Oxon Hill, Maryland (CNN) - Republicans hoping to win a national election need to adopt an "optimistic" and "relevant" message, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker told an enthusiastic crowd of conservative activists Saturday.
The tea party favorite, who survived a recall election in 2012 after curbing collective bargaining rights for public employees, said the GOP's focus on fiscal issues like the federal debt and spending cuts ignore policies that have a real effect on Americans' lives. Instead, he argued Republicans should look beyond Washington to find a new direction for the party.
Washington (CNN) - As Washington continues its haggling over spending cuts and tax increases, Rep. Paul Ryan sought to explain to Americans on Saturday why eliminating the federal deficit was a worthwhile goal.
The House Budget Committee chairman unveiled a plan earlier this week that aims to balance the budget in a decade, a much quicker goal than in previous plans.
Washington (CNN) – Using revenue collected from drilling on public lands to fund alternative energy research will help Americans break their dependence on oil, President Barack Obama predicted in his weekly address on Saturday.
He was speaking in Lemont, Illinois, where on Friday he laid out his plan at a laboratory conducting green energy research.