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Jon Huntsman opens the door to ‘tax increase,’ challenges the orthodoxy of the Tea Party

In opening the door to comprehensive tax reform, the former Utah governor is casting himself as the moderate in the race, and taking on the Tea Party.


Tim Pawlenty, neocon?

The former Minnesota governor has tried to burnish his public image by adopting a hawkish foreign policy platform in the early days of the campaign.


Republican rift on foreign policy widens as Pawlenty criticizes ‘isolationist’ rivals

The Republican party is deeply split on America’s wars, and that rift widened Tuesday as Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty criticized his rivals for appealing to “isolationist sentiments.”


In turnaround, Republicans struggle to attack Obama on national security in first debate

“Republicans won’t have the historic advantage that they enjoyed for something like 30 years” on matters of national security, said one Democratic strategist.


Few sharp exchanges in first GOP presidential debate, as candidates assail Obama

The candidates passed on opportunities to clash with one another in their first debate, choosing instead to attack President Obama’s economic policies.

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