(CNN) - The Republican Party appears split over whether to block gun legislation in the Senate.
While more than a dozen GOP senators have stated they plan to block the proposed bill from proceeding, a number of Republicans are saying the public deserves to hear debate over the legislation. Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell has also vowed to oppose the bill as it now stands.
(CNN) - President Barack Obama's congressional courtship continues as he's set to dine with a new group of Senate Republicans next month.
A spokeswoman for Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, said the president approached their office about a week ago and asked them to put together a list of 12 Republican senators.
(CNN) - In their weekly addresses Saturday, President Barack Obama and Georgia Republican Sen. Johnny Isakson looked back on the landmark legislative battles of 2011 while reminding listeners of the issues on the table in 2012.
Speaking from Honolulu, Obama said it was “good to see” Congress extend the payroll tax cut, and praised Americans for making their voices heard.
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Washington (CNN) - Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Georgia, is in the hospital.
Doctors believe Isakson has a bacterial infection, according to spokeswoman Joan Kirchner in a statement. Kirchner added that Isakson "is responding very well to the treatment and is feeling much better."
On Monday, Kirchner said, Isakson went to Northside Hospital in Atlanta after feeling sick and dehydrated. She said the senator hopes to recover quickly and return to work.