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Romney To Attend Wife’s Convention Speech
TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney will attend his wife’s speech to the Republican National Convention Tuesday night. Ann Romney confirmed her husband’s plans while speaking to reporters Tuesday morning as the couple flew from Boston to the conventi…
Christie Promises ‘Hard Truths’ In Keynote GOP Speech
WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s the highest-profile speaking slot at a party convention for someone not running for president or vice president — and at the Republican convention this month in Florida, the role of keynote speaker will be filled by New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. He tells…
Romney Takes Delegate From Santorum in Wyoming
WASHINGTON (AP) — Mitt Romney’s supporters in Wyoming have successfully challenged a delegate to the party’s national convention that had been awarded to rival Rick Santorum — showing the lengths the campaigns are willing to go to fight over a single delegate. S…
House GOP To Unveil Budget Blueprint
WASHINGTON (AP) — Eager to draw a contrast with President Barack Obama on taxes and spending, Republicans controlling the House are releasing an election-year budget plan that would impose sharp cuts on many programs but would still fail to reach balance over the coming decade. Republicans ar…
Capitol Hill Weighs GOP Payroll Tax Gambit
WASHINGTON (AP) — House lawmakers are returning to Capitol Hill to weigh a proposal by GOP leaders to extend the 2-percentage-point cut in the payroll tax through the end of the year and add the approximately $100 billion cost to the nation’s $15 trillion-plus debt instead of scroungin…
Romney looks Beyond GOP Presidential Primary
LONDONDERRY, N.H. (AP) — Republicans have yet to cast a single vote but Mitt Romney is starting to sound like he’s already won his party’s presidential nomination. The former Massachusetts governor ignored his GOP rivals while speaking to New Hampshire voters Tuesday. With Iowa …
House GOP To Reject Stopgap Payroll Tax Cut
WASHINGTON (AP) — With the Senate adjourned for the holidays, House Republicans are moving to shelve a bipartisan two-month extension of the Social Security payroll tax cut that cleared the Senate over the weekend and are demanding instead that their fellow lawmakers return to the Capitol for…
Sen. Barrasso Wins Senate GOP Leadership Post
WASHINGTON (AP) — Sen. Roy Blunt of Missouri, a supporter of Mitt Romney, won a Senate GOP leadership post Tuesday over tea party favorite Sen. Ron Johnson of Wisconsin. The secret balloting elevated Blunt, a former House leader and Romney’s chief advocate on Capitol Hill, to vice chai…
GOP Presidential Rivals To Debate Foreign Policy
WASHINGTON (AP) — Republican presidential candidates are meeting for their 11th debate, ready to discuss foreign policy and criticize President Barack Obama’s handling of it. Tuesday night’s debate in Washington comes a day after a special congressional committee couldn’t…
GOP Is Looking At Primaries In January
WASHINGTON (AP) — A primary, in January? That’s what some states are trying to do again to increase their influence. A Florida commission is expected to announce today that its presidential primary will be held Jan. 31. That’s what Florida House Speaker Dean Cannon says, though …

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