March 13, 2013
President Barack Obama warned America will not balance its budget within a decade because Republican plans to do so would entail slashing social programs many citizens rely on for support.
Even as he set out to woo lawmakers Tuesday on Capitol Hill, including Republican foes, Obama called for an approach that restores fiscal stability but also protects healthcare for the poor and the elderly and shields the middle class.
Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) made a comment on NBC’s Meet the Press Sunday that is guaranteed to raise eyebrows on both sides of the aisle.
“If we had a Clinton presidency, if we had Erskine Bowles chief-of-staff at the White House, or President of the United States, I think we would have fixed this fiscal mess by now. That’s not the kind of presidency we’re dealing with right now.”
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RYAN SAYS DEEP BUDGET [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama has offered his take on the debate between Vice President Joe Biden and Congressman Paul Ryan, saying “Joe just needs to be Joe.”
Odious remarks by GOP Missouri Senate candidate Cong. Todd Akin about how few pregnancies result from “legitimate rape” have done more than outrage people across the country and doom Akin’s bid to move up from the House.
It motivated the Romney campaign – – already trailing among women voters in recent polls – – to distance itself from Akin by assuring voters that Romney and Paul Ryan – – the “Romney-Ryan [...]
Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan’s favorables are up after the first blush of national media exposure following Mitt Romney’s selection of him as his vice presidential running mate. But as is generally the case with running mates, Ryan gives only a slight boost to Romney.
The latest Rasmussen Reports national telephone survey finds that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters now have a favorable opinion of Ryan, while 32% view him unfavorably. This [...]
If tonight’s reporting is correct, and if Mitt Romney really does announce at 9 A.M. Saturday that Congressman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is his running mate, Romney has made the most daring decision of his political career.
After spending weeks looking into Ryan’s history for The New Yorker, visiting his home town, and interviewing him twice, I am genuinely surprised that Romney chose him. First, let’s tally the risks of a Ryan pick.
For one thing, Ryan [...]
The Economy Can’t Function Without Wall Street: Wilbur Ross
Mitt Romney scored three big primary wins Tuesday night, widening his lead over his remaining rivals in the GOP presidential nominating contest, including his closest competitor Rick Santorum. With victories in Maryland, Wisconsin and the Washington, D.C., Romney has become one step closer to securing the GOP nomination and appears on track to amassing the delegates he needs to be his party’s [...]
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney may have forgotten that Sunday was April Fools’ Day.
His staff did not.
‘This is a morning I’m not going to forget anytime soon,’ Romney told supporters a little later in the day. ‘They turned me into the April fool this morning.’
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April Fool: Campaign workers took Romney to a room he thought was packed with supporters, instead he was greeted with a [...]
Appearing on the Nashville-based nationally syndicated Steve Gill Show today GOP Presidential candidate Herman Cain specifically mentioned Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) and Senator Jim DeMint (R-SC) as the type of people he would consider a good fit for his Cabinet or for the Vice Presidential slot on his ticket. “I will be looking for someone as Vice President who understands problem solving the same way [...]
WASHINGTON (AP) — A top White House political and economic adviser says President Obama will lay out new plans this week to reduce the federal deficit.
Obama adviser David Plouffe, speaking Sunday on NBC’s “Meet the Press,” says Obama plans to offer ideas for what Plouffe calls “long-term deficit reduction” as Congress begins to debate raising the nation’s debt ceiling.
Plouffe is giving few specifics on [...]
via CBS News:
(CNSNews.com) – House Budget Committee Chairman Congressman Paul Ryan (R-Wisc.) said President Obama’s budget strategy is to “do nothing, punt, duck, kick the can down the road.” Whereas the House Republicans’ FY2012 budget, said Ryan, saves Medicare and helps the United States avoid a debt crisis.
“It all comes down to this: Either you fix this problem now where we, [...]