Senior Dems want Europe input on any Russia sanctions
March 3rd, 2014
07:01 PM ET
2 months ago

Senior Dems want Europe input on any Russia sanctions

Washington (CNN) - Senior Senate Democrats, including Majority Leader Harry Reid, cautioned Monday that any U.S. move toward sanctions against Russia over Ukraine should be carried out in accordance with European allies.

Separately, Republican Ron Johnson, a member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he's urging fellow lawmakers to speak with "one voice" as they discuss action over the developing situation in Crimea.

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Filed under: Harry Reid • Pat Leahy • Ron Johnson • Senate • Senate Democrats
Republican senator takes Obamacare grievance to court
January 6th, 2014
12:01 PM ET
4 months ago

Republican senator takes Obamacare grievance to court

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Washington (CNN) – Republican Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin is waging a new battle against Obamacare outside of Congress, hiring a powerhouse attorney and filing a federal lawsuit that could reopen a debate over how lawmakers get their own healthcare.

“This is a lawsuit that I am filing against Katherine Archuleta and the Office of Personnel Management to overturn their ruling that gives members of Congress and their staffs special treatment under the health care law,” Johnson told reporters Monday.  “I think it’s a basic issue of fairness.”

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Filed under: Health care • Healthcare • Obamacare • Ron Johnson
GOP Weekly address: Obamacare promise is 'consumer fraud'
November 16th, 2013
06:00 AM ET
5 months ago

GOP Weekly address: Obamacare promise is 'consumer fraud'

(CNN) – Sen. Ron Johnson, R-Wisconsin, blasted President Barack Obama's now infamous "keep your healthcare" pledge on Saturday in the GOP's weekly address.

"Millions of Americans are coming to realize that those are your tire tracks on their cancelled policies," Johnson said about the President, arguing that it's "obvious that you didn't inadvertently misspeak when you promised Americans they can keep their doctors and health plans."
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Filed under: GOP weekly address • Health care • Obamacare • President Obama • Ron Johnson
January 24th, 2013
08:47 AM ET
1 year ago

Johnson says he should not have 'speculated' about Clinton's emotional moments

(CNN) – Sen. Ron Johnson on Thursday said he went a bit too far in speculating about why Hillary Clinton choked up during her Senate testimony on the U.S. Consulate attack in Benghazi, Libya.

"I did not accuse her of crying," Johnson said on CNN's "Starting Point with Soledad O'Brien." "I was responding to a question, Soledad. I probably speculated and I shouldn't have."
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Filed under: Hillary Clinton • Libya • Ron Johnson • Senate • State Department
Obama calls for financial regulation, GOP for budget in weekly addresses
May 19th, 2012
06:00 AM ET
2 years ago

Obama calls for financial regulation, GOP for budget in weekly addresses

(CNN) – After a rough week in the investment industry, President Barack Obama used his weekly address Saturday to urge Congress to stand by increased regulations of Wall Street, while Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin continued the Republican call for the Democratic-led Senate to pass a budget.

The recession was caused by Wall Street treating the "financial system like a casino," and this week’s $2 billion loss suffered by JPMorgan Chase could have cost taxpayers, Obama said.
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Filed under: Budget • President Obama • Ron Johnson
April 1st, 2012
03:59 PM ET
2 years ago

Romney gets punk'd, April Fools style

Milwaukee, Wisconsin (CNN) – Two days before Wisconsin's pivotal primary, Mitt Romney was feeling good.

He'd recently predicted a win in the state, and – while Romney waited backstage to speak to a Milwaukee audience Sunday morning at a pancake brunch – Rep. Paul Ryan, one of the state's leading Republican officials, was enthusiastically introducing him onstage.
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Filed under: Mitt Romney • Paul Ryan • Ron Johnson • Wisconsin
Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson endorses Romney
April 1st, 2012
02:24 PM ET
2 years ago

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson endorses Romney

(CNN) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney locked up the support of Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin on Sunday.

“He’s dedicated toward solving those problems. He is ready, willing and able to lead this nation, unlike President Obama. So today I’m happy to announce my full support and my endorsement of Gov. Romney to be the next president of the United States,” Johnson said on NBC’s “Meet the Press.”
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Filed under: 2012 • Mitt Romney • Ron Johnson • Senate • Wisconsin
Establishment over tea party in GOP leadership race
December 13th, 2011
05:08 PM ET
2 years ago

Establishment over tea party in GOP leadership race

Washington (CNN) - It was tea party vs. the establishment in a closely-watched race for an obscure Senate Republican leadership post - and the establishment won.

Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, a former top leader in the House and long time presence on Capitol Hill, defeated tea party-backed Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin for the fifth-ranking Republican leadership position in the Senate Tuesday.
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Filed under: Ron Johnson • Roy Blunt • Senate • Tea Party
Obama outlines how to 'win the future'
January 29th, 2011
12:28 PM ET
3 years ago

Obama outlines how to 'win the future'

Washington (CNN)– Echoing his recent State of the Union remarks, President Barack Obama used his weekly address on Saturday to detail a major theme from the speech: how America can "win the future."

Obama delivered the weekly address from a revitalized factory in Manitowic, Wisconsin that builds advanced clean energy systems. He pledged to continue "shining a spotlight" on similar businesses and "innovators across America," because "that's how America will win the future-by out-innovating, out-educating, and out-building our competitors."
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October 19th, 2010
09:11 PM ET
4 years ago

Polls: All tied up in Colorado & Wisconsin Senate contests

(CNN) – Two new polls suggest dead heats in the Senate battles in Colorado and Wisconsin, two states where Democrats are trying to hold onto seats.

A St. Norbert College Survey Center/Wisconsin Public Radio poll released Tuesday indicates that Republican nominee Ron Johnson holds a 49 to 47 percent advantage over Sen. Russ Feingold among likely voters. Johnson's two-point margin is well within the poll's sampling error.
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Filed under: 2010 • Colorado • Ken Buck • Michael Bennet • Polls • Ron Johnson • Russ Feingold • Wisconsin
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