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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...

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 ...

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...

Not-Romney Race Killing Not-Romney's Chances

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

To use a way-too-early 2012 Olympics metaphor, it won't matter who wins the epic struggle for silver and bronze, if Mitt Romney walks off the stage with the gold medal around his neck.

GOP Candidates' Racial Rhetoric Stokes Concern

AP | JESSE J. HOLLAND | Posted 03.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Hoping to win the hearts of Southern conservatives, Newt Gingrich leaned into his argument that President Barack Obama is a "food s...

Newt Mailer Hits Rival For Supporting 'Abortion Pills'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich is attacking Mitt Romney's past support for abortion rights in a mailer blanketing South Carolina households. The mailer, obtained by...

Gingrich Lavished Praise On Private Equity When Paid To Deliver A Speech

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Although he's attacked rival Mitt Romney for his time spent at private equity firm Bain Capital, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich prais...

Perry Prays For Obama

AP | By CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry is taking a pause from partisan campaigning in South Carolina to pray for President Barack Obama's safety an...

GOP Candidates Vying For Key South Carolina Group

AP | By BRIAN BAKST | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

BLYTHEWOOD, S.C. -- Mitt Romney has ex-POW John McCain vouching for him. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum highlights his time on the Senate Arme...

Jon Ward

Gingrich: It's Over If Romney Wins South Carolina

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Newt Gingrich came clean Tuesday afternoon, admitting that if he can't win this state's primary on Saturday, he probably can't win t...

Gingrich On Whether He'd Support A Muslim-American Running For President

Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich told a South Carolina town hall audience on Tuesday that he would be open to seeing a Muslim-American run for president, as long as the ...

Santorum Says Opponent Is 'All Over The Place'

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

AIKEN, S.C. — Searching for traction, Rick Santorum is on the attack these days – against everyone, it seems. On Tuesday alone, the Repub...

Santorum Says Opponent 'Promotes Lies'

AP | KASIE HUNT and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

FLORENCE, S.C. — Seeking to protect his standing here, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Tuesday assailed challenger Rick Sant...

Romney Downplays Enormous Speaking Fees

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim and Luke Johnson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has a new definition of "not much": $374,327. On Tuesday, the Republican presidential candidate finally admitted that th...

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 ...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Santorum Accuses Rival's Group Of 'Smear Campaign'

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Republican Rick Santorum complained bitterly Monday that a political action committee that supports presidential rival Mitt Rom...