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Palin to Launch East Coast Bus Tour

Ex-governor will start trip with DC motorcycle ride on Sunday

(Newser) - More signs of a presidential run: This weekend, Sarah Palin will begin an East Coast bus tour starting in Washington, the Huffington Post reports. “Sarah Palin will embark on a One Nation tour of historical sites that were key to the formation, survival, and growth of the United States...

Signs Mount That Palin Will Run

 Signs Mount That Palin Will Run 
Buys $1.7M Arizona Home

Signs Mount That Palin Will Run

New home could serve as perfect campaign base

(Newser) - It's official . Sarah Palin has purchased a home in Arizona, the Wall Street Journal reports. And that's boosting expectations that she's inching closer to announcing a race for the presidency, notes AP . The conservative state—where daughter Bristol also bought a house —could serve as...

'Epic' Palin Movie Likely to Launch White House Run

'The Undefeated' airing next month

(Newser) - Sarah Palin is planning to blast her way back onto the national stage next month with a two-hour movie touting her strengths. The Undefeated documents Palin's years as governor and her rise to nationwide attention, portraying her as a maverick figure persecuted by enemies in the media and in...

Ariz. Buzzes at Rumor That Palin Bought $1.7M House

Did the famous Alaskan purchase a home in a warmer climate?

(Newser) - Rumors that Sarah Palin may have bought a house in Arizona, first reported this weekend , have brought quite a few TV news trucks to the area. Still no word from Palin’s camp, however; the deal for the 7,900-square-foot home, purchased for $1.7 million in cash, was done...

Laura Washington: 2012 GOP Field Is One Big Joke
 2012 GOP Field: 
 One Big Joke 
OPINION

2012 GOP Field: One Big Joke

A dream come true for Barack Obama: Laura Washington

(Newser) - The first thing Barack Obama likely does upon waking is pinch himself and ask, "Am I still dreaming, or is the 2012 Republican field really this lame?" writes Laura Washington in a cheeky column for the Chicago Sun-Times . Much-touted would-be competitors are "dropping like tulips in Chicago’s...

New Tell-All: Palin Happy to Ditch Gov Job for Money

Leaked book by Frank Bailey on sale tomorrow

(Newser) - Sarah Palin couldn't wait to ditch her job as Alaska governor for a more lucrative future, failed to make commitments, and broke campaign laws. That's a taste of the revelations in a new book penned by former Palin insider Frank Bailey. Blind Allegiance to Sarah Palin: A Memoir ...

2012 Not Looking Good for Women
 2012 Not Looking 
 Good for Women 
dee dee myers

2012 Not Looking Good for Women

Candidates 'provocative but unelectable': Dee Dee Myers

(Newser) - The 2008 election brought us the first victory by a woman in a presidential primary, not to mention the first female GOP candidate for national office. But 2012 isn’t shaping up so nicely for women: Those making headlines are either “provocative but unelectable” or “provocative but who...

Sarah Palin Was a Great Governor: What Happened?

The bipartisan reformist disappeared in 2008: Atlantic profile

(Newser) - A new profile of Sarah Palin in the Atlantic by Joshua Green offers a surprising (at least to non-Alaskans and her legions of critics) assessment of her tenure as governor. It's downright flattering in parts, explaining how she took on entrenched oil interests and her own party to improve...

The Rich Like Romney, the Poor Like Palin
The Rich Like Romney,
the Poor Like Palin
Survey

The Rich Like Romney, the Poor Like Palin

Huckabee polls well with both, but only in the south

(Newser) - The more wealthy Republican voters are, the more likely they are to support Mitt Romney—and the exact opposite is true of Sarah Palin, according to a new Gallup poll that breaks down the GOP field’s demographic appeal. Romney is the top candidate among college graduates, with 21% of...

2012 Hopefuls Cheer Osama's Demise

Palin, Trump, and other favorites weigh in

(Newser) - Despite the fact that Osama bin Laden's death means a popularity boost for the man they'd be up against, potential Republican presidential candidates are of course reacting positively to the news. Politico offers a roundup:
  • Sarah Palin: "Americans tonight are united in celebration and gratitude. God bless
...

If Trump Is on Top, GOP Needs Fresh Blood
 If Trump Is on Top, 
 GOP Needs Fresh Blood 
nate silver

If Trump Is on Top, GOP Needs Fresh Blood

Maybe it's time for Chris Christie or Paul Ryan to take another look: Nate Silver

(Newser) - Attention Chris Christie, or maybe Paul Ryan? Donald Trump's strong showing in recent polls illustrates just how shaky the GOP's 2012 field is, writes Nate Silver at the New York Times . He breaks the candidates into three groups: The Fairfax Five (think establishment candidates) of Romney, Pawlenty, Huntsman, Barbour, and...

How 'Crazy' Can Help the GOP

 GOP Is Crazy... 
 Like a Fox 

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GOP Is Crazy... Like a Fox

Bachmann can clear the field for traditionalist Republicans: Kornacki

(Newser) - There may be method to the Republican Party's apparent madness, writes Steve Kornacki in Salon . Mouthy scene-stealer Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann seems to be elbowing Sarah Palin out of the limelight, plopping the former Alaska governor at an all-time popularity low, much to the relief of the GOP establishment, says...

Donald Trump Ties for 2nd in Poll of Republican Primary Voters
 Trump Ties for 2nd in GOP Poll 

Trump Ties for 2nd in GOP Poll

Mitt Romney grabs first place among 2012 possibilities

(Newser) - Donald Trump has been putting himself out there over the last few weeks, and Republican voters are liking what they see. The Donald is tied with Mike Huckabee for second place in a field of nine possible contenders in a new Wall Street Journal /NBC poll of Republican primary voters....

Sarah Palin on Lamestream Media: I'm Through Whining About You
 Palin: I'm 
 Done Whining 

Palin: I'm Done Whining

... about the 'lamestream' media, anyway

(Newser) - Attention, lamestream media: Sarah Palin has had it with you, to the point where she's not even going to whine about you anymore. Seems Bill Maher called her a nasty name ever-so-subtly invoking female genitalia , NOW leaped to her defense, and Palin went on Fox yesterday to tell everyone to...

Don't Underestimate the Republican Field

If the economy's weak, it might not matter who the nominee is

(Newser) - The conventional wisdom seems to be that the GOP presidential field is hopelessly flawed and probably doomed. But don’t write these guys off just yet, warns Steve Kornacki on Salon . Remember, in late 1991 and early 1992, everybody thought the Democratic field was a pack of losers, too, and...

Palin in Israel: Why Do You Apologize So Much?

Former VP candidate has dinner plans with Netanyahu

(Newser) - Arriving yesterday in Israel for a two-day visit, Sarah Palin had a question for her guides: “Why are you apologizing all the time?” she asked, after learning about the ban on open Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount and the Arab riots following a 1996 Netanyahu decision regarding the...

Trump: 'A Little Doubt' on Obama Citizenship

The Donald says he'd bankroll his own campaign

(Newser) - Donald Trump raised “just a little” doubt as to President Obama’s citizenship in an ABC interview, saying it was “very strange” that Obama “grew up and nobody knew him,” Mediaite reports. “Nobody knows who he his until later in his life,” Trump said....

Sarah Palin: Ax Arts Funding

Part of 'frivolous things' government shouldn't be supporting, she says

(Newser) - Don't expect any big boost in funding for the arts if Sarah Palin ever becomes president. In fact, don't expect any arts funding at all. "NPR, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, all those kind of frivolous things that government shouldn't be in the business...

Sarah Palin Popularity Dropping in GOP

Still, she remains among the top Republican 2012 candidates

(Newser) - While Sarah Palin remains among the top potential GOP candidates for president in 2012, her popularity continues to take a serious hit, according to a new poll. Some 37% of Republicans and GOP-leaning independents hold a negative view of her, which is a record high for Palin, according to the...

Roger Ailes Clashed With Palin Over 'Blood Libel' Attack

Her refusal to heed Fox boss triggered rift

(Newser) - Fox News president Roger Ailes warned Sarah Palin not to launch her controversial "blood libel" defense of herself in the wake of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' shooting. Palin's refusal to take his advice created a major rift in their important relationship, reports New York magazine. “Lie low,” Ailes...

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