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Paul Ryan Budget

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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Democrats

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...

The Republican Death Wish

Robert Reich | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Now it's official. The 2012 campaign will be about the future of Medicare. This spells trouble for the GOP. Polls show an overwhelming bipartisan majority of Americans want to preserve Medicare. They don't want to turn it over to private insurers.

Michael McAuliff

WATCH: Democrats Press Republicans On Medicare Cuts In New Video

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Cue the scary music. Democrats are set to press their case against the "Republican plan to kill Medicare," releasing a quickie Internet ...

WATCH: HuffPost's Alex Wagner Discusses Budget Negotiations On MSNBC

Huff TV | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

HuffPost's Alex Wagner appeared Wednesday on MSNBC to discuss ongoing budget negotiations as well as other topics. Addressing the issue of potential ...

Michael McAuliff

UPDATE: Senate Rejects Paul Ryan's Budget Plan

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael McAuliff | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Democrats wasted no time capitalizing on Tuesday's Medicare-fueled upset in a New York special election, holding a vote on the GO...

Jennifer Bendery

Ryan's Plan 'Turns Its Back On Vulnerable At Time Of Grave Economic Uncertainty'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An hour ahead of a Senate vote on a controversial GOP budget plan that would dramatically overhaul Medicare, more than two dozen bishops...

Emily Swanson

Medicaid Poll: Paul Ryan Block Grants Unpopular

HuffingtonPost.com | Emily Swanson | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

The special election in New York's 26th district Tuesday made it clear that the unpopularity of the GOP's proposed changes to Medicare could be a majo...

Paul Ryan: 'This Is Not The Time To Go Wobbly'

Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said in an interview with ABC News on Wednesday that members of his party should not waver in their support for a controversia...

Paul Ryan Still Doesn't Get It

Robert Reich | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Reich

Paul Ryan still doesn't get it. He blames Tuesday's upset victory of Democrat Kathy Hochul over Republican Jane Corwin to represent NY-26 on Democratic scare tactics. Scare tactics? Seniors have every right to be scared of Ryan's plan.

Ryan Budget Odors

Jeff Danziger | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Paul Ryan, GOP Defend Controversial Medicare Plan Amid Threat Of Backlash

Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans on Wednesday rushed to defend their drive to cut government health spending amid signs it may spur a backlash f...

Amanda Terkel

Where Are Women In The Budget Negotiations?

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Who's missing from the list of lawmakers and administration officials involved in budget negotiations? Women. Vice President Joe Bide...