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Ryan confronts Bernanke over Fed’s purchases of U.S. debt, raises concerns about the dollar

House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan challenged Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke’s policy of so-called quantitative easing – the printing of new U.S. dollars to buy government debt – and raised concerns that a weakened dollar and inflation could cause the loss of the currency’s global reserve status.

Obama pledges more help for business, but says companies must create jobs at home and not abroad

12:38 PM 02/07/2011

President Obama continued his campaign to reach out to America's business community on Monday, telling a few hundred business leaders at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce he wanted to repair relations after a rough two years.

Dem Gov. O’Malley draws Christie into war of words over handling of state employees

6:32 PM 02/04/2011

Chris Christie has a new political antagonist.

Bernanke headlines a day of grim warnings about the nation’s fiscal standing

2:43 AM 02/04/2011

If Washington had grown fuzzy about the razor’s edge the U.S. economy is currently balanced on, it got a bracing reminder Thursday.

Deficit commission bill will start out free of all tax deductions and loopholes, Chambliss says

1:20 AM 02/03/2011

One thing is becoming clear about legislation that a bipartisan group of more than 30 senators plan to introduce later this month to implement the recommendations of President Obama’s deficit commission: the bill’s debut will be just the beginning of a protracted fight over its final result.

House GOP freshmen poised to push immediate spending cuts above leadership’s goals

4:43 PM 01/31/2011

The massive House Republican freshman class is poised to make their presence felt for the first time in the next few weeks, and will likely push immediate spending cuts above the goal set by House Speaker John Boehner.

Obama picks former Time reporter Jay Carney to replace Robert Gibbs

4:34 PM 01/27/2011

President Obama has chosen Jay Carney, the current spokesman for Vice President Joe Biden and a former Washington bureau chief for Time Magazine, to be his new press secretary, replacing Robert Gibbs.

Conservatives on financial crisis inquiry commission label majority report ‘unbalanced’

1:18 AM 01/27/2011

A group of three conservatives on President Obama’s financial crisis inquiry commission called the final report of the panel “unbalanced” and “incorrect,” in a 27-page dissent from the more than 500-page document endorsed by a majority of members.

Which Green Day song is on Paul Ryan’s iPod?

3:28 PM 01/26/2011

Republican Paul Ryan had a busy 24 hours Tuesday night and Wednesday morning. The Daily Caller found out he's making it through the day with some American punk rock music in his down moments.

Medicare actuary more confident in Paul Ryan’s ‘Road Map’ cost controls than Obama’s health law

1:01 PM 01/26/2011

The government’s chief actuary for Medicare spending on Wednesday said he had more confidence that Republican Paul Ryan’s plan to reform entitlements would drive down health-care costs than President Obama’s recently passed overhaul.

Text of Michele Bachmann’s response to State of the Union

10:48 PM 01/25/2011

Congresswoman Michele Bachmann (MN-6) responded tonight to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Below are her remarks, as prepared for delivery:

Liveblogging Obama’s State of the Union address, and GOP response

8:56 PM 01/25/2011

11:27 p.m. - Actually, one more. No, two. First, this is interesting. Conservative Richard Viguerie criticizes both Obama and congressional Republicans.

Text of Paul Ryan’s Republican response to the State of the Union

8:46 PM 01/25/2011

Remarks of Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) – As Prepared for Delivery
House Budget Committee Hearing Room, Washington, DC
January 25, 2011

The spin, and the facts, on Obama’s spending freeze

8:33 PM 01/25/2011

Here’s the spin and the facts from the White House – and from Republicans – on the spending freeze in President Obama’s State of the Union address.

GOP Sen. Toomey introduces bill to undercut Obama argument that debt limit must be raised

6:03 PM 01/25/2011

Sen. Pat Toomey introduced a bill Tuesday aimed at laying out a path for the federal government to avoid default on its obligations if the debt limit is not raised in the coming months.

McConnell: Washington has six to nine months to make progress on entitlements

1:42 PM 01/25/2011

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday he does not fault President Obama for avoiding the issue of Social Security in his State of the Union address, but cautioned that the political establishment in Washington has less than a year to make progress on entitlement reform.

Warner says Obama must educate public on fiscal realities in addition to talk of growth in SOTU

2:59 AM 01/25/2011

Sen. Mark Warner, a centrist Democrat from Virginia, said Monday that he will be looking for more than just a focus on growth and innovation in President Obama's State of the Union address on Tuesday night.

Sessions, eager to fight Obama on spending, looks to Gingrich as model

1:40 AM 01/25/2011

Sen. Jeff Sessions struck a defiant tone Monday toward President Obama in advance of the State of the Union address, saying he does not think the president is serious about deficit reduction and that the GOP should fight him the same way that Newt Gingrich fought Bill Clinton in the mid-90's.

McConnell says Obama will support lower corporate tax rate

3:17 AM 01/24/2011

President Obama is set to announce support for lowering the corporate tax rate in his State of the Union address Tuesday, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday.