2012 Candidates Weekly Update 5/10/11
Background: NPR looks into her transition from Jimmy Carter volunteer to right-wing culture warrior (NPR, 5/9).
GOP: Breaks with Speaker John Boehner over debt ceiling (The Hill, 5/9).
Nevada: Addresses conservative group in the early caucus state (Las Vegas Sun, 5/9).
Debate: Claims his candidacy gained momentum, new supporters after Fox News debate (CBS News, 5/6).
Religious Right: Decision to defund Planned Parenthood will bolster social conservative credentials despite 'truce' talk (TPM, 5/9).
2012: Report claims that Daniels' wife is final hold-out to presidential bid (HuffPo, 5/9).
2012: Expects to make official announcement tomorrow in Atlanta (WaPo, 5/9).
Campaign: Built vast network of political organizations to promote his clout, image (WSJ, 5/9).
Family: Wife Callista to play a pivotal role in campaign (NYT, 5/9).
Background: NPR explores his roots as a pastor and church leader (NPR, 5/8).
Media: Fox News wants answer from Huckabee about 2012 plans (MoJo, 5/5).
Campaign: Launches leadership PAC during swing through South Carolina and New Hampshire (Fox News, 5/9).
Religion: Concerns that Huntsman is distancing himself from his Mormon faith (Salt Lake Tribune, 5/9).
Experience: Defends serving as ambassador to China in Obama administration (Business Week, 5/8).
Poll: Most popular among low-income Republicans (CBS News, 5/9).
GOP: Neoconservative Republicans increasingly abandon Palin (TNR, 5/6).
Environment: Abandons past support for cap and trade policy (Christian Science Monitor, 5/9).
Foreign Policy: Knocks Obama's handling of Libya crisis (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 5/7).
Government: Backs aspects of Paul Ryan's plan to privatize Medicare (Politico, 5/6).
Religious Right: Plans to address Ralph Reed's Faith and Freedom Conference (CNN, 5/9).
South Carolina: Campaign wary that South Carolina primary victory is out of reach (Politico, 5/8).
South Carolina: After winning state convention straw poll, looks to gain support from state's Religious Right, business communities (Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, 5/8).
Foreign Policy: Says Obama "doesn't understand what it takes to defend America" (Fox News, 5/5).
Media: Ratings for reality TV show falling rapidly (Hollywood Reporter, 5/9).
Race: Says he can't be racist because he picked a Black contestant as winner of The Apprentice (Think Progress, 5/9).
People:Donald Trump, John Boehner, Michele Bachmann, Mike Huckabee , Mitch Daniels, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich , Paul Ryan, Sarah Palin
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