By Elaine Donnelly
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Rep. Paul Ryan said that an Internet tax isn't a bad idea but that the devil was in the details.
Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, said in a town-hall discussion earlier this week that he still opposes gay marriage but that he's softened on the right of same-sex partners to adopt.
After several years of complaining that Congress didn't have a budget, Republicans are now the ones holding up the 2014 budget process.
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew warned Congress on Tuesday against taking drastic austerity measures to lower the nation's ballooning debt, saying the federal government also must spend money on job growth-related programs for the economy to fully recover.
He's skeptical about whether President Obama's budget truly will tackle runaway spending, but the House Republicans' budget point man believes the White House has taken a small step forward on the sticky issue of Social Security.
Top congressional Republicans declared President Obama's tax-laden budget for fiscal 2014 dead on arrival Wednesday, saying its failure to cut deficits destroys any hope of a "grand bargain" to fix the federal government's fiscal crisis
"America: Taking it back starts now" heralds the newly reinvented National Republican Congressional Committee website, which jolted to life Saturday and is an aggressive poke at a bullying Democratic presence that now commands much voter attention online.
As President Obama prepares to submit his 2014 budget next week, his left flank is warning him to keep his hands off entitlement programs.
President Obama will not propose a balanced budget in the new fiscal 2014 spending plan that he'll submit to Congress next week, a White House official said Wednesday.
President Obama will give back 5 percent of his salary to the Treasury in a show of solidarity with federal workers facing furloughs due to "sequester" budget cuts, the White House said Wednesday.
The federal budget deficit will be nearly $1 trillion this year, our national debt is headed toward $17 trillion, Congress' approval polls are a dismal 13 percent, and our lawmakers are on a two-week spring break.
Pushing back against the Obama administration's call for stricter gun control laws, Republican Sens. Rand Paul, Mike Lee and Ted Cruz are threatening to block any legislation they think tramples on the Second Amendment - marking the latest salvo from a trio of lawmakers who have been busy banding together to assert their vision on the direction of their party.
Gay marriage goes to the Supreme Court this week, but it's already a major dividing line in the 2016 presidential primaries, where Democrats are scrambling to embrace it and Republicans are searching for a way to balance their traditional beliefs with a new focus on being a kinder, gentler party.
Saturday's razor-thin, predawn approval of a spending plan in the Senate is being called a victory by Democrats — but Republicans emerged from the all-nighter with momentum on two key issues: deficit reduction and the Keystone XL pipeline.
The House on Thursday passed an ambitious plan to bring the budget into balance within the next 10 years. It's a shame the spending blueprint, crafted by Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, isn't likely to go far. President Obama is more interested in releasing his March Madness tournament picks than in pushing Democrats to deal with a mere budget.
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan said the president deserves credit for "challenging his party on entitlements," such as proposed Medicare reforms.
Mr. Ryan said the president's budget would add $8.2 trillion to the national debt over 10 years.