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Va. House expected to name Del. Kirk Cox its speaker-in-waiting

Cox is a retired government teacher who’s worked closely with retiring Speaker Howell.

The Newt Gingrich time bomb Republicans are using to destroy everything good

It took the current crop of Republicans to realize the destructive intent Newt Gingrich had for American government. Back in 1996, when he was speaker of the House, Gingrich got the Congressional Review Act passed. This law gives Congress the chance to undo any regulation finalized in the last 60 legislative days. Show More Summary

House Speaker Bedke speaks out against accusations

House Speaker Scott Bedke is speaking out against recent accusations of inappropriate behavior posted on a far-right blog. Redoubt News, an online publication favored by right-wing conservatives, published last week … Click to Continue »

Virginia GOP House Speaker announces retirement

One of Virginia's most powerful politicians is stepping down. Republican House Speaker William J. Howell said Monday he is retiring will not seek re-election when his term ends in January. … Click to Continue »

Republicans are selling health-care reform that people don’t want

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) says Obamacare is failing. Club for Growth president David McIntosh warns that voters “gave Republicans the charge to repeal and replace Obamacare,” so the “delays and discussions about repairing Obamacare need to stop.” The problem is that voters fear disruption, don’t want to lose what they have and won’t find […]

Step One in Paul Ryan’s Meatloaf Recipe: Kill a Deer

And don't skimp on the ketchup House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is many things, and the categorization of his current job performance will depend on whatever side of the political spectrum you might land on. For New York Times op-ed columnist...Show More Summary

Unpacking the Real Cost of Donald Trump’s Border Tax

U.S. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan are proposing a 20 percent tax on imported goods. They promise a border tax will return manufacturing jobs to America, but some remain unconvinced. 3p economic correspondent Bill Roth takes a closer look.

The Republican “Plan” to Replace Obamacare Includes a Huge Assault on Abortion Access

In an attempt to project some semblance of party unity and momentum, House Speaker Paul Ryan unveiled the latest Republican roadmap for replacing the Affordable Care Act this week. It is not the most detailed document—more a collection of broad-stroke ideas than a concrete policy plan—and it's unclear how much support it would find in Congress. Show More Summary

House Committee Probes Russian Payment to Flynn

“In an unusual bipartisan letter, House Oversight and Government Reform committee chair Rep. Jason Chaffetz and ranking minority member Rep. Elijah Cummings have asked a Washington-based speakers bureau, Leading Authorities, to turn over information on how much Flynn was paid [...]

Game over? House speaker sues Florida Lottery over contract

Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran wants a court to block a massive new contract the Florida Lottery approved last fall. Corcoran on Friday filed a lawsuit in a Leon County … Click to Continue »

Illinois House panel to consider Thompson Center sale

Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan says the lawmakers will consider a plan to sell the Thompson Center government office building in downtown Chicago. Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner has been interested … Click to Continue »

Paul Ryan makes a gutsy prediction about the Trump presidency

House Speaker Paul Ryan is predicting big things from the Trump administration over the next four years. In an interview with Sean Hannity of Fox News, Ryan made the case for President Trump and the Republican-controlled Congress. Ryan...Show More Summary

Fremo Evo transforms Amazon’s Echo Dot into a portable Alexa speaker

Amazon's Echo Dot is the smallest and most affordable Alexa speaker in Amazon's arsenal, but it has one main problem: like the much larger Amazon Echo, the Dot needs to be plugged into the wall so you can't move it around your house easily. Show More Summary

AP: Trump considers mobilizing 100,000 national guard troops as deportation force

House Speaker Paul Ryan publicly declared last month that there would not be a "deportation force" going after undocumented immigrants and their families in the Trump regime. He also said "Everybody thinks that there's some deportation force that's being assembled. That's not happening; that's not true. [...]Show More Summary

Ryan’s health-care plan will be hard to defend

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) outlined a health-care plan to his members yesterday. Surprisingly, it did not include much detail, either because the speaker has not gotten that far or because he’s afraid of the reaction when the numbers are revealed. The basic outline comes from his “A Better Way” health-care plan. The Associated Press reports:  It features […]

GOP’s Mark Sanford lays waste to Trump’s lies: ‘Facts don’t matter? Our republic was based on reason’

3 days agoNews : The Raw Story

Rep. Mark Sanford (R-SC) is the lone outspoken critic of President Donald Trump among House Republicans — but he wishes his colleagues, especially Speaker Paul Ryan, would perform their constitutional duty to check the chief executive’s power. The South Carolina Republican, whose own...

The Obamacare Replacement Is Coming, Trump And Ryan Swear. No, Really!

4 days agoNews : Huffington Post

Here we go again. President Donald Trump and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) say their proposals for repealing and “replacing” the Affordable Care Act will be ready really, really soon. Next month, in fact. And they swear this won’t...Show More Summary

House GOP struggles for consensus on replacing health law

House Speaker Paul Ryan told reporters Thursday that the GOP would deliver legislation to repeal and replace the ACA, but offered no details. Continue reading ? The post House GOP struggles for consensus on replacing health law appeared first on PBS NewsHour.

U.S. Republicans set timeframe for introducing Obamacare replacement

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Legislation to repeal Obamacare and replace major portions of the healthcare program will be unveiled after a 10-day U.S. House of Representatives recess that begins on Friday, House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday.

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