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Gingrich blasts Romney on abortion, taxing the blind

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – U.S. Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich assailed rival Mitt Romney on Friday, accusing him of paying for abortions with tax dollars and raising taxes on blind people. In a conference call with South Carolina supporters, Gingrich said Romney is a “Massachusetts moderate in the same…

Romney says rivals will close ranks to fight Obama

Mitt Romney predicted Friday that he and his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination will ultimately close ranks to ensure that Barack Obama is turned out of the White House. “We’ll put our egos and bruised feelings aside and then come back and do what’s the right thing for our…

New book describes tension between Michelle Obama and White House staff

A new book detailing life in the White House describes high tension under the tenure of Barack Obama as First Lady Michelle Obama struggled with his top aides over the direction of his presidency. She “cherished the idea of her husband as a transformational figure” but battled with White House…

Paul repudiates supporter’s ‘China Jon’ Huntsman ad

NASHUA, New Hampshire — Republican White House hopeful Ron Paul on Friday repudiated an ad, made by a supporter, that attacks rival Jon Huntsman over his ties to China and suggests he was brainwashed by Beijing. “I haven’t look at it, but I understand it’s an ugly ad, and I’ve…

Santorum: Americans ‘need a Jesus candidate’

If Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum’s latest stump speech is successful, his opponents will find themselves campaigning against Christ. Speaking to a tea party group at Windham High School in New Hampshire on Thursday, the former Pennsylvania senator actually compared himself to the Christian savior. Santorum told the crowd that…

McCain: Romney won’t ‘lead from behind like Ronald Reagan’

Oops, he did it again. For the second time in as many days, Sen. John McCain (R-AZ) has confused President Barack Obama with another person during a campaign event for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. On Thursday, the Arizona senator had declared that “President Obama will turn this country around,”…

McCain goofs at Romney event: ‘Obama will turn this country around’

Failed Republican presidential candidate John McCain’s endorsement of current candidate Mitt Romney may being doing more harm than good. At an event in South Carolina Thursday, the Arizona senator managed to confuse the candidate he was supporting with Democratic President Barack Obama. “I am confident with the leadership and backing…

Huntsman picks up key Boston Globe endorsement

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — Underdog Republican White House hopeful Jon Huntsman got a major campaign boost when he picked up the endorsement of the Boston Globe ahead of the New Hampshire primary. The former Utah governor and ambassador to China opted to skip the Iowa caucuses, instead pinning his hopes…

Romney rivals seek boost from New Hampshire debates

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire — A pair of weekend debates could be the last chance for conservative Republican presidential hopefuls to prove who is the best alternative to frontrunner Mitt Romney ahead of next week’s New Hampshire primary. Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum, fresh off his nail-biter loss to Romney in…

Santorum gets booed after claiming same sex marriage justifies polygamy

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday found himself being booed by a group of students after he failed to convince them that legalizing same sex marriage would also mean that polygamy was acceptable. A young man at New England College’s College Convention 2012 asked the candidate how same sex…

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