Paul Ryan

FILE - In this June 6, 2014 file photo, Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., gestures as he speaks during a gala prior to the start of the Virginia GOP Convention in Roanoke, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber)

Ryan proposes streamlining anti-poverty programs

WASHINGTON (AP) — Rep. Paul Ryan proposed a new plan Thursday to merge up to 11 anti-poverty programs into a single grant program for states that he said would allow more flexibility to help lift […]

07/24/2014

Paul Ryan, US Representative of Wisconsin and House Budget Committee Chairman, holds a copy of the House Budget Committee 2014 Budget Resolution. (AP Photo)

Ryan unveils House GOP budget claiming balance

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in federal spending over coming decade and promises to balance the government’s books with […]

04/01/2014

FILE - In this Feb. 28, 2014 file photo, President Barack Obama speaks in the James Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

Obama’s 2015 budget appeals to Democrats

WASHINGTON (AP) — Striving for unity among Democrats rather than compromise with Republicans, President Barack Obama will unveil an election-year budget on Tuesday that drops earlier proposals to cut future Social Security benefits and seeks […]

03/03/2014

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, accompanied by Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Scott Applewhite, File)

Bipartisan negotiators seek modest budget pact

WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican and Democratic negotiators reached out for a budget agreement Tuesday to reduce automatic spending cuts aimed at programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon, risking a backlash from liberals and conservatives […]

12/10/2013

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Prospects dim for fast renewal of jobless benefits

WASHINGTON (AP) — Prospects dimmed Monday for a quick extension of expiring unemployment benefits as Republican officials said they would not agree to include a renewal in any year-end budget deal. Some congressional Democrats said […]

12/09/2013

House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., left, accompanied by Senate Budget Committee Chair Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., speaks on Capitol Hill in Washington.  (AP Photo/ Scott Applewhite, File)

Ryan strikes collaborative tone in opening talks

WASHINGTON (AP) — To hear Rep. Paul Ryan tell it, a bipartisan group of congressional negotiators has the chance to take the first steps toward fixing a serious problem: a debt-ridden federal government facing an […]

10/31/2013

House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., walks to his office on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci, File)

Negotiators looking for only a small budget deal

WASHINGTON (AP) — Forget a grand bargain. Reaching even a small budget deal will be a challenge when negotiators start meeting next week in an effort to salvage any kind of agreement in the aftermath […]

10/24/2013

Film director and producer Amardeep Kaleka poses for a photo at Neverending Light, his Emmy Award winning film and television production company in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes)

Son of slain Sikh to challenge Ryan

MILWAUKEE (AP) — The son of a slain Sikh temple president plans to challenge U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan in next year’s congressional election, in a Wisconsin district where support for the 2012 Republican vice presidential […]

10/14/2013

Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, center, gets ready to speak at the family leadership summit in Ames, Iowa. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

Summer burst in Iowa belies little 2016 groundwork

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Potential presidential candidates’ recent burst of summertime Iowa visits belies this reality: No one has started to do the serious spadework of preparing for a 2016 White House run in […]

08/19/2013

Hillary Clinton (AP Photo)

2016 campaign checklist: Who’s doing what

WASHINGTON (AP) — This is the season of cultivation for people who might run for president in 2016. It’s a time to get to know donors, to get the public to know you on TV […]

08/19/2013

Former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa (AP Photo)

Villaraigosa heading to Utah for Romney event

LOS ANGELES (CNS) – Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will spend a few hours hobnobbing Thursday with political and business leaders at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s “Experts and Enthusiasts” retreat in Park City, Utah, then return […]

06/06/2013

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Upper-income seniors’ Medicare hike

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama’s plan to raise Medicare premiums for upper-income seniors would create five new income brackets to squeeze more revenue for the government from the top tiers of retirees, the administration revealed Friday.

04/12/2013

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