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Paul Ryan Budget

Let Us Eat Cake: The New Census Data on Poverty

Karen Dolan | Posted 09.19.2014 | Politics
Karen Dolan

Poverty fell in 2013 U.S. Census data shows. It inched down from 15 percent in 2012 to 14.5 percent in 2013, but still higher than when the Recession officially ended in 2009. So not yet time to eat cake. ...Or is it?

Marina Fang

Paul Ryan Tries To Boost Slow Book Sales By Guest-Hosting Sean Hannity's Radio Show

HuffingtonPost.com | Marina Fang | Posted 08.29.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) guest-hosted Sean Hannity's radio program on Thursday in what could only be described as a bizarre promotional a...

Arthur Delaney

Paul Ryan Recycles Weak Talking Point On Welfare Reform

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Wednesday praised welfare reform for reducing child poverty, even though child poverty is higher today than i...

Arthur Delaney

Paul Ryan's New Book Casts Paul Ryan As Government Shutdown Hero

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.19.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In his new book, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) recounts shaking his head in frustration last fall as fellow Republicans sought to use a govern...

Arthur Delaney

Just How Much Does Paul Ryan Want The Government To Plan Poor People's Lives?

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Last week, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said the government could better fight poverty if poor people worked with ...

Arthur Delaney

Paul Ryan Is BACK

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.24.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Thursday unveiled a new, highly anticipated proposal to fight poverty. "I want to talk about how we can e...

McConnell Distances Himself From A Budget That He Effusively Praised

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 07.10.2014 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan's (R-Wis.) 2011 budget proposal has incited an advertising war in one of the country's premier Senate contests over how it would have a...

Arthur Delaney

Paul Ryan's Approach To Poverty Is Straight Out Of The 19th Century

HuffingtonPost.com | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.14.2014 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is looking to put a new spin on some old ideas for fighting poverty. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite) Bob Woodson recalle...

Radical Grace: U.S. Nuns Honor Vow by Challenging the Vatican

Gina Messina-Dysert | Posted 07.06.2014 | Religion
Gina Messina-Dysert

Although the Vatican attempted to rein in American nuns for pushing "radical feminist themes," its efforts have been less than successful. Recogni...

Biden Attacks Ryan Budget For Favoring The Wealthy

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.28.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Vice President Joe Biden Monday launched a broadside at the slashing budget plan of House Republicans, kicking off a campaign to t...

Numbers of Poor Seniors Would Increase Under Ryan Budget

Kevin Prindiville | Posted 06.23.2014 | Politics
Kevin Prindiville

The Ryan path devastates programs that now help millions of seniors stay out of poverty. It would tip the balance in the wrong direction for too many of our elders who struggle daily to make ends meet.

Inside Paul Ryan, Inside the GOP

Bob Burnett | Posted 06.18.2014 | Politics
Bob Burnett

The Ryan/Republican budget puts the 2014 midterm election in perspective. Americans will choose between a new congress that caters to the 1 percent or one that protects the 99 percent. We will choose between plutocracy or democracy.

Taxes: The Debate We're Not Having

Steven Conn | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Steven Conn

If you feel like you are paying too much this year to Uncle Sam, remember. The issue isn't what you are paying, but what those taxes buy you. And until we are willing to tame the $700 billion budgetary gorilla, you won't ever get much value for your hard-earned money.

Paul Ryan: My Budget Is A Step Toward GOP Unity

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 04.12.2014 | Politics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa (AP) — Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan told an Iowa audience Friday that his party can and must come together, and he held out his...

Dems Relish The Chance To Attack GOP Over Austere Budget

Reuters | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, April 10 (Reuters) - Democrats in the U.S. Congress can hardly contain their glee over the latest Republi...

House Passes Ryan Budget With Big Cuts

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Thursday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure t...

Ryan Budget Flies in the Face of President Johnson's Legacy

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

Not only does the Ryan Budget fail to make investments in our nation's economy, it protects loopholes for Big Oil, prioritizes millionaires and billionaires, and pushes families closer to the edge.

House Passes GOP Budget

AP | Posted 04.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has passed a GOP budget blueprint that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years through sweeping cuts across the f...

Even the Rich Should Reject the Ryan Budget

Rep. John Conyers | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Rep. John Conyers

As the House votes on a budget plan this week, the choice is not between serving the rich or the poor. It's a choice between investing in broad-based prosperity and continuing a failed experiment of austerity.

GOP Lawmakers Balk When Spending Cuts Get Real

AP | By ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — When House Republicans pass Rep. Paul Ryan's budget for a fourth year in a row this week, they'll go on record again in favor of b...

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."

The Ryan Budget: How I Spent My Weekend

Rep. Alan Grayson | Posted 06.08.2014 | Politics
Rep. Alan Grayson

Hypothetically, if you wanted to distill every form of right-wing economic lunacy into a 100-page document, then hypothetically, it would be the Ryan Budget.

House Conservatives Offer More Austere Alternative To Ryan Budget

Reuters | Posted 06.07.2014 | Politics

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, April 7 (Reuters) - Conservative Republicans who believe that Representative Paul Ryan's budget plan does ...

Michael McAuliff

Dems Ask How Paul Ryan Budget Would Affect Poverty

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.07.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has been talking an awful lot about poverty lately -- some say insultingly -- but there is very...

Russell Conwell: His Theology of Wealth and Today's GOP

James Zogby | Posted 06.05.2014 | Politics
James Zogby

I thought of Russell Conwell's bizarre nineteenth-century theological glorification of wealth this past week when the Supreme Court removed one of the last remaining limits on the amount of money wealthy donors could spend in political campaigns.