Politics

7:26am

Tue January 10, 2012
It's All Politics

What GOP Candidates Need From New Hampshire

Originally published on Tue January 10, 2012 6:01 am

If the New Hampshire primary goes as widely expected, Mitt Romney should emerge the winner among the candidates for the Republican presidential nomination. For weeks, polls in the state have shown him with a commanding lead.

But the 2012 campaign season has already delivered some surprises. Maybe New Hampshire will provide the latest in the series of unexpected twists?

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5:06am

Tue January 10, 2012
It's All Politics

As New Hampshire Heads To Polls, All Eyes Are On Mitt Romney

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney addresses a rally at McKelvie Intermediate School in Bedford, New Hampshire on Monday.
Emmanuel Dunand AFP/Getty Images

Some in New Hampshire have already cast their votes this morning. As they do traditionally, voters in Dixville Notch and Hart's Location, both small northern New Hampshire towns, cast their ballots shortly after midnight.

The Washington Post reports on the results:

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10:01pm

Mon January 9, 2012
It's All Politics

Rivals Attack Romney's Record At Bain Capital

Originally published on Tue January 10, 2012 9:49 pm

Mitt Romney, when he headed Bain Capital.
David L. Ryan Boston Globe via Getty Images

The central argument of Republican Mitt Romney's presidential campaign is that he understands how the economy works — thanks to his business background — in a way that President Obama does not.

Democrats have been challenging the former Massachusetts governor's claim that the private equity firm he founded helped to create more than 100,000 jobs. Now, some of Romney's Republican rivals are raising questions of their own.

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10:01pm

Mon January 9, 2012
It's All Politics

$5M Check From Casino Magnate Gives Gingrich Boost

The South Carolina primary is a week from Saturday. Before then, voters there can expect to be inundated with ads attacking Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his role in Bain Capital.

"We made a $3.4 million ad buy in South Carolina, which is fairly significant," says Rick Tyler, senior adviser to the pro-Newt Gingrich SuperPAC Winning Our Future.

"Fairly significant" hardly does justice to the SuperPAC's plan.

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3:21pm

Mon January 9, 2012
Politics

Ernest House Jr. Appointed Commission of Indian Affairs Head

Tribal Chairs of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs. Colorado Lt. Gov. Joe Garcia and new Indian Affairs Head Earnest House Jr. (third and fourth from left) listen to Tribal Chair Gary Hayes of the Ute Mountain Ute Tribe.
Nathan Heffel KUNC

The appointment of a new head of the Colorado Commission of Indian Affairs was  ratified Monday morning at the first meeting of the commission in the new year.  The approval of the appointment brings an end to earlier controversy.

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