Cartoonist Tony Auth on the GOP's talking points
Amy Davidson on Sasha and Malia, Gail Collins on the fiscal cliff, Maghan Daum on single women voters, Ezra Klein on the filibuster, and Ana Marie Cox on gay equality.
The Texan makes his debate debut at the Reagan Library at 8 ET tonight
The Republican candidate has delivered his first major policy address
For conservative activists, the 2012 political map is shaping up to be far less inviting than 2010
There are signs that Perry could give Romney a run for his money
Politico says Rumsfeld "helped steer" Perry to former members of his staff for a briefing
"Better than sixth or seventh" would be a nice performance, says a spokesman
The former president on the GOP field for 2012 and why he thinks Obama will win
He's willing to mock regardless of race, color, creed or national origin
Some curious choices from the Minnesota congresswoman
She'll be at the premiere of a documentary about her; he's touring a factory
A sales tax increase helped pay for a new Twins stadium
He says he has his "sight on a particular job"
The Wall Street Journal's John Fund will help write the book, due out this fall
How much will the lesser-known candidates pile on Mitt Romney?
Giuliani "is very close to saying he's going to run," said the New York Republican
The economy hits a two-year high in a poll on the nation's biggest problems
If Gingrich's candidacy is mostly a curiosity to Americans, what can foreigners think?
It consists mainly of one dedicated, retired potato chip salesman
The early polls do not, in fact, reveal all
Both of them should probably look elsewhere for advice
His boasts and outsiders' estimates range from $150 million to $7 billion
Former N.M. Gov. Gary Johnson, pro-weed legalization, announced his candidacy
Fred Karger has said his presidential campaign would be a success if he got to debate
Once said to behave like a "precocious teen," Gingrich is now compared to an infant
GOP starts attacking the clowning candidate in their midst
And Donald Trump has flagging support in the bellwether caucus state
New poll says Obama would lose re-election if Republicans actually liked their candidates
There's no shortage of Democratic donors ready to pay $35,000 for a little face time
Trump has a long record of saying anything on politics for a headline
Federal election laws mean Donald Trump can't run and keep "The Apprentice"
This time he's got a 9-point lead over second-place Mike Huckabee
Likely 2012 candidate on the guy he wants to replace: "You are a remarkable leader"
The president is confident the birther issue will ultimately hurt the Republican party
They both form "testing the water" presidential committees
And an announcement of an candidacy announcement sounds like a "Celebrity Apprentice" promo
Let's check on how good Mitt Romney has been at disagreeing with Donald Trump
A refusal to endorse Paul Ryan's budget is being read as a clue to a 2012 bid
Trump also said he's "only interested in Libya if we take the oil"
Campaign slogan and logo draw immediate scrutiny
His new slogan: "I believe in America"
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