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U.S. attorney general cites Bible to defend family separations

Jun 15, 2018 - 7:55 PM

President Donald Trump's administration backs separating immigrant children from their parents, but some Republican lawmakers are growing uneasy about such border security rules implemented to deter other migrants

INHUMAN. A Mission Police Dept. officer (left), and a U.S. Border Patrol agent watch over a group of Central American asylum seekers before taking them into custody on June 12, 2018 near McAllen, Texas. Photo by John Moore/Getty Images/AFP

Top Republican Ryan says Trump shouldn't pardon himself

Jun 07, 2018 - 11:38 AM

Asked by a reporter Wednesday if President Donald Trump has the power to pardon himself, House Speaker Paul Ryan answers, 'Obviously the answer is he shouldn't, and no one is above the law.'

TRUMP VISITS CONGRESS. In this file photo, then President-elect Donald Trump and his wife Melania Trump (L) meet with House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-WI) at The Capitol Building on November 10, 2016 in Washington, D.C. United States. File photo by Zach Gibson/Getty Images/AFP

U.S. lawmakers clinch spending deal to avert gov't shutdown

Mar 22, 2018 - 8:46 AM

House Speaker Paul Ryan hails the $1.3 trillion spending bill as marking 'the beginning of a new era for the United States military,' while minority leader Chuck Schumer says it will fulfill Democratic priorities

US CONGRESS. This file photo dated December 18, 2011 shows the US Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

France's Macron invited to address U.S. Congress in April

Mar 21, 2018 - 11:36 PM

'This is a special opportunity to build on the historic relationship between our countries, and to reaffirm our commitment to defeating terror both domestically and around the world,' Speaker Paul Ryan says

EMMANUEL MACRON. France's President Emmanuel Macron and Germany's Chancellor give a joint press conference at the end of a European Union summit in Brussels on December 15, 2017.  File photo by Ludovic Marin/AFP

Congress eyes temporary budget as U.S. shutdown deadline looms

Jan 13, 2018 - 12:04 PM

House Speaker Paul Ryan says he does not believe lawmakers will allow federal operations to stop

TEMPORARY BUDGET? This file photo dated December 18, 2011 shows the US Capitol in Washington, DC. File photo by Karen Bleier/AFP

U.S. Congress honors Filipino veterans of World War II

Oct 29, 2017 - 12:49 AM

US Congress awards the Congressional Gold Medal to more than 250,000 Filipino veterans in recognition of their service and sacrifice during World War II

RECOGNITION. U.S. Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan shakes hands with Dean Delen, a Filipino veteran representing guerrilla units, as Frank Francone (an American veteran representing the Philippine Scouts), Secretary of Veterans Affairs David Shulkin, other congressional leaders, and Alicia Benitez (next to kin of a Filipino veteran) look on during a Congressional Gold Medal presentation ceremony on October 25, 2017. Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Trump and Republicans roll out U.S. tax reform plan

Sep 28, 2017 - 7:25 AM

Trump dismisses the existing tax code as a 'relic' that impedes economic expansion, and calls the Republican plan 'the largest tax cut, essentially, in the history of our country'

TAX TALK. U.S. Senate Majority Leader Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY) speaks as Speaker of the House Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and other congressional Republicans listen during a press event on tax reform September 27, 2017 at the Capitol in Washington, DC. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

Trump accused of divulging top secret intelligence to Russians

May 16, 2017 - 9:17 AM

UPDATED National Security Advisor HR McMaster denies the president revealed intelligence sources or methods but acknowledged Trump and Lavrov reviewed a range of common threats to our two countries including threats to civil aviation

UNDER FIRE. US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. File photo by Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump savors win as House passes Obamacare repeal

May 04, 2017 - 11:39 PM

UPDATED House Speaker Paul Ryan: A lot of us have been waiting 7 years to cast this vote to kill off Obamacare

THE US HEALTHCARE VOTE. An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. File photo by Rhona Wise/AFP

Trump, after stinging defeat, promises a 'great' health plan

Mar 26, 2017 - 12:09 AM

UPDATED The US President says Obamacare – which survived an attempt to have it repealed – will explode and is not sustainable

PRESIDENT TRUMP. In this file photo, US President Donald Trump speaks at the Major Cities Chiefs Association and Major County Sheriff's Association Winter Meeting in Washington, DC, on February 8, 2017. Saul Loeb/AFP

14M more uninsured in 2018 under Republican plan – US budget office

Mar 14, 2017 - 7:24 AM

By 2026 that number will shoot up to 24 million the Congressional Budget Office projects in perhaps the most alarming revelation in its highly anticipated report

GONE SOON? An Obamacare logo is shown on the door of the UniVista Insurance agency in Miami, Florida on January 10, 2017. Rhona Wise/AFP

McCain challenges Trump to prove wiretapping claim

Mar 13, 2017 - 8:18 AM

The president has one of two choices either retract or to provide the information that the American people deserve

US President Donald Trump speaks on the phone with Australia's Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull from the Oval Office of the White House on January 28, 2017, in Washington, DC. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Signs of infighting as Trump weighs key posts

Nov 16, 2016 - 11:05 AM

The high stakes process of filling more than a dozen cabinet posts has been tumultuous by many accounts

US President-elect Donald Trump walks with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R) at the Capitol in Washington, DC, on November 10, 2016. Yuri Gripas/AFP

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Oct 12, 2016 - 1:19 PM

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Trump lashes out at 'disloyal' Republicans

Oct 12, 2016 - 12:54 AM

UPDATED Declaring himself unchained from party strictures the bombastic real estate mogul publicly berates party big wig Paul Ryan as a weak and ineffective leader

US Democratic Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R) and Republican Presidential nominee Donald Trump participate in a town hall debate at Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri, on October 9, 2016. / AFP PHOTO / POOL / SAUL LOEB

Paul Ryan won't 'defend' Trump, as Clinton poll lead grows

Oct 11, 2016 - 9:11 AM

US House Speaker Paul Ryan tells fellow Republican lawmakers that he could no longer defend Trump and that the priority now is maintaining the party s control of Congress

NOT WITH TRUMP ANYMORE. This file photo taken on October 8, 2016 shows House Speaker Paul Ryan speaking during the 1st Congressional District Republican Party of Wisconsin Fall Fest at the Walworth County Fairgrounds in Elkhorn, Wisconsin. Mandel Ngan/AFP

Trump won't quit race despite 'grope' controversy

Oct 09, 2016 - 1:00 AM

UPDATED Donald Trump s lewd videotaped remarks about women throws his White House campaign and the Republican Party in crisis

UNDER FIRE. Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, shown here at a campaign rally on December 21, 2015 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, is facing backlash over his lewd remarks about women. Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images/AFP

Trump, seeking to end Republican row, backs House speaker

Aug 06, 2016 - 10:07 AM

Trump also throws his support behind Senator John McCain of Arizona and Senator Kelly Ayotte of New Hampshire both facing tough re election fights

US House Speaker Paul Ryan and Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump. Photos from AFP

Republicans mull Clinton amid repeated Trump stumbles

Aug 04, 2016 - 8:35 AM

It is unclear whether the trickle of defections to Clinton s camp will become a flood after a series of bad stumbles by Trump

In this photo, Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton looks on during a campaign rally with democratic vice presidential nominee U.S. Sen Tim Kaine (D-VA) at East High School on July 30, 2016 in Youngstown, Pennsylvania.  Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/AFP

US lawmakers pass Puerto Rico debt bill

Jun 10, 2016 - 6:06 PM

The measure which passed the House 297 127 on Thursday June 9 now heads to the Senate

FOR PUERTO RICO. A man carries a Puerto Rican flag during a protest near the offices of hedge fund manager John Paulson, in New York, New York, USA, August 13, 2015. File photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Trump, Republican leaders aim to make peace in Washington

May 12, 2016 - 3:01 PM

Trump and the Republican establishment aim to put differences aside ahead of what is expected to be a brutal campaign battle against Clinton

PAUL RYAN. Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan prepares to speak to the media about his upcoming meeting with the Republican Party's presumptive presidential nominee Donald Trump, in the US Capitol in Washington, DC, USA, May 11, 2016. Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

US House Speaker deals major blow to Trump unity efforts

May 06, 2016 - 6:48 AM

Speaker Paul Ryan on Trump: He s got some work to do

A file photo dated April 28, 2016 shows Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan speaking to the media at his weekly press conference in Washington, DC, USA. Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA

Obama to America: Embrace 'extraordinary' change

Jan 13, 2016 - 8:23 AM

UPDATED Tuesday s primetime address is perhaps Obama s last big opportunity to sway a national audience and frame the 2016 election race

VALEDICTORY. US Vice President Joe Biden (L, back) and Speaker Paul Ryan of Wisconsin (R, back) applaud President Barack Obama (C, front) during the State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, January 12, 2016. Evan Vucci/Pool/EPA

Tearful Obama pleads for 'urgency' on gun control

Jan 06, 2016 - 2:50 AM

We know we can t stop every act of violence every act of evil in the world But maybe we could try to stop one act of evil one act of violence

GUN CONTROL. US President Barack Obama gets emotional as he delivers a statement on executive actions to reduce gun violence on January 5, 2016 at the White House in Washington, DC. AFP PHOTO/JIM WATSON

House votes to suspend US refugee program after Paris attacks

Nov 20, 2015 - 10:25 PM

If our law enforcement and our intelligence community cannot verify that each and every person is not a security threat then they shouldn t be allowed in says House Speaker Paul Ryan

US lowers flags to half-staff in honor of Paris victims

Nov 16, 2015 - 11:41 AM

President Barack Obama makes the order on Sunday November 15 two days after bombings and shootings kill at least 129 people in a wave of attacks in the French capital claimed by the Islamic State extremist group

US Speaker Ryan won't work with Obama on immigration

Nov 02, 2015 - 7:45 AM

Ryan: You cannot trust this president on this issue

The new Speaker of the House, Paul Ryan, delivers remarks following the election of a new Speaker in the House chamber on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, October 29, 2015. Michael Reynolds/EPA

Republican Paul Ryan elected US Speaker of the House

Oct 29, 2015 - 10:55 PM

The nine term congressman from Wisconsin who replaces John Boehner earns a majority of votes in the 435 member chamber

NEW SPEAKER. Republican Speaker of the House from Wisconsin Paul Ryan (C) walks to a Republican conference meeting on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC, USA, October 28, 2015. Photo by Michael Reynolds/EPA

7 ships still stranded in Yolanda areas a year later

Nov 05, 2014 - 7:06 PM

Families in Tacloban City and Guiuan town have built shanties around the commercial vessels demanding compensation from companies that need to remove their ships

REMEMBERING THE DEAD. Catholic priests hold Mass for those who died during the onslaught of typhoon Yolanda in Tacloban City’s Anibong district. Photo by Roy Lagarde/Rappler

Budget rift pushes Washington to the brink

Oct 16, 2013 - 1:45 AM

Washington s risky game of political brinkmanship neared crisis point with no deal yet nailed down to avoid a catastrophic US debt default just 36 hours before a crucial deadline

NOT OPEN FOR BUSINESS. The United States federal government went into a partial shutdown October 1, 2013, after Congress failed to pass a budget bill. In this photo, a stop sign is seen next to the US Congress building in Washington DC, September 30, 2013. AFP/Mladen Antonov

White House, Republicans bicker, shutdown drags on

Oct 10, 2013 - 10:46 AM

Washington is lurching ever closer to an October 17 deadline to raise the US government s statutory borrowing limit

NOT OPEN FOR BUSINESS. The United States federal government went into a partial shutdown October 1, 2013, after Congress failed to pass a budget bill. In this photo, a stop sign is seen next to the US Congress building in Washington DC, September 30, 2013. AFP/Mladen Antonov

Obama, Romney fight toward finish line

Nov 04, 2012 - 9:05 AM

UPDATED Days before voters choose Obama and Romney chased one another through a handful of states that will decide Tuesday s too close to call election

FACE-OFF. US Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney and US President Barack Obama slug it out for votes in one of the "swing" states, Ohio. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (L) / Jewel Samad (R)

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Oct 12, 2012 - 8:50 PM

Former president Arroyo is rushed to the intensive care unit because of a heart problem | Singapore’s economy shrinks in the third quarter but avoids a recession | United States Vice President Biden clashes with Republican rival Ryan in the vice presidential debate

Passionate Biden targets earnest Ryan in fiery VP debate

Oct 12, 2012 - 12:32 PM

Vice President Biden and Ryan nearly 30 years his junior clashed sharply on Iran Libya Afghanistan and top domestic issues including health care abortion and tax on a combustive evening in Kentucky

VP CANDIDATES FACE OFF. Vice President Joe Biden (L) and Republican vice presidential candidate U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) (R) participate in the vice presidential debate as moderator Martha Raddatz looks on at Centre College October 11, 2012 in Danville, Kentucky. This is the second of four debates during the presidential election season and the only debate between the vice presidential candidates before the closely-contested election November 6. Win McNamee/Getty Images/AFP

VIDEO: The 2012 US Vice Presidential debate

Oct 12, 2012 - 9:52 AM

Joe Biden rained rhetorical punches on Republican Paul Ryan Thursday October 11 Friday October 12 in Manila in a fiery vice presidential debate

Running mates set to clash in US VP debate

Oct 12, 2012 - 12:07 AM

The US vice presidential candidates face each other in debate after Obama s lackluster performance against Romney

VP hopefuls center stage as US race tightens

Oct 10, 2012 - 4:04 PM

Thursday night s October 11; Friday morning October 12 in Manila duel brings the Democrats veteran populist bruiser Vice President Joe Biden head to head with Congressman Paul Ryan a youthful fiscal policy wonk

BIDEN VS. RYAN. US Vice President Joe Biden in Boca Raton, Florida, September 28, 2012; (Right) Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012. (Biden photo by Joe Raedle/Getty/AFP; Ryan photo by Brendan Smialowski/AFP)

Romney surges as White House race narrows

Oct 10, 2012 - 8:06 AM

Republican Mitt Romney surged into the lead in national opinion polls of the White House race on Tuesday October 9 his reward for beating President Barack Obama in last week s first head to head debate

MITT'S FOREIGN POLICY. US Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers a foreign policy speech at the Virginia Military Institute in Lexington, Virginia, on October 8, 2012. Romney called for a change of course in America's Middle East policy, accusing President Barack Obama of sitting on the sidelines in the face of a "profound upheaval" across the region. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON

Obama team steps up attacks on 'dishonest' Romney

Oct 08, 2012 - 8:44 AM

US President Barack Obama s campaign intensified attacks Sunday October 7 on Mitt Romney s honesty as it tried to halt the Republican challenger s momentum after a strong first debate performance

US President Barack Obama in a campaign event in Fairfax, Virginia, October 5, 2012. Photograph by Scout Tufankjian for Obama for America

Obama, Romney gear up for first debate

Oct 03, 2012 - 3:05 PM

US President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney at last stand face to face Wednesday Thursday in Manila to duel for the White House in the first of a trio of debates

Courtesy of the University of Denver.

Biden gaffe on eve of US presidential debate

Oct 03, 2012 - 7:27 AM

How they can justify raising taxes on the middle class that s been buried in the last four years Biden addressing supporters in North Carolina said in reference to the period he and Obama have been leading the nation

Paul Ryan admits Romney pre-debate 'missteps'

Oct 01, 2012 - 10:19 AM

Paul Ryan acknowledged missteps Sunday September 30 in the Republican presidential campaign as the party struggled to stay on message regarding expectations for Mitt Romney s upcoming debate performance

RYAN IN VIRGINIA. Republican vice presidential candidate, U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), speaks during a campaign rally at Christopher Newport University September 18, 2012 in Newport News, Virginia. Alex Wong/Getty Images/AFP

No escape from domestic politics for Clinton in Asia

Sep 03, 2012 - 11:36 AM

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton is missing the Democratic Party convention to build ties in Asia as the US relationship with China increasingly encroaches on politics back home

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton waves at the Pacific Islands Forum in the Cook Islands, August 31, 2012. State Department photo by Ola Thorsen/ Public Domain

VP pick Ryan fires up Republican convention

Aug 30, 2012 - 10:58 AM

UPDATED Paul Ryan energized Mitt Romney s White House bid Wednesday August 29 Thursday August 30 in Manila with a scathing take down of Barack Obama s economic record

Rep. Paul Ryan speaks at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, August 29, 2012. Framegrab from the official GOP Convention livestream.

Storm delays start of Republican convention

Aug 26, 2012 - 9:14 AM

Republican Party officials delayed the full start of their national convention until Tuesday August 28 due to the foul weather expected as Tropical Storm Isaac barrels toward the Florida coast

ALL SET -- BUT... The stage for the US Republican National Convention 2012, presented to media August 20, 2012. Photo courtesy of the Republican National Committee.

Choice words thrust abortion into US election debate

Aug 23, 2012 - 10:16 AM

Republicans found themselves in a political quagmire with President Barack Obama s allies casting them as out of step on women s rights

White House rivals President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney condemned Monday, August 20, a Republican lawmaker's shock claim that women can prevent pregnancy during rape

Lawmaker's 'rape' gaffe pushes abortion into US race

Aug 21, 2012 - 3:41 PM

White House rivals President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney condemned Monday August 20 a Republican lawmaker s shock claim that women can prevent pregnancy during rape

White House rivals President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney condemned Monday, August 20, a Republican lawmaker's shock claim that women can prevent pregnancy during rape

For his looks, Paul Ryan gets bipartisan approval

Aug 21, 2012 - 7:16 AM

Just because he is hot will the Republican VP pick get the vote?

HOT OR NOT? REPUBLICAN VP candidate Paul Ryan. Screen grab from YouTube (RepPaulRyan)

Romney VP pick Ryan releases 2010, 2011 tax returns

Aug 18, 2012 - 9:26 AM

The policy of releasing two years of tax data dovetails with Romney whose refusal to release pre 2010 returns has been repeatedly criticized by Democrats as he tries to unseat President Barack Obama in November s election

Obama, Romney tilt at windmills, wage coal wars

Aug 15, 2012 - 8:12 AM

A feud over past and future energy fueled increasing bitterness in the fight between President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney on Tuesday

US President Barack Obama in Denver, Colorado, August 8, 2012. Photo by Scout Tufankjian for Obama for America.