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Jon Ward

Sarah Palin Launching Bus Tour This Weekend

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

This article has been updated with additional reporting. WASHINGTON -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is beginning a bus tour of the eastern United...

Jon Ward

Tim Pawlenty's Ethanol Stance Boosts Him In Quest To Be Romney Alternative In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

This story has been updated with additional reporting. WASHINGTON -- Following the official announcement of his presidential run, former Minnesota ...

Jon Ward

GOP Presidential Hopeful Begins 'Due Diligence'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.19.2011 | Politics

This article has been updated to include additional reporting. HANOVER, N.H. -– The political insider’s dark horse in the GOP presidential prim...

Jon Ward

GOP Donors Deserting Newt Gingrich

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich's catastrophic first week as an official Republican primary candidate may knock him out of the race before it even gets st...

Jon Ward

Michele Bachmann Book Deal Likely

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Rep. Michele Bachmann met in New York with four or five major book publishers Tuesday and Wednesday, according to a source with knowledge...

Jon Ward

Mike Huckabee Not Running For President In 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.14.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Saturday he will not run for the Republican presidential nomination, a significant development ...

Jon Ward

The Anti-Romney Primary: Tim Pawlenty Waits For Mitch Daniels To Decide

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – Tim Pawlenty is in limbo. Two events over the next couple of months will go a long way to determining the former Minnesota governor'...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney's State Sovereignty Argument Fails To Lift Health Care 'Boat Anchor' From Around His Neck

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The 10th amendment is a cause celebre among the Tea Party. So Mitt Romney’s argument that uses state sovereignty to defend his health ...

Jon Ward

First Republican Presidential Debate Pulled Off Course

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- It may have been the moment when former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson extended his riff about how his reality TV show would be diff...

Jon Ward

RNC Chairman Exploring Implications Of A Paul Ryan Presidential Run

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Reince Priebus has begun exploring whether a presidential bid by House Budget Chairman Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) would have any impact on Prieb...

Jon Ward

Inside Haley Barbour's Camp, Advisers Were Split On Whether He Should Run

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics

As Haley Barbour neared the self-imposed deadline for his decision on a possible presidential run, the Mississippi Republican governor was weighing co...

Jon Ward

Palin 'Tempted' To Run In 2012, But Evidence Mounts She Won't

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON--What is Sarah Palin up to? The former Alaska governor told Fox News Wednesday night she is “still thinking about” running for presi...

WATCH: HuffPost's Sam Stein Discusses GOP Presidential Contenders On 'Hardball'

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
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Huffington Post Political Reporter Sam Stein appeared Wednesday on MSNBC's 'Hardball,' along with Clarence Page of The Chicago Tribune, to discuss con...

Potential GOP Presidential Contenders Leave Clues About Iowa Caucus Plans

The Des Moines Register | Thomas Beaumont | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

A string of prospects have visited Iowa in the past few weeks, dropping hints about their plans. Yet the three Republicans at the top of national pres...

Potential GOP Presidential Contenders Carry Political Baggage

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

That's an emerging bit of conventional wisdom about the slow-forming GOP race. And it's right - except that it omits one very important fact: All - th...

Howard Fineman

Huck Going To Sarah's Turf

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Move over Sarah Palin, the mythic land of Alaska is getting some attention from another would-be Republican contender. If former Arkans...

GOP Presidential Primary 2012: A Contest Between 'Haves' & 'Have-Nots'

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza & Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The 2012 Republican presidential race is a contest between the "haves" and the "have nots"....

Jim DeMint Goes Easy On Potential GOP Presidential Hopefuls Amid Early Buzz

The Hill | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Conservatives often lament the current field of 2012 prospects. Each potential candidate, they claim, is saddled with significant baggage that makes h...

Elections 2012: Potential Republican Presidential Candidates Misstep In Tackling Contested Issues

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — This month's early, under-the-radar campaigning by potential Republican challengers to President Barack Obama is a reminder of some...

GOP 2012 Presidential Primary: Potential Contenders Stumble In Early Jockeying

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — This month's early, under-the-radar campaigning by potential Republican challengers to President Barack Obama is a reminder of some...