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Ted Cruz Staffer Leaves Office To Lead 2016 Presidential Super PAC For The Senator

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 03.19.2014 | Politics

A staffer for Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas) is leaving his office to head up a group drafting the conservative favorite for a 2016 White House run. Cruz ...

John McCain Tries To Cast Mitt Romney As Immigration Reform Advocate

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 04.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.) on Tuesday defended former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney as an advocate for immigration reform, despite glos...

Mitch McConnell Won't Back Romney, But Says It's "Obvious This Nomination Is Essentially Over"

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) isn't ready to endorse Mitt Romney as his party's presidential nominee, but he said the G...

After the GOP Louisiana Primary, Is the Spark Gone?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

Where were the four GOP presidential aspirants as Louisiana Republicans weighed in, as those "critical" votes were counted? I know, Louisiana was a shoe-in for Santorum, but we could have at least acted surprised.

Jason Cherkis

Rick Santorum's Penn State Pals Recall 'Rooster' And His Beer Talent | Jason Cherkis | Posted 03.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON--For a brief moment Monday afternoon, GOP presidential contender Rick Santorum jettisoned his conservative, culture-warrior talking points ...

Santorum's Wealth Surged After Leaving Office

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum grew wealthy over his four years working as a corporate consultant and media commentator after leaving the Senate in ...

Gingrich: 'About at Parity' or Bust

Craig Crawford | Posted 04.06.2012 | Politics
Craig Crawford

Newt's Fantasy Campaign software needs an upgrade if he is to go on. But after badly losing the Nevada caucuses reality seemed to creep into his thinking, suggesting that even he knows his quest has become largely theoretical.

GOP Candidates, As Cartoon Characters

Posted 12.06.2011 | Entertainment

There's no doubt that this year's Republican presidential primary has been dominated by characters. But in the last few days, the race has begun to ge...

Send in the Clowns -- and the Cynics, and the Clueless and the Reality Show 'Stars'

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.04.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

The criticism expressed by the pundits on the slate of Republican presidential wannabes has been quite fierce -- from the Left and from the Right. Ju...

GOP Candidate Already Preparing For Obama

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

EXETER, N.H. — Mitt Romney is on cruise control – with his eyes focused intently on the White House and President Barack Obama – as ...

Perry Tries To Reassure GOP About His Debate Woes

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 12.31.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Perry on Sunday sought to reassure GOP primary voters concerned about his wobbly presidential debate performances, saying he would ...

Why House Republicans Are Dissatisfied With 2012

Los Angeles Times | Kathleen Hennessey | Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

As he arrived on Capitol Hill on Wednesday, presidential hopeful Mitt Romney tried to smooth over a controversy over union and healthcare regulations ...

Sam Stein

Romney Refines Position On Ethanol Subsidies On His Return To Iowa | Sam Stein | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- As Mitt Romney tiptoes his way back into Iowa in anticipation of contesting the critical early January caucus, he's enduring more ...

Jason Cherkis

Putting 'Niggerhead' In Context: Is Rick Perry Racially Insensitive? | Jason Cherkis | Posted 12.03.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) took friends, fellow legislators or campaign donors to his hunting camp, they passed the word "Niggerhead...

Howard Fineman

The Perry Show Begins, But Who Is He Really? | Howard Fineman | Posted 11.07.2011 | Politics

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) is a shrewd dude, a master acquirer of power and ruthless user of it. In ten years as governor he has...

Giving Ron Paul the Media Attention He Deserves

Andrew Reinbach | Posted 10.28.2011 | Politics
Andrew Reinbach

Rep. Paul's earned the treatment by the press he's been complaining about, just on the merits, because his positions on many of his favorite issues just don't stand scrutiny.

WATCH: Rove Says Palin Will Run For President

Posted 10.20.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin has yet to announce her 2012 presidential plans. Either way, one prominent conservative sees the former Alaska governor entering the presi...

Sara Kenigsberg

WATCH: Herman Cain, Mike Huckabee Sing, Hug It Out In Ames | Sara Kenigsberg | Posted 10.13.2011 | Politics

AMES, IOWA - Herman Cain performed gospel music inside his Ames Straw poll tent on Saturday. "Let's see what my orchestra can do," Cain said, befo...

Jon Ward

Ames Straw Poll Will Be Test Of Organization For Presidential Campaigns | Jon Ward | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

DES MOINES, IOWA – Watermelon and water. That's all that former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee handed out to supporters in 2007 at the Ames Straw P...

Tim Pawlenty's 'Field Of Dreams' Approach

AP | By BRIAN BAKST and HOLLY RAMER | Posted 08.19.2011 | Politics

STRATHAM, N.H. -- Dusk had settled in and mosquitoes had swarmed by the time Tim Pawlenty finished mingling with voters at a backyard reception. It wa...

Jon Ward

Tea Party Activists Get Into The Mix At GOP Presidential Debate | Jon Ward | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

MANCHESTER, NH -- Tea Party leaders made their first appearance at a New Hampshire presidential primary debate at the GOP candidates' forum here Monda...

Jon Ward

Newt Gingrich Top Aide Says Disagreement Over 'Time Commitments' Prompted Departures | Jon Ward | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Newt Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler confirmed to The Huffington Post Thursday that he and other top aides to the Republican presidentia...

Jon Ward

GOP 2012 Field Is Too Soft, Say South Carolinians Drafting Chris Christie | Jon Ward | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON – The Republican contenders for president are all good guys -– nice guys –- and that’s sort of the problem, said the South Carolina...

Does Mitt Romney Have A Prayer With Evangelicals?

Time | Amy Sullivan | Posted 08.03.2011 | Politics

When Mitt Romney makes his appearance at Ralph Reed’s Faith & Freedom Conference Friday evening in Washington, he won’t exactly be headed into the...

Jon Ward

Sarah Palin Launching Bus Tour This Weekend | Jon Ward | Posted 07.26.2011 | Politics

This article has been updated with additional reporting. WASHINGTON -- Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin is beginning a bus tour of the eastern United...