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.
August 11, 2012 |
Vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan is Capitol Hill's ultimate self-made man. He began as a 19-year-old intern delivering congressional mail and propelled himself upward with a mastery of wonky detail and a talent for cultivating powerful mentors. Ryan is now a seven-term congressman, a committee chairman and the chief architect of GOP ideas on Medicare, the budget and the national debt. Ryan's big ideas bear the stamp of his own story: They stress independence and self-reliance, the qualities that took...
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...
August 14, 2012 |
A word of advice: If you're announcing the most radical and reactionary Republican ticket in half a century, don't do it on a ship named for the birthplace of progressivism , to Aaron Copland's "Fanfare for the Common Man. " But that is precisely the kind of audacity congressman-turned-vice presidential-nominee Paul Ryan brings to the flailing Romney campaign. Courage! Vision! And that hair! (Within minutes of the announcement, @VPRyansCowlick boasted dozens of follicle-fixated followers.)
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...
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 Sen....