Paul Ryan

Joe Barton, Senior Republican, Caught in Storm Over Explicit Photo

WASHINGTON — The heightened scrutiny of sexual impropriety on Capitol Hill has swept up a senior House Republican who apologized Wednesday for a sexually explicit photograph that wound up on the internet and raised the possibility that he had been the victim of a crime.<p>Representative Joe Barton of …

U.S. Politics

Roy Moore's Senate campaign is a train wreck. So why does he still have a decent shot at winning?

Roy Moore, the flailing Alabama candidate for U.S. Senate, has been abandoned by the national Republican Party and most of its leaders.<p>He’s being vastly outspent by his Democratic rival, pummeled on the television airwaves and battered in the state’s newspapers. “Stand for Decency, Reject Roy …

Politics

Republicans push hard on GOP tax plan, but voters just aren't that into it

Republicans are investing enormous amounts of political capital and dollars to pump up support for the GOP tax overhaul in a risky, last-ditch legislative undertaking ahead of next year’s midterm election.<p>President Trump is promoting the bill as a Christmas present for the American people, and a …

Republicans

House Republicans have a little-known plan to raise taxes on teachers by $2 billion

Every year, Brooke Richardson, who teaches English as a second language to mostly low-income Hispanic students in Atlanta, turns to her own pocketbook to help her students. She has lost track of how many pencils, markers, notebooks and glue sticks she buys a year.<p>Then there are the marshmallows and …

Politics

Delivering Real Tax Relief: Meet Steve & Melinda

It’s 8 a.m. on crisp, fall Saturday morning. Steve and Melinda have just pulled into the local sports complex with their two middle-schoolers, Jack …

Republicans

From My Family to Yours, Happy Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving is a time to reflect upon those things for which we are most appreciative—maybe the things we take for granted as we go through our …

Republicans

A report shows the Senate GOP tax bill ultimately raises taxes on 50 percent of people. That’s a problem.

Republicans are losing the public relations battle on their tax-cut bills. While a tax bill cleared the House last week, several Senate Republicans appear skeptical of their chamber's version. And polls show that Americans are much more opposed to the GOP's tax effort than supportive — a fact that …

U.S. Politics

Republicans can either pass a DACA fix and avoid a government shutdown, or not

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Liberal View

President Trump just endorsed Roy Moore, for all intents and purposes

<i>Update: President Trump has now echoed Conway's comments, telling reporters before heading to Florida on Tuesday that “we don’t need a liberal person in there -- a Democrat.” Trump also added multiple times that Moore "denies" or "totally denies" the accusations against him and that “40 years is a</i> …

Politics

GOP at Jonestown: Republicans' embrace of Trump is proving fatal to the conservative movement

The prophet led the faithful into the jungle, where he promised they would find salvation. His self-regard was so great that he deemed even God a …

Republican Party

Myth vs. Fact: the $1,182 Tax Cut

<b>MYTH</b><p><i>The $1,182 tax cut for the typical American household isn't very much.</i><p><b>FACT</b><p>Millions of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck. Almost half the …

Republicans

Why a Firm Believer in Tax Cuts Could Derail the Senate Tax Cut Plan

WASHINGTON — On the eve of the House’s vote to pass a far-reaching $1.5 trillion tax cut, Speaker Paul D. Ryan of Wisconsin placed a hasty phone call to his state’s senior senator, Ron Johnson, in hopes of resolving an unlikely conflict in his own back yard.<p>Mr. Johnson had become the first Senate …

U.S. Congress

For Latino Democrats, fight for ‘dreamers’ underscores tense relationship with John Kelly

Following a campaign in which Donald Trump offended many immigrant communities with his harsh rhetoric and promise of a crackdown along the border with Mexico, members of the Congressional Hispanic Caucus hoped John F. Kelly would be an administration official with whom they could have a good …

U.S. Politics

Meet Paul Ryan’s ‘Cindy,’ a single mom who he says gets $700 from the tax bill

<i>“Meet Cindy: a single mom, making $30,000 per year, who hopes to one day get beyond living paycheck to paycheck. With a $700 increase in her tax refund each year under our tax bill, Cindy can start saving for her future.”</i> <b><br>— House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.), in a tweet, Nov. 17, 2017</b><p>Many readers …

U.S. Politics

Republicans vote for tax cuts for the rich, slash Medicare by $25 billion

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Liberal View

The House majority is slipping away from Republicans

Cook Political Reports tells us:<p>If it wasn’t already clear, last Tuesday’s election results confirmed a political atmosphere that would seriously endanger the House GOP’s majority in 2018. In Virginia, turnout was up 20 percent over 2013 in localities won by Hillary Clinton, compared to 13 percent …

Opinion

Myth vs. Fact: Homeowner Deductions

MYTH<p><i>This plan gets rid of deductions for homeowners.</i><p>FACT<p>For current mortgage borrowers, <b>absolutely nothing is changing with your mortgage-interest</b> …

Republicans

DACA negotiations slow as Trump demands more than Democrats will give

Bipartisan negotiations over protecting so-called Dreamers from deportation have stalled over demands from President Trump and Republican lawmakers that any new law also include tougher measures on legal and illegal immigration.<p>The legislative impasse persists more than two months after Trump …

Immigration

Days of Shrugging Off Sexual Misconduct at the Capitol May Be Over

WASHINGTON — Capitol Hill has long been an insular boys’ club known for tales of unwanted sexual approaches, wandering hands at crowded receptions and young women cornered in elevators. But the days when such actions are dismissed out of hand and escape scrutiny may be coming to an end.<p>The quick …

Kirsten Gillibrand

Sorry. There’s no equivalence between Republicans and Democrats on sexual harassment.

When radio host Leeann Tweeden accused Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) yesterday of kissing her against her will when they were on a 2006 USO tour together, many Republicans were no doubt pleased, just as Democrats have been gleeful about the headache Roy Moore is causing the GOP. That’s what happens in …

Opinion

Republicans Pass Tax Bill In the House

“The House passed its version of the Republican tax overhaul Thursday, notching a key win for President Trump and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-WI). …

Politics

Statement on Tax Relief for Puerto Rico

<b>WASHINGTON—</b>House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González-Colón released the following statement following passage of …

Caribbean

Why sexual harassment training doesn’t stop harassment

Shannon Rawski first got the idea for her dissertation after listening to her former colleagues — business school professors who study human resources and recognize sexual harassment as a problem — complain about having to attend, well, sexual harassment training.<p>“My university announced they …

News (U.S.)

Statement on President's Disaster Funding Request

<b>WASHINGTON</b>—House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) released the following statement after Congress received the president’s additional request for …

Republicans

GOP Tax Plan Takes a Big Step, but an Even Bigger One Remains

The fight over the Republicans’ tax revamp shifts to the U.S. Senate, where lawmakers will consider a much different bill that changes Obamacare too.<p><b>TOP STORIES</b><p><b>The GOP Tax Plan Takes a Big Step, but an Even Bigger One Remains</b><p>House Republicans have approved a tax overhaul bill, with most of …

Leeann Tweeden

Photos of the Day: Trump Arrives at House Before Tax Vote

Thursday, Nov. 16 in photos<p>The House is will vote Thursday on a GOP plan to overhaul the tax system. Before the vote, President Donald Trump was at …

Politics

House and Senate Panel Pass Tax Bill in Major Step Toward Overhaul

WASHINGTON — With 227 Republican votes, the House passed the most sweeping tax overhaul in three decades on Thursday, taking a significant leap forward as lawmakers seek to enact $1.5 trillion in tax cuts for businesses and individuals and deliver the first major legislative achievement of …

Politics

First, Republicans want tax cuts. Next, they’ll try gutting Medicare and Social Security.

President Trump and congressional Republicans want Americans to think that their proposed tax legislation is all about increasing economic growth.<p>That’s their stated goal. But the stealth goal of GOP tax cuts is to start down the path toward gutting the New Deal and the Great Society — and if tax …

Donald Trump

Vulnerable Republicans in Political Catch-22 on Tax Overhaul

Democrats will attack them for the GOP tax plan even if they vote against it<p>It’s decision time on the ultimatum Republican leaders have been issuing …

News

The House just passed its big tax bill. Here’s what is in it.

President Trump and GOP House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (Wis.) won a major victory as the House passed the tax bill Thursday, the central piece of the Republican plan to boost the U.S. economy. No Democrats voted for the bill. Ryan could lose 22 GOP votes, but in the end, he only lost 13.The legislation …

Republicans