Paul Ryan welcomes Pope's welfare debate
February 2nd, 2014
03:38 PM ET
9 months ago

Paul Ryan welcomes Pope's welfare debate

New York (CNNMoney) - Rep. Paul Ryan said Sunday he doesn't expect the Pope to agree with him about the role of government in addressing social mobility.

But he does welcome Pope Francis' contribution to the U.S. debate on wealth and poverty.

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Filed under: Paul Ryan • President Obama
Panda cam returns as government reopens
October 17th, 2013
11:50 AM ET
1 year ago

Panda cam returns as government reopens

(CNNMoney) - Panda cam is back.

The nation got its first glimpse in nearly three weeks of Tian Tian, Mei Xiang and the unnamed cub Thursday morning when the Smithsonian National Zoo brought a slate of live cameras back online. The cameras had been shuttered along with the rest of the zoo on Oct. 1 when the federal government closed. The zoo itself is still closed and will reopen to visitors on Friday.

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Filed under: Government Shutdown
Lew: Crossing debt ceiling dangerous and 'unthinkable'
October 6th, 2013
02:02 PM ET
1 year ago

Lew: Crossing debt ceiling dangerous and 'unthinkable'

New York (CNNMoney) - If the United States were to get close to the debt ceiling deadline, or even go over it, the consequences would be unthinkable, warned U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew.

In a series of TV interviews, Lew sounded alarm bells over the fast-approaching limit to the U.S. borrowing authority. With the deadline just over a week away, Lew blasted lawmakers for "playing with fire" by not raising the debt limit.

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Filed under: Government Shutdown • Jack Lew • national debt
Companies shed more light on their political donations
September 26th, 2013
01:28 PM ET
1 year ago

Companies shed more light on their political donations

New York (CNNMoney) - Here's one of corporate America's worst-kept secrets: Companies are propping up politicians' campaigns with huge stacks of cash.

But a new study shows that more publicly-traded firms are being more upfront than ever about who they're backing and how much they're paying.

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Filed under: Campaign finance