While his rivals scored points against Mitt Romney, none seemed to do anything to upend his candidacy. So the former Massachusetts governor still seemed to have a good shot at winning South Carolina, a state which has voted for every nominee since 1980.
Newt Gingrich criticized Obama for the growth in food stamps, calling him "the best food stamp president in American history." He later said that "more people have been put on food stamps by Barack Obama than any president in American history." We check it out.
The former Utah governor had a bankable blend of looks, charm, money, conservative karma and international street cred. Best of all, perhaps, was his ability to sit down with a big-time journalist and talk a good game.
Much has been made of how conservative Christian voters have struggled to select one Republican presidential candidate. The same can be said about the Tea Party which has largely been critical of front-runner Mitt Romney.
Under heavy pressure from his rivals, front-runner Mitt Romney defended his record as a venture capitalist. He also insisted he bears no responsibility for attack ads aired by his allies, and grudgingly said he might release his income tax returns this spring.
All of the Republican presidential hopefuls take on President Obama in their stump speeches, attacking his health care plan, his jobs record and more. But the shorthand former House Speaker Newt Gingrich uses, calling the nation's first black president the "food stamp president," triggers questions about race.
Opponents of Gov. Scott Walker will deliver a truckload of petitions to Wisconsin's elections board Tuesday in an effort to force a recall election. Thousands of volunteers spent the past two months collecting signatures. Talk of recalling the governor began after he stripped most public unions of collective bargaining rights.
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