Paul Ryan

HELSINKI | Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

HELSINKI — In an extraordinary embrace of a longtime U.S. enemy, President Donald Trump on Monday openly questioned his own intelligence agencies’ firm finding that Russia meddled in the 2016 U.S. election to his benefit, seeming to accept Russian President Vladimir Putin‘s insistence that Moscow’s hands were clean. The reaction back home was immediate and … Continue reading HELSINKI | Trump embraces longtime US foe Putin, doubting own intel

WASHINGTON  | Push by liberal Democrats’ to abolish ICE delights GOP

WASHINGTON  — Legislation aimed at abolishing Immigration and Customs Enforcement is being pushed by liberal Democrats. They believe the issue can galvanize voters for midterms. House Speaker Paul Ryan says the proposal makes him “feel very good” about November elections, and Republicans have moved toward scheduling a vote. One Democratic sponsor says backers of the … Continue reading WASHINGTON  | Push by liberal Democrats’ to abolish ICE delights GOP

WASHINGTON | Republicans demand interview with ex-FBI lawyer this week

WASHINGTON – House Republicans have told former FBI lawyer Lisa Page that she must answer questions before two House committees investigating the Justice Department this week or they will begin the process of holding her in contempt of Congress. Page was subpoenaed to appear for a private interview Wednesday, but her lawyer informed the committees … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Republicans demand interview with ex-FBI lawyer this week

WASHINGTON | House GOP unveils bill for young immigrants, $25B for border

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans unveiled a “discussion draft” of a sweeping immigration bill that includes a path to citizenship for young immigrants, $25 billion in border security — including advance funds for President Donald Trump’s wall with Mexico — and cuts to family-based visas in favor of those for immigrants with skills. It also … Continue reading WASHINGTON | House GOP unveils bill for young immigrants, $25B for border

WASHINGTON | Ryan backs McCarthy for House GOP leadership role

WASHINGTON | April 13, 2018 (AP)(STL.News)  — House Speaker Paul Ryan is backing Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy as his successor. In an interview with NBC’s “Meet the Press,” Ryan says McCarthy is “the right person.” “I think Kevin is the right guy to step up,” Ryan says in the interview that will air Sunday. The … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ryan backs McCarthy for House GOP leadership role

Pennsylvania wake-up call for GOP: Almost no one is safe

WASHINGTON/ March 14, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The message to Republicans from the Pennsylvania special election was simple: Almost no one is safe. Rattled Republicans were hit with a day-after reality check Wednesday after the startlingly strong performance of a fresh-faced Democrat deep in Trump country. House Speaker Paul Ryan privately warned his ranks that the election, … Continue reading Pennsylvania wake-up call for GOP: Almost no one is safe

Democrat seeks coal-country help in Pa. House election

WAYNESBURG, Pa /March 11, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Democrat Conor Lamb went to Pennsylvania’s coal country for help in the final days before the first congressional election of 2018, telling union members Sunday that he won’t forget their support in a close race widely viewed as a key test of support for Republicans ahead of November’s midterms. Lamb … Continue reading Democrat seeks coal-country help in Pa. House election

Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla/February 19, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — As the nation mourned, President Donald Trump kept largely silent about the Florida school shooting victims and the escalating gun control debate, instead raging at the FBI for what he perceived to be a fixation on the Russia investigation at the cost of failing to deter the … Continue reading Trump fumes about Russia investigation as nation mourns