(CNN) - In its ruling last week on the national health care law, the Supreme Court found that penalties the law places on people who don't buy health insurance count as a tax protected by the Constitution.
The Obama administration had argued that the fees should be considered a penalty. But the government also argued that the individual mandate can be viewed as constitutional under Congress' powers of taxation.FULL STORY
(CNN) - President Barack Obama on Thursday pushed his vision for fair trade practices while kicking off his two-day bus tour through Ohio and Pennsylvania, a region known as a manufacturing hub.
"Americans and American workers build better products than anybody else. So as long as we're competing on a fair playing field instead of an unfair playing field, we'll do just fine," Obama said outside of Toledo, Ohio, which is home to a major Jeep assembly plant.
(CNN) – In the wake of last week's Supreme Court decision upholding the individual mandate in President Barack Obama's health care law, the debate on the campaign trail turned not to extending health care to nearly 50 million uninsured Americans, but to the language of the ruling.
Mitt Romney's campaign, in a politically vulnerable spot given the similar mandate he enacted as governor of Massachusetts, labeled the fine a "penalty" on Monday.
(CNN) - It has been described by some of the people who have held the job as an insignificant one, but it gets attention every four years when presidential candidates are choosing the other half of their ticket.
Here's a by-the-numbers look at the vice presidency:FULL STORY
(CNN) - Exhausting, but informative. That's how Republican and Democrats view the 2012 presidential campaign, according to a new Pew Research Center poll released Thursday.
With almost four months left until Election Day, 67 percent of American adults say they expect the remainder of this year's White House race to be "exhausting."
(CNN) – An editorial in the Wall Street Journal fiercely criticized Mitt Romney Thursday, days after media titan Rupert Murdoch, who owns the paper, suggested the candidate replace his staff.
The editorial took particular aim at Team Romney's handling of the Supreme Court decision that upheld the health care reform law as a tax, and was therefore ruled constitutional.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama's campaign spokesman said Thursday that Obama disagrees with the Supreme Court's characterization of his health care law's individual mandate as a tax.
Ben LaBolt, appearing on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," said Obama still believes the fee assessed to people who choose not to obtain health insurance should be classified as a "penalty" rather than a "tax."
(CNN) – As political chatter over Mitt Romney's choice for running mate gets louder, the presumptive GOP nominee's wife offered a new glimpse into the highly secretive process: the campaign, she said, is looking at women.
"We've been looking at that," Ann Romney said when asked in a CBS interview whether her husband should select a woman to join him on the GOP ticket. "I'd love that option as well. So, you know, there's a lot of people that Mitt is considering right now.
(CNN) - The pro-Mitt Romney super PAC Restore Our Future is going up with a large television ad buy during the upcoming Olympics, the group confirmed to CNN.
The buy, which will run July 31 through August 9, is for commercials in 11 states: Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and Wisconsin.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney, who still pledges on his website to nominee judges "in the mold of Chief Justice Roberts," said in an interview airing Thursday the health care decision written by Roberts last week appeared to be tainted by politics.
"I certainly wouldn't nominate someone who I knew was going to come out with a decision I violently disagreed with - or vehemently, rather, disagreed with," Romney said in an interview with CBS. The interview was taped ahead of a July 4th parade in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, on Wednesday.