March 20th, 2012
11:06 PM ET

Rep. Paul Ryan on Simpson-Bowles: "it does not fix the problem"

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) about Medicare, Simpson-Bowles, and the 2012 GOP presidential election.

Filed under: Economy • Politics
March 20th, 2012
10:20 PM ET

OutFront: Rep. Paul Ryan unveils 2013 House Budget Plan

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan about the 2013 House GOP budget plan.

Filed under: Economy • Politics
March 20th, 2012
08:29 PM ET

The Number: Is Mitt Romney riding his Super PAC to victory?

By Erin Burnett

Mitt Romney has outspent Rick Santorum by a margin of about 5 to 1 in Illinois, shelling out almost $1.1 million to Santorum's $200,000.

And that's just spending from the actual campaigns.

It doesn't take into account money from Super Pacs.

If you include Super PAC spending, it widens the spending margin to 7-to-1 in Mitt's favor.

In the Chicago market alone, the margin of spending is about 21-to-1 for Romney.

Mitt's already way ahead in Illinois. FULL POST

Filed under: Economy • Politics
March 20th, 2012
06:46 PM ET

Rep. Paul Ryan on social issues dominating GOP primary cycle: "no one is talking about denying...contraception"

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Congressman Paul Ryan (R-WI) about social issues dominating this GOP primary cycle.

Filed under: Economy • News • Politics
March 20th, 2012
05:35 PM ET

Rep. Ryan on his budget plan impacting senior citizens: “they would prefer our plan versus the president’s plan"

CNN's Erin Burnett talks to Wisconsin Congressman Paul Ryan about how his budget plan will affect Medicare. Tune in tonight at 7pm ET for the full interview.

2013 House GOP budget raises 2012 stakes

Washington (CNN) - House GOP leaders unveiled a 2013 budget blueprint Tuesday that has little chance of becoming law, but draws a clear contrast with Democrats on taxes, spending, and a host of hot-button political issues - all of which could play a pivotal role in the 2012 campaign.

Republicans cast the $3.53 trillion plan - which doubles down on past GOP proposals to overhaul Medicare and other politically sensitive programs - as a bold attempt to reverse skyrocketing federal deficits and avert a looming fiscal catastrophe.

"This plan of action is about putting an end to empty promises from bankrupt government and restoring the fundamental promise of America, ensuring that our children have more opportunity than we do," said House Budget Committee Chairman Paul Ryan, R-Wisconsin.

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