It's been reported that Paul Ryan has recently told colleagues he will not seek re-election. And why should he? The way I see it he has two choices: Door #1 — run again and risk being defeated by a blue-collar worker in the 2018 Blue Wave, i.e., go down in disgrace and never be heard from again, or Door #2 — be set for life by cashing in on one of the multi-million dollar payback jobs surely being offered by grateful benefactors, now that he gave them their tax cuts. If you were him, which would you choose?

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Does Trump "Tweet" When His Staff Says No?

Thom plus logo Lev Parnas tells the story of how Donald Trump fired ambassador Marie Yovanovitch at least "four or five times," and that they were afraid that he would "fire her with a tweet." This is not the first time we have heard from White House insiders that the president often gives irrational or stupid orders that his staff then ignores.