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Joe Biden: GOP Primary Is 'A Gift From The Lord'

The Huffington Post | Zach Carter | Posted 01.29.2016 | Politics

Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday roasted Republican leaders in what appears to have been a political stand-up comedy routine before House Democrat...

(Un)happy 50th for Medicare and Medicaid?

Martha Burk | Posted 07.26.2016 | Politics
Martha Burk

Fifty years ago in 1965, President Lyndon Johnson signed Medicare and Medicaid into law, creating two programs that would disproportionately improve the lives of older and low-income Americans, especially women. Fast forward to 2015, and both are very much under siege.

Bibi Lombardi -- Winning Is the Only Thing

Mark Green | Posted 03.22.2015 | Politics
Mark Green


Lowry & Corn clash over Netanyahu's win-- Arabs-are-coming plus 3 positions on 2 States in 36 hours. Lombardi & Durocher: "Win any way you can so long as you get away with it." What should Obama & Clinton do now? Then: is Mandatory Voting anti-liberty or a civic obligation like jury duty?

Arthur Delaney

House Republican Budget Whacks Food Stamps And Medicaid | Arthur Delaney | Posted 03.20.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans unveiled a budget on Tuesday that, in addition to repealing Obamacare, reprises many of the safety net cuts Rep. Paul ...

Arizona GOP Attacks Dem For Voting The Same Way As 169 Republicans

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 11.02.2014 | Politics

The Arizona Republican Party is throwing Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) under the bus in order to attack the vulnerable Rep. Ron Barber (D-Ariz.). As Vox...

Ryan's Radio Love for Gardner Regurgitates Trouble for Republicans

Jason Salzman | Posted 10.31.2014 | Denver
Jason Salzman

Rep. Paul Ryan was in town last week, and he did a round of interviews on talk radio shows, hoping to find an audience hungry for his new book, which essentially explains how the Tea Party can grab actual control of things.

Arthur Delaney

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

Will Congressman Ryan's Anti-Poverty Plan Heed the Advice of the Experts and Break With the GOP Budget?

Rep. Chris Van Hollen | Posted 09.22.2014 | Politics
Rep. Chris Van Hollen

Tomorrow, House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan will present his proposal to address poverty in the United States. We welcome any ideas that lift more Americans out of poverty and create pathways into the middle class, but we will oppose any plan that uses the sunny language of "reform" as a guise to cut vital safety-net programs.

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...

The Budget Is Not Fair, Mr. Chair

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 07.02.2014 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

The way to end poverty is not to cut the very programs that are making the difference. What kind of leaders believe we can afford massive tax breaks for the richest one percent but cannot afford to meet the survival needs of all our poor children?

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.

GOP Budget: The Anti-Robin Hood Spending Plan

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

Rejecting dozens of heroic characters, from Captain America to Underdog, Republicans last week chose instead a villain for their figurehead.

The Congressional Progressive Caucus Budget: A Vision for Our Time

Jared Bernstein | Posted 06.10.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

To hear the rhetoric these days, you'd think faster job creation was impossible. You'd think growth deficits and debt were inevitable unless we're willing to sacrifice our social insurance programs and our safety net.

Election-Year Posturing From Congress Defines Campaigns

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Congress is now doing what it normally does, in an election year. This is not intended to sound cynical, as I actually think it is a good thing for a divided Congress to stand up for its divided beliefs -- even while knowing that almost none of the bills it now votes on have a prayer of becoming law before the election.

This Is Who They Are: The Republican Budget Vote

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 06.09.2014 | Politics
Robert L. Borosage

House Republicans will line up to pass the Ryan budget. At the same time, they will not even allow a vote on raising the minimum wage or extending unemployment benefits to the long-term unemployed. There are many things wrong with the Republican budget. Its austerity will cost jobs and cripple the economy. Its tax cuts will add to Gilded Age inequality. Its Big Oil agenda continues to ignore catastrophic climate change. Its numbers don't add up. Its claim to balance the budget in a decade depends on funny money -- assuming faster growth, keeping Obamacare's tax revenue while repealing its benefits, etc. But put the disagreements aside. Simply accept Republicans at their word: This is who they are.

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 ...

Friday Talking Points -- 'And Counting'

Chris Weigant | Posted 06.04.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Democrats, from this point on, should adopt a very simple technique to disarm Republican squabbles about Obamacare numbers. To every figure quoted for people gaining health insurance, Democrats should end with "... and counting."

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.

Elise Foley

Republicans Block Yet Another Immigration Measure | Elise Foley | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans blocked a Democratic effort Wednesday to add funding for a comprehensive immigration reform measure to the GOP budget,...

Obama Hurls 'Stinkburger' Slam At Paul Ryan

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 04.03.2014 | Politics

President Barack Obama said the budget proposed by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday is a "stinkburger." Obama made the comments while speaking in...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Ryan Says It's Okay For His Budget To Cut Medicare, But Not Okay For Democrats To Do It | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 04.02.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) on Tuesday defended his budget plan's Medicare cuts, even though Republicans have rel...

Chairman Ryan's Budget: 'More Poverty, Less Opportunity'

Bob Greenstein | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics
Bob Greenstein

Budgets are about priorities. Despite Chairman Ryan's rhetoric on fighting poverty and boosting opportunity, no fair-minded observer can claim that his proposals actually reflect those priorities -- or sugarcoat their harsh impact on tens of millions of low- and moderate-income Americans.

Sabrina Siddiqui

It's Official: The Ryan Budget Is Back | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 03.21.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans will consider a revised budget resolution this year by Budget Committee Chair Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), according to a memo ...

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. "...

War on Poverty: Progress, But More to Do

Rep. Barbara Lee | Posted 05.10.2014 | Politics
Rep. Barbara Lee

Last week, my colleague on the Budget Committee, Rep. Paul Ryan, put out a report: "The War on Poverty: 50 Years Later." Let's be clear, this report is nothing more than an ideologically bankrupt battle plan to attack the poor.