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Gov. Gary Johnson: Straight Talking, Not Gay Bashing

Gov. Gary Johnson: Straight Talking, Not Gay Bashing

07.14.2011
Gary Johnson is not your typical politician, nor is he your typical Republican. That was made crystal clear by a recent, strongly-worded...
Pawlenty Gets Gold Standard Backing

Pawlenty Gets Gold Standard Backing

Paul Blumenthal  07.11.2011
WASHINGTON -- The chief proponent of a return to the monetary gold standard has contributed the maximum $10,000 from his political action...

Gary Johnson Outraged By 'Marriage Vow' Pledge

Jason Linkins  07.11.2011
That "Family Leader" pledge may have won the enthusiastic endorsement of Michele Bachmann and Rick Santorum, but former New Mexico Governor...
Late Returns: Romney Dreams Of Facing Bachmann, And Vice Versa

Late Returns: Romney Dreams Of Facing Bachmann, And Vice Versa

Jason Linkins  07. 7.2011
Jonathan Chait is right that the recent numbers from Public Policy Polling should alert everyone to the fact that Michele Bachmann's campaign...
GOP Candidates Pledge Allegiance To Kingmakers To Avoid Dealbreakers

GOP Candidates Pledge Allegiance To Kingmakers To Avoid Dealbreakers

Jason Linkins  07. 1.2011
The young 2012 campaign is starting to get into full swing, with the GOP field mostly set and mounting their campaigns in earnest. Of course,...
Would You Elect A Divorced President?

Would You Elect A Divorced President?

Ashley Reich  06.30.2011
Could divorce be among the hotly contested issues in the 2012 election? Republican candidate Newt Gingrich already dodged a bullet when...
Late Returns: New Palin Video Promotes Palin Bus Tour That Was Not Supposed To Be About Promoting Palin

Late Returns: New Palin Video Promotes Palin Bus Tour That Was Not Supposed To Be About Promoting Palin

Jason Linkins  06. 9.2011
Sarah Palin's PAC is up today with a three-minute movie promoting Sarah Palin's bus tour, which promoted a longer movie titled "The Undefeated"...
Tea Party Bus Tour To Take GOP Presidential Candidates On The Trail

Tea Party Bus Tour To Take GOP Presidential Candidates On The Trail

06. 8.2011
DES MOINES, Iowa — Six likely Republican presidential candidates are participating in a bus tour of Iowa that kicks off Monday. The...
As GOP 2012 Field Firms Up, So Does Discontent Over The GOP 2012 Field

As GOP 2012 Field Firms Up, So Does Discontent Over The GOP 2012 Field

Jason Linkins  05.24.2011
So the word is out! The GOP field for the 2012 nomination looks set for the time being. And the enthusiasm is pretty much not palpable...
Republican Field Shaping Up

Republican Field Shaping Up

05.24.2011
At this point, there are only a few holdouts left on the sidelines, as most of the bigwigs (and some decidedly "smallwigs") have made their...
Late Returns: For Pawlenty, It Was Either Run For President Or Be A Drunk Minnesota Wild Fan

Late Returns: For Pawlenty, It Was Either Run For President Or Be A Drunk Minnesota Wild Fan

Jason Linkins  05.19.2011
When Time magazine asked Tim Pawlenty when it was that "he first imagined himself worthy of the history books, ready to send soldiers to...
Late Returns: Will Ames Be Pawlenty's Waterloo?

Late Returns: Will Ames Be Pawlenty's Waterloo?

Jason Linkins  05.16.2011
We're now 90 days away from the Ames Straw Poll, and if you're like me, you haven't even figured out what you're going to wear. This year,...
The Full 2012 Republican Field

The Full 2012 Republican Field

05.11.2011
Because I'm trying to include simply everybody, this will necessarily have to be a very wide (and not very deep) look at all the possible...
After OBL: McGovern/Jones Push for Real Withdrawal Plan

After OBL: McGovern/Jones Push for Real Withdrawal Plan

05. 6.2011
The bipartisan legislation is unique in that it carries with it the prospect of a roll call, in which every member of the House will have...