Take a look at the stories from around our area and world that are making news today.How Paul Ryan lost the Republican Party: Larry Bartels of the Washington Post writes: Two years ago, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan was the Republican Party’s indispensable man, uniting the party’s unruly congressional caucus behind an agenda of cutting taxes and shrinking the welfare state. Now Ryan is retiring to spend more time with his teenage children. What happened? Ryan’s speakership began with strong support from rank-and-file Republicans, but that support eroded substantially as he struggled to distance himself from President Trump. His departure underlines the extent to which, as Robert Reich put it, “the Republican Party no longer stands for anything other than Trump.” Ryan’s relationship with the president has been fraught from the start. He expressed repeated, if carefully modulated, criticism of Trump during the campaign, eventually withdrawing his support … [Read more...] about Morning briefing: How Paul Ryan lost the Republican Party
PLEASANT VIEW — The Weber County Republican Party Convention has selected its 2018 nominees. The 2018 Nominating Convention ran late, with three rounds of voting needed to select nominees for one commissioner seat and the Sheriff’s race. Much of the delay came from complicated changes to the controversial candidate selection process, which allows some party hopefuls to bypass the delegates and earn a spot on the ballot via petition. Gage Froerer, who had already secured a place on the ballot for Commission Seat A after gathering enough petition signatures, garnered 52 percent of the delegates’ votes in the third round of voting. James Couts will also appear on the Republican primary ballot after he received 48 percent of the final votes. Incumbent James Ebert had already secured a place on the ballot after gathering enough petition signatures as well. > As Weber Co. GOP convention looms, candidate-selection process draws fire After two rounds of voting, … [Read more...] about The Weber County Republican Party Convention has selected its 2018 nominees.
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Subscribe Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Larry Bartels by Larry Bartels Email the author April 15 at 7:00 AM Email the author House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) speaks to reporters at the Capitol on Wednesday about not seeking reelection. (Matt McClain/The Washington Post) Two years ago, House Speaker Paul D. Ryan was the Republican Party’s indispensable man, uniting the party’s unruly congressional caucus behind an agenda of cutting taxes and shrinking the welfare state. … [Read more...] about How Paul Ryan lost the Republican Party
David Choi, provided by Published 12:55 am, Friday, April 13, 2018 AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta The Republican Party threw cold water on former FBI director James Comey's upcoming memoir. The Republican National Committee's official Twitter account tweeted a mock-up of Comey's book cover with a title that reads "A Higher Loyalty to Me, Myself, and I," with some quotes criticizing him. The actual title to Comey's book is "A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership." The Twitter posting included a link to a Republican Party-funded website that aims to discredit Comey. A Higher Loyalty: Truth, Lies, and Leadership," following the release of some bombshell excerpts on Thursday. The Republican National Committee's (RNC) official Twitter account tweeted a mock-up image of Comey's book cover with the title, "A Higher Loyalty to Me, Myself, and I." A tweet from the RNC's official account invites to users to get a "first look," but instead shows quotes from some high-profile … [Read more...] about The Republican Party is piling onto an effort to discredit James Comey’s upcoming book
Share Tweet Share Email Comments Print An anonymous website criticizing Lucas County Republican Party Chairman Jon Stainbrook was recently published in advance of next month’s primary. The site, stainbrookweb.com, accuses Mr. Stainbrook of “unprofessional behavior” and party division. Mr. Stainbrook is on the May 8 primary ballot for both county central committee and state central committee from the 11th Senate District. Chairman of the Lucas County Republican Party Jon Stainbrook. The Blade Enlarge | Buy This Image “Whenever there is an election, there's a possibility that there will be mudslinging. This is a perfect example of mudslinging,” Mr. Stainbrook said. Attempting to tear down county Republican Party leadership and weakening the party only helps Democrats, Mr. Stainbrook said. Republicans instead need to work together, he said. As the site stems from an anonymous source, it takes away from the credibility, Mr. … [Read more...] about Anonymous website criticizes Lucas County Republican Party chairman