| 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 19, 2012
| 4:00 PM
Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum and Ron Paul.
Or maybe Chris Christie, Jeb Bush, Mitch Daniels and Paul Ryan.
In the Republican presidential primary race, enthusiasm frequently turns toward the candidates not in the race.
And as the August...
| 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 25, 2011
| 9:30 PM
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., led a closely watched presidential poll of Iowa Republicans, the state that holds the first contest in the nomination battle.
The Des Moines Register poll, published Sunday, has...
| 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
Herman Cain, the ex-CEO of Godfather's Pizza who is running for president for some reason, recently unveiled an economic "plan," the crux of which is the elimination of taxes on capital gains (money made from the return on investments like stocks, bonds...
| 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...