Paul Ryan

A new study analyzed the claim that the NEA only serves the upper crust of society.

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Republicans Discover Poverty. Now What?

It's hard to help the little guy when you hate the safety net

Taking a lead from Pope Francis, Republicans are suddenly talking about poverty. This would be a good first step: Stop slashing the safety net.

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The Budget Deal Is a Win for Democrats

And the GOP doesn't know it yet

Republicans think that, in another shutdown, they can make the public focus on other Obama woes. They're wrong.

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The agreement announced Tuesday, however modest, is a step in the right direction.

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Paul Ryan Shamelessly Slanders Mitt Romney

Rebranding himself as an anti-poverty crusader, Ryan forgets a few key things he did

Rebranding himself as an anti-poverty crusader, Ryan talks about the 2012 campaign as if Mitt were the only one who disparaged the poor

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Republicans are outraged that some Americans must give up their current insurance plans because they don't satisfy Obamacare's new regulations for benefits and pricing. Partly they are mad at President Obama, because he repeatedly said people who like their coverage would get to keep it. And that’s fine. As I said yesterday, Obama should have said "most" people, not "all" people.

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Grover Norquist, founder and president of Americans for Tax Reform, came to the offices of The New Republic Thursday for a wide-ranging discussion on American politics and the future of the Republican Party. Unsurprisingly, the government shutdown and debt ceiling negotiations came up more than once.

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The big news this morning is a Wall Street Journal op-ed by Paul Ryan, in which he dangles a new offer to President Obama and the Democrats. According to Ryan, Republicans could agree to fund the government (thereby ending the shutdown) and increase Treasury’s borrowing limit (thereby avoiding default) as long as Obama and the Democrats agree to negotiations over fiscal policy.

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Great for Newark, Not Great for D.C.

What to expect from Senator Cory Booker

It’s more Paul Ryan than Paul Wellstone.

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House Republican leaders hope to hold yet more votes on Obamacare, maybe as early as this week. But this time, Republican leaders say, they will focus on the “individual mandate”—i.e., the provision that imposes fines on Americans who can afford health insurance but opt not to carry it. The mandate is supposed to take effect in 2014, once Obamacare’s new insurance options are available in all 50 states. Republicans want to push back that date by one year.

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