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Paul Ryan is the current U.S. Representative for Wisconsin's 1st District and the 54th Speaker of the United States House of Representatives. Ryan has been a member of the House since 1999.

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We're in the heat of prediction season, and the Brewers are looking good this year! Read more

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With a Democratic majority in the House, it is time to examine and reform how Social Security is funded. Read more

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It had to be one of the strangest surrenders in a hostage negotiation ever broadcast nationwide on live television, but then Donald Trump is one of the strangest presidents this nation has ever had. Read more

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Paul Ryan attempted to build up a falsely positive image of himself as a deficit slayer, but reality is far grittier. Read more

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With House Speaker Paul Ryan retiring, the First Congressional District has a timely opportunity to reject the divisive, hate-fueled politics of the Republican majority in both Congress and the White House. Read more

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Despite the Republican fear-mongering tactics, protests are as American as apple pie, and a basic tenet of democracy. Read more

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Paul Ryan’s sanctimonious public pronouncements rarely bear any resemblance to what he and his fellow Republicans are actually doing. Read more

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Paul Masterson examines the field of Republican candidates for Paul Ryan’s soon-to-be-vacated congressional seat, and Democratic seats for the office of Wisconsin governor. Read more

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We once thought nothing could be more frightening than Donald Trump threatening to rain down the “fire and fury” of America’s nuclear arsenal upon other nations, but the economic destruction being inflicted on American companies and their workers ... Read more

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President Donald Trump broke ground on Foxconn’s new manufacturing campus in Mount Pleasant Thursday. Simultaneously, protesters called for transparency and honesty concerning the state’s and village’s handling of the $10 billion factory. Read more

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Despite the evident fall of rightwing zealot Steve Bannon, Wisconsin still has two Republican candidates who were sleazy enough to receive Bannon’s personal endorsement: Kevin Nicholson—a candidate for the Republican nomination to oppose ... Read more

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In politics, it’s easier to sell something that attracts lots of people than something few people want; this sums up the problems facing Democrats trying to find the right candidate to challenge Republican Gov. Scott Walker. Read more

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April brought new hope for Wisconsin politics, including the election of Rebecca Dallet to the Wisconsin Supreme Court and the retirement of House Speaker Paul Ryan. Read more

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Is Paul Ryan’s political career really over? Who knows; he’s lied to us about everything else. After separating himself from the disastrous Trump presidency, yet another fraudulent version of Paul Ryan could emerge in the future to lead ... Read more

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Ryan was the consummate reverse Robin Hood. Read more

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The only way to protect life-altering government programs like Social Security, Medicare, Medicaid and Obamacare from continuing reductions—and ultimate elimination—is to make sure far fewer Republicans ever achieve positions of power in government. Read more

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Who’s more un-American: Russian agents seeks to subvert American democratic institutions or Republican Americans whose actions, pretty much, show that they seek to accomplish the same thing? Read more

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Questions about Paul Ryan’s “soul” as a decent sort of conservative appear to have been settled: His elated grins and whoops of glee as the House passed Trumpcare and the GOP Tax Scam answered that. Read more

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When President Trump embarrasses every decent person in America by spewing vile, obscene, racist insults denigrating people of color throughout the world, our political system can no longer simply choose up sides based on political party. Read more

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Polls have shown that more than 80% of the American people support continued protections for the Dreamers (and DACA), but answering poll questions is easier than taking action; now is the time to move from sympathy to support. Read more

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