Obama ad rebuts Romney Medicare ad
August 17th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama ad rebuts Romney Medicare ad

(CNN) - President Barack Obama on Friday released a new television advertisement on Medicare which serves as a rebuttal to a sharp ad his Republican challenger introduced on Tuesday.

The Obama campaign ad issues direct counterpoints to the two issues raised in Mitt Romney's earlier ad – first, that Obama's health care reform has cut billions from Medicare and, second, that the plans supported by the Romney ticket would "strengthen (Medicare) for the next generation."

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Filed under: 2012 • Ads • Medicare • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Whiteboard lessons from the campaign trail
August 16th, 2012
08:45 PM ET
2 years ago

Whiteboard lessons from the campaign trail

(CNN) – It's back to the drawing board for the presidential campaigns.

Both sides took to whiteboards Thursday to explain their competing theories over how certain budget proposals affect Medicare - the popular entitlement program for seniors.
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Filed under: 2012 • Medicare • Mitt Romney • President Obama
Ryan addresses Medicare criticisms, mom campaigns Saturday
August 16th, 2012
04:30 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan addresses Medicare criticisms, mom campaigns Saturday

Warren, Ohio (CNN) - Saturday Paul Ryan will bring out his designated hitter on Medicare: Mom.

Defending his reform proposals in a Sunday interview, the newly minted VP candidate noted the concerns seniors may have about change to the government program by saying his own mother is on Medicare and lives in the battleground state of Florida.
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Filed under: Florida • Medicare • Paul Ryan
Romney full steam ahead on Medicare
August 16th, 2012
04:26 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney full steam ahead on Medicare

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.
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Filed under: Medicare • Mitt Romney • Taxes
Dem group hammers Michigan Republican on Ryan budget
August 16th, 2012
08:23 AM ET
2 years ago

Dem group hammers Michigan Republican on Ryan budget

(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.

The Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee released the spot hitting Rep. Dan Benishek, R-Michigan, as their first independent expenditure ad of the 2012 cycle.
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Filed under: DCCC • Medicare
Ryan hits Obama on Medicare, accusing his campaign of 'anger'
August 15th, 2012
10:14 PM ET
2 years ago

Ryan hits Obama on Medicare, accusing his campaign of 'anger'

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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Medicare • Paul Ryan • President Obama
August 15th, 2012
04:58 PM ET
2 years ago

Obama continues Medicare barrage

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.

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Filed under: Iowa • Medicare • President Obama
New day, same battle over Medicare
August 15th, 2012
01:02 PM ET
2 years ago

New day, same battle over Medicare

(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.
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Filed under: 2012 • Medicare • Mitt Romney • President Obama
August 15th, 2012
10:59 AM ET
2 years ago

Romney campaign tries to take Medicare away from Obama

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.

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Filed under: 2012 • Medicare • Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • President Obama
Ryan steers clear of Medicare debate at rallies
August 15th, 2012
02:26 AM ET
2 years ago

Ryan steers clear of Medicare debate at rallies

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.

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Filed under: 2012 • Medicare • Paul Ryan
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