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Trump Praises Perry On Controversial Issue

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Donald Trump said Texas Gov. Rick Perry's flirtation with the birther issue would help him in the Republican presidential primary, in an interview wit...

After Brushing It Off, Herman Cain Needed To Brush Up On Key Subject

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Herman Cain's campaign came up with a list of foreign leaders for him to memorize after he said didn't need to know the president of Uzbekistan by nam...

Emily Swanson

Herman Cain Surges In The Polls As More Republicans Get To Know Him | Emily Swanson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Herman Cain is leading the Republican presidential primary race, according to a poll released Tuesday. Why the sudden surge? Cain's name recognition h...

Rick Perry: I Made Mistakes

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry admitted that he made mistakes in debates, in an interview on Fox News' "The O'Reilly Fact...

Michele Bachmann's NH Staff

Jeff Danziger | Posted 12.26.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger


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...

Rick Perry Keeps Birther Issue Alive: 'It's Fun To Poke At' Obama

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said the birther issue was worth "keeping alive" in a CNBC interview Tuesday morning. "It's a good issue to keep alive. It's fun...

Herman Cain Lashes Out At Karl Rove

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain accused former Bush White House Senior Adviser Karl Rove of trying to "deliberately" damage his campaign...

Elise Foley

Newt Gingrich Vies For Latino Vote But Calls For English-Only | Elise Foley | Posted 12.24.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich criticized his party for failing to reach out to Latino voters in an article published Sun...

Republican Candidate 'Embarrassed' By GOP Debate

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Jon Huntsman, who skipped Tuesday's GOP debate in Las Vegas since he is boycotting the Nevada caucuses, said he was ...

Herman Cain Sings 'Imagine There's No Pizza'

The Huffington Post | Dean Praetorius | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

Say what you want about his tax plan, but Herman Cain sure can belt it out. The Omaha World-Herald dug up this gem last week of the presidential co...

David Axelrod: GOP Doesn't Understand Wall Street Protests

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- A senior political adviser to President Barack Obama is charging that the Republicans seeking the presidency do...

Herman Cain Proposes Lethal Border Security Solution: 'It Will Kill You'

Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain came down hard on immigration Saturday on the campaign trail, telling crowds in Tennessee that part of his policy...

Herman Cain Has Extensive Ties To Powerful Koch Group

AP | RYAN J. FOLEY | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain has cast himself as the outsider, the pizza magnate with real-world experience who...

Michele Bachmann Pledges Border Fence With Mexico

AP | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

By MIKE GLOVER, Associated Press PERRY, Iowa -- Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on Saturday signed a pledge to push for construction of a fence alo...

GOP Candidate: 'There Are Just Some Things That I Will Not Do'

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

GREENLAND, N.H. — Jon Huntsman is defiant, even as his presidential campaign limps along. "I don't care whether you're Republican, whether you'...

Herman Cain Sings 'Impossible Dream'

AP | By SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Herman Cain is firing up the crowd at a tea party rally in this West Tennessee town when the generator powering his sound system shu...

With the GOP Convention Months Away, It Looks Like the Fun's Just Beginning

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

This wouldn't be the first time, of course, that mainstream media outlets grossly underestimated a powerful groundswell coming from the GOP base, which in the current climate, is really just a partisan reflection of seismic rumblings nationwide.

GOP Candidates Exaggerate, Fabricate At New Hampshire Debate

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD and CHRISTOPHER S. RUGABER | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Is regulation strangling the American entrepreneur? Several Republican presidential candidates say so. The numbers don't. The anti...

Ryan Grim

Ron Paul Catches Herman Cain In A Lie | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

At the GOP Bloomberg/Washington Post debate Tuesday night, Ron Paul, the longest-serving advocate of a Fed audit in Congress, asked Herman Cain, a for...

Zach Carter

The Man Behind Herman Cain's '9-9-9' Plan Finally Revealed | Zach Carter | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain's now-famous "9-9-9" tax plan was crafted by a rank-and-file investment adviser working at a Wells Fargo branch in an afflue...

Jason Linkins

Michele Bachmann Blasts Herman Cain's 'Devil' 9-9-9 Plan | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

Herman Cain, as is his wont, defended his 9-9-9 plan during Tuesday night's Republican primary debate by saying that everyone who's analyzed it -- and...

Amanda Terkel

Newt Gingrich: Barney Frank And Chris Dodd Should Go To Jail | Amanda Terkel | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that Occupy Wall Street protesters -- as well as the rest of the American public -- have a right to be angry a...

Key Bloc Of GOP Voters Unify In Opposition To One 2012 Candidate

The Washington Post | Perry Bacon Jr. | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

There is a key bloc of Republican voters whose ambivalence has turned the GOP nomination contest into an erratic mix of roller-coaster ride and dating...

Is There More to Herman Cain Than Meets the Eye?

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

While it's tempting to see Cain's latest rise as simply a reflection of Texas governor Rick Perry's equally spectacular fall, the fact is, the 64-year-old pizza magnate has had broad appeal with Republican voters from the start.