Politics Paul Ryan

  • Vice President Joe Biden looks on as U.S. President Barack Obama meets with Pakistan's Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the Oval Office of the White House in Washington October 22, 2015.

    Vice President Joe Biden said he sees a "less than even chance" that the U.S. Congress approves the 12-country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact.

  • Sept 21- Vice President Joe Biden said on Wednesday that he sees a "less than even chance" that the U.S. Congress approves the 12- country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact before the next administration takes office in January. Biden, speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, said that the brief "lame duck" session of Congress after the Nov. 8...

  • Sept 21- Vice President Joe Biden said on Tuesday that he sees a "less than even chance" that the U.S. Congress approves the 12- country Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact before the next administration takes office in January. Biden, speaking to the Council on Foreign Relations in New York, said that the brief "lame duck" session of Congress after the Nov. 8...

  • *Airbus says wins U.S. export licence to deliver 17 jets to Iran. PARIS/ NEW YORK, Sept 21- The United States has begun unblocking deals by Western giants to sell jetliners to Iran in a move likely to ease complaints from Tehran over implementation of last year's sanctions deal, but test conservative opposition to the deals in both nations. The move removes a key...

  • Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton salutes supporters during a rally at University of North Carolina at Greensboro September 15, 2016 in Greensboro, North Carolina.

    Hillary Clinton's problem with millennials may have roots in an issue larger than the candidate herself, says Jeff Stein.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Ohio's Republican governor, John Kasich, took over the White House briefing lectern on Friday to praise the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, an unusual move that shows how hard President Barack Obama will push for the trade deal's approval. The unlikely partnership comes as the White House makes a final full-court push to persuade...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 16- Ohio's Republican Governor John Kasich took over the White House briefing lectern on Friday to praise the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership, an unusual move that shows how hard President Barack Obama wants to push for the trade deal's approval. The unlikely partnership comes as the White House makes a final full-court push to persuade...

  • NEW YORK— Donald Trump has attached a price tag to an economic vision promising what many economists say is impossible: lower taxes, a dramatic expansion in some federal programs and a slimmer government running a smaller deficit. In a speech Thursday to the Economic Club of New York, Trump said that his plan— a mix of tax cuts, regulation elimination and new...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 15- The U.S. watchdog for consumer finance scored a major victory last week when it was part of the government group that forced Wells Fargo& Co into a $190 million settlement of fraud charges, but the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau still faces an ugly fight to justify its own existence. The CFPB could lose its first battle as early as Friday,...

  • Sept 15- Tobacco giant Reynolds American Inc said it appointed John Boehner, a former House Speaker and a known smoker of the company's Camel cigarettes, to its board. Boehner retired from Congress last year after serving for four years as speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives. He was known to be a heavy smoker during his time on Capitol Hill.

  • NEW YORK— Donald Trump attached a price tag for the first time Thursday to an economic vision promising what many economists say is impossible: lower taxes, a dramatic expansion in some federal programs and a slimmer government running a smaller deficit. In a speech to the Economic Club of New York, Trump said that his plan— a mix of tax cuts, regulation elimination...

  • NEW YORK— Cigarette maker Reynolds American says former House Speaker John Boehner, a longtime smoker, is joining its board of directors. Reynolds American Inc. is the company behind Camel, Newport and Pall Mall cigarettes. Reynolds American also said Thursday that Jean-Marc Levy, an executive at a Swiss blood-testing equipment maker, will also join its board.

  • WASHINGTON— A last-minute deal between conservatives and GOP leaders in the House averted votes expected Thursday on a measure to impeach the commissioner of the IRS. Instead, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen will testify before Congress next week. The conservative House Freedom Caucus celebrated the development as a victory, as conservatives had long...

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 14- Myanmar's Aung San Suu Kyi called on Wednesday for the lifting of economic sanctions against her country, and President Barack Obama, in their first White House meeting since she became leader, said the United States was ready to do so. With Suu Kyi no longer an opposition figure, Washington has been weighing a further easing of sanctions...

  • The fed is political: Rep. Garrett

    Rep. Scott Garrett, (R-N.J.), shares his thoughts on the Federal Reserve losing its autonomy.

  • Rep. Garrett: Government shutdown unlikely

    Rep. Scott Garrett, (R-N.J.), weighs in on the possibility of a government shutdown and hardliners in Congress.

  • Donald Trump

    Colin Powell called GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump "a national disgrace" and "international pariah."

  • WASHINGTON— Two Republican congressmen formally offered a campaign-season resolution Tuesday to impeach IRS chief John Koskinen, setting the House on course for showdown votes over an effort that rouses conservatives but has no chance of ousting the commissioner from office. John Fleming, R- La., and Tim Huelskamp, R- Kan., is expected to face votes Thursday in...

  • "My hope is that by the time Congress adjourns before the election that we will have an agreement in place to fund the government and that our Zika funding will be taken care of," Obama told reporters in the Oval Office. Obama said he hoped Congress can make "modest progress" before the Nov. 8 elections and he was "even more hopeful we can get some things done," after them.

  • Senator, Mitch McConnell

    Leaders in Congress were making progress toward temporarily funding the government in the fiscal year starting Oct. 1.