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  • ** FILE ** In this June 1, 2011, file photo, House Budget Committee chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., listens outside the White House in Washington. It might be time for another midnight ride by Paul Revere, this time warning "the creditors are coming." (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

    MILLER: Ryan's reform 2.0

    The biggest driver of the U.S. debt is Medicare. With the nation already $15.2 trillion in the red, we can't afford to continue with this health care program's unsustainable path. Fortunately, there's renewed hope for genuine reform.


  • House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, Wisconsin Republican, has teamed with Sen. Ron Wyden, Oregon Democrat, to offer offering seniors a choice between private plans and a traditional Medicare plan. (Associated Press)

    Bipartisan team's plan would privatize Medicare as option

    Rep. Paul Ryan has teamed up with Sen. Ron Wyden on a new bipartisan plan to privatize Medicare that would still retain a public option, although the White House rejected the effort Thursday.


  • Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, the top Republican budget writer in the House, has a new plan for Medicare - devised with Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon - that would set up a regulated competition with private insurance. (Associated Press)

    Inside Politics

    Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan says he has a new plan for Medicare. This time his co-author is Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon.


  • **FILE** Sen. Ron Wyden (Associated Press)

    Senator: Bahrain's human rights trump arms sale

    A Senate Intelligence Committee member says a recent report on Bahrain's human rights abuses against protesters validates his opposition to a proposed $53 million arms sale to the island kingdom.


  • Wyden's prostate-cancer surgery successful

    Democratic Sen. Ron Wyden of Oregon is recovering from successful prostate-cancer surgery but will likely miss the final votes of the lame-duck congressional session, aides said Monday.


  • Notes on a 'Constitutional Crisis'

    Another day, another constitutional crisis. Or so the loyal opposition says. When the president decided to fire a handful of federal prosecutors who serve at his pleasure and replace them with appointees he liked better, just as the U.S. Constitution provides, he was accused of... violating the Constitution. Also of introducing politics into political appointments. In short, the chief executive of the United States was accused of hiring, firing and generally acting like a chief executive. Outrageous.


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