| Nov 30, 2010
Spurred by growing concerns about the federal deficit, plans to curb Medicare spending are proliferating -- setting the stage for potentially bruising battles between seniors? advocates and budget cutters.
The proposals, put forth by members of...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 10:47 AM
When three national presidential campaigns simultaneously land in central Florida for a 10-day blitz for votes, it is a wild ride for press photographers. 2012 Republican presidential contenders Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum (Ron Paul opted...
| Jan 26, 2012
| 6:41 PM
Was Newt finally neutered?
Newt Gingrich's attacks on debate moderators have been a staple of his run for the Republican nomination, and may very well have won him the South Carolina primary.
But one week after the former House speaker savaged...
| Dec 1, 2011
| 11:34 AM
As Mitt Romney increasingly mixes it up with his primary rivals, he's unleashing Chris Christie to help take on the competition.
The New Jersey governor was on the campaign trail for Romney in Florida on Thursday, and had some choice words for his new...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 1:22 PM
A day after uttering a line that made him seem unsympathetic to the impoverished, Mitt Romney received the endorsement of perhaps the world's most self-satisfied rich man, Donald Trump.
The meeting between the pair, one of whom said recently he likes...
| 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...