House passes $1.1 trillion spending bill; Paul Ryan lauds measure as bipartisan

May 5, 2017 in News

WASHINGTON — The House easily passed a $1.1 trillion government wide spending bill on Wednesday, awarding wins to both Democrats and Republicans while putting off until later this year fights […]

Paul Ryan, other GOP leaders say health care plan must change; vote likely delayed

March 17, 2017 in Health

WASHINGTON — Their health care overhaul in peril from all sides, the White House and top House Republicans acknowledged Wednesday they would make changes to the legislation in hopes of […]

Paul Ryan: Trump made ‘textbook definition of a racist comment’

June 8, 2016 in News

WASHINGTON, D.C.(AP)  — House Speaker Paul Ryan said Tuesday that Donald Trump made the “textbook definition of a racist comment” in saying an American-born judge isn’t qualified to preside over […]

Paul Ryan not ready to back Donald Trump as Republican nominee

May 6, 2016 in News

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Speaker Paul Ryan is refusing to support Donald Trump as the Republican nominee for president, insisting Thursday that the businessman must do more to unify the […]

GOP leaders: No place for bigotry in the Republican Party

March 2, 2016 in News

WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — The two top Republican leaders in Congress denounced Donald Trump on Tuesday for his slow-moving disavowal of former Ku Klux Klan leader David Duke. Senate Majority […]

Vice Presidential Debate: Who Got Their Facts Straight?

October 12, 2012 in News, Statewide News, Top Stories

Vice President Joe Biden has mangled a heaping helping of facts over the years. Despite being newer to presidential-campaign politics, Republican Paul Ryan has already earned something of a reputation for taking flying leaps past reality.

How’d they do Thursday night?

Republican National Convention is in full-throated roar

August 31, 2012 in News, Top Stories

TAMPA, Fla. — With the Republican National Convention at last in full-throated roar, nominee Mitt Romney and his team are reaching out in all directions to connect with key voting groups including veterans, Hispanics and women while gleefully mocking the man he is out to defeat in November.

Black journalists protest debate exclusion

August 22, 2012 in News, Top Stories

A group of black journalists says it is disappointed in the lack of ethnic diversity among the people chosen to moderate presidential debates.

The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) said Friday that the Commission on Presidential Debates needed to stop treating black reporters and other minority journalists as if they were unqualified, invisible or both.