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Come to ABC News and Yahoo! at 9 p.m. ET on Saturday to watch the Republican presidential debate in Des Moines, sponsored by ABC News, Yahoo News, WOI-TV, The Des Moines Register and the Iowa GOP. You will be able to provide real-time feedback, and to read and watch live coverage and analysis. Amy Walter is the political director for ABC News and David Chalian is the Washington bureau chief for Yahoo News. Here is their analysis of what to look for when the candidates take the stage. By David Chalian and Amy Walter David Chalian: With 25 days to go before Iowa Republicans brave the January cold to head to their caucuses and cast the first votes in the 2012 GOP nomination battle, Saturday night’s debate seems particularly well timed to hear the candidates’ closing [...]
From Kiplinger Letter It's hard to ignore Newt Gingrich’s return from the dead as a viable Republican presidential candidate, but it is easy to take his second act with a grain of salt. Labeled an also-ran presidential wannabe at the outset of the election season, Gingrich has emerged as the latest flavor-of-the-month in the GOP’s White House sweepstakes. But is Mitt Romney’s camp nervous? Not so much, though it is retooling its strategy to target a candidate it had long ago written off as a legitimate threat. Read the full story by Kenneth R. Bazinet, Associate Editor, The Kiplinger Letter - Can Gingrich Derail Romney?.
A poll released late Wednesday has to be of worry to the Romney campaign. Newt Gingrich has taken significant leads in Iowa 33% to Romney's 20%, in South Carolina 43% to 20% and in the battle state of Florida 48% to 25%. In New Hampshire, where Romney was seen as unbeatable, Gingrich has made a 19 point gain. The former Speaker's was seen as dead earlier this year when his campaign staff quit. Gingrich has slugged along slowly and has done well in all debates. He particularly shone during the Foreign Affairs/National Security debate. Romney, who has been the front runner for some time, has not resonated with most conservative voters. It would seem that conservatives have thrown their weight behind Gingrich, after the suspension of Herman Cain's campaign. Despite [...]
Although Former Speaker Pelosi Denies this, she offered to give Gingrich and early Christmas gift by releasing information from behind closed door meetings. Gingrich called her threat "capriciously political" and a "tainted political ethics operation" because she ignored ethics issues in her own party while going after Republicans. Pelosi stated that she wasn't going to release anything that wasn't already in the "Public Domain" like This report on Newt Gingrich . Problem is, that report is 1270 pages not thousands. So what does Pelosi mean, she is going to re-release information? What like a K-Tel Christmas Album? We already know all those songs. Odd. White House hopeful Newt Gingrich welcomed House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi's threat to unearth information [...]
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee and host of Huckabee on FOX News hosted a forum for six GOP Presidential hopefuls. The forum gave candidates the opportunity to respond to questions from State Attorneys General Pam Bondi of Florida, Ken Cuccinelli of Virginia, and Scott Pruitt of Oklahoma. The Attorneys General are challenging the "Individual Mandate" of the Affordable Health Act (Obamacare), which will be heard by the Supreme Court, with a ruling expected by mid 2012. Each candidate appeared at the forum individually, allowing each to answer questions in detail. The forum gave candidates equal time to answer questions, which were to the point. Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Rick Perry and Mitt Romney attended. Jon Huntsman and Herman Cain, [...]
By Albert N. Milliron While you wolfed down that Turkey Sandwich, Stand in lines for Black Friday Game consoles, than go to your favorite local store on Shop Local Saturday, and mouse clicks all around in the early hours of Cyber Sunday, we were here awaiting the New Hampshire Union Leader to post their endorsement for President. Oh, the life of a Politisite political pundit. But finally it arrives, Mitt Romney? Jon Huntsman? Not a chance, We were shocked! The Union Leader wants political experience in a divided government. That would be Newt Gingrich. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has clinched an important endorsement from New Hampshire’s largest newspaper, New Hampshire Union Leader. Despite his stance on immigration, Gingrich continues in a statistical tie with front runner [...]
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has clinched an important endorsement from New Hampshire's largest newspaper, New Hampshire Union Leader. Despite his stance on immigration, Gingrich continues in a statistical tie with front runner Mitt Romney in most polls. In New Hampshire there is, however a big gap. Mitt Romney leads the former speaker 41 to 14%. While still trailing President Obama in a head on match up, Gingrich, according to a Rasmussen poll of 21 November, show Obama would receive 46% to Gingrich's 40%. Whether or not the newspapers endorsement will have any effect outside of New Hampshire remains to be seen. President Obama is seen as missing in action on most issues and a majority of Americans believe that the country is moving in wrong direction. Rasmussen's [...]
Washington (CNN) -- A Republican presidential debate on Tuesday focused on national security issues exposed deep fault lines within the GOP over how to grapple with the nation's challenges overseas. The eight Republican candidates who took to the CNN debate stage in downtown Washington differed on a range of issues confronting the United States, including the war in Afghanistan, aid to Pakistan and cuts in defense spending. The issue of illegal immigration also arose again as the newest Republican front-runner, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, called for a "humane" approach to immigration policy, a position at odds with many conservative activists who dominate key nominating contests in Iowa, South Carolina and Florida. Gingrich stressed the importance of securing the United States [...]
Like BBs in a freight train Craig Schoenfeld, who quit as Newt Gingrich's Iowa State Director during the mass exodus of aides back in June, is rejoining the campaign as a senior adviser, Schoenfeld and the campaign confirm. Katie Koberg, who served as Schoenfeld's deputy, is also coming back on board as an advisor. After leaving the campaign, Schoenfeld for a brief time worked for Americans for Rick Perry, an independent 527 group that supported the Texas Governor's candidacy. Schoenfeld is a longtime Iowa Republican operative who was a senior member of President George W. Bush's 2000 Iowa team. via Staffers who left Gingrich campaign to return - Political Hotsheet - CBS News.
Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are in a dead heat as the top choices for Iowans likely to attend the Jan. 3 Republican presidential caucuses. A Bloomberg News poll shows Cain at 20 percent, Paul at 19 percent, Romney at 18 percent and Gingrich at 17 percent among the likely attendees with the caucuses that start the nominating contests seven weeks away. Economic issues such as jobs, taxes and government spending are driving voter sentiment, rather than such social issues as abortion and gay marriage, the poll finds. Only about a quarter of likely caucus-goers say social or constitutional issues are more important to them, compared with 71 percent who say fiscal concerns. via GOP Candidates in Four-Way Dead Heat - Bloomberg.