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South Carolina Primary Election 2012

Jaweed Kaleem

Will Newt Be Forgiven His Serial Cheating? | Jaweed Kaleem | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

The day before voters head to the polls in the South Carolina Republican primary, Newt Gingrich's relationship problems are once again starkly in the ...

Howard Fineman

Race: Can Newt Gingrich Ride It To Southern Victory? | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Race here in South Carolina is like a current in a broad river: deep under the surface, powerful if unseen, capable of either speedi...

Friday Talking Points -- Out of Touch

Chris Weigant | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

OK, to be completely honest, we just felt like beating up on some Republicans today. Mitt Romney's really been making this easy, by his pathetic response to the charges being hurled at him by fellow Republicans.

Elise Foley

Mitt's Sure Thing In South Carolina Suddenly 'Neck And Neck' With Newt | Elise Foley | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- South Carolinians say it's the state that picks presidents. Mitt Romney used to say so, too. On Friday, though, the floor bega...

Jon Ward

Gingrich's Bumpy Day Doesn't Dampen Giddy Mood On Eve Of South Carolina Vote | Jon Ward | Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Newt Gingrich arrived 45 minutes late to his third event of the day Friday, as the political world buzzed with the growing realiza...

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 | 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...

Paul Blumenthal

Gingrich's Surge Aided By Really Big Money | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich, a man of more acts than your average reality television star, has been slain and resurrected twice in the drama that is t...

Sam Stein

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

S.C. governor got $62,500 from Romney-affiliated PACs

The Center for Public Integrity | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
The Center for Public Integrity

By Rachael Marcus, iWatch NewsSouth Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, a key supporter of Mitt Romney, received $62,500 in campaign contributions since 2...

Newt's Angry Ex-Wife May Be Trying to Nail Him, But a Politician's Character Matters

Melanie Batley | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Melanie Batley

A national political campaign inevitably drags out the skeletons. The question is whether this is fair game. In other words, is it right for people to care about a politician's conduct in his personal life?

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...

Campaign Ad Spending Surges Past $12 Million In South Carolina

AP | By BETH FOUHY | Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The crush of campaign ad spending in South Carolina has swollen to more than $12 million so far, with candidates and independent g...

Jon Ward

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

Elise Foley

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

Christina Wilkie

Callista Gingrich's Transition From Mistress To Mrs. | Christina Wilkie | Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At Thursday night's Republican debate in South Carolina, only one person will likely receive as much attention as the candidates themsel...