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Ryan Lizza is the Washington Correspondent for The New Yorker magazine, where he covers the White House and national politics and writes the magazine's Letter From Washington column.

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You will not believe what Mooch said to in
Scaramucci ifirst thing he does is call his pal Ryan Lizza of The New Yorker, not a friendly publication…
Scaramucci to "Who leaked that to you? ... I have three to four people I'll fire tomorrow."
What are the odds Kelly will have more success than Kushner or Ivanka have had?.
Looks like this was the story that took Scaramucci out! Worth a read again: White House Leakers and Steve Bannon
>Thinking Ryan Lizza doesn't want Trump and every single ally of his to be xh at the delivery. Just common sense.
This story, if you haven't read it yet, is a corker. The "Last Week, In the White House" bits are poetry.
You could make a lot of money with a Scaramucci swear jar
I demand two A-list actors do a dramatic reading of the Ryan Lizza interview with Scaramucci immediately.
I have a real soft spot for reporting that include a reporter's own disbelief in what a source is telling him.
“I’ve called the F.B.I. and the Department of Justice,” Scaramucci told about the leaks.
Scaramucci threatened to fire the White House communications staff. It escalated from there.
"Scaramucci then made a plea to viewers. 'Let me tell you something about myself, I am a straight shooter.'"
Ten days in, WH comms director Anthony Scaramucci has gone. It began with this tirade to
Yeah, I didn't get if it was on or off the record. If it was off, then youre absolutely right and no…
John Kelly, apparently, as his first move as chief of staff, told Trump he wanted Scaramucci out, reports https:/…
Trumpcare dead again, Ryan Lizza tells all - Left, Right & Center on KCRW
Hints that Kelly may be able to corral Trump from
To be fair, he did tell that "the entire place will be fired over the next two weeks.”
Finally gotten around to reading this and boy, was it a roller coaster ride. Phew.
This is the best article I've ever read .
Anthony Scaramucci told that, unlike other senior officials, he had no interest in media attention:
.the man whose piece started it all, writes up the Scaramucci firing.
I'd like to introduce a bill that makes it illegal to have too much testosterone.
Long live, If you haven't yet, please read this interview. Very brash but an enjoyable interview.
Oh my god. Rookie move, Mooch. Every pro & spokesperson needs to read this. "Off the record" doesn't exist!
Latest news from isn't actually on Mooch, it's on Kelly reportedly persuading Trump not to build The Wall https…
Eric not very convincing or interesting. Sucking up to General Kelly who told Ryan lizza he won't build wall. Keep promises?
Trump whisperer: before he convinced Trump to fire Scaramucci, Kelly was trying to convince him not to build a wall. https:/…
Shorter Scaramucci: "Hey, Mr. Reporter, just wanted to call and say on the record: I cray cray.”. But read long form. ht…
Scaramucci went to Ryan Lizza. That's like going to Ana Navarro or Rick Wilson or Evan McMullin.
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CNN> Powers: 'They're drama queens': Kirsten Powers comments on a piece by Ryan Lizza in…
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Please. Chris Cilizza is definitely the lesser Lizza. Much prefer Ryan Lizza.
You still have constituents, And we are coming for your seat.
Revisit our 2011 story on Darrell Issa, the Congressman who cast the vote that pushed the A.H.C.A bill over the top…
And there is yet no evidence that she did so i…
The Continuing Fallout from Trump and Nunes’s Fake Scandal - The New Yorker
Tues. Group moderates are furious at co-chairman Tom MacArthur for negotiating bad deal w/Freedom Caucus's Meadows:
Read up on the bio of a brazen liar, serial car thief, sleazy businessman, ar…
What do you think of this article by Is a bipartisan health care bill feasible?
Here ya go. Dated but it gives perspective. If this is how he treats friends, uh C…
Darrell Issa was indicted for car theft & prob committed arson before he was the deciding vote via
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Darrell Issa, who just put the ACHA over the line, has an absolutely bonkers past:
The G.O.P. is in danger of losing the Party’s most coveted prize to a candidate it dislikes: https:/…
Darrell Issa, the Congressman who cast the deciding vote, gets in a lot of trouble.
Ditch the two extremes and create a new center around common sense. via
Medicare Cradle to Grave: How Trump Could Ditch the Freedom Caucus and Pass Bipartisan HealthCare - via
Last night, Donald Trump officially gave up on his border wall:
A health-care deal with some Democratic support might not be completely out of the question, writes:
Trumpcare 2.0 legislative battle shows "that going with the far right is a failure over & over again” via
It might not happen now, but after the mid-term election we might be able to pass single-payer.
Ryan Lizza (New Yorker): NEWS: GOP Senator Susan Collins tells me she is leaving open the possibility of supporting…
What a game by Lizza Ryan. 4-4 at the plate today for Hoosick Falls.
Lizza Ryan has scored all 3 runs today for Hoosick Falls. She is also 3-3 at the plate with 2 singles and a double.
Lizza Ryan scores on the wild pitch and Hoosick Falls takes an early 1-0 lead over Cambridge.
this reminded me of a wonderful article, 'A House Divided' by Ryan Lizza from December
Looking at numerous comments by Ryan Lizza, seems to me that CNN needs to stop using chronic self absorbed liars as commentators
Ryan Lizza if you're not Hispanic you should not be talking about who Hispanics are going to vote for voting for Trump
Ryan Lizza saying least popular candidate since history of polls began, he's so unpopular with women, that were HUGE in the PA rally?
Ryan Lizza said Tim Russert said some guy said that in a secret conversation with Kennedy... So, rock-solid.
"Campaigns end when they run out of money." on why will stay in the race.
Over at The New Yorker, Ryan Lizza spoke to jazz pianist Marcus Roberts about his new project of songs inspired... http…
Kudos Great piece. "We're not racist," says Trump fan, but ppl on welfare won't get off their "tushies". http…
"And from a distance his head looked like a pumpkin coloured balloon on a blue string descending to earth"
Is Trump a politician or "a famous political performance artist"? Great piece on the Cruz-Trump duel from
On Tuesday, January 19, 2016, while in political conversation with Mr. Anderson Cooper, passcode "wall" was spoken by Mr. Ryan Lizza.
Great article by to better understand Cruz&Trump's success&what it means for GOP.
Fascinating article on what Trump and Cruz mean for the GOP
Ryan Lizza: people come to Trump rallies to see a "free live show by a famous political performance artist,"
"He had arrived on a campaign bus painted black and stencilled with the phrase 'Cruzin’ to Caucus.'"
'...the only music that can be played is from a set list that (Trump) put together... mixing in Elton John’s...
“But I’m not going to believe what the media tells me. I have to hear it from him (trump)" blindly obedient fan
The more that Trump can discredit the media to fans the less they will believe it when the media point out his flaws
ICYMI: talked Trump, rallies, and the GOP on Watch:
Majority of the Trump statements investigated rated “mostly false” (17%), “false” (40%), or “Pants on Fire” (20%).
Much of what Trump says is factually incorrect.
well I usually don't engage with such proof bearing but I will direct you to source TheNewYorker by Ryan Lizza
. Cruz sent out fraudulent Mailers in Iowa reports Ryan Lizza , Washington correspondent for The New Yorker
Great stuff from on Trump this week including his magazine piece
This is a fantastic piece by Ryan Lizza.
I tucked in last night with this article, which helps explain 's victory over in
Not surprised Cruz won. Apparently people turn up to Trump rallies, take photos & leave before he speaks. See
Ryan Lizza seeing ahead to Trump's demise in the primaries
America, get ready for more of this: (from this great piece
"Cruz delivers every sentence, no matter how generic, as if he imagines himself reciting the Gettysburg Address." https:…
So happy bone cancer is beating out a blood clot.
The Duel. and embody opposite views of and the of the
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.reports on the struggle between Donald Trump and Ted Cruz to redefine the Republican Party:
Ryan Lizza explains what a Trump victory would mean for the GOP:.
Unapologetically reading all Trump articles. This one is great from
Before the Iowa Caucus results come in, read stellar story on the trail: On the road with Trump & Cruz
The Duel: The Trump and Cruz campaigns embody opposite views of politics and the future of the G.O.P. NY.
“I’d fire his *** right now if I could” Trump on reporter that refused to pan on crowd like he demanded
Read always, but especially read him on Trump vs. Cruz
"Trump has turned what is traditionally an ideological fight into a class war."
.scribe attends Trump rallies, meets people who cheer about killing women and babies.
"I had never previously been to a political event at which people cheered for the murder of women and children.".
The Duel 600k R's in Iowa, 120k vote; caucus winner will have ~ 25-40k supporters.
Farrakhan's racial warnings of a Trump presidency echo left-wing pundits like Nicolle Wallace/Ryan Lizza.
A must read analysis by Ryan Lizza: How Big Oil and Nancy Pelosi Defeated the House Freedom Caucus via
Want to understand the drama of Donald Trump? Read David Mamet, says Ryan Lizza.
Above, watch the full conversation with US Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza at the
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Elizabeth Warren: The Pragmatist: In his bio about Elizabeth Warren, Ryan Lizza tells an interesting...
Looking forward to this one by Ryan Lizza in The New Yorker: .
Read a very interesting profile of Sen. Warren in the New Yorker by Ryan Lizza. He softens her considerably, she's smart, determined, tough
more disgust, courtesy the Clintons: starting at "In Ryan Lizza's should-read" graf .
BTW, Ryan Lizza's New Yorker piece is on point (ICYMI).
Ryan Lizza goes through the motions in his NYer profile of Warren. No need to be written.
Ryan Lizza's terrific, illuminating portrait of Elizabeth Warren, with theories about why she's not running for POTUS
Oh, it's Ryan Lizza, the gossip guy, never mind.
because this is all a movie to the MSM ... I do like Ryan Lizza tho .. Talented talented writer
Bankers' Lobbyists Love Elizabeth Warren - Ryan Lizza, writing in The New Yorker, has an interesting piece about S...
we curated your story Ryan Lizza, a writer for The New Yorker, talks about Sen...
Elizabeth Warren on Hillary ‘Co-opting’ Her Message: ‘Eh’: In this week's New Yorker, Ryan Lizza takes on the "virtual" candidacy of ...
Insider Warren’s Campaign to Influence Clinton: Ryan Lizza has a must-read piece on Sen. Elizab...
What bump is a Ryan Lizza profile worth? Coming at midnight.
Why did the New Republic scrub Ryan Lizza's Saul Alinsky article from its website, i.e., the 1 acknowledging Alinksky's Capone/mob ties?
Ryan Lizza, Aaron Sorkin, John Morse, Newsroom show, Ron Reagan, Martin O' Malley, are in Church of Philadelphia
Julie Mason hosts Ryan Lizza, from the New Yorker, on his in-depth piece on Rand Paul today at 3:30 in The Press...
I'm listening to Ryan Lizza and John Cassidy on Eric Cantor's primary defeat. on Listen here
Analyst: Agent will be pulled: CNN's Brianna Keilar speaks to Ryan Lizza and Bob Baer about the political and ...
The return of Monica Lewinsky: Maureen O'Connor and Ryan Lizza on Monica Lewinsky's forthcoming Vanity Fair article and her return to...
[Business Insider] The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza has posted footage from comedian Joy Behar's awkward and uncomfortable roasting of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie last week. In a lengthy piece on Christie published Monday morning, Lizza included details of the recent ...
The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza opened his latest piece with details from a roast earlier this month in Newark, N.J., where Chris Christie endured an onslaught of zingers.
Ryan Lizza: great politcal history of NJ and Christi Crossing Chris Christie
Eric Cantor has confirmed that he and Paul Ryan talked John Boehner out of accepting a say thanks to go gop “Grand Bargain” with Obama in 2011. It was this rejection that led to the sequester. In an interview with Ryan Lizza, House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) confirmed that he and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) talked Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) out of accepting a “Grand Bargain” with President Obama. FROM POLITICUSUSA.COM
Political analyst Michael Barone: "Solipsism. It's a fancy word that means that the self is the only existing reality and that the external world, including other people, are representations of one's own self and can have no independent existence. A person who follows this philosophy may believe that others see the world as he does and will behave as he would. It's a quality often found in narcissists, people who greatly admire themselves -- such as a presidential candidate confident that he is a better speechwriter than his speechwriters, knows more about policy than his policy directors and is a better political director than his political director. If that sounds familiar, it's a paraphrase of what President Obama told top political aide Patrick Gaspard in 2008, according to the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza. More recently, Obama's narcissism has been painfully apparent as the United States suffers one reversal after another in world affairs. But it has been apparent ever since he started running for preside ...
Good podcast from Ryan Lizza and David Remnick on the legacy President Obama seeks to cement
Lessons not learned from the Bay of Pigs --by digby This long piece by Ryan Lizza in The New Yorker about the NSA programs post 9/11 and the Obama administration's policies toward them is a must read for anyone who cares about our constitution and the relationship between the governed and the government. It's is a fine overview of the evolution of the programs under the purview of *** Cheney and then President Obama, much of it seen through the eyes of Intelligence Committee member Ron Wyden. It's a riveting tale.
Revelations by former N.S.A. contractor Edward Snowden have set of a fierce debate over national security and personal privacy, and the debate has become particularly intense for the Senate Intelligence Committee itself. Ryan Lizza, Washington correspondent for The New Yorker, discusses the past, pr...
SOUTH CAROLINE.HERE'S YOUR SENATOR LINDSAY O'GRAHAM Dear Patriot, Today, I'd like to call your attention to two things. The first is a quote from Lindsey Graham that appeared in the Ryan Lizza written New Yorker article on immigration reform and how various business communities were brought on board for amnesty: "As for high tech, several staffers involved with the bill started to notice that every time the Gang satisfied the industry its lobbyists returned with new demands. "They keep coming back for more," [Sen. Lindsey] Graham told me. But he didn't mean it in a bad way. "This is America I don't know how you say that in Latin. That should be on some building somewhere: You have the right to come back for more when you don't get what you want. The country where you can ask for almost anything!" Here's the second: These are Lindsey Graham's Top 5 contributors. SCANA is a top Department of Defense supplier; Nelson, Mullins, et al is a law firm specializing in Defense Department procurement contracts; Mot ...
Salon editor Joan Walsh called out Washington Post blogger Ezra Klein and New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza on Monday for criticizing the rollout of the Affordable Care Act exchange websites, arguing that their liberal critiques of the website's issues would only make right-wing attackers salivate. Klein...
Joan Walsh, of the extreme left-wing site Salon, lashed out at two fellow leftists for daring to tell the truth about the disastrous launch of ObamaCare. The obviously frustrated Walsh singled out the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza and The Washington Post's Ezra Klein for a trip to the re-education woodshe...
.Cut the hyperbole most r parroting other journalists. Imagine Ryan Lizza's shock when he visited the site 4 himself w/o incident!
“If they hate Congress, imagine working for it.” From the anonymous comments of a House Republican staffer in Ryan Lizza’s “Why Congressional Staffers Hate the Vitter Amendment.”
80 members of GOP suicide caucus, per Ryan Lizza.
Sorry, had 2 drive 2 work. Who is Ryan Lizza(rd)?
You see on Twitchy where the Obots got all excited abt Ryan Lizza "creating an Ocare accnt"? Yeah...not so much.
Boehner Advises Americans to Delay Getting Cancer for a Year Posted by Andy Borowitz 36K Print More john-boehner-obamacare-580.jpg WASHINGTON (The Borowitz Report)—In a special Sunday radio address, House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) delivered a health tip to the American people, advising them to delay getting cancer for a year. “We’re involved in a high-stakes fight over our freedom from centralized government control of our lives,” said Mr. Boehner, speaking on behalf of his House colleagues. “You can do your part by delaying getting cancer.” He added that heart disease, emphysema, and diabetes were among a laundry list of conditions that would be “patriotic to avoid for a year.” “If you delay getting any of these things for the next twelve months, together we will win this fight,” he said. In closing, he reassured the American people that in the event of a government shutdown, members of Congress’ health benefits would remain intact: “We want to be in tip-top shape to continue ...
Ryan Lizza tracks the whittling of protective benefits from the whittling whittled:
I once clicked a link about how John McCain confused Ryan LIZZA with Chris CILIZZA. It is the most shameful experience of my life.
Ryan Lizza has some really stupid ideas on how to "fix Congress."
How to fix Washington Ryan Lizza from the New Yorker
Avoiding government crisis: CNN's Brooke Baldwin talks to A.B. Stoddard and Ryan Lizza on what Congress need...
Regarding the ban on lame legislation that passed to supposedly reign itself in.. READ THE BILL You The Koch Sucking Koch Brothers tool... it says they cannot add these "Amendments" (Pork) BUT... read on... they can override their own limitations as long as 2/3 are in agreement. so we get MORE PORK... because everyone wants something to agree to the other guys PORK. get it? Read the BILL Ryan Lizza and Gloria Borger and Wolf Blitzer CNN The Situation Room on CNN STOP SPREADING Propaganda to the public... (Yeah, the No PORK legislation was almost as big a joke as the freagin STOCK Act they passed and later recalled before it was even enacted... that was supposed to address the issue of them using their public service positions as a back door to the Casino and end insider trading and poiticians that want to serve corporations instead of ) Come on over... we are still here spreading the word... the ONE DEMAND THAT SCARES THE :poop: out of the bad guys like Office of Speaker Boehner R R O O T S Real Restri .. ...
Political Scene: Winners and Losers of the Shutdown: Hendrik Hertzberg, John Cassidy, and Ryan Lizza on the af...
Ryan Lizza's Rx for DC gridlock: bring back earmarks, let parties raise more money. Backward into the future?
The New Yorker Give the Republicans on Capitol Hill one thing: they don’t leave a job half done. Evidently disturbed by polls showing Congress with a single-digit approval rating, they appear intent on driving it to zero. What other explanation can there be for Tuesday’s farcical maneuvers, which saw the House Republican leadership try and fail to seize the initiative in the debt-ceiling standoff from the Senate, in the process humiliating Speaker Boehner yet again. By the end of the day, facing renewed opposition from some of his own members, Boehner had dropped his efforts to pass a bill that would have ended the shutdown and raised the debt ceiling until February, but one with more riders than an agreement that Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader in the Senate, and Harry Reid, the Democratic leader, have been working on. From the point of view of the country, that’s good news. Overnight, officials representing McConnell and Reid were rushing to complete their negotiations, which were called of ...
This is ending for Boehner like Jesse Pinkman as meth slave in the dungeon. — Ryan Lizza (October 16, 2013
"This would all be hilarious if we weren't witnessing the simultaneous collapse of our government and economy." -- Ryan Lizza
Ryan Lizza asks Congressional aides their thoughts on the Vitter Amendment, a bill that will be attached to a debt-ceiling increase and a continuing resolution to re-open the government
From E Truth public comments: "People’s forum: Time for Democratic Party to find worthy challenger to Walorski On Aug. 21, 80 House Republicans, among them 2nd District Rep. Jackie Walorski, sent a letter to Speaker John Boehner and Majority Leader Eric Cantor urging them to tie the de-funding of the Affordable Care Act to upcoming legislation, including appropriations resolutions. In other words, they proposed the confrontation that led to the government shutdown. While Boehner had opposed such tactics, he capitulated to the extreme right wing of his party. Conservative columnist Charles Krauthammer called the signers the “suicide caucus” for the damage they could do to the Republican Party. But as the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza pointed out, most are from safe Republican districts, where their only worry in 2014 is a primary challenge from the right. Walorski is an exception. While Indiana’s 2nd District was redrawn to be “Jackie’s district,” she defeated Democrat Brendan Mullen in 2012 by o ...
Ted Cruz going to the Mall protest and railing against the government shutdown is like O.J. Simpson searching for the real killers.Ryan Lizza
I'm going with Ryan Lizza on this one, the debt ceiling and shutdown get rectified on an agreement to delay the "belly-button" tax. The Dems don't care about it, some of their constituency hate it actually, the GOP can claim a victory and, more importantly for them, get the harsh light of the media off them and on to the bungled Obamacare rollout.
A Christian Plot for Domination A Christian Plot for Domination? Aug 14, 2011 10:51 PM EDT Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry aren't just devout—both have deep ties to a fringe fundamentalist movement known as Dominionism, which says Christians should rule the world. 7.2k inShare 2 With Tim Pawlenty out of the presidential race, it is now fairly clear that the GOP candidate will either be Mitt Romney or someone who makes George W. Bush look like Tom Paine. Of the three most plausible candidates for the Republican nomination, two are deeply associated with a theocratic strain of Christian fundamentalism known as Dominionism. If you want to understand Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry, understanding Dominionism isn’t optional. Put simply, Dominionism means that Christians have a God-given right to rule all earthly institutions. Originating among some of America’s most radical theocrats, it’s long had an influence on religious-right education and political organizing. But because it seems so outré, getti ...
One Thing Obama Can Do: Decide The Fate Of The Keystone Pipeline The president alone can approve or reject construction of the Keystone XL pipeline, which is designed to take crude oil extracted from Alberta, Canada, through America's heartland to refineries on the Gulf Coast. New Yorker journalist Ryan Lizza says Obama could use the decision as a "symbolic turning point in the kind of energy future he wants America to have."
Today on Fresh Air with Terry Gross, New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza talks about his most recent article on the Keystone XL Pipeline in Canada. Tune in noon-1 p.m. on 89.9 FM and streaming at
In late October, 1969, Richard Nixon and Henry Kissinger ordered a squadron of B-52 Stratofortresses, fully loaded with nuclear weapons, to race toward the Soviet Union’s border. For three days, they zagged along the edge of Soviet airspace, taunting Moscow. The operation, which remained secret for thirty-five years, was part of a deliberate White House strategy to convince the U.S.S.R. that Nixon and Kissinger were just a little mad. In many negotiations, the prevailing side is the one most willing to take the fatal step. A union gains leverage if it’s really willing to strike; management gains leverage if it might actually shut down the plant. If you’re playing chicken with another driver who you know has had a lot to drink—or who has torn off his steering wheel—you’ll likely swerve first. If the Soviets believed that Nixon and Kissinger were capable of unleashing Armageddon, perhaps they’d be more likely to concede in talks over, say, Berlin. The power conferred by madness helps us unders ...
“In previous eras, ideologically extreme minorities could be controlled by party leaders,” wrote Ryan Lizza. “What’s new about the current House of Representatives is that party discipline has broken down on the Republican side … Boehner has lost his ability to control his caucus and … outside interest groups can now set the national agenda.” It used to be far-fetched to imagine that ideologues, radio talk show hosts, far-right fundraisers and conservative think tanks could usurp political power from the Speaker of the House. But that phenomenon is now so widely accepted that a recent magazine cover featured the headline: “John Boehner Doesn’t Run Congress, Meet the Man who Does.” The man really controlling Congress, according to Bloomberg Businessweek, is former GOP Sen. Jim DeMint, now head of the Heritage Foundation.
One reporter who got it right, The New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza looked at the 80 Republican lawmakers who signed a letter demanding that the party attempt to “defund Obamacare” – Lizza dubs them the “suicide caucus” – and noted that they “represent just eighteen per cent of the House and just a third of the two hundred and thirty-three House Republicans.” And they are political outliers: These eighty members represent an America where the population is getting whiter, where there are few major cities, where Obama lost the last election in a landslide, and where the Republican Party is becoming more dominant and more popular. Meanwhile, in national politics, each of these trends is actually reversed.
Everyone thinks the situation in Washington is the result of two parties unable to come together. But who's really behind it? In the 2012 elections, a little more than 59.6 million Americans voted for representatives from the Democratic Party while 58.2 million voters supported the Republican candidate. But due to the way that congressional districts are organized, Democrats got 33 fewer seats than the GOP in the House of Representatives. So right off the bat, the House GOP represents a minority of Congressional voters. But it gets worse. Let's look at the element of the House GOP that supports tying the continuing resolution to fund the government to an un-passable defunding of the Affordable Care Act. Judging by the number of people who signed freshman Rep. Mark Meadow's (R-N.C.) letter, 81 members of the 233 GOP caucus support this hardcore strategy. They're called the "suicide caucus" by The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza. Now, let's keep in mind that even this is a high estimate. The National Review's Rob . ...
The Ten Republicans Who Shut Down the Government - Over on the New Yorker‘s website, Ryan Lizza...
"Ryan Lizza writes in The New Yorker that the GOP's "suicide caucus," composed of 80 Republican House members who pushed the government shutdown over defunding Obamacare, actually represent just 18 percent of the country's population. Regardless, Speaker John Boehner has lost control to the most ideologically extreme members of his party. As reflected by the map above showing "where the GOP's suicide caucus lives," these representatives come from gerrymandered districts that are more white, more rural and less educated than the rest of a rapidly diversifying nation. In fact, these "suicide caucus" districts are less diverse than ever..."
Rushing to judgement: Ana Marie Cox, Manu Raju & Ryan Lizza chat with Stelter about whether or not...
Media coverage of Obamacare, shutdown: Ana Marie Cox, Manu Raju & Ryan Lizza talk to Stelter about the media's...
Fantastic article in New Yorker by Ryan Lizza: The President and the (Keystone) Pipeline. Climate change is "the overwhelming issue now"
Ryan Lizza looks at Tom Steyer and the anti-campaign
In the current issue of the The New Yorker, Ryan Lizza tells the story of how Tom Steyer, "a fifty-six-year-old billionaire" has thrown his clout and money behind the effort to stop the Keystone XL pipeline.
Excellent article on climate change and by Ryan Lizza. via
About to read Ryan Lizza's Keystone Pipeline piece. See you in 30min via
All I'm doing here is flailing. Just flailing and seeing if Ryan Lizza sticks.
i went to check if oberholtzer followed you and was reminded that OMG RYAN LIZZA FOLLOWS YOU
At this point, no one still has any idea whether Obama will approve the Keystone Pipeline
Ryan Lizza: Objection to the Keystone XL pipeline tests Obama’s resolve on climate change. via
The President & the Pipeline - newyorker: In this week’s issue, Ryan Lizza goes inside the battle over the...
It's Friday, and we want to know what you've enjoyed reading this week. Here's a few of our favourites to get you started: David Green at ABC on the reassuring familiarity of an election contest between two men, now that Julia Gillard is gone: Jason Everman, the rock'n'roll casualty who became a war hero, in the NYT: The best breakfasts in Melbourne: Ryan Lizza in the New Yorker on US immigration reform: The joy of watching late-night sport: David Carr in the NYT on journalism and activism: And, because it's Friday, the schoolteacher who wore the same outfit in every school photo for forty years:
Stars. They're not like you! Ryan Lizza's New Yorker piece on the Gang of 8's immigration efforts [behind paywall] contains a seemingly inflammatory quote from an unnamed aide to Marco Rubio:
A second staffer for Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) disparaged American workers during an interview with Ryan Lizza, a partial transcript of the interview the New Yorker reporter released Monday afternoon shows.
Rubio denies thinking bad thoughts about American workers Wall Street Journal June 17, 2013, 2:01 PM Tongues are wagging in Washington over the dissing of American workers by an aide to rising political star Marco Rubio. The quote appeared in a New Yorker article written by Ryan Lizza on the politics of immigration reform. “There are American workers who, for lack of a better term, can’t cut it. There shouldn’t be a presumption that every American worker is a star performer,” the aide reportedly told Lizza. “There are people who just can’t get it, can’t do it, don’t want to do it. And so you can’t obviously discuss that publicly.” The Florida senator, viewed as perhaps the Republican Party’s best hope to win the presidency in 2016, quickly distanced himself from the politically damaging quote. His staff said the quote in the New Yorker was taken out of context and does not reflect the senator’s views. “It is not my view in any way. I could not disagree with it more,” Rubio said ...
The red hot quote to start the week comes from Mike Allen's Politico Playbook where he excerpts a New Yorker article by Ryan Lizza that contains this gem.
CNN contributor Ryan Lizza digs into the timeline of the Justice Department's investigation of James Rosen.
Did Holder Perjure Himself Before Congress? The House Committee on the Judiciary is investigating whether Attorney General Eric Holder lied to Congress during a May 15 hearing, with one Republican aide close to the investigation telling MailOnline that "perjury is on the table" as one possible outcome of the congressional probe. The Hill reports the panel is looking at a statement Holder made during a back and forth with Rep. Hank Johnson about whether the DOJ could prosecute reporters under the Espionage Act of 1917. Here's what Holder said: "In regard to potential prosecution of the press for the disclosure of material -- this is not something I've ever been involved in, heard of, or would think would be wise policy." However, NBC News reported last week that Holder personally approved a search warrant that labeled Fox News chief Washington correspondent James Rosen a co-conspirator in a national security leaks case. The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, a bulldog on the DOJ/Fox News secret subpoena story, repor ...
Notice for E-Mail Warrants and the James Rosen Case: (Orin Kerr) A few days ago, Ryan Lizza had a story in the...
Ryan Lizza digs deeper into the James Rosen inquiries and finds nothing good.
Ryan Lizza awards Mother Jones 'dumbest and most frightening take' on James Rosen story
Yet another development today in the case of James Rosen, the Fox News reporter who was monitored by the Justice Dept. after receiving classified information from a State Department security adviser. According to The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, the Obama administration fought to keep the search war...
The Obama administration fought to keep secret the search warrant for Fox News reporter James Rosen's personal emails even as two judges said the Justice Department was required to inform him, the New Yorker's Ryan Lizza reported on Friday. Prosecutors argued they may have needed to monitor the acco...
In today's Daily Comment, Ryan Lizza explains how the immigration battle within the GOP will end up benefiting Obama
5 minutes into Ryan Lizza's talk and the Stephen Glass/connection is already brought up.
blog- The New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza asks if Congressman Eric Cantor can cure Republicans in their House of Pain?
I just finished reading this Ryan Lizza: Can Eric Cantor Redeem the Republican Party and Himself? : The New Yorker
Everyone and his brother has already blogged about Ryan Lizza's profile of Eric Cantor in the New Yorker this week, but it's only just now that its real meaning has struck me. Maybe I'm just slow. The subject at hand is the debt ceiling talks in July 2011, and before we get to Lizza, here's the basi...
Ryan Lizza: Can Eric Cantor redeem the Republican Party and himself?: Every year, Republican members of the *** ..
Steve Roberts, Ryan Lizza, Lauren Ashburn & Howard Kurtz on the media-focused manifesto of murder suspect Chris Dorner.
Menendez faces unproven allegations: Steve Roberts, Ryan Lizza, Lauren Ashburn and Howard Kurtz on the controver...
and I just had the longest conversation ever.
“I wonder how many other girls he texts..”
I wonder how many other girls he texts..
Just when I thought I was different
this is true... I just wait though hah
I feel like in s personal taxi... She calls me last minute and I'm there for her in seconds
Rep. Kinzinger needs to talk to Ryan Lizza about "leading from behind" which was a UN strategy.
The New Yorker is special. I remember Ryan Lizza talking about the team of fact-checkers once, and the kind of sentences that get cut
Read Ryan Lizza's article on same in Nov, 17, 2012 New Yorker. Terrific. Cruz is drinking his own kool aid.
Maddy he's not even worth it just shush
Hey macklemore can we go thrift shopping
I think its canceled I'm not sure though
I think I like Christmas Eve more than Christmas .
~ ~ LEARN ABOUT OBAMA USING SAL ALINSKY TACTICS... The Alinsky Administration Today, reading Rules for Radicals is illuminating and worrisome. By Jim Geraghty Alinsky died in 1972, when Obama was 11 years old. But three of Obama’s mentors from his Chicago days studied at a school Alinsky founded, and they taught their students the philosophy and methods of one of the first “community organizers.” Ryan Lizza wrote a 6,500-word piece on Alinsky’s influence on Obama for The New Republic, noting, “On his campaign website, one can find a photo of Obama in a classroom teaching students Alinskian methods. He stands in front of a blackboard on which he has written ‘Relationships Built on Self Interest,’ an idea illustrated by a diagram of the flow of money from corporations to the mayor.” In a letter to the Boston Globe, Alinsky’s son wrote that “the Democratic National Convention had all the elements of the perfectly organized event, Saul Alinsky style. . . . Barack Obama’s training in Chic ...
Can GOP court Hispanic vote? New Yorker's Ryan Lizza on why ...
I lived at lizza's house every weekend with Ryan
A must-read from Ryan Lizza; how the Texas GOP is ahead of the curve on moderating on immigration. -
In an interview with The New Yorker's Ryan Lizza, Cruz opened up about concerns in some of the nation's largest...
Can court Hispanic vote? on why Texas may be on the front lines in the struggle to attract voters
Ryan Lizza: Most presidents in their second term turn toward foreign policy and then to "lame duck-hood."
Ryan Lizza: I don't really see an important future for Romney in the Party.
Ryan Lizza: I don't think that the Republican Party has a real answer for African-American voters.
Ryan Lizza: All of the groups that had success w/in 2008 & 2012 are the grps that are growing as a share of the population.
Ryan Lizza: "This was the last election where Republicans will run the way they ran this time."
From this week's New Yorker. Ryan Lizza's in depth reporting on demographics and the future of the GOP.
Texas: front lines of GOP struggle: CNN Contributor Ryan Lizza on Texas being at the front lines of the GOP's st...
The New Yorker Is this the end of the G.O.P.? In this week's issue, Ryan Lizza asks how Republicans can transform their platform as immigration turns red states blue:
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I think Ryan lizza needs to go visit Texas sometime. Many of the Hispanics are 3rd and 4th generation Americans.
Ryan Lizza: Could Texas become a blue state? Little long, but worth the read.
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Ryan Lizza's piece on Republican outreach to Hispanics in Texas in interesting...
Ryan Lizza's new piece is fascinating.
Ryan Lizza: Could Texas become a blue state?: When historians look back on Mitt Romney’s bid for the Presidency,...
Ryan Lizza: Could Texas become a blue state?
It's sad how everyone grows up so fast
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Obama’s campaign has bet on a theory of political persuasion: that the most effective way to reach voters isn’t television or direct mail, but face-to-face conversations with enthusiastic volunteers.
wife mary and i have been canvassing in virginia for the last five weeks. knocked on hundreds of doors. (mostly when you do this people aren't at home, but sometimes you find someone...and they have opinions, and they want to offload on you.) whether i convinced anybody of anything i have no idea, but it felt real getting out into the autumn weather and talking to my fellow citizens. i read recently an article in the New Yorker (by ryan lizza) about the new approach the obama campaign was taking this year...randomized case studies or something in 2008 showed that what was ACTUALLY LIKELY TO CHANGE SOMEONE'S MIND or MAKE THEM GET THEIR *** TO THE POLLS was to have an ordinary person knock on their door and ask them what the *** they thought was happening in the election. with a start i realized i was one of these suddenly under-the-microscope point men. the next time i went out i made sure to brush my hair...i didn't go up to any doors wearing my scary usual there was the mix of people ...
Here's another one of Obama's influences.long but worth the study. Saul Alinsky Identified a set of very specific rules that ordinary citizens could follow, and tactics that ordinary citizens could employ, as a means of gaining public power Created a blueprint for revolution under the banner of "social change" Two of his most notable modern-day disciples are Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama. See also: Cloward-Piven Strategy Industrial Areas Foundation Born to Russian-Jewish parents in Chicago in 1909, Saul Alinsky was a Communist/Marxist fellow-traveler who helped establish the tactics of infiltration -- coupled with a measure of confrontation -- that have been central to revolutionary political movements in the United States in recent decades. He never joined the Communist Party but instead, as David Horowitz puts it, became an avatar of the post-modern left. Though Alinsky is rightfully understood to have been a leftist, his legacy is more methodological than ideological. He identified a set of very ...
Great Ryan Lizza on the political operatives and machine that secured Obama's grassroots victory:
Aww poor doesn't have his whittle bed to sweep on, somebody better give it back to him or he will call his mommy😆
Ryan Lizza's piece on Obama's ground game is now unlocked. Re-read the piece to see how the President ran a high-risk campaign that ended in victory...
McCain Kneecaps CNN Analysts: 'I Don't Expect You To Understand Our Veterans' Fire it up1Share Sen. John McCain challenged the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza and CNN’s Roland Martin over what veterans care about and the important of Benghazi in the election on Monday’s “Starting Point.” “I don’t expect Mr. Martin and Mr. Lizza to understand our veterans,” McCain said. READ MORE AT FREEBEACON.COM
THIS IS A VERY IMPORTANT ARTICLE, Please read it very carefully. You have heard many times that Obama was a community organizer. Allegedly Obama was trained by Mike Kruglik, one of Obama's early mentors of the Saul Alinsky method of community organizing. Saul Alinsky WAS A COMMUNIST AND NOTED COMMUNITY ORGANIZER. Saul Alinsky 1909 to 1972 Communist and a Community Organizer Alinsky was very good at what he did but what he did was not very good. Change means movement. Movement means friction. Only in the frictionless vacuum of a nonexistent abstract world can movement or change occur without that abrasive friction of conflict. In a fight almost anything goes. It almost reaches the point where you stop to apologize if a chance blow happens to land above the belt. Ridicule is man's most potent weapon. The most unethical of all means is the non-use of any means. The end is what you want and the means is how you get it. If you have a vast organization, parade it before the enemy, openly show your power. If you ...
Storm swamps the campaign: Frank Sesno, Ryan Lizza & Howard Kurtz on the October Surprise that Mother Nature bro...
Roland Martin, Will Cain, Ryan Lizza, John Berman and Soledad O'Brien discuss the Obama Campaign's new political ad hitting Mitt Romney over his comments abo...
"69 Obama Lies" (Countdown Mark 9-18-12: Day 49 till Election Day) Lie The "Post-Partisan" Lie "Then you've got (the GOP's) plan, which is, let's have dirtier air, dirtier water, less people with health insurance." ~ BHO "Obama's grotesque charge against his Republican opponents is so over the top that it could belong in a comedy routine...much like a 'Saturday Night Live' satire. "Obama's slam on Republicans contradicts his Inaugural Address call for "an end to the petty grievances and false promises, the recriminations and worn-out dogmas that for far too long have strangled our politics." It's a theme he's long sounded in his effort to cast himself as a 'post-partisan' leader. Obama told the 2004 Democratic Convention that "there is not a liberal America and a conservative America; there is a United States if America." The truth, says New Yorker magazine writer Ryan Lizza, is that "Obama's political biography is more partisan and ruthless than the version he has told over the years in countless 'po ...
We will examine coverage of the Middle East attacks and their impact on the presidential campaign with Ryan Lizza, Clarence Page, Amy Holmes and Paul Farhi. Plus, a look at Katie Couric's new daytime show with Gail Shister and Adam Buckman.
Wolf Blitzer and Ryan Lizza wearing the same hipster glasses on CNN Sight-uation Room right now.
Consider this — Ryan Lizza of the New Yorker wrote a lengthy profile of Michele Bachmann's religious views and, in the process, got major portions of
Apparently I missed a great speech from Bill Clinton las night . I heard he said a lot of good things about President Obama and thats great. However, in 2008 when he was campaigning for his wife he had a different opinion. Mark Halperin wrote about a conversation Clinton had with Ted Kennedy in which he said (paraphrasing) "You know, Ted, a few years ago this guy would be getting us coffee. Ryan Lizza said the late Tim Russert told him a similar story. Last year he told a bunch of folks Obama doesn't know how to run a country and doesnt know how the world works. How could he? He's been too busy fetching my coffee and carrying my bags. Now I wasnt there and this is all conjecture but President Clinton also told us all HE DID NOT HAVE SEX WITH THAT WOMAN. My point is I dont care how you bring it or package it lets all be informed on who we are voting for and why
Thoroughly enjoyed Ryan Lizza explaining it to Amy Kremer in _very_ small words. That kind of stupid is staggering.
On Tuesday, Piers Morgan Tonight welcomed, Richard Grenell, Katie Pavlich, Van Jones, and Hilary Rosen to talk about day one at the Democratic National Convention. Debbie Wasserman Schultz also joined the program to address the current Democratic platform controversies, Patrick Kennedy and Mark Shriver spoke about the late Ted Kennedy and Ryan Lizza shared his insight on the relationship between President Bill Clinton and President Barack Obama as a preview to President Clinton’s address to the RNC on Wednesday. Will you be watching Clinton’s speech
Listening to John Podesta, Norman Ornstein, Ryan Lizza, Tom Daschle talking about the future of America
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According to Ryan Lizza, writing for THE New Yorker, Obama's second term will be defined by immigration reform on the domestic front, and the "Pacific pivot" in terms of foreign policy. The former will also have to address the imminent arrival of "Taxmaggedon"; the latter the turnover of perhaps 70 percent of China's leadership.
Rep. Paul Ryan, now the GOP vice presidential nominee, is an Ayn Rand acolyte, a loyal adherent to the philosophies of a woman whose views have enthralled fringe segments of the conservative movement for more than half a century. He is famous for giving her novels to staffers in his office. He has even called her works the inspiration for his government career, according to an August profile by New Yorker writer Ryan Lizza, who quoted from a 2005 speech the congressman gave to the Atlas Society, an Ayn Rand fan club. “The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand. The fight we are in here, make no mistake about it, is a fight of individualism versus collectivism,” Ryan told the group. That helps to explain Ryan’s ideas about the federal budget, which he would radically downsize to shrink the programs that help the elderly, the poor, the unemployed and just about everybody else who needs the occasional helping hand. In Rand ...
The Congressional Budget Office released its Update to the Budget and Economic Outlook: Fiscal Years 2012 to 2022 today, showing that if Congress and President Obama do nothing to stop Taxmageddon and the sequester unemployment will rise to 9.1 percent next year. Sounds bad right? But guess what? This is the preferred plan of a growing number of Democrats. Former-Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean, New York Times Executive Editor Bill Keller, former-Democratic Gov. Jennifer Granholm and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee Chair Patty Murray have all advocated forcing the Unites States economy off the fiscal cliff just so Democrats can tell their constituents they raised taxes on the rich. Even President Obama has expressed a willingness to take the fiscal jump. The New Yorker‘s Ryan Lizza reports that unlike 2010 and 2011, Obama is prepared to follow through on his threat to let taxes go up after he no longer has to face voters ever again: “Several White House officials I talked t ...
Simple things is what my heart beats for
Ryan Lizza wrote good piece re the US, Egypt and Libya if you want something more concise than Sanger:
Several years back, Ryan Lizza had a long piece in NY mag(?) on how NY has always been in abortions nationally.
Poppy Harlow and Ryan Lizza take a deeper look at Paul Ryan's roots in Janesville, Wisconsin.
Don't want to break your heart ,want to give your heart a break
I wonder if Ryan Lizza thinks GM was always a gov.enterprise?
lies about on Conveniently forgets that Ryan worked with Wyden. Lizza works for the New Yorker. Liberal much
Watching Ryan Lizza on CNN. Losing a lot of respect...more so as the show continues. Not an honest agent.
I wish there was a shaws in new york
Listened to John Cassidy and Ryan Lizza on what the... from New Yorker: The Politic...
The New Yorker New Political Scene podcast: Ryan Lizza and John Cassidy on the risks and rewards of the Paul Ryan VP pick (thumbnail illustration by Tom Bachtell)
Here is The New Yorker podcast with Ryan Lizza today.
Ryan Lizza seems like the kind of guy who would applaud really loud at a jazz club to show everyone he "got it" a little more than them.
Adam said he will hate u if u don't follow me!
to bad I don't know where your house is
Guess you already know that if you want an intelligent person to interview that DOES NOT LIE ~ Invite Ryan Lizza he's honest .
Even better: add a Ron or Rand... Ron Paul Ryan Lizza ?
Of course Elizabeth, you're the best 😊
From Salon: It’s “I Got Mine, Now Screw You!” economics. This kind of hard-heartedness may appeal to the extreme fringe base of Republican voters, but it is as repulsive to mainstream voters as it is corrosive to the American dream. The Romney-Ryan budget focuses 62 percent of its cuts on programs that help the poor — in order to pay for more tax breaks for the already-rich and, incidentally, raise the deficit. “Of course we believe in government,” Ryan said to the New Yorker’s Ryan Lizza. “We think government should do what it does really well, but that it has limits, and obviously within those limits are things like infrastructure, interstate highways, and airports.” In other words, the government spending that helped Ryan’s family get ahead falls within the proper role of government. The government spending that helps other families get ahead …? Fortunately, Ryan Inc. also builds landfills, so we’ll have somewhere to bury all that wasteful spending on the poor and middle class.
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