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Thompson: States Should Have The Freedom To Institute Gay Marriage

Huffington Post | Nicholas Graham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Senator Fred Thompson (R) is campaigning for the Republican presidential nomination as the "authentic conservative." He was widely hailed as t...

Marc Cooper

Monday Morning Read: The Fred Fizzle

HuffingtonPost.com | Marc Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Fred Thompson galvanizes the California fringe while his national campaign threatens to go up in smoke -- quite literally.

High-Flying Ex-Con Steps Down From Thompson Campaign

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Following revelations that an adviser and top fundraiser to Fred Thompson's presidential campaign had a history as a drug dealer, bookie and reluctant...

Thompson's High-Flying Adviser Has Drug Dealing Past

Washington Post | Matthew Mosk | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Fred D. Thompson has been crisscrossing the country since early this summer on a private jet lent to him by a busine...

Thompson Defends Fundraiser With Criminal Record

Washington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Fred D. Thompson said yesterday that he wishes one of his key fundraisers had told him earlier about past drug traff...

Thompson Says He Disagrees With Bush's "Korea Model" For Iraq

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican Fred Thompson warned Saturday that suggestions the U.S. could maintain a long-term presence in Iraq "would not be a good development," and ...

Thompson At 5 Percent In NH Poll, Behind Ron Paul

Union Leader | John DiStaso | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

St. Anselm College's Institute of Politics will release a new poll today, completed by SRBI Research in New York City, showing that Clinton and Romney...

Fred Thompson Vs. The Moonshiners

Los Angeles Times | Joe Mathews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The case appeared to be open and shut. The county sheriff had been caught selling an illegal whiskey still from the back of the county jail. The buye...

Thompson: Iraqi Insurgents "A Bunch Of Kids With IEDs"

CNN | Peter Hamby | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At a campaign stop in South Carolina Wednesday, Fred Thompson said that the Iraqi insurgency is made up of "a bunch of kids with improvised explosive ...

Thompson Backs Off Nixon-Era Critique Of Government Power

ABC News | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In 1974, the Nashville Tennessean quoted a 31-year-old lawyer named Fred Thompson -- the chief GOP counsel on the Senate Watergate Committee -- saying...

Huckabee, Romney, Thompson Get Blessing Of Religious Right At Secretive Gathering

New York Times | Michael Luo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A meeting of some 60 top Christian conservative leaders on Sunday after a two-day Values Voter Summit ended with members of the group on their knees p...

3 Against 1

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Republican rivals Fred Thompson, Mitt Romney and John McCain sought on Friday to become the favorite of anxious social conservatives, each suggesting ...

New Hampshire Asks: Where's Fred?

AP | Phillip Elliott | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney was in Michigan, Colorado, Arizona and Nevada and then went back to Michigan. Rudy Giuliani visited Florida, Michigan, South Carolina, Ala...

Demolition Derby

AP | Libby Quaid | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Front-runners Rudy Giuliani and Mitt Romney were forced to defend their conservative credentials by their campaign rivals Sunday night in the sharpes...

New Poll: Fred Thompson's Support Fading

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fred Thompson got into the Republican race with great expectations. And sure enough, just after he got in last month, polling showed Thompson and Rudy...

Thompson Social Security Plan Slashes Benefits, GOP Backers 'Spooked'

The Hill | Alexander Bolton | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Congressional supporters of Sen. Fred Thompson (R-Tenn.) are splitting with him over his proposal to curb the cost of Social Security by cutting proje...

Kerrey Dares Candidates To Do New Imus Show

Wall Street Journal's Washington Wire Blog | Susan Davis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

In an op-ed in today's New York Daily News, former Sen. Bob Kerrey (D., Neb.) dares the presidential candidates to go on Don Imus's new radio program,...

Portfolio: In Only Attempt At High-Profile Senate Hearing, Thompson "Blew It"

Portfolio | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

In his many film and television roles, Fred Thompson has almost always played a strong executive. On Law & Order, as Arthur Branch, the inexplicably S...

Thompson Pockets $12 Million in Acting Fees Over Last Year

politico | Kenneth P. Vogel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Thompson, a former Tennessee senator who is perhaps best known for his role in NBC crime drama "Law & Order," earned as much as $12.1 million since Ja...

Fred Thompson's New Top Advisors: Elizabeth Cheney, George Allen

NY Times | Susan Saulny | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Where does a candidate go to find "wise counsel and invaluable experience" for his campaign? Fred Thompson has turned to his mentor, to the vice-presi...

Nixon On Tape: "Oh Sh*t, He's Dumb As Hell, Fred Thompson"

ABC News | Brian Ross and Avni Patel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Fred Thompson has made much of his role 30 years ago as a young Senate lawyer helping to lead the investigation of the Watergate scandal and President...

Watch: SNL Rips On Fred Thompson

Huffington Post | Rachel Sklar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

SNL's Darrell Hammond rips on Fred Thomspon for being lazy/lacksadaisacal -- but lets him off easy for not actually knowing all that much. Would have ...

Katharine Zaleski

Thompson Fires Back At Romney For Comparing Campaign To "Law And Order"

HuffingtonPost.com | Katharine Zaleski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney managed to rip on Fred Thompson's late arrival to the campaign, his debate debut and his career as a "Law ...

Fmr Sen George Allen To Officially Join Thompson's Campaign Team

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fred Thompson's campaign will announce this morning their "National Campaign Leadership Team." Among the four chairs -- former Sen. George Allen (Va....

Debate Flashback: Thompson Spent Two Full Minutes "Stuttering, Confused, And Stumbling"

Kevin Tracy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Fred Thompson made his first major appearance in the CNBC/MSNBC debate earlier this week. It's difficult to say why, but Chris Matthews thought Thomps...