Paul Ryan - Controversies

The images below provide links to controversies for Paul Ryan. The information within these scandals is gathered from news reports, official data, and other information. The data is intended to be impartial and factual in nature. If there is information that you would like to see included or you believe that it is not impartial, please email us.

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2012-09-05

In August of 2012, Congressman Ryan was interviewed on the Hugh Hewitt show and was telling his background. In discussing his running in high school and a subsequent injury, Congressman Ryan stated that he ran a marathon in just under three hours (sub 7minute miles). Bloggers checked into the story and questioned it. A few weeks later, Congressman Ryan recanted the claim and stated that the real time was aroung 4 hours. He noted that he was jokingly chastized by his brother soon after the claim ...

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2012-08-20

The Original StoryrnOn August 11, 2012 a website called The Richmonder published an article claiming that Congressman Ryan had made trades to buy and sell bank stocks on the same day that he had attended a meeting on the upcoming financial crisis with Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke, Treasury Secretary Hank Paulson, and Congressional leaders such as Speaker Pelosi. The claim was based off of publications of Congressman Ryan's financial disclosure forms taken from OpenSecrets.org and p ...