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Entries by Ryan Grim from 01/2012

Iowa Caucus Yard Signs: The Dog That Isn't Barking

Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES -- According to the GOP's publicly available election schedule, there is a presidential caucus here on Tuesday. You wouldn't know it from l...

Ron Paul Begins Iowa Barnstorm With Packed Rally

Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES – Ron Paul organizers took down a wall in their Marriott Ballroom Monday to accommodate an overflowing crowd of supporters on the eve of ...

Iowa Caucus 2012: Republican Voters Divide Into Business, Christian, Libertarian Camps

Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On the day before the Iowa caucuses, Republican voters here remain fractured. Instead of rallying around a consensus candidate, vo...

Iowa Caucus 2012: Party Divided In Final Stretch

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- On the day before the Iowa caucuses, Republican voters here remain fractured. Instead of rallying around a consensus candidate, vo...

Iowa Caucus Results: Ron Paul Vows 'We Will Go On'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

ANKENY, Iowa -- Rep. Ron Paul is not going away. The Texas Republican who speaks for the party's libertarian wing is projected to finish third, da...

Mitt Romney: It Pains Me To Fire You (VIDEO)

Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney said Saturday night that it pains him to fire workers in order to make a company more profitable, responding to criticism from Newt Gingri...

Jon Huntsman On Afghanistan: 'I Want To Get Out Fast'

Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jon Huntsman wants U.S. forces out of Afghanistan "fast," he said in an interview aired on National Public Radio Monday morning, when as...

New Hampshire Primary Election 2012: Battered Mitt Romney Stumbles Toward Win

Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Today couldn't have come fast enough for Mitt Romney. The former Massachusetts governor's strategy to lie low while his opponents ...

New Hampshire Primary Results: Ron Paul Comes In Second

Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

With a projected second place finish in New Hampshire, Rep. Ron Paul's (R-Texas) campaign for the GOP nomination continues to outperform his 2008 bid,...

Rick Ross, '80s Crack Kingpin, Would Rather Have Sold Pot

Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A leading distributor of crack cocaine in the 1980s would have preferred to have been a pot dealer, but was unable to find enough supply...

Elizabeth Warren Money Bomb To Coincide With Scott Brown Event

Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

Elizabeth Warren is looking to use the momentum from her eye-popping fourth quarter fundraising haul to launch her first money bomb. The event -- a co...

Elizabeth Warren Money Bomb Pulls In Over $100,000 In First Weekend

Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Elizabeth Warren's money bomb has pulled in pledges of more than $100,000 in the course of a weekend, according to the campaign, with fo...

Mitt Romney Income Tax Records Challenged By Rick Perry (VIDEO)

Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Rick Perry on Monday joined Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich in calling for Mitt Romney to release his tax returns quickly, so that voters can find out...

Rick Santorum Blasts Mitt Romney Over Voting Rights For Felons In 2012 South Carolina GOP Debate

Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum schooled Mitt Romney in classic Santorum fashion during the GOP debate in South Carolina Monday night, drawing him in and pouncing. A su...

Mitt Romney Defends Bain Capital Tenure, Tries Out 'Crony Capitalism' Charge (VIDEO)

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney gave a sneak preview of a defense he plans to use against President Obama when it comes to the former governor's tenure at Bain Capital, a...

SOPA Question Presented To Candidates At Republican Debate (VIDEO)

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

In a sign of just how dramatically public opinion has swung against the Internet anti-piracy legislation up for a vote next week in the Senate, all fo...

Rick Santorum Law License Suspended

Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Thursday night, Rick Santorum told a debate audience that he does his own taxes. He's not as diligent when it comes to bar dues: The ...

S.C. Primary: Mitt Romney Hands Out Panera Treats

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

With little left to do until polls open in South Carolina on Saturday, Mitt Romney decided to cap his campaign by handing out goodies from Panera Brea...

S.C. Primary: Newt Gingrich Looks To 'Make History'

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

NORTH CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Newt Gingrich is feeling it. Having slugged his way to the lead for the second time, the former House speaker spies victory ...

S.C. Primary Results: Mitt Romney Faces Enthusiasm Problem

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Mitt Romney does manage to limp to the nomination sometime this spring or summer, the former Massachusetts governor may face an enthu...

Newt Gingrich Admits He Hired Experts To Help Avoid Lobbyist Registration (VIDEO)

Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich tangled Monday night over whether the former House speaker engaged in "influence peddling," was a citizen publicly advoc...

Newt Gingrich Health Policy Company Worked Mostly On State Level, Consultant Says

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The consultant Newt Gingrich hired to advise his health policy company on how to avoid registering its employees and executives as lobby...

Congress Insider Trading Bill Backed By Harry Reid

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) said Tuesday night he would support legislation to end insider trading among members of Congr...

STOCK Act: Insider Trading Bill To Receive Senate Vote Next Week [UPDATE]

Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A Senate bill banning the trading of corporate stocks by members of Congress based on nonpublic political information will see a vote ne...

Mitt Romney's Struggle With Truth Continues

Posted 01.26.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's inexplicable compulsion to fudge facts continued in Thursday's debate, threatening to undermine his credibility over the long term. Romn...