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GOP learned nothing from 2012 defeat

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the losing candidate for vice president in 2012, is among those seeking to expand the Republicans' ever-narrowing base. The national party's 2012 postmortem stressed the... To view the full story, click the title link.

Paul Ryan Insists Anti-Poverty Programs Are Not Working in Ferguson

Paul Ryan's important contribution here is to show that not only are these vast government anti-poverty programs not working, but also they themselves contribute to the persistence of the problem.

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.

A Compilation Video of Celebrities in Commercials Before They Were Famous

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World Wide Interweb (see previously) has created an amusing compilation video of celebrities in commercials before they were famous. Specifically, they’ve dug up ads starring Meg Ryan, Paul Rudd, Bryan Cranston, Keanu Reeves, and more. via Tastefully Offensive

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 is the latest Republican to get an earful on immigration

Immigration activists confront Ryan over his anti-DACA vote -- and it's only going to get worse for the GOP

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.

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