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Bachmann bows out of 2012 presidential race

On the heels of her poor showing in the Iowa caucuses, Michele Bachmann has announced that she is ending her campaign to become the Republican nominee for president.

Romney edges Santorum in Iowa

Would-be Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney edged his opponent Rick Santorum by a hair during the Iowa caucuses — defeating him by only eight votes. The Republican Party has deemed it the closest-ever margin of victory in a Republican presidential contest.

Nevada judge rewrites ‘fetal personhood’ initiative, explains potential effects of the bill

A Nevada judge on Monday ruled (PDF) that his state’s proposed “fetal personhood” measure, which would outlaw abortion by defining life as beginning at the moment of conception, is misleading and confusing to voters. As part of his decision, the judge rewrote the initiative to include language that makes


Federal report: Arizona has shown ‘systematic disregard’ for constitutional protections

A federal report released Thursday finds that Sheriff Joe Arpaio of Maricopa County, Ariz., an advocate for controversial immigration enforcement and detention measures, has committed a “wide range of civil rights violations.”

Invited to Awakening 2012: Perry, Bachman, Scott, West, Rubio

The Freedom Federation, a network of conservative faith-based organizations, will host its “Awakening 2012″ event in Orlando next year, featuring a long list of big conservative names as “invited speakers.”

Perry’s Colorado campaign chair called to denounce anti-gay ad

By | 12.09.11 | 1:45 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

For Rep. Mike Coffman, R-Colo., signing on as GOP presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry’s Colorado campaign chairman probably seemed like a smart move back when Perry went from announcing he was running to being the front-runner in a matter of hours. Today, maybe not so much.

In Colorado polls Gingrich soaring, Perry fading

By | 12.06.11 | 4:25 pm | More from The Colorado Independent

A poll released today by Public Policy Polling shows Newt Gingrich with a commanding lead over Mitt Romney in Colorado. The poll shows Gingrich up 37-18 over Romney in Colorado. Michele Bachmann is third with 9 percent and Ron Paul comes in at 6 percent. It wasn’t that long ago More…

Florida attorney general to co-host presidential forum on Fox News

By | 11.29.11 | 12:44 pm | More from The Florida Independent

Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi is slated to co-host a Republican presidential candidate forum on Fox News’ Huckabee this Saturday, exactly one month before the Iowa caucuses. Bondi will interview candidates alongside Oklahoma Attorney General E. Scott Pruitt, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

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Controversial Arizona sheriff endorses, campaigns with Perry

By | 11.29.11 | 11:01 am | More from The Florida Independent

GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry, who has been called “weak” by immigration-enforcement supporters, has picked up the support of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio, notorious for his immigration-detention measures and his birther conspiracy theories.

The Phoenix New Times reports:

According to multiple national news outlets, Arpaio


Perry money leads charge in Des Moines ad buy

By | 11.16.11 | 11:35 am | More from The Iowa Independent

Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry and his Super PAC are continuing a media blitz at Des Moines’ top network TV stations, while other candidates and issue groups have gone off the airwaves.

Perry has spent $44,693 at KCCI, the local CBS affiliate, for ads running from More…