WASHINGTON (CNN) - As a potential government shutdown inched closer Saturday morning, the Obama administration reiterated that it will not negotiate with Republicans over delaying the president's signature health care law.
A day after President Barack Obama said any attempt to "gut" or repeal the Affordable Care Act "will not happen under the threat of a shutdown," a White House official echoed the commander-in-chief, telling CNN's Jim Acosta a continuing resolution that alters or delays Obamacare will not merit the president's signature.
(CNN) – Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah on Saturday railed against White House proposals put forward earlier this week in the ongoing fiscal cliff debate.
"The president has said he wants a so-called balanced approach to solve this crisis," Hatch said in the GOP weekly address. "But what he proposed this week was a classic bait-and-switch on the American people."
(CNN) - Don't vote for Orrin Hatch, the six-term senator's opponent says.
Why? Because, Democratic candidate Scott Howell says in a fundraising letter, he could "die before his term is through."
(CNN) – Longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch will win the GOP primary in Utah, CNN projected Tuesday, though his bid for a seventh term in office has not gone without a fight.
Underdog Dan Liljenquist, 37, a former state senator, waged a spirited attempt to unseat the longtime senator, hoping to emulate the tea party-fueled ouster of incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett in 2010.
(CNN) – While longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah is favored to win Tuesday's GOP Senate primary, his bid for a seventh term in office has not gone without a fight.
Underdog Dan Liljenquist, 37, a former state senator, has waged a spirited attempt to unseat the longtime senator, hoping to emulate the tea party-fueled ouster of incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett in 2010.
(CNN) - One day before Utah's GOP Senate primary, a new poll indicates that longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch holds a nearly two-to-one lead over his primary challenger, former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist.
According to a Deseret News/KSL survey, 60% of registered voters in Utah who say they'll vote in the GOP primary back Hatch's bid for a seventh term in the U.S. Senate, with 32% supporting Liljenquist and 7% unsure.
(CNN) - Former Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum added his voice to the Republican primary contest in Utah on Friday, endorsing the candidate challenging longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch.
"Plain and simple, Dan Liljenquist is the stronger conservative in this race." Santorum said in a statement.
(CNN) - Sen. Orrin Hatch may look a little stiff at a debate Thursday–given he'll appear as a cardboard cutout.
In response to the senator's refusal to take part in an on-stage debate, his Republican challenger Dan Liljenquist will hold a debate of his own, standing side-by-side a life-size image of the senator.
(CNN) - The candidate challenging longtime Sen. Orrin Hatch in Utah's GOP primary issued his second ad on Friday, blasting Hatch for increased spending in Washington.
While former state Sen. Dan Liljenquist has been railing against Hatch in recent weeks for declining to take part in a televised debate, Liljenquist held back from raising the issue again in his latest commercial.
(CNN) – Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has weighed into another race for the U.S. Senate, this time endorsing the incumbent seeking reelection to the Utah seat he has held since 1976.
Palin announced her backing for Orrin Hatch in a post to her website Tuesday evening, calling him "part of the one percent of national politicians who I think should be reelected."