Speaker Ryan to Leave Congress to Be “Full-Time Dad”

House Speaker Paul Ryan, R-Wis., is not seeking reelection and will retire in January 2019, citing his responsibilities as a father. “What I realized is, if I am here for one more term, my kids will only have ever known me as a weekend dad,” Ryan said in a news conference Wednesday. His departure is […]

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Russian Citizen Accused of Hacking LinkedIn, Other Firms, Extradited to U.S.

A Russian hacker accused of stealing 117 million passwords from online professional networking site LinkedIn has been extradited to the United States, according to officials from the Czech Republican. Thirty-year-old Yevgeniy Nikulin is accused of breaking into LinkedIn’s computer systems in March 2012, after stealing the log-in credentials of an employee who worked at the […]

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President Trump’s Steel Tariffs Draw Praise, Criticism from Lawmakers, Corporations and Unions

President Trump’s decision to impose tariffs on foreign imports of steel and aluminum has drawn both harsh criticism and loud praise from lawmakers, corporations and unions. Republican Governor Scott Walker urged the president to reconsider his decision to impose tariffs of 25% and 10% on steel and aluminum imports respectively, arguing that the taxes would […]

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Leaked Democrat’s Text Messages About Christopher Steele Came from House Republican Intelligence Committee Members, Senators Say

The leaders of the Senate Intelligence Committee allege that leaked messages between one of them and a lawyer claiming to have connections with Christopher Steele came from Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee it was reported today. Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman Richard Burr and Ranking Member, Democrat Mark Warner were so dismayed by the finding […]

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Speaker of the House Paul Ryan Touts $1.50 Raise Because of Tax Law, Subsequently Deletes Tweet

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan was heavily criticized on social media yesterday after he tweeted about the benefits of the GOP-passed tax overhaul, saying that a Lancaster, PA woman was pleasantly surprised to see an extra $1.50 in her weekly paycheck.  Ryan was referencing an Associated Press story outlining the effects of the law […]

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Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi Calls on Speaker Ryan to Remove Devin Nunes from Intelligence Committee

Democratic House Leader Nancy Pelosi has called on Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to remove Rep. Devin Nunes from his position as chairman of the House Intelligence Committee.  Pelosi wrote a strongly-worded letter to Speaker Ryan today, requesting the change. “From the start, Congressman Nunes has disgraced the House Intelligence Committee.  Since pledging to […]

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Pelosi Rejected Deal that Would Have Reopened the Gov’t – Says Assurances from Speaker Ryan on Immigration Vote Needed

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi rejected a proposal that would reopen the government that Senate Democrats have pledged to support. “I don’t see that there’s any reason — I’m speaking personally and hearing from my members — to support what was put forth,” Pelosi said to reporters.  Both Pelosi and her number two oppose the compromise, but […]

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Democrats Using Defense as Leverage in Spending Talks

Speaker of the House Paul Ryan is criticizing Democrats for attempting to tie immigration reform to budget talks that may lead to the government shutting down tomorrow.  “The defense budget is being held hostage for DACA, which is not a deadline that expires tomorrow,” Ryan said. The House will vote today on a continuing resolution […]

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Conservatives Press House Leadership on Immigration Bill

Republicans in the House are pressing House Speaker Paul Ryan on an immigration bill that goes well beyond the parameters laid out by the president for what he wants to see in an immigration bill.  Republicans and Democrats have been locked in a fierce battle over finding a legislative fix for the DACA program. The […]

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