| Aug 9, 2011
| 11:29 AM
I've been to several campaign events in Iowa in recent weeks, and what's surprised me is how many people bring up someone who's not even in the race: Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
At almost every appearance by former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty or Rep. Michele...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 12:57 PM
I hate the unprecedented extent to which Fox News has involved itself in Republican politics, but I have to admit the channel presented a first-class, rousing and illuminating debate among GOP candidates Thursday night.
Most of the credit has to go to...
| Aug 12, 2011
| 12:05 PM
Debates are a tricky thing to judge. Everyone has an opinion and people view the candidates' performances through a political lense. Pro-war viewers likely identify with Rick Santorum or Tim Pawlenty. Those who think we need to pull out of overseas wars...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Michele Bachmann captured the famed Iowa Straw Poll in Ames Saturday, reaching a high-profile benchmark in her meteoric rise to a top-tier presidential candidate.
Bachmann made history, as well, becoming the first woman to win the event. She received 4,...
| Apr 28, 2011
You've no doubt been hearing the harrowing warnings about what might happen if Congress refuses to lift the federal government's debt ceiling, as some conservative Republicans have threatened.
If the federal government gets anywhere near defaulting on...
| May 2, 2011
| 9:58 AM
ISSUE: Partisan bickering limited after Osama's death.
Perhaps the best news coming out of the successful effort to find and kill Osama bin Laden is the noticeable lack of partisan bickering over who should get credit at least among political leaders....
| May 8, 2011
Last week's Republican mini-debate may not have been the most auspicious way for a presidential candidate to introduce himself to a national audience. The stage in South Carolina didn't include most of the party's top names; instead, it boasted former...
| May 8, 2011
| 9:53 AM
With guest host Tina Fey back playing her famous doppelganger, this weekend’s "Saturday Night Live" portrayed the debate that wasn’t this week – featuring not just Sarah Palin but also would-be White House hopeful Donald Trump.
| May 22, 2011
| 4:02 PM
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is officially declaring his presidential candidacy on Monday. But he offered a sneak peak to supporters in a YouTube video posted Sunday, in which he pledges to speak candidly about the nation’s challenges....
| May 25, 2011
| 6:30 PM
Vice President Joe Biden on Wednesday called the death of Osama bin Laden a defining moment that has reshaped how Americans view the Obama presidency, signaling how the daring raid will figure into the 2012 campaign.
Addressing Democrats at a state party...
| May 26, 2011
| 1:15 PM
Rick Santorum returns to where he first struck political gold to officially announce what everyone already knows -- he's running for president.
Santorum will make his announcement June 6 somewhere in western Pennsylvania, a source close to the Santorum...