(CNN) - In an interview on Saturday, Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said his Medicare proposal had "evolved" - with, among other influences, input from Democrats.
"As we got into looking at this issue, talking with Democrats, it evolved to be a plan that is now bipartisan," the House Budget Committee chairman said in an interview with Fox News, referring to a compromise proposal he and Sen. Ron Wyden, a Democrat from Oregon, unveiled last December. Neither of Ryan's budgets, with proposals for Medicare, have passed the Democrat-controlled Senate.
Windham, New Hampshire (CNN) - Following a week of dueling Medicare ads, President Barack Obama traveled to the swing state of New Hampshire Saturday to drive home the point that he and his Republican challengers have very different views on how to save the health care program.
"You'd think they'd avoid talking about Medicare given the fact that both of them have proposed to voucherize the Medicare system, but I guess they figure the best defense is to try to go on offense," he said.
The Villages, Florida (CNN) – There were two Ryans onstage Saturday at the largest retirement community in the country: The Republican vice presidential candidate and his mom.
House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan of Wisconsin got a helping hand from his mother Betty, a retiree who lives part-time in the Sunshine State, as he promised to protect Medicare and attacked President Barack Obama over the popular federal health insurance program for seniors.
(CNN) - Former House speaker and presidential candidate Newt Gingrich will host "a series of public policy workshops for delegates" to this summer's Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, the RNC said Saturday.
(CNN) - Budget cuts are forcing districts to scale back on teachers and staff, resulting in larger class sizes and fewer school days, according to a White House report released Saturday.
More than 300,000 education jobs have been lost since the end of the recession in June 2009, said the report, which was prepared by the White House Council of Economic Advisers, Domestic Policy Council and National Economic Council.FULL STORY
(CNN) - President Barack Obama and Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan will hold campaign events on Saturday.
Obama will speak at campaign events in New Hampshire and Ryan will hold a rally in The Villages, Florida.
See the full schedule after the jump.
Washington (CNN) - Ron Paul's presidential campaign isn't done fighting for more delegates at the Republican National Convention.
The Texas congressman's campaign sent a memo to the all RNC members, its counsel's office and the convention's credentials committee Friday evening, ahead of its second appeal to strip Louisiana of its delegates to the convention because of rules that it says were violated during the state convention.
(CNN) – President Barack Obama had a message on Saturday which some students may prefer to ignore: summer is nearly over, and the school year is about to begin.
Obama spoke on education in his weekly address, calling for action from Congress to "prevent further (teacher) layoffs and rehire teachers who'd lost their jobs."
(CNN) – Mitt Romney on Saturday released what his campaign called his "first weekly podcast" - a pre-recorded message similar in format to the president’s weekly address – that hammered President Barack Obama over Medicare.
The Republican Party’s presumptive nominee for president accused Obama of siphoning funds from Medicare to fund his health reform law.