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Ex-Aide: Ron Paul Foreign Policy is 'Sheer Lunacy'

Ron Paul is not having the best holiday season.  First the media discovered racist, anti-Semitic newsletters that went out under Paul’s name in the 1970s, ‘80s and ‘90s. Then the New York Times did a story about the support Paul draws from white supremacists and anti-Semites.  

Posted: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 4:40pm

Romney, Gingrich Iowa Bus Tours: Too Late or Just in Time?

In the end, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich decided that resistance was futile and maybe even counter-productive. A week before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, the two are finally about to launch bus tours of the state.


Romney has been tending to his firewall in New Hampshire and trying to seem like he's not working too hard in Iowa lest he be embarrassed on caucus night. Gingrich has played the VIP celeb, counting mainly on debates to make him a contender.

Posted: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 2:40pm

Perry Racks Up Security Bills for Texas Taxpayers

Besides President Obama, Rick Perry has the largest security detail in the 2012 race, the New York Times reports. And Texas taxpayers are paying as much as $400,000 a month to foot the bill.

Posted: Monday, December 26, 2011 - 12:40am

Poll: Romney Well Ahead in N.H.

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is maintaining his commanding position atop the field of Republican candidates for president in the first-in-the-nation primary state of New Hampshire, according to a new poll published in Christmas Day editions of the Boston Globe.

Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2011 - 12:40pm

What an Army Withdrawal Looks Like—PICTURES

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Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2011 - 8:40am

Iraq War Has Ended, But Logistical Battle Still Under Way

Earlier this month, the U.S. Army ceremoniously rolled and sheathed its flags in Iraq, sending a very clear signal: The war is over. But in the sandy environs of Kuwait, the Army is waging another campaign.

The war might have ended, but the logistical battle to move roughly 4 million pieces of equipment—from armored vehicles to computers stripped of their hard drives—won’t be over by Christmas, as the war was for the troops.

Posted: Sunday, December 25, 2011 - 8:40am

What We Learned: I (Don't) Love the '90s

What we at The Hotline learned this week:

-- We're reminded that the 1990s were not that long ago. Mitt Romney's Senate run against the late Sen. Ted Kennedy and Newt Gingrich's time as speaker have come under scrutiny this campaign season. Now, Rep. Ron Paul's, R-Texas, newsletters have reappeared again and on CNN, he went as far as to prematurely end an interview with Gloria Borger over the matter.

Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 4:40pm

No Write-In Option For Virginia GOP Primary

CORRECTION: An earlier version of this article misstated the date on which signatures were due. They were due on Dec. 22.

Comments from Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign that the former House speaker "will work with the Republican Party of Virginia to pursue an aggressive write-in campaign" in Virginia do not mesh with Virginia state laws or the rules of the Republican Party of Virginia.

Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 2:40pm

In Ballot Fiasco, Virginia Loses Chance to be Relevant

The Republican nomination fight might be all but over by March 6, or Super Tuesday, when Virginia holds its primary. But if there is still a contest, the state's chance to be relevant has vanished with the fiasco over its primary ballot.

Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 12:40pm

Washington Week Round Table: A Look Back at 2011

This week, we look back at 2011 and forward to 2012. We’ll analyze battles between Congress and the President, the economy, the killing of Osama bin Laden, the pullout of US troops in Iraq while fighting continues in Afghanistan, and more. Joining Gwen: Helene Cooper, New York Times; Michael Duffy, Time Magazine; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; David Wessel, Wall Street Journal.

Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 10:40am