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The Cain Train Collides with Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC Satire

The Cain Train Collides with Stephen Colbert’s Super PAC SatireSarah L. Voisin/The Washington Post via Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- Herman Cain, the man who ended his GOP presidential bid with a speech quoting the cartoon Pokémon, has re-fueled his banner-wrapped bus to help a different television character,...

Romney Says He’ll ‘Probably’ Release Multiple Years of Tax Returns

Romney Says He’ll ‘Probably’ Release Multiple Years of Tax ReturnsEMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- Mitt Romney suggested Thursday for the first time that he would “probably” release his tax returns not only from 2011 but from previous years as well, but garnered boos from the crowd wh...

Newt Gingrich Turns Ex-Wife’s Interview Into Attack on Media

Newt Gingrich Turns Ex-Wife’s Interview Into Attack on Media/AFP/Getty Images(CHARLESTON, S.C.) -- The most vibrant episode of Thursday night's Republican debate happened at the very beginning, as Newt Gingrich dismissed an explosive interview given by his ex-wife and accused the mainstream media of shielding P...

Flyer Assails Santorum, Wife for Not Being Anti-Abortion

Flyer Assails Santorum, Wife for Not Being Anti-Abortion(GREENVILLE, S.C.) -- On cars outside of a forum to discuss anti-abortion rights with the GOP candidates, a bright pink, neatly folded flyer tucked into windshields blasted Rick Santorum and his wife Karen on the issue, claiming they are not as anti-ab...

Rick Santorum Attacks Gingrich’s ‘Harebrained’ Ideas

Rick Santorum Attacks Gingrich’s ‘Harebrained’ IdeasBill Clark/CQ Roll Call(SPARTANBURG, S.C.) -- Rick Santorum ripped into Newt Gingrich on Wednesday, responding to his rival’s suggestion that he bow out of the race now that polls show Gingrich besting Santorum in South Carolina with three days t...

As SC Primary Looms, Perry’s Donors Say ‘It’s Over’

As SC Primary Looms, Perry’s Donors Say ‘It’s Over’Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- The way things are going, Rick Perry will be lucky if his campaign emerges from Saturday’s primary in South Carolina with a fraction of the support it had when the Texas governor announced his run for pr...

After Debate Tiff, New Romney PAC Ad Doesn’t Mention Santorum’s Record on Felons’ Voting Rights

After Debate Tiff, New Romney PAC Ad Doesn’t Mention Santorum’s Record on Felons’ Voting RightsPAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) -- A new ad released Wednesday morning from the pro-Mitt Romney super PAC Restore Our Future focuses again entirely on Rick Santorum, dubbing the former Pennsylvania senator “the ultimate Washington i...

Ron Paul Addresses Boos from South Carolina GOP Debate

Ron Paul Addresses Boos from South Carolina GOP DebateAlex Wong/Getty Images(SPARTANBURG, S.C.) -- Ron Paul is pushing back against critics of his “Golden Rule” in foreign policy and questioned those who booed him at Monday’s GOP presidential debate.Speaking in Spartanburg, S.C., Tuesday...

Perry Leads SC Prayer Rally Days Before Primary

Perry Leads SC Prayer Rally Days Before PrimaryJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(GREENVILLE, S.C.) -- Standing before a crowd of nearly a thousand people on Tuesday, Texas Gov. Rick Perry publicly offered up a prayer for the nation four days before the South Carolina primary, just as he did five months ...

Santorum Attack Mailer in SC Casts Romney as ‘The Moderate’

Santorum Attack Mailer in SC Casts Romney as ‘The Moderate’Steve Pope/Getty Images(COLUMBIA, S.C.) -- Rick Santorum is keeping his promise to sharpen the contrast with Mitt Romney in a new mailer arriving in the homes of South Carolina voters with just days to go before Saturday’s primary.The mailer gree...

Sarah Palin: ‘I’d Vote for Newt’

Sarah Palin: ‘I’d Vote for Newt’Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images(NEW YORK) -- Just one week after her husband Todd Palin “went rogue” and endorsed Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin said Tuesday night she would vo...

Rick Santorum Says Newt Gingrich Can’t Bully Him to Quit Race

Rick Santorum Says Newt Gingrich Can’t Bully Him to Quit RaceJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(LEXINGTON, S.C.) -- Rick Santorum says he is not ending his bid for the Republican presidential nomination anytime soon -- not if he loses in South Carolina, and certainly not because Newt Gingrich wants him to.Vying to be ...

Romney Reveals His Tax Rate is ‘Probably Closer to 15 Percent’

Romney Reveals His Tax Rate is ‘Probably Closer to 15 Percent’Joe Raedle/Getty Images(FLORENCE, S.C.) -- Mitt Romney revealed for the first time Tuesday that his effective tax rate is “closer to 15 percent,” suggesting that he pays less in taxes than many middle income Americans despite being worth an...

Analysis: Romney Stumbles, Gingrich Shines at SC Debate

Analysis: Romney Stumbles, Gingrich Shines at SC DebateCharles Dharapa-Pool/Getty Images(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) -- Monday night's Republican presidential candidates debate in Myrtle Beach, S.C., was not one of Mitt Romney’s stronger debate performances; he stumbled when confronted by Rick Santorum about...

SC Debate: Romney Says He Will ‘Probably’ Release Taxes in April

SC Debate: Romney Says He Will ‘Probably’ Release Taxes in AprilPAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) -- Amid continued pressure from his rivals to make public his tax returns, Mitt Romney said at a Republican presidential candidates debate Monday night that he will "probably" release that informati...

Perry Camp Explains Suggestion Turkey Is Led by ‘Islamic Terrorists’

Perry Camp Explains Suggestion Turkey Is Led by ‘Islamic Terrorists’Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) -- In response to a question about whether or not Turkey should still be a part of NATO, Rick Perry suggested Monday night that some consider the country to be ruled by “Islamic terrorists.”&...

Perry Faces Backlash Over Daniel Pearl Comment at Debate

Perry Faces Backlash Over Daniel Pearl Comment at DebateJustin Sullivan/Getty Images(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) -- Rick Perry drew criticism Monday night from at least one reporter on Twitter who took issue with the Texas governor’s use of the death of Daniel Pearl, a Wall Street Journal reporter who was beh...

Santorum Blasts Romney in New South Carolina Ad

Santorum Blasts Romney in New South Carolina AdWin McNamee/Getty Images(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) -- Though he pledged earlier in the day to keep his campaign “above board,” and not go negative, Rick Santorum on Monday unveiled a bitingly critical new campaign ad that portrays rival Mitt Romn...

Appealing to Evangelicals, Romney Voices Support of Ministerial Exception

Appealing to Evangelicals, Romney Voices Support of Ministerial ExceptionEthan Miller/Getty Images(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) -- Making an appeal to an evangelical crowd Monday afternoon, Mitt Romney accused President Obama of promoting a path that will lead to a more “secular nation,” citing for the first time a recen...

Santorum to Evangelicals: GOP Needs Nominee Who’ll ‘Take the Bullets’

Santorum to Evangelicals: GOP Needs Nominee Who’ll ‘Take the Bullets’Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(MYRTLE BEACH, S.C.) -- Just six days before South Carolina voters go to the polls, Rick Santorum addressed an evangelical conference Monday afternoon, trying to pitch himself to the crowd.At the Faith and Freedom Coalition ...

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