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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

Gingrich, Perry Fail to Qualify for Virginia Primary

It's a two-way race for Virginia's 50 delegates on March 6.

Early on Saturday, Newt Gingrich became the latest candidate to not qualify for the ballot, the Republican Party of Virginia announced. On Friday evening, Texas Gov. Rick Perry was also disqualified by the state Republican party.

"We will closely review the facts and law to determine whether an appeal or challenge is warranted," Perry Communications Director Ray Sullivan said in a statement.

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

Can Paul Repeat His Iowa Feats in New Hampshire?

If Ron Paul wins Iowa, as he’s currently favored to do, his campaign’s viability as a threat to win the nomination could hinge in large part on how he does in New Hampshire. And despite polling poorly there so far, there’s reason to suspect that the White House hopeful has a chance to connect with the state’s independent-minded voters.  

Posted: Saturday, December 24, 2011 - 7:40am

Perry Fails to Qualify for Virginia Primary

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has become the latest GOP hopeful to fail to qualify for Virginia's March 6 presidential primary, the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports.

Perry failed to collect the requisite 10,000 signatures required to appear on the ballot, according to the state's Republican Party. GOP officials are still assessing whether former House Speaker Newt Gingrich collected 10,000 valid signatures.

Posted: Friday, December 23, 2011 - 8:40pm