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SOTU Sneak Peek
August 16th, 2012
04:50 PM ET

SOTU Sneak Peek

There is no shortage of stories dominating the news this week, but what will be leading the headlines on Sunday morning? These are some of the stories in the news this week.

Medicare Debate: Almost a week after announcing Rep. Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney hit the ground running on the hot topic of Medicare. In an interview with CBS News, Romney defended Ryan’s Medicare Plan, claiming that President Obama’s plan cuts more than $700 billion from the program that guarantees health insurance to seniors citizens. A new 30-second ad released from his camp reiterates Romney’s claim. “You paid in to Medicare for years. Every paycheck. Now, when you need it Obama has cut $716 billion dollars from Medicare,” says the narrator. Ryan, who serves as the House Budget Chairman, says that he and Romney aren’t backing down from their claims. “President Obama is actually damaging Medicare for current seniors. It’s irrefutable. And that’s why I think this is a debate we want to have, and that’s a debate we’re going to win.” On his three day bus tour in Iowa, Obama went on the attack on Medicare, stating that Romney and Ryan “know their plan’s not very popular.” “You can tell that because they’re being pretty dishonest about my plan, especially by the way when it comes to Medicare,” said the President.