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  • Romney staff spent nearly $100,000 to hide records

    Romney staff spent nearly $100,000 to hide records

    The effort to purge the records was made a few months before Romney launched an unsuccessful campaign for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008. He is again competing for the party's nomination, this time to challenge Barack Obama for the presidency in 2012.

  • Barney Frank exit may signal the end of glory days for Mass. Democrats

    Barney Frank exit may signal the end of glory days for Mass. Democrats

    Barney Frank will not seek re-election in 2012, but will there be enough Democratic fire power left in Massachusetts after he's gone?

  • Why New Hampshire hasn't joined the anti-Romney bandwagon

    Why New Hampshire hasn't joined the anti-Romney bandwagon

    Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney struggles to get more than 20 percent support in most polls. But he's long held a healthy lead in New Hampshire. The two are well matched.  

  • Election 101: What's the Republican primary calendar for 2012?

    Election 101: What's the Republican primary calendar for 2012?

    Now that New Hampshire has set its primary for Jan. 10, the 2012 political calendar is largely set. Both political parties select their presidential nominees through state primaries and caucuses, with candidates amassing delegates as they go. Under Republican Party rules, a candidate needs 1,212 delegates to win the nomination. That’s half, plus one, of the total 2,422 delegates.

  • Gallery Repeat contender: Mitt Romney

    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney applauds after addressing a crowd of supporters with his wife Ann and their sons Matt, Josh, Craig and Tagg behind him during a Romney for President Iowa Caucus night rally in Des Moines, Iowa, Jan. 3, 2012. Romney beat former Sen. Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania by eight votes.

  • Herman Cain, Mitt Romney tied for GOP lead in Virginia poll

    Herman Cain, Mitt Romney tied for GOP lead in Virginia poll

    Herman Cain and former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney are tied at the top of the latest GOP candidate poll from Quinnipiac University.

  • How much do you know about Mitt Romney? A quiz.

    How much do you know about Mitt Romney? A quiz.

    To his supporters, Mitt Romney is an adaptable pragmatist with the potential to appeal to a broad electorate. To his critics, the former Massachusetts governor is a political chameleon, a man willing to say anything to win an election. Almost everyone agrees that Romney is an experienced manager with a history of turning around failing organizations. Can he do the same for the United States? How much do you know about the man who is affectionately known as the Stormin' Mormon? Take our quiz to find out.

  • In Pictures Ron Paul: populist for president

    Why is this man smiling? Perhaps because he, the outspoken Rep. Ron Paul (R) of Texas, has the most engaged and vocal following of any of the Republican presidential candidates, despite consistently trailing Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney in the polls.

  • Casinos multiply as states, such as Massachusetts, hunt for jobs, revenue

    Casinos multiply as states, such as Massachusetts, hunt for jobs, revenue

    Ohio, Kansas, and Maryland now have casinos. Florida may consider them. Massachusetts is poised to invite them in. Hard times tip the balance to economic over social issues, analysts say.

  • How many governors have endorsed Rick Perry? Zero.

    How many governors have endorsed Rick Perry? Zero.

    Who's endorsing Rick Perry? Mitt Romney has two governors, and 13 members of Congress, notes DCDecoder. Rick Perry has endorsements from nine members of Congress. Does it matter?