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  • Representative Paul Ryan, the leading Republican voice on fiscal policy, vowed on Wednesday to start overhauling the U.S. tax code despite Washington gridlock that he says will worsen with President Barack Obama's planned immigration order. The candidate for vice president in Mitt Romney's 2012 White House bid, Ryan was confirmed by Republicans on...

  • Representative Paul Ryan, the Republican Party's leading voice on fiscal policy, warned on Wednesday that President Barack Obama's looming immigration order is a "partisan bomb" that will sour his relations with Congress on a range of issues, including tax reform. Ryan, just chosen as the next chairman of the powerful tax-writing House Ways and Means Committee,...

  • Ryan to chair tax panel, a possible 2016 platform Tuesday, 18 Nov 2014 | 5:43 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— House Republican leaders chose Paul Ryan on Tuesday to head the powerful House Ways and Means Committee for the next two years, giving him a high-profile platform if he decides to run for president in 2016 or beyond. Jason Chaffetz of Utah to head the House Oversight Committee and Rep. Mac Thornberry of Texas to head the Armed Services Committee.

  • UPDATE 1-U.S. budget deficit lowest since 2008 - Treasury Wednesday, 15 Oct 2014 | 12:47 PM ET

    WASHINGTON, Oct 15- The U.S. budget deficit fell by nearly a third to $483 billion in fiscal 2014, the lowest level since 2008, as a quickening economic recovery boosted tax collections and spending grew only modestly, the Treasury Department said. The deficit, down from $680 billion last year, was the lowest since a $459 billion budget gap in fiscal 2008, which was...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- U.S. regulators on Tuesday charged two men with insider trading after they learned that hedge fund manager Bill Ackman was planning to announce a $1 billion bet against Herbalife Ltd based on a view the company was merely a "pyramid scheme."

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 18- U.S. House of Representatives Speaker John Boehner on Thursday expressed his dissatisfaction with a chronically high jobless rate and complained of a "very sick idea" that the unemployed would "rather just sit around."

  • A report from the Census Bureau on Tuesday showed the country's median household income edged up just $180 last year to $51,939, a gain deemed statistically insignificant. Congress and the White House raised taxes on most Americans in 2013 while cutting back government spending, and the austerity was a major factor holding back economic growth.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 23- President Barack Obama on Saturday urged business owners to press Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which could halt any new financing Sept. 30- as some conservative Republicans hope it will- if lawmakers fail to act.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 23- President Barack Obama on Saturday urged business owners to press Congress to reauthorize the U.S. Export-Import Bank, which could halt any new financing Sept. 30- as some conservative Republicans hope it will- if lawmakers fail to act.

  • Paul Ryan: I'd love to see Mitt Romney run again Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 9:38 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) and his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) smile while greeting workers at a GOP Victory Center on November 6, 2012 in Richmond Heights, Ohio.

    Rep. Paul Ryan also tells CNBC that Obamacare must be repealed before it implodes "under it's own weight."

  • Ryan: Obama's fundamental foreign policy flaws     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:34 AM ET

    The president's foreign policy and his defense budget plans are giving the impression the U.S. is withdrawing from the world and have weakened our position on the world stage, says Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), explaining why he thinks the U.S. needs a stronger foreign policy.

  • Hillary one foot in race already: Rep. Ryan     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), shares his thoughts on the possibility of Hillary Clinton entering the 2016 presidential race, and the upcoming 2014 election.

  • Amazon's power play: Ryan     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:11 AM ET

    Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), shares his thoughts on the tussle between Hachette and Amazon.

  • Romney and Ryan together again?     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 8:07 AM ET
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    Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), discusses his meeting on Thursday with former presidential nominee Mitt Romney and the possibility of running in the 2016 election.

  • Rep. Ryan: I would love to see Mitt run again     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:34 AM ET

    Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), discusses the possibility of Mitt Romney making another run for president and what needs to be done to get the country "back on track."

  • Rep. Ryan's solution for America     Wednesday, 20 Aug 2014 | 7:31 AM ET
    Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wisc., speaks during the American Conservative Union's Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at National Harbor, Md.

    This country is primed for a great comeback, says Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), sharing ideas from his book, "The Way Forward."

  • Paul Ryan on the record     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 10:15 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood speaks to Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), about his efforts to pass reform bills and the president's willingness to tackle tough fiscal issues. Ryan says Harry Reid is preventing President Obama from making difficult decisions.

  • How Paul Ryan plans to tackle poverty Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 7:01 AM ET
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    Rep. Paul Ryan's new strategy for federal anti-poverty efforts does not aim to cut spending. Instead, it seeks to consolidate an array of programs.

  • Rep. Ryan's poverty proposal     Thursday, 31 Jul 2014 | 6:51 AM ET

    CNBC's John Harwood and Rep. Paul Ryan, (R-Wis.), talk about Ryan's efforts to reform government programs that focus on poverty without cutting funding.

  • WASHINGTON, July 30- Republican congressman Paul Ryan on Wednesday slammed the U.S. Export-Import Bank as a purveyor of "crony capitalism" that mainly helps a few large companies, and said Congress should focus instead on market reforms that speed growth for all firms.