On Tuesday night’s “On the Record with Greta Van Susteren” on the Fox News Channel, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said that major news networks might have secret emails proving that the White House canceled plans to assist the besieged U.S. Embassy in Benghazi.
Gingrich said that the bombshell emails could be revealed within the next two days.
“There is a rumor — I want to be clear, it’s a rumor — [...]
From USA Today:
WASHINGTON – Former House speaker Newt Gingrich, on the eve of suspending his roller coaster presidential bid, said in an interview with USA TODAY that he will embraceMitt Romney‘s candidacy Wednesday and is ready to campaign for his former rival.
The two men will make a joint appearance in a few weeks, when Gingrich will make an official endorsement. The Romney campaign and the Republican National Committee have offered to be helpful [...]
Ron Paul emerged from Tuesday’s five Republican presidential primaries in a stronger position to influence the GOP platform at the party convention this summer and with a better chance to make libertarian principles a mainstay in the GOP for years to come.
Paul, a U.S. representative from Texas, didn’t win a state Tuesday. In fact, he has not won a state since the nominating primaries and caucuses began in January. He remains far behind [...]
First Rick Santorum slipped out of the race for the GOP nomination, and next Newt Gingrich said he would support Romney but would still run. But what about Ron Paul’s quest for the White House?
According to the latest bulletin from the campaign headquarters of the Texas congressman, Ron Paul is still in the race and rolling in the bucks.
Republican Party presidential hopeful Ron Paul is still polling strong among many [...]
By Mitchell LandsbergApril 13, 2012, 12:17 p.m.
Reporting from St. Louis—
Mitt Romney drew a warm reception from the National Rifle Assn. on Friday as he attacked President Obama for “employing every imaginable ruse and ploy” to restrict gun rights, which Romney pledged not to do if elected in November.
Although gun control groups have complained that Obama has done little to support their cause, Romney took a page from the NRA leadership, which has been saying [...]
It’s over, and Mitt Romney is going to be the GOP nominee for president.
That’s the growing consensus among Republican National Committee members who will automatically attend the party’s national convention this summer and can support any candidate they choose.
Even some members who support other candidates begrudgingly say the math doesn’t add up for anyone but the former Massachusetts governor.
“I would be surprised if Romney doesn’t get the number he needs,” [...]
By SARA MURRAY and CAROL E. LEE
CHICAGO—An improving job market is prompting Mitt Romney to scrap his emphasis on the unemployment rate and to focus on rising gas prices and government regulation as evidence that President Barack Obama has mismanaged the economy.
“With the economy looking like it’s getting a little better on the employment front, gasoline’s getting a lot worse,” Mr. Romney told a crowd at a town-hall meeting Sunday in Vernon Hills, [...]
While it has no chance of passage, the GOP 2013 budget, details of which have been leaked by the WSJ, proposes slashing corporate and individual tax rates, collapsing the current six tax bracket system into just two tiers (10% and 25%), lowering top corporate tax rate to 25% and scrapping the anachronism that is the AMT, or Alternative Minimum Tax. Finally, the proposed plan would nearly eliminate U.S. taxes on American [...]
Mitt Romney has a shot at ending the struggle for the Republican presidential primary if he wins primaries in the deeply conservative states of Mississippi and Alabama tonight
The on-again-off-again frontrunner is currently locked in a surprisingly tight three-way battle with former Pennsylvania Sen Rick Santorum and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. Polls show him slightly ahead in Alabama and trailing Gingrich by two points in Mississippi.
Romney, a Harvard-educated Yankee from [...]
By Janet Hook
(This post was updated with results from the Alabama State University poll.)
A pair of polls released Friday shows the upcoming Alabama primary shaping up as a battle royal, with Mitt Romney making a stronger showing than many expected in a state he himself has downplayed as an “away game.’’
A poll by the Center for Leadership and Public Policy at Alabama State University found Mr. Romney with 20.2% support among likely Republican primary [...]
February 28, 2012
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich was the only GOP contender for president to appear at a California Republican Party convention this past weekend, but supporters of rival Ron Paul made sure their candidate of choice was made known loud and clear.
The GOP convention in Burlingame, California became the site of an impromptu Ron Paul rally on Saturday when hundreds of supporters for the libertarian-leaning Republican candidate appeared on [...]
February 23, 2012
The national debt would expand under three of the four GOP presidential candidates, according to an analysis of the candidates’ proposals, The Washington Post reported.
The debt would grow by about $4.5 trillion by 2012 under former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum and by about $7 trillion under former House speaker Newt Gingrich, reaching a level greater than 100 percent of the nation’s economy, according to a report to be released [...]
A Washington Post-ABC News poll finds Mitt Romney’s favorability among Republicans on the upswing. (Washington Post-ABC News / February 22, 2012)
Reporting from Washington—
Mitt Romney hasn’t had a whole lot of good news recently, but here’s some: His favorability among Republicans is on the upswing, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.
The survey, conducted Wednesday through Sunday (Feb. 15-19), shows the percentage of Republicans with a favorable view of Romney rising seven points since a low ebb after his [...]
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich hinted Sunday that if rival Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney loses the primary election in his home state of Michigan, he should drop out of the race.
“If he loses his home state, I don’t see what he says the next morning to his donors to stay in the race,” Mr. Gingrich told “Fox News Sunday.”
If Mr. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, can’t win his home state in a primary election, how can he [...]
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s faltering campaign is expected to get another shot in the arm, CBS News has learned.
Billionaire casino magnate Sheldon Adelson plans to give another $10 million to the outside group backing the former Georgia lawmaker who is running behind former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, a source close to Adelson told CBS News.
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Las Vegas (CNN) – Mitt Romney took a large lead as the first returns started coming in from the Nevada Republican presidential caucuses on Saturday.
With 9% of the results in, Romney had about 45% of the vote while former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Rep. Ron [...]