| Dec 16, 2011
| 10:52 AM
With the final Republican presidential debate of 2011 now in the books, we can declare a clear winner: Mitt Romney.
That is, in face time at least.
A new study from the University of Minnesota's "Smart Politics" project found Romney bested the rest of...
| Dec 17, 2011
| 5:26 PM
The most influential Iowa newspaper endorsed Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination, saying the former Massachusetts governor offered "sobriety, wisdom and judgment."
The Des Moines Register's editorial board, which endorsed Romney's arch...
| Dec 20, 2011
| 8:40 AM
Newt Gingrich's lead in state and national polls appears to be evaporating. And holding steady, as he seemingly has throughout the Republican presidential race, is Mitt Romney.
Some have argued that the former Massachusetts governor's inability to...
| Dec 27, 2011
| 3:42 PM
Newt Gingrich, trying to reverse a slide in Iowa by positioning himself as the unabashedly positive alternative to his trash-talking rivals for the GOP presidential nomination, unleashed an unexpectedly harsh attack today against his chief rivals,...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 11:38 AM
Returning to Iowa, where polls show him contending for first place in next week's caucuses, Ron Paul studiously ignored a barrage of news media questions Wednesday about fresh attacks from rivals Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, including over incendiary...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 11:56 AM
Newt Gingrich, who loves a good historical allusion, is struggling with his better angels.
Over the last week, the GOP presidential candidate has vowed to wage a "relentlessly positive campaign," and has sworn to disavow any outside groups that go...
| Dec 28, 2011
| 1:00 PM
Mitt Romney has claimed a narrow lead over Ron Paul in Iowa, according to a new CNN/Time poll. But it is Rick Santorum who may be showing the most momentum with just days left before the caucuses.
Much of the movement is driven by a collapse in support...
| 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 2, 2012
| 4:14 PM
A confident Mitt Romney on Monday predicted victory in the Iowa caucuses, and told his supporters that they were key in capturing the first presidential voting place in the nation that was taking place in a little over 24 hours.
"I need you tomorrow...
| 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 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...