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2012 Gop Primary

Cable News Networks' Live Coverage Of Iowa Caucuses

Posted 01.03.2012 | Media

Cable news networks have devoted a considerable amount of time and resources to coverage of the 2012 Iowa caucuses. The networks will each air a 3-hou...

Christina Wilkie

Bachmann Plays The Gender Card

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Four of Rep. Michele Bachmann's (R-Minn.) five biological children joined the candidate and her husband, Marcus Bachmann, in Iowa on Tue...

Bachmann Picks Up Tea Party 'Support,' Not Endorsement

Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

Tea Party Express will "support" Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann's campaign for president, the group announced Monday. But that's not a full-fledged e...

Elise Foley

Paul Or Nothing: Older Voters Come Out For Ron Paul

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- Ron Paul proved he could draw crowds of college students. Now he's going for their grandparents. On an eight-city tour of eas...

Gingrich Gets Profanity Thrown In His Face

Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich got a piece of one voter's mind Tuesday at a grocery store campaign stop in Iowa. "You know something?" T...

Sarah Palin Teases Presidential Run

Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin rekindled speculation about her 2012 plans Monday, offering a teasing response to a question about whether she or anybo...

Elise Foley

Pro-Romney Ad Attacking Gingrich Sticks In The Minds Of Iowa Voters

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

CLEAR LAKE, Iowa -- If Iowa voters are thinking about Newt Gingrich these days, there's a good chance that one word in particular is coming to mind. ...

Elise Foley

The Second Tier Makes Its Final Pitch

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- In the final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, the candidates who are mired in second-tier status tried as bes...

Elise Foley

Out In The Cold: Rick Santorum Says Cut Heating Assistance, Unemployment Benefits

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

HOLSTEIN, Iowa -- Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum said on Thursday he would end federal assistance for heating bills and cut down on une...

Behind The Tea Party's Electoral Evolution

Reuters | Nick Carey | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

Interviews with activists across 20 U.S. states indicate that Tea Party groups, far from fading, have evolved into an increasingly sophisticated and e...

Elise Foley

Newt Gingrich In 2006: Government Shouldn't Protect Undocumented Workers From Wage Theft

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Long before he was a GOP presidential candidate, Newt Gingrich knocked the Bush administration for its effort to ensure all workers -- r...

Elise Foley

Ron Paul's Gingrich Attack Ad Cites Phony Figures

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

Ron Paul's new ad attacking Newt Gingrich exaggerates Gingrich's net worth when he left Congress in 1998. The ad, released Sunday, calls Gingrich...

Elise Foley

Why Was This Journalist And Activist Kicked Out Of A Romney Event?

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.09.2011 | Latino Voices

Journalist-turned-activist Jose Antonio Vargas was escorted by police from a Mitt Romney media event on Friday, after he attempted to ask a question a...

Elise Foley

GOP Candidate: Occupy Protesters Want Others To 'Pay For Their Stuff'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann doubled down on Sunday on her criticism of Occupy Wall Street, saying the movement is...

Elise Foley

GOP Candidates Say Cain Departure Will Help Them

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential hopefuls Michele Bachmann and Ron Paul reacted Sunday to fellow candidate Herman Cain suspending his campaign, each say...

Elise Foley

Newt Gingrich Pledges To Build Up Border Security

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.01.2011 | Politics

As other candidates attack him for being too soft on unauthorized immigration, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich signed a pledge on Thur...

Florida Moves To Control GOP Primary's Make-Or-Break Moment

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida's GOP presidential primary will be a winner-take-all contest. The Republican National Committee has signed off on a pl...

The Birther Issue: Where The GOP Presidential Candidates Stand

Posted 12.25.2011 | Politics

The issue of President Barack Obama's citizenship has been largely absent from the 2012 Republican primary ever since Donald Trump dropped out of the ...

GOP Candidates Eye Slashing Court Power

AP | MARK SHERMAN | Posted 12.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Most of the Republican presidential candidates want to wipe away lifetime tenure for federal judges, cut the budgets of courts that...

Bombs Starting To Fly In GOP Primary

AP | KASIE HUNT and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS — Talk about nasty. The bitter, face-to-face sniping at this week's Republican debate was just a prelude to the coming weeks as Mitt ...

Herman Cain: 'This Will Probably Get Me In Trouble'

Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain is giving more insight into who might surround him for his 2012 run. In an interview on Wednesday's "Steve ...

Jon Ward

Perry Faces Tough Questions From Cautious Iowa Conservatives

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

SPENCER, Iowa -- It was a good day in the Hawkeye State for Rick Perry, but he'll need a lot more like it to climb his way back to the top slot among ...

With GOP Primary Field Set, Voters Weigh Their Options

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The GOP presidential field apparently set, Republican primary voters are likely facing a choice between an experienced, establishme...

Joshua Hersh

Will U.S. Position On Israel Have 2012 Staying Power?

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK -- When former New York Mayor and life-long Democrat Ed Koch endorsed a Republican for the congressional seat vacated by Anthony Weiner, he w...

Jon Huntsman Blasts Rick Perry Over Evolution, Climate Change, Ben Bernanke Comments

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is pounding away at rival Rick Perry's skepticism of manmade global warming...