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Sunday Shows: Ryan Says 'I Really Misspoke'

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House Budget Committee Chairman Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis. presides over the committee's hearing with Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner, on President Barack Obama's fiscal 2103 federal budget, Thursday, Feb. 16, 2012, on Capitol Hill in Washington. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

CORRECTED: An earlier version of this email incorrectly spelled Rick Santorum's name.

On today's Sunday shows, Vice President Joe Biden attacked Republicans in general and Mitt Romney in particular; Rep. Paul Ryan said he "really misspoke" in comments on military leaders and their support for the Pentagon's budget earlier this week; and Rick Santorum said the Rubio and Ryan endorsements for Romney were "a mistake."

 

Ryan: ‘I Really Misspoke’ on Generals’ Budget Support
Rep. Paul Ryan walked back a controversial assertion made this week that senior military leaders did not truly support the Pentagon’s budget request. “I really misspoke, to be candid with you,” he said

Biden: Supreme Court Will Rule Our Way on Health Care
Vice President Joe Biden said the 2010 health care law will pass the Supreme Court test, after the court heard hours of oral arguments this week. “We think the mandate in the law is constitutional. We think the court will rule that way,” he said, in an interview on CBS’s Face the Nation.

Biden Questions Romney’s Foreign Policy Grasp
Biden said Mitt Romney was exposed as a foreign policy neophyte after criticizing President Obama for telling Russia’s President Dmitry Medvedev—in the presence of an open microphone—that he would be freer to negotiate missile defense after the presidential election. “I know a little bit about unguarded moments with microphones,” Biden said.

 

Biden: Republicans ‘Totally Out of Touch With Reality’ on Contraception
Republican complaints over contraception are “totally out of touch with reality,” Biden said on Sunday. "I just find it remarkable that the argument is even taking place," he said.

Wisconsin Sen. Ron Johnson Endorses Romney
Sen. Ron Johnson, junior senator from Wisconsin, endorsed Romney for president ahead of Tuesday’s primary in the state. "[Romney] is ready, willing and able to lead this nation," he said.

McConnell: Romney ‘Obviously’ Will Be Nominee, But No Endorsement
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., called on Republicans to rally behind Mitt Romney, saying he will likely be the nominee. But he stopped short of an endorsement.

Santorum Predicts a Win in Pennsylvania
Despite growing concern among GOP operatives that Rick Santorum has an uphill battle in his home state of Pennsylvania, Santorum said he's confident the conservative base there will bring him a win. "The conservatives have and will line up behind me,” he said.

 

Santorum Calls Rubio, Ryan Endorsements ‘A Mistake’
Both Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan endorsed Romney recently, moves that Santorum calls "a mistake." "Everybody's entitled to a mistake in their life. You know, Rubio and Ryan are pretty young. They'll recover from it," he said on NBC's Meet the Press.

Gingrich Looking For a Comeback, NCAA Style
Newt Gingrich said he will continue to the convention and pull off a come-from-behind victory akin to a team in the Final Four. He cited the University of Kansas’s Saturday night comeback win over Ohio State after a 13-point deficit in the NCAA Final Four semifinals. “I’m going to take Kansas as a model,” he said.

House Budget Leaders Square Off
House Budget Committee leaders showed just how far they are from consensus in a partisan faceoff on ABC’s This Week on Sunday.

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House Intel Leaders: Arming Syria is a Bad Idea
House intelligence leaders said that arming Syrian rebels remains unwise because they are unknown actors and Syria’s regime continues to be backed by Iran and Russia.

Schumer: ‘No Way’ Romney can With Without Better Latino Support
New York Sen. Chuck Schumer, who heads the Senate Democrats' messaging and policy shop, said that recent endorsements picked up by Mitt Romney may hurt more than help, and that a problem with Latino voters could cost him the general election.

Ron Paul Says No Romney Ticket
Rep. Ron Paul said he will not give up his presidential campaign as long as crowds come to hear his message. But he did rule out a Romney-Paul ticket.

Face the Nation Moves to One-Hour Format
CBS’s long-running Sunday talk show Face the Nation, which began airing in 1954, moved to a full one-hour time slot on Sunday. As host Bob Schieffer said in a release, "It's about time!"

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