| Nov 30, 2011
| 6:34 PM
Stridently denying allegations of an extramarital affair, Herman Cain returned to New Hampshire on Wednesday night telling supporters he was a victim of character assassination and would make a decision about whether to stay in the race within a few...
| 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...
| Dec 2, 2011
| 10:24 AM
Seated around a conference table in a nondescript suburban Virginia office building, a dozen Republican voters shed light on one of the continued mysteries of this election season: What ails Mitt Romney?
Veteran pollster Peter Hart asked an assistant...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 5:15 PM
Newt Gingrich has surged to the lead in Iowa, according to a new survey released by the Des Moines Register on Saturday night.
The former House speaker has the support of 25% of likely Republican caucusgoers in the survey, up from just 7% in the previous...
| Dec 6, 2011
| 1:50 PM
The Donald Trump-moderated debate planned for Iowa at month's end may be missing one key ingredient: candidates.
Mitt Romney on Tuesday added his name to the list of Republican presidential hopefuls who are deciding against sharing a stage with the brash...
| Dec 7, 2011
Listen carefully to the Republican debates and you get a view of the kind of society many Republicans seek. The last time we had it was in the Gilded Age of the late 19th century.
It was an era when the nation was mesmerized by the doctrine of free...
| 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 8, 2011
| 9:00 AM
Jeff Danovich's commentary "Foreign aid keeps us safe" (Dec.5) could not be further from the truth. It is wrong to rob middle-class American taxpayers in order to enrich wealthy foreign leaders.
In most cases, U.S. foreign aid does more harm than good....
| Dec 8, 2011
| 10:42 AM
With fewer than four weeks until the first votes are cast in the presidential race, a surprising finding: Republicans' enthusiasm about voting is on the wane.
At the same time, Democrats are increasingly enthusiastic about the 2012 vote, cutting into...
| Dec 10, 2011
| 8:00 PM
With Newt Gingrich as their common target, the Republican presidential hopefuls piled on the new party front-runner in a lively debate Saturday night, jabbing him over his political consistency, the sturdiness of his character and the plausibility of...
| Dec 11, 2011
| 10:02 AM
Texas Rep. Ron Paul slammed Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney on Sunday, saying they were inconsistent politicians who represent the status quo.
“They come from the same mold,” he said on “Meet the Press.” “They’re about...