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Robert E. Litan

A worker is viewed through protective sheeting on the Brooklyn Bridge on April 30, 2013 in New York City.

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A worker is viewed through protective sheeting on the Brooklyn Bridge on April 30, 2013 in New York City.

Divided Views of U.S. Economy Remain with Jobs Report: BGov

With the employment report today beating expectations – at 165,000 new jobs, above the widely expected 140,000 gain – the U.S. economy continues to chug along at a steady, though unexciting pace. The unemployment rate ticked down by 0.1 percent...

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Republican vice presidential candidate  Rep. Paul Ryan at a campaign rally at the Waukesha County Expo Center on August 12, 2012 in Wisconsin.

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Republican vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan at a campaign rally at the Waukesha County Expo Center on August 12, 2012 in Wisconsin.

Ryan Not Necessarily Gift to Obama

A narrative is quickly developing in Washington that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s pick of Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate is a gift to President Obama. Ryan’s proposal to “end Medicare as we know it” seems...

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