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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?

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?

RapGenius.com analyzes the vice presidential debate

Oct 12, 2012
Mahbod Moghadam of RapGenius.com says the lack of rhyme in the vice presidential debate was "malarkey".

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.

Voters pessimistic about Medicare's future

Oct 11, 2012
Vice President Joe Biden will face Congressman Paul Ryan on the debate stage tonight, and Paul Ryan's Medicare plan is sure to be a hot topic. Polling shows most Americans are against Ryan's voucher proposal, but do recognize the need for system reforms.

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Health care expert changes mind on vouchers program

Aug 31, 2012
A former supporter and architect of the Medicare vouchers program explains why he's now opposed to the program, which Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney supports.

Do Americans' concerns match up with Paul Ryan's?

Aug 14, 2012
Paul Ryan is the GOP's momentum changer -- or so they hope. But is he in tune with what Americans are concerned about in this election?

Romney and Ryan -- co-CEOs?

Aug 14, 2012
The difference between power sharing at the head of the country, instead of at a company.