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Paul Ryan Extreme Positions On Issues
Ryan with President Obama during a bipartisan meeting on health insurance reform in 2010By: Pete Souza
Aaron Schock didn't see his Congressional career ending like this. To be fair, no Representative envisions resigning in disgrace amid a mountain of scandals they just can't dig out of, but this is especially so for the young gun from Illinois 18th District who had delusions of grandeur for as long as I can remember.
The Republican Leadership in Congress needs an intervention. There's just no other way to put it. How can a party who proclaims they want to open up their tent and be more welcoming to people who aren't old, white men not foresee the terrible optics of ignoring the 50th Anniversary of one of the worst racial injustices in modern history? I get it.
Who exactly is in charge of American foreign policy? President Obama or Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu? Any middle-school aged student would easily be able to answer this, but the Republican Congress seems to think differently.
For the 2014 midterm elections, the GOP has some truly scary candidates with extreme views on women's rights, the climate, and how our government should function. Some of them proudly tout their extreme beliefs while others hide behind them, but all of them would take us a step backward should they be elected.
Colorado has a choice to make in 2014.
Of all the Senate Democrats up for reelection in 2014, Louisiana Senator Mary Landrieu may have one of the toughest hurdles to overcome if she is going to claim victor this November.
Laws that have broad bi-partisan support come few and far between, but the GI Bill that was passed in 1944 is one of those few bills that will bring together both the most ardently conservative and die hard liberal because it was a law designed to thank those who made the ultimate sacrifice in serving our country.
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At a Republican rally in Wisconsin, House Speaker Paul Ryan was heckled by Donald Trump supporters. Ryan responded by saying, "there is a bit of an elephant in the room, and it is a bit of a troubling situation." Ryan was referencing to his comments about Donald Trump's leaked video tape, when Ryan said he was 'sickened' by Donald Trump's remarks about women.
Representative Ryan relayed a story told to him by Wisconsin Department of Children and Families Secretary Eloise Anderson about a boy who received free lunch at school that gladly chose a bagged lunch over a free school lunch meal in an attempt to portray Democrats as offering children "full stomach and an empty soul." While the story received a hearty applause from his audience, it seems to have mirrored a story written in the book "An Invisible Thread." Once informed of this error, Ryan wrote on his Facebook page to apologize for "failing to verify the original source of the story."
Newt Gingrich publicly opposes Paul Ryan's budget proposal and take on reforming Medicare. He then flip flops on the issue when a majority of Republicans lash out at him.
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