| 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 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 13, 2012
| 10:19 AM
Veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson of Urbana has endorsed Ron Paul for the Republican presidential nomination ahead of next week’s Illinois primary.
The two will appear at an event at the University of Illinois on Wednesday night to rally...
| 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...
| Apr 4, 2012
| 4:11 PM
Veteran Republican U.S. Rep. Tim Johnson of Urbana, viewed as almost certain to win another term in November, will announce as soon as Thursday he is not seeking re-election, sources familiar with the Republican lawmaker’s decision said Wednesday....
| Jan 23, 2012
| 10:11 AM
Sen. Rand Paul was blocked from boarding a flight at the Nashville airport Monday morning after refusing to consent to a body pat down at a security checkpoint, according to a Transportation Security Administration official and the senator’s office....
| Jan 26, 2012
| 7:11 PM
Picking up where their last debate left off, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich resumed battling Thursday night over personal integrity and the tenor of their respective campaigns, each accusing the other of unfair character attacks.
Romney, clearly itching...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 8:13 AM
There is a general-election feel to President Obama's trip to New Hampshire today, with GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney and state conservatives mobilizing to greet him on his first visit there in nearly two years.
Obama's trip is the latest in a...