| Jan 1, 2012
Political committees unfettered by donation limits are dominating the last weeks of the presidential nominating contests in Iowa and New Hampshire, funding aggressive attack campaigns that are swamping the efforts of the candidates themselves.
| Jan 15, 2012
When the Republican presidential candidates took the stage at the NBC News/Facebook debate on "Meet the Press" on Jan. 8, it was their last big chance to make an impression before the New Hampshire primary last Tuesday. They may have strayed from one...
| Jan 9, 2012
| 5:20 PM
If Mitt Romney wins New Hampshire and rolls to victory against a divided opposition in South Carolina, it is hard to imagine anything -- short of catching him fondling a hedge fund manager in the back seat of a Town Car – that could keep him from...
| Jan 11, 2012
| 5:30 AM
On the bright side, Jon Huntsman Jr., the candidate whose poll numbers languished in the low single digits for most of the campaign, hit the high teens when real people finally got to vote in New Hampshire on Tuesday. On the dimmer side, that was only...
| Jan 12, 2012
| 10:13 AM
A campaign to encourage Democrats to vote for Hillary Rodham Clinton in the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday appears to have fallen flat.
President Obama easily won his first Granite State primary, scoring over 81% of the vote over a roster of mostly...
| Oct 10, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Perhaps only a man of elastic convictions like Mitt Romney can successfully navigate the polarized and paranoid battlefield of contemporary American politics. It is no longer merely a contest of Republicans versus Democrats or red states versus blue...
| Jan 15, 2012
| 10:03 PM
Reporting from Florence, S.C. -- In the race to be the most sincere Christian candidate for president, Rick Santorum looks like the front-runner.
Out on the edge of town here Sunday afternoon, out among the big box stores and strip malls, at a family...
| Jan 21, 2012
| 8:16 AM
Reporting from Charleston, S.C. -- Under the looming live oaks at the College of Charleston on Friday, Stephen Colbert delivered a clinic on how to produce a whiz-bang political rally. Significantly, not one of the Republican candidates this year has...
| Dec 1, 2012
| 8:20 PM
Rick Majerus, the college basketball coach who led Utah to the 1998 NCAA final and had only one losing season in 25 years with four schools, died Saturday. He was 64.
Utah industrialist Jon Huntsman Sr., the coach's longtime friend, confirmed in a...
| Nov 12, 2012
California Republicans have suffered a painful thrashing, and the prognosis isn't good. Recovery is far from certain.
Until last week, it was possible to be guardedly optimistic about the ultimate restoration of a healthy two-party system in California....
| Sep 13, 2011
| 4:36 PM
Gallup finds a surge for Mitt Romney among Republicans feeling strongly for the former governor, even as Texan Rick Perry remains atop the field....