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Rasmussen Reports

Posted by Brian Bolduc On January - 9 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Since the beginning of the Republican primary process, the defining feature of the contest has been Mitt Romney, pollster Scott Rasmussen tells National Review Online. Other candidates have risen and fallen, but the former Massachusetts governor has st… read more
  

The Truth-o-Meter says: False | Jon Huntsman says President Barack Obama threw deficit reduction plan ‘in the garbage can’

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman suggested President Barack Obama damaged trust in the executive branch by ignoring a 2010 bipa… read more

  

Billionaire Gives $5 Million To Gingrich SuperPAC

Posted by Politics On January - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

A person familiar with the situation said a casino mogul with ties to Newt Gingrich made the contribution Friday to Winning Our Future. The person said the Las Vegas billionaire would spend heavily to assist whichever candidate wins the Republican nomination. read more
  

Will Kryder: Retail Politics in New Hampshire

Posted by Will Kryder On January - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Over a 24-hour period in New Hampshire I observed firsthand what modern "retail politics" looks like: a Gingrich sponsored Town Hall in Littleton, a Santorum sporting store walk-through in Jaffrey and a Ron Paul mega-rally in Nashua. read more
  

Huntsman Putting Up A Fight In New Hampshire

Posted by AP On January - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

NORTH HAVERHILL, N.H. — Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman told northern New Hampshire voters Saturday that a campaign button worn by one of his supporters… read more
  

Conservative Movement At Crossroads

Posted by Politics On January - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Each of the Republican presidential candidate claims to be the true conservative — but who is? And what does that mean, anyway? Host Guy Raz looks at the state of conservatism particularly as it applies to the GOP candidates in a roundtable discussion with Dan McCarthy, editor of The American Conservative; Matthew Franck, director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, N.J.; and Yaron Brook, president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute. read more
  

GOP Debate Producer: ‘This Is Do Or Die’

Posted by Michael Calderone On January - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

CONCORD, N.H. — Rick Kaplan, producer for Saturday’s ABC News/Yahoo/WMUR debate, says he doesn’t "remember a debate that has as much on the line as… read more
  

WATCH: Maddow Chases Down Jon Huntsman

Posted by Jack Mirkinson On January - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Rachel Maddow took her (mostly) fruitless quest to get a Republican presidential candidate on her show to a new level on Friday. While fringe contenders… read more
  

Can Romney’s Bland Brand Win in Fall?

Posted by George Condon, National Journal On January - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

George Condon, National JournalIt’s bad enough that Mitt Romney doesn’t excite the conservative Republican Party base. Or that he’s often stiff and uncomfortable on the campaign trail. But now he has suffered the ultimate… read more
  

Huntsman: ‘Sane Republican’ ready for his moment (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

AP – There’s a question that Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman loves to pop out from time to time as he campaigns across New Hampshire: “What language do you want me to answer in?” read more
  

James Zogby: Predicting the Presidential Election: 2012

Posted by James Zogby On January - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Amidst all the fuss about Obama’s sagging poll numbers and "who’s up and who’s down" in the Republican presidential primary contest, professor Allan Lichtman has issued his "sure fire" prediction for the outcome of the 2012 election. read more
  

Economy Might Save Obama After All

Posted by Jonathan Chait, New York Magazine On January - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Jonathan Chait, New York MagazineWhen President Obama took office amid an economic crisis in 2009, the prevailing assumption was that the economy would be recovering by the time he ran for reelection, and that he’d therefore be a strong cand… read more
  

Gingrich Blasts Romney on Taxes, Trust

Posted by Erin McPike, RealClearPolitics On January - 7 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

Erin McPike, RealClearPoliticsSALEM, N.H. — Newt Gingrich came to this town on the border with Massachusetts to try out his new, sharper attack on the neighboring state's former governor, the candidate to beat in the race for the Republican pres… read more
  

Daily Caller – Search Google for former ESPN analyst Craig James and you’re likely to also find references to an alleged murder of five prostitutes during his school days at Southern Methodist University. read more
  

New Hampshire Polls: Mitt’s Support Steady

Posted by Mark Blumenthal On January - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

WASHINGTON — After finishing in a near-tie with former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum in the Iowa Caucuses on Tuesday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s polling… read more
  

Santorum: Trim Social Security now even if painful (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

AP – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum called Friday for immediate cuts to Social Security benefits, risking the wrath of older voters and countless others who balk at changes to the entitlement program. read more
  

Romney warns NH supporters not to ease off (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

AP – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney warned his supporters Friday not to rest just because polls show he has a commanding lead with those planning to vote in New Hampshire’s primary next week. read more
  

GREENSBORO, N.C. — The federal judge set to preside over the upcoming trial of John Edwards met behind closed doors Friday with a federal prosecutor… read more
  

Not-Romney Republicans Still Not Ready for Not-Obama (ContributorNetwork)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

ContributorNetwork – COMMENTARY | There is something definitely Romney-phobic about the Republican electorate. In fact, Mitt Romney has been challenged in the polls by every candidate (except former Utah governor Jon Huntsman), including undeclared con… read more
  

Santorum: Trim Social Security now even if painful (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

AP – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum called Friday for immediate cuts to Social Security benefits, risking the wrath of older voters and countless others who balk at changes to the entitlement program. read more
  

A prominent evangelical said Friday that if Rick Santorum continues to surge in the polls and does well in New Hampshire and South Carolina, Christian… read more
  

Paul campaign pulls in cash from military donors (AP)

Posted by Yahoo! News: Politics News On January - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

AP – An Army reservist who spoke up for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul while in uniform — and landed in trouble for it — is just one of the soldiers getting behind the Texas congressman’s campaign. read more
  

Mitt Romney: "Our income, our GDP per capita, is almost 50 percent higher than (it is for) the average European."

Posted by Politifact.com Truth-O-Meter rulings from National On January - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

The Truth-o-Meter says: Mostly True | Mitt Romney says U.S. income is almost 50 percent higher than in Europe

Recently on the campaign trail, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has used a talking point that favorably compares the United… read more

  

Gingrich: Conservative Romney Rival Will Emerge

Posted by S. McCaffrey, AP On January - 6 - 2012 ADD COMMENTS

S. McCaffrey, APFormer House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he's confident GOP conservatives will "gradually coalesce" around a candidate who can deny the party's nomination to Mitt Romney.Gingrich calls himself "a Reagan conserva… read more
  
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