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Why I Will Defeat Paul Ryan

Rob Zerban | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Rob Zerban

The people of Wisconsin deserve a representative who has spent time in the working world and whose values mirror their own. That's why I will defeat Paul Ryan in 2012.

Andrea Stone

Wisconsin Democrat Rob Zerban To Go Mano-A-Mano With Paul Ryan Over Medicare In 2012 | Andrea Stone | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics

JANESVILLE, Wis. -- Democrats are looking to voters like Lenore Green to help defeat Rep. Paul Ryan next year. Sipping a coffee at a farmer's marke...

Confronting An Immoral Budget

Rev. Jennifer Butler | Posted 08.07.2011 | Religion
Rev. Jennifer Butler

The message from the mainstream faith community is clear -- the economic agenda pushed by religious right political operatives is extreme, and it contradicts Christian moral values.

Why I Support "The Ronald Reagan Tax Reform Act of 2011"

Michael Keegan | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Michael Keegan

In 1986, Ronald Reagan explained that "vanishing loopholes and a minimum tax will mean that everybody and every corporation pay their fair share." It's time for the GOP to take a page from their hero's playbook.

The "Debt Ceiling" Versus "Jobs Creation" Debate: Not the Time for a Mistake

Leo Hindery, Jr. | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Leo Hindery, Jr.

It's important for the Obama White House, the 'Biden Group' and Democrats on Capitol Hill to stand firm for a budget deal that meets the demands of the middle class.

Medicaid: The Next Battleground

Ethan Rome | Posted 08.07.2011 | Politics
Ethan Rome

If the Republicans get their way and turn Medicaid into a so-called block grant, millions of seniors would be thrown out of nursing homes and middle class families would be slammed with crushing health care costs.

Emily Swanson

Medicare Poll: Paul Ryan Plan Unpopular With Seniors | Emily Swanson | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

A new survey released Monday by the Pew Research Center finds slightly more Americans oppose than favor the budget and Medicare plan advanced by the R...

Our Economy's Best Chance

Mike Lux | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics
Mike Lux

Given the makeup of Congress, Obama has just one chance to dramatically improve the American economy before the 2012 election, and that is to move aggressively to revitalize the housing market.

Paul Ryan's Ayn Rand Problem

Time | Posted 08.04.2011 | Politics

I am fairly certain that when Paul Ryan first decided to publicly share his admiration of Ayn Rand, he could not have imagined it would lead to him sp...

Alan Greenspan: U.S. Debt 'Scared' Me Into Supporting Tax Increases

James Sunshine | Posted 08.03.2011 | Business

Former Federal Reserve chairman Alan Greenspan is afraid, but not of unemployment, nor a stagnating economy. He's scared of the federal debt. "We a...

Budget Battle Pits Atheist Ayn Rand vs. Jesus

Posted 08.02.2011 | Religion

By Daniel Burke Religion News Service WASHINGTON (RNS) The atheist philosopher and novelist Ayn Rand published more than a dozen books before she die...

Welcome Home, Soldier

Ed Koch | Posted 07.31.2011 | New York
Ed Koch

The New York Times of May 28, 2011 brought to the attention of the American public the failure of our government to adequately attend to the medical p...

Conservative Radio Host Hangs Up On GOP Senate Candidate Over Ryan Plan Spin

Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

A conservative radio host in Florida hung up on Mike Haridopolos Tuesday after the U.S. Senate candidate refused to say whether he'd vote for Paul Rya...

Donald Trump: Paul Ryan Budget A 'Death Wish' For Republicans

Posted 08.01.2011 | Politics

Donald Trump warned that a controversial budget proposal introduced by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) could prove to be a "death wish" for Republicans in the...

Elise Foley

GOP Using Outcome Of Debt Ceiling Vote To Push Medicare Reforms | Elise Foley | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans are using the lopsided outcome of Tuesday's failed debt ceiling vote as a means to push through Medicare reforms. Not eve...

Obama Back In The Saddle

AP | JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 07.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Six months after Republicans alarmed Democrats with a midterm election wave, President Barack Obama has shaken off the jitters and ...

Pawlenty Touts Medicare Plan In Iowa

AP | Posted 07.30.2011 | Politics

WAUKEE, Iowa -- Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty told people during a Monday stop in Iowa that the key difference between his Medicare pro...

Mitt Romney Hedges On Support For Controversial GOP Budget Plan

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 07.27.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Likely presidential candidate Mitt Romney hedged Friday on his support for a House Republican budget outline that seeks to re...

Confused Thinking on Social Security

Jagadeesh Gokhale | Posted 07.27.2011 | Business
Jagadeesh Gokhale

Is Social Security a program that is independent of the federal budget ("off budget") or one that is intimately linked to the federal budget (the "unified budget" perspective)?

Republicans Have a Problem. So What?

Bob Burnett | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Most registered voters disagree with the core Republican principles. But, the most extreme wing of the GOP is driving the Party. That "Republican problem" is a problem for all Americans because it signifies disproportionate influence on our political process.


Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Rev. Al Sharpton

If Kathy Hochul can win in a district that voted for John McCain in 2008, Democrats should look forward to retaining the coveted office of the Presidency in 2012 -- and maybe even taking back control of the House.

Medicare Fix Rose by any Other Name Still Has Thorns

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

A real solution to the Medicare math problem is going to involve dealing with a lot of thorny issues, whether you call it "Hillary Care," "wither on the vine," "Ryan Care," "ending Medicare as we know it", "Obama Care" or "Death Panels."

GOP Hone Medicare Message Post NY-26 Shocker: Wax Nostalgic About Subsidies to Big Insurance?

Tom McMahon | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Tom McMahon

Republicans are so desperate to distract Americans about their plan to end Medicare that they plan to pull the same trick play: purposely scare and mislead seniors into believing their Medicare benefits are getting cut under the new health care law.

Dick Cheney: 'I Worship The Ground He Walks On'

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

Former Vice President Dick Cheney weighed in on the political stature of Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) while speaking at an event in Texas on Wednesday, the...

Democrats Press Advantage On Controversial GOP Medicare Plan

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Democrats on Wednesday defeated a Republican plan to scale back health benefits for future retirees and forced their...