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George Pataki Drops Out

An even dozen candidates left

(Newser) - And then there were 12: George Pataki is dropping out of the presidential race, reports the New York Times . The reason is pretty clear: The former New York governor was averaging 0% in national polls and never once qualified for the main debate stage, reports Politico . The Washington Post also... More »

Trump-less Undercard Debate Is Still All About Trump

'There’s no escaping Donald Trump'

(Newser) - You'd have been forgiven for thinking Donald Trump somehow snuck himself onto the GOP undercard debate stage with the amount of time the four lowest-polling candidates spent talking about him. As Politico put it: "There’s no escaping Donald Trump—even when he’s not on the stage.... More »

CNN's GOP Debate Lineup: Good News for 2 Candidates

Christie returns as Paul saves himself

(Newser) - CNN has released the lineup for its debate Tuesday night in Sin City, and it's good news for two Republicans aspiring to sit in the Oval Office. Chris Christie, who failed to qualify for the main stage at Fox Business' debate last month, will make a return to... More »

After Trump SNL, 4 GOP Candidates Get Equal Time

Strugglers will get 12 NBC minutes this weekend

(Newser) - Live from New York, it's ... Mike Huckabee, John Kasich, Jim Gilmore, and Lindsey Graham? The four struggling GOP candidates requested equal airtime after Donald Trump's Saturday Night Live appearance earlier this month and NBC has agreed to provide it, although they won't be actually hosting the show,... More »

GOP's Pataki Trolls 'Traitor' Snowden in Twitter Debut

Candidate wants 'great American company' to boot NSA leaker

(Newser) - Edward Snowden joined Twitter on Tuesday and along with the more than 800,000 followers he racked up within hours, he attracted the wrath of a man the Guardian calls his "first Twitter troll"—George Pataki. The bottom-of-the-pack GOP presidential candidate tweeted : "Some say you have courage,... More »

GOP Insiders Predict Next 3 Candidates to Exit Race

It's bad news for Jindal, Pataki, and Paul

(Newser) - Rick Perry and Scott Walker have already dropped out of the GOP presidential race; who will be the next to go? Politico takes a "bipartisan survey of the top activists, operatives, and strategists in Iowa and New Hampshire" each week, and the latest thinking among Republicans is that Bobby... More »

'Clock Kid' Surfaces as Topic in First Debate

But discussion leads to another about Kim Davis and religious freedom

(Newser) - The Muslim boy who was arrested today because teachers thought his homemade clock was a bomb surfaced as a subject in today's early debate on CNN among the four lower-tiered candidates. Asked about striking a balance between vigilance and discrimination, Bobby Jindal first emphasized that Muslim leaders must denounce... More »

Carly Fiorina Seen as Winner of First Debate

She and 6 others did their best to stand out

(Newser) - Their better-polling rivals get to debate in prime time , but seven Republicans tried to make the most of it in the first Fox News debate today. Based on the early reviews, it seems that one clearly did: Carly Fiorina. She "nailed it," observes the Washington Post . The former... More »

Pataki Jumps Into 2016 Pool

Former NY gov enters a crowded GOP field

(Newser) - Earlier this week, George Pataki kept with the recent tradition of presidential aspirants announcing when they're going to announce their candidacy , and now the former NY governor has made his actual announcement : Touting his record as a three-term Republican governor in a deeply blue state, the 69-year-old also underscored... More »

2016 Gets a New Long Shot: George Pataki

Will announce Thursday despite tough outlook from pundits, polls

(Newser) - The already crowded list of 2016 presidential contenders will grow by at least one this week: George Pataki is set to announce his candidacy for the Republican nomination from New Hampshire on Thursday, reports the New York Post . Pataki, who left his post as New York governor in 2006, appears... More »

Pataki Considering 2012 Run

Sources say announcement could come next week

(Newser) - Add another name to the list of possible 2012 presidential contenders: George Pataki, former governor of New York, is seriously considering a run, a spokesperson confirms to NY1 . Sources say he could announce as early as next week. Pataki, a critic of President Obama’s health care overhaul, left office... More »

Amid Mosque Furor, Pleas for Church at Ground Zero

Greek Orthodox church was destroyed on 9/11

(Newser) - The Greek Orthodox Church has seized on the “Ground Zero mosque” controversy to push for the rebuilding of a church that actually was at Ground Zero. Two Church officials yesterday appeared with a pair of Republican politicians to call for the rebuilding of the St. Nicholas Church, which was... More »

NY Dems Asked White House to Intervene on Paterson

House members held multiple closed-door meetings with Emanuel

(Newser) - President Obama urged New York Gov. David Paterson not to run in next year's election only after members of Congress, nervous about the party's prospects with Paterson at the top of the ticket, lobbied Rahm Emanuel for help. The 2010 election features not only a race for governor but also... More »

Freedom Tower Gets New Name: 1 World Trade Center

Ex-gov blasts decision to rebrand skyscraper

(Newser) - The Freedom Tower is gone, and it hasn’t even been built yet, the New York Daily News reports: The Port Authority announced today that it would change the name of the building being constructed at Ground Zero to 1 World Trade Center. The new, or old, name is “... More »

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