Ryan says budget negotiators are closing in on deal
December 10th, 2013
03:53 PM ET
9 months ago

Ryan says budget negotiators are closing in on deal

Washington (CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan, the top Republican involved in budget talks, told reporters Tuesday that negotiators were closing in on a deal with a Friday deadline for doing so fast approaching.

"We're making really good progress. We're getting close. Don't have a timeline for you," Ryan said.
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Filed under: Budget • Patty Murray • Paul Ryan
No budget deal this week
December 5th, 2013
07:25 PM ET
9 months ago

No budget deal this week

Washington (CNN) - Note to anyone watching the high-stakes, trillion-dollar budget talks in Washington: you can take a break from constantly checking for a deal. Senior Republican and Democratic aides tell CNN that the two leaders running negotiations have left Washington for the weekend and any agreement is not expected until next week.

House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan has returned to Wisconsin and Senate Budget Chairman Patty Murray is in Washington state, the aides confirm.
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Filed under: Congress • Patty Murray • Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan, Patty Murray inching closer to a budget deal, aides say
December 4th, 2013
08:46 PM ET
9 months ago

Paul Ryan, Patty Murray inching closer to a budget deal, aides say

Washington (CNN) – The Republican congressman and Democratic senator charged with hashing out a federal budget deal are "closer" to an agreement but not there yet, according to senior aides in both parties.

A senior Democratic aide tells CNN that House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan and Senate Budget Committee Chairwoman Patty Murray met Wednesday afternoon and are narrowing down the issues in a potential spending deal.
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Filed under: Budget • Patty Murray • Paul Ryan
Congressional budget talks at critical point
December 2nd, 2013
09:51 PM ET
9 months ago

Congressional budget talks at critical point

Washington (CNN) - Congressional budget talks have entered a pivotal phase with some lawmakers working to lower expectations. But the two top negotiators and their staff have outlined how a possible deal, if they agree on one, could get through the House and Senate.

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin, and Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray, D-Washington, are leading a conference committee convened to work out differences between House and Senate budget resolutions.

The marquee issue is more forced spending cuts, or sequester, set to take effect in mid-January.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress • Paul Ryan
Gov. Walker says Rep. Paul Ryan is 'exception' to 2016 D.C. outsider ideal
November 20th, 2013
10:32 PM ET
10 months ago

Gov. Walker says Rep. Paul Ryan is 'exception' to 2016 D.C. outsider ideal

(CNN) - Gov. Scott Walker said that fellow Wisconsinite Rep. Paul Ryan is the exception the his ideal Republican 2016 presidential candidate being from outside the Washington beltway.

Walker, a potential 2016 hopeful himself, recently told ABC that his ideal standard bearer for the GOP in the next presidential election would be an "outsider" and "former or current governor."
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Filed under: 2016 • Paul Ryan • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Does GOP's 2016 nominee need to be a governor? Ryan says no
November 19th, 2013
06:08 PM ET
10 months ago

Does GOP's 2016 nominee need to be a governor? Ryan says no

Washington (CNN) – Republican Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin wasted no time on Tuesday swatting away a question about whether the GOP's 2016 presidential nominee needed to be a governor.

"No," Ryan said quickly. "Next question."
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Filed under: 2016 • Paul Ryan
Paul Ryan returns to Iowa, knocks Obamacare
November 16th, 2013
10:53 PM ET
10 months ago

Paul Ryan returns to Iowa, knocks Obamacare

Updated 11:10 pm ET, 11/16/2013

(CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan made a rousing return to Iowa on Saturday night in a speech that slammed Obamacare and stirred 2016 speculation.

The Wisconsin Republican and former vice presidential nominee was the keynote speaker at a birthday fundraiser for Gov. Terry Branstad in Altoona, Iowa. The appearance was his first in the state that will have the country's first presidential caucus since the 2012 campaign.
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Filed under: 2016 • Iowa • Paul Ryan
Obama, possible Republican candidates to speak at same event
November 8th, 2013
11:02 AM ET
10 months ago

Obama, possible Republican candidates to speak at same event

Washington (CNN) – President Barack Obama and two Republicans who may be running to succeed him in 2016 will be speaking at the same Washington event later this month.

The President along with New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican chairman of the House Budget Committee, will speak at the annual meeting of the Wall Street Journal CEO Council, organizers announced.
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Filed under: Chris Christie • Paul Ryan • President Obama
A year after the 2012 election, Romney talks 2016
November 3rd, 2013
12:41 PM ET
10 months ago

A year after the 2012 election, Romney talks 2016

Washington (CNN) РFormer GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney dismissed reports that he passed over New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie as his running mate because of Christie’s weight.

On NBC's "Meet the Press," the former Massachusetts governor told David Gregory that Christie's size and health had nothing to do with his not being picked for the GOP ticket.

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Filed under: 2012 • 2012 VP Pick • Chris Christie • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Ted Cruz
October 31st, 2013
09:23 PM ET
10 months ago

Report: Obama campaign considered replacing Biden with Hillary Clinton

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama's closest advisers may have secretly considered replacing Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton on the 2012 ticket, but White House spokesman Jay Carney said Friday that it was never a remote possibility.

"Campaigns test everything," Carney said on CNN's "New Day." "When it comes to this particular issue, do campaigns test everything? Yes."

While he said the idea was "tested," Carney insisted that it wasn't going to happen.

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