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It's hard not to see how Dr. Paul got the better of this one.

At last night's GOP presidential debate in New Hampshire, Newt Gingrich was asked to respond to Ron Paul referring to has a Chicken Hawk in the past.

After a long-winded, largely irrelevant response by Gingrich, Paul said that description of Newt was correct, launching into his own opinions on veterans affairs.

When it comes to the power to wage war, and foreign affairs in general, Paul is unflinching in his views, even if they're diametrically opposed to his counterparts'.

Moreover, Paul reiterated that he, despite being married with children, served in the Vietnam War when drafted. Watch the heated exchange below:

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GOP candidate and frontrunner Mitt Romney emerged largely unscathed from Saturday night's debate in New Hampshire, which holds its primary on Tuesday.

At one point, though, he fielded a question from ABC News' George Stephanopoulos about the constitutionality of contraception and his view on Roe vs. Wade.

Asked if the constitution permits states to ban contraception, Mitt was a bit baffled - even asking Ron Paul for clarification in one of the best lines of the night.

Mostly, however, he seemed baffled at why such a question was even asked (and likely wasn't alone there). Watch the lengthy, awkward back-and-forth below:

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Rick Perry is still running for President.

Despite largely punting New Hampshire to focus on South Carolina in a bid to revive his struggling candidacy, the Texas Governor did show up at the Republican debate in New Hampshire last night, where he was on the offensive.

It's as if he went in with the goal of appearing more hawkish and stronger on defense than any of the other candidates. That must have been the impetus for his claim that he would send troops back into Iraq ... right?

You never know with Rick.

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The campaign of Republican Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is scrambling to put some of his recent remarks in context amid accusations of racism.

As Speaker of the House in the early 90s, welfare reform was one of his signature issues, and improving poverty in America is part of his stump speech.

Though his comments are not always politically correct or well received by some groups, Newt doesn't hold back when it comes to ethnic communities.

Such was the case yesterday in Plymouth, N.H.:

"And so I'm prepared if the NAACP invites me, I'll go to their convention and talk about why the African American community should demand paychecks, not be satisfied with food stamps," Gingrich said on a campaign visit.

If Gingrich wins the Republican nomination (an increasingly unlikely outcome), "I will make the key test very simple - food stamps versus paychecks."

"Obama is the best food stamp president in American history. More people are on food stamps today because of Obama's policies than ever in history," he said.

"I would like to be the best paycheck president in American history."

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Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum catapulted himself to the top tier of the Republican presidential race this week, losing the Iowa caucus by just eight votes.

With newly-minted contender status comes increased scrutiny, however. Santorum was booed off stage in New Hampshire yesterday for comments about gay marriage.

Not everyone in his own family is convinced he's up to the task, either. This week his nephew penned an editorial for the Daily Caller in support of ... Ron Paul.

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"If you want another big-government politician who supports the status quo to run our country, you should vote for my uncle, Rick Santorum," John Garver writes.

Garver, a 19-year-old student at the University of Pittsburgh at Johnstown, continues:

"America is based on a strong belief in individual liberty. My uncle’s interventionist policies, both domestic and foreign, stem from his irrational fear of freedom not working.

It is not the government’s job to dictate to individuals how they must live. The Constitution was designed to protect individual liberty. My Uncle Rick cannot fathom a society in which people cooperate and work with each other freely.

When Republicans were spending so much money under President Bush, my uncle was right there along with them as a senator. The reason we have so much debt is not only because of Democrats, but also because of big-spending Republicans like my Uncle Rick.

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Honest mistake or Freudian slip?

Sen. John McCain mixed up Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney, who he endorsed this week, in a campaign appearance on the latter's behalf.

Speaking on Romney's behalf in South Carolina, the 2008 GOP nominee opined that he has little doubt President Obama will get the country going again.

Pretty funny.

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Normally unflappable Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney got into it with The Associated Press' Glenn Johnson today after basically being called a liar.

While attempting to brand himself as a Washington outsider, Mitt enjoys strong support from the GOP establishment, as well as lobbyists, Johnson pointed out.

Their exchange grew very testy after Johnson pressed Romney on whether one major lobbyist runs his campaign. Mitt insists the lobbyist is merely an "advisor."

Watch the video of the back-and-forth below:

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Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum finished in a virtual tie with Mitt Romney in the Iowa caucus Tuesday night, but New Hampshire is another story.

The Granite State, which holds its primary Tuesday, is more secular and may be less receptive to Santorum's rampant homophobia socially conservative views.

Santorum was booed after a lengthy back-and-forth with students in Concord, N.H., on the issue of same-sex marriage, which is legal in New Hampshire.

He called on a woman who asked, “How about the idea that all men are created equal, rights to happiness and liberty?" The former Senator's response:

“So anyone can marry can marry anybody else? If that’s the case, then everyone can marry several people … so you can be married to five people. Is that OK?” he asked.

You heard him right. A leading candidate for President of the United States compared gay marriage to polygamy. Thus the origin of Santorum's Google problem.

Rather than simply dodging the question and/or quickly moving on, he continued to try to make his point as the crowd grew more and more agitated.

The student angrily answered, regarding Santorum's absurd comeback, “That’s not what we are talking about!” The boos came raining down before long.

Maybe Meghan McCain has a point.

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Ron Paul's son and campaign surrogate Rand Paul is making the media rounds, laying into his competition and challenging the notion that Paul is unelectable.

The U.S. Senator from Kentucky says his dad, who claimed one of three tickets out of Iowa, has a lot of money to continue pursuing the Republican presidential nomination.

He fears, however, the oft-repeated media theorem that Ron Paul can't win will become a self-fulfilling prophecy. The "unelectable" argument is one he adamantly refutes.

Specifically, Rand Paul took issue with Rick Santorum's foreign policy in an interview with CNN, suggesting that he, not Paul, is the one out of the mainstream.

Listen to Rand's comments below and see if you agree:

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Sarah Palin weighed in on the race for the White House last night.

You were dying to hear from her, we know. You're so welcome.

Appearing on Fox News' Hannity, Palin, who hasn't endorsed a Republican candidate in the 2012 campaign, offered general praise for the field after Tuesday's Iowa caucus results, reserving the red meat for President Barack Obama.

"My concern is for the GOP candidate who wins this primary as they go forward to face the Obama presidential ticket machine and really the thuggery that is involved in that," Palin said, segueing to John McCain's endorsement of Mitt Romney.

"I believe that Senator McCain, in his endorsement of Mitt Romney, Senator McCain and I, we're the only ones in America who have ever had to face that Obama presidential ticket machine and all that it encompassed," she added.

"What it encompassed, you know, this unscrupulous, gimmicky scheme that it was."

"Senator McCain, evidently has chosen Mitt Romney as the one to be the most prepared to face this thuggery, this scheme that someone's going to have to face."

Is Romney the best prepared? Or the most electable? Do you wish Palin would have run for President herself? Or that she'd go away forever? Share your thoughts with us.