A man stole a physician's identity and pretended to be a doctor for a year in South Carolina, and now investigators are combing through medical records to see whether he harmed any of the hundreds of patients he treated, authorities said.
James Stiles doesn’t hunt, fish, bird watch or yet dig for dinosaur bones — the typical hobbies that draw people to North Dakota. He’s moving to the state to increase his stock as a ham radio operator.
Primary day at hand, fast-climbing Newt Gingrich told South Carolinians today that he was "the only practical conservative vote" able to stop front-runner Mitt Romney in the GOP presidential race. Romney acknowledged the first-in-the-South contest "could be real close" and prepared for an extended fight by agreeing to two more debates in Florida, next on the election calendar.
Kasie Hunt and Shannon McCaffrey
, January 21, 2012
VIDEOS: Watch at bottom of article On the eve of a Southern showdown, Mitt Romney conceded Friday he's in a tight race with Newt Gingrich for Saturday's South Carolina primary in a Republican campaign suddenly turned turbulent.
Dredging up a past that Newt Gingrich has worked hard to bury, the GOP presidential candidate's second ex-wife says Gingrich asked for an "open marriage" in which he could have both a wife and a mistress. Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond flatly rejected Marianne Gingrich's account, saying: "It couldn't be any more opposite of the truth."
Two days before the pivotal South Carolina primary, Newt Gingrich's political and private life were clashing just as new polls showed him rising as he looks to overtake GOP front-runner Mitt Romney in the third state to weigh in on the presidential race.
Shannon McCaffrey and Tholmas Beaumont
, January 19, 2012
UPDATED 11:57 A.M. Texas Gov. Rick Perry today dropped out of the race for the Republican presidential nomination and endorsed Newt Gingrich, adding a fresh layer of unpredictability to the campaign two days before the South Carolina primary.
Republican Jon Huntsman has dropped out of the GOP presidential race and has endorsed Mitt Romney. The former Utah governor coupled his announcement with an appeal to the remaining contenders to stop attacking one another in television commercials.
Kasie Hunt and Philip Elliott
, January 16, 2012
Torn between reality and their political dreams, leading conservatives are defending Mitt Romney against attacks on his work in the private sector even as they search for a more palatable candidate amid a growing sense that his nomination may be certain.
Anxious to end Mitt Romney's two-state winning streak, his rivals hammered him as unfeeling toward laid-off workers and out of step with conservative Christians while Romney put his dominance on full display, touting his $56 million fundraising haul as the presidential campaign barreled into South Carolina on Wednesday.
Rick Perry is pouring on the down-home charm as he seeks a campaign revival in South Carolina, betting that geographic kinship will pay off now that the GOP presidential race is finally shifting to his comfort zone.
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