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Romney expected to easily carry Colorado GOP caucuses

According to recent polling by Public Policy Polling, Mitt Romney looks primed for another big win in Colorado. He leads Republican voters in the state with 40% to 26% for Rick Santorum, 18% for Newt Gingrich, and 12% for Ron Paul.

Outside interest groups set to play huge role in 2012 elections

Broadcast media still dominates the world of political campaign ads, which are financed more than ever by interest groups that will play an increasing role in the 2012 presidential election, according to media reports issued this week.

VIDEO: Ron Paul gets rock star treatment in Denver

For a 76-year-old Republican obstetrician from Texas, Ron Paul can certainly get his rock star on. Earlier this week, he packed more than 1000 screaming young fans into a hotel ballroom in the Stapleton area.

VIDEO: Gingrich adviser touts black genocide theory of abortion

Salon’s Joan Walsh points out that Rick Tyler, Newt Gingrich’s former communications director, who now runs the candidate’s super PAC, touted a theory popular among the fringes of the anti-abortion movement on The Rachel Maddow Show Tuesday night.

Romney takes Florida

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has won the Florida GOP primary. The victory was unsurprising, as Romney had been leading in the majority of polls leading up to today’s vote.

In Colorado, Obama again ties clean energy to national security

President Barack Obama Thursday drew repeated applause at a private event at Aurora's Buckley Air Force Base when he called on the country to work toward energy independence, which he called a matter of national security.

GOP Latino vote up for grabs in Florida

Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, who lead the GOP presidential primary race, are in Florida working to earn the Latino vote for next week’s primary election, the first one in which the Latino voter is important.

Economy, immigration top issues in Florida primary

Florida GOP leaders said this week that the economy is No. 1 in the minds of Florida voters and that their party’s presidential candidates must be aware of how they address immigration.

VIDEO of U.S. Rep. Smith: Obama is peddler of death

The 24th GOP presidential debate in Tampa, Fla., Monday night drove home what has become more clear in the past few weeks: The Republican Party, at this stage in time, is not united — at least when it comes to who they think should lead the country instead of Barack Obama.

Texas legislator asks Perry to reimburse state for campaign expenditures

The head of the Texas House chamber’s Democratic Caucus is calling on former presidential contender Gov. Rick Perry to reimburse state taxpayers for millions of dollars spent while campaigning for a shot at the White House. In a hand delivered letter addressed to Perry today, Rep. Jessica Farrar (D-Houston) requests the governor return the $2.6 million incurred in travel expenses during the GOP primary race, as well as the more than $92,000 in retirement pension he received last year, despite not having retired, as Farrar notes.

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