Rep. Ron Paul.
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November 30, 2011 Ron Paul's presidential campaign strikes what looks to be the hardest blow yet on the surging Newt Gingrich in a new video called "Serial Hypocrisy."The ad uses several instances where Gingrich either aligned himself with liberals (his famous ad with Rep. Nancy Pelosi on climate change or attack on fellow Republican, Rep. Paul Ryan's budget plan as "right-wing social engineering.")
November 30, 2011 Republican voters may have saved the best for last in terms of the latest obstacle they've placed between Mitt Romney and what was supposed to have been his inevitable march to the 2012 Republican presidential nomination — Newt Gingrich.
November 29, 2011 NPR's Ari Shapiro tells us that Mitt Romney responded to that "Mitt vs Mitt" ad created by the Democratic National Committee that revolves around the allegation that he's a political weathervane: It must mean Democrats fear him.
November 29, 2011 When it comes to abortion, the former governor of Massachusetts appears to have changed his position, from being in favor of abortion rights to being opposed. But now some are asking if Romney ever supported abortion rights at all? Backers of abortion rights don't think so.
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November 28, 2011 It's certainly not a new charge against Mitt Romney; indeed, it's one of the most enduring — that he changes positions on issues nearly as frequently as Lady Gaga changes her appearance.
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks to a group of workers at Nationwide Insurance Company, Nov. 23, 2011, in Des Moines. A new poll suggests his religion could be an obstacle in the GOP primary.
November 24, 2011 The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that 24 percent of people it surveyed expressed a negative view of the religion, with white evangelical Protestants most likely to characterize Mormonism as "non-Christian." That's a key part of the GOP base.
November 23, 2011 New Hampshire is giving Mitt Romney plenty to be grateful for, with a new Thanksgiving eve-poll showing the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts with a 27 percentage-point lead over his closest rival, Newt Gingrich. The WMUR/University of New Hampshire poll showed Romney with 42 percent of the vote compared with 15 percent for the former House speaker.
November 23, 2011 Mitt Romney's presidential campaign got much attention this Thanksgiving week for an anti-President Obama ad it started running in New Hampshire that took wildly out-of-context a 2008 statement by then Sen. Obama to portray him in a bad light. Not unexpectedly given our tit-for-tat politics, a liberal group retaliated in kind, giving several Romney comments the same treatment.
November 23, 2011 The big theme out of Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate in Washington was Newt Gingrich's compassionate tolerance toward illegal immigrants who have put down deep roots in the U.S. That position conflicted with the more hardline views of many conservative voters.
November 22, 2011 With a nine percent U.S. jobless rate and housing values still falling housing prices, it would seem the Mitt Romney campaign could just use the facts at hand to land sharp blows on President Obama's economic record. But mere facts apparently weren't enough for Romney's campaign judging by a new TV ad that went up in New Hampshire Tuesday, timed for Obama's visit to the Granite State.
November 21, 2011 Mitt Romney defended as routine the actions of his aides when, in the last weeks of his Massachusetts governorship, they bought their government-issued computers' hard drives and deleted emails off a government server. But former Massachusetts officials said the aides' actions were extraordinary.
November 21, 2011 Coming as it does now less than a year before the 2012 general election, the failure of the panel to achieve at least $1.2 trillion in deficit reduction means each major political will now be focused on trying to persuade voters its rival party is more responsible for the breakdown.
November 21, 2011 Newt Gingrich's moment in the sun in the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination stretched into the Thanksgiving holiday week with a new USA Today-Gallup poll placing him and Mitt Romney in a statistical tie at 22 percent and 21 percent of support, respectively.
Hillary Clinton's "inevitability" became less certain after a debate in Philadelphia at Drexel University in October 2007.
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November 21, 2011 Once, a winning candidate for the presidential nomination relied on money or campaign organization to get him there. This year, doing well in the debates have replaced the roadmap of old. All that and more in the new "Political Junkie" column.
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November 17, 2011 In a classic case of taking a political opponent's comments out of context, some of the presidents Republican opponents are attacking President Obama for a remark in which he said U.S. policymakers have been "lazy" in recent decades for not creating the best environment to attract foreign direct investment to the U.S.
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