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stuckinline
10-08-2015, 04:47 PM
Starting this thread because it doesn't look like there is anything similar here.

Looks like McCarthy withdrew because he was having an affair:

EXCLUSIVE: #Boehner's Replacement Is Carrying On Long Running Affair With Congresswoman - GotNews (http://gotnews.com/breaking-exclusive-dc-sources-rep-kevin-mccarthy-rep-renee-ellmers-affair/)

Did DHS Edit The Wikipedia Page Of Kevin McCarthy? | The Daily Caller (http://dailycaller.com/2015/10/08/did-someone-at-dhs-edit-the-wikipedia-pages-of-kevin-mccarthy-and-renee-ellmers/)

hil3182
10-08-2015, 04:56 PM
Looks like Paul Ryan might be the new speaker: https://twitter.com/apalmerdc/status/652220953699684352

FrankUnderwood
10-08-2015, 05:01 PM
Looks like Paul Ryan might be the new speaker: https://twitter.com/apalmerdc/status/652220953699684352

Not just that. He was involved in an underage sex scandal too...

Karma is a bitch buoy! :D

stuckinline
10-08-2015, 05:06 PM
Not just that. He was involved in an underage sex scandal too...

Karma is a bitch buoy! :D

Either way, our man Jason Chaffetz has a shot now. Even if he doesn't become speaker they now have to pay him to go away :D

Hope the price he extracts is HR.213

Chaffetz must have balls of steel - going up against the establishment like that. My guess is he knew of McCarthy's affair and thought it was a matter of time before McCarthy flamed out.

But still he went against the establishment and is still standing - so far.

DMX17
10-08-2015, 05:18 PM
Not just that. He was involved in an underage sex scandal too...

Karma is a bitch buoy! :D

Are you the same Frank Underwood from tweeter?

FrankUnderwood
10-08-2015, 05:19 PM
Are you the same Frank Underwood from tweeter?

Guess my reputation precedes me..

DMX17
10-08-2015, 05:21 PM
:Guess my reputation precedes me..

Nice to meet you. DMX:D

DMX17
10-08-2015, 05:24 PM
This says Paul won't run?

Paul Ryan Won't Run For House Speaker (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paul-ryan-house-speaker_5616a37ee4b0082030a17e08)

stuckinline
10-08-2015, 05:43 PM
This says Paul won't run?

Paul Ryan Won't Run For House Speaker (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/paul-ryan-house-speaker_5616a37ee4b0082030a17e08)

guess you are right. That tweet was old - things are moving so fast.

The Republican party is really wierd - its more like gangs of feral thugs running around than a party.

rupen
10-08-2015, 05:54 PM
Gingrich open to return to Speakership | TheHill (http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/256433-gingrich-open-to-return-to-speakership)

stuckinline
10-08-2015, 05:57 PM
Gingrich open to return to Speakership | TheHill (http://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/256433-gingrich-open-to-return-to-speakership)

Things are getting crazy and fun :D

Get some beer and popcorn.

stuckinline
10-08-2015, 06:01 PM
This was posted at 4:41PM today on politico:


The chase is on for Paul Ryan
By JAKE SHERMAN , JOHN BRESNAHAN and ANNA PALMER 10/08/15 04:41 PM EDT
It's all about Paul Ryan now.
After Rep. Kevin McCarthy abruptly ditched his bid for House speaker, Speaker John Boehner reached out to the Wisconsin Republican and urged him to be the party's white knight. House Republican Conference Chair Cathy McMorris Rodgers called him, too, as has McCarthy.
Ryan has canceled all of his fundraisers over the next 48 hours.
It's far from certain Ryan will run. He's repeatedly said he's not interested in being speaker. But over the next several hours, it's clear Ryan will feel the full force of the Republican Party pushing him to reconsider.


Read more: The chase is on for Paul Ryan - POLITICO (http://www.politico.com/blogs/the-gavel/2015/10/the-chase-is-on-for-paul-ryan-214576#ixzz3o14yo1yg)

FrankUnderwood
10-08-2015, 06:35 PM
Nothing changes! Boehner stays :confused::confused:

Breaking: John Boehner has agreed to stay on as Speaker | Special Report | Bret Baier | Fox News Channel (http://www.foxnews.com/on-air/special-report-bret-baier/blog/2015/10/08/breaking-john-boehner-has-agreed-stay-speaker)

stuckinline
10-08-2015, 06:38 PM
Chris Matthews thinks today was a good day for Jason Chaffetz (Video): Chris Matthews Looks At The Speaker's Race And Sees 'A Party In Revolt' (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/chris-matthews-gop-kevin-mccarthy_5616b366e4b0082030a19267)

stuckinline
10-08-2015, 07:06 PM
Our very own Jason Chaffetz suffers from foot in mouth disease (http://m.motherjones.com/politics/2015/10/chaffetz-speaker-mccarthy-gop-implosion?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%253A+motherjones%252Fmain+%2528M otherJones.com+Main+Article+Feed%2529)
The time he undermined his own campaign for the speakership: After McCarthy withdrew from the race, attention naturally turned toward Chaffetz. How did he respond to this potential uplift in his fortunes? He said he was still running for the post, but...he didn't know if he was the right person for the job.

rupen
10-08-2015, 11:08 PM
https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/blindsided-by-mccarthy-divided-gop-struggles-to-find-boehners-successor/2015/10/08/5078a374-6de8-11e5-aa5b-f78a98956699_story.html

stuckinline
10-08-2015, 11:56 PM
Issa might be running for speaker: Issa considering running for Speaker | TheHill (http://thehill.com/homenews/256471-issa-considering-running-for-speaker)

scrooge2011
10-09-2015, 01:41 AM
Wait for Paparazzi to dig something out. :D

rupen
10-09-2015, 08:08 AM
Paul Ryan, the Reluctant Speaker - Bloomberg View (http://www.bloombergview.com/articles/2015-10-08/paul-ryan-can-t-be-forced-to-be-speaker-can-he-)

stuckinline
10-09-2015, 09:09 AM
Issa going after Chaffetz: Issa Says He Could 'Potentially' Be Speaker Candidate, Disses Chaffetz (http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/darrell-issa-speaker-jason-chaffetz)

rupen
10-12-2015, 05:59 PM
WASHINGTON: Some members of Freedom Caucus unsure if Ryan is conservative enough to be speaker | National Politics | SanLuisObispo.com (http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/10/11/3850170/some-members-of-freedom-caucus.html)

sourab
10-28-2015, 02:53 PM
So Mr Ryan is selected. I don't know what to expect from the new speaker. It all depends on Mr Chaffetez now to convince new speaker to get his bill on Floor for voting.

Paul Ryan Promises: No Immigration Reform under Obama Administration | National Review Online (http://www.nationalreview.com/article/426097/paul-ryan-promises-no-immigration-reform-obama-administration)

WASHINGTON: Some members of Freedom Caucus unsure if Ryan is conservative enough to be speaker | National Politics | SanLuisObispo.com (http://www.sanluisobispo.com/2015/10/11/3850170/some-members-of-freedom-caucus.html)

hil3182
10-28-2015, 02:55 PM
So Mr Ryan is selected. I don't know what to expect from the new speaker. It all depends on Mr Chaffetez now to convince new speaker to get his bill on Floor for voting.

Paul Ryan Promises: No Immigration Reform under Obama Administration | National Review Online (http://www.nationalreview.com/article/426097/paul-ryan-promises-no-immigration-reform-obama-administration)

We are happy with the prospect of Speaker Ryan. Raul Labrador of Freedom Caucus is original co-sponsor of HR.213 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/213/cosponsors).

sourab
10-28-2015, 03:17 PM
Well that is good to know Hil. I really hope that this bill gets to the floor and eventually get to WH office. Please do advise any action items applicable.

We are happy with the prospect of Speaker Ryan. Raul Labrador of Freedom Caucus is original co-sponsor of HR.213 (https://www.congress.gov/bill/114th-congress/house-bill/213/cosponsors).

Bazinga
11-02-2015, 01:36 PM
Immigration stalemate's surprise winner? Canada—commentary (http://www.cnbc.com/2015/11/02/immigration-stalemates-surprise-winner-canada-commentary.html)

rupen
11-02-2015, 02:01 PM
Immigration stalemate's surprise winner? Canada—commentary (http://www.cnbc.com/2015/11/02/immigration-stalemates-surprise-winner-canada-commentary.html)

Nice article

sengs
11-03-2015, 10:34 AM
Ryan: No comprehensive immigration overhaul with Obama (http://news.yahoo.com/ryan-no-comprehensive-immigration-overhaul-obama-193223027.html)

Is Ryan moving his stance from no Immigration "at all" to just no Comprehensive Immigration?

namitxyz
11-03-2015, 10:45 AM
Ryan: No comprehensive immigration overhaul with Obama (http://news.yahoo.com/ryan-no-comprehensive-immigration-overhaul-obama-193223027.html)

Is Ryan moving his stance from no Immigration "at all" to just no Comprehensive Immigration?

Great news for 213.

wetfeet80
11-03-2015, 01:13 PM
From the last 2 paras in this article, answer seems a big YES. :D

Paul Ryan Doubles Down On Blocking Immigration Reform Under Obama (http://talkingpointsmemo.com/livewire/paul-ryan-immigration-reform-presser)

Ryan: No comprehensive immigration overhaul with Obama (http://news.yahoo.com/ryan-no-comprehensive-immigration-overhaul-obama-193223027.html)

Is Ryan moving his stance from no Immigration "at all" to just no Comprehensive Immigration?

hil3182
11-12-2015, 10:00 AM
Great Article in the WSJ as to why the real issue with High Skilled Immigration is Green Cards not H1-B.

Also talks about why everyone - including tech companies does not talk about Green Cards: Michael S. Malone: The Self-Inflicted U.S. Brain Drain - WSJ (http://on.wsj.com/1RQPdSa)

As someone stuck in backlog - the only way you can counteract this is meet your Congressman's staff, ask for HR.213 sponsorship and talk about our problem. Everytime your congressman shows a hair of his a** in public, make it a point to be there and talk to him about the same.

I know I sound like a broken record, but that's what it will take to fix this.

Bhishma
11-12-2015, 11:25 PM
As someone stuck in backlog - the only way you can counteract this is meet your Congressman's staff, ask for HR.213 sponsorship and talk about our problem.



I know I sound like a broken record, but that's what it will take to fix this.
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HR 213 is the only cure clear backlogs. When we all clearly know that there is a long course of this medicine to consume to cure the problem, we will follow instructions as prescribed.