Ryan 'very comfortable' as Romney's V.P. candidate
September 22nd, 2012
08:04 AM ET
2 years ago

Ryan 'very comfortable' as Romney's V.P. candidate

Lakeland, Florida (CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan told reporters Friday that he is "comfortable" with how Romney's campaign is managing his role as the vice presidential nominee, after Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker questioned in a radio interview whether the campaign was effectively using the relative newcomer .

Walker, who recently survived a recall election in Wisconsin, praised Mitt Romney for making a "bold" choice in selecting his friend and seven-term congressman from his home state.
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Scott Walker • Wisconsin
Litigating Capitol Hill recess in weekly addresses
September 22nd, 2012
06:03 AM ET
2 years ago

Litigating Capitol Hill recess in weekly addresses

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama and Sen. Jeff Sessions argued over inaction on Capitol Hill in their Saturday weekly addresses, with the Alabama Republican presenting his case as though the audience were a jury.

“As a prosecutor, I learned to trust the wisdom of these everyday citizens. I also learned, more than anything else, jurors want the facts,” Sessions said in the GOP address. “Today, my goal is to present to you the facts as honestly and directly as I can.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Congress • Jeff Sessions • President Obama • Senate
September 22nd, 2012
01:58 AM ET
2 years ago

Rubio tweets his airline woes

(CNN) – Sen. Marco Rubio’s flight to Washington, D.C. Friday night was not all friendly skies.

But that was before he even took off.
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Filed under: Florida • Marco Rubio • Senate
September 22nd, 2012
01:45 AM ET
2 years ago

Gingrich to Romney: Do to Obama what you did to me

(CNN) - Newt Gingrich on Friday urged Mitt Romney to go after President Barack Obama in next month's debates with a gusto the former House speaker knows well.

"When he walks in to debate Obama, he's got to be as tough with Obama as he was with me in Florida," Gingrich said in an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight."
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Newt Gingrich • TV-Piers Morgan
Senate approves temporary funding measure, avoiding shut down for now
September 22nd, 2012
01:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Senate approves temporary funding measure, avoiding shut down for now

(CNN) – In an after-midnight session the U.S. Senate passed a bill Saturday in a 62 to 30 vote to fund the federal government for the next six months, thus putting off any shutdown of the government until early next year. The bill will go to the president for his signature and final passage into law.


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Senate approves Iran resolution
September 22nd, 2012
01:06 AM ET
2 years ago

Senate approves Iran resolution

(CNN) - The U.S. Senate in an after-midnight Saturday vote in Washington passed overwhelmingly a non-binding resolution stating that the United States will not rely on a containment policy, if Iran develops a nuclear weapon, and urged President Barack Obama to continue economic sanctions and diplomatic pressure to force Iran to stop any such weapons development.


Filed under: Congress • Iran
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