Gov. Rick Perry rules the roost at the Texas Republican Convention in Fort Worth on June 7. But his endorsement of Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst fell flat this week as Tea Party fave Ted Cruz crushed Dewhurst in a GOP runoff for U.S. Senate. LM Otero/AP hide caption

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Dan Senor, senior national security aide to Mitt Romney, speaks to the press en route to Israel from London on Saturday. Jason Reed/Reuters /Landov hide caption

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Romney Adviser Defends Candidate's Statements About Palestinian Culture

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The line stretched into the parking lot today at a Chick-fil-A restaurant in Wichita, Kan. Travis Heying / Wichita Eagle/MCT /Landov hide caption

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Virginia Garners Attention As New Battleground State

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Threat Of Sequestration Ruffles Capitol Hill

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McGovern Campaign Marked Beginning Of Direct Mail

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Politics Runs In The Family Of DNC Keynote Speaker

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President Obama Goes After Romney's Tax Plan

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In his New Yorker article, Fussbudget, Ryan Lizza writes: "To envisage what Republicans would do if they win in November, the person to understand is not necessarily Romney, who has been a policy cipher all his public life. The person to understand is Paul Ryan." Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images hide caption

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How Congressman Paul Ryan Is Shaping The GOP

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Aug. 1 Junkie segment on TOTN

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Lawmakers Face Off On Pentagon Spending Cuts

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Tea Party-Backed Cruz Gets GOP Nod In Texas

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Will Romney's Trip Move Needle For GOP?

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