Schweitzer won't run for Senate in 2014
July 13th, 2013
11:53 AM ET
1 year ago

Schweitzer won't run for Senate in 2014

Updated 9:58 a.m. ET, 7/15

(CNN) - In a surprising twist for the 2014 midterm elections, former Democratic Gov. Brian Schweitzer of Montana will not run for the U.S. Senate as expected, according to a source familiar with his decision.

Schweitzer was widely considered to be the Democratic frontrunner to campaign for the seat and keep it in Democrats' hands after the current holder, Sen. Max Baucus, retires at the end of his sixth term.
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Filed under: 2014 • Montana • Senate
Republicans continue assault on Obamacare
July 13th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Republicans continue assault on Obamacare

(CNN) – President Barack Obama's sweeping health care law came under fresh assault from Republicans over cost and complexity with a Senate lawmaker saying comprehensive doesn't mean comprehendible.

Speaking the week after the Obama administration said it would delay a key provision of the law, U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi of Wyoming said on Saturday in the weekly GOP address that the Affordable Care Act was a "partisan experiment in government-run health care" that had failed.
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Filed under: Health care • Republicans
Obama evokes George W. Bush in push for immigration reform
July 13th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
1 year ago

Obama evokes George W. Bush in push for immigration reform

(CNN) – The massive overhaul of the nation's immigration system that was approved by the Senate last month should be adopted by the House, President Barack Obama argued Saturday.

Speaking in his weekly address, Obama pointed to similar immigration changes that were pushed by his predecessor, Republican President George W. Bush, who gave a soft endorsement this week of new reform laws.
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Filed under: George W. Bush • Immigration • President Obama