April 5, 2011 |
"This is not a budget," Paul Ryan said as he introduced the Republicans' 10-year budget plan . "This is a cause. " Truer words have never been spoken. The document released by the chairman of the House Budget Committee isn't a serious budget proposal because it fails at the central mission of ending the deficit and taming the debt. Without question, Ryan makes some severe cuts: Taking hundreds of billions of dollars from Medicaid, ending the Medicare entitlement, and slashing planned spending on transportation, energy, education,...
August 22, 2012 |
When Todd Akin sneezes, Paul Ryan catches a cold. The Republicans' soon-to-be nominee for vice president is supposed to be delivering a message about jobs and the economy, but he's finding he cannot escape his longtime House colleague, now a national pariah for his exotic views on rape. "His statements were outrageous, over the pale. I don't know anybody who would agree with that. Rape is rape, period, end of story," Ryan told Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV in the first in a series of local TV interviews.
April 15, 2013 |
The Maryland Republican Party has landed Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as the featured speaker at an annual fund-raising dinner in June, the party announced Monday. Ryan, the chairman of the House budget committee and the GOP's vice presidential candidate last year, is booked for the June 20 Red, White and Blue Dinner. The location has yet to be announced. "It will be refreshing to hear from a reformer who can help Maryland Republicans before the 2014 elections," Diana Waterman, chairwoman of the state GOP, said in a statement.
October 10, 2012 |
Jena McGregor is a columnist for the Washington Post's On Leadership section. As Thursday night's lone vice presidential debate approaches, both Joe Biden and Paul Ryan are busy prepping for what some are hailing as a vice presidential debate that could really matter , especially following President Obama's lackluster performance in his own showdown with Mitt Romney last week. Biden is apparently preparing by studying and watching videos of Ryan's interviews and speeches, as well as bookmarking...
May 17, 2011 |
Rep. Paul Ryan will not run for Senate next year. "Our nation is quickly approaching a debt crisis that will do serious damage to Wisconsinites and all Americans if it is not properly addressed," the Wisconsin Republican said Tuesday. "I believe continuing to serve as chairman of the House Budget Committee allows me to have a greater impact in averting this debt-fueled economic crisis than if I were to run for the United States Senate. " Ryan's name immediately came up in discussions about the seat being vacated by ...
August 12, 2012 |
If Paul Ryan were a liberal, conservatives would describe him as a creature of Washington who has spent virtually all of his professional life as a congressional aide, a staffer at an ideological think tank and, finally, as a member of Congress. In the right's shorthand: He never met a payroll. If they were in a sunny mood, these conservatives would readily concede that Ryan is a nice guy who's fun to talk to. But they'd also insist that he is an impractical ideologue. He holds an almost entirely theoretical view of the...