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GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney (right) talks to reporters on Monday, April 23, 2012, as he is joined by Sen. Marco Rubio, Florida Republican, during a news conference before a town-hall-style meeting in Aston, Pa. (Associated Press)

Federal employees union fires back at Romney

A government employees union is blasting Mitt Romney's list of "unfair" government spending after the presumptive Republican presidential nominee complained that government workers get "better pay and benefits than the taxpayers they serve."

** FILE ** Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, talks to reporters on Capitol Hill in Washington on Sunday, July 3, 2011. (Associated Press)

Top Republican senator boycotts immigration hearing

Sen. Jon Kyl, Arizona Republican, said he won't take part in Tuesday's Judiciary Committee hearing on Arizona's immigration law and said the whole exercise — coming a day before the Supreme Court hears oral arguments on the law — smacks of another effort to pressure the justices.

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is joined by Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., during a town hall-style meeting in Aston, Pa., Monday, April 23, 2012. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)

Romney noncommittal on Rubio's Dream Act

Mitt Romney said Monday that he's "studying" the proposal being drafted by Florida Sen. Marco Rubio to legalize some of the children of illegal immigrants brought here through not fault of their own — signaling a potential shift in the hardline immigration stance the presumptive GOP nominee staked out in the primary contest.

** FILE ** Former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani (AP Photo/Cheryl Senter)

Giuliani the latest skeptic to embrace Romney

Just months after calling former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney the kind of "man who will say anything to become president," former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani endorsed Mr. Romney for president on Monday, arguing that the presumptive GOP presidential nominee provides a "clear contrast to President Obama."