2012 Candidates Weekly Update 3/22/11
History: New Hampshire politicians take jabs at Bachmann's history blunder (Politico, 3/17).
2012: Deep roots in conservative movement bolster her campaign prospects (TNR, 3/17).
Campaign: Expanding campaign and presence in early state (NYT, 3/22).
Mississippi: State taxpayers paid for $300,000 of his out-of-state traveling costs (Clarion Ledger, 3/21).
Foreign Affairs: Calls for reducing troop level in Afghanistan (CBS News, 3/16).
Book: Signs book deal with conservative publisher (AP, 3/21).
2012: Wife raises doubts about potential run (Indianapolis Star, 3/20).
New Hampshire: Schedules speeches and meetings in the Granite State (Union Leader, 3/21).
Foreign Affairs: Claims President Obama "does not even know who his enemies are" (Union Leader, 3/20).
Obama: Says President is busy on ESPN instead of handling crises (LA Times, 3/18).
Religious Right: Says he wants world leaders to have a "biblical worldview" (RWW, 3/21).
Anti-Choice: Lauds anti-choice leaders on Fox News show (News Hounds, 3/21).
Fox News: Favorite candidate of Fox News viewers (HuffPo, 3/18).
Foreign Affairs: Plans to meet with Benjamin Netanyahu during tour of Israel after visiting India (Forward, 3/21).
Energy: Alaska abandons much of Palin's energy agenda (NYT, 3/17).
Campaign: Top aide profiled by Los Angeles Times (LA Times, 3/16).
Foreign Affairs: Slams US involvement in no-fly zone as "unconstitutional" (Raw Story, 3/21).
GOP: Wins California GOP convention straw poll (Sacramento Bee, 3/20).
Economy: Pushes elimination of the Federal Reserve (Reuters, 3/17).
2012: Announces formation of exploratory committee (Star Tribune, 3/21).
Campaign: Adopts Southern accent in stump speech (Minnesota Public Radio, 3/18).
Tea Party: Set to address New Hampshire Tea Party rally (Think Progress, 3/17).
Health Care: Allies downplay impact of Massachusetts health care reform law on primary (The Hill, 3/17).
Campaign: Recruits fundraisers close to former President Bush (Bloomberg, 3/17).
Foreign Affairs: Brags to Fox News that he "screwed" Qaddafi on land deal (Fox News, 3/21).
New Hampshire: Scheduled to address political forum in New Hampshire (Boston Herald, 3/16).
Foreign Affairs: Derides Obama for turning the US into "the military of the UN" (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, 3/18).
Health Care: Calls Mitt Romney's health care reform law a "failure" (The State Column, 3/18).
Religious Right: Tells far-right Catholic group that he was "appalled" by JFK's "radical" support of the separation of church and state (Boston Globe, 3/15).
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