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Jon Ward

Gingrich Seeks South Carolina Boost From Racially Charged Exchange With Juan Williams

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- It was telling that as soon as the Republican presidential debate ended here Monday night, Newt Gingrich made a beeline to talk ...

Sam Stein

Rick Perry Slams Obama Administration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, unprompted, offered an impassioned criticism of the Obama administration for condemning U.S. marines who urinated on the corpse...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Stands Behind DREAM Act Comment

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney doubled down on Monday on his opposition to the DREAM Act, a bill that would aid undocumented young people and that is ...

Jason Linkins

Gingrich Defends Controversial Claim, Gets Standing Ovation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

During Monday night's Republican debate in South Carolina, moderator Juan Williams asked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to respond to criticism he...

Elise Foley

Rick Perry Vows To Keep Fighting For Voter I.D. Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said on Monday that he would continue to fight for voter identification laws in Texas, responding to a somewhat leading question...

Ryan Grim

Rick Santorum Blasts Mitt Romney Over Voting Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum schooled Mitt Romney in classic Santorum fashion during the GOP debate in South Carolina Monday night, drawing him in and pouncing. A su...

Amanda Terkel

Gingrich Defends Attack Ads Targeting Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

The first question at Monday's GOP debate was directed at former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who was asked why he was directing so many attacks at fo...

Jon Ward

Social Conservatives Squabble Over Winner Of Texas Meeting Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Discord among social conservative leaders about which Republican presidential candidate to back reached a new low Monday, as opp...

GOP Rep: 'The Greatest Minority Under Assault Today Are Christians. No Doubt About It'

Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) addressed a crowd gathered Monday at a South Carolina Tea Party conference and resolutely concluded that "the greatest minorit...

Howard Fineman

Huntsman Family Concern: Being Compared To Colbert

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Jon Huntsman and his family last weekend discussed the future of his campaign, one surprising topic kept coming up, according to a to...

Reversing Course From '08, Jim DeMint Makes Announcement

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Sen. Jim DeMint (R-S.C.) announced definitively Monday that he will not endorse a GOP presidential candidate. "I do not have a favorite in this rac...

Howard Fineman

Romney Seeks Blessing Of Mecca Of The GOP

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

Here's a key fact -- perhaps the key fact -- to know as Republicans enter their critical and potentially decisive run up to South Carolina's "First in...

Amanda Terkel

Newt Gingrich To Release Income Tax Records

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Obama releases his tax returns on Thursday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he will be doing the same. "Presid...

Amanda Terkel

WATCH: Colbert Says Jon Stewart Is A 'Loose Cannon'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Stephen Colbert technically has no chance of winning the GOP primary in South Carolina -- but that's not stopping him from insisting he ...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Santorum To Mitt Romney: Tell Your Supporters To Stop Ad Attacking Me

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum is calling on Mitt Romney to urge an independent group supporting his presidential bid to take down a TV ad attacking him,...

Amanda Terkel

South Carolina Primary: $11.3 Million Spent On TV Ads

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican presidential candidates and the outside groups backing them have spent $11.3 million on TV ads in South Carolina, a recor...

Amanda Terkel

Rick Santorum Wins Evangelical Leaders' Endorsement

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A week before the South Carolina primaries, more than 150 conservative evangelical leaders met in Texas and voted to throw their weight ...

Paul Heads Home As Campaign Heats Up

Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

By PAUL J. WEBER, ASSOCIATED PRESS LAKE JACKSON, Texas -- The only trail where you might catch Ron Paul this weekend is the biking one here. Whi...

Mark Blumenthal

Mitt Romney Still Ahead In New South Carolina Polls

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Three new surveys of South Carolina Republicans, all conducted since Tuesday's New Hampshire primary, show that the week's events have s...

South Carolina Primary 2012: Live Updates From The Palmetto State

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

After the 2012 Iowa caucus and New Hampshire's primary election, the race for the Republican presidential nomination continues on to South Carolina. ...