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Entries by Jon Ward from 02/2012

Newt Gingrich Not Quite The Life Of The Tea Party

Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Is Newt Gingrich the Tea Party candidate? The former House Speaker (R-Ga.) won 45 percent of the vote from Florida voters who "stro...

Mitt Romney Campaign Attacks Rick Santorum's Record Ahead Of Primaries

Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum is suddenly getting a lot of attention from Mitt Romney's presidential campaign, a sign that they expect him to do well on...

Newt Gingrich Will Need High-Profile Speech To Surge In February

Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich might not get to debate again until Feb. 22, but he won't be totally deprived of high-profile opportunities before then to...

Mitt Romney Attacked For Massachusetts Emergency Contraception Decision

Posted 02.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Catholic Church expressed outrage against the White House in recent days for a health care mandate they say violates their consci...

Rick Santorum Sweeps Colorado, Missouri, Minnesota, Embarrassing Romney

Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was a very bad night for Mitt Romney Tuesday, no matter which way you sliced it, another harsh blow undermining his argument that he ...

Rick Santorum Sweeps Colorado, Missouri, Minnesota, Embarrassing Romney

Posted 02.08.2012 | AOL
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WASHINGTON -- It was a very bad night for Mitt Romney Tuesday, no matter which way you sliced it, another harsh blow undermining his argument that he ...

CPAC Straw Poll Changes Hurt Ron Paul's Hat-Trick Chances

Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The organizers of a major conservative conference here over the next three days are trying to widen participation in a straw poll, a not...

Mitt Romney's Struggles Take Republican Angst To New Heights

Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The angst within the Republican Party about Mitt Romney's candidacy has risen to such levels that some of the most experienced, influent...

Rick Santorum Gets Rock Star Treatment At CPAC, Goes Hard After Mitt Romney

Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - When Rick Santorum walked on stage here at CPAC, the annual confab for conservative activists, the massive hall was packed to the gills, ...

Mitt Romney Tells CPAC He's Lived Conservatism, Not Just Talked About It

Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney gave one of the most important speeches during his second turn as a presidential candidate on Friday at CPAC, and instead of ...

Newt Gingrich CPAC Speech: 'Teach The Republican Establishment A Lesson'

Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich talked for more than 30 minutes near the end of the day Friday at the annual CPAC conference, and spent most of his time r...

Mitt Romney's Strategy To Sideline Rick Santorum: A Steady Rebuild And A Slow Burn

Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's response to his most difficult challenge yet as a presidential candidate is slowly emerging as a cautious, multi-step proc...

Rick Santorum: 'If Government Is Going To Get Smaller, Then People Have To Get Bigger'

Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum is trying to bring back a version of George W. Bush's compassionate conservatism, with one major difference: very little t...

Mitt Romney Campaign Says Rick Santorum Looks A Lot Like Gingrich

Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign ratcheted up its attacks on Rick Santorum Tuesday morning, one week before voters go to the polls in Michigan's R...

Mitt Romney Tax Reform Plan An Attempt To Regain Momentum

Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney will release the details of a new tax reform plan on Wednesday, his campaign told The Huffington Post, as he tries to make u...

Mitt Romney Says Spending Cuts Hurt Economic Growth

Posted 02.21.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney stepped on his message a bit Tuesday, and on attempts to draw attention to a forthcoming tax reform plan, by saying that spending cuts can...

Rand Paul For Vice President? 'Of Course He Would Be Honored'

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

Comments by Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) that he would be "honored" to be considered for vice president if Mitt Romney is the GOP nominee set off an instant...

Chris Christie's High Profile Absence From Mitt Romney Campaign Keeps Speculation Alive

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- You might say that if New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie wanted to discourage speculation that he'll make a surprise entry into the Republican...

Romney Backer: Santorum Satan Comment Reinforces 'Big Brother' Image

Posted 02.22.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum was bedeviled for the second day in a row Wednesday by comments he made four years ago about Satan. "Our presidents in the past have ...

Rick Perry Campaign Snipes Target Former Bush Aide

Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Most unsuccessful political campaigns involve some measure of finger-pointing after they end. In Rick Perry's case, the back-stabbing be...

George W. Bush Still A Drag On Rick Santorum's Prospects

Posted 02.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - In 2006, Rick Santorum was decisively tossed out of his Senate seat in Pennsylvania by 18 points, in a wave election where Democrats romp...

Santorum Swings Hard At Romney, Says His Team Is 'All Democrats'

Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- As his lead in the polls slips ahead of Tuesday's crucial primary election in Michigan, Rick Santorum is ratcheting up his attacks on ...

Rick Santorum Ad Says Romney 'Did Nothing For Michigan Workers'

Posted 02.24.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum's campaign came out Friday morning with a new ad hitting Mitt Romney for opposing the auto bailout in late 2008, ignoring the fact that ...

Sarah Palin Aide Says She Was Joking About Divorce

Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics

An aide to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin emailed The Huffington Post Saturday to say that Palin was joking when she mentioned the prospect of divorci...

Mitch Daniels: Mitt Romney's Proposals 'Head In The Right Direction'

Posted 02.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) rolled his eyes Saturday when asked about the press coverage of Mitt Romney's speech at Ford Field in Det...