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  • Election 101: 11 questions about Rick Perry and his White House bid

    James Richard Perry wants to hang his cowboy hat in the White House. The Texas governor announced Saturday at a campaign stop in South Carolina that he was running for president. He was also traveling later in the day to New Hampshire, and planned a trip to Iowa on Sunday. Governor Perry is a shrewd politician who oozes Texas swagger. His rock-solid record is buttressed by his state’s impressive jobs record. But is America ready for another cowboy president?
    08/13/2011 02:20 pm

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  • Minority report: 3 big trends in the Census Bureau's voting data

    New census report shows rising numbers of minority voters, turning out at higher rates, just as the white vote is declining. For Republicans, demographics may be destiny, unless the GOP finds ways to adapt.

  • Focus Rebuilding the GOP: Can Republicans pitch a bigger tent?

    The party must come to grips with the 'demographic realities' reshaping the US electorate and devise new strategies for connecting with growing populations of minorities, single women, and youth.

  • Focus Can GOP survive its 'minority problem'?

    Polls show that the GOP continues to be 'the party of old, white men' – and that could be decisive in the 2012 presidential election. Demographics suggest that the party must change, and soon.

  • US and Florida escalate feud over state's purge of voter rolls

    Florida on Monday sued the US to get access to a federal immigration and citizenship database, which it says will help it remove noncitizens from the voter rolls. The US is set to sue Florida to halt its purge.

  • Election 101: 11 questions about Rick Perry and his White House bid

    James Richard Perry wants to hang his cowboy hat in the White House. The Texas governor announced Saturday at a campaign stop in South Carolina that he was running for president. He was also traveling later in the day to New Hampshire, and planned a trip to Iowa on Sunday. Governor Perry is a shrewd politician who oozes Texas swagger. His rock-solid record is buttressed by his state’s impressive jobs record. But is America ready for another cowboy president?
    08/13/2011 02:20 pm

  • Election 101: Eleven facts about Buddy Roemer and his presidential bid

    Charles “Buddy” Roemer is trying to stage a comeback. After nearly two decades out of office, the four-term congressman and one-time Louisiana governor declared his candidacy for president on Thursday in New Hampshire. An old-fashioned, charismatic Southern pol, the thrice-married, twice-divorced candidate may be hamstrung by his negligible name recognition, constituency, and funds.
    07/21/2011 02:35 pm

  • Election 101: Ten facts about Jon Huntsman and his presidential campaign

    Jon Meade Huntsman Jr. wants his boss's job. President Obama’s former China ambassador declared his candidacy for the presidency on June 21. Dubbed “the Republican Democrats fear most,” the tall, handsome, cerebral former governor of Utah often draws comparisons to Mr. Obama, the very man he’s struggling to distance himself from. Will that, and his centrist views and Mormon faith, keep him on the margins of the Republican field?
    06/21/2011 03:11 pm

  • Election 101: Tim Pawlenty as 'everyman's' candidate? Ten points about who he is.

    Tim Pawlenty wants a White House ending to his rags-to-riches rise. The former governor declared his candidacy for president May 22 in a video released on his website. The grandson of German immigrants and the first in his family to attend college, Pawlenty is hoping his foes’ flaws are his ticket to victory.
    05/23/2011 11:23 am

  • Election 101: Ten questions about Newt Gingrich as a presidential candidate

    Newt Gingrich, best known for engineering the 1994 Republican Revolution, is using the revolutionary social media platforms of Facebook and Twitter to promote his "run for President." The former speaker is a masterful strategist with a brilliant political mind. But a rocky marital record and a penchant for flame-throwing may jeopardize his candidacy.
    05/11/2011 04:02 pm

  • Is Obama unbeatable in the 2012 presidential election?

    The economy appears to be heading in the right direction, albeit slowly. Add to the mix Obama’s formidable skill as a campaigner, and the 2012 presidential election might tilt his way.
    03/01/2011 09:06 am

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Danny Bent poses at the starting line of the Boston Marathon in Hopkinton, Mass.

After the Boston Marathon bombings, Danny Bent took on a cross-country challenge

The athlete-adventurer co-founded a relay run called One Run for Boston that started in Los Angeles and ended at the marathon finish line to raise funds for victims.

 
 
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