Associated Press Published 6:51 PM EDT Jul 12, 2019 Washington – What’s so stunning about former House Speaker Paul Ryan’s new admissions regarding President Donald Trump is that his story is now so ordinary. Ryan decided to leave Washington, as relayed in a new book, “American Carnage,” by Tim Alberta, rather than endure two more years of the Trump presidency. The disclosures portray the once rising GOP star as deeply conflicted in the age of Trump, saying one thing in public but thinking another in private, as he tried – and ultimately failed – to serve alongside the president. “I’m telling you, he didn’t know anything about government,” Ryan says in the book. “I wanted to scold him all the time. What I learned as I went on, to scratch that itch, I had to do it in private. So, I did it in private all the time. And he actually ended up kind of appreciating it.” Ryan’s story is remarkable, but not … [Read more...] about Paul Ryan’s public support of Trump masked GOP struggle
Updated 2:32 am PDT, Friday, July 12, 2019 FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, then Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., listens to President Donald Trump speak during a meeting with Republican lawmakers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. Trump unloaded an angry late-night tweetstorm on Ryan, calling Ryan a “lame duck failure” who “had the Majority and blew it away.” Ryan is very critical of Trump in the book “American Carnage” by Tim Alberta of Politico, which had excerpts in various publications this week. Alberta wrote the former speaker could not stand the idea of another two years with the president and saw retirement as the "escape hatch." less FILE - In this Sept. 5, 2018, file photo, then Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., listens to President Donald Trump speak during a meeting with Republican lawmakers in the Roosevelt Room of the White ... more … [Read more...] about Trump unloads on Paul Ryan after ‘American Carnage’ excerpts
Gerry Smith Bloomberg Published 10:14 AM EDT Mar 19, 2019 Former House Speaker Paul Ryan has joined the board of Fox Corp., the media company that begins its new life Tuesday after Rupert Murdoch sold much of his empire to Walt Disney Co. last year. The former Republican congressman decided not to seek re-election after serving as House speaker since 2015. In that role, he was interviewed often on Fox News, the cable news channel that will be a key asset in the slimmed-down version of the new company. The new Fox will be led by Murdoch’s elder son, Lachlan, and will focus largely on sports and news – two forms of programming that have held up well in the ratings despite fewer people watching television. Tuesday is its first day as a standalone publicly traded company, and the Disney deal officially closes around midnight. Other new Fox board members include Chase Carey, the chairman of Formula 1, who had been a longtime lieutenant in the Murdoch empire starting in … [Read more...] about Former Speaker Paul Ryan joins board of Murdoch’s new Fox Corp.
Alan Fram, Associated Press Updated 9:46 pm PST, Tuesday, December 18, 2018 FILE - IN this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., listens during a reception to unveil his portrait on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan is bemoaning America’s “broken politics” in a farewell speech in which he calls Washington’s failure to overhaul costly federal benefit programs “our greatest unfinished business.” less FILE - IN this Nov. 29, 2018, file photo, House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., listens during a reception to unveil his portrait on Capitol Hill in Washington. Ryan is bemoaning America’s “broken politics” in ... more Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Photo: Susan Walsh, AP Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 FILE - IN … [Read more...] about In farewell, Ryan sees solutions if ‘politics will allow it’
The Associated Press MADISON, WIS. — Outgoing House Speaker Paul Ryan on Thursday named immigration and the national debt as his two biggest regrets as he prepares to leave office after 20 years in Congress, saying he has no immediate plans to return to public office.The Republican lawmaker from Wisconsin, and 2012 vice presidential nominee, sat for an interview with The Washington Post as he prepares to step down. Ryan was to deliver one of his final floor speeches later Thursday to thank Wisconsin, where he won election in 1998 at age 28. In a break with the GOP-controlled Senate, Ryan said he opposes a resolution passed there calling for an end to U.S. involvement in the Yemen war, led by Saudi Arabia. Congress has been debating how to punish Saudi Arabia for its role in the killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi.Ryan said the Yemen resolution "isn't the way to go," and instead he favored invoking the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act, which … [Read more...] about Paul Ryan lists immigration, debt as biggest regrets