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Libertarian Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson Happy With His Campaign

via Ken Walsh, Ken Walsh’s Washington Blog, U.S. News & World Report Gary Johnson is serene. Sitting down to a lunch of grilled shrimp and tomato salad at a Latin restaurant in historic Ybor City, the Libertarian Party presidential nominee says his less-government philosophy is gradually spreading across the country and that many pundits and … Continue reading

Paul Delegates Mounting Floor Fight At GOP Convention Over New Rules

via Stephen Ohlemacher, San Francisco Chronicle   Rep. Ron Paul’s delegates are trying to mount a floor fight over new GOP rules designed to limit the ability of insurgent presidential candidates to amass delegates to future Republican conventions. They are getting help from other delegates, though it is unclear whether they can rally enough support to … Continue reading

Why 90 Million Americans Won’t Vote This November

via Susan Page, USA Today They could turn a too-close-to-call race into a landslide for President Obama— but by definition they probably won’t. Call them the unlikely voters. A nationwide USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll of people who are eligible to vote but aren’t likely to do so finds that these stay-at-home Americans back Obama’s re-election … Continue reading

Gingrich Formally Ends Tumultuous White House Bid

via Deborah Charles, Reuters Newt Gingrich ended his tumultuous run for U.S. president on Wednesday after dazzling in televised debates but winning only two of the dozens of nominating contests in the Republican primary race. The former U.S. House of Representatives speaker, the face of the Republican party in the mid-1990s, badly trailed front-runner Mitt … Continue reading

Ron Paul Is Still In It To Win It

via Angel Clark, Examiner Texas Congressman Ron Paul has been voted one of the most influential people in the world.  He speaks to packed stadiums and sold out crowds almost nightly.  On Tuesday, Dr. Paul spoke to over 3,000 people in one stadium while at the same time Governor Mitt Romney spoke to roughly 400 … Continue reading

In Maine ‘Gay Marriage’ Is Out; ‘Sodomy Based Marriage’ Is In

via David Badash, The New Civil Rights Movement “Gay marriage” is so 2011. Remember last week when we reported that some conservatives believe America’s third party will focus only on defeating same-sex marriage across the nation? Well, it appears they have their own Super PAC now, and it’s called the No Special Rights PAC. The … Continue reading

Rick Santorum Suspends 2012 Presidential Campaign

via Sam Stein, The Huffington Post In a surprise decision Tuesday, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Penn.) will announce that he is suspending his presidential campaign, The Huffington Post’s Jon Ward has learned and several other outlets have reported. The Pennsylvania Republican had taken a break from the campaign trail for several days to tend to … Continue reading

Gay Marriage Returns To The Political Spotlight As States Face Potential Votes

via Dave Crary, The Huffington Post With a flurry of coast-to-coast developments this week, same-sex marriage is back in the political spotlight and likely to remain there through Election Day as a half-dozen states face potentially wrenching votes on the issue. In Maryland, New Jersey and Washington, bills to legalize same-sex marriage have high-powered support … Continue reading

Perry Drops Out Of Race, Endorses Gingrich

via Jeff Zeleny and Michael D. Shear, The New York Times  Gov. Rick Perry of Texas dropped out of the Republican presidential race here on Thursday and announced his endorsement for the candidacy of Newt Gingrich, a man he called a “conservative visionary.” “I’ve never believed that the cause of conservatism is embodied by one … Continue reading

Mitt Romney And The Power Of Playing Dumb

via Steve Kornacki, Salon Mitt Romney has gotten to be pretty good at playing dumb, and he showed it Sunday morning. The setting was the fifteenth Republican presidential debate, the final such event before Tuesday’s Republican presidential primary.  One of the most baffling features of the previous debates — including the one held just ten hours before … Continue reading

Sunday’s GOP Debate: 6 Takeaways

via Maggie Haberman, Politico If it’s Sunday, it’s meet the candidates. In a debate moderated by “Meet the Press” host David Gregory, the six remaining major GOP presidential hopefuls took the stage for the second time in 12 hours — and this one was a far livelier and entertaining debate than the forum the night … Continue reading

Despite Close Finish, No Recount In Iowa

via Michael D. Shear, The New York Times It was, perhaps, the closest finish ever between two candidates in a presidential caucus. At just before 3 a.m. Eastern time on Wednesday, the chairman of the Iowa Republican Party went on television to announce the official result: Mitt Romney had beaten Rick Santorum by eight votes … Continue reading

On Abortion, GOP Candidates Go To Extremes To Win Iowa

via Laura Bassett, The Huffington Post In the competition for the toughest anti-abortion stance in Iowa, GOP candidates this week have adopted more extreme positions on abortion than they have previously ever held. But their shift toward extremity for the sake of Iowa’s evangelical base could come back to haunt the eventual nominee in the … Continue reading

Liberals Need To Take Obama’s Civil Liberties Record Seriously

via E.D. Kain, Forbes In 2008, during the aftershocks of the housing market and financial collapse and the fall of Lehman Brothers, and amidst the  increasingly frightening din of anti-Obama sentiment that was coming to define the presidential campaign between him and rival John McCain, it was nevertheless difficult to not feel a swell of … Continue reading

Oops Indeed: An ‘Oops’ That Could Mean ‘Over’ For Perry

via Todd Graham, CNN One is the loneliest number. Two can be as bad as one. And three, well … um … what was three again? Three is hard. I’ll start by quoting the silence heard around the political world during Wednesday night’s CNBC Republican presidential debate. Here were Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s words in … Continue reading

Ron Paul Wins Illinois Straw Poll

via Steve Sadin, Northbrook Patch Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) easily won the Illinois Straw Poll Saturday as the state’s Republicans showed their preference for their party’s presidential nomination to oppose President Barack Obama. The Illinois Straw Poll was originally the idea of Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Highland Park). Kirk announced the plan Feb. 6 in an effort … Continue reading

Michele Bachmann: To Fight School Bullying, Eliminate U.S. Department Of Education

via The Huffington Post Speaking at a campaign event in Davenport, Iowa, Rep. Michele Bachmann’s (R-MN) responded to an audience member’s question about what she would do about teen bullying in schools by reiterating her oft-repeated call for abolishing the U.S. Department of Education. “I think that this is an issue that needs to be … Continue reading

Michele Bachmann Denies Entire New Hampshire Team Resigned Because Of Iowa Focus

via Mail Online Michele Bachmann has admitted that two of our staff members have quit, but still denies that her entire team in New Hampshire has resigned en masse. The Minnesota congresswoman yesterday denied that any of her staff had left because of dissatisfaction with her focus on Iowa. But today admitted that at least two have … Continue reading

Jon Huntsman Will Not Attend Next Debate In Las Vegas

via Michael D. Shear, The New York Times Jon M. Huntsman Jr. won’t be at the next debate, in Las Vegas. But it’s not a sleight by the organizers. Mr. Huntsman is boycotting the event on Tuesday to protest the state’s decision to hold its caucus on Jan. 14. That decision has complicated the voting … Continue reading

Mitt Romney May Have A Glass Jaw, But Candidates Didn’t Take Aim During New Hampshire GOP Debate

via Same Stein, The Huffington Post Tuesday was Mitt Romney’s night. The former Massachusetts governor entered the ninth GOP debate riding a long, fortuitous wave of positive news. His nearest competitors for the nomination had crumbled amid missteps or mismanagement. Prospective candidates had declined to launch bids of their own. One of them, New Jersey … Continue reading

The Night Republicans Booed A Soldier

Once again, Republicans held a presidential debate on Thursday night. And once again, the live audience helped give the party a black eye. The debate, which took place in Orlando, Fla., and aired on Fox News, included questions from a panel of Fox personalities and from voters, who were invited to submit theirs through YouTube. … Continue reading

Amid Anti-Washington Mood, Romney And Perry Focus On Governor Endorsements

The frontrunners for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination are touting the backing of governors while keeping lawmakers on the back burner. With anti-Washington fervor playing a huge role on the campaign trail, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) and ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) have done little to court Capitol Hill, according to lawmakers interviewed for … Continue reading

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