| May 17, 2011
| 1:41 PM
Everybody's Talkin' About
• Head of the International Monetary Fund (and once-likely candidate for president of France) Dominique Strauss-Kahn arrested for alleged sexual assault of a hotel maid. Hey, mainstream media: “Sex scandal” is...
| May 31, 2011
| 12:20 PM
Just when you thought the Republican presidential field was getting set, up pops the most mischievous force in American politics, Sarah Palin. The former Alaska governor — the real deal this time, not actress Julianne Moore channeling her for the...
| Jun 9, 2011
| 6:17 PM
Mitt Romney will not participate in the Iowa straw poll this summer, a possible sign that he will not make a full-fledged effort to win that state's leadoff nominating contests in 2012.
In a statement issued Thursday evening, Romney's campaign said it...
| Feb 1, 2011
| 3:16 PM
While the presidential campaign hasn't officially started, Mitt Romney leads the pack in pre-campaign fundraising by a handful of potential Republican presidential contenders, according to records filed with the Federal Election Commission.
| 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 11, 2012
| 4:56 PM
Despite months of speculation that he would retire, Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett is instead gearing up for a tough re-election campaign that will be among the most closely watched in the nation.
Bartlett, the 85-year-old incumbent who is seeking an...
| Jan 16, 2012
| 2:30 AM
Rhett Daniel Burleson, 43, broke into his father's Crestview home and laid on the floor while "raving about Jesus, Mike Huckabee, and how people were 'full of (expletive),' " reports the Northwest Florida Daily News in Fort Walton Beach.
| Dec 20, 2011
| 9:56 AM
The Family Leader, an influential political organization among the religious voters who dominate the Iowa caucuses, is not endorsing a candidate in the presidential contest, but two prominent evangelical leaders backed Rick Santorum on Tuesday.
| Dec 25, 2011
In Iowan Meredith Willson's "The Music Man," Marian, the River City librarian, spends a lot of time looking for love, while pretending not to. In the end she does, in fact, find it, with a huckster — a man who may be slightly less than sincere. We...
| Jun 18, 2011
| 5:41 PM
It's a long way from New Hampshire or Iowa, and Maryland's primary is 10 months away, but a growing number of Republicans are beginning to make pit stops in the Old Line State as the race for the GOP presidential nomination gets under way.
In the past...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 10:34 AM
When you make as many mistakes as I do, it's good to get in the habit of learning from them. Just over four years ago, I made a big one about Mormonism, and I thank the good folks at The Sun for giving me a chance to make it right.
During the 2008...