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Entries by Jon Ward from 03/2011

Tim Pawlenty Hires Video Prodigy Lucas Baiano To Spice Up Image

Posted 03.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tim Pawlenty is smart, articulate and has a strong conservative record. He’s a super-nice fellow, supporters say, personable and down ...

Newt Gingrich: Sarkozy Led On Libya Because He Wasn't Filling Out A Bracket

Posted 03.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich, sensing political opportunity in President Barack Obama’s response to the crisis in Libya, attacked the commander-in-ch...

Rudy Giuliani Says RomneyCare Is 'Big Baggage' For Fellow Republican Mitt Romney

Posted 03.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rudy Giuliani is definitely not not running. Maybe. That's about all he's sure of at the moment. Giuliani was at pains in an intervie...

Tim Pawlenty Signals Entitlement Reform Will Be A Focus of Presidential Candidacy As He Takes First Formal Step Toward Running

Posted 03.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty on Monday became the first relatively well-known Republican to take a formal step toward running for ...

2012 Elections: Republican Anxiety Building Over Crop Of Candidates

Posted 03.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Republican angst about 2012 is growing. Nearly three months into the year, it appears the GOP field of presidential candidates is nar...

Sarah Palin Says She's 'Tempted' To Run For President In 2012, Even As Evidence Mounts She Won't

Posted 03.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON--What is Sarah Palin up to? The former Alaska governor told Fox News Wednesday night she is “still thinking about” running for presi...

Michele Bachmann Could Make Mike Huckabee The Fred Thompson Of 2012

Posted 03.25.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Mike Huckabee had hoped to coast through the summer with a run for president in his back pocket. Michele Bachmann just picked i...

GOP Hopefuls Begin Long Slog To 2012 In Iowa At Steve King Event

Posted 03.26.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES - GOP presidential hopefuls Haley Barbour, Newt Gingrich, Michele Bachmann, John Bolton and Herman Cain spoke on Saturday at an event organ...

Social Conservatives Say Their Issues Are Inextricably Linked With The Economy In 2012

Posted 03.27.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES –- Social conservatives under pressure to allow the presidential campaign to focus on the economy are pushing back, arguing that the two ...

Herman Cain May Sneak Up On 2012 GOP Primary Field If He Doesn't Trip Himself Up First

Posted 03.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain gives a great speech. But some conservatives think the longshot run for president by the black Republican former Godfathe...

DeMint To 2012 GOP Hopefuls: 'Speak Up' On Spending Fight In Congress

Posted 03.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The 2012 election may be taking its time to heat up, but Sen. Jim DeMint says that’s no excuse for Republican presidential hopefuls who...