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Fox News host: Gingrich will ‘take the head off’ Obama

Fox News host Steve Doocy used some violent imagery on Monday to describe how President Barack Obama would fair in a debate against Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich. “Newt was really able to make hay, and some analyst say, you know, it was his performance in the first and second…

More than 220,000 votes already cast in Florida GOP primary

MIAMI — More than 220,000 people have already cast their ballots in Florida’s Republican presidential primary under the state’s early voting system ahead of the January 31 contest, a party official said Sunday. Analysts say those early votes could help establishment favorite Mitt Romney regain some momentum after his bruising…

Gingrich, Romney begin key Florida battle

Newt Gingrich set his sights Sunday on Florida after a stunning win in South Carolina’s presidential primary, while main Republican rival Mitt Romney bowed to pressure to release his tax returns. Gingrich’s resounding victory Saturday turned the topsy-turvy race on its head, and his political resurrection ensures a dramatic 2012…

Scarborough: GOP ‘base is revolting’ against Romney

Conservative MSNBC host Joe Scarborough said on Sunday that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s thumping of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in South Carolina Saturday showed that the Republican base was “revolting” against the party establishment. During a round table discussion on NBC’s Meet the Press, Chuck Todd explained that…

Chris Christie: ‘Newt Gingrich has embarrassed the party’

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) says that former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has “embarrassed” the Republican Party, but former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney never has. Following Romney’s devastating loss to Gingrich in the South Carolina Republican presidential primary, Christie told NBC’s David Gregory that the former speaker just didn’t…

Romney admits ‘mistake,’ will release tax return

After being soundly beaten by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich in South Carolina’s Republican presidential primary, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is pledging to release tax returns for at least one year. On Sunday, Romney admitted to Fox News host Chris Wallace that he had made a “mistake” by not…

House Republicans try to cheer each other up at retreat

BALTIMORE (Reuters) – Republicans in the House of Representatives, having seen their 2010 election victory dissolve into a near-suicidal tax fight, are promoting a repackaged jobs message they hope carries them to victory in the 2012 elections. At a three-day retreat at a harborfront hotel in Baltimore, an hour’s drive…

Romney damaged, but has edge heading to Florida: analysis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Mitt Romney’s expected romp to the Republican presidential nomination turned into a long and hard slog on Saturday, and he leaves South Carolina as a damaged and suddenly vulnerable candidate. But beyond the take-back-our-country frenzy that Newt Gingrich was able to whip up among conservative voters in…

Gingrich declared the winner of the South Carolina primary

After failing to crack the top three in the Iowa caucuses or the New Hampshire primary, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) appears to have reaped the rewards of his anti-Bain Capital documentary and a massive social conservative backlash against former governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) and won the primary in…

Mitt vs Newt Ham House Showdown averted

GREENVILLE, South Carolina (Reuters) – A Ham House Showdown between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich was averted Saturday, but not without them aiming a few shots at each other. Both Republican presidential candidates had arranged campaign events for the same time in the same place – Tommy’s Country Ham House…

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