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Paul Ryan is already giving up on his biggest goal for 2018

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House Speaker Paul Ryan has long wanted to enact entitlement reforms through cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security.
Ryan said in December that he wanted to tackle the issue in 2018.
On Friday, Ryan admitted that these programs would not see changes in the upcoming legislative year.
House Speaker Paul Ryan on Friday admitted that his biggest "wish list" item isn't likely to happen in 2018.
Ryan has long wanted to enact reforms to entitlement programs - which usually takes the form of cuts to Medicaid, Medicare, and Social Security. But at an event in...
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2 Republican senators claim to have not heard Trump's 'shithole' countries remark

2 Republican senators claim to have not heard Trump's 'shithole' countries remark

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Two Republican Senators claim to have not heard President Trump saying that certain African and Latin American nations are "shithole" countries.
Multiple reports and one Democratic senator have claimed Trump used the word.
Two Republican senators on Friday claimed to have not heard the comments by President Donald Trump that certain countries are a "shithole" compared to European ones.
In a joint statement, Sens. Tom Cotton of Arkansas and David Purdue of Georgia said they did not recall Trump's remarks.
"President Trump brought everyone to the table this week and listened...
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Paul Ryan calls Trump's 'shithole countries' remark 'very unfortunate, unhelpful'

Paul Ryan calls Trump's 'shithole countries' remark 'very unfortunate, unhelpful'

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House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday it was "very unfortunate" and "unhelpful" of President Donald Trump to refer to foreign nations as "shithole countries."
Ryan said his ancestors from Ireland faced similar comments when they came to the US.
House Speaker Paul Ryan said Friday it was "very unfortunate" that President Donald Trump used the term "shithole" to describe Haiti and African countries the previous day in a discussion with lawmakers on immigration at the White House.
"So, first thing that came to my mind: very unfortunate, unhelpful," Ryan said, adding that...
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