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2012 Gop Candidates

GOP Candidates Twist Their Records

AP | By CALVIN WOODWARD and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney and Rick Perry thumped their chests over their job-creation records as governor during the Republican presidential deba...

Now Is the Time for All Good Millennials to Come to the Aid of Their Country

Michael Hais and Morley Winograd | Posted 11.06.2011 | Politics
Michael Hais and Morley Winograd

The nation's future is likely to be determined by the strength and effectiveness of the Millennial Generation's participation in next year's election.

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...

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...

Jon Huntsman Blasts Rivals As 'Fringe' Candidates With 'Zero Substance'

AP | Posted 10.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman says the U.S. is a "center-right" country politically and the public is "crying out for a sensib...

Jon Huntsman Blasts Rick Perry Over Evolution, Climate Change, Ben Bernanke Comments

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) -- Presidential candidate Jon Huntsman is pounding away at rival Rick Perry's skepticism of manmade global warming...

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...

The Absurdity of It All

Stanley Kutler | Posted 10.19.2011 | Politics
Stanley Kutler

Despite Ron Paul's "strong" second-place finish, our great pundits have dismissed him, and Bachmann is a darling while he is a pariah. Bachmann and Paul -- if there is a difference, it is one without a distinction.

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...

Trump Weighs In On Perry Run, Teases Potential Campaign Of His Own

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 10.16.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Real estate mogul Donald Trump said Tuesday he expects Texas Gov. Rick Perry to do "very nicely" as a presidential candidate. But Tru...

Romney Contrasts Business Experience With Perry

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 10.15.2011 | Politics

LITCHFIELD, N.H. — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney suggested Monday that his new GOP rival, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, doesn't have the ...

Jason Linkins

Jon Huntsman Beefs Up New Hampshire Campaign Staff

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.25.2011 | Politics

While Jon Huntsman was winding down his tenure as the U.S. Ambassador to China, a "campaign-in-waiting" was being carefully assembled, so that when he...

Herman Cain: Americans Have The Right To Ban Mosques In Their Communities

Posted 09.16.2011 | Politics

Herman Cain said Sunday that Americans should be able to ban Muslims from building mosques in their communities. "Our Constitution guarantees the s...

Pawlenty Distorted Record On Minnesota Shutdown

AP | By MARTIGA LOHN | Posted 09.12.2011 | Politics

ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is seizing on a state government shutdown in his home state to try to spark a flagging president...

Herman Cain Pizza Guy

Jeff Danziger | Posted 08.15.2011 | Politics
Jeff Danziger

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Rick Santorum Looks To Channel Conservative Fire For 2012 Campaign

AP | By ANDREW MIGA | Posted 08.06.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Two decades ago, Rick Santorum took the House by storm as a freshman rabble-rouser who gave the complacent Republican leadership fits. ...

Jason Linkins

As GOP 2012 Field Firms Up, So Does Discontent Over The GOP 2012 Field

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.24.2011 | Politics

So the word is out! The GOP field for the 2012 nomination looks set for the time being. And the enthusiasm is pretty much not palpable at all. But for what it's worth, the Obama team seems to be expecting to face a serious challenge, perhaps because the economy will continue to remain sluggish. But that's looking far ahead. Today, right-leaning pundits feel about the same way they felt about the field last week: let down and hoping for a white knight to emerge. Given the vagaries of the GOP nominating process, this is a hope that will be kept alive through the fall.

Trump's 'Celebrity Apprentice' Renewed: End Of Presidential Run?

Posted 07.15.2011 | Media

NBC released its 2011-2012 primetime schedule on Sunday, featuring six new dramas and six new comedies. Among the shows set to air in the Fall is Dona...

WATCH: Howard Fineman Talks Mitch Daniels' 2012 Candidacy On 'The Chris Matthews Show'

Huff TV | Posted 07.15.2011 | Politics
Huff TV

The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman appeared on "The Chris Matthews Show" Sunday, along with the BBC's Katty Kay, MSNBC's Norah O'Donnell, and Time ...

Jon Ward

First Republican Presidential Debate Pulled Off Course

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 07.05.2011 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- It may have been the moment when former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson extended his riff about how his reality TV show would be diff...