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Christina Wilkie

The Most Important Woman Of 2012?

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.17.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Carly Fiorina first considered running for a Senate seat in California in 2009, then-Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) offered her a p...

Gingrich Signs Contentious Anti-Gay Marriage Pledge

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

Shortly after signing the Family Leader's controversial "Marriage Vow" pledge, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich signed another anti-gay...

Elise Foley

The Second Tier Makes Its Final Pitch

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 12.16.2011 | Politics

SIOUX CITY, Iowa -- In the final Republican debate before the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, the candidates who are mired in second-tier status tried as bes...

Gingrich Makes Shocking Comparison

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.15.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich believes people can choose to be straight, just like they can "choose to be celibate." During an interview with the Des Moines Regist...

Christina Wilkie

GOP Candidate's Slogan Has Very Controversial Past

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

UPDATE: Initial reports that a Romney campaign slogan was also once used by the KKK were incorrect. Romney's "keep America America" line is different,...

GOP Hopeful Comes Out Against Candidate-Bashing

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY | Posted 02.12.2012 | Politics

ATLANTA — Newt Gingrich is pledging to stay relentlessly positive in his quest for the White House. Except when he's not. Trying to make over h...

Christina Wilkie

Tagg Team? Romney's Son To Party With Young GOP Donors While Dad Hits Up Wall Street

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.13.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Located less than a block from K Street, the aptly-named Lincoln Restaurant will host more than 30 Republican lawmakers and scores of th...

Newt: 'I've Made Mistakes'

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Newt Gingrich is trying to preserve his rapid rise in the GOP presidential race by defending his most controversial stands without ...

Perry Defends Oops Moment

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

Rick Perry defended his most recent "oops" moment on Fox News Sunday. "[Voters] aren't looking for a robot...or someone who's gonna be perfect in e...

'I Didn't Grow Up Poor'

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

HUDSON, N.H. — Democrats and Republicans alike are accusing Mitt Romney of being out of touch after he said during this weekend's debate that he...

Once-Skeptical Dems Rally Around Obama 2012

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 02.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — After a dreary summer marred by the fight over government borrowing, rank-and-file Democrats say they are growing more optimistic a...

Santorum Concerned Gay Marriage Will Be Taught In Schools

Patch.com | By Alison Gowans | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum said he is concerned about legalized gay marriage spilling over into lessons in the classroom, during ...

GOP Candidates: 'Hot Or Not?'

The Huffington Post | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

In a battle of "hot or not," a young Mitt Romney would beat out his Republican rivals, according to The Atlantic Wire. After collecting photos of a...

Mark Blumenthal

Gingrich Leads, But For How Long?

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 12.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A slew of new polls shows Newt Gingrich leading the race for the Republican nomination, both nationally in three of the first four prima...

GOP Hopeful Attacks Big Contenders

AP | BY STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Jon Huntsman says the leading Republican presidential candidates, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, are feeding a deficit of trust in polit...

GOP Hopeful's 'Pelosi-Driven' Charge Incorrect

FactCheck.org | By Michael Morse and Eugene Kiely | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich falsely claimed the House ethics panel that voted to reprimand him in 1997 was "a very partisan political committee." He was also off ba...

Christina Wilkie

WATCH: GOP Candidate's Wild Night In DC

HuffingtonPost.com | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Occupy Wall Street protesters chanted and cheered in driving rain outside the Willard Hotel Wednesday night, Newt Gingrich served his...

Perry Defends Contentious Obama Criticism

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.08.2011 | Politics

Rick Perry defended his latest campaign ad -- which criticizes Obama for repealing the U.S. military's "don't ask, don't tell" policy -- in an intervi...

Gingrich's Odd Demands Revealed

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich had some eyebrow-raising appearance requests before he began his 2012 presidential run, including two ba...

Peter King Goes Off On GOP Candidate

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

Rep. Peter King (R-N.Y.) blasted Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich on Tuesday, saying the former House Speaker is "too erratic." "He's ...

State To Reveal Private Romney Files

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Massachusetts will make available to the public hundreds of boxes of documents from Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's...

'Mitt Is Sort Of Running Against Mitt Right Now'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 12.06.2011 | Politics

Senator John Kerry (D-Mass.) criticized Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday, saying the former Massachusetts governor "is going t...

Overwhelmed By a Decision? Go for Overwhelming

Matthew Dowd | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Matthew Dowd

If a job, a person or a presidential candidate doesn't energize and move you, consider waiting.

GOP Hopeful's Climate Change Claims Investigated

FactCheck.org | By Brooks Jackson | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich went too far when he claimed that “I’ve never favored cap-and-trade.” It’s true he’s never favored the approach taken by De...

WATCh: Mitt Romney's Awkward 1994 Interview With Teen

The Huffington Post | Alana Horowitz | Posted 02.03.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney: great at choosing haircuts, not so great at human interaction. BuzzFeed uncovered a 1994 interview between then-Senate hopeful Romney ...