Washington (CNN) – Catch your breath. And get ready for another fight. The next fiscal faceoff in Congress is likely to start in just over a week.
That's when the group of nearly 30 lawmakers charged with working out a budget plan for the government plans to hold its first meeting, Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Alabama, told CNN after he and three other top congressional budget leaders sat down Thursday morning. Sessions is the ranking Republican on the Senate Budget Committee.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - The vote to end the shutdown took place in October 2013, but it may provide some clues about the 2016 race for the White House.
There are a bunch of potential presidential hopefuls in Congress, but since all Democrats voted lockstep to back a compromise to reopen the government and raise the debt ceiling, it's the Republican votes that are more interesting.
Washington (CNN) - Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin is two for two.
The Republican from Janesville, Wisconsin, has successfully appeased House Republicans and engaged President Barack Obama in as little as 48 hours. A feat near impossible in these times of extreme partisanship.FULL STORY
According to multiple sources familiar with the meeting, the President and House Republicans had been going around and around for about an hour with no resolution on a path forward. Republicans emphasizing, over and over, what the House Speaker laid out: pass a six-week debt ceiling extension, then sit down immediately and start negotiating. The negotiations would begin with discussions to fund and re-open the government. The president kept pressing Republicans to re-open the government right away.
Washington (CNN) - For more than a week into a government shutdown, Paul Ryan kept a low profile amid the political uproar.
When he finally emerged, the time was ripe for someone with his conservative cred and fiscal bona fides to step in and try to corral his bucking Republican Party.FULL STORY
Washington (CNN) - Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin broke his relative silence on the ongoing government shutdown in a Wall Street Journal opinion piece published online late Tuesday night.
Ryan - the GOP's vice presidential nominee in 2012 and the chairman of the House Budget Committee - argues in the editorial that in order to "end this stalemate," Democrats and Republicans should focus on "modest reforms to entitlement programs and the tax code."
(CNN) – Another potential 2016 contender landed a book deal, this one to come out next year just ahead of the midterm elections.
Rep. Paul Ryan, a Wisconsin Republican and the 2012 GOP vice presidential nominee, will write a book on the state of the conservative movement, according to the publisher Twelve, an imprint of Grand Central Publishing.
CNN’s Crossfire is coming back! Starting today – and every day as we count down to the debut of CNN’s Crossfire – our hosts will be presenting classic moments from the program’s 23-year history.
As we started pulling these tapes off the shelf, we were surprised to find so many guests who went on to become household names. Newt Gingrich looks back at one of them in today’s Classic Crossfire moment.
Crossfire returns to CNN on September 16, airing weekdays at 6:30 p.m. ET.
Washington (CNN) – During the 2012 presidential race, Democrats pilloried Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan as an Ayn Rand-quoting conservative loony who wanted to dismantle Medicare and Social Security.
On Wednesday, Ryan was blasted as a liberal, amnesty-loving union suck-up.
Welcome to Alabama.