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Entries by Jon Ward from 12/2011

Newt Gingrich Invokes Ronald Reagan In Addressing Palestinian 'Invented People' Remarks (VIDEO)

Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

At Saturday night's Republican presidential debate, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich went back and forth over Gingrich's comment that the Palestinians ar...

Newt Gingrich Threat To Mitt Romney Rises After Iowa Debate

Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney is now officially in trouble. The former Massachusetts governor, who has been the leading Republican presidential candida...

Mitt Romney, Ron Paul Launch Fresh Attacks On Newt Gingrich

Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich was hit with new criticisms from two of his opponents for the Republican presidential nomination Monday, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt ...

Newt Gingrich Gets A Last Go-Around In Final Pre-Caucus Debate

Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Newt Gingrich swaggers into the final Republican primary debate before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses still leading in the polls, but t...

Newt Gingrich Labels Romney A Negative Campaigner

Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

FORT DODGE, Iowa -- Newt Gingrich is trying to turn Mitt Romney's attacks back on him by labeling the former Massachusetts governor a negative campaig...

GOP Candidates Avoid Fireworks In Final Debate Before Iowa Caucuses

Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- No knockout punches. No game changers. No bloody corpses. The final Republican presidential primary debate before the Jan. 3 Io...

Ron Paul's Iran Comments Raise Questions About His Iowa Surge

Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- After Thursday night's GOP presidential primary debate, an influential Iowa Republican leaned over to a reporter for The Huffingto...

Michele Bachmann Calls President Of Iran A 'Hater'

Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

During her stop in Estherville, Iowa, Bachmann responded to Ron Paul's accusation on the Jay Leno show last night that she "hates Muslims." "I don'...

Rick Perry: Mitt Romney Is 'Part Of Wall Street'

Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry took a shot at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's previous career in private equity, saying his rival i...

Michele Bachmann Woos Iowa Voters With Video, Social Media

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

EMMETSBURG, Iowa -- Michele Bachmann entered the Pizza Ranch, a ubiquitous chain in Iowa, here Saturday afternoon, shook a few hands, and then went be...

Gingrich Deflation Puts Iowa Conservatives Back At Square One

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

FORT DODGE, Iowa -- As Newt Gingrich falls back to earth -- under assault from his primary rivals, Iowa pastors and the conservative establishment -- ...

Rick Perry's Clumsy Populist Attack On Mitt Romney

Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Rick Perry's swipe at Mitt Romney's private equity career Saturday was delivered with the precision of a mallet. Perry lumped toge...

Newt Gingrich To Launch 44-City Iowa Bus Tour To Rebut 'Reprehensible' Attacks

Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Newt Gingrich accused his Republican primary opponents of "reprehensible behavior" for running TV ads attacking him and his record,...

Newt Gingrich Supporter Begs Him To Be 'Humble'

Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

MOUNT PLEASANT, Iowa - A 31-year old Iowan woman on Tuesday approached Newt Gingrich after a campaign event here and pleaded with him not to be "arrog...

Newt Gingrich Rips Mitt Romney For Being 'Purely Dishonest'

Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

OTTUMWA, Iowa -- Newt Gingrich on Tuesday tore into Mitt Romney for saying he has no control over a pro-Romney super PAC, which has blanketed the air ...

Republican Primary Race Set For 'Rubicon Of Downtime' Beyond Iowa, Other January Contests

Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

OSKALOOSA, Iowa -- Even before news leaked out Sunday that Newt Gingrich's campaign is having trouble gathering enough signatures to get the candidate...

Newt Gingrich's 'Positive' Campaign Takes On Increasingly Angry Tone

Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Newt Gingrich is staying positive. Really. The former House speaker from Georgia, who cannot compete with Mitt Romney's campaig...

Mitt Romney's Flip Flops, Finances Criticized By DNC Ahead Of Iowa Caucuses

Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

The Democratic National Committee's Iowa surrogates have sent out some strong talking points with which they intend to go after Mitt Romney during the...

Mitt Romney Campaign Deploys Heavy Hitter Surrogates In Iowa

Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign has executed most of its plays in the Republican primary in a way that reveal forethought and strategic planning, and the way t...

Mitt Romney Poised To Do Well In Iowa Caucus

Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

As millions of Americans turn their full attention to the Republican presidential primary for the first time, there are two competing choruses with se...

Mitt Romney Takes Iowa Lead In New CNN Poll

Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

CLINTON, Iowa -- A new poll of Iowa voters shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney surging to the lead in the Hawkeye State as former House Speake...

Michele Bachmann's Iowa Chairman Kent Sorenson Abandons Her For Ron Paul

Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) accused her former Iowa campaign chairman of accepting money to jump ship to support Rep. Ron Paul...

Mitt Romney In Iowa: 'Why Don't We Just Caucus Right Now?'

Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

NORTH LIBERTY, Iowa -- Mitt Romney wrapped up the last of three events in Iowa Wednesday by permitting himself a rare moment of giddiness. "This is...

Ron Paul Ad Defending Candidate Against Racist Charges Released (VIDEO)

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

The super PAC supporting Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in his presidential campaign released a powerful 2-minute web ad this morning designed to hit back at...

Mitt Romney's Pre-Iowa Caucus Schedule Announced: All In On Iowa

Posted 12.29.2011 | Politics

MASON CITY, Iowa -- It's official. Mitt Romney is all in in Iowa. The Romney campaign announced the former Massachusetts governor's schedule throug...