January 25, 2012 That Romney is doing better with Florida Latinos even though he has a more hard line position on undocumented workers than Gingrich underscores how the issue of immigration is more nuanced in the Sunshine State than elsewhere.
January 24, 2012 Mitt Romney, true to his post-South Carolina promise that he would aggressively make sure to tell Florida Republicans of Newt Gingrich's character defects as he sees them, delivered a scathing indictment of his rival. Gingrich seemed exasperated and gave no sustained counterattack.
January 23, 2012 There's nothing subtle about the shift in the Gallup poll showing Romney and Gingrich essentially tied. Romney has lost much of the lift under his wings, losing an 8-point lead in a week. Gingrich gained 14 points. This isn't the first time it's happened. Late last year, Gingrich also led Romney before negative attacks on the former speaker by Romney drove his support down.
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) at the Nashville airport earlier today, talking about his delay at security.
January 23, 2012 The senator was delayed at the Nashville airport. An alarm went off as he passed through security. He asked to be rescreened but was told he'd have to undergo a pat-down. Paul declined. He's the son of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).
January 21, 2012 It's been a contest of surprises, with a series of candidates rising to the top to fill the anybody-but-Romney role. So it really shouldn't come as a surprise that on the day of the first-in-the-South primary in South Carolina, it's uncertain what the outcome will be or what comes next.
December 19, 2011 Forget the Newt Gingrich surge in Iowa. That's yesterday's news. We really should be focusing on Rep. Ron Paul having the Big Mo as in momentum, at least according a new Iowa poll and a national poll.
Rep. Michele Bachmann waves to supporters Friday in Sioux City before starting a 99-county bus tour of Iowa.
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December 16, 2011 The Republican presidential contest remains unsettled less than three weeks before the Iowa caucuses. Nationwide, nearly one in five GOP voters is still undecided. And in Iowa, candidates are making a final push before the Jan. 3 caucuses.
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December 16, 2011 Mitt Romney returned to form in the final Republican presidential debate before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses. Romney, who had perhaps his shakiest debate performance in Des Moines over the weekend, appeared to regain his composure in Thursday night's debate in Sioux City, Iowa.
Newt Gingrich (right) stood his ground Saturday in the GOP presidential debate in Iowa. Mitt Romney (left) may have made a mistake in offering to wager Texas Gov. Rick Perry $10,000.
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December 11, 2011 The debate may be remembered for Mitt Romney's $10,000 gaffe and Newt Gingrich's failure to implode. Gingrich, the front-runner in national and many state polls, didn't make any obvious errors. He also weathered the criticisms that came his way because of his current role as pace-setter in the polls.
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich.
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December 6, 2011 The latest ABC News/Washington Post poll shows the former House speaker with a 33 percent to 18 percent advantage over both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas). The caucuses are set for Jan. 3.
December 5, 2011 Rep. Ron Paul may not be leading in any of the major presidential polls. But he arguably is setting the pace when it comes to the 2012 presidential campaign ads.After unleashing a fiery anti-Newt Gingrich ad in which he accused the former House speaker of "serial hypocrisy," Paul on Monday went up with a catchy new ad in Iowa in which he portrays himself as the real budget cutter.
December 5, 2011 There was more evidence Monday that Newt Gingrich really rubs Rep. Ron Paul and his campaign aides the wrong way.
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 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 9, 2011 When the Republican presidential candidates meet Wednesday evening in Michigan for their ninth debate (it feels like there've been many more than that) the main topic up for discussion is supposed to be the economy. But is there anyone who expects that the travails of Herman Cain won't be a subtopic?
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