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Paul Ryan Budget

Ryan Budget Plan Has Potential To Bridge Bitter GOP Divide

AP | KEN THOMAS and LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 12.14.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan likened his 2-year budget agreement with Democrats to taking a few steps in the right direction. But the bipartisa...

What Would Mary Do?

Pat LaMarche | Posted 02.12.2014 | Impact
Pat LaMarche

Poor families can't forget that Christmas -- or any winter holiday -- is for children. But for tens of millions of U.S. children living in ever deepening poverty, there's literally no way for their parents to get them gifts without going to unenviable extremes.

We Have Met the Enemy and She Is Old

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

When did older people become the enemy? Last week a judge ruled that Detroit could move forward with its plan to cut pensions for retired city workers. This week Washington is celebrating a budget deal which harms older people economically in several ways.

Michael McAuliff

House Spurns Tea Party, Passes Budget Deal | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republican leaders told right-wing interest groups to shove it Thursday and passed a budget compromise that provides a partial bre...

Why Ryan Was 'Caught Off Guard'

AP | Posted 12.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The co-architect of a new budget deal in Congress concedes the political accommodation is modest, but says it moves a fiscally cha...

Jennifer Bendery

Lindsey Graham: Paul Ryan Budget Deal Boosts His 2016 White House Chances | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.10.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) has any interest in entering the 2016 presidential field, the bipartisan budget proposal he put forward Tuesd...

Budget Deal Reached

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

BY DAVID ESPO & ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — Congressional negotiators reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to rest...

Dem Leader Accuses GOP Of Stalling On Budget

AP | Posted 11.19.2013 | Politics

BY ANDREW TAYLOR, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON (AP) — The No. 2 Democrat in the House said Tuesday that the top GOP negotiator on the budget i...

Paul Ryan, Poverty Warrior? Huh?

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

His is the classic example of the adage that if you've got a reputation for being an early riser, you can sleep til noon. What are his accomplishments?

'We're Not There Yet'

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...

Chief GOP Budget Negotiator Backs Raising Revenue

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.25.2013 | Politics

Oklahoma Rep. Tom Cole, one of the key Republican negotiators on a possible budget deal, said Friday that he would support raising revenue and more of...

Ryan Presses Narrower Focus For Next Budget Fight

Reuters | Posted 12.24.2013 | Politics

* Ryan eyes savings from benefits programs * Lowered expectations seen improving chances for agreement * "Can we get som...

Budget Conference Provides an Excellent Opportunity to Carefully Examine Rep. Ryan's 'Entitlement' Proposals

Scott Lilly | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Scott Lilly

Paul Ryan has indicated that "entitlement reform" will be at the top of his agenda. Committee members should listen carefully to what he has to say and encourage him to provide more details than he has so far offered on how his proposed savings would be accomplished.

Paul Ryan's Plans Are Being Ignored

Bloomberg | Posted 10.16.2013 | Politics

Representative Paul Ryan wanted big policy changes to lift the U.S. debt ceiling: a revamp of Social Security and Medicare, a framework for tax-code c...

Ryan: Debt Limit 'Forcing Action' On Budget

Reuters | Posted 12.01.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Senior House of Representatives Republican Paul Ryan said on Tuesday that a mid-October deadline to raise the U.S. bor...

Dean Of Congressional Press Corps Pins Shutdown On Ryan Budget

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.29.2013 | Politics

David Rogers, the unofficial dean of the congressional press corps, has been reporting on Capitol Hill since Charlie Wilson was figuring out ways to f...

Why Don't Republicans Understand the Economy?

Bob Burnett | Posted 10.23.2013 | Politics
Bob Burnett

Hypnotized by a toxic blend of Reaganomics and Objectivism, Republicans don't understand how the economy works or the concerns of middle-class families.

Ryan Cuts Face Republican Backlash

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Midway between the 2012 and 2014 election campaigns, moderate Republican conservatives are beginning to foment a revolt of their own &nd...

Jon Ward

Paul Ryan Sits Out GOP's Conservative Machismo Arms Race | Jon Ward | Posted 08.09.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- One of these things is not like the other. Last week in Republican politics: Rand Paul and Chris Christie traded shots, Marco Rubio ...

Paul Ryan: Progressivism Is 'Arrogant And Condescending'

The Huffington Post | Preston Maddock | Posted 05.09.2013 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) belittled progressives during a speech at the conservative American Enterprise Institute on Wednesday. “Progressivism is ...

Ryan: 'I Don't See A Grand Bargain Happening'

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 05.07.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On this, some of Washington's highest-ranking budget players can agree: A "grand bargain" this year to close the nation's chronic budget...

Jennifer Bendery

Republican Hails Medicare As 'Tremendous Program' After Voting To Kill It | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 05.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During recent remarks to a local GOP group, Rep. Shelley Moore Capitol (R-W.Va.) hailed Medicare as "a tremendous program" and imagined ...

Conservatives Favored Deficits Before Keynes

Paul A. London | Posted 06.22.2013 | Politics
Paul A. London

What the Chicago conservatives in 1932 said the government should do was spend aggressively on useful public works and infrastructure. There were then and are now plenty of liberal ideas that deserve harsh criticism.

Sabrina Siddiqui

Now It's Democrats Blasting GOP For Stalling Budget | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.19.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans spent four years berating the Democratic-led Senate for failing to pass a budget. Now that the Senate has approved a budget ...

Why Nobody Should Be Surprised That Obama Wants to Cut Social Security and Medicare

Pascal Robert | Posted 06.10.2013 | Black Voices
Pascal Robert

In this video, Yvette Carnell of Your Black World discusses Obama's budget proposal, which includes a plan to cut Social Security and Medicare, with me.