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2 years 4 months ago

Obama campaign site draws most traffic

NEW YORK (AP) - More adults visited President Barack Obama's campaign website in January than the four Republican hopefuls combined. That's according to Nielsen Co., which analyzed voter-aged traffic to the official presidential campaign websites. About 4.2 million people visited Obama's site, compared to 830,000 for Ron Paul's and 773,000...

2 years 5 months ago

Rick Santorum takes early lead in Colorado

Colorado Republican caucus results are starting to come in and Rick Santorum is holding an early lead. With 3 of the 76 precincts reporting statewide (or about four percent), Santorum is leading with 146 votes (50 percent). Newt Gingrich is behind him with 69 votes (24 percent), followed by...

2 years 5 months ago

Gingrich: 'We should care about the very poor'

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Newt Gingrich says he believes "we should care about the very poor," unlike GOP presidential rival Mitt Romney. Touring a Las Vegas manufacturing plant on Thursday, Gingrich tried to draw contrasts with Romney and Democratic President Barack Obama. Gingrich said Romney and Obama think all the...

2 years 6 months ago

Cain backs Gingrich's presidential bid

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Former presidential hopeful Herman Cain says Newt Gingrich is "a patriot" who is "not afraid of bold ideas." Cain's endorsement of Gingrich is a boost for the former House speaker coming just days before the Florida primary. The former pizza executive, who left the...

2 years 6 months ago

Romney on the offensive in Florida

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Mitt Romney spent years building a presidential candidacy based on corporate success, a squeaky clean image and an aura of electability that let him focus on President Barack Obama rather than his GOP rivals. South Carolina Republicans destroyed that strategy in an instant, saying they see...

2 years 6 months ago

Colorado Republican caucus to play national role

Colorado's Republican caucus shifted from March to February. Local political figures expect that our caucus--only two weeks from now--will have a loud voice in the national conversation about our next president. Political analysts believe Mitt Romney could have swept the nations votes with a win South Carolina. To the surprise...

2 years 6 months ago

South Carolina gives Newt Gingrich a big win

COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is relishing his upset victory in the South Carolina primary. The win has dealt a sharp setback to former front-runner Mitt Romney and has elongated the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Gingrich praised his GOP rivals after the...

2 years 7 months ago

Negative ads mix with holiday cheer in Iowa

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Iowa residents flipping their TV channels this season aren't finding a whole lot of Christmas cheer. A barrage of negative campaign ads is flooding the airwaves, with ghoulish images of Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi crowding Santa and doomsday music drowning out holiday song. Mitt Romney...

2 years 7 months ago

Poll: Gingrich favored in Iowa

MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Herman Cain's departure from the Republican presidential race has political observers reassessing the field. In Iowa, where the first nominating contest will take place next month, the Des Moines Register has a fresh poll out that puts Newt Gingrich on top with 25 percent support, ahead...

2 years 8 months ago

Gingrich: Cain handling allegations well, so far

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich says rival Herman Cain has handled the sexual harassment allegations against him well so far. But Gingrich is unsure what would happen if more accusations surface. Gingrich, a former GOP House speaker, says Cain seems to have satisfied most people so far...

2 years 8 months ago

Gingrich, Cain face off in sideline debate

(AP) - Presidential candidate Herman Cain is hoping a head-to-head debate with rival Newt Gingrich will turn the page on a politically troublesome week he spent dealing with allegations of sexual harassment. Saturday night's debate in Texas is supposed to focus on issues such as Social Security and Medicare. Organizers...

3 years 1 month ago

Texas' Perry assails Obama on abortion at LA stop

LOS ANGELES (AP) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who has been mentioned as a potential Republican presidential candidate, is accusing the Obama administration of transforming abortion into a U.S. export and breaking faith with the nation's founding principles by supporting taxpayer-funded embryonic stem cell research. Perry, a prominent conservative...

3 years 2 months ago

Ryan: Gingrich 'inaccurate' on Medicare plan

WASHINGTON (AP) - The architect of the House Republican plan for overhauling Medicare says presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's critical description of the proposal was deeply inaccurate and a gross mischaracterization. Last week Gingrich called Rep. Paul Ryan's Medicare proposal "right-wing social engineering." Gingrich took his words back a few...

3 years 2 months ago

Gingriches owed as much as $500k to Tiffany's

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich's family at one point owed as much as a half million dollars to luxury jeweler Tiffany's. Financial disclosures filed by Callista Gingrich show she or her husband also owed as much as $50,000 to American Express. Callista Gingrich, who worked as...

3 years 2 months ago

Gingrich: I'm running for president

ATLANTA (AP) - Republican Newt Gingrich has formally jumped into the race for president. In a post on Twitter Wednesday, the former House speaker says, "Today I am announcing my candidacy for president of the United States." In a YouTube video, Gingrich assures viewers, "There's a much better...

3 years 2 months ago

Gingrich announcing 2012 bid on Wed.

ATLANTA (AP) - A spokesman for Newt Gingrich says the former House speaker will announce Wednesday he is running for president. Rick Tyler said Gingrich will make the announcement by Facebook and Twitter. He will give an interview to Fox News later that night. Gingrich will offer his...

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