males prefer Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump over his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton, is because of the issues of guns, gays, and God.

Johnson:Paul Ryan's Republican Tax Wish List

Calvin H. Johnson (Texas), Where's the Rest of Me?: Ryan's Republican Wish List, 152 Tax Notes 105 (July 4, 2016): In this article, Johnson praises House Speaker Paul Ryan’s tax plan for a cash flow consumption tax, but he identifies several infirmities in the plan including the increase in deficits,...

Watch: Democrats make their pitch to win the House

Democratic National Convention live updates: Obama to speak tonight July 27, 2016, 4:15 p.m. On the third day of the 2016 Democratic National Convention:• Watch live with us.• President Obama will headline the roster of speakers tonight, along with Vice President Joe Biden, and vice presidential...

Maniac who killed 19 in Japan did it 'to prevent World War III'

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

In February, Satoshi Uematsu tried to hand-deliver a letter to Parliament’s lower house speaker that revealed his plans to kill.

Media Needs to Press Obama on Islam

In response to the July 14 Nice, France terrorist attack, killing 84, former House Speaker Newt Gringrich called for deportation of Muslims supporting sharia law. President Barack Obama immediately criticized the suggestion as “repugnant” and “un-American.” Shariah law evolves primarily from the Koran-a body of moral and religious laws dictating almost every aspect of Muslim […]

Paul Ryan clashes with Trump backing NATO, U.S. trade agreements

2 days agoNews : NY Daily News

House Speaker Paul Ryan vigorously defended the role of NATO and the role of the United States.

Tuesday at the DNC: Pro-Equality Speakers Include Nancy Pelosi, Cecile Richards, Eric Holder

The Democratic National Convention continues tonight with a lineup of pro-equality speakers including House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi, Planned Parenthood Action Fund President Cecile Richards and former U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder. Show More Summary

In break from Trump, Paul Ryan defends NATO, trade deals

MILWAUKEE (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan vigorously defended the role of NATO and the importance of the United States leading the creation of free-trade agreements on Tuesday, breaking from positions taken by Republican presidentialShow More Summary

Bruce Rauner Reignites His Push for Term Limits

Locked in a bitter struggle with House Speaker Michael Madigan over a reform agenda that's largely been ignored by Democrats, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Monday renewed his push for the reform he prizes above all others: term limits for state...Show More Summary

Democrat drops out of US House race for Boehner's old seat

CINCINNATI (AP) — The Democratic nominee in former House Speaker John Boehner's (BAY'-nurz) Ohio district has withdrawn from the November election, leaving a clear field for now for recently elected Republican U.S. Rep Warren Davidson to win a full term. Twenty-six-year-old Corey Foister (FOY'-stur) says the June 7 special election results show he's "not the right person."

From behind bars, former House Speaker Dennis Hastert fights victims’ lawsuit

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

CHICAGO — In Dennis Hastert’s first response to a lawsuit that claims he should pay the full $3.5 million as agreed to silence a former student-athlete about decades-old sexual abuse, the imprisoned former U.S. House speaker argues that the hush-money pact is not enforceable. A lawyer for the...

Merkley, Kotek to speak tonight at Democratic Convention

Today, the Democratic National Convention kicks off in Philadelphia. Oregon's Speaker of the House, Tina Kotek, will be on stage between 3 and 4 p.m. as part of a series of legislative leaders passing progressive policy around the country. And U.S. Show More Summary

Italy party head under fire for likening Chamber speaker to sex doll

ROME (Reuters) - The outspoken leader of Italy's anti-immigrant Northern League party drew a chorus of criticism on Monday for comparing the woman speaker of the lower house of parliament to an inflatable sex doll.

Philippines' House Speaker wants Congress to license new miners

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' newly elected House Speaker said on Monday he wants new mining companies to get a legislative license before they are allowed to operate in the country as part of efforts to protect the environmen...

A Segregated Selfie

Am I the only person who thinks House Speaker Paul Ryan’s whites-only intern photo was slightly more disturbing than Iowa imbecile Steve King’s statement supporting supremacy? I expect boorish, bigoted behavior from Rep. King, who once infamously declared that undocumented immigrants have “calves the size of cantaloupes” as a result of their alleged devotion to... Read more »

RNC Celebrates Trump Speech With Giant Tweet From White Supremacist on Jumbotron

6 days agoNews : Mediaite

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan doesn't call it "textbook racism" for nothing. During Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump's official acceptance speech at the Republican National Convention Thursday night, the RNC marked the occasion...Show More Summary

Yglesias: GOP-not just Trump-is the Problem

Matthew Yglesias explains on A broad range of perfectly mainstream Republican Party politicians — Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin, Gov. Mike Pence of Indiana, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin, Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin, Attorney General Pam Bondi of Florida, and so forth — revealed a political party that completely apart from Trump [...]Show More Summary

Trump chooses fear mongering over economic promise

The White House hopeful was anointed at the GOP convention. He and other speakers, like tech investor Peter Thiel, presented a dire picture. The economy is stable but violence at home and abroad has unnerved voters. The grim message, coupled with populist appeal, could resonate.

Newt Gingrich On Terrorism: ‘We’ve Let Ourselves Grow Numb To These Accumulating Atrocities’

Historian and former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich delivered a scorching message to an equally passionate Cleveland crowd Wednesday night, regarding “the accumulating atrocities” of radical Islamic terrorists...Show More Summary

GOP Convention’s Angry Tone Sets a New Standard for Televised Politics

The TV broadcast of the ongoing Republican National Convention, which wraps up Thursday night with a speech from nominee Donald Trump, contained moments of drudgery that were comfortably familiar. House Speaker Paul Ryan has been a genial, pleasant master of ceremonies of sorts—as a TV personality, he’s rather like Neil Patrick Harris at an awards…

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