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Sam Stein

Rick Perry: Karl Rove Is 'Over The Top'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Whatever path Rick Perry had to a general election victory got narrower with each word the Texas governor spoke Wednesday night about Soc...

Tough Economic Climate Means Bad News For Obama

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama faces a long re-election campaign having all but given up on the economy rebounding in any meaningful way b...

Palin Keeps 2012 Talk Alive With Iowa Speech

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Sarah Palin struck a populist tone and assailed corporate favoritism Saturday in a campaign-style speech to tea party activist...

GOP Senator Flexes His Muscles

Patch.com | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

Now, that he has attained a level of power, DeMint has shown a willingness to use it, with the Freedom Forum on Labor Day being a case in point....

Rick Perry's Mad Dash For Cash

AP | By WILL WEISSERT | Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry's on a mad dash for cash. He's reaching beyond his traditional in-state base as he tries to build a national fu...

Mitt Romney Still Campaigning As Presidential Front-Runner

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 10.25.2011 | Politics

DOVER, N.H. — Despite a new rival's surge, Mitt Romney is campaigning as though he's still the GOP presidential front-runner, focusing his criti...

Rick Perry Wrestles With His Position On Health Care

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 10.22.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With the highest percentage of uninsured residents, Texas would be one of the biggest beneficiaries of President Barack Obama's hea...

Romney: $12 Million Mansion 'Inadequate' For Our Needs

Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney is looking to quadruple the size of his $12 million California home, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The GOP presidential candidat...

Ron Paul Wins New Hampshire Straw Poll

Patch.com | Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics

Ron Paul got a great birthday present Saturday, as the 76-year-old defeated 11 other Republicans in Saturday's New Hampshire Young Republicans Straw P...

GOP Candidates Attend NH Lobster Bake And Straw Poll

Patch.com | Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics

At least five GOP presidential candidates expected to attend the New Hampshire Young Republicans Lobster Bake and Straw Poll. Live coverage and full r...

Michele Bachmann Shrugs Off Gaffes: 'The Media Will Report What The Media Will Report'

AP | By BRUCE SMITH | Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics

MOUNT PLEASANT, S.C. -- Voters are more concerned about jobs and the economy than an occasional gaffe by a candidate, Republican presidential candidat...

Rick Perry: 'God Is How We Got Here'

Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry continued to voice skepticism about evolution during a campaign stop in South Carolina Friday, telling a supporter "God is how we got here....

Ron Paul: The Economy Is 'Going To Get A Lot Worse'

Patch.com | By Dan Tuohy | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

Doctor No wants you to say, “Yes,” and join him on the road to the White House. Emerging from Cotton, a Manchester restaurant where he dined Th...

Rick Perry's Custom Cowboy Boots, And Other Expensive Gifts

Politico | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics

Cowboy boots -- 22 pairs. Stetson hats. Belt buckles. Cuff links. A TV. Medical tests for him and his wife. Nine hunting trips. Dozens of tickets to s...

Romney: Tea Party Is Good For Washington

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

MERRIMACK, N.H. -- Mitt Romney says the tea party is good for Washington. The Republican presidential contender's comments come as the Democratic Par...

Perry's Illusion

Edward Flattau | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Edward Flattau

Let Rick Perry tout his gubernatorial credentials. A closer look at his record should give an awful lot of people pause rather than comfort.

Iowa Straw Poll: A Macbethian Event

Matthew Dowd | Posted 10.14.2011 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

The Ames straw vote of 2011 is now in the books and it gives us some indication of where this presidential race may now be heading. There are some interesting takeaways, some of which feel a little Shakespearean.

Jon Ward

WATCH: After Ames Win, Michele Bachmann Emerges As Rick Perry's Top Obstacle To Become The Anti-Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

AMES, Iowa -- Michele Bachmann is Rick Perry's main rival now in the battle to give Republicans a viable alternative to Mitt Romney. Tim Pawlenty's ca...

Howard Fineman

The GOP's New Ten Commandments

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

AMES, Iowa -- As far as the substance of politics goes -- the issues we will debate in 2012, as opposed to the horserace -- the money shot of this wee...

Amanda Terkel

Nikki Haley Chats With Rick Perry About His Presidential Announcement

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- What do you do the morning you're set to announce you're running for president? Apparently, you call up the governor of one of the...

Did Pawlenty Question Bachmann's Migraines? The GOP Debate Fact-Checked

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Michele Bachmann cast her opinion as a settled fact when she told the Republican presidential debate Thursday that a key element of...

Jason Linkins

Michele Bachmann Asked If She Is A 'Submissive Wife' At Iowa GOP Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.11.2011 | Media

The crowd at the GOP primary debate in Ames, Iowa did not appreciate Byron York asking Michele Bachmann about this part of a recent Washington Post pr...

Amanda Terkel

Tim Pawlenty Goes After 'Obamneycare' In GOP Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

When moderator Chris Wallace gave Tim Pawlenty a chance to go after Mitt Romney on health care, this time, he didn't pass it up. During a June deba...

Jason Linkins

Bachmann And Pawlenty Square Off

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

Chris Wallace can ruffle some feathers when he wants to, and he wasted no time in inflaming the tensions between Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, as...

Rick Perry Immigration Record Blasted By Tom Tancredo, Tea Party

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.11.2011 | Politics

McALLEN, Texas (AP/The Huffington Post) -- For all of his rock-solid conservative credentials, Texas Gov. Rick Perry may have an Achilles' heel: immig...