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Des Moines Register Poll: Newt Gingrich Leads in Iowa

In yet another shakeup of one of the most erratic Republican presidential primaries in decades, a new Des Moines Register poll shows Newt Gingrich is the top choice of likely Iowa caucus-goers, while Mitt Romney has slipped into a contest for second place with Ron Paul.

Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 11:40pm

Des Moines Register Poll: Gingrich Leads in Iowa

In yet another shakeup in one of the most erratic Republican presidential primaries in decades, Newt Gingrich is leading in Iowa one month out from the first nominating contest, as Ron Paul and Mitt Romney jockey for second place, according to a Des Moines Register poll published tonight.

The survey found that the former House speaker receiving 25 percent support from likely caucus-goers. Paul, a House member from Texas, got 18 percent and Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, got 16 percent. Eleven percent were undecided, reflecting the fluidity of the contest.

Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 9:40pm

Why Obama Might Veto Defense Bill: It'll Hurt The Fight Against Terrorism

Whatever President Obama’s legacy may be, he does not want to be seen as the commander in chief who turned the United States into the world’s jailer of Muslims without charge. But it’s not because he’s soft on terrorism.

Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 8:40pm

Cain's Endorsement Might Go to Fellow Georgian

As my colleagues report, the remaining members of the GOP presidential field are already racing for the endorsement of now ex-candidate Herman Cain, who stated during his farewell address he plans to support one of his former rivals. The early front-runner?

Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 8:40pm

Why Herman Cain's Influence May Outlast his Campaign

Was Herman Cain ever going to win the Republican Party’s presidential nomination? No. But much to the surprise of political veterans and pundits, he may have permanently changed the way the prize will be won.

Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 5:40pm

Requiem For Herman Cain

It would have been nice if Herman Cain "suspended his campaign" for:
(1) demonstrating no particular depth or understanding of foreign policy at time when we''re in two wars
(2) using taxpayer money to hire the U.S. Secret Service to keep him away from reporters
(3) realizing that, as charismatic as he is, there is a difference between being a talk radio host and a presidential candidate. (Yes, he was a CEO and appointed a "CEO" instead of a campaign manager. But he ran the thing like a reality TV show.)

Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 5:40pm

Race on for Cain Nod

Now that Herman Cain is out of the Republican presidential race, the race is on for the endorsement of the retired restaurant executive whose ability to articulate anti-Washington fervor at one point rocketed to the top of the polls.

Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 4:40pm

Cain Suspends Campaign

ATLANTA -- Herman Cain suspended his campaign for the presidency on Saturday, citing the "painful price" his family has paid for the allegations of sexual misconduct levelled against him.

Though he continued to deny the allegations, he said the "cloud of doubt" they have created left him unable to continue the campaign.

In the hours before he made his planned midday announcement about the future of his presidential campaign, Cain reached out to some of his rivals.

Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 4:40pm

What We Learned: The Nelson Effect

What we at The Hotline learned this week:

-- Looking for signs that Sen. Ben Nelson, D-Neb., is going to run for reelection after all? Majority PAC is airing ads on his behalf, something they wouldn't do if he has already thrown in the towel. National Republicans, meanwhile, are trying to coax Gov. Dave Heineman to run, anticipating a competitive race if Nelson runs.

Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 2:40pm

In Hours Before Big Decision, Cain Makes Calls to GOP Rivals

In the hours before he made his planned midday announcement about the future of his presidential campaign, Republican candidate Herman Cain reached out to some of his rivals.

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Posted: Saturday, December 3, 2011 - 1:40pm