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Los Angeles Times Staff WritersMore than any other question, Republican presidential candidates are asking voters to consider a single issue in the weeks before primary voting begins: Who detests illegal immigration the most? Rudolph W. Giuliani, who as mayor of New York supported...
Los Angeles Times Staff WritersThe long-standing coalition of social, economic and national security conservatives that elevated the Republican Party to political dominance has become so splintered by the presidential primary campaign that some party leaders fear a protracted...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterDES MOINES — With 34 days remaining, the Republican presidential race in Iowa has broken wide open, as Mike Huckabee surges into contention with the longtime front-runner, Mitt Romney. Polls show the two former governors running nearly even in...
Tags: Mike Huckabee, Barack Obama, Advertising, Politics, Arkansas
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterSen. Hillary Rodham Clinton maintains a solid lead in her party's presidential race among Democratic voters nationwide, despite a surge in support since late last year for Sen. Barack Obama, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found. The Republican...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterBrian McGough, a 31-year-old former Army staff sergeant who was wounded in a roadside attack in Iraq, knew he wouldn't get a warm response from talk show host Rush Limbaugh when he starred in an ad by the anti-Iraq war veterans group VoteVets.org. The ad,...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterMike Huckabee, the ascendant Republican presidential candidate in Iowa, is enjoying a surge of support across the country -- and Rudolph W. Giuliani seems to be paying the biggest price, a Los Angeles Times/Bloomberg poll has found. Huckabee has pulled...
Tags: Mike Huckabee, Barack Obama, Research, Politics, Surveys
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterJan Mickelson wouldn't budge. His friendly chat with Mitt Romney had veered into a discussion of abortion and Mormonism, and the Republican presidential hopeful -- eyes wide, arms waving -- was clearly annoyed. "Let me once again say I understand my...
Tags: Mike Huckabee, Politics, Minnesota, George W. Bush, Wisconsin
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterOver the summer and fall, former New York Mayor Rudolph W. Giuliani was riding high. Following a strategy that downplayed the early-voting states, his battle plan was to focus on Florida -- that virtual suburb of New York. Winning the Sunshine State on...
Now aren't you sorry? Two or three weeks ago, maybe even earlier, you zipped through that absentee ballot, check check check, and hustled it off to the mailbox as if you were claiming a lottery prize. And see what you missed? So much has happened...
Most Americans would probably agree with the 19th century abolitionist Wendell Phillips that "eternal vigilance is the price of liberty." But our vigilance has been erratic, and we have paid the price for our inattention. This nation's history is littered...
This can't be a joke because there's a writers strike on and jokes are out for the duration. So in all unscripted seriousness, I ask, could Hollywood really be smarter than Washington? Is it possible that movie people are savvier than political people?...
Los Angeles Times Staff WriterThe Amoskeag Strummers had their banjos in hand, the Shriners were standing by their little red cars and the parade was about to begin. Then, across the lawn and into this classic New England small-town scene strode a tall, slim, implausibly handsome...
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