| Nov 19, 2011
| 5:54 PM
A gathering of GOP presidential candidates on Saturday was unlike any other this year, when instead of finger-pointing and slashing at one another's records, they told deeply personal tales about faith, family and failures that left half of the six...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 8:13 AM
There is a general-election feel to President Obama's trip to New Hampshire today, with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and state conservatives mobilizing to greet him on his first visit there in nearly two years.
Obama's trip is the latest in a...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 6:26 PM
Rick Perry called it "reprehensible" that the U.S. defense budget faces major cuts because of the failure of the congressional "super committee," slamming President Obama for his hands-off approach to the deficit-cutting panel.
When the committee...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 7:20 PM
Republican presidential contenders jousted over Pakistan, Afghanistan and the Middle East on Tuesday night in a tense national security debate that laid out sharply contrasting views on how to keep America safe from attack.
Candidates raised the...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 1:50 PM
The Donald Trump-moderated debate planned for Iowa at month's end may be missing one key ingredient: candidates.
Mitt Romney on Tuesday added his name to the list of Republican presidential hopefuls who are deciding against sharing a stage with the brash...
| Nov 23, 2011
| 8:42 AM
And just like that, another GOP frontrunner is on the defensive after another debate. This time it's Newt Gingrich under the microscope after he seemed to advocate what critics call a form of amnesty for illegal immigrants.
The former House speaker...
| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:34 PM
Stridently denying allegations of an extramarital affair, Herman Cain returned to New Hampshire on Wednesday night telling supporters he was a victim of character assassination and would make a decision about whether to stay in the race within a few...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 12:24 PM
By most conventional measures of a campaign's strength, Newt Gingrich has no business being a front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.
Consider the following:
- Gingrich only this week opened a full-time campaign office in Iowa, the...
| Dec 8, 2011
| 10:42 AM
With fewer than four weeks until the first votes are cast in the presidential race, a surprising finding: Republicans' enthusiasm about voting is on the wane.
At the same time, Democrats are increasingly enthusiastic about the 2012 vote, cutting into...
| Oct 17, 2011
| 3:33 PM
Rick Perry really did get an easy ride, Ron Paul really has been ignored and Barack Obama truly can’t catch a break.
That's a rough summary of the findings of a massive, computer-based study of campaign coverage by the Pew Research Center's Project...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Michele Bachmann captured the famed Iowa Straw Poll in Ames Saturday, reaching a high-profile benchmark in her meteoric rise to a top-tier presidential candidate.
Bachmann made history, as well, becoming the first woman to win the event. She received 4,...