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  • Who votes when? N.H. decision brings clarity to 2012 calendar

    The announcement Wednesday of the date of New Hampshire's presidential primary largely cements the election calendar for 2012, which will see fewer contests in the early stages than in the frontloaded 2008 race. The first five Republican contests are...
  • A year out from election, it's head-scratching time in America

    A year out from election, it's head-scratching time in America
    A year can be an eternity in presidential politics. Just ask Hillary Rodham Clinton, who at this time four years ago had been all but penciled in by polls and pundits as the Democratic nominee in a faceoff against Republican Rudy Giuliani. How'd that...
  • Democrats again pick football stadium for Obama convention speech

    Democrats again pick football stadium for Obama convention speech
    The Democratic National Convention will again move to an outdoor football stadium on its final day, providing for a much larger venue for Barack Obama to accept his party's nomination for a second term as president. Party officials on Tuesday announced...
  • Newt Gingrich makes presidential run official

    Newt Gingrich makes presidential run official
    Now, it's official. Newt Gingrich, a former Georgia congressman who became the first Republican speaker of the House in decades in 1995, announced Wednesday afternoon his candidacy for president in 2012. "I believe we can return America to hope and...
  • Analysis: Romney fails to deliver knockout blow on Super Tuesday

    Analysis: Romney fails to deliver knockout blow on Super Tuesday
    After contests in 22 states, Mitt Romney is still the favorite to become the Republican presidential nominee. He's got the money. He's got the machine. And increasingly, and most importantly, he's got the delegates. But despite a good showing on Super...
  • Palin closely guarded her public image, emails show

    Palin closely guarded her public image, emails show
    On a Saturday in July 2008, a letter to the editor on page B5 of the Anchorage Daily News caught Sarah Palin's eye. The writer, Judy Spry, complained that the governor "didn't even take the time to stop by" the annual Miss Alaska pageant held earlier in...
  • Monday morning talkers: Obama impersonator makes racial jokes at Republican convention

    On weekday mornings, I'll post the most controversial, shocking and (of course) ridiculous stories for your reading pleasure. That way, when you walk into work, you'll be the master of witty conversation. Articles  • Republicans don't like racial...
  • Tea party quiet on Kagan--so far

     
    by Kathleen Hennessey No one talks more about the Constitution than the tea partiers. So what sayeth they about Elena Kagan? Not much. In the three days since her nomination to Supreme Court -- a lifetime in Washington -- Tea......
  • Tampa picked to host 2012 Republican National Convention

     
    It's official: delegates to the 2012 Republican National Convention will gather in the St. Pete Times Forum to select the party's presidential and vice-presidential nominees. No word yet on how this may affect Orlando, but hotels in the I-Drive area...
  • GOP to hold 2012 convention in Tampa

     
    by James Oliphant It always comes down to Florida. At least that's what the Republicans are planning on in 2012. The Republican National Committee said Wednesday that it would hold the GOP convention in Tampa, where the party is......
  • Comings and goings in Florida as Charlie Crist says goodbye to GOP

     
    It’s been quite a day in Florida politics, with two partings (neither of which involved sweet sorrow) and the announcement of one arrival. The first parting: The state GOP got rid of sold an oil painting of Gov. Charlie Crist,......