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Paul Ryan: Health care? Oh yeah, we have that all … mumble, mumble

There will be no simple fix to Obamacare's subsidy language if the Supreme Court strikes it down, says Rep. Paul Ryan, who is supposedly in charge of this round of Republican Obamacare "replacement" plan. Instead, he promises, thereShow More Summary

Happy Hour Roundup

Paul Ryan today offered reporters some useful candor on how Republicans will respond if the King v. Burwell lawsuit succeeds: When asked on Friday at a meeting with reporters, House Ways & Means Chair Paul Ryan (R-WI), a key figure overseeing U.S. health policy, said there was no desire among Republicans to tweak the […]

The “Ryanization” of Marco Rubio

(Paul Mirengoff) Tim Alberta of the National Journal has written an article called “The Ryanization of Rubio.” Alberta’s thesis is that Marco Rubio has inherited the role many thought Paul Ryan was going to play — conservative intellectual presidential candidate armed with daring policy proposals. Show More Summary

Chuck Todd rolled by lack of challenge to Paul Ryan's response to past economic statements

Chuck Todd interviewed Chairman of the House Budget Committee and 2012 vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan on Meet the Press. He played some comments made by Paul Ryan right after losing the 2012 election about the president and the economy. "It's true that President Obama won re-election," Paul Ryan said. Show More Summary

Obama and Ryan: Cordial Collaborators on Trade Policy

They were bitter rivals in 2012, but Rep. Paul Ryan and President Barack Obama are now friendly collaborators on trade policy.

Paul Ryan's first tax package adds nearly $100 billion to the deficit

Nothing pleases him more than tax cuts for rich people. Now that he's freed from having to come up with actual budgets that are supposed to add up, Rep. Paul Ryan is free to do what he really loves—create tax breaks for the wealthy. He's moved from the House Budget Committee to Ways and Means, where he can propose all the tax cuts he wants. Show More Summary

‘Envy’ vs. ‘greed’

WASHINGTON — Rep. Paul Ryan values his reputation as a serious policy analyst and a genial soul. But he’s not above name-calling, and he insists that President Obama’s budget is the product of “envy economics.” Ryan’s label invites a comparable description of his own approach, which would slash taxes on the rich while cutting programs [...]Show More Summary

Morning Bits

Who is going to quarterback the reform conservative movement? “[Rep. Paul] Ryan and [Sen. Marco] Rubio are like-minded legislators who approach problems from a similar ideological perspective. The difference, they say, is that Rubio possesses the political skill to accomplish what Ryan has not: taking conservative reforms outside the halls of Congress and selling them […]

Ryan Will Stay Neutral During Primaries

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) told NBC News that he’s staying neutral in the Republican presidential primary. Said Ryan: “Had Mitt jumped in, I think that would have changed circumstances. But since I’m the chair of this trust, chair of the [...] The post Ryan Will Stay Neutral During Primaries appeared first on Political Wire.

Paul Ryan Believes Obama Practices Envy Economics

Isn't it just hilarious how the Republicans are suddenly concerned with the stagnation of wages, yet take every opportunity to GUARANTEE lower incomes by opposing minimum wage increases? These are also the same mentally deranged people who favor "right to work" policies that guarantee lower salaries. Show More Summary

Ryan Stays Neutral in 2016 GOP Primary Battle

Rep. Paul Ryan praised fellow Wisconsinite Scott Walker as a “great governor” but stopped short of endorsing his moves toward running for president in 2016.

Republicans are really serious about that Obamacare replacement plan now

Yeah, he'll fix it for sure. Hahahahahaha! Three powerful committee chairmen—including Rep. Paul Ryan—will lead a working group to develop an alternative to Obamacare, the House Republicans’ most serious attempt thus far to develop their health care reform package, according to GOP sources. Oh, Politico. Show More Summary

Paul Ryan Enlists Cheese Hunk in Trade Push

Yes, Rep. did in fact brandish a wedge of cheese, jolting awake a sleepy committee hearing on trade.

Paul Ryan Takes on Tax Reform

Mark Bloomfield: Clues to understanding Mr. Ryan’s approach to tax reform.

Republicans Embrace Paul Ryan’s Goal to Create Massive Government Bureaucracies

A while ago, when Republican Rep. Paul Ryan was embracing his Inner Compassionate Conservative by releasing his anti-poverty program, which included a “customized life plan” with a personalized contract with benchmarks and timelines, I noted that his idea was liberalism … Continue reading ?

Paul Ryan’s Power Play

Ezra Klein: “Ryan doesn’t want to be team captain. He wants to be the guy preparing the legislation the next Republican president will sign into law. In recent years, he got halfway there: as chair of the House Budget Committee, [.....

Why I’m Sad Paul Ryan Isn’t Running

Paul Ryan’s decision not to run for president comes as a blow. In a statement released on Monday, the Wisconsin congressman and 2012 Republican vice presidential nominee explained that his work as the newly minted chairman of the House...Show More Summary

Paul Ryan’s relevance in 2016

As we strongly suspected, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) will not run for president in 2016. It makes perfect sense for him. He is embarking on his dream job as chairman of the House Committee on Ways and Means. His real love is policy, and there he can help chart the course for the GOP now […]

Paul Ryan Won't Run for President in 2016

Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican Party's vice presidential nominee in 2012, told NBC News Monday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016. "I have decided that I am not going to run for president in 2016," Ryan said. "ItShow More Summary

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