Paul Ryan

This image provided by Twelve Books shows the cover of Rep. Paul Ryan's, R-Wis., new book. As Congress hurtled toward a government shutdown in the fall of 2013, Ryan looked around at fellow Republicans who were agitating to shutter national parks, federal agencies and Head Start programs. "This can't be the full measure of our party and our movement," Ryan writes of that moment in his new book, released Tuesday. "If it is, we're dead and the country is lost." (AP Photo/Twelve Books)

Ryan discusses father’s alcoholism

  WASHINGTON (AP) — At age 15, Paul Ryan was already feeling isolated from his father, who had grown distant from his family and leaned heavily on whiskey. Then one morning the future congressman found […]

08/19/2014

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

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