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GOP Candidates Go Head-To-Head In South Carolina

Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

Five candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination are going head-to-head in a primary debate in South Carolina on Monday night. The ...

GOP Candidates Facing Off Ahead Of South Carolina Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Republican presidential contenders on Monday campaigned their way into the first of two debates before a pivotal weekend pr...

Ryan Grim

Jon Huntsman On Afghanistan: 'I Want To Get Out Fast'

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jon Huntsman wants U.S. forces out of Afghanistan "fast," he said in an interview aired on National Public Radio Monday morning, when as...

Jon Ward

More Fireworks Sparked At Sunday GOP Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- The Republican presidential candidates came alive Sunday morning during their second debate in 12 hours, trading verbal blows and tak...

Jason Linkins

Rick Santorum Has Tougher Vision For Food Stamps

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

Moderator David Gregory pivoted to "substance" about 10 minutes after Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) suggested he should in Sunday's NBC/Facebook presidentia...

Jon Ward

Manchester Debate Moments: Romney Walks, Huntsman Talks Mandarin, Paul Provokes

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. - Nothing much changed during the New Hampshire debate Saturday night, especially since former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney went co...

Jason Linkins

Republican Debate In New Hampshire: Worst Ever

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

If you can get a message to Ben Sherwood at ABC News, please tell him thanks for shutting this down earlier than anticipated. In case you didn't know,...

GOP Candidate Struggles With Bold Argument

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After months of getting a pass on the subject from his rivals, Mitt Romney was challenged in the Republican presidential debate Sat...

Mitt Romney Brushes Off Attacks

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.08.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Mitt Romney brushed aside rivals' criticism Saturday night in the opening round of a weekend debate doubleheader that left his Rep...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Perry Would Put U.S. Troops Back In Iraq

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry hit President Obama for ending the Iraq war and pulling out U.S. troops -- carrying out a Status of Forces A...

Amanda Terkel

Ron Paul: 'I'm The Only One ... That Understands True Racism'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Debate moderator George Stephanopoulos asked Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) to explain his controversial newsletters written under his na...

Romney Takes Stand On Banning Contraception

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

(AP) MANCHESTER, N.H. — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney says that constitutional amendments are the way to guarantee bedrock rights an...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Santorum And Ron Paul Set Off Sparks At New Hampshire Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum finally got his wish. He's finally getting time to talk during the GOP debates. Due to S...

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 Candidates Face Off At Debate

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT and KASIE HUNT | Posted 02.15.2012 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Challenging Newt Gingrich's claim to South Carolina, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney charged into the state Fri...

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 ...

GOP Candidates Make Questionable Claims

AP | By CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich overlooked a couple of years of red ink when he asserted Thursday night that he balanced the budget for four years as Hous...

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 ...