Paul Ryan


Paul Ryan speaks following a meeting of House Republicans in the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday in Washington, D.C.

Weekly Wrap: Paul Ryan, debt limit and interest rates

Oct 23, 2015
Sudeep Reddy and Nela Richardson join Kai Ryssdal to recap the week that was.
Posted In: Weekly Wrap, debt limit, Paul Ryan, interest rates
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan leaves after a House Republican conference meeting Wednesday at the Capitol in Washington, D.C. Rep. Ryan said he is open to run for Speaker of the House if the GOP will unify behind him.

Imagining a Paul Ryan speakership

Oct 22, 2015
What economic policies would Ryan and his world view bring to the position?
Posted In: Paul Ryan, Speaker of the House, Fiscal policy

Budget deal provides some certainty. But what does that mean?

Dec 11, 2013
At long last, the government will have finally managed to get out of its own way and stop being a drag on the U.S. economy.
Posted In: budget deal, Paul Ryan, Patty Murray

Unemployment benefits and the budget deal

Dec 6, 2013
Unemployment benefits could become a major sticking point in negotiations over a budget compromise.
Posted In: budget deal, Paul Ryan, Patty Murray

A budget reality check

Mar 12, 2013
Republican Rep. Paul Ryan wants to balance the federal budget within 10 years, largely through scrapping Obamacare and remaking Medicaid and Medicare. Like all budgets, the plan is based on assumptions, namely that a balanced budget in such a short time is a good thing and that economic growth will outpace the growth in government spending.
Posted In: Paul Ryan, budget

Budget fail: How long can Washington get along without a spending plan?

Mar 12, 2013
Washington Republicans and Democrats don't seem close to agreeing on a budget, but does the U.S. really need a federal budget in the first place?
Posted In: federal budget, Paul Ryan, Obama, sequester

How important is a federal budget anyway?

Mar 12, 2013
It's going to be a big budget week in Washington. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) released his spending plan today, and the Democrats are set to unveil their federal budget sometime in the next few days. But can the two sides come together and agree?
Posted In: federal budget, Paul Ryan analyzes the vice presidential debate

Oct 12, 2012
Mahbod Moghadam of says the lack of rhyme in the vice presidential debate was "malarkey".
Posted In: Joe Biden, Paul Ryan, debate, Mahbod Moghadam

Ads quick to criticize after VP debate

Oct 12, 2012
Biden, Ryan razzed in quick response ads
Posted In: 2012 election, vice president, debate, super PACs, RNC, Joe Biden, Paul Ryan

V.P. debates draw us in, but don't influence voters

Oct 11, 2012
Despite increased interest in vice presidential debates -- from Sarah Palin and Joe Biden to tonight's Biden-Ryan showdown -- polls show these debates don't really change the vote in November.
Posted In: debate, vice president, Joe Biden, Paul Ryan