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A 'military vote' that doesn't really exist

May 29, 2012 Myth 1: President Obama will win the military vote because Osama bin Laden was killed under his command. Myth 2: Mitt Romney will win the military vote because he wants to build up the armed forces to be "so strong no one would ever think to challenge [them]." Truth: There ...

In Wisconsin, Romney likely to join battle against public employee unions

March 30, 2012 Mitt Romney should be good to go, ready to pivot toward the general election—and there would be no better place to start than Tuesday’s primary in Wisconsin. The state hasn’t voted for a Republican nominee since Ronald Reagan, but close elections in 2000 and 2004 branded it a battleground. Two ...

Cash-strapped Gingrich slashes staff, cuts travel

March 28, 2012 Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich is laying off one-third of his staff and cutting back on his schedule, but is hoping to stay in the game if Mitt Romney fails to seize the nomination before the convention, a spokesman said late Tuesday. The news that Gingrich is downscaling, first reported ...

Santorum's twin southern wins make it a two-man GOP race

March 14, 2012 Alabama and Mississippi threw former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum a lifeline Tuesday, knocking Newt Gingrich on his heels and the Republican presidential nomination at least temporarily out of Mitt Romney's reach. The twin Southern victories will help Santorum frame the contest going forward as a two-man race against Romney, the ...

Romney survives Super Tuesday, but fierce GOP race goes on

March 7, 2012 For Republicans who hoped Super Tuesday would mark the beginning of the end of an increasingly destructive Republican primary, it was not to be. Mitt Romney won the most states, boosted his delegate haul and eked out a critical victory in Ohio -- yet he failed to vanquish much weaker ...

Romney runs into speed bump named Santorum

February 8, 2012 Rick Santorum's unlikely sweep of three Republican contests on Tuesday punctured the aura of inevitability surrounding Mitt Romney's claim to the nomination and nursed the niggling perception that the frontrunner can't close the deal with conservatives. Romney won Minnesota and Colorado in his 2008 presidential bid. On Tuesday, he came ...

Paul: Bush administration wrong to bomb Iraq

December 9, 2011 AMES, Iowa -- Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul told hundreds of Iowa State students on Wednesday night that after the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks, there was "glee in the administration because now we can invade Iraq." He said the Bush administration, driven by the beat of "war drums,'' was wrong ...

What to do and when to tweet: House Republicans get marching orders

January 6, 2011 FROM NEXTGOV arrow All that's missing from the e-mail to House Republicans detailing "WEEK ONE SUGGESTED COMMUNICATION ACTIVITIES" is instructions for calling their spouses about when they'll be home for dinner. In the e-mail from the House Republican Conference, when and what to send out by press release or post to Twitter, Facebook, ...