Greer, South Carolina (CNN) – Before Mitt Romney made news by revealing more details about his income taxes, his campaign had hoped to spend the day talking about Medicare.
The presumptive GOP nominee even played professor at a news conference Thursday, jotting down sums on a dry erase board as he continued to press President Obama over changes to the popular government health care program for seniors.
(CNN) – The group charged with electing Democrats to the House of Representatives released their first ad hitting a Republican for supporting Paul Ryan's budget plan Thursday, less than a week after the House Budget chairman was named as Mitt Romney's running mate.
Oxford, Ohio (CNN) - Rep. Paul Ryan on Wednesday called President Barack Obama's criticisms of his Medicare proposal a "distraction," and picked up a line from his running mate Mitt Romney that accuses Obama of running an election "based on anger and division."
"You see our payroll taxes from our paychecks are supposed to go to two programs: Social Security and Medicare, period. Now because of President Obama they're also going to pay for Obamacare," he said.
Dubuque, Iowa (CNN) - Continuing an increasingly heated campaign exchange on the topic of Medicare, President Obama defended his record here on Wednesday against attacks from his Republican rivals that he has cut benefits to seniors.
Linking the reforms included in Republican vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan’s congressional budget proposal with Mitt Romney’s campaign platform, Obama argued that they’re attacking his plan because they don’t want to sell their own.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Four days after the naming of Paul Ryan as Mitt Romney's running mate and there's no let up of political pot shots over Medicare.
The Republican presidential challenger resumed his push back against Democratic attacks on the House Budget chairman's Medicare plan, once again claiming that the president's cut more than $700 billion from the popular entitlement program which guarantees health insurance to seniors.
Washington (CNN) - The fight to define Paul Ryan is getting more heated by the day. But days after defending against an offensive against his running mate, Mitt Romney's campaign appears to be mounting a counteroffensive.
President Barack Obama's re-election campaign launched a full frontal assault on the House Budget Committee chairman almost immediately after Republican challenger Mitt Romney named the seven-term congressman from Wisconsin as his running mate Saturday morning.FULL STORY
Las Vegas (CNN) – Paul Ryan continued to go after President Barack Obama and defend Mitt Romney on Tuesday, but the Republican vice presidential candidate stayed away from the issue of Medicare that continues to dog the GOP campaign.
The Romney campaign stepped up its defense by responding to Democratic attacks on the issue with a television ad. Ryan was asked about the brewing debate in a Fox News interview, but otherwise steered clear at two public rallies, until he weighed in via Twitter.
(CNN) - Mitt Romney's campaign is taking their pushback on Democratic attacks on Paul Ryan's Medicare plan from the campaign trail and surrogate interviews to the commercial breaks.
(CNN) – Surrogates for Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama argued Tuesday over just how similar Romney's budget plan was to the plan offered by his new running mate Paul Ryan, which proposes major changes to Medicare.
Speaking on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien," Romney campaign national co-chairman John Sununu stressed that Romney, as the name on the top of the GOP ticket, was guiding the budget his campaign is proposing, but that elements of Ryan's House GOP budget proposal – including the Medicare provisions – would be included.
(CNN) - Voters in Ohio and Nevada, the states which Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will visit on Tuesday, may encounter a web ad or mailer hitting the Republican candidates on the issues of Medicare and Coal.
Worker's Voice said it plans to spend $50,000 on web advertisements in Nevada which tie the Medicare plan proposed by Ryan to Romney and to Sen. Dean Heller.