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Romney still struggling to woo conservatives

GREENVILLE, South Carolina — Republican voters in this Bible Belt state are still yearning for a bedrock conservative as their presidential candidate, even as Mitt Romney seeks to win them over. “I don’t understand why he’s running in South Carolina,” said Myron Chorbagian at a conservative forum here, adding Romney…

WATCH LIVE: Final GOP debate before South Carolina primary

Republican presidential candidates were scheduled to debate on Thursday for the final time before South Carolina Republicans cast their votes on Saturday. Watch this live video from CNN, broadcast Jan. 19, 2011.  …

Romney scolds protester for asking about the 99 percent

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took a page out of the Chris Christie playbook on Thursday and berated an Occupy Wall Street activist for asking him how he would support less-wealthy Americans. Romney was signing autographs outside his campaign headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina when a man asked, “What will…

Republicans step up attacks before S.Carolina vote

US Republican candidates unleashed a new barrage of accusations ahead of South Carolina’s key vote, as frontrunner Mitt Romney struggled to beat back his conservative rivals. The candidates have also faced heightened scrutiny, with US media reporting on the multi-millionaire Romney’s offshore accounts and a TV network promising an “explosive”…

Romney is only no-show at Republican abortion debate

Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney was conspicuous by his absence evening at a debate organized by an anti-abortion group in South Carolina. Former Speaker of the House of Representatives Newt Gingrich, Texas Governor Rick Perry, ultraconservative former Senator Rick Santorum and Texas Representative Ron Paul all responded to the invitation…

Carter: Gingrich knows how to appeal to racists

Former President Jimmy Carter on Wednesday accused former House Speaker Newt Gingrich of trying to appeal to racists in South Carolina. “I think he has that subtlety of racism that I know quite well, that Gingrich knows quite well, that appeals to some people in Georgia, particularly the right-wing,” he…

Ron Paul: Dept. of Transportation only needs ‘one guy and a computer’

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul doesn’t want to abolish the Department of Transportation, but he said on Tuesday that the agency really only needed “one guy and a computer.” During a town hall event in Spartanburg, South Carolina, the Texas congressman made the case for “user fees” for national parks…

Colbert Super PAC urges South Carolina to vote for Herman Cain

The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC has released a new TV ad in South Carolina that urges people to vote for Herman Cain in the upcoming Republican primary. The 30-second ad states that the people of South Carolina are frustrated with the current selection of Republican candidates.…

WATCH LIVE: South Carolina tea party convention

The South Carolina Tea Party Coalition is holding its first convention in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina Sunday. Watch live video from CNN, broadcast Jan. 15, 2012.  …

Romney takes a hit from the Christian right

CHARLESTON, South Carolina — Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney hit a roadblock Sunday in South Carolina as Christian conservative leaders coalesced behind Rick Santorum in the race for the presidential nomination. A group of 155 Christian evangelical leaders from around the country endorsed Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, Saturday after holding…

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