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Paul Ryan Accuses Obama Administration Of System That 'Perpetuates Poverty'
Rep. Paul Ryan took a shot at the federal government's approach to poverty reduction on Sunday, claiming the Obama administration is responsible for a system that "perpetuates poverty" in the United States.
Sat Jul 26, 2014
Lawmakers complain Obama too aloof with Congress
President Barack Obama's request for billions of dollars to deal with migrant children streaming across the border set off Democrats and Republicans.
Epic Fail: Sean Penn and other dignitaries attempt to sweet talk...
However, Tesla CEO Elon Musk, Silicon Valley venture capitalist Shervin Pishevar and actor Sean Penn join the long list of dignitaries who have sought to -- unsuccessfully -- reason with the Castro regime for Alan Gross' release.
Fri Jul 25, 2014
Paul Ryan Unveils Anti-Poverty Program
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul D. Ryan, R-Wis., unveiled a sweeping anti-poverty proposal Thursday, which aims to streamline federal funding to states.
House Votes To Gut Tax Benefit For Low-Income Immigrant Families
Children of immigrant parents sing the "Happy Birthday" song to Speaker John Boehner in front of a Capitol Hill office building.
Thu Jul 24, 2014
Paul Ryan's Faux Populism Isn't Going to End Poverty or Reduce Inequality
But Ryan is trying - a bit clumsily, but trying all the same - to borrow a page from the Massachusetts senator as he seeks to remake himself in anticipation of a potential 2016 run for the Republican presidential nomination.
U.S. Republican Paul Ryan wants choice in delivering aid to poor
Aiming to shake up the debate over fighting poverty, Republican Representative Paul Ryan on Thursday called for charities, community groups and even for-profit firms to compete with government in spending taxpayer money to aid the poor.
Tue Jul 22, 2014
The Washington Post
Ryan to propose new anti-poverty plan
House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan will shift this week from his years-long focus on cutting federal spending to a new anti-poverty proposal that seeks to overhaul the safety net but also leaves in place existing levels of funding.
Act would create tax-free savings accounts for the disabled
The Senate Finance subcommittee on taxation and IRS oversight may have never heard testimony from someone quite like Sara Wolff.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Who Is On The Democratic Bench?
Without meaning to inflame anyone, let's assume that Hillary Clinton will be the next Democratic presidential nominee.
Tax Inversions Emerge as Issue for 2014 Midterm Elections
A new battlefield is emerging in midterm House and Senate races - tax inversions, in which U.S. companies merge with smaller overseas corporations to avoid U.S. corporate tax bills, The Wall Street Journal reported .
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Rep. Van Hollen: LegalizingIllegals Will Reduce the Deficit
When asked whether legalizing illegal immigrants would help unemployed Americans, Rep. Chris Van Hollen responded by pointing to testimony from the director of the Congressional Budget Office that Van Hollen said indicated enactment of the Senate immigration bill would "reduce the deficit and increase long-term economic growth."
Stars and Stripes
House members say war budget should not be 'slush fund'
U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis., said Thursday, July 17, 2014, that lawmakers must "carefully budget for our wartime needs," and perhaps increase the base funding for DOD, if necessary, adding that contingency funds should not be used as a "slush fund."
Thu Jul 17, 2014
Finally, Signs of Momentum on Corporate Inversions
First it was Pfizer. Now it's Walgreens . These and a growing list of companies have made headlines as they consider shifting their headquarters overseas -- so-called corporate "inversions" -- so they can avoid paying taxes on past and future profits .
Looking to Fund A Clean Energy Project? You Need A Green Bank.
New state-run investment funds could create a real marketplace for alternative energy projects--and bring down costs for all of us.
Wed Jul 16, 2014
Treasury Secretary Lew Hopes to Prevent Further Corporation Inversion Tax Deals
Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said comprehensive tax reform would be the best way to prevent further corporate inversions, but called on Congress to pass legislation to stem the tide of corporations merging with other companies overseas in order to cut their taxes.
Tue Jul 15, 2014
Congressman Chris Van Hollen Weighs In On The Border Crisis
Congressman Chris Van Hollen joins WBAL's Maryland Morning News show to express his take on the border crisis and the possibility that illegal children will be moved to a facility in Westminster.
The Baltimore Sun
Carroll's revealing 'illeagle' graffiti [Editorial]
Our view: A spray painted message exposes the political heart of the furor over undocumented minors crossing the southern border Maryland State Police have classified anti-immigration graffiti spray-painted July 13, 2014, on the former Army Reserve Center in Westminster, Md., as a hate crime.
Stars and Stripes
Fort Detrick VA clinic sees satisfied patients
FREDERICK, Md. - At the front desk of Fort Detrick's health care clinic for veterans, a handful of blank feedback cards, reading "Thanks for a job well done," wait for patients' compliments.
Progressive Demand: "Robust, Long-Term" Transportation Funding
The House is scheduled to begin debate Tuesday on a short-term patch to get past an election-season crisis on federal transportation funding, but the Campaign for America's Future sent a letter to members of Congress today calling on them to "quickly renew robust, long-term funding for the Highway Trust Fund."