Romney rises, Perry plummets on Intrade (Daily Caller)
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Daily Caller - The predictions market site Intrade now puts former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney’s chances of winning the Republican nomination at 43 percent, a rise of over 3 percentage points since Thursday’s presidential debate. Texas Govern ...

Santorum: Perry wanted Texas-Mexico health care (Daily Caller)
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Daily Caller - Republican presidential candidate Sen. Rick Santorum launched a new front for GOP attacks on Gov. Rick Perry’s immigration record during Thursday’s debate in Orlando, Fla., charging the Texas governor with supporting a plan for bi-nati ...

Truth Squad: Is Perry behind immigration law?
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At Thursday night's Republican presidential debate in Orlando, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas engaged in vigorous debate with his GOP rivals over immigration and defended his record and views on border security. During the exchange, he specifically mention ...

Romney, Perry Dominate GOP Presidential Debate
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Even though there were nine contenders, Mitt Romney and Rick Perry were the highlights of much of Thursday night's GOP presidential debate in Orlando, Fla. The two leading candidates had a chance to attack each others positions on social security, he ...

Romney Ensures Perry Has Long, Hard Night At Orlando GOP Debate
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Accepting the premise that the race for the Republican presidential nomination has come down to a two-man contest between the frontrunner Texas Gov. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, the question is which of those two can ...

GOP debate: The decline of Rick Perry continues
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GOP presidential hopefuls Mitt Romney and Rick Perry may be seeking a chance to oppose President Barack Obama in the 2012 election but first they must find a way to defeat each other, so they spent most of Thursday night’s debate in Orlando, Florida ...

Rick Perry Pivots to ‘Romneycare’
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 After a shaky debate performance Thursday evening, Gov. Rick Perry tried to regain his momentum Friday by arguing that his economic record in Texas and Romney’s health care record in Massachusetts made up for any deficiencies in Perry’s debate perfo ...

Pundits: Romney the ‘clear winner’ of Orlando GOP debate (Daily Caller)
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Daily Caller - While there is still plenty of time for him to recover, political pundits from both left and right argue Texas Governor Rick Perry had yet another lackluster debate Thursday night. That’s good news for his chief rival, former Massachus ...

Romney tweaks Perry over illegal immigration
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(CNN) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney continued attacking rival Rick Perry over illegal immigration Friday. The former Massachusetts governor... ...

The one thing Mitt Romney and Rick Perry didn't talk about was jobs
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'Why talk about jobs when we can beat up on the children of immigrants?' (Pool/Reuters)   So I just went through the transcript of last night's debate to see what Rick Perry and Mitt Romney had to say about jobs. I came up almost bone dry: Between t ...

James Moore: Mitt Still Can't Beat Rick
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Lucky Ricky Perry is the guy in the perfect position to win the GOP nomination by default. The Texas governor is neither as smart or as poised as the former Massachusetts governor, but he's close enough to be the first choice of the primary voters wh ...

Political Wisdom: The Hammering of Rick Perry
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Last night’s Republican presidential debate may have changed the tide for Texas Gov. Rick Perry. After he was hammered on his description of Social Security as a “Ponzi scheme,” his executive order requiring sixth-grade girls to be injected with the ...

Santorum Rides Wave of GOP Debate
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Until Thursday night, GOP presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum blended into the wide field of candidates vying for the nomination. But Santorum stepped up at the Orlando debate, attacking front-runner Rick Perry on his im ...

Rick Perry's New Endorser: New Hampshire "Sold" Adopted Kids to Homosexuals
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Rick Perry snagged  the endorsement of 27 New Hampshire state legislators on Wednesday, passing fellow GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who has endorsements from just nine Granite State lawmakers. The Texas governor's campaign was quick to br ...

Democrats working to undercut Perry, Romney (AP)
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AP - To hear Democrats tell it, Gov. Rick Perry's economic record in Texas is nothing more than a mirage and his views on Social Security make him "America's Most Dangerous Cowboy." In Massachusetts, President Barack Obama's allies say job creation ...

Timing is everything, and Perry didn't have it
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In any debate, contestants must make decisions given their limited amount of time to speak. On Thursday night, Rick Perry made the wrong ones. The Texas governor came across as forced and all over the place -- awkward, unsure, with no clear strategy ...

Perry-Romney tension heats up as both accuse each other of flip-flopping (Daily Caller)
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Daily Caller - Nine Republican presidential candidates squared off in Orlando, Florida Thursday night. Once again, the back-and-forth between Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney stole the show. ...

GOP Candidates Make Slippery Assertions In Presidential Debate
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WASHINGTON -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared in the latest Republican presidential debate that he had never advocated turning Social Security over to the states.... ...

Maybe Perry Got In Too Late?
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Politico : "It's not quite time for his camp to panic but in his third debate in a month -- nearly as many as he's done in the entire decade he's served as Texas governor -- Perry demonstrated why so few presidential candidates who parachute into th ...

The Caucus: Debate Reinforces Republican Concerns About Perry
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Prepare yourself for at least one news cycle filled with questions about whether Gov. Rick Perry of Texas has lost his status as the Republican presidential front-runner. ...

Mitt Romney Continues To Hammer Perry On Immigration Post-Debate
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ORLANDO -- Mitt Romney has done one thing very well since Rick Perry entered the race. Romney's campaign has hit Perry hard before the debates,... ...

Rick Perry was right: Mitt Romney did remove line about Romneycare
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(Reuters)   In last night's debate, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney got into a scuffle over whether Romney had edited "No Apologies," his campaign manifesto, between the softcover and hardcover editions. Specifically, Perry accused Romney of editing out ...

DOJ: Perry's Texas redistricting plan intentionally discriminates
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TPM: The Justice Department said late Friday that based on their preliminary investigation, a congressional redistricting map signed into law by Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry appears to have been "adopted, at least in part, for the pu ...

Rick Perry Is Scary to GOP Opponents, Obama (ContributorNetwork)
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ContributorNetwork - COMMENTARY | Before the Orlando, Fla., debate, Perry had been blasted by the media for not being very intelligent and having views that were too conservative for mainstream voters. But after the debate, sponsored by Fox and Googl ...

Romney Way Ahead in New Hampshire
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A new Rasmussen survey in New Hampshire is the latest to show Mitt Romney with a huge lead over his GOP presidential rivals in the nation's first primary state. Romney leads with 39%, followed by Rick Perry at 18%, Ron Paul at 13%, Jon Huntsman at 7% ...

More Reacton to the GOP Debate
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My quick reaction was that Mitt Romney was the clear winner of last night's debate. Here are some other thoughts: Walter Shapiro : "After three rocky debates, it is easy to imagine that Perry is beginning to regret that Kennedy and Nixon ever started ...

Republican debate reaction: It was bad. Really, really bad.
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I'm too lazy to get a picture of last night's debate, so here's an earlier one. Not pictured: Multiple hydraulic lines that feed power to Rick Perry's facial muscles. (Mario Anunzi/Reuters) The reviews of the last Republican debate are in, and the r ...

Orlando's 'confrontational' GOP debate: Winners and losers (The Week)
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The Week - Google and Fox News host a pitched battle in Florida between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. And one candidate runs circles around the other ...

Romney and Perry Clash Over Social Security
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Republican presidential hopefuls squared off on the economy, social security and national security during a debate in Orlando, Fla., Thursday. Rick Perry and Mitt Romney went head to head over social security, and Michele Bachmann clarified her earli ...

'Shop Talk': Death Penalty, GOP Debate
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Troy Davis was executed Wednesday for the 1989 death of a police officer, despite protests nationwide and Davis' innocence plea. Also, Thursday night's GOP presidential primary debate included heated exchanges between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. Weig ...

The Caucus: 'Romneycare' Cost Massachusetts Jobs, Perry Tells Conservatives
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Rick Perry tells conservative activists in Florida that the health care law Mitt Romney signed in Massachusetts cost the state thousands of jobs. ...

‘Top Line’ – Debate Winners and Losers
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Rick Perry had a rough debate last night – but the line that may live the longest actually belonged to Mitt Romney, whose statement that “There are a lot of reasons not to elect me” was immediately clipped and saved by Democrats for possible repeated ...

Perry seeks to put shaky debate performance behind him
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Orlando (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry moved to put an underwhelming debate performance behind him during an address to... ...

"You Don't Have a Heart"
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Illustration by Zina Saunders . Click here to watch her animated preview of the debate. Read on for the Mother Jones news team's instant analysis of Thursday night's Fox News/Google GOP presidential debate in Orlando, Florida. Has the Worm Turned fo ...

Larry Flynt offers $1 million for dirt on Rick Perry
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'Hustler' magazine magnate Larry Flynt is looking to catch GOP presidential hopeful Rick Perry with his pants down. ...

WATCH: Conservative Media Freak Out At Rick Perry
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Many conservatives were not happy with Rick Perry's debate performance on Thursday night, and the sentiment was evident in the backlash from right-leaning pundits on... ...

Abbreviated pundit roundup
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Visual source: Newseum Jonathan Bernstein sums up last night's GOP debate: Mitt Romney is easily the best in the field at doing this; he’s really the only one up there who seems even remotely well-cast as a presidential candidate. Of the rest, I sup ...

Perry faces scathing reviews day after debate
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Orlando (CNN) - Rick Perry may be a little saddle sore after the rough ride he had at Thursday's GOP... ...

Mitt Romney on Massachusetts mandate: 'It's a good model for other states ... a terrific idea'
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Given their back-and-forth in last night's debate, I wonder how long it'll take Rick Perry to trot out this video of Mitt Romney from December 15, 2007: ROMNEY: I happen to like what we did. I think it's a good model for other states. Maybe not ever ...

Republican Bachmann: 'We're in for the marathon' (AP)
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AP - Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann refuses to accept that the 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes has come down to a choice between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. ...

Rick Perry, Mitt Romney Spar Over Social Security During Republican Debate
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Rick Perry pushed back on accusations by Mitt Romney that he supports each state creating its own independent system of Social Security, during the GOP... ...

Perry's Grip On Front-Runner Spot Is Soft
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WASHINGTON -- Front-runner status has been fleeting in the Republican presidential contest so far, and Rick Perry's current hold on first place in public opinion... ...

As Rick Perry heads for the political dumpster, Ron Paul stands ready
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After watching another lackluster debate performance by Texas Governor Rick Perry it’s safe to say the current tea party poster child is the new Michelle Bachmann — a flash in the pan headed for the trash compactor. Rick Perry on stage stumbled, sput ...

GOP debate: Social Security a hot topic again
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Mitt Romney chipped away at Texas Gov. Rick Perry's hardline Social Security rhetoric in Thursday night's Florida debate, zinging Perry in a battleground state with millions of elderly voters. ...

Perry and Romney Save Fireworks for Debate, but Take Veiled Swipe
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Hours before they were set to take the stage at a Republican presidential debate in Orlando, Fla., Rick Perry and Mitt Romney spoke to social conservatives, taking jabs at each other without naming names. Perry, who is aggressively campaigning in Flo ...

Reaction to the GOP Debate
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Once again, the Republican debate proved Mitt Romney has been running for president for five years now. He is prepared and able to go the distance with his rivals. Romney easily deflected Rick Perry's attempt at calling him a flip-flopper by stating ...

GOP Presidential Hopefuls Visit CPAC
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For a few days, Florida is at the center of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. After Thursday night's debate, the Republican presidential candidates stopped by the Conservative Political Action Conference in Orlando, Fla. ...

Analysis: Perry, Romney defend records in forum (AP)
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AP - Rick Perry and Mitt Romney struggled with a simple reality in the latest GOP debate: Americans elect only experienced politicians as president, and Republicans nominate only proven conservatives. ...

GOP rivals target Perry in pre-debate criticism (AP)
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AP - Double-teaming front-runner Rick Perry, Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann declared Thursday that social conservatives don't have to settle for a nominee who does not share their values and Mitt Romney said the party should nomi ...

Reconsidering Romney
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Jonathan Chait : "Romney still has enormous vulnerabilities if the right opponent can exploit them. And it's worth keeping in mind that Perry will have more success exploiting them through written speeches and paid advertisements -- he's just too sl ...

Perry to venture into Romney territory
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Mackinac Island, Michigan (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be mostly an unknown quantity to the 1,000 or so... ...

Read Chait
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By Michael J.W. Stickings I used to read Jonathan Chait at The New Republic , now I read him at New York . He's one of the best. Check him out at New York 's Daily Intel blog, or here at his personal page. ********** Here are a couple of recommended ...

Romney holds big lead in New Hampshire (Daily Caller)
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Daily Caller - A Rasmussen poll released Friday found Mitt Romney with a strong lead in New Hampshire, followed by Rick Perry and Ron Paul. ...

Perry Blindsided Again In Debate, Santorum Has Big Night
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ORLANDO, Fla. -- Once again, Rick Perry got blindsided. The Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate, as in his first two debates, started off with... ...

The Fox Freakshow hits Florida: Republican Debate Night #3
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Talk about it here. Watch it live on FNC or (better yet) at YouTube . 6:26 PM PT : And we're back from break. Oh Gawd! They are giving Rick Scott segment to brag about what a great governor he is. Trigger warning next time, please, Fox. Rick Scott i ...

Perry Surrogate: Romney's Got More Mojo Than In 2008
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ORLANDO -- Thursday night's Republican presidential debate showed once more that there are few better preparations one can make for a White House bid than... ...

FACT CHECK: Slippery assertions in GOP debate (AP)
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AP - Texas Gov. Rick Perry declared in the Republican presidential debate Thursday night that he had never advocated turning Social Security over to the states. His denial was hard to fathom given his past rhetoric about the program. ...

Rivals to Perry, Romney Look to Gain Ground
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Rivals to presidential candidates Rick Perry and Mitt Romney will use a nationally televised debate Thursday night to try to find a foothold in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination. Aaron Zitner has details on The News Hub. ...

HPV Vaccine Fact Check: Perry Misstated Relationship With Dying Woman
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One of the high points for Texas Gov. Rick Perry at the Republican Presidential Debate Thursday night came when he defended his decision in 2007 to mandate that girls in Texas be given the HPV vaccine. Perry put a personal face on the story and... ...

Romney: Opposing Tuition Breaks for Illegal Immigrants Isn't Heartless, It's Smart
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Romney shot back and Rick Perry's assertion from the debate Thursday night ...

The Fox Freakshow hits Florida: Republican Debate Night #4
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Talk about it here. Watch it live on FNC or (better yet) at YouTube . 6:39 PM PT : Another question for Johnson, another for Santorum. Let's start a chant: Let Michele Speak! 6:42 PM PT : Everybody on the stage seems to agree the Federal government ...

GOP debate: Winners and losers
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Mitt Romney comes off prepared and presidential; Rick Perry falters and Michele Bachmann gets left behind ...

Mitt Romney 10.0: Mittens Delano Romney
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Mittens Delano Roosevelt   So Mitt Romney would have you believe that of all the presidential candidates — including the one in the Oval Office — he's the one who will be the biggest hero in the fight to protect Social Security. And the biggest vill ...

GOP Sen. Supports Romney on Health Care
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Although republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has been criticized by fellow republicans for the controversial health care law he enacted as Governor of Massachusetts, one senior US Senator has some unorthodox advice for him: “stick to your gun ...

Rick Perry, Beginning of the End?
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If the latest GOP debate produced no decisive winner, it did indicate a clear loser—Rick Perry. ...

The GOP debate: 6 takeaways (Politico)
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Politico - It’s official -- frontrunners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney aren’t a mutual fan club. ...

Second Florida Debate, Hosted by Fox News, to Be Another Perry Skewering? (ContributorNetwork)
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ContributorNetwork - ANALYSIS | Whether one is a Democrat, Republican, or true Independent, an objective look at the last debate held in Florida, the CNN/Tea Party Express event in Tampa, was nothing short of a Rick Perry pile-on. The Texas governor ...

Mitt Romney Goes To The Head Of The (Debate) Class (The Note)
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By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) He may no longer be ahead in many national polls, but as a presidential debater, last night’s performance by Mitt Romney in Orlando proved he’s at the head of the class. The former Ma ...

Republican Presidential Candidates, Activists Meet In Orlando
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A day after GOP debate in Orlando, Florida, the Republican presidential hopefuls are addressing supports and activists at the Conservative Political Action Conference. Follow all... ...

Rick Santorum: DADT Repeal Has Been 'Detrimental' For Gay Soldiers
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ORLANDO -- The most provocative moment from Thursday night's Republican presidential primary debate came when a few members of the crowd booed an openly gay... ...

Amb. Marc Ginsberg: The Perry/Romney Israel-Obama "Shanda"
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GOP Presidential candidates Perry and Romney have a lot to learn when it comes to Israel. The spectacle of Gov. Rick Perry lambasting President Obama... ...

Rick Perry isn't just a secessionist, he's a revisionist as well
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By Michael J.W. Stickings The other night, Rick Perry told Sean Hannity -- who treated Perry the way he treats Sarah Palin, which is to say, the way Sasha Grey , in her former professional capacity, used to treat an erect penis -- that he is not, in ...

The Fox Freakshow hits Florida: Republican Debate Night #5
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Talk about it here. Watch it live on FNC or (better yet) at YouTube . 6:56 PM PT : Rick Santorum says Rick Perry is soft on sovereignty. He brings up the binational health care thing, but it gets lost in the shuffle. Perry's response is that Santoru ...

Perry defends in-state tuition for undocumented (AP)
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AP - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is defending his record on immigration during a Republican debate, saying people who don't support education benefits for the children of illegal immigrants are heartless. ...

Rick Perry Calls On GOP Voters To Pray For Him -- And For Obama
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ORLANDO -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry asked a ballroom full of enthusiastic Republican activists and voters Thursday to pray for him and give him their... ...

Lucky Ricky
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As the Orlando debate demonstrated once again, Rick Perry's greatest asset is his Republican opposition. ...

Gay soldier asking about 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' BOOED at GOP presidential debate
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An audience at the Republican presidential debate in Orlando did not greet a gay soldier with open arms Thursday. In fact, they booed him. ...

Romney: I hope Sarah Palin runs
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Republican contenders will chip away at Texas Gov. Rick Perry's lead in Florida debate Thursday night, zinging his hardline rhetoric on Social Security in a state with millions of elderly voters. ...

Why Romney Wants 'Exciting' Sarah Palin in Presidential Race (ContributorNetwork)
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ContributorNetwork - ANALYSIS | Former Massachusetts governor and current Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney has made some gains in recent national polling, according to the listing at Real Clear Politics, pulling to within four percentage p ...

Republicans vying to take on Obama in 2012 (Reuters)
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Reuters - Republican presidential hopefuls gathered in Florida on Thursday for a debate that is likely to see front-runners Rick Perry and Mitt Romney jockeying for the lead. ...

Michele Bachmann Defends Controversial Comments, Goes After Rick Perry
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Michele Bachmann went after Rick Perry again during the GOP debate Thursday night for his 2007 executive order mandating that young girls receive the vaccine... ...

The Caucus: Live Blogging the Republican Debate in Orlando
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Nine candidates will take the debate stage tonight in Orlando, Fla., in what is likely to feature the continuing slugfest between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. ...

Four things we learned from Thursday's GOP debate
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Here are four things we learned from Thursday night's Republican Party of Florida/Fox News/Google debate in Orlando, the third GOP presidential debate in as many weeks: ...

Rick Perry, Mitt Romney tell each other: Read my book!
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The two leading GOP candidates trade jabs over Social Security and health care, citing each other's books ...

Rick Perry Defends Immigration Stance: 'I Don't Think You Have A Heart'
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Rick Perry went on the defense on the topic of immigration during the Republican debate Thursday night, but stood behind his support for a bill... ...

The Perry factor
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry didn't perform well at the last two debates and Republicans continue to wonder whether he can go all the way; the money men, especially, continue to hesitate. But the polls confirm he is the front-runner. Former Massachusetts G ...

Romney Says Perry’s Social Security Plan is a “Moral Wrong”
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In an oped just posted on Fox News’ website, Mitt Romney says GOP frontrunner Rick Perry’s plan to “dismantle” Social Security would be a “moral wrong.” “Instead of repairing the program as I aim to do, he wants to dismantle it,” writes Romney. “It w ...

Larry Flynt offers $1 million for sexual dirt on Perry (Daily Caller)
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Daily Caller - Hustler Magazine Publisher Larry Flynt is offering $1 million to anyone who can prove they had an affair with Republican presidential candidate Texas Gov. Rick Perry, TMZ is reporting. ...

The Fox Freakshow hits Florida: Republican Debate Night #8
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Talk about it here. Watch it live on FNC or (better yet) at YouTube . 7:38 PM PT : Before the break, Mitt Romney said that his book, No Apologies, proved he was a man of character, and that every word he wrote in that book was a word he meant. Excep ...

GOP hopefuls spar over Social Security (AP)
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AP - Republicans Mitt Romney and Rick Perry are tangling over how they outlined plans for health care and Social Security in their books. ...

George Bush Executed Texans at Faster Rate than Rick Perry
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry has overseen the most executions of any governor in the history of this country, but the rate at which the state of Texas has executed people was actually higher under his predecessor, George W. Bush. Under Perry, Texas has exec ...

Perry tells social conservatives to pray for Obama
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Orlando, Florida (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Thursday asked an audience of social conservatives in Florida to pray... ...

FL-Pres: Perry jumps into lead over Romney ahead of straw poll
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Source: Quinnipiac polls of Florida Republicans released 8/4 and 9/22 Quinnipiac University. 9/14-19. Florida Republicans. MoE ±5.1% (7/27-8/2 results): Perry: 31 (14) Romney: 22 (24) DK/NA: 13 (19) Cain: 8 (9) Gingrich: 8 (5) Bachmann: 7 (7) Paul: ...

Joe Peyronnin: The "Shovel-Ready" Debate
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Immigration, Social Security and health care were the most contentious issues in Thursday's spirited debate among the field of Republican presidential candidates vying for their... ...

Evangelicals Line Up Behind Rick Perry
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By Daniel Burke Religion News Service (RNS) From media mavens to grassroots activists, conservative Christian leaders are heaping praise on presidential candidate Rick Perry, an... ...

Romney: Palin Candidacy ‘Would Be a Good Thing’
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Public opinion polls show most Republicans think otherwise, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said he hopes Sarah Palin joins the 2012 presidential fray. “I think it would be a good thing if she did,” Mr. Romney said in an  interview with USA ...

Rick Perry: I was "lobbied" on HPV vaccine -- by a woman with cancer
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Republican presidential candidate says he was "lobbied" on the controversial Texas vaccine mandate -- by a woman with cancer ...

Romney, Perry spar on Social Security at Florida GOP debate
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Both candidates again turn to each others' books for harsh, personal criticism. ...

Political Wisdom: The GOP Showdown Continues
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The showdown for the Republican presidential nomination continues. At 9 p.m. in Orlando, Fla., the eight candidates who have appeared in earlier debates plus former New Mexico Gov.  Gary Johnson will be on stage.  The nine contenders are expected to ...

Larry Flynt Will Pay Big For Dirt On Perry
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Hustler publisher Larry Flynt wants dirt on GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry, and he’s willing to pay for it. According to TMZ, Flynt will offer... ...

Romney Up Big in New Hampshire
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A new American Research Group poll in New Hampshire finds Mitt Romney continues to lead the Republican presidential field with 30% of likely primary voters, followed by Rick Perry at 13%, Ron Paul at 12%, and John Huntsman at 10%. ...

Florida Gov. Rick Scott: Perry or Romney could beat Obama
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(CNN) – Gov. Rick Scott knows what Florida Republicans want. During an interview on CNN’s “John King, USA,” Scott discussed... ...

Perry has small lead over Romney in Florida: poll
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ORLANDO, Florida (Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry leads rival Mitt Romney in Florida, where the Republican presidential candidates gathered on Thursday for another debate,... ...

Rick Perry’s Natural Gas Cronyism
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Exclusive: Documents show Perry gave Texas jobs to friends from a natural-gas company he co-owned. ...

Larry Flynt Wants Dirt on Rick Perry
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Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt "is putting GOP Presidential candidate Rick Perry in his crosshairs ... he'll be offering up to $1 million for anyone who can prove Perry has had an illicit sexual liaison," TMZ reports. ...

Quotes from Republican candidates' Florida debate (Reuters)
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Reuters - Republican presidential candidates met on Thursday in Orlando, Florida, in the latest of a series of debates about who should be the nominee to face Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 2012 election. ...

Republican powerbrokers don't want Bachmann as the nominee
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Rick Perry: Which of these pics is not like the others? And remember, these wordles are from the comments of primary state activist non-DC Republicans only. Okay, that wasn't hard. Here's your firm answer: Less than six weeks after winning the Ames ...

Quotes from Republican candidates' Florida debate (Reuters)
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Reuters - Republican presidential candidates met on Thursday in Orlando, Florida, in the latest of a series of debates aimed at helping Republicans decide who they want as their nominee to face Democratic President Barack Obama in the November 2012 ...

Romney says US-Israel policy must be in step (AP)
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AP - Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney says there can be no differences between the United States and its ally Israel in its posture in the Middle East. ...

In Rick Perry's Texas, Most New Jobs Have Gone To Immigrants: Study
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As the 2012 presidential campaign has started to take shape, Texas governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry has made much of the Lone Star... ...

Two new polls indicate Romney's the man to beat in New Hampshire
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(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is the leader in national polls in the race for the Republican presidential nomination,... ...

TX-2012 President Republican Primary: Perry 49%, Romney 10%, Gingrich 8% (PPP 9/15-18)
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PPP (D) 9/15-18/11, 400 Likely Republican Voters, 4.9% Margin of Error Mode: Automated PPP Release Texas 2012 President: Republican Primary Perry: 49% Romney: 10% Gingrich:... ...

Romney campaign gains the blessing of former 2012 hopeful
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(CNN) - With regard to supporters, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is now heavy one ex-candidate. A few... ...

Ron Paul second, Jon Huntsman third, Rick Perry embarrassed in New Hampshire poll
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If the new Suffolk University poll predicts future trends, things get interesting. Mitt Romney will get some credit for being far ahead, but since he is a neighbor to New Hampshire, the benefit is limited. What is really interesting is that Ron Paul ...

Should President Obama (wink, wink) embrace Mitt Romney's Social Security attack on Rick Perry?
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In case you missed the latest : Addressing a crowd of mostly seniors and using a new visual aid, Mitt Romney hit Texas Gov. Rick Perry for the Texas governor's past statements that Social Security may be unconstitutional and should be a state progra ...

LIVE UPDATES: GOP Candidates Face Off In Sunshine State Debate
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Nine candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination are facing off in a primary debate in Florida on Thursday night. The two-hour event is sponsored... ...

Perry Leads GOP Field in Florida
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A new Quinnipiac poll in Florida finds Rick Perry leading Mitt Romney in the GOP presidential race, 31% to 22%. All other candidates are in the single digits. However, in general election match ups, Romney is clearly the stronger candidate. He leads ...

The Fox Freakshow hits Florida: Republican Debate Night #1
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Talk about it here. Watch it live on FNC or (better yet) at YouTube . 5:57 PM PT : So....welcome to the party! The crazy party...the Republican Party. The debate starts in about 5 minutes or so...and to give you a flavor of what to expect, I just sa ...

LIVE: Republican Presidential Debate in Florida
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The GOP Candidates square off. ...

Brownback: Perry is my guy (Daily Caller)
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Daily Caller - Kansas Republican Governor Sam Brownback endorsed long-time friend Texas Gov. Rick Perry Thursday. ...

Perry Leads GOP Field in Florida
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Perry Leads GOP Field in Florida A new Quinnipiac poll in Florida finds Rick Perry leading Mitt Romney in the GOP presidential race, 31% to 22%. All other candidates are in the single digits. However, in general election match ups, Romney is ...

The Caucus: Bachmann Tells Social Conservatives Not to 'Settle'
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Michele Bachmann took a gentle swipe at Mitt Romney in remarks to a gathering of religious conservatives ahead of tonight's Republican presidential debate. ...

Florida Debate Will Be Key Test For Rick Perry
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WASHINGTON – Rick Perry leads national polls in the Republican presidential primary, but he has been battered so much this month that if his third... ...

Rick Perry's Florida Co-Chair: Gays Cause Tornadoes
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Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his leadership team for the "Presidency 5" straw poll in Florida, scheduled for October. Although most of the other major candidates have decided to skip the event, Perry is hoping a strong showing ...

Paul Stoller: Rick Perry's Anti-Science America
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Should an anti-science candidate like Rick Perry get elected to the US presidency, what might we expect in the world of higher education? ...

Republicans Debate Again Tonight
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Nine Republican presidential candidates will gather in Orlando, FL tonight for a debate co-sponsored by Fox News and Google. The kick off is at 9 p.m. ET. First Read : "So all the pressure for tonight's debate -- the sixth of the GOP race and third o ...

Poll: Perry Gains Little Traction in New Hampshire
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Mitt Romney remains the clear favorite of New Hampshire GOP primary voters, and Texas Gov. Rick Perry has less Granite State support than former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, according to a new poll. ...

Brownback backs Perry
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(CNN) - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback threw his backing behind Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry Thursday. In a press release... ...

Romney, Trump to meet Monday in NYC
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney plans to meet with Donald Trump in New York City on Monday. Romney is the latest in a series of GOP hopefuls to court the celebrity businessman. ...

Rivals to Perry, Romney Look to Gain Ground
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Rivals to Perry and Romney will use a debate Thursday night to try to gain a foothold in what is narrowing into a contest between two front-runners for the Republican presidential nomination. ...

Perry's Negatives Climb
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Nate Silver notices Rick Perry's negative ratings are on the uptick in recent polls. "It seems possible that if Mr. Perry is the nominee and if economic performance continues to be sluggish, we could wind up with an incumbent president whose disappr ...

Thad McCotter Ends Presidential Bid, Endorses Mitt Romney
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ABC News’ Michael Falcone reports: Rock band guitarist. Congressman. Presidential candidate. Well, scratch that last one. In an interview with ABC News on Thursday Michigan Congressman Thaddeus McCotter said he was ending his quixotic presidential bi ...

Perry Leads Romney in Florida Poll That Spotlights Two-Man Race
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Rick Perry leads Mitt Romney among Florida Republicans and they each hold double-digit advantages over the party’s other presidential contenders, according to a Quinnipiac University poll highlighting the two-man rivalry defining the race. ...

Kansas conservative governor Brownback endorses Perry
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By Kevin Murphy KANSAS CITY, Kan (Reuters) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry picked up the endorsement of another conservative governor in his bid for the... ...

Romney Holds Massive Lead in New Hampshire
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A new Suffolk University/7NEWS poll in New Hampshire shows Mitt Romney with a huge lead over his Republican rivals in the presidential race. Romney leads with 41%, followed by Ron Paul at 14%, Jon Huntsman at 10% and Rick Perry at 8%. Said pollster D ...

Romney Leads in Arizona
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A new Summit Consulting Group (R) survey in Arizona shows Mitt Romney leading Rick Perry by six points in the Republican presidential primary, 31% to 25%. All other candidates are in the low single digits. The Arizona primary is now scheduled for Feb ...

Former GOP Front-Runner Romney Seeks Opening
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The Republican presidential candidates debate again on Thursday night in Florida. And Mitt Romney is eager to find a way to knock Rick Perry off his perch as the new GOP leader. Romney's challenge: convincing Republican voters that backing Perry now ...

Road to the Republican nomination rolls through the Sunshine State
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For the second time in a week and a half, Republican presidential candidates will debate in Florida, a state which will play a large part in electing the 2012 GOP nominee. ...

McCotter Ends Presidential Bid
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Rep. Thaddeus McCotter (R-MI) told the Detroit News that he will drop out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Instead, he will endorse Mitt Romney and will likely run again for the 11th District congressional seat he's held since ...

Perry present favorite among Florida Republicans (AP)
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AP - A new poll shows Florida Republicans slightly prefer Texas Gov. Rick Perry over former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in their party's battle to find a nominee to face President Barack Obama next year. ...

Poll: Perry on top in Florida but Romney fares better against Obama
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(CNN) - Hours before the second Republican presidential debate to be held in Florida in the past week and a... ...

A vote for Mitt Romney is a vote for Wall Street
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By Michael J.W. Stickings ThinkProgress : Two months ago, the Washington Post revealed that Mitt Romney's presidential bid is largely fueled by Wall Street money , including major donors from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, and Bank of America. [Yest ...

Florida Could Decide GOP Nominee
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Ed Kilgore : "After a number of feints in the direction of total primary calendar-screwing anarchy, Florida Republicans seem happy to maintain their state's fifth-place position in the nominating process, just after South Carolina.... With Romney cu ...

Rep. Darrell Issa: ‘Mitt Romney is the right candidate’ (Daily Caller)
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Daily Caller - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney announced Thursday that he had received the endorsement of California Republican and House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa. ...

Poll: Romney leads New Hampshire, Huntsman in third, Perry in fourth (Daily Caller)
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Daily Caller - Mitt Romney still holds a commanding lead in New Hampshire, a state where Perry has barely broken through, according to a poll released Thursday. ...

Perry Ally Makes Questionable Connection Between Gays, Tornadoes
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Earlier this week, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announced his leadership team for the "Presidency 5" straw poll in Florida, scheduled for October. Although most of... ...

Report: McCotter drops out of presidential race, will endorse Romney (Daily Caller)
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Daily Caller - The Republican presidential primary field has lost one contender. ...

Perry and Romney: Showdown in the Sunshine State
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Rick Perry has pulled the rug out from under Mitt Romney in the Sunshine State. ...

Perry, Romney feud on Social Security
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Rick Perry’s and Mitt Romney’s escalating feud over Social Security has set the stage for Thursday’s GOP debate in Florida. Read more... ...

Road to GOP nomination rolls through Florida
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(CNN) – For the second time in a week and a half, Republican presidential candidates will debate in Florida, a... ...

Perry: Don’t Nominate ‘Obama Lite’
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Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Wednesday night that it would be unwise for the GOP to get behind "Obama lite" in its quest to unseat President Barack Obama. ...

Who Did Rick Perry Pick As His Top Environmental Cop?
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During his nearly 11 years as Texas governor, Rick Perry has sidled up to big polluters while pocketing their campaign donations, battled the efforts of... ...

Conservative ire with Perry runs deep, reflects racial politics (Daily Caller)
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Daily Caller - Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s clashes with conservative activists are nothing new: A bitter battle over racial preferences and liberal judges has raged in the tight-knit world of Lone Star politics since 2001. ...

Romney Sharpens Attacks on Republican Rival Perry to Narrow Lead
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Mitt Romney spent the first five months of his bid for the Republican presidential nomination as a vulnerable frontrunner. ...

Poll Has Good News For One GOP Presidential Contender
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By STEVE PEOPLES, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) EXETER, N.H. -- Mitt Romney may be tightening his grip on New Hampshire voters, despite tremendous buzz surrounding Texas... ...

Who Did Rick Perry Pick As His Top Environmental Cop?
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During his nearly 11 years as Texas governor, Rick Perry has sidled up to big polluters while pocketing their campaign donations, battled the efforts of the Environmental Protection Agency, and blocked environment regulations in a state that  ranks ...

Romney dominates NH poll, well ahead of Perry (AP)
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AP - Mitt Romney may be tightening his grip on New Hampshire voters, despite tremendous buzz surrounding Texas Gov. Rick Perry in the nation's first presidential primary state and elsewhere. ...

The GOP Primary Race: Four Lessons From Florida
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A presidential debate Thursday night in the Sunshine State kicks off three days of GOP politicking. A new poll also sheds light on the field of candidates — and offers some hints about how issues like Social Security might play with Florida voters. T ...

Issa endorses Romney
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(CNN) – Republican Rep. Darrell Issa endorsed Mitt Romney for president Thursday, the candidate announced in a press release. The... ...

Romney questions Perry's stance on Social Security (AP)
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AP - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Wednesday questioned how Rick Perry would fix Social Security as the focus of the GOP presidential race turns to senior citizen-rich Florida this week. ...

Poll: Romney overwhelming front-runner in New Hampshire
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(CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry may be the leader in national polls in the race for the Republican presidential... ...

WATCH: Rick Perry Addresses Secession Issue
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During an interview on Fox News on Wednesday night, Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry was asked about the issue of secession. In 2009, the Texas... ...

Perry fights back on secession claim
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Washington (CNN) – In his first nationally televised interview since launching his presidential bid, Texas Gov. Rick Perry fought back... ...

Perry opens S.C. HQ, announces legislative support
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Columbia, South Carolina (CNN) – GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry’s wife was on hand for the grand opening of the... ...

Bob Cesca: Rick Perry's Epic Lying Could Make Him the Next President
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Rick Perry's new video is a fantastic example of the Republican capacity to obfuscate the truth and win supporters in spite of flagrantly lying to them. They're able to get away with whopper lies so massive, they're almost hilariously off the rails. ...

Romney slams Perry on Social Security in Florida
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Stumping in Florida before the Republican straw poll, Romney accuses Perry of wearing his religion on his "Sleeve" ...

Mitt Romney Gets Specific on Social Security Plans
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GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney gave specifics this morning to shore up Social Security, a government program that continues to emerge as the No. 1 issue between him and his chief rival, Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Speaking at a hotel near the Miam ...

DNC offers questions for Romney
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 With Mitt Romney proposing six questions for his Republican rival Rick Perry, the Democratic National Committee is determined not to let Romne ...

Mitt Romney: Corporations are still people
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( Matthew Reichbach ) Mitt Romney is still speaking out on behalf of poor, downtrodden corporations : Speaking to a town hall-style gathering at a Miami airport hotel, the former Massachusetts governor repeated the line he first said last month at t ...

Romney presses Perry on Social Security views
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By John Whitesides WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney stepped up his criticism of rival Rick Perry over Social Security on Wednesday, the... ...

Mitt Romney says he's one of 'us' in the middle‑class
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Mitt Romneybot being one of "us" at Daytona (Reuters)   Those of "us" in the middle-class? Really, Mitt? Romney calls for a tax policy that will help "us" in the middle class MIAMI - Mitt Romney suggested Wednesday that he feels the pain of the midd ...

Romney questions Perry stance on Social Security (AP)
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AP - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is raising new questions in Florida about his rival Rick Perry's position on Social Security. ...

It's Simple: Keep Your Hands Off Social Security and Medicare!
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It's Simple: Keep Your Hands Off Social Security and Medicare! ...

The Caucus: In Florida, Romney Belittles Perry on Social Security
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The discussion over Social Security is playing out with fresh intensity in Florida, where aging voters are a critical segment of the electorate. ...

Mitt Romney Rules Out Rick Perry's Idea Of Moving Social Security To States
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WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign said Wednesday it has ruled out the idea, floated by fellow Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry, of moving Social Security... ...

Lockheed Martin's CEO Is AFTER Your SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK!
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Lockheed Martin's CEO Is AFTER Your SOCIAL SECURITY CHECK! ...

Paul Ryan Backs Up Rick Perry: Social Security Is A Ponzi Scheme
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WASHINGTON -- Speaking on conservative radio on Tuesday, Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) agreed with Texas Gov. Rick Perry's (R) claim that Social Security is a... ...

Jagadeesh Gokhale: Social Security Ponzi Scheme? Perhaps, but That's Not the Problem
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Presidential candidate Governor Rick Perry's claim that Social Security is a "Ponzi scheme" sparked a firestorm, but the comparison is not wholly inappropriate. Even so, that is wrong issue to focus on. ...

Earl Ofari Hutchinson: Gutting Social Security Would Devastate Blacks and Hispanics
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Any tweak, reduction, or downsize of Social Security would virtually guarantee that the economic pain to blacks and Hispanics would be unimaginable. ...


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