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Romney's Bain playbook unclear as attacks grow

The core of his presidential candidacy under attack, Mitt Romney has yet to shape a playbook to defend a quarter-century in the business world that created great riches for himself and great hardship, at times, for some American workers....


Gingrich's private ventures are going bankrupt

When he entered the race for the Republican presidential nomination in May 2011, Newt Gingrich was the prosperous head of a small empire commonly known as Newt Inc, which included both for-profit consultancies and nonprofit foundations. Altogether, these entwined ventures pulled in more than $110 million over the past decade. Now the vestiges of this empire are mired in debt, as is Gingrich's campaign fund.


Approach about faith questioned as Romney woos evangelicals

Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's commencement speech at Liberty University this weekend dealt with issues of faith and spirituality in a broad sense, an approach that raises questions about how far he needs to go in discussing his Mormon faith this election cycle.


Michele Bachmann to endorse former rival Mitt Romney

While seeking the Republican nomination for president for much of last year, Michele Bachmann urged voters in her party to support her as the true conservative in the race — a plea that was an implicit dig at front-runner Mitt Romney.


Republicans back Santorum, Rubio for vice president

Rick Santorum

Rick Santorum and Marco Rubio are the top two choices among Republican voters as Mitt Romney's vice presidential running mate, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll released on Thursday.


Newt Gingrich ends 'truly wild ride' of a presidential campaign

Newt Gingrich Ends Campaign

Newt Gingrich brought his presidential campaign to an anticlimactic close Wednesday before several dozen family members, aides and supporters at a suburban Washington hotel.


As governor, Romney faced challenge on gay marriage

When Massachusetts' highest court ruled in favor of same-sex marriage, the Republican's response alienated constituencies on both sides. Critics say he took it as an opportunity to pivot right, hoping to raise his national profile with conservatives.


Romney returning to New Hampshire to mark 'semi-official end' of GOP primary

Mitt Romney

Five states are set to hold primaries in the race for the Republican nomination Tuesday, including Pennsylvania and New York, but Mitt Romney won't be spending his election night in any one of them.


Ron Paul and Newt Gingrich Make Last-Ditch Effort to Hold Off Mitt Romney

Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul

After a three-week lull, the Republican presidential primaries resume on Tuesday when five Northeastern states -- Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island -- have their say.


Romney gets big endorsement before big speech

Mitt Romney got another expected but key endorsement Wednesday before heading to North Carolina to speak in the city where Democrats will nominate President Barack Obama for a second term later this year. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, at one time considered a possible strong contender for the Republican presidential nomination, said on Fox News that he was backing the former Massachusetts governor.


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