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?
October 17, 2011 GOP presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul says he would end not only the Education Department, but also the Departments of Commerce, Interior, Energy and Housing and Urban Development. Furthermore, Paul is promising to balance the federal budget in the third year of his presidency.
Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul of Texas at the National Press Club in Washington today.
October 5, 2011 After the killing of al-Qaida cleric Anwar al-Awlaki, the Republican presidential contender says the nation may be "slipping and sliding" toward other targeted assassinations.
October 5, 2011 Rep. Ron Paul continues to collect impressive sums of campaign cash, a testament to the enthusiasm he spurs in many voters who have rallied to his libertarian ideas.The congressman started off his speech at the National Press Club in Washington Wednesday by saying his campaign raised more than $8 million during the third quarter which ended on September 30.
Republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, right, makes a point as Texas Gov. Rick Perry listens, during a debate in Orlando, Fla.
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September 23, 2011 Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney made the most of his opportunities not only to raise doubts for voters about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's hostility towards Social Security as a federal entitlement but Perry's character.
September 22, 2011 With 41 percent of those surveyed indicating their choice was Romney, the former Massachusetts governor had a nearly 27-percentage point lead over his closest rival in the state, Rep. Ron Paul of Texas who came in at 14 percent.
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