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Paul Ryan Won’t Run In 2016

Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan is sitting this one out. Either he made that decision on his own, or he got word that Mitt Romney is running, a scenario in which Ryan said he’d abstain. “I have decided that I am not going to run for president in 2016,” Ryan said in a phone interview, noting […]

Suddenly, Rep. Paul Ryan claims he’s not that into Ayn Rand, even though we know that he is. Ryan once proudly told the Weekly Standard, “I give out ‘Atlas Shrugged’ as Christmas presents, and I make all my interns read it.” But never mind all that. He’s now distancing himself from the godawful author’s ideology, […]

Former Vice Presidential candidate, Congressman Paul Ryan, says he won’t toss his hat in the ring if Mitt Romney goes for it again. “I wouldn’t if he were. I would support Mitt. If he were to run, I would not,” Ryan said Tuesday. “But I don’t even know if I’m going to either myself. That’s […]

Do Regulations Hurt The Poor?

Paul Ryan thinks so.  In my latest column for The Hill, I evaluate his legislation: Once benefits are included in a distributional analysis, and we recognize that most of the rules that would be deemed regressive also fail a more general benefit-cost test already in place, the number of regulations likely to be affected by […]

At a book signing event in Florida on Saturday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) was approached by a group of Dreamers over his vote against Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, also known as DACA. “A couple weeks ago you voted for defunding DACA,” one Dreamer asked Ryan while he was signing his book “The Way Forward.” […]

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan came on radio with me Friday night to talk about his new book, the kind of book, I said, one writes when you’re running for president. COLMES: This sounds like the kind of book you write just before you announce for President…I’d like to give you the opportunity […]

While Congressman Paul Ryan admits to considering a presidential bid, he also says he would love to see Mitt Romney run again. Wouldn’t we all like to see Mitt get beaten again? Paul Ryan could fake washing dishes again and Mitt could fake being one of us little people. And Rafalca could be their campaign […]

Nate Silver and Ezra Klein, two of the left’s smartest smart guys, are saying usefully dumb stuff these days. Their down-the-middle “credibility” grab is understandable, but why is the rest of the Left so afraid to call them out? Both of these Guardians of the Wonk Universe occupy varying  degrees of heroic space among liberals, but what […]

Earlier today House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R. Wis) noted that he would consider running for president, you know, after talking to his wife, 2014 elections, etc.  And then he said this: I see [impeachment] as sort of a ridiculous gambit by the president and his political team to try and change the narrative, […]

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) says he’ll consider a presidential run after the 2014 elections, although he claims he hasn’t given it much fault. We totally believe him. Ryan said he will discuss it with his wife after the Nov. 4 midterm elections. Talking Points Memo reports: “I’ve consciously decided not to think about my personal […]

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