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July 20, 2011 | By Angela Delli Santi, Associated Press
TRENTON - Gov. Christie says the cofounder of the Home Depot and other Republican donors he met with Tuesday did not persuade him to run for president. Billionaire businessman Ken Langone is the latest to court Christie for a White House run. The first-term governor and GOP favorite continues to be talked about as a possible challenger to President Obama, but his answer has consistently been "no. " Christie met Langone and the others in Manhattan. Afterward, the governor reported: "I said nothing different to him today than I've said to other folks in the past.
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August 6, 2011
Jet-bomb suspect: Toss statements DETROIT - Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab, the Nigerian charged with trying to blow up a Detroit-bound jet on Christmas 2009, accused U.S. agents Friday of failing to read him his Miranda rights and interrogating him while he was sedated and recovering from major burns soon after his arrest. Abdulmutallab, 24, wants a judge to throw out statements made at University of Michigan hospital. He also asked that his trial, set to begin Oct. 4, be moved out of Michigan because of the public's "overall hostility" toward him. He is charged with trying to ignite explosives in his underwear on an Amsterdam-to-Detroit Northwest Airlines flight with nearly 300 people aboard.
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August 9, 2011 | By Mike Glover, Associated Press
ATLANTIC, Iowa - Presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty blamed President Obama's spending policies Monday for the downgrade in the nation's credit rating, seeking political gain days before a test vote by Iowa Republicans. "We were able to get through the Great Depression and not see a credit downgrade. Only under this president have we seen a credit downgrade," Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman, said at an appearance here. In Ames, Pawlenty, a former Minnesota governor, called Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the U.S. rating "just one of many indications that our federal government is out of control, our economy is stumbling, and the president's direction has been ineffective and wrong.
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September 1, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Columnist
Who says the Republicans throw a conservative party? There was nothing conventional about Tampa. Did you ever think you'd hear both the GOP presidential and vice presidential candidates use the bully pulpit to brag about their iPod playlists? I'm firmly convinced that "What's on your playlist?" will become the next political litmus test. All candidates will be asked to release the last two years of their iTunes Store purchases. When Tuesday night led off with the Oak Ridge Boys singing "Amazing Grace," I worried that the convention was going to be duller than a church social.
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July 23, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
BOW, N.H. - Republican Mitt Romney was not going to announce his running mate Friday at a lumberyard here, not after the mass shooting in Colorado turned what had been planned as a rally to celebrate small business into a presidential candidate's prayerful appeal for comfort for the victims and healing for a mournful nation. Yet politics goes on, and soon Romney will make his choice known; he is nearing the end of a rigorous vetting process that includes an 80-question form probing potential vice presidential nominees' personal lives and finances, including whether they have been unfaithful in marriage.
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March 7, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER POLITICS WRITER
Mitt Romney faced the usual nagging questions Wednesday: Why does he have a hard time connecting with very conservative and working-class voters in the Republican presidential race? What will it take for him to shut down relatively weak opposition? Yet even as pundits asked those questions, and Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich vowed to fight on after Super Tuesday, the harsh math of delegate allocation suggested that Romney's rivals have little hope of overcoming his huge lead in the currency of the GOP nomination: voting delegates to the national convention in Tampa, Fla. Romney's campaign argued that he had taken a big step toward an inevitable claim on the nomination after winning six of the 10 states that voted on Super Tuesday - including a come-from-behind victory in the big prize of Ohio - and capturing the majority of the delegates at stake.
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August 13, 2011 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER POLITICS WRITER
AMES, Iowa - At Rep. Michele Bachmann's encampment Saturday, people lined up for corn dogs, Frisbee-sized cinnamon rolls, and a chance to slip into an air-conditioned circus tent to listen to country music star Randy Travis play for an hour. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum drew them in with homemade peach preserves; Buddy Holly's old band, the Crickets; and bagpipers who played stirring airs right out of Braveheart . Texas Rep. Ron Paul had a massive tent city right next to the bus parking lot, and served barbecue in a battalion-sized mess hall.
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August 14, 2011 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
DES MOINES, Iowa - Tim Pawlenty propped his left foot (black cowboy boots) on a hay bale at the Iowa State Fair on Friday and riffed about the "burden of government" weighing down small-business job creators. But, he said, the nation will get through the economic doldrums eventually because we're the "free-est country in the world. " "Why don't you get a real job?" a man on the edge of the crowd shouted, interrupting. "And you can speak as you wish, like this gentleman," Pawlenty said, going on to say that Americans have lost faith in their government.
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March 8, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Mitt Romney faced the usual nagging questions Wednesday: Why does he have a hard time connecting with very conservative and working-class voters in the Republican presidential race? What will it take for him to shut down relatively weak opposition? Yet even as pundits asked those questions, and Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich vowed to fight on after Super Tuesday, the harsh math of delegate allocation suggested that Romney's rivals have little hope of overcoming his huge lead in the currency of the GOP nomination: voting delegates to the national convention in Tampa, Fla. Romney's campaign argued that he had taken a big step toward an inevitable claim on the nomination after winning six of the 10 states that voted on Super Tuesday - including a come-from-behind victory in the big prize of Ohio - and capturing the majority of the delegates at stake.
NEWS
August 12, 2011 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER POLITICS WRITER
DES MOINES, Iowa - Tim Pawlenty propped his left foot (black cowboy boots) on a hay bale at the Iowa State Fair on Friday and riffed about the "burden of government" weighing down small-business job creators. But, he said, the nation will get through the economic doldrums eventually because we're the "freest country in the world. " "Why don't you get a real job?" a man on the edge of the crowd shouted, interrupting. "And you can speak as you wish, like this gentleman," Pawlenty said, going on to say that Americans have lost faith in their government.
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 1, 2012 | By David Hiltbrand, Inquirer Columnist
Who says the Republicans throw a conservative party? There was nothing conventional about Tampa. Did you ever think you'd hear both the GOP presidential and vice presidential candidates use the bully pulpit to brag about their iPod playlists? I'm firmly convinced that "What's on your playlist?" will become the next political litmus test. All candidates will be asked to release the last two years of their iTunes Store purchases. When Tuesday night led off with the Oak Ridge Boys singing "Amazing Grace," I worried that the convention was going to be duller than a church social.
NEWS
July 23, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
BOW, N.H. - Republican Mitt Romney was not going to announce his running mate Friday at a lumberyard here, not after the mass shooting in Colorado turned what had been planned as a rally to celebrate small business into a presidential candidate's prayerful appeal for comfort for the victims and healing for a mournful nation. Yet politics goes on, and soon Romney will make his choice known; he is nearing the end of a rigorous vetting process that includes an 80-question form probing potential vice presidential nominees' personal lives and finances, including whether they have been unfaithful in marriage.
NEWS
March 8, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Mitt Romney faced the usual nagging questions Wednesday: Why does he have a hard time connecting with very conservative and working-class voters in the Republican presidential race? What will it take for him to shut down relatively weak opposition? Yet even as pundits asked those questions, and Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich vowed to fight on after Super Tuesday, the harsh math of delegate allocation suggested that Romney's rivals have little hope of overcoming his huge lead in the currency of the GOP nomination: voting delegates to the national convention in Tampa, Fla. Romney's campaign argued that he had taken a big step toward an inevitable claim on the nomination after winning six of the 10 states that voted on Super Tuesday - including a come-from-behind victory in the big prize of Ohio - and capturing the majority of the delegates at stake.
NEWS
March 7, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER POLITICS WRITER
Mitt Romney faced the usual nagging questions Wednesday: Why does he have a hard time connecting with very conservative and working-class voters in the Republican presidential race? What will it take for him to shut down relatively weak opposition? Yet even as pundits asked those questions, and Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich vowed to fight on after Super Tuesday, the harsh math of delegate allocation suggested that Romney's rivals have little hope of overcoming his huge lead in the currency of the GOP nomination: voting delegates to the national convention in Tampa, Fla. Romney's campaign argued that he had taken a big step toward an inevitable claim on the nomination after winning six of the 10 states that voted on Super Tuesday - including a come-from-behind victory in the big prize of Ohio - and capturing the majority of the delegates at stake.
NEWS
August 14, 2011 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
AMES, Iowa - At Rep. Michele Bachmann's encampment Saturday, people lined up for corn dogs, Frisbee-size cinnamon rolls, and a chance to slip into an air-conditioned circus tent to listen to country music star Randy Travis play for an hour. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum drew them in with homemade peach preserves; Buddy Holly's old band, the Crickets; and bagpipers who played stirring airs right out of Braveheart . Texas Rep. Ron Paul had a massive tent city right next to the bus parking lot and served barbecue in a battalion-size mess hall.
NEWS
August 14, 2011 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
DES MOINES, Iowa - Tim Pawlenty propped his left foot (black cowboy boots) on a hay bale at the Iowa State Fair on Friday and riffed about the "burden of government" weighing down small-business job creators. But, he said, the nation will get through the economic doldrums eventually because we're the "free-est country in the world. " "Why don't you get a real job?" a man on the edge of the crowd shouted, interrupting. "And you can speak as you wish, like this gentleman," Pawlenty said, going on to say that Americans have lost faith in their government.
NEWS
August 13, 2011 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER POLITICS WRITER
AMES, Iowa - At Rep. Michele Bachmann's encampment Saturday, people lined up for corn dogs, Frisbee-sized cinnamon rolls, and a chance to slip into an air-conditioned circus tent to listen to country music star Randy Travis play for an hour. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum drew them in with homemade peach preserves; Buddy Holly's old band, the Crickets; and bagpipers who played stirring airs right out of Braveheart . Texas Rep. Ron Paul had a massive tent city right next to the bus parking lot, and served barbecue in a battalion-sized mess hall.
NEWS
August 12, 2011 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, INQUIRER POLITICS WRITER
DES MOINES, Iowa - Tim Pawlenty propped his left foot (black cowboy boots) on a hay bale at the Iowa State Fair on Friday and riffed about the "burden of government" weighing down small-business job creators. But, he said, the nation will get through the economic doldrums eventually because we're the "freest country in the world. " "Why don't you get a real job?" a man on the edge of the crowd shouted, interrupting. "And you can speak as you wish, like this gentleman," Pawlenty said, going on to say that Americans have lost faith in their government.
NEWS
August 9, 2011 | By Mike Glover, Associated Press
ATLANTIC, Iowa - Presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty blamed President Obama's spending policies Monday for the downgrade in the nation's credit rating, seeking political gain days before a test vote by Iowa Republicans. "We were able to get through the Great Depression and not see a credit downgrade. Only under this president have we seen a credit downgrade," Bachmann, a Minnesota congresswoman, said at an appearance here. In Ames, Pawlenty, a former Minnesota governor, called Standard & Poor's decision to downgrade the U.S. rating "just one of many indications that our federal government is out of control, our economy is stumbling, and the president's direction has been ineffective and wrong.
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