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GOP Convention Live Blog: On Day 2, Republicans Focus on Clinton Over Planned Theme of Job Creation

Follow our live coverage of the Republican National Convention in Cleveland.

Posted on Jul 19, 2016 READ MORE


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House Democrats and Republicans Continue to Square Off Over Gun Control Legislation

Despite growing national attention on gun violence, Democrats and Republicans in the House of Representatives cannot seem to find common ground on gun control measures.

Posted on Jul 8, 2016 READ MORE



In a Rigged System, Hillary Clinton Is Too Big to Indict

A few years ago, some banks were bailed out because they were too big to fail, and now the presumptive Democratic nominee has been given a pass in her “extremely careless” handling of classified information.

Posted on Jul 5, 2016 READ MORE



GOP Leaders Need to Put Country Before Party

It’s time for Republicans to admit that Donald Trump is incapable of even pretending to be an acceptable candidate for president. The question is which side of history they want to be on.

Posted on Jul 1, 2016 READ MORE



The Donzi Scheme

In 2000 Donald Trump told Fortune Magazine, “It’s very possible I could be the first presidential candidate to run and make money off of it.” That’s the goal. He’s got 4½ months to make as much money as possible.

Posted on Jun 28, 2016 READ MORE



Truthdigger of the Week: Rep. John Lewis, Hero of the Capitol Sit-In for Gun Control

The civil rights leader inspired an unprecedented protest with fellow Democrats against legislative indifference to America’s long and tragic epidemic of gun violence.

Posted on Jun 25, 2016 READ MORE



C-SPAN Defies Paul Ryan’s Sit-In Blackout With Streaming App

The House speaker’s move to shut the public out of the Democratic gun control protest backfired when the public interest cable channel began broadcasting live footage from the House chamber. Meanwhile, social media are adding fuel to the fire.

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Attacks on Freedom of Religion

Trump apparently wants to institute something akin to Jim Crow discrimination against Muslims, including those who are citizens of the United States. Is this what the Republican Party wants as well?

Posted on Jun 22, 2016 READ MORE


Ryan’s Endorsement









Posted on Jun 10, 2016 ENLARGE



Debbie Wasserman Schultz Has a Change of Heart, But Too Little, Too Late

The Democratic National Committee chairwoman and other corporate Democrats continue to betray the legacy of their party.

Posted on Jun 8, 2016 READ MORE


Paul Ryan’s Endorsement









Posted on Jun 8, 2016 ENLARGE


‘Left, Right & Center’: A Movement for Peace

By Robert Scheer

Should Hillary Clinton be behaving as the Democratic nominee for president? Truthdig Editor in Chief Robert Scheer doesn’t think so and wants her to listen more to the progressive side of the party.

Posted on Jun 3, 2016 WATCH & LISTEN



Paul Ryan at Last Says Donald Trump Has His Support

House Speaker Paul Ryan apparently felt he had drawn out his highly public waiting game long enough, surprising precisely no one with his announcement on Thursday that he was throwing his support behind presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump’s presidential campaign.

Posted on Jun 2, 2016 READ MORE



The ‘Woman Card’ Brings a Wealth of Disadvantages

According to a recent Washington Post-ABC News poll, the notion that women are more privileged than men has serious traction: Thirty-eight percent of all men, and 34 percent of all white Americans believe that a candidate’s femaleness is a trump card (no pun intended).

Posted on May 26, 2016 READ MORE



The GOP’s Veil of Unity

Having presumably sewn up the Republican presidential nomination, Donald Trump has entered the “three-card Monte” phase of his campaign, in which he shuffles his positions so quickly that the gullible patsy loses track.

Posted on May 13, 2016 READ MORE



The GOP’s Maddening Trump Conundrum

“No modern precedent exists for the revival of a party so badly defeated, so intensely discredited, and so essentially split as the Republican Party is today,” wrote George Gilder and Bruce Chapman in 1964.

Posted on May 12, 2016 READ MORE



Donald Trump’s Triumph Forces GOP Party Leaders to Make a Decision

So far, most Republican luminaries are choosing collaboration over resistance — although many have declined comment and seem to still be pondering what to do with the party’s presumptive nominee for president.

Posted on May 6, 2016 READ MORE


Trump and Ryan









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So Much for #StopTrump: John Kasich to Follow Ted Cruz out of Presidential Race

By all indications, Donald Trump has the Republican presidential nomination sewn up.

Posted on May 4, 2016 READ MORE



Paul Ryan Insists He Won’t Run for President: ‘Count Me Out’

The House speaker said Tuesday that he would not cave to pressure from within his party to join the fray.

Posted on Apr 12, 2016 READ MORE



Are You Ready for President Paul Ryan? Why Democrats Desperately Need a Plan C

The Republicans have one. The Democrats don’t. The impact could be catastrophic.

Posted on Apr 10, 2016 READ MORE



VIDEO: Obama Offers a First Draft of His Legacy in Last State of the Union Speech

The president claimed he had the long view in sight when he addressed both houses of Congress, as well as the American people, in Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. But much of the work of his final appeal had to do with securing his legacy and boosting his party in the near future. 

Posted on Jan 13, 2016 READ MORE



Ending the Gun Lobby’s Con Game

The apologists for the weapons industry demonstrate their intellectual bankruptcy by regularly contradicting themselves with a straight face.

Posted on Jan 6, 2016 READ MORE



Can All of the World’s Data Really Be Locked Safely Inside DNA?

Researchers believe all the digital information in the world could be kept in the “amount of liquid in a case of wine”; smartphones have turned humans into “deadwalkers”; meanwhile, Paul Ryan unintentionally highlighted the need for raising the minimum wage in his first speech as speaker of the House. These discoveries and more after the jump.

Posted on Dec 9, 2015 READ MORE



Paul Ryan’s 7 Terrible Ideas (VIDEO)

These seven ideas for “a complete alternative to the left’s agenda” would harm most Americans. Speaker of the House Ryan is wrong.

Posted on Dec 5, 2015 READ MORE



47 Democrats Join With House GOP to Refuse Suffering Refugees

“Not much is bipartisan these days, but apparently bigotry is something both sides of the aisle can come together on.”

Posted on Nov 19, 2015 READ MORE



As the Missions Creep in Iraq and Syria, Lawmakers Ask: Will We Ever Vote on War?

A bipartisan group of 35 House members issued an open letter calling for a congressional vote on war authorization “as quickly as possible.”

Posted on Nov 8, 2015 READ MORE



Marco Rubio and Paul Ryan: Hiding Cruel Policies Behind the Smiley Faces

These two congressmen will be portrayed in the press as the attractive, reasonable new leaders of the Republican Party. But take a close look and you will see the “old” GOP oozing through. One wants to lay waste to the poor while the other wants to lend a helping hand to the rich.

Posted on Nov 3, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Journalist John Nichols on Paul Ryan: The GOP’s Best Actor Since Reagan

Describing newly elected House Speaker Paul Ryan as a “masterful performer,” Nichols says, “The bottom line on Paul Ryan is that no matter what, he will end up carrying the water for Wall Street and for multinational corporations. That is his great passion.”

Posted on Oct 30, 2015 WATCH & LISTEN



8 Lies, Distortions and Misrepresentations From the Third GOP Debate

The debates took place in an alternate reality, where facts are made up on the spot.

Posted on Oct 29, 2015 READ MORE



Paul Ryan Is In as House Speaker

It’s official: We’re now in the Paul Ryan era. The Wisconsin congressman was confirmed as the 54th House speaker on Thursday, succeeding the retiring John Boehner.

Posted on Oct 29, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Paul Ryan Shrugs









Posted on Oct 29, 2015 ENLARGE



The Challenge of Being Paul Ryan

The Wisconsin representative has always wanted to be several things at the same time, and they have not been easy to keep in balance. And as the newly GOP-nominated speaker of the House, being Paul Ryan has just gotten even harder.

Posted on Oct 28, 2015 READ MORE



President Obama Scores With Budget Deal Draft Despite Congressional Pushback

President Obama may soon be rounding the final bend of his presidency, but he apparently hasn’t lost his ability to push contested legislation through the congressional gantlet.

Posted on Oct 27, 2015 READ MORE


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Posted on Oct 24, 2015 ENLARGE



Paul Ryan Is Doomed, Too

The Wisconsin Republican, who achieved national prominence as Mitt Romney’s running mate in 2012, seems more likely than ever to become the next speaker of the House. A devout man of faith, he will need your prayers.

Posted on Oct 23, 2015 READ MORE



Paul Ryan Is Fully on Board to Become House Speaker

What a difference a few days makes. After putting on quite a convincing show of resistance, followed by reticence, Rep. Paul Ryan is now the very picture of enthusiasm when it comes to his prospective new role as speaker of the House.

Posted on Oct 22, 2015 READ MORE



Paul Ryan Does an About-Face, Says He’d Serve as House Speaker

The saga in the House continues: On Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan, who for weeks had been maintaining that he didn’t want to replace outgoing Speaker of the House John Boehner, told Republican colleagues that he would run for the position on one important condition.

Posted on Oct 20, 2015 READ MORE


VIDEO: Conservatives Gone Wild









Posted on Oct 15, 2015 ENLARGE



VIDEO: House Speaker Reality Check: Ann Coulter Gets It Wrong, Paul Ryan Still Won’t Run

It’s been nearly a week since Rep. Kevin McCarthy bowed out of the running for outgoing House Speaker John Boehner’s spot, and the field is still wide open. Also, Ann Coulter didn’t quite get the whole constitutional aspect of this story, so we consulted a bona fide legal expert about the House rules to set the record straight.

Posted on Oct 14, 2015 READ MORE


Ryan Stands Firm









Posted on Oct 10, 2015 ENLARGE



Kevin McCarthy Takes Himself Out of the Running for House Speaker

“We probably need a fresh face,” House Majority Leader McCarthy said Thursday, breaking the surprising news that he was bowing out of the contest to replace John Boehner.

Posted on Oct 8, 2015 READ MORE


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