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Paul Ryan Budget

Ryan Unveils House GOP Budget, Claiming Balance

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 06.01.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in fed...

Guess What Happened To Paul Ryan's Poverty Promise

New York Magazine | Posted 03.31.2014 | Politics

Paul Ryan's flamboyantly low-key campaign to re-brand himself from an Ayn Rand miser to Jack Kemp-esque lover of the poor was supposed to culminate in...

Divisions Among GOP May Complicate House Republicans' Plans

AP | ANDREW TAYLOR | Posted 03.23.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — Divisions among Republicans over a budget deal and a shortfall in tax estimates are complicating the House GOP's efforts to advanc...

Sabrina Siddiqui

It's Official: The Ryan Budget Is Back

HuffingtonPost.com | 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 ...

The Culture Gap

Michael A. Hardy | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Michael A. Hardy

Most poor and working class families, whether black, white, tan or brown, would much rather be working and earning a livable wage than being excluded from the workforce by institutional situations whether policy driven or profit driven.

Lying in Wait, Ready to... Pounce!

Robert J. Elisberg | Posted 05.18.2014 | Politics
Robert J. Elisberg

Inarticulate, inelegant, inner-city, it's not the "in's that are the problem. It's what comes "out" of their mouths that keeps hurting Republicans.

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. "...

Sam Stein

The Cycle Of 'Mediscare' Will Not, Cannot, Be Broken

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 03.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In May 2011, a group of freshmen House Republicans wrote a letter to the White House calling for a serious, sober conversation on entitl...

Paul Ryan's Poverty Report Is A Complete Mess

New York Magazine | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

Paul Ryan’s budget proposals are not mere compilations of proposals, but grand vision statements. The classic versions relied on sweeping ideologica...

Rep. Ryan's New Poverty Report: A Fat Thumb on the Evidentiary Scale

Jared Bernstein | Posted 05.03.2014 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

It's a detailed, serious look at the issue but is beset with misleading evidence and conclusions. There's also something that I found fundamentally odd about the report.

Paul Ryan Votes Against Spending Needed For Own Budget

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 02.13.2014 | Politics

On Tuesday, 28 House Republicans joined 193 of their Democratic colleagues in voting to raise the debt ceiling without attaching additional measures t...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Budget Deal Clears Major Hurdle In Senate

HuffingtonPost.com | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 12.17.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The United States Senate advanced a budget compromise Tuesday that provides modest relief to across-the-board spending cuts and prevents...

Paul Ryan Raises Cash Off Budget Deal

The Huffington Post | Michael McAuliff | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

The budget deal cut last week by Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.) will reduce the deficit. The House Budget Committee chairman ...

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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...