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Sarah Palin Heading to Israel, Taking Path of Other GOP Hopefuls

-Politics Daily Staff

Palin, the 2008 GOP vice presidential nominee, plans to meet with Israel's conservative prime minister, Binyamin Netanyahu.

Palin Seen More Negatively by Republicans Than Other Possible 2012 Candidates, Poll Finds

-Bruce Drake

If Sarah Palin is seriously considering a run for president in 2012, the latest poll on her standing among Republican candidates contains the same kind of bad news that could be found in earlier surveys.

Huckabee, Bachmann Score Highest in GOP 2012 Field on 'Positive Intensity' of Support

-Bruce Drake

Even Huckabee's and Bachmann's top scores weren't very high, according to Gallup who made the calculation. The poll shows that the potential candidates with high name recognition still need to translate that into voter intensity.

Obama Jokes for His Supper at His First Gridiron Dinner Appearance as President

-Annie Groer

Bowing to precedent -- and perhaps the advice of his 2012 campaign staff -- President Obama finally attended the dinner that has been thrown by Washington journalists for 126 years.

Sarah Palin's Popularity Slips to 60 Percent Disapproval Rate in Poll

-Tom Diemer

The Bloomberg survey found 60 percent viewed Palin unfavorably -- numbers that suggest she faces a challenge attracting voters beyond her conservative base if she decides to run for president.

Sharp Partisan Divide Over Government Role in Fighting Obesity, Poll Finds

-Bruce Drake

Michelle Obama's anti-obesity campaign has drawn criticism from some leading conservatives. A new poll underlines a big partisan split over whether government should be involved in such matters.

Mitt Romney: How Long Can He Steer Clear of GOP Craziness?

-David Corn

Staying out of the race (in an official sense) keeps Romney out of the line of fire. It also allows him to maintain his distance from Republican looniness.

Sarah Palin's Parents: We Sleep With Guns After Death Threats

-Christopher Weber

In an interview with BBC News, Chuck Heath said a man recently sent he and his wife photocopies of a receipt for a gun he bought, along with with a photocopy of a one-way ticket to Alaska.

Lack of a GOP Front-Runner for 2012 at Odds With Republican History

-Bruce Drake

In every presidential election until now, there was a clear front-runner at this stage of the campaign and that front-runner, in most but not all cases, won the nomination.

'Feelings Thermometer': Michelle Obama Ranks 'Warmest' With Voters, Pelosi 'Coldest'

-Bruce Drake

Poll shows Michelle Obama and Bill Clinton top the list of those who get the "warmest" reactions while Sarah Palin and Nancy Pelosi get the "coldest."

Sarah Palin's India Trip: Bill Clinton, Nelson Mandela Have Made Same Journey

-Suzi Parker

Critics say her trip is a slap in the face to key 2012 presidential primary states, like Iowa and New Hampshire, where she has yet to appear; but supporters say Palin has time to go to India and still be a powerful 2012 player.

Huckabee Narrowly Leads the GOP Presidential Pack Among Fox News Viewers

-Bruce Drake

Nearly half of Republicans and Republican-leaning independents say they watch Fox News two or more times a week, making it a prime audience for GOP presidential hopefuls to show their stuff.

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