(CNN) – Rick Santorum threw John McCain's "insider" charge back at the Arizona senator Friday, saying McCain was more of a Washington animal than he had ever been.
"I think it's sort of funny that John McCain has served in the Senate longer than I did and he's calling me an insider," Santorum said in an interview with CNN Chief Political Analyst Gloria Borger. "John McCain was in the Senate a lot longer than I was and you look at my record, you know, I was a big reformer in the House and the Senate. Gang of Seven and what we did in the Senate with just reforming the Senate itself and putting term limits in place. I mean, term limits is a big reform."
(CNN) – I remember interviewing Hillary Clinton near the end of her very grueling run for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2008. She had been on the campaign trail for a long time. She had worked really hard, especially in the final months as Barack Obama was challenging her. You could see the strain she was under.
During those tough times, her daughter, Chelsea, suddenly had become very visible on the campaign trail. She spoke for her mother all the time, often introducing her at campaign events, and did very well. You could see how proud Hillary Clinton was.
Concord, New Hampshire (CNN) - No translator was needed to interpret Jon Huntsman's response to a pro-Ron Paul web ad that asks whether the former Utah Governor is a "Manchurian Candidate?"
"It's just stupid," Huntsman told a crowd of college students in Concord, New Hampshire Friday morning.
Washington (CNN) - When Rick Santorum gives his prescription for pulling the country out of financial crisis, he emphatically focuses on runaway government spending.
"We have to do it in the areas where the deficit has been created, that is spending," Santorum told an audience in New Hampshire on Thursday.
Washington (CNN) - House Democratic leaders went to the House floor Friday morning in an effort to embarrass House Republicans for not coming back to work right after the holidays.
Their message: Congress needs to come back early from its winter break and focus on measures to help the weak economy.
UPDATE: Red, White and Blue will run ads in Greenville, Charleston and Columbia, South Carolina supported by $190,000 starting this weekend. The group says it spent a total of $537,000 in Iowa.
Washington (CNN) - A group supporting Rick Santorum's presidential bid is gearing up to become more active as the former senator sees his political fortunes on the rise after a surprise second place finish in the Iowa caucuses.
Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - For the second time in two days, Mitt Romney's campaign reinforced its message of electability by bypassing his GOP rivals and going after President Obama on the airwaves in the state.
Romney is all in for South Carolina, and his efforts may be paying off in a state where some conservatives see the last chance of halting his walk to the GOP nomination.
(CNN) – GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney's campaign stepped up its criticism of conservative challenger Rick Santorum Friday, continuing to hit the former Pennsylvania senator on his spending record while in Congress.
For his part, Santorum was slated to hold three "Faith, Family and Freedom" town hall meetings in New Hampshire, now four days away from its first-in-the-nation primary. Newt Gingrich, Jon Huntsman, and Ron Paul also had a series of events scheduled in the state.
(CNN) - As he plots his strategy to win the Republican presidential nomination, Mitt Romney might pick up a few helpful tips from an unlikely source: fellow former Massachusetts governor Michael Dukakis, the 1988 Democratic nominee.
Dukakis recounts his triumphs and travails as a White House hopeful 24 years ago in an essay for a new book, "The Making of the Presidential Candidates 2012" (published by Rowman & Littlefield), and though he doesn't mention Romney by name, he details the pros and cons of campaigning in New Hampshire as a native of neighboring Massachusetts.
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