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Paul Ryan defends ‘the morality of the free enterprise system’

Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) suggested on Sunday that anything corporations do is moral as long as they follow the law. Fox News host Chris Wallace asked the House Budget Committee chairman if Republican presidential candidates should be criticizing each other over the way they made their money and handled their…

Young Turks: Reddit is the Internet’s new activist hotbed

In a segment broadcast Friday night, Current TV’s “The Young Turks” hosts took a look at social media forum Reddit, which has recently become a flashpoint for resistance to the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA), which critics warn will break the structure of the Internet if it becomes law. For…

Barney Frank schools George Will, Paul Ryan on marijuana legalization

Rep. Barney Frank (D-MA) told columnist George Will and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) on Sunday that Republican opposition to marijuana legalization was “a great embarrassment to the conservatives.” During a town hall-style debate on ABC, Frank demanded a response from Will about decriminalizing marijuana. “I mean, personal liberty, if someone…

Romney: I didn’t know what Medicaid was ‘before I got into government’

Millionaire Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney admitted Friday that he wasn’t sure what Medicaid was before being elected as governor of Massachusetts at the age of 55. “Medicaid, you wonder what Medicaid is, those that are not into all this government stuff,” Romney told voters at a campaign event in…

Wyden, Ryan team up to overhaul Medicare

Sen. Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) are joining forces to reform Medicare in a way that both say will save the social safety net. The plan (PDF), set to be officially unveiled at the Bipartisan Policy Center Thursday, would give seniors the option of choosing between new…

The GOP Budget: Almost To The Point Where We’re Almost There

Rep. Paul Ryan discusses the Republican alternative budget in the Wall Street Journal today, and I must say, it is very close to being something that could serve as the foundation for a series of ideas which could become a budget. It has many of the hallmarks of something which…

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