| Jun 23, 2011
| 10:44 AM
Las Vegas is one of my favorite places, but there's a tinge of sadness on the Strip these days.
It's not a lack of crowds or dearth of attractions. The streets, shows, restaurants and casinos are packed as always. No, what's made the people of Las Vegas...
| Dec 31, 2011
| 8:00 PM
Were you paying attention to the pop culture in 2011? It was certainly an eventful year, with pop stars and talk show hosts grabbing headlines and a colorful cast of Republican presidential hopefuls jockeying for position. Here's a little test to make...
| Jul 15, 2012
The dog days of July were once a slow time in our presidential campaigns, a time when candidates could take vacations and voters could take a break. The party conventions were still a month or more away; aside from fundraising and backroom strategizing,...
| Jul 8, 2011
| 7:15 AM
Struggling GOP presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty apparently thought he could rev up his campaign by ... wait for it ... tepidly praising the music of Lady Gaga.
Ask yourself a simple question: Is it possible to look less presidential than this? ...
| Jul 14, 2011
| 11:17 AM
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty isn't the only GOP presidential candidate who can make epic, movie-style campaign ads.
Texas Congressman Ron Paul's new ad is out -- and it's straight out of an action flick.
True to Paul's independent streak, the ad...
| Jun 30, 2011
Though the first Republican voting is six months away, and the general election further still, the presidential campaigns were faced this week with one imperative: to raise the most cash possible before the financial quarter draws to a close Thursday....
| Jul 1, 2011
The deadline for filing presidential fundraising reports closed Thursday, with officials from nearly every campaign predicting a relatively low dollar total compared with the historic highs at this time in the 2008 cycle.
Campaign aides engaged in the...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 1:37 PM
Tim Pawlenty's presidential campaign raised $4.3 million and spent nearly $2.5 million in the second quarter of the year, according to campaign finance reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
More than $2 million of the former Minnesota...
| Jul 16, 2011
The first look at the campaign finance activities of the 2012 White House contenders underscored not only President Obama's huge cash advantage over his rivals but also the wide disparities in the Republican field, setting the stage for an urgent money...
| Jul 15, 2011
| 3:10 PM
Rep. Michele Bachmann’s $4.2 million take for the year’s second fundraising quarter was buttressed by her strength with small-dollar donors.
Bachmann raised nearly 75 percent of her money through donations of $200 or less. In comparison,...
| Jul 17, 2011
The huge infrastructure that President Obama is putting together for his reelection effort was already visible in the first few months of spending by his campaign, which doled out $10.5 million for a massive bricks-and-mortar operation based in Chicago....