On Wednesday afternoon, House Republicans voted to nominate Rep. Paul Ryan to be the next Speaker of the House. The vote was reportedly divvied up between Ryan and Rep. Daniel Webster, who received 200 and 43 votes respectively. Rep. Marsha Blackburn and Rep. Kevin McCarthy both received one vote. »
Paul Ryan is willing to run for Speaker of the House... under some conditions. For instance, a workplace that allows him quality time with his family, the kind of workplace he doesn’t support for the rest of America. The Daily Show’s Jessica Williams outlined some additional riders that he might attach to his… »
In 1982, Van Halen created one of the greatest rock trivia facts of all time when they demanded in their tour rider that all brown M&M’s be removed from their dressing room munchies as a precondition for performing. Thirty-three years later, Wisconsin Rep Paul Ryan created a similarly ornate rider as a prerequisite… »
Last night, Paul Ryan announced that he’d run for Speaker of the House if his Republican colleagues met a list of demands. Among them: insisting that time Ryan spends with his family not be sacrificed. »
Rep. Paul Ryan, the ostensible frontrunner to replace John Boehner as Speaker of the House, announced tonight that he’ll run for the position on Friday, but only if he’s assured enough votes to win.
Apparently, conservative activists have decided that Paul Ryan, of all people, just isn’t conservative enough for the position of Speaker of the House of Representatives. Looking for a little context on why? The Daily Show explains that he got “Playboy’d.” »
When Rep. Kevin McCarthy surprise announced that he would no longer seek to be Speaker of the House, Washington D.C. was rattled by a heaving sob made up of hundreds of little GOP congressmen running into their offices, slamming the door, huddling under their desks, and just letting their emotions go. »