Cartoonist Tom Toles on the rebirth of birtherism.
Today was the day we were finally going to crown and congratulate Mitt Romney as the official Republican nominee. Instead, he's just that out of touch rich guy who can't spell America.
A GOP pollster sent out a memo arguing for the Republican party to change its stance on gay marriage at the same time that two of the party's more high profile members made sure to position themselves against it after the President's big week.
Marco Rubio gave a "no comment" when asked if he'd be Romney's VP, while Governor Mitch Daniels said he would "demand reconsideration" if Romney asked him; David Axelrod doesn't believe in Mitt Romney's economic policies.
The GOP presidential front-runner’s two-week, multimillion-dollar TV ad buy in Pennsylvania -- the media equivalent of a nuclear bomb -- delivers a powerful message to Republican voters there: You might have supported Rick Santorum when he was your U.S. senator, but I want your vote now.
Newt Gingrich, confirming he met with Mitt Romney last week in New Orleans, said on Friday that he and his rivals in the Republican presidential contest are talking about ways to make sure the eventual nominee can beat President Obama.
In 2006, Pennsylvania voters ended Rick Santorum’s Senate career. Six years later, could the Keystone State shut down his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination?
Cartoonist Tom Toles on riffs on Romney's fall campaign strategy.
Ron Paul may be dead-last among the major GOP candidates in the all-important delegate count, but he's winning the Republican race in at least one place: Web traffic.
It’s the ninth inning of the Republican presidential primary, and Mitt Romney just brought his ace closer into the game.
Gingrich made his usual pledge on the Hannity show to stay in the race, but his fundraising is drying up, his schedule is lightening, there are questions about what he could accomplish by pressing on to the August convention in Tampa.
There's some sad news for Gail Collins this morning. While 68 percent of voters agree with The New York Times columnist that it is not "humane to put your family dog in a kennel on the roof of your car for a long car trip," 62 percent also say they wouldn't hold it against Mitt Romney.
Americans Elect's quest for a third-party moderate to challenge Obama and whoever the Republicans settled on has hit a PR snafu of its own making.
When you have two members of the Bush family publicly wringing their hands over the current Republican race, it's not the best sign that things are going as well as the GOP establishment would like.
“I recommend you watch the recent debates,” Obama said at a fundraiser last night. “I’m thinking about just running those as advertisements."
By visiting a NASCAR race Sunday, Romney was trying to play the part of a racecar-loving average Joe, but instead by saying "I have some great friends who are NASCAR team owners," he yet again manages to out himself as a clueless rich guy.
Say goodbye to glitter-bombing. Sources have revealed to the AP that Rick Santorum will receive Secret Service Protection on Tuesday.
If Sheldon Adelson is to be believed, expect Newt Gingrich to stay an advertising feature in the race for a long time with up to $100 million in super PAC donations, even though Adelson himself says he doesn't like the influence of rich donors.
What does Rick Santorum get for winning Tuesday's useless primaries in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado? Not any delegates, but the $2.2 million his campaign raised in the two days since after isn't a bad consolation prize.
"I have to confess, I liked the Clint Eastwood halftime ad," Newt Gingrich told a crowd in Ohio today, going against the prevailing Republican message of late, which has been to take offense at Chrysler's "Halftime in America" Superbowl advertisement.
In yet another piece of bad news for Mitt Romney after his triple trouncing last night, The Washington Post does a front-page rundown of the the ex-governor's record as a job creator in Massachusetts -- one that we're reminded isn't all that good.
Threatening the genuine small-government love that has endeared him to supporters, Ron Paul may have taken money from the government for flights his campaign and political action committees were already paying for.
Though he's not saying when he will make it or whom it will be for, Donald Trump is giving the Republican candidates fair warning that the endorsement no one should want is coming soon.
Ads for Romney, Gingrich, and other candidates showing up on cable stations as apolitical as The Weather Channel tell us not only that, for whatever reasons, its viewers tend to be Republican, but that 2012's presidential campaigns are the most sophisticated yet.
When asked by Sean Hannity on Fox News if she was ready to make an endorsement, Sarah Palin said, "If I had to vote in South Carolina, in order to keep this thing going, I would vote for Newt."
Seemingly succumbing to the various fellow GOPers pressuring him to stop bashing financial professionals like Romney, Newt Gingrich is walking back the attack ads against Mitt that
his campaign his super PAC is running.
Wow, this is just getting sad. Appearing on a Savannah, Ga., radio station on Friday, Rick Perry again messed up his now-famously gaffe-prone talking point about the three government departments he'd like to cut.
By being an on-air crank, the former New Hampshire Governor and White House Chief of Staff actually made the anti-climactic Romney victory last night worth watching.
Like some American political pundits, an Irish bookmaker considers Monday's Iowa caucus results too close to call too, refunding $6,000 to bettors who chose barely second-place Rick Santorum.
Quick: What's Mitt Romney's real first name? (No Googling!) If you didn't guess "Willard," you're in the same boat as 94 percent of America that somehow still doesn't know all that much about a guy who's been running for president for five years.
Newt and Callista Gingrich's romance gets the typical People treatment that the magazine gives all celebrities who should be out of the spotlight already.
With Iowa caucus five days away, The New York Times has taken to the important business of figuring out the people behind the poll numbers by putting on its own episode of MTV Cribs.
Journalists covering the Iowa caucus face a profound dilemma this New Year's Eve: Where are the good parties at in Des Moines?!
Barbara Walters picked Herman Cain to be one of her 10 most fascinating people of 2011 (fair choice, actually) and he told her that if chosen for a cabinet position in 2012, he'd like to be Secretary of Defense.
The biggest political attack of the day might be self-inflected, as a 2002 video of a much more "progressive" Mitt Romney on the gubernatorial campaign trial as surfaced.
Newt Gingrich has picked up the support of Hollywood's noted crazy guy Gary Busey and racial-slur ex-MLB pitcher John Rocker, while Barack Obama picked up the support of Muammar Qaddafi (before ordering the attacks that lead to his death), while Ron Paul has the random drunk guy vote locked down.
Mitt Romney found out today that it's a little bit more difficult to tell a gay person you believe in repealing their rights when you're sitting with them face-to-face, and that person happens to be a veteran.
Rick Perry just digs his hole deeper and deeper with each one of these tongue-ties, doesn't he?
Donald Trump's efforts to squeeze himself back into the news cycle seem to be paying off. Now he's caught people's attention by berating an MSNBC host about all the people calling his office.
A softer, gentler Newt Gingrich was on display in his new Reaganesque TV spot that started running in Iowa today.
After declining invitations to the Donald Trump-moderated
reality television show Newsmax debate, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman got speared by Trump on the Today show.
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