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2012 Presidential Election

Republican Positioning for 2012

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 05.27.2011 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

The Republican Party is increasingly difficult to unify behind a single candidate. By this time in the 2008, 2000, and 1996 election cycles there was already a clear front runner.

Jason Linkins

The Disappearing Tweets Of Newt Gingrich | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Now that Newt Gingrich understands that his past statements are going to extensively mined for evidence of flipping and flopping, it makes sense that ...

Barbour Flirts With CA Press, Ducks Key Questions

Phil Trounstine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phil Trounstine

Haley Barbour on Saturday ducked oil drilling off the California coast and a path to citizenship for immigrants living and working here illegally.

GOP Considering Selling TV Rights For Presidential Debates

CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

Washington (CNN) -- The Republican National Committee is considering sanctioning the GOP presidential primary debates and then selling the broadcast r...

Who Can Beat Obama?

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

There are only two real possibilities to make a race against Obama competitive: Mitt Romney and former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee.

Jason Linkins

Michael Bloomberg Won't Be Running For President In 2012, Apparently | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

It seems like only months ago that the internet was buzzing anew with the rumors that Michael Bloomberg might run for president of these United States...

Newt Gingrich Reportedly Moving Closer To Presidential Run

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich intends to take a formal step toward entering the 2012 presidential race within the next two wee...

Amanda Terkel

Mitch Daniels: Don't Focus On My Time As Bush's Budget Director | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Gov. Mitch Daniels (R-Ind.) is known as a strong fiscal conservative, a top selling point for a potential presidential run. But before h...

Jason Linkins

Star GOP Senator Makes Presidential Statement | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

After spending the past two weeks taking two steps back for every one step forward in terms of making a run for the presidency, South Dakota Republica...

Mike Huckabee Is Sarah Palin's Serious Competition For 2012

Politics Daily | December 09,| 9:00 AM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin may have met her political match in Mike Huckabee. Both are currently criss-crossing the country on book tours. Both hold degrees in co...

Michael Bloomberg Addresses Rumored Presidential Bid

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

NEW YORK — Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Sunday revisited the subject of his possible aspirations for higher office, offering a definitive "no way,...

How Sarah Palin Learned To Love Facebook

TIME | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the longest time, Sarah Palin was leery of Facebook. Some of the comments left on her page during the 2008 vice-presidential campaign were so with...

Potential GOP Presidential Contenders Line Up Against Major Obama Initiative

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Republicans weighing a White House bid fiercely oppose a new nuclear arms treaty with Russia and stand in stark contrast to two pre...

Dan Rather: Obama Could Get Serious Primary Challenge In 2012

Politics Daily | December 02,| 12:51 PM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former "CBS Evening News" anchor Dan Rather is predicting that if the Bush tax cuts are extended for two years (as now appears likely) President Obama...

Obama Discusses Race Against Sarah Palin In 2012

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says he respects Sarah Palin's political skills but hasn't thought about the possibility of facing her in th...

Obama and the Significance of the JFK Inaugural 50 Years On

William Bradley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Bradley

Why, 50 years after the fact, did official Washington celebrate the inauguration of a most imperfect man who served less than one term as president, a...

Barbara Bush: Palin Should Just Stay In Alaska

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Former first lady Barbara Bush doesn't appear to think much of Sarah Palin's White House aspirations, saying the former Alaska gove...

Hillary Clinton: I'm 'Not In Any Way Interested' In Pursuing Elective Office

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Don't expect to see Hillary Rodham Clinton's name on an election ballot anytime soon. The current secretary of state – and f...

Poll Reveals Who's Ahead & Behind In Potential GOP Presidential Pack

The Washington Post | Chris Cillizza & Aaron Blake | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Govs. Mike Huckabee (Ark.), Sarah Palin (Alaska) and Mitt Romney (Mass.) make up the top tier of the 2012 Republican presidential field, accord...

Cheney's Obama-One-Term-Presidency Delusion

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Former Vice President Dick Cheney sounded more like a man trying to convince himself than anybody else when he told NBC News that President Obama will be a one term president.

Howard Fineman

With 'Blood Libel,' The 2012 Campaign Has Begun | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Palin has just proven again that she has only one gear -- forward -- and only one mode -- attack. The 2012 presidential campaign has begun, not in Iowa or New Hampshire, but in the bloody streets of Tucson.

Repeal the "Repeal It Now" Ad!

Ian Gurvitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Ian Gurvitz

If Mike Huckabee wants to be taken seriously as a presidential candidate, he needs to up his game. Have problems with the health care bill? Please, Mike, make your case like an adult.

Mark Blumenthal

GOP Nominee In 2012: What The Early Polls Tell Us | Mark Blumenthal | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Speculation about the 2012 Republican nomination is already underway and, as always, national "horse race" poll questions are central to that conversa...

Republican Presidential Hopefuls Positioning Themselves For 2012

AP | LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Get ready for the big tease. Republicans positioning for a possible presidential run are, to varying degrees, courting donors, test...

Sarah Palin Goes After Obama On National TV

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin appeared on ABC News's "Good Morning America" for an exclusive interview Friday, in which she went on the offensive...