The law known as "Obamacare," now in the hands of the Supreme Court, might have become anathema to all Republicans, but the ideas at its heart were meant to be a moderate, practical answer to the pressure for more government involvement.
New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez is the ultimate immigrant success story and, with an overall approval rating of about two-thirds of residents in her state, she's arguably the most popular Republican governor in the country. But that popularity doesn't always extend to Hispanics.
Next week's Republican presidential primary in Wisconsin is being overshadowed by the upcoming recall election of Gov. Scott Walker. On Friday, a state board is expected to order the recall election a couple months from now. If Walker were to lose, he'd be only the third Governor in U.S. history to suffer that fate.
The Republican presidential candidate has hammered President Obama's health care law for cutting $500 billion out of Medicare. He has also endorsed Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan, which cuts the same amount out of the program.
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