Religious Right: LGBT activists call on Huckabee to break ties with Lou Engle (Advocate, 12/13).
2012: Believes he is best prepared to “bring in ethnic voters than most Republicans” (National Journal, 12/13).
Obama: Says the President was “amateurish,” less difficult to defeat in 2012 than Republican opponents (National Journal, 12/8).
Haiti: Travels to Haiti with Franklin Graham, Greta van Susteren (CBS News, 12/13).
Foreign affairs: Plans trips to Israel and UK, wants to meet Margaret Thatcher (NY Post, 12/9).
WikiLeaks: Claims that WikiLeaks exposes failure of neoconservative foreign policy (The Nation, 12/13).
Tea Party: Paul’s ideas gain traction as House GOP embraces the Tea Party (NYT, 12/12).
Religious Right: Talks about faith on Christian Broadcasting Network profile (MN Independent, 12/13).
Labor: Pens WSJ Op-Ed criticizing public employee labor unions as “exploiters” (WSJ, 12/13).
Obama: Says that the President wants American people to behave “like a dog” and “simply to obey” (US News, 12/13).
South Carolina: Hosts GOP fundraiser in early-primary state with Tea Party favorite and Gov-Elect Nikki Haley (Politico, 12/13).
GOP: George Will looks into Pence’s appeal in the Republican base (WaPo, 12/8).
Op-Ed: Slams compromise tax plan in USA Today (USA Today, 12/14).
Independents: Public Policy Poll finds Romney most popular Republican among independent voters (GOP12, 12/13).
Poll: Only GOP contender who leads Obama in Marist poll match up (McClatchy, 12/10).
Pennsylvania: Republicans in PA react to Santorum’s potential presidential run (Tribune Review, 12/12).
Iowa: Thune’s experience in retail politics in rural, neighboring South Dakota to help bid in Iowa (Politico, 12/12).
Budget: Tells Hannity that unemployment extensions should be paid for but tax cuts shouldn’t (ThinkProgress, 12/9).