Washington (CNN) - Rick Santorum went to the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court on Monday to attack frontrunning Republican presidential rival Mitt Romney over the federal health care reform law being argued inside this week.
Framing the legal challenge to the 2010 health care law as a question of "basic liberty in our society," Santorum said Romney lacks credibility in opposing health care reform because he implemented a similar system in Massachusetts when he was governor.
(CNN) - If Mitt Romney becomes the Republican presidential nominee, rival Rick Santorum would not rule out the idea of becoming his running mate, the former Pennsylvania senator said in an interview on Monday.
Asked by the Christian Broadcasting Network if he would consider a vice presidential offer, Santorum said he would do everything he could to help the country.
(CNN) – Mitt Romney should be in Washington, D.C. while the Supreme Court hears a challenge to the national health care law, Rick Santorum said Monday.
"Mitt Romney's 3,000 miles away. He should be here," the Republican presidential candidate said in an interview set to air on CNN's "The Situation Room." "He doesn't want to talk about the issue because he can't on substance disagree with the policies of this administration."
(CNN) – It's the trifecta of GOP presidential candidate interviews: the three leading presidential candidates are to appear on CNN's "The Situation Room" on Monday.
With the delegate count in Romney's favor, the federal health care law being argued before the Supreme Court, and the next four electoral contests just over a week away, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich, take questions from CNN's Wolf Blitzer. "The Situation Room" airs on CNN from 4-6 p.m. ET.
Washington (CNN) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday began three days of potentially landmark oral arguments over the constitutionality of the sweeping health care law championed by President Barack Obama, with a majority of justices appearing to reject suggestions they wait another few years before deciding the issues.
In one of the most politically charged cases in years, the health care reform case drew people who waited in line starting Friday for the chance to attend, and sparked competing news conferences by supporters and opponents of the 2010 law passed by Democrats over united Republican opposition.
(CNN) – Shortly after lawyers argued fine points of judicial jurisdiction over the health care law before the Supreme Court Monday, presidential hopeful Rick Santorum litigated the law as a political issue in a press conference outside the high court.
"As I've said in this campaign, there is no more important issue" than the health reform law, he said. "There is one candidate in this race who can actually make the contrast that is necessary between the Republican position, the conservative position, and one that is overwhelmingly supported by the American public, and one that Barack Obama believes in - and that's Rick Santorum."
(CNN) – Republicans wasted no time Monday pouncing on President Barack Obama's now-controversial "open-mic" comment with Russian President Dmitry Medvedev.
In a new web video, the Republican National Committee painted a stark picture of Obama's exchange with the Russian leader, introducing the conversation with the text: "What Obama tells world leaders when he thinks you aren't listening."
(CNN) – A top Mitt Romney surrogate skewered Rick Santorum Monday for his recent contentious interaction with a reporter, saying it proves he does not have the temperament to serve as president.
"Sen. Santorum has lost his personal discipline and self control in the process," former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu said on a conference call with reporters. "It's one thing to lose your temper at a New York Times reporter and it's another to have to deal with the pressures of folks on the international stage and even opposing Congressional leaders."
(CNN) – The latest assault on the Republican budget came courtesy of Martin Sheen in a new video from the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee asking Americans to stand against plans to "end Medicare."
Sheen, perhaps best known for his role as President Josiah Bartlet on "The West Wing," talked of his American ideals in the nearly 2-minute long video, armed with the consistent charges made by Democrats throughout the Medicare debate.
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