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CRUCIAL: Chuck Norris Endorses Newt Gingrich

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

On the eve of the South Carolina primary, action star and Internet phenomenon Chuck Norris endorsed Newt Gingrich for the presidential nomination. ...

Mark Blumenthal

Newt Surging? Yes, But Expect The Unexpected

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The polling trends of the last week, both nationally and in South Carolina, indicate that the race for the Republican presidential nomin...

GOP Candidates Steer Clear Of 'Corridor Of Shame'

Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

By Samuel P. Jacobs MARION, South Carolina--Amid the flurry of campaigning before Saturday's South Carolina Republican presidential primary, no...

Santorum Offers Himself As 'Goldilocks' Candidate

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. — On the eve of a Southern showdown, Mitt Romney conceded Friday he's in a tight race with Newt Gingrich for Saturday's South C...

Romney's Offhand Remarks Could Pose Challenge

AP | By LAURIE KELLMAN | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney is no natural when it comes to "common man" politics. He bets a Republican rival $10,000 on an impulse. He dismisses $373,0...

GOP Candidates Feed Anti-Federal Mood Down South

Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

By THOMAS BEAUMONT, ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBIA, S.C. — South Carolina is the land of Revolutionary War heroes and was the first state to secede fr...

Sam Stein

'America, Lighten Up': Colbert, Cain Hold South Carolina Rally

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

American politics either peaked or hit a nadir on Friday afternoon, depending on one's perspective. A mock presidential rally held by a comedian, S...

Michael Calderone

Romney Press Corps Isn't Happy

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.20.2012 | Media

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Mitt Romney campaign, renowned for its discipline and rigorous advance planning operation, has rankled some in the press corps...

DeMint Sounds Off On Gingrich Allegations

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- South Carolina's Sen. Jim DeMint, a tea party leader, said the South Carolina Republican primary is "clearly a two-man race" now between...

Event Raises Doubts About Gingrich Surge

AP | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Newt Gingrich has cancelled a campaign appearance in South Carolina because of poor attendance. The Republican presidential ...

Virginia Governor Makes Endorsement

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell endorsed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for president Friday morning. "As I have said throughout this primary pr...

Jon Ward

Newt Levels 'Open Marriage' Attack, Trying To Maintain South Carolina Surge

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Newt Gingrich, seeking to maintain his momentum, tapped back into the deep reservoir of resentment in American conservatism Thursd...

Jason Linkins

Santorum Quietly, Calmly, Deconstructs Gingrich At Republican Debate

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

At a moment after a break in Thursday's Republican debate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum got asked about Newt Gingrich's call for him to quit...

Elise Foley

Paul Campaign: 'Our Problem With Newt Gingrich Is Not That He Lied To His Wife'

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Ron Paul campaign put out a statement about an hour into the debate calling the first question, which was about Newt Gingrich'...

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich Releases His Tax Returns

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- In the opening moments of the Republican debate here Thursday night, Newt Gingrich's campaign released his 2010 tax return. The...

Amanda Terkel

Gingrich Responds To Ex-Wife's Claims, Slams CNN

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

Sparks flew on the stage of the CNN debate in Charleston, S.C., Thursday during the very first question. The charges, however, were not directed betwe...

Michael Calderone

How Many Presidential Debates Are Too Many?

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.19.2012 | Media

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Washington bureau chief Sam Feist got a call Thursday morning that would not only shake up the Republican primary but lead to some...

Cain Endorses You

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

Former GOP presidential candidate Herman Cain made good on his promise to make an "unconventional endorsement" Thursday. Before revealing the choic...

Andrea Stone

Log Cabin Republicans: Romney Is Comfortable Around Gays

HuffingtonPost.com | Andrea Stone | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

As Mitt Romney struggles to convince conservative Republicans that he is no "Massachusetts moderate," his opponents have had plenty to dredge up from ...

Mark Blumenthal

Polls Show Newt Surging In South Carolina

HuffingtonPost.com | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Six new polls released on Thursday reveal a stunning surge of support for Newt Gingrich in South Carolina's Republican primary, followin...

Michael Calderone

How Media Shaped Romney's 'Inevitable' Narrative

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 01.19.2012 | Media

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Mitt Romney won the Iowa Caucus by eight votes over Rick Santorum, according to reports by every news organization on Jan. 4. N...

GOP Candidates Failing To Inspire Crucial Voting Bloc

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- The Greenville-Spartanburg area, home to many of South Carolina's evangelical voters, should be prime political ground for Rick Sa...

Perry Endorsing Former GOP Rival

AP | CHRIS TOMLINSON | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the presidential race on Thursday, endorsed his old friend Newt Gingrich and returned home to Tex...

Questions Plague Romney On The Trail

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 03.20.2012 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Facing newly barbed questions about his wealth, Mitt Romney on Thursday refused to bow to pressure to immediately release his...

Elise Foley

Karen Santorum Attacked In South Carolina For Relationship With Abortion Doctor

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- An unknown group put flyers on cars outside an anti-abortion event here Wednesday, attacking Karen Santorum, wife of the former se...