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Entries by Jon Ward from 07/2011

Jason Chaffetz, Tea Party-Backed Congressman, Endorsing Mitt Romney For President

Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Utah Rep. Jason Chaffetz, a Tea Party favorite who is likely to run for the U.S. Senate in 2012, will endorse Republican presidential can...

Former Tim Pawlenty Colleagues, Mentors Don't Recognize The Man Running For President

Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Those who have known Tim Pawlenty for a long time are stumped by a simple question: What happened to him? It's not just his presiden...

Rick Perry Looking Increasingly Likely To Run For President, GOP Insiders Say

Posted 07.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Texas Gov. Rick Perry looks increasingly likely to run for president, numerous Republican party insiders said Thursday, but it is unlikel...

Republican Strategists: Obama Risking Independent Voter Support

Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Republican strategists and pollsters said the dismal jobs report Friday was a blow to President Obama's hopes of building momentum going ...

Condemning Debt Deal Poses Few Risks For GOP Presidential Hopefuls

Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The debt ceiling so far has been a no-cost debate for the Republican presidential candidates. It's unlikely that will change, regardless ...

Tim Pawlenty Calls For Clarity About Religious Beliefs In New Video

Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Tim Pawlenty may have finally figured out who he wants to be as a candidate. The former Minnesota governor's six-minute video explaini...

Pawlenty Draws Attention With Debt Ceiling Rhetoric, But Sends Mixed Signals On Action [UPDATED]

Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Tim Pawlenty on Friday joined the Jim DeMint wing of the Republican Party in the debt ceiling debate. Sort of. Pawlenty argued in mu...

Republican Strategist Ed Gillespie Plans To Recruit 100 Hispanic State Legislature Candidates For 2012

Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – The same Republican strategist who presciently focused his party's resources on winning state legislatures in the last election is now ...

Rick Perry's Iowa Supporters Abruptly Shift Focus Away From Ames Straw Poll

Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign-in-waiting in Iowa is shifting away from a push to make a splash at the upcoming straw po...

Bachmann Doubles Down On Opposing Debt Ceiling Hike In New Ad

Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) had already released a 30-second ad this month in which she said the words, "I will not vote to raise th...

Bachmann Releases Physician Letter In Attempt To Tamp Down Migraine Story

Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) released a letter from Congress' attending physician Wednesday attesting to her health in an attempt to d...

Tim Pawlenty Adopts 1980 'Miracle On Ice' USA Hockey Team As 'Comeback' Symbol For Campaign

Posted 07.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Tim Pawlenty is admitting in a new ad that he needs a "comeback" in the Republican presidential primary, adopting the 1980 USA hockey tea...

Newt Gingrich: The Lone 2012 GOP Hopeful To Get Specific With Dodd-Frank Criticisms

Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – All the 2012 Republican presidential candidates have said they disagree with the Dodd-Frank legislation, and that sentiment has only ha...

Tim Pawlenty: Jesus Christ Is One Of My 'Heroes'

Posted 07.21.2011 | Politics

WEBSTER CITY, IOWA -- When George W. Bush came to Iowa in 1999 and named Jesus as his favorite philosopher, that statement helped boost him to a decis...

Tim Pawlenty Denies Campaign Pushed Michele Bachmann Migraine Story

Posted 07.22.2011 | Politics

URBANDALE, IOWA -- Tim Pawlenty on Friday said his senior staff have assured him that his campaign was not responsible for a story about Rep. Michele ...

Tim Pawlenty 'Throwing Off' Scripted Campaign And Running Hard To Catch Up In Iowa

Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

PERRY, IOWA – Tim Pawlenty stepped off his rented RV in this former railroad town, took one look at the handful of aides and reporters waiting for h...

Rick Perry Left Off Ames Straw Poll Ballot

Posted 07.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Iowa Republican Party's central committee decided Saturday that Texas Gov. Rick Perry's name will not be on the ballot at the upcomi...

Pawlenty And Bachmann's War Of Words Shows Importance Of Upcoming Straw Poll

Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sniping between Republican presidential hopefuls Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann erupted into a fully public brawl on Sunday, as the t...

Home Depot Founder Bernie Marcus Knocks Obama's Business Adviser, Says Entrepreneurs Fear Government

Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Bernie Marcus, the billionaire founder and former CEO of Home Depot, is not a fan of President Obama's policies. He's also no big admire...

Debt Ceiling Debate: Michele Bachmann Says Washington Is 'Deceiving' American People

Posted 07.28.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann on Thursday said the debt ceiling debate is just the latest chapter in a long history...