Budgets and Budgeting
GOP-led House approves tough Paul Ryan budget, but debate continues

WASHINGTON -- With little drama Thursday, House Republicans easily approved a largely symbolic budget proposal from Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.), closing out a floor debate over spending priorities and opening a new front on the midterm campaign trail. As expected, no Democrats voted for the blueprint from Ryan. The former Republican vice presidential nominee's plan returns to ideas that have come to define the GOP, including ending federal deficits by cutting taxes on the rich, revamping Medicare and slashing almost every other aspect of government. In a vote of 219-205, House Republicans showed an unusual display of cohesion, as they have for the last four years on Ryan's...