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The tax deal has exposed major divisions within the Republican Party. It has triggered deep fissures in GOP ranks - especially among many potential candidates for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
GOP leader Newt Gingrich said Sunday he is serious about running for president in 2012 and will make his decision by late February on March.
After ballot-box blowouts in 2006 and 2008, many Republicans feared they were becoming a permanent minority party. Adding to their worries were racial minorities, whose long-term population projections and his toric allegiance to the Democrats presaged a major demographic challenge. Then along came November 2010, when the Republicans delivered a "shellacking" in the midterm elections and increased their national share of the Hispanic vote from 31 percent in 2008 to 38 percent. In the process, Republicans gained two Hispanic governors, one Hispanic senator and five Hispanic congressmen.
Top Republican Party officials said Thursday that they have been kept in the dark about hundreds of thousands of dollars spent in Tampa, Fla., by a committee temporarily headed by Republican National Committee Chairman Michael S. Steele, a committee at the heart of new questions about Mr. Steele's tenure.
The WikiLeaks docu-dump has been heralded as a "breath of fresh air" and welcome transparency by some journalists, who seem to revel in the breach of classified material.
The calls have begun for Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.'s resignation. Potential Republican presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty both took that position last weekend in response to last week's embarrassing result in the trial of Guantanamo terrorist detainee Ahmed Khalfan Ghailiani. Mr. Gingrich and Mr. Pawlenty won't be the only prominent politicos reaching the conclusion that Mr. Holder is unfit for the office he holds.
A liberal advocacy group estimates that five potential 2012 GOP presidential candidates who work for Fox News Channel were on the air nearly 66 hours in the first 10 months of the year.
Top White House staffer David Axelrod indicated Sunday that the first stages of President Obama's 2012 re-election effort will start in the coming months, with Mr. Axelrod himself leaving the administration to begin the work.
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