Axelrod: Enthusiasm for Ryan reminiscent of Palin
August 13th, 2012
08:29 AM ET
2 years ago

Axelrod: Enthusiasm for Ryan reminiscent of Palin

(CNN) - A top adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign said Monday that Republicans' enthusiasm for the newly named vice presidential pick Paul Ryan echoed the fervor that met Sarah Palin when she was selected by Sen. John McCain in 2008 to join the GOP ticket.

"There's no doubt that I think the appointment thrilled the base of the Republican party, the tea party Republicans, the social conservatives. Because Congressman Ryan is a certifiable right winger," David Axelrod said on CBS Monday.
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Filed under: 2012 • David Axelrod • Paul Ryan • Sarah Palin
Democrats hit Ryan Medicare proposals as Romney heads to Florida
August 13th, 2012
08:04 AM ET
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Democrats hit Ryan Medicare proposals as Romney heads to Florida

(CNN) – Democrats followed through on a pledge Monday to peg presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney to the budget plan advanced by his running mate Paul Ryan, releasing web video calling the House Budget chairman's proposals to change Medicare an assault on the middle class.

President Barack Obama's campaign released a spot focusing on Florida residents, who say in the video that Ryan's proposed voucher system for Medicare would amount to ending the health care system designed for senior citizens. Romney campaigns in Florida on Monday while Ryan attends the Iowa State Fair.
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Filed under: Florida • Medicare • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • President Obama
Romney-Ryan would aim to overhaul Medicaid
August 13th, 2012
07:18 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney-Ryan would aim to overhaul Medicaid

New York (CNNMoney) - Medicaid and other safety net programs could undergo major changes if Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan win November's election.

Ryan, currently a House Republican and picked this weekend to be Romney's running mate, wants to turn Medicaid and food stamps into block grants and make recipients work for certain benefits, according to his budget proposal unveiled in March.

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Filed under: Medicare • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan
Oversight committee to file contempt case against Holder
August 13th, 2012
07:14 AM ET
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Oversight committee to file contempt case against Holder

Washington (CNN) – The House Oversight Committee expects to file a civil contempt suit against Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday after a contempt of Congress citation passed the House of Representatives last month, a Republican congressional source said.

Committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa's official Twitter account echoed the developments.

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Filed under: Darrell Issa • Eric Holder
On the Trail: Monday, August 13
August 13th, 2012
07:00 AM ET
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On the Trail: Monday, August 13

(CNN) - Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan, President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden are all on the campaign trail Monday.

Obama makes a campaign swing through Iowa, the same day the newly revealed GOP vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan attends the Iowa State Fair.

Meanwhile, Mitt Romney campaigns in Florida on a campaign bus tour. Joe Biden has an event in North Carolina.

See the full schedule after the jump.
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New Romney TV ad second straight to attack Obama on welfare
August 13th, 2012
06:46 AM ET
2 years ago

New Romney TV ad second straight to attack Obama on welfare

(CNN) - Mitt Romney's first television commercial since announcing House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin as his running mate brings back a claim first brought up last week: That President Barack Obama is altering the federal welfare-to-work program by dropping work requirements in the law.

The narrator in TV ad, released Monday morning by the campaign of the GOP presidential challenger and by the Republican National Committee, says that "Barack Obama has a long history of opposing work for welfare."
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Filed under: Ads • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • President Obama
POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, August 13, 2012
August 13th, 2012
05:09 AM ET
2 years ago

POLITICAL HOT TOPICS: Monday, August 13, 2012

The CNN Washington Bureau’s morning speed read of the top stories making news from around the country and the world. Click on the headlines for more.

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CNN: In hometown to raise campaign cash, Obama targets Romney’s running mate
President Barack Obama congratulated Paul Ryan Sunday for being selected as Mitt Romney's running mate, but cut short the plaudits to blast the Wisconsin congressman's economic proposals. "I know him. I welcome him to the race," Obama said at a fund-raiser in Chicago. "Congressman Ryan is a decent man. He is a family man. He is an articulate spokesman for Gov. Romney's vision. But it's a vision that I fundamentally disagree with."

CNN: Ryan will release two years of tax returns; says he gave Romney team 'several years'
Rep. Paul Ryan said Sunday he gave Mitt Romney's vice presidential vetting team "several years" of personal income tax returns, and that he would release two years of those returns to the public – the same number as Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee.

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