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Today Show’s Matt Lauer tweaks Palin for joining ‘lamestream media’

On Tuesday morning’s “Today Show,” former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) appeared determined to play the good sport. For her debut moment, the mother of six appeared hidden behind a pile of newspapers, a joking reference to Matt Lauer’s question yesterday during a pre-appearance chat, asking whether the governor had…

HBO film depicts Palin near ‘nervous breakdown’

HBO’s upcoming film “Game Change” won’t go easy on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, if the first trailer is to be believed. Published online Tuesday, the footage shows off actress Julianne Moore as the half-term governor, jockeying with Sen. John McCain’s top aides for control of the campaign’s message. At…

Palin: Gingrich’s ‘open marriage’ will help him ‘soar even more’

Americans love polyamory. Or not. Speaking to Republican radio host Sean Hannity on Thursday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin (R) claimed that her favored candidate for president, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, somehow stands to benefit by his second wife claiming that he asked her for an “open marriage.” “They,…

Tea party abandons presidential race to focus on Senate

WASHINGTON/CHICAGO (Reuters) – With their favored candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination lagging or out of the race, many U.S. Tea Party activists are shifting focus to the struggle for control of the U.S. Senate. The fizz has gone out of the presidential contest for some supporters of the…

Romney still holds wide lead in New Hampshire: poll

LITTLETON, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney holds a wide lead in the early primary state of New Hampshire, with former pizza executive Herman Cain a distant second place, a poll showed. Romney, a former governor from neighboring Massachusetts, leads the Republican field with 37 percent support…

Sarah Palin won’t run for president in 2012

After months of speculation, ABC News’ Polson Kanneth has learned that former Alaska governor Sarah Palin will not run for President of the United States in 2012. Palin made the announcement in a letter to supporters Wednesday night. “After much prayer and serious consideration, I have decided that I will…

Christie decides not to run for president

TRENTON, New Jersey (Reuters) – New Jersey Governor Chris Christie will announce on Tuesday that he will not run for president in 2012, ending weeks of feverish speculation that he might shake up a wide-open Republican race with a dramatic late entrance. Christie’s decision, Republican sources said, was to be…

Palin organizer: She will announce her campaign in September

Peter Singleton, an activist who is helping organize former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s September tea party rally in Iowa, insisted that Palin will announce her candidacy for president by the end of September. “Labor Day will kick off the Republican campaign for the nomination,” Singleton told the National Review. “She…

Palin says jury duty cut bus tour short

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (Reuters) – Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin said on Wednesday she was pausing her “One Nation” bus tour to answer the call of jury duty and denied media reports her much-hyped multi-state jaunt had been cut short. “The next leg of the tour continues when the time comes,” she said…

U.S. voters uncomfortable with Mormon president

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US voters are uncomfortable with the idea of a president who is a Mormon, even as former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, a Mormon, leads the pack of Republican presidential hopefuls, a poll found. The Quinnipiac University Polling Institute survey however showed that Romney would lose 41-47 percent…

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