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Entries by Jon Ward from 01/2012

Mitt Romney Campaign Exudes Confidence As Iowa Caucuses Draw Near

Posted 01.01.2012 | Politics

COUNCIL BLUFFS, Iowa -- If it wasn't Mitt Romney, you might call it swagger. This is something different. The hair is still perfect. His shirts are...

Mitt Romney Consolidates Support, But Faces Enthusiasm Challenge

Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DAVENPORT, Iowa -- Witness the risk of giving too much weight to any one interview with a voter in Iowa. On one side of the room here at the first ...

Romney's Iowa Bus Tour Ends With Attack Of President Obama

Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

MARION, Iowa -- Mitt Romney hit the gas Monday on his effort to try to win Iowa and put himself in position to clinch the Republican nomination for pr...

Iowa Caucus Results Raise Hopes, Stakes For Rick Santorum

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- Rick Santorum zoomed out of virtual obscurity in Iowa in a matter of weeks and surprised many observers by virtually tying Mitt Ro...

Mitt Romney's First New Hampshire Event Post-Iowa Throws Cold Water On Celebratory Mood

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- The morning after his victory in Iowa, Mitt Romney's first event here in the state where he enjoys a huge home-field advantage off...

Evangelicals Consider Pushing Gingrich, Perry To Drop Out And Back Santorum

Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A prominent evangelical Christian said Friday that if Rick Santorum continues to surge in the polls and does well in New Hampshire and S...

Rick Santorum Not Worried By Focus On Social Issues

Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

HOLLIS, N.H. -- Rick Santorum arrived at a town hall meeting here Saturday afternoon to see at least a hundred people milling around outside the red L...

Republican Debate Best Moments: Romney Gets Off Easy, Huntsman Talks Mandarin, Paul Provokes

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Nothing much changed during the New Hampshire debate Saturday night, especially since former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney went co...

Jon Huntsman: Country 'Divided Because Of Attitudes Like' Romney's

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

Jon Huntsman finally scored some points, and Mitt Romney didn't exactly make himself look great while disparaging Huntsman's time as U.S. Ambassador t...

Republican Debate Sunday Serves Up More Fireworks But No Game-Changers

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- The Republican presidential candidates came alive Sunday morning during their second debate in 12 hours, trading verbal blows and tak...

Mitt Romney's Massachusetts Roots Downplayed By His Campaign, Dismissed By Democrats

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Mitt Romney is the latest in a lengthy line of Massachusetts politicians who have tried to become the first president since John F...

Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney Spar In New Hampshire

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

KEENE, N.H. -- Jon Huntsman said Sunday night that Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney puts "politics first," as his campaign moved to hig...

Mitt Romney: Election Will Be 'A Battle About Describing My Heart'

Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

NASHUA, N.H. -- Mitt Romney said Monday that his success in the GOP presidential primary -- and perhaps in the general election -- will hinge on his a...

Santorum Wasted Time In 'Dead Ground' Of New Hampshire, Says Evangelical Leader

Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- A prominent Southern Baptist leader who has voiced support for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum knocked the former ...

Rush Limbaugh: Newt Gingrich 'Sounds Like Elizabeth Warren'

Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh went nuclear on Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday, layin...

South Carolina Primary Holds 'Bloody Mess' For Mitt Romney After Big New Hampshire Win

Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- After a solid win in the Granite State, and signs that attacks on his business career may be backfiring, Mitt Romney should be on ...

Newt Gingrich: I Didn't Admit Attacking Mitt Romney On Bain Capital Was A Mistake

Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich seemed to admit Wednesday that he went to far attacking frontrunner Mitt Romney's career in the privat...

Bad Newt Wins: Gingrich's Attacks On Romney Reinforce 'Erratic' Image

Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the peak of Newt Gingrich's surge in the polls in early December, the former House speaker answered a question about his past mistake...

Pro-Gingrich Super PAC Airs Ads Attacking Romney's Business Career (VIDEO)

Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich began airing TV and radio ads Thursday attacking Mitt Romney for his career in the private equity ...

Sheldon Adelson, Gingrich Funder, Distances Himself From Attacks On Romney

Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A source close to wealthy donor Sheldon Adelson, who is under fire for giving $5 million to a pro-Newt Gingrich super PAC that began run...

Tim LaHaye, 'Left Behind' Author, Endorses Gingrich, Says Jerry Falwell Backs Newt From Grave (UPDATE)

Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- South Carolina presidential primaries are always interesting, and on Friday, Newt Gingrich's campaign touted a new endorsement that cert...

Newt Gingrich: Film Attacking Romney's Bain Career Should Be Edited Or Taken Down

Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich has called on a pro-Gingrich super PAC to edit a 28-minute film attacking Mitt Romney to "remove inaccuracies" and asked R...

Mitt Romney's Hispanic Voter 'Damage' Makes The Fix-It List

Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In a campaign appearance on Monday in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney was asked how to woo voters to the Republican party and to his candidac...

Pro-Newt Gingrich Super PAC Sends Letter To Mitt Romney

Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich sent a letter late Friday to Mitt Romney, asking him to disclose information about his past employm...

Social Conservatives Squabble Over Winner Of Texas Meeting Vote

Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Discord among social conservative leaders about which Republican presidential candidate to back reached a new low Monday, as opp...