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Donald Trump Not Running For President In 2012

Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics

Donald Trump is not running for president. "After considerable deliberation and reflection, I have decided not to pursue the office of the presiden...

Is the GOP Finally Ready to Tackle Its Race Problem in 2012?

Keli Goff | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

Last week, Herman Cain was declared the victor of the first Republican debate of the 2012 election season. Cain -- among the least known candidates at the beginning of the debate -- is African-American.

Polls Highlight Demographic Differences In Who Republicans Back For 2012

Gallup | Lydia Saad | Posted 07.09.2011 | Politics

As potential Republican candidates attempt to build national support while simultaneously focusing on the early primary states, they need to appeal to...

Potential GOP Presidential Hopefuls Bash Obama, But Who Will Run?

Posted 06.30.2011 | Politics

(AP) - It sure looked and felt like the Republican presidential contest was under way Friday in the first-primary state of New Hampshire, even if the ...

GOP Primary Race On The Brink Of Gaining Steam

Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The slow-starting race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination promises to heat up in the next few weeks, with new ...

GOP Primary Race On The Brink Of Gaining Steam

Posted 06.27.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The slow-starting race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination promises to heat up in the next few weeks, with new ...

Mitch Daniels 2012?

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, nearing an announcement on whether to run for president, is spending the final week of his state's le...

With Trump, GOP Waves the White Flag Before the 2012 Race Has Even Begun

Keli Goff | Posted 06.26.2011 | Politics
Keli Goff

If Donald Trump thought that he or any other GOP presidential contender had a decent shot at beating President Obama on the issues he would be talking about those issues instead of "the birth certificate."

GOP Primary Field Faces Troubles Ahead Of 2012

AP | By EMILY WAGSTER PETTUS and LIZ SIDOTI | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics

JACKSON, Miss. -- Republican Gov. Haley Barbour bowed out of presidential contention Monday with a surprise announcement just as the 2012 campaign was...

New Hampshire GOP Primary Election Not Just A Republican Party

AP | HOLLY RAMER | Posted 06.25.2011 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. — At fundraising dinner after dinner, state Republican Party Chairman Jack Kimball earns loud applause when he declares that New H...

Poll: Three Potential Presidential Hopefuls Set Pace For 2012 GOP Field

Gallup | Jeffrey M. Jones | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

Donald Trump debuts in a first-place tie in Gallup's latest update of Republicans' preferences for the party's 2012 presidential nomination among pote...

Potential GOP Presidential Hopefuls Ramp Up Religious Fervor Amid Scrutiny

ABC News | Devin Dwyer | Posted 06.22.2011 | Politics

Call them "born again" undecideds: Republicans exploring bids for the presidency in 2012 have ramped up their religious fervor and sharpened answers t...

Potential GOP Presidential Candidates Raised Taxes

The Daily Beast | Andrew Romano | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty, Mike Huckabee, and other top Republican presidential contenders denounce Democrats as immoral tax hikers--but they oversaw ...

GOP Insiders Embrace Trump's Presidential Bid

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON | Posted 06.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Out with Sarah. In with The Donald. President Barack Obama has launched his re-election bid in a low-key manner, but the Republica...

Huckabee Flying High In Polls, But On Fence For 2012

Posted 06.18.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Mike Huckabee is riding high in the polls, but he could be running out of time to make up his mind on a run for ...

Likely GOP Presidential Contenders Plot Tea Party Strategies

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 06.15.2011 | Politics

BOSTON — It's a tricky time of courtship. As the tea party turns 2, the still-gelling field of Republican presidential contenders is the first ...

Bachmann Carving Tea Party Role With Dynamic, Take-No-Prisoners Style

Posted 06.13.2011 | Politics

(Reuters) - In a slow-starting 2012 Republican presidential field that lacks star power, Michele Bachmann is carving out a role as the polarizing Te...

Republican Lawmakers Concerned About Lackluster Quality Of GOP Presidential Pool

Politico | Jonathan Martin | Posted 06.11.2011 | Politics

A presidential primary favorite is emerging among the ranks of congressional Republicans: none of the above....

Jon Ward

Rand Paul Impresses Iowa Republicans In Trip To Explore 2012 Run For The White House | Jon Ward | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) impressed Iowa Republicans during his trip to the Hawkeye state over the weekend, sources in the state said. ...

Chris Christie A Strong 2012 Presidential Contender: Poll

Posted 06.01.2011 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA (Reuters) - New Jersey Governor Chris Christie insists he is not running for president, but a new poll out on Thursday shows him runnin...

RNC Convention Plans For 2012 Caught In GOP Conflict Over Primary Calendar

AP | JIM DAVENPORT | Posted 05.31.2011 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — The national Republican Party should pull its 2012 convention from Florida if that state cuts the presidential primary voting l...

Michele Bachmann Discusses 2012 Decision-Making Process

TIME | Katy Steinmetz | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

I caught up with Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann on the Hill this morning, and we chatted about her potential presidential bid as she power-walked -- ...

Congressional Republicans Wary Of 'Advice' From Potential GOP Presidential Candidates

Roll Call | David M. Drucker | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

A political dynamic that features a restive Republican base and aggressive House and Senate freshman classes with tea party roots could present Congre...

Jon Ward

Herman Cain May Sneak Up On 2012 GOP Primary Field If He Doesn't Trip Himself Up First | Jon Ward | Posted 05.30.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Herman Cain gives a great speech. But some conservatives think the longshot run for president by the black Republican former Godfathe...

Jim DeMint Makes Intriguing Prediction On GOP Primary Pack For 2012

The New York Times | Jeff Zeleny | Posted 05.27.2011 | Politics

Senator Jim DeMint of South Carolina is not interested in running for the Republican presidential nomination, but he said Saturday that the presumed f...