May 25, 2011 Senate Democrats brought Ryan's plan up for a vote knowing they had the votes to block it but wanting to tie Republicans to the Ryan plan in the hopes that it will prove toxic come Election Day 2012.
May 25, 2011 It seems premature to conclude, as David Frum does, that "Paul Ryan is the Barry Goldwater of 2012." But Frum's point is certainly directionally right. Ryan's proposal to privatize Medicare does for the time being at least seem to be an albatross around Republican necks.
May 25, 2011 The morning after Republicans lost a long-safe congressional seat in New York, partly from anger over GOP proposals to remake Medicare and Medicaid, the plan's author came out swinging. He accused Democrats of "demagoguing." A White House aide said Democrats were actually "explaining."
May 17, 2011 Ryan's decision doesn't mean Democrats won't be able to nationalize the race. They just won't be able to use him as effectively to do it. They'll still be able to argue that Wisconsin is important nationally because of the slim majority Democrats hold in the U.S. Senate.
May 16, 2011 Chairman of the House Budget Committee, Ryan framed the argument for his Medicare plan as a way to shift the balance on who makes health care decisions away from the federal government and towards individuals.
May 16, 2011 Gingrich's statement now allows Democrats to argue that their opposition to the Ryan Medicare plan isn't reflexively liberal because no less a conservative than Gingrich agrees with them that the proposal is extreme.
April 14, 2011 In an interview on All Things Considered, Rep. Paul Ryan said he believed that even though Medicare has very low administrative costs, the free-market would deliver low costs too.
April 5, 2011 House Budget Committee chair, Rep. Paul Ryan, showed political bravery in taking on entitlements as part of his proposed 2012 Republican budget plan. While trying to claim the high ground of leadership for the GOP, he also provided Democrats with a target-rich environment, ensuring a huge debate.
April 5, 2011 The Republican plan, he says, would cut $6.2 trillion in spending over the next 10 years. Read what he and other GOP leaders are proposing.
January 26, 2011 House Republicans launched a series of hearings on the health law this week. They say to give it the scrutiny it didn't get before it passed last year. Meanwhile, Senate Democrats play defense with their own set of hearings highlighting the law's benefits starting Thursday.
January 25, 2011 ANALYSIS: Obama's speech and the GOP response outlined the age-old debate over the proper role of government. The solutions the two sides offered to America's woes were so different, it was difficult to see just how they will be able to reconcile their approaches.
January 25, 2011 If Obama focused on investments, Paul Ryan focused on debt and deficits.
January 25, 2011 LIVE BLOG: During his State of the Union address, the president told the nation, "The future is ours to win. But to get there, we can't just stand still." Get instant analysis and follow along on our blog.
January 21, 2011 Ryan said that in his official response he'll outline a vision for the future. And he'll have the unusual situation of needing to contend with another Republican who will give her own Obama rebuttal, Michele Bachmann on the Tea Party Express site.