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Entries by Sam Stein from 01/2012

Ron Paul Opposed Government Aid For Asian Tsunami Victims

Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

Rep. Ron Paul's cross-party appeal rests not just on a strand of foreign policy that's utterly distinctive among the Republican candidates, but also o...

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum First Clashed Over Catholic Church Child Abuse Scandal

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

The political theatrics between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum have, so far, been kept to a minimum,...

Jon Huntsman: Mitt Romney Would Be An Agent For The Big Banks

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

LEBANON, N.H. -- Hoping to establish a competitive position once the Republican presidential primary contest shifts its focus from Iowa to New Hampshi...

Jon Huntsman: I'm A 'High-Growth Stock'

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- With the political world inexorably focused on the whims of the 120,000 Iowans who caucused on Tuesday night, another candidate wa...

Newt Gingrich To New Hampshire: Jefferson, Washington Would Have Cracked Down On Pot

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- If Newt Gingrich needed a reminder that he wasn't in Iowa anymore, it came rather quickly during his first appearance here Wednesday,...

Mitt Romney Is 'Still The 25 Percent Man,' Says David Axelrod

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- President Barack Obama's reelection campaign sought to spin the results of the Iowa caucuses Wednesday, arguing in a conference call ...

Jon Huntsman Backer Tom Ridge Sets High Bar For Mitt Romney In New Hampshire

Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Political observers and staff members for presidential campaigns almost unanimously expect former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney t...

Super PAC Disclosure Requirements Hot Topic Of Conversation Among GOP Candidates

Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

TILTON, N.H. -- The rapid rise and far-reaching impact of super PACs -- the well-financed non-party groups that helped carry former Massachusetts Gov....

New Hampshire Primary: GOP Candidates Enter Political Disneyland

Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- The cozy conservative confines of the Iowa caucuses have given way to an unpredictable and often unruly New Hampshire primary, where ...

Jon Huntsman Grabs Major Newspaper Endorsement

Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

Jon Huntsman's presidential campaign received a major boost on Thursday evening when the former Utah governor received the endorsement of the Boston G...

Iowa Caucus 2012 Results: Vote-Counter Says Mistake Gave Mitt Romney 20 Extra Votes [UPDATED]

Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

WINDHAM, N.H. -- Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum said he was "not surprised to hear" that the vote total for ex-Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney may have...

Jon Huntsman Denounces Nasty, Jingoistic Video Allegedly Made By Ron Paul Supporters (VIDEO)

Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- A relatively timid Republican primary -- as personal attack ads go -- took a turn for the vile on Thursday evening when a group of Ro...

'The Obamas': Book Reveals Friction Between Rahm Emanuel, Michelle Obama (UPDATE)

Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Then-White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel offered his resignation to President Barack Obama in the winter of 2010 after a series of columns appeare...

Epic Rahm Emanuel Eruption Detailed In New Book, 'The Obamas'

Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Jodi Kantor's new book on the burdens placed on President Barack Obama and his marriage during his first years in office is replete with colorful anec...

White House Reacts Swiftly, Dismissively To New Book, 'The Obamas'

Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

Jodi Kantor's detailed new book on the first family has already drawn strong pushback from the Obama administration. White House spokesman Eric Schult...

Rick Santorum Accuses Obama Of 'Hubris' And 'Snobbery' For Wanting All U.S. Kids To Attend College

Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

The most animated exchange of former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum's Saturday morning event in Manchester, N.H. came when he called out President Ob...

Republican Debate: 'Mitt's Gonna Need To Wear A Flak Jacket Tonight' In New Hampshire

Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- With precious few days remaining before the New Hampshire primary, and a growing expectation that Mitt Romney will run away with t...

Mitt Romney, GOP Frontrunner, Benefits From Toothless Competition

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- What was supposed to be a Bataan death march of a debate for Mitt Romney on Saturday turned into something of a cakewalk, as none ...

Newt Gingrich Slams Mitt Romney For 'Pious Baloney' In New Hampshire 2012 GOP Debate

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney spent the first part of Sunday's GOP debate arguing -- rather unbelievably -- that he's a reluctant politician who never really planned a ...

Mitt Romney's New Hampshire Support Slips, But Time's On His Side

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- Mitt Romney's stranglehold on the New Hampshire primary is slipping slightly, according to a tracking poll of Granite State voters. B...

Mitt Romney Campaign Disavows Pro-Gay Rights Flyer From 2002

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, NH -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign on Sunday disavowed a flyer that claimed he supported "equal rights" for gay citizens and has long ...

Mitt Romney Faces Criticism From Fellow Candidates Over Pink Slip, Firing Comments

Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- In the span of 24 hours, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney has gone from saying he worried, in the past, about being laid ...

Mitt Romney's Former Intern Directly Contradicts Campaign On Gay-Rights Flyer

Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

NASHUA, N.H. -- A former intern to Mitt Romney publicly stated on Monday that as a candidate for governor in 2002, the Massachusetts Republican did au...

Jon Huntsman, Self-Described 'Shameless Salesman,' Talks Of Trust

Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

EXETER, N.H. -- It ended where it began. Months after he launched his presidential candidacy in Exeter, N.H., former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman returned t...

Mitt Romney's Bain Pitches Outsourcing Acumen On Website

Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Mitt Romney's calculation that under his stewardship, the private equity firm Bain Capital helped create more than 100,000 jobs ha...