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Summary: Psychological evaluation and comparison of the 10 GOP presidential contenders in the August 6, 2015 Fox News Republican candidate debate in Cleveland, Ohio.

Summary: The large number of declared and prospective Republican presidential candidates in the 2016 election cycle poses a challenge for the Unit for the Study of Personality in Politics, which aims to release psychological profiles of all debate participants prior to the first GOP debate, presented by Fox News in collaboration with Facebook Aug. 6, 2015 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Summary: Psychological profiles of declared and prospective Republican presidential candidates in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, including Gov. Jeb Bush, Gov. Chris Christie, Sen. Ted Cruz, Gov. Mike Huckabee, Sen. Rand Paul, Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Marco Rubio, Sen. Rick Santorum, and Gov. Scott Walker.

Apr 28th, 2011

Summary: The White House produced a copy of President Barack Obama’s detailed Hawaii birth certificate after obtaining a special waiver from the state to make it public. Recent polling had shown two-thirds of Republicans (and smaller percentages of independents and Democrats) believing Obama was born overseas or voicing uncertainty about his place of birth — and celebrity developer Donald Trump, who had taken the lead in sowing doubts about Obama’s birth, was gaining a following as he flirted with a Republican presidential bid. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on April 28, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that an increase in terrorist attacks in Pakistan and Afghanistan triggered a sharp rise in the number of civilians killed or wounded there in 2009, pushing South Asia past the Middle East as the top terror region in the world, according to figures compiled by National Counterterrorism Center.

Mar 1st, 2011

Summary: Former Arkansas governor and Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee falsely claimed on a radio talk show that President Barack Obama grew up in the African nation of Kenya. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on March 1, 2010, Aubrey Immelman reported that Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.), on yet another of her many out-of-state political appearances, spoke to Hamilton County Republicans in Cincinnati, Ohio, saying President Obama “has embraced a policy that would have the federal government controlling 48 percent of our economy in just two years’ time. We have to stop him.”

Sep 13th, 2009

Summary: U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) held a town hall meeting in St. Cloud to talk about President Obama’s health care reform proposals, which she opposes, after which she headlined an anti-Obama tea party. … One-year retrospective: One year ago today, on the fourth day after losing his 2008 primary challenge against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann in Minnesota’s 6th Congressional District, Aubrey Immelman, in line with his focus on national security, reported on a car bombing in the mainly Shiite Iraqi town of Dujail, 30 miles north of Baghdad, which killed at least 32 people and wounded more than 40.