“We have to have a long-term, effective program to put them out of existence.”
“I just, I don’t believe it. That’s your problem. Nobody believes you.”
The 2012 Republican vice presidential candidate is trying to challenge the notion that his party is out of touch with poor people the old-fashioned way: by talking to some.
Five years after just about everyone in the capital committed to dramatically expanding AmeriCorps, advocates for national service give American leaders a failing grade.
On Wednesday, the Obama administration’s most prominent Catholic slammed one of the pope’s most prominent American conservative detractors: “As a practicing Catholic, bless me, Father, for he has sinned.”
Two Republican members of Congress provided their guest tickets to Willie and Korie Robertson.
How a backstage prayer in Cleveland and a new leader in the Vatican set the budget-slashing congressman on a mission to help the poor. “My bet is that he’s on Pope Francis’ team.”
“Paul was in the ‘look, don’t touch’ category, much to Aaron’s dismay.”
“Paul Ryan is the Jesus of our conference. If Paul gives something his blessing, it brings the votes,” a Republican leadership aide said Tuesday of Ryan’s budget deal with Democratic Sen. Patty Murray.
There have been 335 newspaper articles written this year about the 2016 presidential election, according to Pew Research Center. More of them were about Hillary Clinton than any other potential candidate.
Can you tell me how to get, how to get, to Pennsylvania Avenue?
Longtime friends Paul Ryan and Luis Gutierrez bonded over their morning workouts years ago, and have developed an important partnership on immigration reform. “Maybe there is a correlation between working out and loving immigrants,” Gutierrez said.
The message at the Faith and Freedom Coalition conference: Don’t stop talking about abortion and marriage. “The Republican social issues we believe in are more popular than our economic agenda,” said one speaker.
Because it’s the Congress we deserve, not the Congress we need right now.
The Republican congressman tells Morning Joe that he thinks there’s a “workable solution.”
Ryan says he hasn’t read Portman’s op-ed yet.
“Why lose 10 years of elections to mess with those programs?” the pundit says of changes to Medicare.
Confusion over why Republicans are doing this again after losing in 2012.
The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee looks to hit Republicans again on cuts to Medicare.
Plans for a roundtable discussion this week. “The reality is, many of the decision-makers on Capitol Hill are in their 60s and 70s,” says Schock.
House GOP leaders want Obama to own the automatic cuts to spending known as the sequester, but their budget chief is expected to count the cuts toward his 10 year plan.
GOP budget chief says colleagues must understand “realities” of divided government.
“President Obama and Congress owe the people of New York and New Jersey better,” Ryan said.
Not exactly “nailed it,” but a game attempt.
The phrase isn’t new. Here’s how it traveled from speculation about a western movie in 1966 to become shorthand for Washington’s current budget crisis.
The former running mate and current House Republican budget chief keeps an unusually low profile. “I’m not commenting on any of that stuff.”
A look back at the most GIF’d year in the history of the electoral process.
Potential 2016 candidates make a move.
The message: “We do care about people, not just the wealthy,” says an aide. It’s all about the children!