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Why Obama Must Fight Paul Ryan

The New Republic | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics

There is no Red America and there is no Blue America. Remember the first time you heard Barack Obama say that? I do. It was July, 2004, during the Dem...

Fiscal Affairs: Someone Is Wrong in The Times*

James Kwak | Posted 06.06.2012 | Business
James Kwak

James Stewart at the New York Times has doubled down on his infatuation with Paul Ryan. Ryan's budget, he says, is a viable centrist starting point for budget negotiations, and attacks from "left and right" are mere "partisan rhetoric."

It's Tax Time: Is It Also a Time to Occupy the IRS?

Danny Schechter | Posted 06.05.2012 | Business
Danny Schechter

Today, especially thanks to Occupy Wall Street, we know how economic inequality had grown while the people with the most money in society work the hardest to not pay their fair share. They have been resisting for years, "legally," they claim.

OWS Triumphant: Obama, Romney and the Politics of Inequality

Richard Brodsky | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

What Obama's doing is forcing a debate about the most fundamental question before the nation: Do we govern in the interest of the 1 percent or do we govern in the interest of the 99 percent?

Darwin: Scientist but Not Economist

Mike Lux | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

President Obama's speech this week went after the extremists who control the Republican Party hard, and he nailed it. I was glad to see him explicitly tie Ryan and Romney to their Social Darwinist ancestors.

Charges, Countercharges and the Truth

Dan Kennedy | Posted 06.04.2012 | Media
Dan Kennedy

Words ought to have consequences. If Obama can say something demonstrably true, and the media's principal response is to quote the other side as saying Y, it's going to be a long, unenlightening spring. And summer. And fall.

The President's Speech and the Ryan Budget: Two Very Alternative Visions

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.04.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

What's the best way to most succinctly describe the president's and the Republicans' competing visions? By examining the role of government. We should do our best to understand what the private market does best and what it does least well.

Paul Ryan Fundraises Off Obama 'Trojan Horse' Slam

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics

Saying that President Barack Obama "isn’t interested in governing," House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan sent an email blast to supporters Tues...

Obama Attacks 'Radical' Ryan Plan

AP | BEN FELLER | Posted 06.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — In combative campaign form, President Barack Obama accused Republican leaders on Tuesday of becoming so radical and dangerously rig...

Krugman: House GOP Budget 'The Most Fraudulent In American History' | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics

The big bad event of last week was, of course, the Supreme Court hearing on health reform. In the course of that hearing it became clear that several ...

Michael McAuliff

Paul Ryan Budget Turned Into Dems' Weapon | Michael McAuliff | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Democrats are not waiting long to use Rep. Paul Ryan's federal budget proposal for next year as a campaign billy club. Last week, th...

Elise Foley

Paul Ryan: 'I Really Misspoke' About Military | Elise Foley | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Sunday that he had made a mistake last week in asserting that senior military leaders did not support the P...

Paul "Longshanks" Ryan

Ari Ratner | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Ari Ratner

One cinematic moment from Braveheart captures Paul "Longshanks" Ryan's approach to reforming government. He wants to cut it and kill it -- no matter who gets hit in the crossfire.

They Just Don't Get It

Rep. David Cicilline | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Rep. David Cicilline

Rather than trying to pass another tax giveaway for the richest among us, House Republicans should join with Democrats and enact public policies that will actually benefit our middle class and working families.

Republican Budget Represents a Bleak Future for America

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 05.30.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

All of us want to put America back on a sustainable fiscal path, but to do so everyone must be asked to pitch in. The Republican budget, however, places the entire burden of deficit reduction on the middle class, seniors, and the most vulnerable.

Ryan Budget Gets Big Victory

AP | ALAN FRAM | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A divided House approved a $3.6 trillion Republican budget on Thursday recasting Medicare and imposing sweeping cuts in domestic pr...

Rep. Ryan's Hunger Games

Billy Shore | Posted 05.28.2012 | Politics
Billy Shore

It is fitting that House Budget Committee Chairman Ryan's budget and The Hunger Games were both released in the same week. Both envision a society in which children must truly fight for their very survival.

Republican Budget for Billionaires

Dave Johnson | Posted 05.27.2012 | Business
Dave Johnson

The new Republican budget (called the "Ryan Budget" by DC insiders) reflects current electoral reality: billionaires and corporations now finance cand...

Ryan Plan Faces Questionable Future

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Conservatives claimed credit Tuesday for forcing House GOP leaders to draft a tougher budget plan than initially planned, even as t...

The Daily Szep: The Rich and Proud

Paul Szep | Posted 05.26.2012 | Comedy
Paul Szep


The Worst Ryan Plan: GOP Budget or Tim Tebow Trade?

Jason Stanford | Posted 05.26.2012 | Comedy
Jason Stanford

Which Ryan plan is worse, Rep. Paul Ryan's budget or Jets coach Rex Ryan's trade for Tim Tebow? "Tough call... Both (Ryan plans) could cause deaths, nausea and vomiting."

New Web Ad Has Star Power Behind It

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee is out with a new web ad with some star power behind it. Actor Martin Sheen narrates the video that go...

GOP: Killing Vulnerable Americans With Kindness - Literally

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 05.26.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

As a favor to struggling Americans, Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a federal budget last week ravaging programs for the poor, elderly, disabled, young, veterans, jobless, students and other vulnerable people. Ryan did it, he said, because these programs are demeaning.

Paul Ryan, Team Obama Spar Over House GOP Budget

AP | By STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The new debt-slashing budget plan pushed by House Republicans heated up as a presidential campaign issue Sunday as the proposal's archit...

Re-Thinking Old Age: In the National Interest

Michael Hodin | Posted 05.24.2012 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

As Americans live longer is it any wonder the country is struggling to balance its budget? Is it any wonder we can't figure out how to pay for long-standing "entitlements"?