Paul Ryan’s slash and burn: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts

Paul Ryan’s slash and burn: $800 billion in Medicaid cuts

Rep. Paul Ryan‘s plan for Medicare gets all the attention, but the GOP vice presidential candidate has proposed more fundamental changes to medical care for the poor and disabled. Under the Wisconsin congressman’s Medicaid plan, states would take over the program. Simultaneously, Ryan’s proposed budget would reduce projected federal spending by about $800 billion over […]

Romney to Obama: ‘Clean up your act’

Romney to Obama: ‘Clean up your act’

Republican presidential challenger Mitt Romney is charging that President Barack Obama is running a campaign “of enmity and jealousy and anger” and called on him to lift the tone of political discourse immediately. Romney tells “CBS This Morning” in an interview Wednesday he believes Obama “seems to be running just to hang onto power” and […]

Romney-Ryan team comes under attack from Obama’s team

Romney-Ryan team comes under attack from Obama’s team

The newly shaped Republican presidential ticket is fighting growing pains amid charges from President Barack Obama’s re-election team that challenger Mitt Romney favors his new running mate’s controversial plans to overhaul Medicare and cut trillions of dollars from social programs. The debate moves across five swing states as both campaigns operate at full strength for […]

WTF? ‘F-bomb’ is now in Webster’s dictionary

WTF?  ‘F-bomb’ is now in Webster’s dictionary

It’s about freakin’ time. The term “F-bomb” first surfaced in newspapers more than 20 years ago but will land Tuesday for the first time in the mainstream Merriam-Webster’s Collegiate Dictionary, along with sexting, flexitarian, obesogenic, energy drink and life coach. In all, the company picks about 100 additions for the 114-year-old dictionary’s annual update, gathering […]

Ryan’s selection shrouded in secrecy

Ryan’s selection shrouded in secrecy

After Mitt Romney decided on a running mate, Paul Ryan‘s carefully planned transition from congressman to vice presidential candidate began — in deep secret. Almost a week ago, Ryan snuck through Chicago’s O’Hare airport in a baseball cap and sunglasses and flew to New England. A Romney adviser’s 19-year-old son picked up Ryan and drove […]

Truth becomes first casualty of new Romney-Ryan ticket

Truth becomes first casualty of new Romney-Ryan ticket

In his debut as Mitt Romney‘s running mate, Paul Ryan promised “America’s comeback team” won’t duck tough budget issues, although the man standing next to him has kept his head low so far. Romney vowed the duo would “preserve” Medicare, an eye-popping claim considering Ryan wants to transform the program from the ground up. Not […]

Wisconsin GOP Rep. Paul Ryan: Romney’s pick for VP

Wisconsin GOP Rep. Paul Ryan:  Romney’s pick for VP

Even before Wisconsin sent Paul Ryan to Congress, he was meticulously carving a path that seemed to point only upward. As a young Capitol Hill staffer, he impressed Republican lawmakers with his hustle and intellectual curiosity. He blended quickly with an elite crop of conservative thinkers. By his 30s, he was a congressman on his […]

Conservatives still uncomfortable with Romney

Conservatives still uncomfortable with Romney

Months after he clinched the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney is still struggling to win over skeptical conservatives. And the longer he waits to name a running mate, the more time conservative activists have to try to coax him to name one of their own — such as Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. “Why Not Paul Ryan?” […]