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Larry Craig: A Case for Donald Trump, Part 2

Larry Craig says our elected officials seem to have forgotten the purpose of government in our country.  One thing that it is not for is for the government to do something and then tell the American people to like it.  Our government officials and elected representatives need to have a copy of the beginning of our Constitution printed out and mounted on their desks.  It provides a 6-point checklist for everything they do, and allowing unlimited immigration is contrary to almost every point.

Donald Trump and Paul Ryan are better off without each other

Phillip Klein, Washington Examiner

Should Trump win in November, Ryan's failure to endorse Trump won't ultimately matter. Office holders are frequently forced to work together with people who they didn't support during the elections. Ryan and Trump could collaborate on specific issues on which they both agree. If Trump wants accomplishments, he'd need to go through Ryan's House. If Ryan wants any parts of his agenda to become law, he'd need Trump's signature.

GOP Leaders learning to live with Trump

James Arkin and Caitlin Huey-Burns, Real Clear Politics

Behind the hoopla, the GOP was coming to terms with the new reality: party leaders may have rejected the now presumptive nominee, but millions of voters didn't. For that reason, Trump and the establishment are now in this together.

Larry Craig: A Case for Donald Trump, Part 1

Larry Craig says, "For me there are five issues that are the iceberg sinking the ship.  And if the ship sinks, nothing else is going to matter.  In each case, Donald Trump is either the only one who understands the problem, has the right solution to fix the problem, or is the only one I believe will actually do what is needed to fix the problem."

Poll: Nearly half of GOP voters disapprove of Ryan

Harper Neidig, The Hill

Only 40 percent of GOP voters are happy with Ryan’s stint as speaker so far, while 44 percent disapprove. Those numbers worsen among all voters, with just 30 percent approval and 48 percent disapproval.

The Ryan-Trump Summit

Daniel Henninger, Wall Street Journal

Donald Trump and Paul Ryan should use Thursday’s meeting as the start of a conversation on restoring economic growth. Both men understand that Barack Obama’s seven years of zero to 2% growth is killing the American public.

Was Banning Muslim Immigration Just Another Trump Con?

We’d like to think that Donald Trump will eventually earn our vote by committing to conservative positions and policies and campaigning as a conservative, but now that he's backing off his call for “a total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our representatives can figure out what the hell is going on” what sounded to us like sensible policy is looking like just another political con.

Ryan on meeting with Trump: GOP won’t unite in a week

Scott Wong and Mike Lillis, The Hill

Speaker Paul Ryan, in a shift from the more combative approach of last week, suggested Tuesday that unification is possible, but it will require more than a single meeting.

How Many Innocent Americans Will Paul Ryan’s Immigration Policies Kill?

Paul Ryan, you and arrogant politicians like you are responsible for the murders of Jeremy Waters, Michael Capps, Clint Harter, Austin Harter and Randy J. Nordman, and the many that will undoubtedly follow, because your cowardice and political correctness allows illegal aliens like Pablo Antonio Serrano-Vitorino to legally escape custody and stay in America. And you want another term in Congress?

Who Promoted Private Ryan?

Patrick J. Buchanan, WND.com

Trump cannot allow the establishment to claw back in the cloakrooms of Capitol Hill what he won on a political battlefield. He cannot allow a discredited establishment to dictate the issues he may run on. That would be a betrayal of the troops who brought Trump victory after victory in the primaries.

Ryan moves to cool Trump tensions

Scott Wong, The Hill

Ryan’s and Trump’s efforts to strike a more conciliatory tone come ahead of their high-stakes huddle Thursday at Republican National Committee (RNC) headquarters, in the shadow of the Capitol.

The Man Running Against Paul Ryan Has This Killer Ad

Steve Berman, The Resurgent

Nehlen’s main issue is Ryan’s support of the TPA/TPP trade agreement, which Nehlen wrote “sells out American business and industry.” I haven’t seen any polls yet on this primary race, which Ryan should handily win–if we believe the political laws of popular and powerful members of congress. However, stranger things have happened (like Trump being the “presumptive nominee”).

Hannity: Ryan leading 'circular firing squad' against Trump

Nick Gass, Politico

Fox News' Sean Hannity said Thursday night he is no longer "ready to support" Paul Ryan after the House speaker, in a stunning political development, said he wasn't yet on board with Donald Trump as the Republican nominee.

House conservatives push for strong majority of majority rule

Scott Wong, The Hill

Conservatives extracted a promise from Paul Ryan last fall before he agreed to serve as Speaker of the House: The Wisconsin Republican would only bring immigration bills to the floor if they had backing from the majority of the GOP conference. Now some conservatives are saying that may be too narrow an application of the GOP practice known for years as the “Hastert Rule.”

FedUp PAC Poll: Conservatives Say “No” to Paul Ryan’s Puerto Rico Bailout

The Puerto Rico bailout had been expected to pass the House last week but was delayed when conservatives objected that it would allow Puerto Rico to refuse to pay almost half of its debt.  Conservatives also oppose any taxpayer bailout, which Speaker Paul Ryan and the GOP leadership have mentioned as another possibility.

Nothing to Worry about from Middle-Eastern Refugees? Think Again

Coining the term “refujihadists,” our friend Deroy Murdock has a great column in National Review documenting the militant-Islamic killers lurking among the vast tide of Muslims leaving the Middle East for Europe… and America. Murdock documents nine individuals who entered the West as “refugees” and subsequently committed terrorist acts, but as Senators Ted Cruz and Jeff Sessions pointed out last summer, that's just the tip of the iceberg. Please use #refujihadi to tell Congress it is time to end this existential threat to our security and constitutional liberty.

Puerto Rico Bailout Shows Corruption of Paul Ryan and Establishment GOP Leadership

One segment of the elite political class – Congress – is demanding that the taxpayers bailout another segment of the elite political class – Puerto Rican public employees. And Speaker Ryan wants your Congressman to to betray you, and indeed the very idea of a constitutional representative government, by asking rank-and-file members to remain silent, refrain from asking for a recorded vote, or leave the room when the time comes for a vote on the bailout bill.

House GOP likely to miss budget deadline

Sarah Ferris, The Hill

House Republicans are expected to blow past a key budget deadline this week after party leaders failed to resolve a months-long fight over spending levels. Several lawmakers and aides said Tuesday the GOP was no closer to consensus on next year’s $1.04 trillion spending levels after a two-week hiatus from Capitol Hill.

Wisconsin Voters Reject Paul Ryan on Trade

Julia Hahn, Breitbart

In a stunning rebuke of the trade policies of Wisconsin’s most famous lawmaker and Speaker of the House, Rep. Paul Ryan, a mere one in three Wisconsin Republicans sided with Ryan’s trade vision in a question that put the most positive possible spin on Ryan’s view.

Wisconsin’s Most Important Election Wasn’t Yesterday’s Presidential Primary

The most important vote for Wisconsin conservatives and populists was not counted last night. It is the coming August 9 Republican congressional primary. Until Paul Ryan is defeated, and Paul Nehlen nominated and elected, the Washington Cartel will remain firmly in control of the US House of Representatives. #NeverRyan