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Entries by Jon Ward from 11/2011

Romney's Mormonism To Be A Bigger Issue In The General Election, Say Evangelicals

Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The loudest objections to Mitt Romney's Mormonism have not yet been raised, according to evangelical leaders and conservatives. One m...

Cain Adviser Accepts Perry Aide's Denial Of Sexual Harassment Story Leak [UPDATE]

Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain's chief of staff said on Thursday that he accepted the explanation of a Rick Perry adviser who denied charges from the Cain ...

Mitt Romney Moves To Embrace Paul Ryan Medicare Plan [UPDATE]

Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney proposed overhauling Medicare to allow beneficiaries to enroll in private health care plan...

Mitt Romney Shows Rick Perry How A Stealth Embrace Of Medicare Overhaul Is Done

Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has out-maneuvered Rick Perry in the effort to surreptitiously embrace an overhaul of Medicare reform -- a top goal of conse...

Rick Perry Says U.S. Should Have Done More To Overthrow Iranian Government In 2009

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry said Tuesday that President Obama should have done more in 2009 to aid protests by the Iran...

Mitt Romney Insists He 'Was Frankly Right' On Auto Bailout Stance

Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has made a very simple argument about his controversial stance regarding the auto bailouts of 2008 and 2009: He was right al...

Detroit Debate: Tests for Romney And Perry, Opportunity For Gingrich

Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

ROCHESTER, Mich. -- The Republican primary debate in Motor City Wednesday night is the first one after a break of more than three weeks for the GOP ca...

Rick Perry Jeopardizes Campaign With 'The Stumble'

Posted 11.09.2011 | Politics

ROCHESTER, Mich. -- It's rare that a politician evokes pity, but in 55 seconds during Wednesday night's presidential debate, Rick Perry managed it. ...

Rick Perry Meltdown Leaves Mitt Romney Alone At The Top

Posted 11.10.2011 | Politics

DETROIT -- What now? That is the question hanging over the Republican presidential primary, after Rick Perry's Motor City meltdown. Perry's epic br...

New Book Says Newt Gingrich 'Bought Off' His Wife To Stay In The Race

Posted 11.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A new e-book on the 2012 election released Friday says that Republican candidate Newt Gingrich went on an ill-timed cruise to Greece thi...

Rick Perry Fights To Stay Relevant In Iowa

Posted 11.14.2011 | Politics

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Even before Rick Perry spoke about getting "off the mat" Monday night to roughly 300 Republicans here on the eastern border of Iowa...

Herman Cain: Wife Gloria 'Didn't Give Me Any Grief' Over Fox News Interview

Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

DUBUQUE, Iowa -- Herman Cain told The Huffington Post Tuesday that his wife, Gloria, did not have any problem with doing a TV interview the previous d...

Newt Gingrich Denies Freddie Mac Accusations, Says 'Random Strange Person' Attacking His Marriage

Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

MASON CITY, IOWA -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday denied reports that his $300,000 contract with Freddie Mac in 2006 was ...

Iowa Governor Warns Mitt Romney That Voters May 'Punish Him' For Lackluster Effort

Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

NASHUA, Iowa -- Iowa Gov. Terry Branstad on Tuesday said he has warned advisers to Mitt Romney that if the Republican presidential candidate does not ...

Rick Santorum Waits His Turn To Ride The GOP Primary Carousel

Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

ANAMOSA, Iowa -- The only Republican presidential candidate yet to have his moment in the spotlight could not tear away from an elderly woman on Wedne...

Romney Campaign Accuses Deval Patrick Of Doing 'Dirty Tricks' For Obama

Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign manager lashed out Thursday at a top adviser to Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrick for providing embarrassing infor...

Obama 2012 Campaign Chief Confident That Latino Support Will Hold Up In 2012

Posted 11.17.2011 | Politics

CHICAGO -- The man tasked with running President Obama's reelection campaign looked to be handling the pressure of such a big job rather well on a rec...

Newt Gingrich Closing On Romney In New Hampshire, Poll Shows

Posted 11.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's gargantuan lead over the Republican primary field in his strongest state, New Hampshire, has vanished in the blink of an e...

Gingrich Prepares Romney Critique, Says Mandate Leads To 'Socialized Medicine'

Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich took a subtle shot at primary frontrunner Mitt Romney on Monday, arguing that health care...

Obama Campaign Blasts Romney's First TV Ad As 'Deceitful'

Posted 11.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's first TV ad of the 2012 presidential campaign sparked immediate denunciations Monday night from President Obama's reelecti...

Mitt Romney's Iran Critique Key To GOP Candidate's Foreign Policy Strategy Against Obama

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

The Republican Party is divided like never before on the issue of U.S. foreign policy, with rifts over foreign engagement, Pentagon budgeting and the ...

Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich Talk Nuclear Weapons, Military Action Against Iran (VIDEO)

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney said his first trip, if he is president, will be to Israel, "to show the world we care about that country and that region." Romney did ...

Mitt Romney's Immigration Stance Now Clear: Pressure Undocumented To Leave The Country

Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's evolution into a full-fledged immigration hawk is complete. The Republican presidential candidate's comments this week...

Mitt Romney Needs Early 2012 Knockout To Avoid Extended GOP Primary

Posted 11.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The first two months of 2012 represent Mitt Romney's best chance to deliver a knockout blow in the Republican presidential primary. I...

Newt Gingrich Moves To Shore Up Immigration Credentials

Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich blasted President Barack Obama in a press release Monday for allowing the Department of Justice to bring a lawsuit ...