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  • Mitt Romney | Ron Paul | Rick Santorum

    Mitt Romney battles Rick Santorum and Ron Paul in caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado, hoping to extend his winning streak in the GOP nomination race.

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    President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is asking top fundraisers to support a Democratic-leaning outside group that is backing his bid for a second term, reversing Obama's opposition to "super" PACs.

  • Vice President Joe Biden, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney's remark that he's not worried about the very poor, the latest gaffe in a campaign rich with blunders, joins a long list of wait-let-me-explain episodes in presidential election history.

  • Mitt Romney waves during a campaign rally at Brady Industries February 1, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

    Republican front-runner Mitt Romney cruised to an easy victory in Nevada , crushing his three remaining rivals and taking command of the party's presidential nominating race.

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    The millionaires, billionaires and companies giving big sums to political committees supporting Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Barack Obama have important business with the next president. Some  are already in trouble with the government. Some are pressing for new laws or regulations that would benefit their interests in energy, mining and high finance.

  • Rick Santorum NH Primary

    Rick Santorum's campaign slogan could very well be one word: doomsday. To hear him tell it, the United States will collapse under the weight of its health care system and basic freedoms will be history.

  • Businessman Donald Trump shakes hands with Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney after announcing his endorsement of Romney at Trump International Hotel & Tower on February 2, 2012 in Las Vegas.

    After a flurry of incorrect reports that Donald Trump was planning to endorse Newt Gingrich, the casino mogul said front-running Republican candidate Mitt Romney was his man.

  • Newt Gingrich, Donald Trump, Mitt Romney

    Media organizations report real-estate magnate and former presidential candidate Donald Trump is to endorse Newt Gingrich. But wait! Others say it's Mitt Romney. The Donald keeps 'em guessing.

  • Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks to the media as Donald Trump listens at Trump Tower following a meeting between the two on December 5, 2011 in New York City.

    Donald Trump intends to endorse Newt Gingrich's GOP presidential bid, The Asssociated Press reports.

  • Mitt Romney greets supporters as he arrives for a campaign event in front of a foreclosed home January 24, 2012 in Lehigh Acres, Florida.

    Mitt Romney says he's "not concerned about the very poor" because they have an "ample safety net" and he's focused instead on relieving the suffering of the middle class.

  • Stephen Colbert

    Stephen Colbert's sway in the presidential election might be a joke, but he's got some real financial muscle — more than a  million bucks.

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    Offering no explanation, the Iowa Republican Party has declared Rick Santorum as winner of the Iowa caucuses, days after saying incomplete vote results precluded it from doing just that.

  • Mitt Romney

    With a fortune estimated to be as large as a quarter of a billion dollars, Mitt Romney is among the wealthiest men ever to run for president, the New York Times reports.

  • Mitt Romney - Iowa Caucuses

    Under new pressure to release his tax returns, Mitt Romney acknowledges that he pays an effective tax rate of about 15 percent because so much of his fortune comes from past investments, The New York Times reports.

  • Romney Readies Counterattack

    Robert Costa, National Review has the latest details on the GOP race for the White House, and discussing the most recent polls, and the Republican strategy of attacking Mitt Romney and his record at Bain, with Ari Melber, The National Magazine, Kevin Madden, JDA Frontline, and Tony Fratto, former White House deputy press secy.

  • Rick Perry SC Primary

    With little to lose, Newt Gingrich, Gov. Rick Perry and their allies are seeking to portray Mitt Romney as insufficiently steadfast in his conservatism in very conservative South Carolina, The New York Times reports.

  • Private Equity Under Fire?

    Debating whether private equity is sound capitalism or a job-killing operation, and if Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry are wrong on the private equity issue, with Wilbur Ross, WL Ross & Co. chairman/CEO; Bob Lutz, former GM vice chairman; and Dean Baker, Center for Economic & Policy Research director.

  • He clearly destroyed the rest of the field in a state that has a primary more akin to the general election compared to Iowa.

  • Mitt Romney

    Mitt Romney won broad support from conservatives and moderates and was widely viewed as Republicans' best hope of defeating President Barack Obama in this fall's elections, preliminary exit polls of voters in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary showed.

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    Voters in the tiny New Hampshire village famed for casting the first ballots in the nation's first presidential primary found themselves in a tie Tuesday between Republicans Mitt Romney and Jon Huntsman.