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Congress’ mission: Take little action, go home

Congress’ mission: Take little action, go home

Congress returns to work Monday with a basic task — act fast to keep the government open and then race home to campaign. After a five-week summer break, lawmakers face…

Yikes! Some GOP doubt over Ryan’s budget plan

Yikes! Some GOP doubt over Ryan’s budget plan

Republican U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan will have a lot of work to do in Iowa, should he seek the 2016 presidential nomination, based on the range of sour reactions to…

Democrats eager to lambast Republicans on budget

Democrats eager to lambast Republicans on budget

Democrats in the U.S. Congress can hardly contain their glee over the latest Republican budget plan, even though they loathe the details of the blueprint that would cut programs for…

House passes Ryan’s meaningless GOP budget plan

House passes Ryan’s meaningless GOP budget plan

House Republicans rallied behind a slashing budget blueprint on Wednesday, passing a non-binding but politically imposing measure that promises a balanced federal ledger in 10 years with sweeping budget cuts…

House sets non-binding vote on Ryan budget

House sets non-binding vote on Ryan budget

House Republicans are marching ahead with an election-year budget promising to balance the government’s books with wide-ranging cuts in programs like food stamps and government-paid health care for the poor…

Obama: Republican budget stifles opportunity

Obama: Republican budget stifles opportunity

President Barack Obama says the Republican budget proposal would shrink opportunity and make it tougher for hard-working Americans to get ahead. In his weekly radio and Internet address, Obama says…

Republican budget: Massive cuts in aid to poor

Republican budget: Massive cuts in aid to poor

A budget plan stuffed with familiar proposals to cut across a wide swath of the federal budget breezed through the House Budget Committee on Wednesday, but its sharp cuts to…

Paul Ryan claims new GOP budget is balanced

Paul Ryan claims new GOP budget is balanced

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan unveiled an updated Republican budget plan Tuesday that would slash $5.1 trillion in federal spending over coming decade and promises to balance the government’s…

As expected, GOP slams Obama’s $3.9 trillion budget

As expected, GOP slams Obama’s $3.9 trillion budget

Republicans are dismissing President Barack Obama’s new $3.9 trillion budget as nothing more than a Democratic manifesto for this fall’s congressional campaigns, but the fiscal plan is taking hits from…

Obama’s $4 trillion budget: Can it accomplish anything?

Obama’s $4 trillion budget: Can it accomplish anything?

President Barack Obama is unwrapping a nearly $4 trillion budget that gives Democrats an election-year playbook for fortifying the economy and bolstering Americans’ incomes. It also underscores how pressure has…

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