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Suddenly, Ron Paul is a contender

Pumped up by a record day of online fundraising, Republican presidential contender Ron Paul said Wednesday he hopes to do well in a New Hampshire campaign in which he's emerging…

A fly in the GOP’s ointment

New Hampshire is known for turning Republican presidential primaries upside down. It could happen again this year. "We're a little tiny state, but we get to go out and rub shoulders with…

Christian right comes apart

The splintering of prominent Christian conservatives over the Republican presidential contenders reflects a schism — between the dogma of God, guns and gays and the desire to beat Hillary Clinton. Months…

So much for female ethics

Any smidgen of hope I managed to harbor that women politicians have a keener sense of ethics or honesty than their male counterparts was smashed to scintillas after listening to…

Brownback endorses McCain

Sam Brownback, a Kansas conservative and favorite of evangelical Christians, on Wednesday endorsed former Republican presidential rival John McCain, calling the Arizona senator "the best pro-life candidate to beat Hillary…

Pat Robertson endorses Rudy

Pat Robertson, a prominent Christian leader and social conservative, endorsed Republican presidential candidate Rudy Giuliani on Wednesday. "It is my pleasure to announce my support for America's Mayor, Rudy Giuliani, a…

Hillary vows crackdown on Blackwater

Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton Tuesday vowed to rein in huge private security contractors like Blackwater in Iraq if she is elected president next year. Clinton slammed the Bush administration for…

Hillary’s favor

Hillary Rodham Clinton wants to have it both ways on driver's licenses for illegal aliens -- yes, they should have them; and no, they should not, and that's final, understand? …

Paul’s fundraising turns heads

Ron Paul's head-snapping fundraising puts a new face on a campaign that the media, politicians and much of the public had relegated to the sidelines. The Texas congressman is now the…

Mixed reviews on Thompson

The returns are mixed on Fred Thompson's first two months in the presidential race. The Republican candidate has battled criticism for his light campaign schedule, laid-back style and rambling speeches.…