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The Paul Ryan Guide to Pretending You Care About the Poor

AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin Once, at a town hall in Wisconsin, someone asked known anti-poverty crusader Paul Ryan (R-WI) the following question: "I know that you're Catholic, as am I, and it seems to me that most of the Republicans in the Congress are not willing to stand with the poor and working cl

TALKPOVERTY.ORG - 2017-11-20 17:39:04

Paul Ryan's 'Cindy' Is A Cruel Figment Of The Capitalist Imagination

Paul Ryan. Photo by Gage Skidmore on Flickr. Paul Ryan used Twitter to introduce "Cindy," a fictional mother of one who works as an assistant restaurant manager making $30,000 a year. "Meet Cindy: a single mom, making $30,000 per year, who hopes to one day get beyond living paycheck to paycheck," R

SHADOWPROOF.COM - 2017-11-20 17:15:54

Paul Ryan's Imaginary Taxpayer Will Have Real Problems Under His Tax Reform Plan

Democrats in 2012 had Julia, the fictional character Barack Obama's re-election campaign used to show how his policies could help women over the course of their lifetimes. Republicans in 2017 have Cindy, a fictional character used by Speaker of the House Paul Ryan to illustrate how his tax reform bi

IJR - 2017-11-20 18:11:26

A Vote For The GOP Tax Bill Is A Vote To Cut Medicare

Do you trust Paul Ryan to protect your Medicare benefits? How about White House budget director Mick Mulvaney, a former member of the House Freedom Caucus and, like Ryan, a longstanding foe of Medicare? If the just-passed House tax bill, its Senate counterpart, or some compromise of the two is signe

HUFFINGTONPOST - 2017-11-20 16:25:39

19 Asian-Americans Arrested At Paul Ryan's Office Pushing For Dream Act

Nineteen Asian-Americans protesting outside Speaker Paul Ryan's office on Capitol Hill were arrested Wednesday while calling for him to move the Dream Act to a vote. A coalition of Asian-American organizations were rallying to push Congress to pass the legislation that would protect young undocumen


Nineteen DACA protestors arrested outside Ryan's Capitol Hill office

Nineteen people were arrested Wednesday while protesting outside House Speaker Paul RyanPaul RyanGOP rep: Virginia defeat 'a referendum' on Trump administrationAfter Texas shooting, lawmakers question whether military has systemic reporting problemPence: Praying 'takes nothing away' from trying to f


NASA captures 20 years of seasonal changes of home planet

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. - NASA has captured 20 years of seasonal changes in a striking new global map of the home planet. The data visualization, released this week, shows Earth's fluctuations as seen from space. The polar ice caps and snow cover are shown ebbing and flowing with the seasons. The var


Congressional aides may have answers on pro-Russia GOP platform change

Paul Ryan's chief of staff would not confirm or deny whether he has been contacted by special counsel Robert Mueller about how a Ukraine-related provision was killed at the 2016 GOP convention. House Speaker Paul Ryan's office refused repeated requests to confirm or deny whether chief of staff Jon


GOP closer to big win with House tax vote; Senate unclear

(AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin). President Donald Trump answers a question from the press about discussion of the tax bill, Thursday, Nov. 16, 2017, on Capitol Hill in Washington. Trump is at the Capitol for a pep rally with House Republicans, shortly befo... (AP Photo/Susan Walsh). House Speaker Paul R


Housing industry disappointed in House for passing tax reform bill

KEYWORDS Housemortgage interest deductionTax Cuts and Jobs ActTax reform Thursday, the House of Representatives passed its Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, sending it to the Senate, but the housing industry is not happy about the decision. H.R. 1, which passed through the Ways and Means Committee last week, w


Congressional leaders close in on deal to raise spending levels

Aides for House Speaker Paul Ryan, left, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, right, and top Democrats have been meeting in recent weeks to hammer out an agreement on raising spending curbs. Top congressional leaders are getting closer to a deal on raising the federal government's overall spendi


Paul Ryan Ignoring National Reciprocity for 45th Consecutive Week

It is November 17 and House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) is ignoring national reciprocity legislation for a 45th consecutive week. National reciprocity would treat concealed carry permits like driver's licenses, making the license from one state valid in the other 49. Such a reciprocal system would allo


EDUCATOR Ryan is persuasive in tax plan advocacy

Republicans have been rightly criticized in the past for failing to make their case to the American people. They too often allow worthy proposals to be plowed under by opposition rhetoric because of weak to non-existent efforts to present their side of the story. House Speaker Paul Ryan has in recen


Bannon’s Failed Candidates

A Steve Bannon-backed candidate turns out to have some serious baggage. Who could have seen that coming? Roy Moore is just the latest in a line of flawed candidates whom Bannon has zealously elevated, only to cry "Establishment!" when their flaws are laid bare. Moore, Paul Nehlen, Kelli Ward: All s


Sorry, Paul Ryan: Corporate-style harassment "training" isn't enough

The rising tide of allegations and anger over sexual harassment has expanded past the entertainment and journalism industries and now is engulfing Congress. More women have come forward with allegations that Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore came onto them when they were teenagers and he was an adu


Congressman, climate change activist honored with JFK awards

FILE - In this Oct. 24, 2017 file photo, Rep. Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., right, stands with Speaker of the House Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, discussing the GOP agenda for tax reform during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington. Curbelo is one of two people who will be honored with the John F. Ke


Roy Moore is right, but not for the reason you think

Roy Moore is right. On Wednesday night he said the following: "The good people of Alabama, not the Washington elite who wallow in the swamp, will decide this election." ADVERTISEMENT <!--//--><![CDATA[// ><!-- googletag.cmd.push(function() {googletag.display("dfp-ad-mosad_1");}); //--><!]]> I couldn


The Republican Tax Strategy: Speed, Subterfuge, and Diversion

It is entirely conceivable that, in two weeks' time, the Republican Party's leaders will have largely succeeded in railroading through Congress an unpopular, regressive, and damaging tax reform. That was their plan from the beginning, and so far it has worked out much as they intended. On Thursday,


DACA deal state of play

Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. Washington (CNN)Time is ticking away for a legislative solution on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program that protects young undocumented immigrants who came to the US as children and that Presiden


Big win for Ryan but the fight goes on

BIG WIN FOR RYAN BUT THE FIGHT GOES ON - Strong day for House Speaker Paul Ryan and Ways & Means Chair Kevin Brady who saw their corporate tax cut bill (with individual rate tweaks tacked on) clear the House 227-205. But the Senate remains a tougher slog. Just after the House tax bill passed, Sen. B