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Paul Ryan Budget

Biden Shifts Message To Key Group

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 11.13.2012 | Politics

EAU CLAIRE, Wis. — Playing to a younger audience, Vice President Joe Biden stressed differences Thursday between the presidential campaigns on e...

Districts Stand To Lose Millions Under Ryan Budget Proposal

Posted 09.13.2012 | Education

A New America Foundation analysis has calculated that under Paul Ryan’s budget proposal to cut federal spending by 20 percent, 77 percent of the 1,5...

Jeffrey Young

Health Care Reform and Medicaid Drive Uninsured Rate Down, Census Report Shows

HuffingtonPost.com | Jeffrey Young | Posted 09.13.2012 | Business

President Barack Obama's health care reform law and government health programs helped drive down the number of Americans without health insurance last...

Obama Campaign Ad: Middle Class Will Pay For Tax Cuts For Wealthy Under Romney Ryan Plan

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign is going after Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan for failing t...

Medicaid Block Grants: You Can Put Lipstick on a Pig, But...

Bruce Lesley | Posted 11.11.2012 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Texas Governor Ann Richards used to say, "My mama doesn't know the difference between a block grant and a city block, but she knows a bad deal when she sees it." Unfortunately, some governors fail to read the fine print often associated with block grants.

Republican Offers Up Medicare For More Cuts

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics

The Republican nominee for Arizona's open U.S. Senate seat, Rep. Jeff Flake, is being criticized in a new web ad for suggesting that Medicare be cut i...

The Politics and Psychology of Time

Robert Klitzman, M.D. | Posted 11.10.2012 | Politics
Robert Klitzman, M.D.

"Time is relative," Einstein discovered. So, too, is political time. But these two facts together cause many problems, as reflected in current debates over the seemingly simple question, "Are you better off than you were four years ago?"

Bill Clinton: It's Medicaid, Stupid

Craig Crawford | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Bill Clinton's Democratic convention speech is widely praised, but tucked inside was a less-discussed charge against Republicans that could be his party's killer app: GOP Medicaid cuts that would devastate nursing-home care.

Raiders of the Lost Medicare

Robert Brenner | Posted 11.05.2012 | Comedy
Robert Brenner

Deep within the Amazonian rain forest, far from civilization, anthropologist/adventurer Wisconsin Ryan has made a startling discovery: the lost Golden-years Idol of Medicare!

Praying Nice With The Democrats: Timothy Dolan Gets It Right

Michele Somerville | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Michele Somerville

Seeing Dolan appear at the Democratic Convention will free many Catholics who might wish to cast a vote for Obama from feeling they might somehow be helping to elect an enemy of the Church.

Paul Ryan's Former Parish Priest Worried

Jonathan Rosenblum | Posted 11.05.2012 | Religion
Jonathan Rosenblum

"He shouldn't wrap himself in Catholic teaching because he is not using that [teaching] in what I would say is a balanced way," Father Stephen Umhoefer said.

Ryan Budget Divides Candidates, Party

nytimes.com | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Even as Mitt Romney and Representative Paul D. Ryan exhort Republicans to embrace their proposed Medicare changes and spending cuts, th...

Ripping Up the Social Contract in Tampa

Emily Spitzer | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Emily Spitzer

It's time to tell the truth about Medicaid: what it does, who it helps, and what proposals -- like Representative Paul Ryan's budget proposal and the move by some states to reject the Medicaid expansion -- would do to it.

Ryan's Mentor Sounded Warning About Wrong Path

washingtonpost.com | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

When Paul Ryan began ascending as a young congressman on the House Budget Committee, his old mentor, Jack Kemp, was concerned....

The Romney-Ryan Budget: Turning Medicare Into a Boon for the Insurance Industry and a Bust for Seniors

Terry O'Neill | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Terry O'Neill

Converting Medicare to a privatized voucher system is a key element of the Romney-Ryan scheme: take health care coverage for retirees out of the hands of the U.S. government, where it has worked comparatively well, and shift it to the private market, which has proven to be a high-cost failure.

America, We Have a Problem

Jared Bernstein | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Jared Bernstein

Following Paul Ryan's acceptance speech last night, the fact checkers and many in the media have been working hard to correct the many falsehoods. It show's we're deep into the post-truth era.

Report: Romney Flip-Flops On Education Policy, Has 'Paltry' Plan

Posted 08.30.2012 | Education

A report released Thursday by the Center for American Progress Action Fund outlines Mitt Romney’s education plan, and how the Massachusetts governor...

"Acts of God" and Medicaid Block Grants Do Not Mix

Bruce Lesley | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Bruce Lesley

Fortunately, when it comes to the medical needs for people in crisis, Medicaid is immediately responsive to these needs without the need for a plea or request from states.

Aquinas Shrugged

Robert Brancatelli, Ph.D | Posted 10.30.2012 | Religion
Robert Brancatelli, Ph.D

There are two debates going on simultaneously. One has to do with the poor and which Gospel to follow. Are we to follow the Gospel of Jesus Christ or Ayn Rand? It would seem that we cannot pick both.

Paul Ryan: Lying Liar

Miles Mogulescu | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Miles Mogulescu

Ryan is a master practitioner of The Big Lie, the propaganda technique in which if you lie big and often enough, people will believe the lie. The question is whether the American media will let him get away with it.

WATCH: Paul Ryan Undergoes Striking Transformation

Mike Barry | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

At the RNC this week, Republicans are introducing their new and improved Paul Ryan model, the perfect addition to their presidential ticket. This next...

Jon Ward

Rand Paul, On Eve Of Convention Speech, Says Paul Ryan's Budget Is 'Too Tepid'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.), on the eve of his address to the Republican National Convention, lived up to his maverick reputation, calling o...

Convention Is Big Oil's Big Party for Romney

Gene Karpinski | Posted 10.29.2012 | Green
Gene Karpinski

When the speakers at this year's Republican convention in Tampa stand up and attack the President's energy agenda and mock clean technology, it's important to know just who they're standing up for: Big Oil.

How to Fight Poverty in Detroit

Kristin S. Seefeldt | Posted 10.29.2012 | Detroit
Kristin S. Seefeldt

Fighting poverty in Detroit and across the country requires not just protecting existing programs that work, but also doing more to promote opportunities for the children and adults whose voices are not heard on the convention floors.2012-08-28-scblog2.png

Signs of a Wave Taking Shape?

Sheri and Allan Rivlin | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Sheri and Allan Rivlin

We have believed all year that a wave has probably been building, but we have not been certain which party's wave is taking shape. We are getting closer to saying we think we see it now.