September 8, 2012
I agree with letter writer Fred Pasek's warning about "vague promises," but this applies to all politicians, Rep. Paul Ryan no less than President Barack Obama ("What Ryan actually said about that GM plant," Sept. 6). Mr. Ryan vaguely promises to preserve Medicare for future generations with schmaltzy references to his mom and grandmother, while his policies clearly eviscerate the program. So much for "vague promises," eh? And anybody who thinks Mr. Ryan was on the up and up with his narrative about the plant closure is surely in denial.
April 15, 2011
I find it amazing how you can defend and distort this issue of President Obama's budget ("The debate is joined," April 15). He has already presented a budget for next year with $1.5 trillion budget deficit ignoring his own commission on deficit reduction. Now that it is politically popular he decides to criticize what Paul Ryan has put together. This is from a party that did not do their constitutional duty and pass a budget for 2010. We find here the same man who voted present 125 times as a Senator and wants to always be on both sides.
August 14, 2012
Your editorial about Mitt Romney's selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate ("The wrong vision," Aug. 12) was good at parroting the Democratic talking points about Mr. Ryan and his budget proposal. Maybe I missed it for the last three years, so help me out by publishing the Democrats' budget proposal. Oh, I forgot. President Barack Obama's proposal was rejected by the Senate in a unanimous vote, and the Democratically controlled Senate has not proposed an alternative. Would it not be nice to at least talk about the issues rather than just complaining about the Ryan proposal (and remember that it is a proposal, not a done deal)
January 30, 2008
WASHINGTON -- The campaign manager for Rep. Albert R. Wynn has filed a complaint with the Federal Election Commission alleging fundraising improprieties by Donna Edwards, Wynn's chief rival in next month's Democratic primary. The Wynn campaign handed reporters a 34-count complaint yesterday alleging illegal collaboration between the Prince George's activist and several of the organizations supporting her in the 4th District contest. In a statement, Edwards dismissed the complaint as "a desperate 11th-hour attempt" by Wynn "to deflect from the fact that groups representing the core of the Democratic party and the issues it stands for ... have decided that they want to fire him and are supporting me."
October 27, 1991
R. Paul Ryan of Bel Air recently received the Defense Logistics Agency Meritorious Civilian Service Award.Ryan is the deputy administrator of the Defense Technical Information Center, in Alexandria, Va.The center collects, stores and distributes scientific and technicalinformation for the Department of Defense's research and developmentprograms.Ryan was cited for his performance, leadership, expertise and experience. From July 1989 to April 1991, he led the Defense Technical Information Center during a tumultuous period of change.
March 21, 2010
ABC's This Week Reps. Eric Cantor, R-Va., and John Larson, D-Conn.; David Plouffe, former Obama presidential campaign manager; Karl Rove, former George W. Bush adviser. 9 a.m.: WMDT (Channel 47) 10 a.m.: WJLA (Channel 7) 10:30 a.m.: WMAR (Channel 2) NBC's Meet the Press House Minority Leader John Boehner, R-Ohio; House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md.; Tim Kaine, chairman of the Democratic National Committee; Michael Steele, chairman of the Republican National Committee; 10 a.m.: WGAL (Channel 8)
August 16, 2012
The Sunday Baltimore Sun editorial regarding the selection of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate ("The wrong vision," Aug. 12), is flat wrong. The fact that The Baltimore Sun believes in sending more money to the federal government for programs that are currently mismanaged, overfunded and overblown, is an unfortunate but forgivable ignorance. I can believe that the view is based upon a noble if naive conviction that throwing more money into a hole will solve any problem. However, the notion that any money from tax increases would be used to pay down the debt or help the poor is laughable at best.
April 7, 2011
I completely agree with Professor Peter Morici's assessment ( "Republicans have a chance to lead on the budget: will they?" April 6) that neither political party is serious about tackling the deficit. The main driver of these budget shortfalls are health care costs. The Democrats abdicated responsibility to completely transform the system when passing the Affordable Care Act. While Rep. Paul Ryan does make significant cuts in Medicare and Medicaid, which will save the federal government trillions, his "Path to Prosperity" does not eliminate the perverse incentives that drive medical inflation.
August 31, 2012
Montgomery County Rep. Chris Van Hollen is the latest Democrat from Maryland to land a speaking role in Charlotte next week, Democratic National Convention organizers announced Friday. The addition of Van Hollen's name to the lineup is not a surprise. As the ranking Democrat on the House Budget Committee, he is well suited to counter Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan, the chairman of that committee. In fact, Van Hollen has been doing so for weeks, including during a trip to the Republican convention in Tampa this past week.
September 14, 2012
When running for the highest office of our country character matters. Everyone running for president has released at least eight years of income tax returns - except Mitt Romney, who has submitted only one full year. Why? If the GOP presidential candidate has nothing to hide, the American people have a right to know if a potential future leader's finances are in order and there are no improprieties. Mr. Romney is being given credit for his business experience. However, being a good businessman has nothing to do with being president of the United States.