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Ryan Grim

Mitt Romney: It Pains Me To Fire You

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney said Saturday night that it pains him to fire workers in order to make a company more profitable, responding to criticism from Newt Gingri...

Republican Debate: GOP Candidates Face Off Ahead Of New Hampshire Primary

Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

With New Hampshire's primary election just days away, candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination are facing off in the Granite St...

Sam Stein

Republican Debate: 'Mitt's Gonna Need To Wear A Flak Jacket Tonight'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- With precious few days remaining before the New Hampshire primary, and a growing expectation that Mitt Romney will run away with t...

GOP Presidential Candidates Stumble On Facts

Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

The Following post first appeared on FactCheck.org. The final Republican presidential debate in advance of the Jan. 3 first-in-the-nation Iowa part...

LIVE UPDATES: GOP Presidential Candidates Debate In Iowa

Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

Seven candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination are facing off in a debate in Iowa on Thursday night. The following contenders...

Gingrich Targeted At Lively GOP Debate

Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, Associated Press Attacked as a lifelong Washington insider, newly minted Republican front-runner Newt Gingrich parried critic...

Andrea Stone

Perry, GOP Rivals Answer Question On Infidelity

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

At Saturday night's Republican presidential debate, no names were mentioned when the candidates were asked whether voters should consider marital fide...

Lucia Graves

Newt To Mitt: You Couldn't Be A Career Politician If You Tried

HuffingtonPost.com | Lucia Graves | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

After Mitt Romney made fun of some of Newt Gingrich's more outlandish policy ideas, dredging up his proposal to place a permanent colony on the moon, ...

LIVE UPDATES: GOP Candidates Face Off In Iowa

Posted 12.10.2011 | Politics

On Saturday night, six candidates competing for the Republican presidential nomination are participating in a debate in the key early primary state of...

WATCH: Herman Cain Calls For 'Targeted Identification'

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

During Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate, former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain called for "targeted identification" in responding to ...

LIVE UPDATES: GOP Presidential Candidates Face Off

Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

On Tuesday night, eight Republican presidential candidates are facing off in the nation's capital in a primary debate. The forum is expected to foc...

Republican Presidential Candidates Face Off On Foreign Policy

Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, ASSOCIATED PRESS WASHINGTON -- With new trouble appearing in the Middle East and the Pentagon facing possible budget cuts, the R...

LIVE UPDATES: GOP Presidential Candidates Face Off

Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

In South Carolina on Saturday night, eight candidates running for the Republican presidential nomination are facing off in a primary debate. The ev...

Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich Criticize Student Loan Programs

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

ROCHESTER, Mich. -- Republicans Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich criticized the nation's student loan programs, saying they had failed taxpayers. Paul wa...

Rick Perry: 'Oops'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry says he would eliminate three federal agencies. Just don't ask him to name them. "Commerce, Education an...

Jon Ward

Rick Perry Jeopardizes Campaign With 'The Stumble'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

ROCHESTER, Mich. -- It's rare that a politician evokes pity, but in 55 seconds during Wednesday night's presidential debate, Rick Perry managed it. ...

Is Rick Perry Done? Early State Weighs In

Concord Patch | Marc Fortier | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

The usual post-debate talk of winners and losers went out the window as soon as Rick Perry forgot the third government agency he wanted to cut. Here's...

Amanda Terkel

'OOPS'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) had the most memorable moment of Wednesday night's CNBC debate, even though it was a moment when he couldn't r...

Elise Foley

Bachmann Makes Curious Happy Meal Claim

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Michele Bachmann defended her plan to extend federal income tax to everyone, even if they pay as little as $10 per year. She said the current syst...

GOP Presidential Candidates Go Head-To-Head

Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

Eight candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination are going head-to-head on Wednesday night in Michigan. The list of contenders fa...

Comedians To Live Tweet Tonight's GOP Debate

Posted 01.09.2012 | Comedy

Tonight's GOP presidential debate in Michigan, one of the states hit hardest by the recession, should bring about some interesting jobs talk. And if i...

Ryan Grim

Jobs, Foreclosures Largely Absent In GOP Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- The Republican presidential debate Tuesday was hosted by the state with the highest unemployment rate in the nation, beset by an ongoing ...

Jason Linkins

Biggest Gaffe Of The Night At Las Vegas Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

Here's a matter that I missed commenting on but wanted to circle back to once the debate was over. What was the biggest gaffe of tonight's debate? Wel...

WATCH: Romney Forces Awkward Laugh

Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

During an exchange with Texas Gov. Rick Perry on the issue of undocumented immigration during Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate, former M...

Ryan Grim

WATCH: Rick Perry Booed For Going After Anderson Cooper

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 12.18.2011 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- The audience is quickly becoming the most interesting player in the GOP presidential debates. Past audience members have booed a gay sold...