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Gop 2012 Presidential Candidates

Herman Cain Continues Climb To The Top | By B.A. Morelli | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

Weeks ago, former Godfather's chief executive Herman Cain was just another face in the crowd, an also-ran in the GOP field of presidential hopefuls....

Jon Ward

Romney Calls On Perry To 'Repudiate' Pastor's Anti-Mormon Remarks | Jon Ward | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney called on Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) on Tuesday to "repudiate" the Texas pastor who called Mormonism a cult and said that eva...

Republican Presidential Candidates Divert Focus From Economy

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.11.2011 | Politics

(AP/The Huffington Post) MILFORD, N.H. — In an election that's supposed to hinge on jobs and the economy, the Republican presidential contest in rec...

GOP Candidate Could Benefit From Cultural Conservative Split

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 12.07.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — They know they're not crazy about Mitt Romney. But if the cultural conservatives gathered at a Values Voters Summit this weekend sp...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Will February Become The Month Without A Horserace? | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.05.2011 | Politics

Florida's decision to move their 2012 primary contest up to January has touched off a race up the calendar from traditional early primary states Iowa,...

John Celock

New Jersey Reacts to Chris Christie's Decision | John Celock | Posted 12.04.2011 | Politics

New Jersey local officials and residents are expressing support for Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to not seek the Republican presidential nominatio...

Jason Linkins

Late Returns: Ron Paul Floats Impeachment Over Al-Awlaki Drone Strike | Jason Linkins | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

The targeted killing of Yemeni-based al-Qaeda "cleric" Anwar Al-Awlaki was guaranteed to be a flashpoint for controversy because it was essentially a ...

Potential GOP Candidate Could Dramatically Reshape Race

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie's entry into the 2012 presidential race could dramatically reshape what has become a two-man r...

Laura Bassett

Herman Cain Stands By Remark That Two-Thirds of Blacks Are 'Brainwashed' | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Hermain Cain drew criticism from both sides of the political spectrum for telling CNN's Wolf Blitzer on Wednesday th...

Laura Bassett

Herman Cain: Rick Perry Is 'Insensitive' Toward Black People | Laura Bassett | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

Following a Washington Post report that Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry's family hunting camp in Texas once had the word "Niggerhead" pai...

Politimania 2012!!!!!

Steven Weber | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics
Steven Weber

Every scenario released from the RNC like viscous goo spewing from a cracked, sunken oil platform, is as far fetched and dependent on inane histrionics as anything Wrestlemania has ever staged.

GOP Candidate Could Be Republicans' Best Bet For Obama Defeat

AP | Posted 11.30.2011 | Politics

By PHILIP ELLIOTT, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) ORLANDO, Fla. -- Listen to Republican voters and you're likely to hear a reluctance to embrace Mitt Romney...

Jason Linkins

Anonymous Sources Keeping Christie Candidacy Chit-Chat Constant | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

Even after two days in which New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie (R) stressed that he would not be running for president, the Christie-candidacy-to-be stor...

'The Most Dangerous Vehicle For Corruption In The Political System'

AP | JACK GILLUM and BETH FOUHY | Posted 11.29.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Think of super PACs as shadow cash machines for presidential candidates. They're going to be big this year. Real big....

Perry's Immigration Strategy Could Draw Key Group Of Voters

AP | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics

By KASIE HUNT AND LAURA WIDES-MUNOZ, ASSOCIATED PRESS (AP) MIAMI -- Rick Perry is calling his Republican rivals "heartless" and using ethnically ch...

Cain Reportedly Considered Pulling Bold Move Before Surprise Straw Poll Win

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.26.2011 | Politics

Former Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain says that he has considered terminating his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination twice before ...

Michele Bachmann: 'We're In It For The Marathon'

AP | Posted 11.23.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann refuses to accept that the 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes has come down to a choice b...

Jason Linkins

Google To Drown Fox Debate In Coverage-Clouding Gimcracks | Jason Linkins | Posted 11.22.2011 | Media

Tonight, Fox is partnering with Google on its GOP debate coverage, and there's a good chance that it is going to drown the proceedings in all sorts of superfluous gloss and technical gimmickry.

Sarah Palin Within Striking Distance Of Obama

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.22.2011 | Politics

According to a new poll, former Alaska governor Sarah Palin trails President Barack Obama by just five points in the 2012 election race. Though Pal...

Perry's Position On Evolution Targeted By GOP Rival

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman revived an attack on rival GOP candidate Rick Perry over his stance on evolution and climate change over ...

'She's Tough To Work For': Ex-Bachmann Staffers Talk About Former Boss

The Star Tribune | Kevin Diaz | Posted 11.19.2011 | Politics

As her presidential campaign enters a decisive phase this fall, Michele Bachmann is facing new questions about her propensity for gaffes and the recur...

Jimmy Carter Blasts Supreme Court For 'One Of The Stupidest Rulings Ever'

The Huffington Post | Posted 11.16.2011 | Politics

At the 30th annual Carter Town Hall on Wednesday, former President Jimmy Carter told his audience he thought the Supreme Court decision to roll back r...

Top Republican Weighs In On GOP Field

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 11.15.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP/The Huffington Post) — RNC chairman Reince Priebus said he thinks people are looking for more "authentic" candidates in the 2012 pres...

Can Rick Perry Stay Atop The GOP Field?

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 11.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The Republican race for the White House is about to accelerate dramatically, with a series of debates and events testing whether Ri...

WATCH: No New Jobs, Obama Delays Smog Standards And Candidates' Labor Day Plans

Posted 11.02.2011 | Politics

The latest jobs report, released Friday, shows that the U.S. economy added no new jobs in August as the unemployment rate remained steady at 9.1 perce...