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Gingrich could be first cab off rank of Republican challengers

NEWT Gingrich, the colourful former US Congressman, could be the first Republican out of the blocks in the race for the party's 2012 presidential nomination, but others too are limbering up for what pollsters say is the most wide open contest in 50 years.

Palin goes global

Sarah Palin will give a speech in India next month to polish her foreign policy credentials in anticipation of a possible bid for the 2012 Republican nomination.

Republicans come out in favour of 'birther' control

WASHINGTON: Karl Rove, the former adviser to George W. Bush, is all for "birther" control, urging Republicans not to be distracted by theories about Barack Obama's citizenship in the lead-up to the 2012 presidential race.

Minimalist republicans must accept blame for loss

Peter Cain (Letters, April 1) repeats a myth about the role of supporters of a directly elected head of state in the 1999 republic referendum.

Obama's headache: healthcare reform is no prescription for second term

Most Americans are yet to be persuaded, and elections are approaching, writes Simon Mann.