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Rand Paul isn't talking about White House ambitions at this point, but his father, Rep. Ron Paul, says there's a 50-50 chance that he will run for president again in 2012.
An analysis of the full video shows that NPR fundraisers Ron Schiller and Betsy Liley talked positively about Republicans and conservatives during their lunch date with phony donors.
Republicans and those aligned with the tea party movement strongly believe that Islam encourages violence more than other religions, while liberal and moderate-to-conservative Democrats reject that view.
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.
NPR, in a statement, pointed out that its representatives had refused to accept a $5 million check offered by the "fraudulent organization."
Nikki Haley became a political star on the national scene and in her home state of South Carolina with her tea party-fueled campaign for governor. Now, that she has the job, she is trying to make her mark.
In two appearances on Fox, Palin tweaked a fellow Republican, dismissed the president of the United States and scolded a top rated talk show host.
Evangelical leaders push to protect poor from budget cuts but face as much opposition from the faithful as they do from Congress.
Pushed by tea party movement adherents and conservatives to make deep budget cuts, Republicans may find themselves paying a political price because independents and swing voters care more about job creation and economic growth.
Although trust in government remains low, Americans seem to have cooled off since last year's political campaigns, with significantly fewer of them saying they are "angry" at government.
Polls show Americans favor compromise on issues ranging from federal spending to gay marriage. But as the 2012 election heats up, expect hard-line partisans to drown out the voices of their more reasonable neighbors.
In a new video, Pawlenty shucks his low-key, nice-guy image to highlight a fiery speech in which he promised tea party activists, "We will take back our government."
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