Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) - Chairman of the House Budget Committee
- Rep. Ryan released his budget, The Path to Prosperity, in April and it has come under fire from Republicans and Democrats alike. On Meet The Press last week, Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich called Ryan's Medicare plans in the budget, "too big a jump."
- In an op-ed published in the Chicago Tribune this week, Paul Ryan defended his budget saying, "Our budget makes no changes for those in or near retirement, and offers future generations a strengthened Medicare program they can count on, with guaranteed coverage options, less help for the wealthy, and more help for the poor and the sick."
- An article from the Atlantic Wire yesterday asks the question: Has the Ryan plan become the Third Rail of the GOP?
- Watch Paul Ryan's last appearance on Meet The Press from April here.
- From an earlier post of ours, check out Congressman Ryan's graphic-enhanced video where he presents his budget plan.
Roundtable - Chris Van Hollen, Andrea Mitchell, Eugene Robinson, Mike Murphy, Andrew Ross Sorkin
- In an interview with Al Hunt at the end of April, Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) said deficit reduction needs to be tackled with a, "balanced approach."
- Watch Andrea Mitchell's Nightly News piece on the aftermath of Newt Gingrich's Meet The Press appearance here.
- The Washington Post's Eugene Robinson wrote a piece this week chronicling the "disastrous" campaign launch of Newt Gingrich.
- Mike Murphy wrote a column in Time Magazine this week about the Iowa caucuses. In a tweet, Murphy explained, "I'm very fond of Iowa, but dubious about the Caucus."
- Andrew Ross Sorkin's book about the 2008 financial collapse, Too Big to Fail, was turned in to an HBO movie set to air Monday night. Here is a Washington Post review of the film.