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Entries by Jon Ward from 09/2011

Rick Perry Hits Back At Super PAC's Ad For Michele Bachmann

Posted 09.01.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry this week came under fire from both of the other two top candidates in the Republican presidential primary, and on Thursday a...

Mitt Romney Campaign Sees Florida Advantage In Rick Perry's Social Security Comments

Posted 09.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Rick Perry's explosive comments and past writings about Social Security have delighted Mitt Romney supporters and some advisers, who se...

GOP 2012 Candidates To Square Off Over Social Issues At Labor Day Forum

Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- If Wednesday's Republican presidential primary debate, the first in which Texas Governor Rick Perry will participate, is a test for al...

Bachmann Says She'd Confront Supreme Court Over Abortion Rights

Posted 09.05.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann diverged on Monday over whether they would push the nation to the verge of a constitutional crisis ...

Chris Christie Still Has 'No Plans' To Run In 2012, Two Sources Say

Posted 09.06.2011 | Politics

LOS ANGELES – Two close confidantes of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie slapped down the latest round of speculation that the Republican is considerin...

As Rick Perry Takes Center Stage At GOP Debate, Questions About Electability Grow Louder

Posted 09.07.2011 | Politics

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- When Rick Perry takes the stage Wednesday night for his first debate as a presidential candidate, many Republicans will be wond...

Rick Perry, Mitt Romney Locked In Cage Match On Social Security Following California Debate

Posted 09.08.2011 | Politics

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- There was one thing and one thing only on the minds and lips of Mitt Romney's aides and advisers after Wednesday night's Republ...

Rick Perry Aide Gives Clues To His Plans For Social Security

Posted 09.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- If you listened closely to Rick Perry's aides, it was possible to gather some clues Wednesday night as to what what the Texas governor...

Rick Perry Softens Social Security Rhetoric Before Florida Debate

Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn) -- who is hard to outflank from the right and is a favorite with Tea Party Republicans -- is getting r...

Rick Perry Suffers Lasting Damage On Vaccination Mandate During His Second GOP 2012 Debate

Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The frontrunner status is starting to smart. If Rick Perry felt like a piñata during his first debate last week, the second debate on ...

Rick Perry At Liberty University: Faith And Foreign Policy Mixed In Evangelical Address

Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry filled in details of his personal and spiritual biography Wednesday in a speech at the nati...

Michele Bachmann's Former Campaign Manager Calls 'Retardation' Comment A Mistake

Posted 09.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Ed Rollins, the former campaign manager for Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), strongly criticized the presidential candidate's comments e...

Michele Bachmann's Goof On HPV Won't Shield Rick Perry From Tough Questions In Iowa

Posted 09.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Michele Bachmann may have given Rick Perry some cover from the HPV vaccine issue in the national media, but as the Texas governor arrive...

Rick Perry's Lesser-Known First Book Could Be A Distraction From Economy-Centered Message

Posted 09.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) has taken plenty of heat for making dubious assertions about modern medicine and health, but she's not t...

Mitt Romney Rules Out Rick Perry's Idea Of Moving Social Security To States [UPDATED]

Posted 09.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign said Wednesday it has ruled out the idea, floated by fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, of movi...

Rick Perry Florida Debate Performance Could Be Key Moment For Campaign

Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Rick Perry leads national polls in the Republican presidential primary, but he has been battered so much this month that if his third d...

Rick Perry Asks GOP Voters To Pray For Him -- And Obama -- Ahead Of Florida Debate

Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked a ballroom full of enthusiastic Republican activists and voters Thursday to pray for him and give him their vot...

Rick Perry Blindsided Again In Debate On Immigration, Rick Santorum Has Big Night

Posted 09.22.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Once again, Rick Perry got blindsided. The Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate, as in his first two debates, sta...

Mitt Romney Continues To Hammer Perry On Immigration Post-Debate

Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO -- Mitt Romney has done one thing very well since Rick Perry entered the race. Romney's campaign has hit Perry hard before the debates, Romney...

FreedomWorks Suggests Tea Party Opposition To Romney Is Softening (VIDEO)

Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO -- The head of an influential Tea Party group that has been outspoken against Mitt Romney signaled Friday that their opposition to the former ...

Rick Perry's Sudden Fall Due To Unforced Errors

Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO – How did Rick Perry get here? Just a few weeks ago, the Texas governor was taking the Republican presidential primary by storm, but his...

CPAC Florida: Al Cardenas Talks Romney, Perry (VIDEO)

Posted 09.23.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO -- Al Cardenas, a veteran Republican official who chairs the group hosting the massive conservative conference here Friday, said Texas Gov. Ri...

Florida Republicans Express Concern, Anger About Rick Perry's 2012 Candidacy

Posted 09.24.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO - Ken Johnson came here to see Texas Gov. Rick Perry speak to Republican activists Saturday morning for one reason. "It's a free breakfast,...

Lenny Curry, New Florida GOP Chairman: Electability 'Matters' In Presidential Primary (VIDEO)

Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

ORLANDO -- The new chairman of the Florida Republican Party said voters in the Sunshine state are paying close attention to which GOP presidential nom...

Perry Attacks On Romney Book Changes Are Misleading But Effective

Posted 09.26.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry has finally found a consistent line of attack against Mitt Romney. The Texas governor's presidential campaign has gone af...