Andrea Seabrook http://kccu.org en Ryan Brings Big Ideas, And Some Risk, To GOP Ticket http://kccu.org/post/ryan-brings-big-ideas-and-some-risk-gop-ticket Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's newly announced running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, has youth and experience. Sat, 11 Aug 2012 12:10:00 +0000 Andrea Seabrook 17298 at http://kccu.org Ryan Brings Big Ideas, And Some Risk, To GOP Ticket Report: Congressional Gridlock Has Cost $1.3 Billion http://kccu.org/post/report-congressional-gridlock-has-cost-13-billion The near-default on U.S. obligations cost $1.3 billion because of increased borrowing costs, according to a new GAO report. To put that in perspective, that's more than 1,600 times as much money as was wasted at a Las Vegas conference for government employees that the House has spent countless hours investigating. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 20:56:00 +0000 Andrea Seabrook 16070 at http://kccu.org Budget Hawk Ryan Offers Romney Risk, Reward http://kccu.org/post/budget-hawk-ryan-offers-romney-risk-reward Among those on Mitt Romney's list of potential running mates, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan has youth and experience, he's a conservative from a swing state, and he has big ideas and the policy chops to back them up.<p>But the chairman of the House Budget Committee would not be the safest of choices.<p>Back in February, when the Republican primary was still in full swing and the party's right wing was conspicuously unhappy with the idea of Romney, tax hawk Grover Norquist spoke to the Conservative Political Action Conference.<p>"We are not auditioning for fearless leader," said Norquist. Tue, 24 Jul 2012 08:22:00 +0000 Andrea Seabrook 16009 at http://kccu.org Budget Hawk Ryan Offers Romney Risk, Reward HSBC Accused Of Letting Cartels Launder Money http://kccu.org/post/hsbc-accused-letting-cartels-launder-money A Senate committee looked at the failure of HSBC bank to police money laundering. Tue, 17 Jul 2012 20:54:00 +0000 Andrea Seabrook 15620 at http://kccu.org House Repeals Affordable Care Act In Symbolic Vote http://kccu.org/post/house-repeals-affordable-care-act-symbolic-vote The GOP-controlled House voted to repeal President Obama's health care law. It's a largely symbolic gesture as the Democratic Senate will not agree to a repeal. Wed, 11 Jul 2012 20:34:00 +0000 Andrea Seabrook 15250 at http://kccu.org