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  • 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.

  • Democrats borrow a GOP idea on health care costs Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 2:10 PM ET

    If they succeed, they'd pocket a share of federal Medicare and Medicaid savings, ranging from tens of millions to $1 billion or more, depending on the state. The state spending targets would encompass private spending, as well as Medicare, Medicaid, state and local employee insurance plans, and subsidized private coverage under the new health law.

  • 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.

  • 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
    Mitt Romney

    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
    Rep. Paul Ryan

    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.

  • WASHINGTON, June 11- A shock primary election defeat for Eric Cantor, the No. 2 Republican in the U.S. House of Representatives, left his political party in chaos on Wednesday as financial markets worried the shakeup might renew budget fights that in the past have caused government shutdowns and near credit defaults.

  • WASHINGTON, June 11- U.S. House of Representatives Majority Leader Eric Cantor plans to step down as the No. 2 House Republican after a shock election defeat to a Tea Party movement upstart that set off an unexpected scramble for new leadership. The Washington Post reported that Cantor would leave his post effective July 31.

  • Paul Ryan stakes position in war on poverty Friday, 16 May 2014 | 1:26 PM ET

    Known as a debt and deficit reformer, Ryan is expanding his focus to poverty fighter, telling a crowd that government has done an inadequate job.

  • *Obama budget seen adding $1.4 trillion in revenue over 10 years. WASHINGTON, April 17- President Barack Obama's fiscal 2015 budget request would boost U.S. tax revenue by nearly $1.4 trillion over 10 years if fully enacted, slashing deficits by $1.05 trillion while funding new spending, the Congressional Budget Office said on Thursday.

  • April 10- Media mogul Rupert Murdoch can envision his tabloid newspaper the New York Post as an all-digital publication in 10 years, he said during an interview with Fortune magazine published on Thursday. Murdoch, the chairman of News Corp and 21st Century Fox, acknowledged that the paper lost $40 million in 2012, hit by declines in advertising revenue.

  • WASHINGTON, April 7- Conservative Republicans who believe that Representative Paul Ryan's budget plan does not cut spending fast or deeply enough will get a chance to support an alternative plan that aims to balance the budget in just four years instead of 10..