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The Republican party chairman claims “most Americans” agree with Mitt Romney “that marriage ought to be defined between one man and one woman.” Americans are closely divided on the issue. Read more»

Ron Paul speaks at a Tea Party rally at the Texas Capitol on May 6.

Republican presidential candidate and U.S. Rep. Ron Paul announced in a statement released Monday announced that he would stop campaigning in states that have not yet voted. Read more»

Enrique Peña Nieto in March.

The Mexican presidential election is Enrique Peña Nieto's to lose. The PRI candidate has projected polish, popular appeal and power in his drive to take the presidency. Read more»

Rick Perry gives a thumbs up as he leaves after suspending his bid for the U.S. presidency Thursday.

Rick Perry, who jumped into the presidential race in August and shot to the front of the crowded field, dropped out of the race Thursday. He endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. An advisor said Perry might run again. Read more»

Gov. Rick Perry unfolding a Texas map on Dec. 31, 2011, to show Des Moines residents where his hometown of Paint Creek is located.

If Gov. Rick Perry falls short in the Iowa caucuses, an increasingly likely outcome, there may be a feeling among frustrated supporters and objective observers alike: He could have had this. Read more»

Despite reaching the top tier of several GOP presidential polls, and being considered a real possibility to win the Iowa caucuses, Ron Paul has already been named as a potential third-party presidential candidate. Read more»

Former Alaska governor Sarah Palin appears at a campaign event for conservative Texas Governor Rick Perry three weeks before voters choose between Texas' longest standing governor and their 17-year U.S. Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison.

In the array of governors who turned to national politics — a collection that includes four of the last six presidents and a horde of contestants who didn’t make it — Rick Perry looks a lot more like Sarah Palin than like George W. Bush. And not just in his politics. Read more»

Texas Gov. Rick Perry

In unveiling his proposed “flat tax” overhaul of the tax system, Rick Perry promised that “taxes will be cut across all income groups in America.” But a newly released analysis of his plan concluded that many lower-income persons and families would see their taxes go up. Read more» 1

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie speaks at a rally for Massachusetts candidate for governor, Charlie Baker, in 2010.

Chris Christie will announce his presidential candidacy. You can count on it. But he won’t really be running for president. Read more» 1

Texas Gov. Rick Perry makes another wildly false claim in a new Web ad — saying that the U.S. poverty rate has hit an "all-time high." In fact, the rate is the highest since 1993, but 7.3 percentage points lower than it was in 1959. Read more» 1

Brewer in February, 2011.

Saying she's satisfied that a scheduled GOP debate will push Arizona issues to the forefront, Gov. Jan Brewer announced the state's presidential primary will remain on Feb. 28. Read more»

Didja see the Republican debates the other night? Didja catch the ovation the crowd gave to the news Gov. Rick Perry had offed 234 death row inmates? Read more» 2

There were clear winners and losers in the latest Republican debate, held at the Reagan Library. The biggest winner was anarchy. Read more» 1

Presidential hopeful Rick Perry lunches with business leaders at the Star Restaurant in Dubuque on August 16.

Just days before announcing his candidacy for president, Gov. Rick Perry sent a letter to the Obama administration saying Washington owes Texas more than $349 million for Texas' incarceration of illegal immigrants. Read more» 1

Ron Paul at the Iowa Straw Poll, Aug. 13.

Three-time presidential candidate Ron Paul is consistently disregarded by the media. But the 76-year-old Texas Republican Congressman, tiny-government ideals have become increasingly relevant to the national debate. And, despite some eye-rolling by television anchors, there's been plenty of substantive coverage of Paul's ideals and track record. Read more»

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