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Entries by Jon Ward from 06/2011

Joe Miller Launches 'Stop Romney' Campaign

Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- A Tea Party group in Nevada led by a failed Senate candidate from Alaska announced Thursday that it is launching an effort to oppose M...

Paul Ryan Hesitates On Question Of Run For President

Posted 06.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday evening, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan said yet again that he is not considering a run for the GOP presidential nomination. But w...

Faith And Freedom Conference: Huntsman Courts Conservatives, Bachmann Bashes Obamacare, Barbour Calls For Unity

Posted 06.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Check off another box for Jon Huntsman. The former ambassador to China, ex-Utah governor and likely Republican presidential candida...

Jon Huntsman Wins Over Student Supporters Of Mitch Daniels

Posted 06.06.2011 | Politics

When Students for Daniels found out that the Indiana governor was not going to run for the GOP presidential nomination, they turned their attention to...

Tim Pawlenty Goes Big On Tax Cuts, Raising Hackles On Left And Right

Posted 06.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty on Tuesday defended his idea to slash corporate and personal income tax rates by saying...

Chris Christie Draft Movement Cites Disappointment With 2012 Field

Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – The Republican contenders for president are all good guys -– nice guys –- and that’s sort of the problem, said the South Carolina...

Newt Gingrich Top Aide Says Disagreement Over 'Time Commitments' Prompted Departures

Posted 06.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Newt Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler confirmed to The Huffington Post Thursday that he and other top aides to the Republican presidentia...

Matt Kibbe, FreedomWorks CEO, On The Tea Party's Evolution And Its Role In 2012

Posted 06.10.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– One thing is certain. There is no Tea Party. There are only tea parties. In other words, two years after the birth of a new force ...

Tea Party Gears Up For 2012 In Contentious School Voucher Fight

Posted 06.12.2011 | Politics

HARRISBURG, Pa. -– The fight over school vouchers in Pennsylvania is a test of whether the Tea Party can transition from a protest movement into sus...

Obama-Allied Group Runs Ads Seeking To Make Medicare Part Of GOP Presidential Debate

Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- It's clear what the Obama administration wants Monday night's Republican presidential primary debate to be about: the impact of the Pa...

5 Things To Watch At The New Hampshire Republican Presidential Primary Debate

Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two months ago, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty told reporters during a trip to New Hampshire that he would not criticize other Repub...

New Hampshire Debate: Mitt Romney Untouched By Rivals, Goes On Offense Against Obama

Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. –- Mitt Romney waltzed off the stage after his first presidential primary debate here Monday night with the huge red and white targ...

GOP Presidential Debate: Tea Party Activists Get Into The Mix

Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, NH -- Tea Party leaders made their first appearance at a New Hampshire presidential primary debate at the GOP candidates' forum here Monda...

Mitt Romney In New Hampshire: Nation Undergoing 'Agonizing Reappraisal' Of Obama

Posted 06.14.2011 | Politics

DERRY, N.H. –- Mitt Romney has done this before. The once-and-again GOP presidential hopeful made sure to arrive at his first diner stop in Manc...

Huntsman Adviser Promises 'Most Aggressive' New Hampshire Campaign

Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- An adviser to Mitt Romney was relaxed enough Monday night to joke about Jon Huntsman, the latest challenger to Romney in the 2012 ...

Tea Party Activists Say Romney Not Much Better Than Obama, Resist Calls For Unity

Posted 06.16.2011 | Politics

ROCHESTER, NH -- Inside the long, low-slung white church here, close to the Maine state line and about 20 minutes from the seacoast, the 35 gathered T...

Mitt Romney Refuses To Sign Pro-Life Pledge

Posted 06.17.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated with additional reporting. WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has refused to sign a pledge be...

Jon Huntsman Predicts 'Major Problems' Ahead For China

Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former U.S. Ambassador to China Jon Huntsman usually speaks about that country in general terms: China is rising; America must reform to...

Ron Paul Adviser Criticizes Mitt Romney For Declining Abortion Pledge

Posted 06.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– A top adviser to Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul (Texas) bashed fellow candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Ro...

Michele Bachmann To Launch Campaign From Iowa On Monday (EXCLUSIVE)

Posted 06.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Rep. Michele Bachmann will officially launch her campaign for president next Monday in Iowa, the Huffington Post has learned. Bachm...

Bachmann Gaining In Iowa, But Still Getting Outhustled By Pawlenty

Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tim Pawlenty's ad buy in Iowa signals to some that he's hearing Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) footsteps and is nervous the House fir...

Top Rick Perry Adviser Says 2012 Decision Still 'Weeks' Away, Calls Recent Press Coverage 'Crazy'

Posted 06.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Though a close adviser says otherwise, Texas Gov. Rick Perry may soon have another reason to jump into the Republican presidential prima...

Michele Bachmann Not Ready To Be President: Former Staffer

Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A former chief of staff to Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) wrote Tuesday that his former boss is "decidedly" not ready to be president. ...

Tea Party Senators Dismiss Tim Pawlenty's 'Isolationist' Criticism

Posted 06.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If former Minnesota governor and GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty was hoping for support from the Republican Tea Party wing after...

At South Carolina Stop, Bachmann Impresses As 'Dynamic' Alternative

Posted 06.29.2011 | Politics

DANIELS ISLAND, S.C. -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) turned away from the 300 or so people in the crowd in this upper class enclave just northeast ...