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October 3, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
South Carolina's Republican presidential primary will be held on Jan. 21, the state GOP chairman announced on Monday. The decision to advance the traditional first-in-the-South contest from late February follows the vote by a Florida panel to set its primary for Jan. 31, in violation of party rules. "Last Friday, a nine-person committee brought chaos to the 2012 nomination calendar. Today, South Carolina restores order," party chairman Chad Connelly said at a news conference.
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March 22, 2012 | Doyle McManus
We in the mainstream media harbor a dirty little secret: Most of us are rooting for Rick Santorum. It's nothing personal, although Santorum is a reasonably appealing guy. And it's not ideological; most of us aren't yearning for Bible-based social conservatism to become the law of the land. It's worse than that. We're just hoping to see the gaudy spectacle of this primary campaign continue as long as possible. If Santorum can't win - and sober analysts, weighing the demographics of the remaining states, warn that his prospects are slim - there's still a chance for the contest to continue.
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OPINION
March 22, 2012 | Doyle McManus
We in the mainstream media harbor a dirty little secret: Most of us are rooting for Rick Santorum. It's nothing personal, although Santorum is a reasonably appealing guy. And it's not ideological; most of us aren't yearning for Bible-based social conservatism to become the law of the land. It's worse than that. We're just hoping to see the gaudy spectacle of this primary campaign continue as long as possible. If Santorum can't win - and sober analysts, weighing the demographics of the remaining states, warn that his prospects are slim - there's still a chance for the contest to continue.
OPINION
March 7, 2012
Will the Golden State matter to Republicans after all? After Rick Santorum's strong Super Tuesday showing, and Newt Gingrich's win in Georgia and his vow to press on through the Texas primary in May and the California vote on June 5, it's possible that this state may finally enjoy the clout it deserves. But don't hold your breath. Mitt Romney may not have sealed the deal, but he is inching closer. By the time it's our turn to vote three months from now, chances are we'll just be going through the motions.
NATIONAL
December 18, 2010 | By Matea Gold, Washington Bureau
CNN plans to host a Republican presidential primary debate next year with the Tea Party Express, a political action committee that featured former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at its events and is now raising money for a new advertising campaign against President Obama. Cable News Network announced Friday that it has teamed up with the Sacramento-based organization to co-host a debate during the first week of September in Tampa, Fla., the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
OPINION
March 7, 2012
Will the Golden State matter to Republicans after all? After Rick Santorum's strong Super Tuesday showing, and Newt Gingrich's win in Georgia and his vow to press on through the Texas primary in May and the California vote on June 5, it's possible that this state may finally enjoy the clout it deserves. But don't hold your breath. Mitt Romney may not have sealed the deal, but he is inching closer. By the time it's our turn to vote three months from now, chances are we'll just be going through the motions.
NATIONAL
January 10, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak and Paul West, Los Angeles Times
Mitt Romney rolled to a convincing victory in the New Hampshire primary, taking a broad stride toward capturing the GOP presidential nomination as the contest heads south for a pair of potentially make-or-break contests. The win Tuesday gave Romney a one-two sweep in the leadoff voting of the 2012 campaign, a first for any Republican apart from a sitting president, as the race moved to South Carolina and Florida. The conservative candidates who stand the best chance to stop him there — former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry — were trailing far back and appeared unlikely to get a significant lift from their performances here.
NEWS
January 13, 2012 | By Christi Parsons
President Obama this morning will ask Congress to give him authority to significantly shrink the federal government by merging six agencies dealing with trade and commerce, a senior administration official said. Obama is seeking power to propose a sweeping consolidation of agencies with overlapping duties with an eye toward saving money and improving performance, the official said. The president is asking Congress to grant him authority held by no president since Ronald Reagan.
NEWS
January 31, 1999 | From the Washington Post
Conservative activist Gary Bauer, who clashed last year with Republican leaders he said were pushing the party toward the middle, will announce today that he is considering a run for the presidency. Although he served as a high-ranking Reagan administration official and later built an influential national conservative advocacy organization, the Family Research Council, Bauer is not well known among voters.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 28, 1999
George W. Bush appears headed toward nomination by acclamation when the Republican presidential convention gets underway July 29 in Philadelphia. That's partly because most GOP party pros smell a winner in the Texas governor, and winning back the White House is what it's all about.
NATIONAL
January 10, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak and Paul West, Los Angeles Times
Mitt Romney rolled to a convincing victory in the New Hampshire primary, taking a broad stride toward capturing the GOP presidential nomination as the contest heads south for a pair of potentially make-or-break contests. The win Tuesday gave Romney a one-two sweep in the leadoff voting of the 2012 campaign, a first for any Republican apart from a sitting president, as the race moved to South Carolina and Florida. The conservative candidates who stand the best chance to stop him there — former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and Texas Gov. Rick Perry — were trailing far back and appeared unlikely to get a significant lift from their performances here.
NEWS
October 3, 2011 | By Michael A. Memoli
South Carolina's Republican presidential primary will be held on Jan. 21, the state GOP chairman announced on Monday. The decision to advance the traditional first-in-the-South contest from late February follows the vote by a Florida panel to set its primary for Jan. 31, in violation of party rules. "Last Friday, a nine-person committee brought chaos to the 2012 nomination calendar. Today, South Carolina restores order," party chairman Chad Connelly said at a news conference.
NATIONAL
December 18, 2010 | By Matea Gold, Washington Bureau
CNN plans to host a Republican presidential primary debate next year with the Tea Party Express, a political action committee that featured former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin at its events and is now raising money for a new advertising campaign against President Obama. Cable News Network announced Friday that it has teamed up with the Sacramento-based organization to co-host a debate during the first week of September in Tampa, Fla., the site of the 2012 Republican National Convention.
NEWS
March 15, 1988 | RUDY ABRAMSON, Times Staff Writer
The Reagan Administration wound up its case Monday for ratification of the U.S.-Soviet treaty to eliminate land-based medium-range missiles, with Secretary of State George P. Shultz rejecting a claim that there are conflicts between officials' public and secret testimony. Appearing before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, Shultz bristled at the assertion by Sen. Jesse Helms (R-N.C.
NEWS
April 24, 2012 | By David Meeks
Mitt Romney has now won all five Republican presidential primaries Tuesday, effectively ending the GOP nomination battle. The Associated Press called New York for the former Massachusetts governor not long after polls closed at 9 p.m. EDT. Earlier, Romney was declared the winner in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Delaware and Pennsylvania. Tuesday marked the biggest day of voting in the Republican primaries since Super Tuesday on March 6, but there was little suspense. With former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum out of the race, Romney faced only Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul, both of whom were well behind Romney in polls.
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