Ryan spoke in private last week to a group of donors at a political conference in Colorado sponsored by the industrialists Charles G. and David H. Koch.
During the conference, the speaker said donors shouldn't put their focus completely on retaining the Senate, and noted that Republican control of the House may also be at risk, the Times reported, citing a Republican who heard the talk.
There is reportedly growing concern among the party's biggest contributors over retaining control of Congress with Donald Trump as the party's nominee.
Democrats would need to pick up more than 30 House seats to take control. But according to the Times, Republicans are worried about a scenario in which they lose enough seats that Ryan is weakened and the party is on the defensive.
That would be delightful. GOTV. Let's make this happen.
Former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton gave a talk at the National Association of Black Journalists-National Association of Hispanic Journalists Convention Friday, during which she focused on expanding economic opportunity for African-Americans and Latinos across America.
But instead of focusing on this, the press went for the emails. Again.
The bottom line is the FBI found no evidence that Clinton broke the law with private emails. This happened in May. It was extensively covered. It is now August.
This tired attempt to revive these ginned up, phony scandals in order to create the illusion of a horse race is not serving the public.
Clinton will find a way to keep getting her message out there and she will find a way to help the press understand that there are not two dangerous cartoon characters running for president, thus one campaign is a drama-fueled stumble from gaffe-to-gaffe, full of delusions and absolute lies and one is not. She will hopefully do more press conferences even though the press is stuck in reverse with her emails, simply because its the right thing to do.
Its time for the press to let go of the failed attempt to make something of the phony email scandal and with it the false notion that there are two equal choices running for president. This obsession with Clintons emails has long ago jumped the shark and the hypocrisy of the press on this issue is troubling.
I'm still unsure whether the press is just too ignorant to grasp this, or if they are intentionally misleading people.
Nuclear security experts are nervous about the prospect of a Donald Trump presidency.
Former officials from both Republican and Democratic administrations are expressing concern over what they describe as Trumps cavalier rhetoric about using nuclear weapons and potentially allowing them to be obtained by U.S. allies.
This is the most dangerous thing that he has said, among many dangerous and stupid things, said Mark Fitzpatrick, 26-year veteran of the State Department who worked on nonproliferation issues under former Presidents Bill Clinton and George W. Bush. The narrative is damaging to Trump because it plays right into the hands of Hillary Clinton and her supporters, who say that Trumps inexperienced hand makes him too dangerous a liability for the White House.
Or, put another way, as a Christian, I believe the sacred personhood of an individual begins before birth and continues throughout life, and I believe that sacred personhood is worth protecting, whether its tucked inside a womb, waiting on death row, fleeing Syria in search of a home, or playing beneath the shadow of an American drone.
But as so many others have said, this year is different. Knowing many of my pro-life friends feel torn between voting for an unpopular but highly qualified pro-choice candidate in Hillary Clinton and an incompetent narcissist who poses a unique threat to our American democracy in Donald Trump, Id like to make a proposal:
You should vote for Hillary Clinton.
And Id like to suggest that voting for a pro-choice candidate in this election, or any election, need not overburden your conscience.
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And we are damn tired of passive racism, sexism, homophobia, etc.
This is not about political correctness. It's about plain old correctness and doing what is right.
This is not about people being sensitive.
It's about people who are sick and tired of people who are labeled as sensitive when they are just trying to do the right thing.
I'm tired of the excuses. I'm tired of the insults.
Doing the right thing is always harder than doing the easy thing. But it's time to do the right thing. And that means to stand up to the jerks who want to keep things status quo.
No more hiding behind supposed political correctness. When you see racism, call it out. When you see sexism, call it out. When you see homophobia, call it out.
There is nothing to debate anymore. It's just flat out wrong. Stop letting folks make excuses, and start calling it out for the bigotry that it is.