Since the Republican primary got occupied, we've gotten a chance to see some of the nifty things you can do to protect your wealth if you're as rich as Mitt Romney.
Of course Mitt Romney's rivals for the Republican nomination want to take advantage of Romney's tendency to remind voters of things they hate about rich people -- like his confession that he pays 15 percent of his income in taxes -- but the platforms they're running on call for even lower taxes for people like Romney.
Newt Gingrich's Southern supporters are switching sides to Mitt Romney, new polls show. Even those who loved Newt best -- old people -- are now leaning toward Romney, who is crushing the other candidates nationally. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Newt Gingrich hasn't backed off his attacks on Mitt Romney's business record despite condemnation from just about every Republican who's ever been elected to anything, and maybe that's because he knows what a new Washington Post poll shows: they're working.
Come up with a sentence or two that summarizes Jon Huntsman’s candidacy for the Republican presidential nomination. Bet you can’t.
A group of evangelical leaders vote to back Rick Santorum as the South Carolina primary looms. But is it too late?
South Carolina ads target his time at Bain and as Massachusetts governor.
The seemingly giant man standing behind Ron Paul in New Hampshire is actually only 6' 5": "That guy was pretty short who was standing in front of me. He's not a midget, but he's pretty short."
In our guide to the day's polls and why they matter, it's a tired trope to complain that most Americans don't know anything about anything, but a new survey shows while most voters don't know much about the Republican candidates , it's women voters who are distinctly clueless.
The autopsy of Michele Bachmann's presidential campaign has a lot of the typical reasons for what went wrong -- fights between staff, money, priorities, etc. -- but also has an unusually high number of funny ones.
Mitt Romney is trying to turn a weakness -- that people got fired when his Bain Capitol took over companies -- into a strength by saying he rescued household brands everybody knows and loves.
Rick Santorum sent two of his sons to a Washington, D.C. all-boys school affiliated with Opus Dei, the Catholic group whose members were portrayed as sinisterly weird in the sensationalistic Da Vinci Code but in reality only engage in some mild self-mutilation, "nothing traumatic," as the group's website says.
Rick Perry should have remembered that rich people -- even the ones that give money to politicians -- are really sensitive before he started talking about "vulture capitalism."
It's odd David Axelrod is so excited to see the attacks on Mitt Romney's business career in the Republican primary, considering that four years ago, the early airing of another emotional issue in the primaries was expected to stop Axelrod's own candidate, Barack Obama.
A lot of conservatives think Mitt Romney's record will offer a clear contrast with President Obama's, but what they don't dwell on is that the two men's personality flaws are almost exactly the same.
Newt Gingrich agreed he's misfired with his criticism of Mitt Romney's business record, telling a South Carolina voter it's "impossible" to talk about Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capitol with President Obama in the White House.
President Obama won the other primary in New Hampshire last night with 82 percent of the 47,000 votes -- a far lower percentage and turnout than Bill Clinton got in 1996. Does it spell doom -- a lack of Democratic enthusiasm, or support in the state?
What did Mitt Romney's campaign do with the huge amount of money it raised? Figure out who in New Hampshire shops at Williams-Sonoma.
Romney is the first Republican candidate who's not a sitting president to win both Iowa and New Hampshire; still, all his rivals promise to keep campaigning.
Newt Gingrich has taken every position possible on the issue of negative ads.
While Mitt Romney has been way ahead of the other candidates in the Republican primary for months, voters can change their minds very quickly, which is why a Romney aide told The New York Times' Jeff Zeleny reported Saturday, "I'd like to vote tomorrow."
Conservatives are shocked that several of their top presidential candidates are sounding like Occupy Wall Street protesters, attacking Mitt Romney for his experience as a millionaire investor who sometimes had to fire people -- you know, a job creator.
What was Mitt Romney talking about at the primary debate Saturday when he scolded Newt Gingrich for complaining about negative ads, saying "this ain't bean bag"?
Ron Paul was a like a cult band but, drawing huge crowds on his New Hampshire campaign stops, he's now an amphitheater-filling rock star.
With Mitt Romney way ahead in New Hampshire, the more interesting fight, NBC News' First Read says, is for second place -- Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum are fighting for conservatives, while Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman are going for independents.
It's weird to see Republicans abandon their beloved job creators to embrace the rest of us slothful job consumers.
Here are the people who think no one will stop Mitt Romney: his own campaign (of course), some in rival campaigns, the media, evangelical leaders who'd like to stop him, many voters.
The guys trailing Mitt Romney were expected to finally unleash their harshest attacks on him last night, and they didn't. Now that they've slept on it a few hours, maybe the Not Romneys will figure out this is their last chance to make the case for their candidacy before Tuesday.
Mitt Romney is ahead in South Carolina, the state where the Not Romneys are supposed to have the best chance to stop him. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Newt Gingrich was met by a picture of himself in diapers when he visited the New Hampshire capitol Tuesday, an image that has followed him for more than 15 years.
In New Hampshire, Mitt Romney is looking like Gozer the Destructor, while his scrappy rivals for the Republican nomination are merely trying to make their looming losses a little more comfortable.
Rick Santorum protested for months that he couldn't get any media attention, but now that he's earned it with a near-tie for first place in the Iowa caucuses, he's learning attention isn't always so much fun.
Congratulations to Mitt Romney on his narrow win in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses. But don't give the former Massachusetts governor all the credit; after all, he couldn't have done it without a supporting cast of collapse-prone opponents, and one very valuable ally.
Rick Santorum might not win New Hampshire, but with the help of Newt Gingrich, maybe he can watch Mitt Romney lose.
If Mitt Romney is going to be the Republican nominee, he needs the rest of the candidates to drop out -- just not yet.
The morning vote tally has Mitt squeaking by Rick by a count of just eight measly votes.
The more interesting contest in Iowa Tuesday night will not be for first place but for fourth. The guys who land in the top three will declare victory. But the poor souls in fifth place and lower might have to go home. Here's our analysis of who's likely to give up first.
The Republican presidential primary has had plenty of discussion of the 1990s, but very little of the 2000s.
Mitt Romney is probably going to win the Iowa caucuses today, January 3, 2012, when normal people are so mad at Washington they dressed up in powdered wigs.
Newt Gingrich is finally breaking his pledge to run a positive campaign -- what took him so long?
While the Ron Paul campaign warned that his rivals are trigger-happy chickenhawks Monday, Newt Gingrich is still obsessed with his own world historical narrative, declaring victory by not quitting even though Mitt Romney backers aired so many mean ads about him.
He was the No. 1 stunner in our Hot or Not primary, and yet the only metaphor reporters can come up with to describe the choice before Iowa voters is whether they're ready to settle for years of passionless sex with Mitt Romney.
Ron Paul spent Sunday explaining all the things he doesn't believe in, like: George W. Bush knowing about the 9/11 attacks, AIDS victims not getting health insurance, he's planning an third-party run and all the racist parts of his 1990s newsletters.
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