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Would-be 2012 Republican nominee Donald Trump is riding doubts about President Obama's birth certificate to the front of the party's presidential contender field, the latest sign that the long-standing fringe controversy is going mainstream.
Even without a Democratic challenger, President Obama is planning an aggressive role in early primary states. His operatives are already moving in, organizing volunteers and raising money to answer Republican attacks and do what they can to weaken the GOP's strongest challengers.
Sen. Rand Paul, Kentucky Republican, was hailed in Iowa on Saturday as an emerging party player for his government-shrinking, deficit-cutting message — nearly four years after his father championed similar themes but was excluded from a Republican presidential forum because of his poor showing in the polls.
Nevada Republicans are gambling that they can turn this swing state best known for showgirls and cowboys into a major player in picking the party's presidential nominee.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, trying to break out of the crowded pack of would-be contenders for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, took a step forward Monday with the announcement of a presidential exploratory committee.
By this point every four years, South Carolina expects to see a flood of White House hopefuls crossing the state, from its low country swamps to its upstate farms to its coastal communities.
Just when the Republicans thought it was safe to run from the social issues that drive Election Day enthusiasm in their front-line troops, here come the glum and cheerless ghosts of gaiety past.