| Dec 6, 2011
| 7:45 PM
Real estate developer and reality TV host Donald Trump said today that Newt Gingrich has risen in Republican presidential polls because he’s done well in debates and is quick at making decisions.
Among the decisions Trump cited: Gingrich...
| Dec 23, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s presidential effort has launched its signature drive to put him and a slate of convention nominating delegates on Illinois’ primary ballot, but the state campaign shows no prominent Republican...
| Dec 19, 2011
| 2:42 PM
In endorsing Mitt Romney for president, Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk contended today that rival Newt Gingrich was “brilliant” but didn’t always have good ideas and Ron Paul was proposing a dangerous isolationist foreign policy strategy...
| Jan 6, 2012
| 4:34 PM
Surprise Iowa caucus near-winner Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich filed Friday to secure a spot on Illinois’ March 20 primary ballot, adding their names to those of Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Rick Perry.
On the last day to submit paperwork,...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 3:12 PM
All five major contenders for the Republican presidential nomination face challenges to their Illinois candidacy petitions for the March 20 primary, even though the complaints could become moot long before voters go to the polls.
In addition, several...
| Mar 17, 2012
| 6:50 PM
The Republican presidential frontrunners wooed conservative voters Saturday as they launched an ambitious ground game across Downstate Illinois, a region that has emerged as crucial in deciding the winner of the state’s primary.
| Feb 29, 2012
| 2:59 PM
With the state’s primary election less than three weeks away, just how much Illinois will be in play in the Republican presidential contest could depend upon next week’s Super Tuesday contests.
Mitt Romney’s twin primary victories in...
| Mar 9, 2012
| 2:10 PM
The political action committee backing Mitt Romney’s Republican presidential bid has purchased more than $900,000 in TV ad time, including about $250,000 in the Chicago market, as Illinois’ primary draws near.
Restore Our Future, a so-...
| Mar 14, 2012
| 7:56 PM
Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney today called Rick Santorum an “economic lightweight” and likened the former Pennsylvania senator and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to home-state Democratic President Barack Obama over their...
| Jan 17, 2012
Let's face it, Mitt Romney seems more than a little opaque. On the one hand he's über-rich, incredibly smart and nakedly ambitious; on the other he seems somehow robotic, shut-down and so happy to embrace the pragmatic option that the core of his...
| Jan 24, 2012
Nearly 40 years after his death, Saul Alinsky's name is back in the news, peppered throughout presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich's speeches.
A native Chicagoan, Alinsky was "the father of community organizing," said Sanford D. Horwitt, author of "Let...