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National Journal, CBS News to Host GOP Debate in S.C.

National Journal and CBS will host the first Republican presidential primary debate to air on broadcast television next month in South Carolina.

Ron Fournier, National Journal's editor-in-chief, and David Rhodes, president of CBS News, announced Tuesday that the debate will take place Nov. 12 at Wofford College in Spartanburg, S.C.

National Journal congressional correspondent Major Garrett and CBS's Scott Pelley will moderate the debate. 

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 5:40pm

GOP Presidential Candidate Debate Timeline

Even though the Republican primaries and caucuses aren't scheduled for another few months and the Republican National Convention won't be held for almost a year, the GOP presidential candidates have been busy.

Between fundraising and campaigning in early primary and caucus states, the GOP candidates have held several televised debates, and have several more planned. Below is a timeline of all of the planned GOP presidential debates this election season, based on National Journal and other news reports. To navigate, click on the timeline dates or the arrows.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 5:40pm

Barbour Says There’s No Real Front-Runner Yet

Although widely regarded as the Republican front-runner for president, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has yet to convince much of the GOP establishment that he's the one in 2012, according to an assessment by veteran Republican politico Haley Barbour, the governor of Mississippi.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 4:40pm

When Candidates (Literally) Run for Office

Sometimes, politicians take the "running" for office thing quite literally.

Republican Rob Cornilles went up with his first TV ad on Tuesday, a 30-second introductory spot just ahead of the November 8 GOP primary in the special election in Oregon's 1st District. In the ad, the 2010 GOP nominee and sports management consultant jogs through neighborhoods, through a forest, past vacant businesses, finally pausing along Portland skyline.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 3:40pm

Nurses Union To Hold Treasury and G-20 Protests Next Week

More then 1,000 nurses, members of the Occupy Wall Street movement and others fed up with the state of the economy are expected to rally in front of the Treasury on Nov. 3 in support of a financial transaction tax, said Chuck Idelson, the communications director of National Nurses United.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 3:40pm

Cruz in Control of Family Narrative

3:31 p.m. Update: The Cruz campaign notes that the Dallas Morning News story was not the first instance in which Cruz specified that his father came to the U.S. before Castro took power. He has said before, including during his speech at the Republican Leadership Conference this year, that his father arrived in Texas in 1957.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 2:40pm

NRF Wants Delay of New Internet Domain Names

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has not provided enough clarity and guidance as it prepares to increase the number of domain-name extensions available on the Internet, National Retail Federation general counsel and senior vice president Mallory Duncan wrote in a letter to the Commerce Department last week.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 2:40pm

West Virginia GOP Chair Says He Won't Run For Office in 2012

In West Virginia next year, there's a Senate race and a gubernatorial race -- and still zero Republican candidates.

Now, Mike Stuart, the state GOP chair, can be crossed off the list of possibilities. The Charleston Daily Mail reports that Stuart said he's not running for office next year.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 2:40pm

Perry Proposes Flat Tax and Big Social Security Changes

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry on Tuesday unveiled a sweeping economic agenda, anchored by a voluntary, 20-percent flat tax in place of the current graduated-rate income tax system.

Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 2:40pm

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Posted: Tuesday, October 25, 2011 - 1:40pm