Washington (CNN) – For an issue such as health care reform - and the potential to affect nearly American in a fundamental way - no one provision, no one medical crisis, no one family can fully represent the complexity and sweep of the Affordable Care Act.
But the polar views of small-business owners John Nicholson and Miles Fawcett provide a glimpse of the personal stakes and deep divide that will be felt across the social, political and legal tapestry. That signature law promoted by President Barack Obama is now being challenged at the Supreme Court.
(CNN) – On the two-year anniversary of the Affordable Care Act, Republican presidential candidates are turning up the heat on front-runner Mitt Romney, blasting the former Massachusetts governor for providing a "blueprint" they claim led to President Barack Obama's controversial health care reform.
Among the attacks, rivals point to an op-ed Romney wrote in 2009, in which he recommended the Bay State's health care plan as a model for the federal government.
(CNN) - So we're at a point in the campaign where health care reform is about to go on trial at the Supreme Court, unemployment remains high and gas prices are skyrocketing.
As for the GOP presidential wannabes, they're arguing over, um, an Etch A Sketch metaphor bungled by a Mitt Romney staffer. ("You can kind of shake it up and we start all over again," Romney senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom told CNN this week.)
(CNN) – Rick Santorum holds a substantial lead over the other Republican presidential candidates in Louisiana ahead of the state's Saturday primary, according to a new survey.
The American Research Group poll showed the former Pennsylvania senator received 43% support among likely Republican voters, ahead of rival Mitt Romney's 27%, Newt Gingrich's 20% and Ron Paul's 6%.
Washington (CNN) - As expected, Republicans are attacking President Barack Obama on the second anniversary of his signing of the landmark and controversial health care reform measure into law.
"Today is the two-year anniversary of ObamaCare, but President Obama is not celebrating. He would rather Americans forget about his signature 'accomplishment,' because today it is a massive, undeniable failure and a heap of broken promises," says Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus, in a statement Friday.
(CNN) – The Republican Governors Association began airing an ad Friday attacking the leading Democratic candidates hoping to replace Republican Gov. Scott Walker in Wisconsin's recall election.
The spot uses an elevator metaphor to represent the increases in spending and job losses under former Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett and former Dane County Executive Kathleen Falk.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney) - President Obama will nominate Dr. Jim Yong Kim, the president of Dartmouth College, to be the next president of the World Bank, an administration source told CNN on Friday.
Kim's background is in medicine, not economics or business as has been the case with previous World Bank presidents. He has worked with international organizations as a senior official at the World Health Organization.
(CNN) - Want to see what the candidates are saying on the campaign trail? Watch the following events live at cnn.com/live.
10:15 a.m. ET: Newt Gingrich tours Port Fourchon in Port Fourchon, Louisiana. Watch here.
10:30 a.m. ET: Mitt Romney holds a health care event in Metarie, Louisiana. Watch here.
(CNN) – Vice President Joe Biden is poised to attack the Republican presidential candidates over entitlement programs through a speech in the battleground state of Florida Friday.
Biden will criticize Republican-backed measures that he says will negatively impact Social Security and Medicare, according to excerpts of the remarks.
(CNN) - Your guide to where the race stands for the Republican presidential nomination:
GOP delegate estimate (as of 3/23/2012):
- Mitt Romney: 562
- Rick Santorum: 249
- Newt Gingrich: 137
- Ron Paul: 71
Needed to clinch GOP nomination: 1,144
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