| 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 2, 2011
| 3:05 PM
As he defended his use of a state helicopter to meet with Republican donors urging him to run for president, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie repeated what he told the group on Tuesday: count me out.
Speaking with reporters at a news conference in...
| Jun 5, 2011
Of the 44 U.S. presidents, all but a handful have been affiliated with a relatively narrow list of traditional Protestant denominations.
Eleven were Episcopalians (12 if you count Thomas Jefferson, whose adult beliefs are a subject of debate), eight were...
| Jun 6, 2011
| 11:58 AM
Rick Santorum launched his White House bid from ancestral turf Monday, imploring an enthusiastic crowd of several hundred to join his fight.
FOR THE RECORD
An earlier version of this online article described Ron Paul as a former Texas...
| 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.
| Apr 2, 2012
| 10:34 AM
Rick Santorum, whose campaign has seemed like something out of a science fiction novel to the Pennsylvanians who ended his political career six years ago, is kicking off his return to the state in the aptly named town of Mars.
The former U.S. senator,...
| Dec 29, 2011
A year ago, soon after the Tunisian uprising, I demonstrated my powers of prediction in a column about the democracy movement in the Arab world. The revolution in Tunisia, I wrote, "arose from local circumstances that don't foretell what will happen...
| 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...
| 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...
| Aug 19, 2011
A moment ago, I Googled "Ron Paul ignored by media" and came up with 9,222 links. That's a lot of stories about someone being ignored. Here's what happened.
In last weekend's Iowa Straw Poll of GOP presidential candidates, the Texas congressman had an...