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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.

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Prominent Republicans distance themselves from anti-Islam rhetoric

Not all Republicans have embraced the rhetoric of the anti-Shariah movement. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, for example, has had a warm relationship with Muslims in his state.

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‘Counter-jihad’ movement may be small, but its rhetoric has seeped into public discourse

The Norway bomber threw a spotlight on anti-Islam bloggers and activists. Here in the U.S., their rhetoric has influenced mainstream political discourse.

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The view from 10,000 miles: Huntsman brings an outsider’s eye to the 2012 campaign

Jon Huntsman comes to the presidential campaign as something of an outsider. Which view of America will he take: The outlook of the Tea Party, or the outlook of the rest of the world?

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Republicans offer starkly different views on Obama’s Afghanistan strategy

The GOP presidential candidates issued mostly muted responses to President Obama’s decision to withdraw 30,000 troops from Afghanistan by the end of the year.

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Is Jon Huntsman the GOP’s ‘serious’ candidate (and do they even want one)?

Jon Huntsman, a relative latecomer to the Republican presidential field, is hoping to cast himself as the grown-up in the race. But will that matter to GOP primary voters?

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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.

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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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