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January 2012


Mitt Romney Hits Newt Gingrich on Freddie Mac Profits

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All politics is local. It's an old maxim that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney still holds as he tries to regain his front-runner footing in Florida, following a stinging defeat to former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in South Carolina.

Romney's team has launched an attack on Gingrich for ...

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Pawlenty, Tim

Santorum Admits Enthusiasm Was Lacking—But Predicts Turnaround

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CHARLESTON, S.C. — Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum admitted Friday night that enthusiasm in his campaign had lagged in South Carolina--but was predicting a turnaround in the final hours.

"It is good, it wasn't exactly the way I wanted it to feel. I didn't feel like we were surging," Santorum ...

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Stephen Colbert, Herman Cain to Hold South Carolina Rally

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Stephen Colbert isn't officially running for president yet, but he's doing his best to influence the upcoming primary in South Carolina.

Yesterday, Colbert announced that he will be appearing with former presidential hopeful Herman Cain at a rally at the College of Charleston in South Carolina this ...

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2012 presidential election

Top South Carolina Conservatives Ditch Rick Perry for Rick Santorum

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The end seems near for Rick Perry, and his former supporters are looking for a different Rick to be their new conservative champion: Rick Santorum.

If Santorum is going to challenge Mitt Romney in South Carolina and beyond, he's going to have to consolidate social conservatives and prove himself to ...

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Santorum, Rick
South Carolina
2012 presidential election

While New Hampshire Votes, Rick Perry Enjoys South Carolina BBQ

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While Granite staters head to the polls with the nation watching, Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be looking for votes amid barbecue in South Carolina.

His campaign will be making three stops in the state on Tuesday, including an afternoon "Meet and Greet" at Shealy's Bar-B-Que in Leesville. Perry has a ...

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South Carolina
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2012 presidential election
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New Hampshire
New Hampshire primaries
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Former NYT Editor Keller Joins "Hillary for VP" Bandwagon

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Former New York Times editor Bill Keller became the latest commentator to argue that Barack Obama should fire Vice President Joe Biden and replace him with former adversary and current Secretary of State Hillary Clinton.

Claiming that she would bring "warmth" and "missing voltage" to the campaign,

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Obama, Barack
Obama administration
2012 presidential election

Could Murdoch, Twitter Take Santorum Across the Finish Line?

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On Monday night, Rupert Murdoch, the billionaire CEO of News Corporation, endorsed former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum via Twitter, calling him the "only candidate with genuine big vision for country." Murdoch isn't alone in Tweeting about Santorum, as the Washington Post social media measuring ...

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