| Feb 7, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Is Mitt Romney the Republicans' man of destiny or will Rick Santorum finally get his moment in the sun?
You remember Rick Santorum, the guy who, in last summer’s Republican debates, was placed at the end of the row near the exit sign and never...
| Apr 3, 2012
It looks as if it's going to be Mitt Romney after all. With Paul Ryan, Marco Rubio and Jeb Bush endorsing the former Massachusetts governor last week, there aren't any white knights left to play the role of GOP savior.
But that news hasn't reached his...
| 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...
| 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.
| 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 7, 2011
| 11:23 AM
Newt Gingrich again defended his call to put young Americans to work, and seemed to delight in the fact that, as he put it, "the reaction of the left has been hysterical."
"[If] people learn the culture of work and learn the culture of saving and learn...
| Feb 10, 2012
| 11:01 AM
Mitt Romney is a conservative. He said so himself, over and over again in a speech to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington today.
The Republican presidential hopeful, ahead in the delegate race but smarting from losses on Tuesday in...
| 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...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 4:53 PM
When Republicans attack President Obama, as they inevitably will in tonight's latest presidential primary debate, they'll be doing so barely a few hundred yards from where the incumbent sits at the White House.
Yes, it's time for another meeting of the...
| Jan 20, 2012
| 1:22 PM
It was perhaps inevitable that Stephen Colbert -- fake conservative, cable TV personality, and the most famous Charlestonian since that guy from Hootie and the Blowfish -- would return to South Carolina to make a little mischief before the state's...
| 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...