GOP primary campaign 2012: Moments
The top staff of
Less than a full day after a disappointing third-place finish in the Iowa straw poll, former Minnesota Gov.
Sharing a debate stage for the first time,
A gay soldier’s question about the end of the military’s
And just like that, all of
“It’s three agencies of government when I get there that are gone: Commerce, Education and -- the, uh -- what’s the third one there? Let’s see ...” Perry said.
“Commerce, Education, and -- uh. The, uh ...”
“EPA! There you go,” Perry said, laughing (at least on the outside).
Moderator John Harwood pressed Perry: Was it really the EPA he was looking for?
“No, sir. No, sir.”
“I would do away with Education. The, uh, Commerce. And let’s see. I can’t. The third one, I can’t,” he said.
“Oops.” (Jeff Kowalsky / EPA)
In the closest finish in the history of the Iowa caucuses,
Asked about his ex-wife’s claim that he wanted an open marriage,
Rick Santorum speaks in St. Charles, Mo., on a night that he won a primary in Missouri and caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado, poking holes in Mitt Romney’s aura of inevitability. (Jeff Roberson / Associated Press)
Despite a good showing on Super Tuesday -- winning Virginia, Vermont, Ohio and Massachusetts --
“Well, I think you hit a reset button for the fall campaign,”
In a somber news conference in Gettysburg, Pa.,
The tenure of an openly gay spokesman for