Republicans keep House seat in Florida special election
March 11th, 2014
07:53 PM ET
9 months ago

Republicans keep House seat in Florida special election

(CNN) – Republican David Jolly won Tuesday's special election in Florida's 13th Congressional District.

He will fill out the term of his former boss, longtime Republican Rep. Bill Young, who died in October.

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Filed under: Alex Sink • Florida
Sources: Key moment in White House meeting came between the President and Paul Ryan
October 10th, 2013
11:35 PM ET
1 year ago

Sources: Key moment in White House meeting came between the President and Paul Ryan

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.
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Filed under: Debt • Paul Ryan • White House
Negotiators moving closer on spending cuts
March 30th, 2011
05:06 PM ET
4 years ago

Negotiators moving closer on spending cuts

Washington (CNN) - Democratic and Republican negotiators are moving closer to a tentative agreement on how much spending to slash from the budget and have begun drawing up a list of specific cuts, according to sources familiar with the talks.

Sources from both parties–who would not speak on the record about the closed-door talks–emphasized the numbers were not set in stone and could change as negotiators hammer out details of which programs and agencies to cut and whether a number of controversial policy provisions are included in the agreement.
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Filed under: Budget • Congress
Behind the scenes: How the GOP is selling its budget plan to itself
March 18th, 2011
09:41 AM ET
4 years ago

Behind the scenes: How the GOP is selling its budget plan to itself

Washington (CNN) – In a small conference room deep inside the Capitol, House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan could be mistaken for a traveling salesman at a business meeting.

Using a PowerPoint presentation with alarming charts and frightening graphs, the Wisconsin Republican is trying to sell the need to tackle the politically explosive parts of the budget that have driven America's deep debt - entitlements.

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Filed under: House Republicans • Paul Ryan