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Michael McAuliff

Republicans Admit To Guessing On The Budget | Michael McAuliff | Posted 03.17.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new Republican budget unveiled Tuesday not only dramatically cuts health care, anti-hunger programs and most other non-military spen...

Vote for Yourself Tuesday

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 01.03.2015 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The rich always vote for themselves. They go for their self-interest, their tax breaks, their liability escapes (think Wall Street). Meanwhile, they've relentlessly instructed the non-rich that they too must vote for the rich.

Dem Rep Blasts Congress, Obama Over Handling Of Border Crisis

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

In the eyes of one congressman, the situation in Syria isn't all that different from home. Rep. Bill Pascrell (D-N.J.) blasted Congress and the Ob...

GOP Rep Gets Schooled By Economist During Tense Exchange

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.28.2014 | Politics

Leave it to one of the country's top economists to fill in Congress on how a key federal agency works. During a Wednesday morning House Budget Comm...

Budget Linguistics

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

A few months ago I was in a restaurant and noticed a mistake on the check. "I'm sorry," the waiter said, suggesting there was nothing he could do about the overcharge. "That's how it's in the computer."

In the Name of Protecting Children, the Poor, and the States, the Ryan Budget Does the Opposite

Bruce Lesley | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan released his fiscal year 2015 budget proposal last week, but the rhetoric in the document and out of the Committee often seem at odds with the budget choices that are being made.

The Ryan Budget Is an Affront to Economics and American History

Anthony W. Orlando | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Anthony W. Orlando

Paul Ryan has issued a new proposal to cut the budget even further, to the point where most unemployment programs will be half the size that they were during the Reagan administration. This is a cruel, counterproductive path we are on, and that is not a statement of mere opinion.

Ryan Unveils House GOP Budget, Claiming Balance

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in fed...

Paul Ryan Laments Laziness In The 'Inner Cities'

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some inner city men suffer from a culture that does not value hard work, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said Wednesday. "...

Tim Ryan: '$13 To $14 An Hour' For Minimum Wage 'Would Be Livable'

The Huffington Post | Natasha Bach | Posted 03.12.2014 | Politics

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) advocated for an increase in the national minimum wage, in a Tuesday interview on HuffPost Live. While he said an increase ...

'Shut Up!' -- Really GOP?

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

The result of the Republican budget would be opportunity only for those who already have money. So, of course, the GOP had to try to kill a budget conceived under the proposition of opportunity for everyone.

Rep. Ryan's New Poverty Report: A Fat Thumb on the Evidentiary Scale

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

It's a detailed, serious look at the issue but is beset with misleading evidence and conclusions. There's also something that I found fundamentally odd about the report.

GOP Using My Old Playbook to Twist Facts About Obamacare and Jobs

Wendell Potter | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics
Wendell Potter

If you're curious about what I used to do as a PR guy for the health insurance industry, how I often took facts and figures and twisted them to advance a specific political or financial agenda, take a look at the behavior of some members of Congress last week.

CBO Director: Actually, Obamacare Will Reduce Unemployment

The Huffington Post | Posted 02.07.2014 | Business

President Obama's health care reform law isn't going to kill 2.5 million jobs, Congressional Budget Office director Douglas Elmendorf told the House B...

Congress Sees Little Progress In Budget Negotiations

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House and Senate budget negotiators say they're not close to an agreement but plan to keep at it. "We're trying to find common gr...

What Would a Feminist Budget Look Like?

Terry O'Neill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

A feminist budget would recognize the need for change. It would be designed to reduce income and wealth inequality, which disproportionately affects all women but particularly women in communities of color.

Ranking House Dem Pushes Firm Line In U.S. Budget Talks

Reuters | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics

By Caren Bohan and David Lawder WASHINGTON, Oct 22 (Reuters) - A senior House of Representatives Democrat set down a firm marker on Tu...

Deficit Shrinks Far Faster Than Expected

Reuters | David Lawder and Labib Nasir | Posted 05.12.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON, May 14 (Reuters) - The U.S. deficit is shrinking considerably more quickly than previously thought, the Congressional Budget Office said...

Paul Ryan: Balancing Budget Will Require 'Modest Changes'

Reuters | Posted 05.06.2013 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, March 6 (Reuters) - House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said on Wednesday he will unveil a "no surp...

Tea Party Reps Who Voted Against Paul Ryan Budget Kicked Off Committee

Reuters | Posted 02.03.2013 | Politics

* Representative says ouster was 'vindictive move' * House speaker spokesman offers no specifics on ouster By David Lawd...

The Paul Ryan Congress

Rep. Mike Honda | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Rep. Mike Honda

Paul Ryan's proposed budget offers no progress, protection or prosperity for Americans. It will not create the jobs Americans so desperately need. Indeed, the Ryan Budget would do irrefutable damage to our country's greatest legacies. There are better ways forward.

Ryan Called Out Over Social Security

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 10.19.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — Democrats are eagerly renewing their fight against privatizing Social Security now that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Rom...

It's Romney/Ryan!

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

The two sides are more clearly defined for voters. But will the vice presidential candidate matter? In the end, the election will rest on the state of the economy on Election Day, and on whom voters believe they can trust. Mitt Romney still has a lot of work to do on the trust issue.

Paul Krugman: Why Are 'Centrists' Joining The Cult Of Paul Ryan?

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 04.09.2012 | Politics

So, can we talk about the Paul Ryan phenomenon? And yes, I mean the phenomenon, not the man. Mr. Ryan, the chairman of the House Budget Committee and ...

Pentagon Official's Commutes Cost An Absurd Amount

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 04.06.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- It's turning out to be a costly commute home for Defense Secretary Leon Panetta. The Pentagon chief has traveled on military aircraft t...