| Feb 7, 2012
| 7:38 PM
Rick Santorum scored another victory Tuesday night in Minnesota's caucuses, fueling the former Pennsylvania senator's case that he is the leading conservative alternative to Mitt Romney in the GOP race.
In 2008, when it was a "Super Tuesday" state,...
| Feb 9, 2012
This was the week Mitt Romney should have sealed the Republican presidential nomination. He was expected to win Tuesday's caucuses in Colorado, to win or tie in Minnesota and to do credibly well in Missouri. Instead, the former Massachusetts governor...
| Feb 16, 2012
When this year's presidential campaign began, Rick Santorum looked like a fringe candidate, consigned permanently to the outside edge of an overcrowded debate stage. But as earlier conservative front-runners sputtered, Santorum plugged away, sticking...
| Feb 23, 2012
It sometimes feels as if the struggle for the Republican presidential nomination has been going on forever, but if you measure the campaign by the number of delegates chosen so far, we're only about 10% done.
Much has been made about how the outcome is...
| Mar 5, 2012
| 3:00 AM
That catchy little tune from "The King and I" that trumpets the virtues of "getting to know you, getting to know all about you" hasn't seemed to work out too well for the Republican Partythis year. Even after 20 or more televised debates among its...
| 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...
| Jun 30, 2011
| 3:45 PM
Four years ago, six Democrats were vying for their party's presidential nomination. Back then, the pundits griped there was very little light between the candidates. Not surprisingly, that's virtually the same thing I have been hearing since the...
| 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 7, 2011
| 5:52 AM
If there's one thing Tim Pawlenty's campaign will not tolerate, it's talking about how sexy GOP frontrunner Michele Bachmann is.
I mean, think about it from the former Minnesota governor's perspective: It's bad enough to lose to his state's...
| 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? ...