Wolfeboro, New Hampshire (CNN) - Mitt Romney found a way to unwind at his home on Lake Winnipesaukee Monday: have his wife take him for a ride on a jet ski.
That's what the Republican presidential hopeful did on day three of his weeklong vacation with 10 sons and daughters-in-law and 18 grandchildren in tow.
(CNN) – The group charged with electing Democrats to the House of Representatives said Monday they were launching an effort to discredit Republicans who oppose President Barack Obama's health care law.
The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee will use live phone calls, along with automated calls, in 10 districts they regard as up for grabs in November's election.
(CNN) – In the wake of last week's Supreme Court decision on President Barack Obama's health care law, a senior adviser to Mitt Romney's presidential campaign parted with Republican talking points Monday, arguing the mandate that most individuals obtain health coverage or pay a government fine is "not a tax."
The high court on Thursday found the individual unconstitutional under Congress' ability to regulate commerce, but constitutional under Congress' taxation power, language Republicans seized on in criticism of the law. Since the ruling, Democrats have maintained that it is not a tax, but a penalty.
Washington (CNN) - The Supreme Court's decision to uphold the national health care law may not have changed many minds regarding the controversial measure, but a new poll indicates it sure did change Americans views of the high court.
According to a CNN/ORC International survey released Monday, the public is divided on last week's ruling, with 50% saying they agree with the Supreme Court's decision and 49% saying they disagree. And there is the expected partisan divide, with more than eight in ten Democrats agreeing with the decision, more than eight in ten Republicans disagreeing, and independent voters divided, with 52% disagreeing and 47% agreeing.
TOPICS: Opinion of Supreme Court, John Roberts; opinion of health care law, mandate, repeal, court ruling
Full results (pdf)
Washington (CNN) – You can't go higher than the high court. So, the way the White House figures it, health care is the law of the land. Period.
"It's time now to get over the debate and to implement the law," White House chief of staff Jack Lew told me on "State of the Union" on Sunday.
(CNN) – After offering presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney the advice to "hire some real pros" Sunday, Rupert Murdoch followed up Monday, saying he was still in Romney's camp – and that he's been taking some heat over his original tweet.
Romney people upset at me! Of course I want him to win, save us from socialism, etc but should listen to good advice and get stuck in!— Rupert Murdoch (@rupertmurdoch) July 02, 2012
Romney people upset at me! Of course I want him to win, save us from socialism, etc but should listen to good advice and get stuck in!
(CNN) - The Republican Governors Association raised $16.7 million in the second quarter of the year, out-raising their Democratic counterparts by over $3 million, the groups said on Monday.
The Democratic Governors Association said it brought in $13 million in the second quarter, which includes April, May, and June.
(CNN) – A report first published more than a week ago detailing Bain Capital's record of sending jobs overseas continued to roil on the campaign trail Monday, as President Barack Obama's team contested a fact-check that called into question their attacks on rival Mitt Romney, who headed Bain for more than a decade.
The original article, published in the Washington Post on June 22, said that Bain Capital, a firm Romney co-founded in 1984 and left in 1999, had invested in multiple companies that "specialized in relocating jobs done by American workers to new facilities in low-wage countries like China and India."
(CNN) – A survey released Monday offers fresh perspective on the push for Hispanic voters in the 2012 presidential election, with half saying they're neither Democrats nor Republicans.
The USA Today/Gallup poll indicated 51% of Hispanics identifying as independents, compared to 32% who called themselves Democrats and 11% who said they were Republicans.