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Paul Ryan: Everybody’s New Best Friend

Posted: December 17, 2013 at 11:00 am   /   Elections, Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

The Ryan-Murray Show Is a Beltway Hit Who would have thought that just a year after his role as one-half of the losing Republican ticket in 2012, Congressman Paul Ryan would be the toast of the town. Suddenly he is everybody’s new best friend. His path to Washington acclaim is the much heralded budget deal he […]

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The Good and Bad in the Ryan-Murray Budget

Posted: December 15, 2013 at 6:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

The Ryan-Murray budget deal is a mixed blessing with several good things and some not-so-good elements in it. These are my impressions, right, wrong, or indifferent. First, I’m happy that both sides of the aisle are talking. I’m thinking that Obama and the left are nervous with the drop in the approval ratings from most […]

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Rubio Blasts “Irresponsible” Budget Deal

Posted: December 14, 2013 at 8:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

“Not a Good Deal for America” In a preview of next week’s Senate consideration of the Ryan – Murray budget deal, Florida Senator Marco Rubio said the budget is “irresponsible” and only delays the day of reckoning for the nation’s debt crisis. In opposing the deal, Rubio said it increases spending by $60 billion over […]

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Salmon Statement on the Budget Act of 2013

Posted: December 13, 2013 at 7:45 am   /   Arizona, Features, Politics, Top Stories

Washington—Today, Rep. Matt Salmon (AZ-05) released the following statement on the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 (Amendment to H.J. Res. 59): “I applaud Chairman Ryan and our Republican Budget Conferees for working under difficult circumstances to negotiate a compromise with Senate Democrats, and I appreciate that this deal offers some positive items, such as helping […]

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What’s Wrong with the Budget Deal?

Posted: December 12, 2013 at 12:30 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

When the House votes Thursday on the so-called “Bipartisan Budget Act,” violating John Boehner’s 72-hour rule for consideration of legislation, dozens of GOP members will join hands with their Republican leaders and blindly jump off the fiscal cliff. It’s a long way to fall. The bill does nothing to tackle entitlement reform, the source of […]

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Ryan’s Folly: The Republican Base Goes Under the Bus, Again

Posted: December 11, 2013 at 2:05 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

 Kicking the Country Down the Road Congressman Paul Ryan, House Budget Committee Chairman and aspiring 2016 presidential candidate, has traded in his green eyeshade for a campaign button. In a flurry of sanctimonious self-regard, Ryan dramatically announced a small ball budget deal with Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray. It was an embarrassing performance. The […]

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Ryan-Murray budget shuts down conservative government in House

Posted: December 11, 2013 at 10:00 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories

Did I miss the lingering effects of the supposedly disastrous-for-Republicans government shutdown, which was the obvious motivation of Paul Ryan’s November 19, 2013 pre-budget-negotiation-guarantee that, and I quote, “We will keep the government funding at the current level if need be.” Atta boy Paul, that’s a tough negotiating position…not! Since the government shut down for […]

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Alan Greenspan says ‘There is zero probability for default’ on the U.S. debt

Posted: December 5, 2013 at 12:35 pm   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

By Foster Friess But when the debt ceiling debate returns in February we will hear otherwise from the Chicago-bred, Washington DC Democratic elite. The U.S. government takes in an average of $225 billion a month. Monthly interest costs average approximately $18 billion. That means we can prevent default and still have $207 billion left over. […]

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Boehner: No Tax Hikes in Budget Agreement

Posted: November 17, 2013 at 7:45 am   /   Features, Politics, Top Stories, Videos

[FeaturedVideo] Speaker Boehner responded to Democrats’ latest push for more tax hikes today, making clear that there will be no budget agreement that raises taxes on American families and small businesses, which would make it harder to create jobs.  As Boehner said: “But a budget agreement won’t happen if Democrats continue to insist on more […]

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