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Gop Primary Election 2012

Primarily, the Primaries Work

Robert Guttman | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics
Robert Guttman

And at this time in 2016 we will be recalling names of candidates who thought they would be the GOP nominee but whose names will be lost to history, just as we can now hardly remember Jon, Michele, Rick, Rick, Herman and now Newt.

Does Good Business Make Bad Presidents?

Kendrick Nguyen | Posted 05.27.2012 | Politics
Kendrick Nguyen

Corporate successes do not necessarily lend themselves to successful political leadership because the government and private enterprise have entirely different missions.

It's the Economy, Stupid

The Minnesota Daily | Posted 05.14.2012 | College
The Minnesota Daily

Social issues don't typically dominate the discussion in gloomy economies. So why are they in this election?

Newt-Perry Ticket Reportedly In The Works

Fox News | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics

Sources close to the Gingrich campaign say preliminary "what-if" conversations are underway that could lead to a Gingrich-Perry ticket being announced...

WATCH: Double Negative Attack Ad Supports Unlikely Candidate

Posted 03.09.2012 | Comedy

If any contender in the GOP primary race can be said to have surged ahead of the pack during the last few months, it's the negative attack ad. Account...

A Long Way To Go

AP | STEPHEN OHLEMACHER | Posted 05.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — No, it's not over yet. But at this rate Mitt Romney's rivals won't catch him unless they pull off an unlikely fight at the Republic...

Santorum's Gifts to Obama

Martin Long | Posted 04.28.2012 | Politics
Martin Long

Rick Santorum appeared on ABC's This Week apparently to demonstrate once and for all that he cannot be elected the next President of the United States and that soon after November he will slip into obscurity.

Ron Paul Goes Light On Mitt Romney, Study Finds

Think Progress | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

In recent days, attention has focused on the unusual relationship between Ron Paul and Mitt Romney, who are purportedly competing against each other f...

Why 2012 Is The Republicans Last Chance

New York Magazine | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

Of the various expressions of right-wing hysteria that have flowered over the past three years—goldbuggery, birtherism, death panels at home and ima...

American Responsibility on the Campaign Trail

Emma Goldberg | Posted 04.09.2012 | Home
Emma Goldberg

How can the candidates claim to endorse American leadership, yet reject responsibility for those deprived of freedom and security abroad?

Politicians Should Stop Sipping Cortaditos and Wake up and Smell the Real Miami

Jose Suarez | Posted 04.02.2012 | Miami
Jose Suarez

This past weekend, Mitt Romney did what every politician does when they campaign in South Florida, take advantage of our Cuban American hospitality and give us empty rhetoric in return.

Jack Donaghy Would Vote For Mitt Romney, Alec Baldwin Says

Posted 01.30.2012 | TV

If fictional endorsements are worth anything, chalk one up for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney: he's got the support of "30 Rock's" Jack...

Who Is a Florida Primary Voter? The Latino Decisions Survey

Margie Omero | Posted 03.26.2012 | Politics
Margie Omero

Today, Univision/ABC/Latino Decisions released a national survey of Latinos, with a larger sample of Florida Latinos. But the poll has a clear flaw in how primary voters are defined.

Traveling Around The World

Kristofer Eisenla | Posted 03.26.2012 | Travel
Kristofer Eisenla

With an economy-centered State of the Union address and a fiery Republican primary campaign at full-throttle, American politics is quite alive. But, how is it perceived abroad?

Gingrich: Palin Could 'Play A Major Role'

Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich seems poised to inject some 2008 flavor into his 2012 presidential campaign. In a CNN interview set to air on Wednesday, the former H...

Santorum's Sweater Vest? Sorry, Hollywood Owns That Style

Posted 03.12.2012 | Entertainment

Rick Santorum's unlikely success in Iowa last week was very bad news for fellow GOP presidential candidates Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry, as it sto...

Why Politics Needs More Losers Like Newt Gingrich

Keli Goff | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

Gingrich may have lost in Iowa, but he could perhaps take some small consolation in coming close to winning an unexpected new role by default: spokesperson for the movement to get rid of super PACs.

Michele Bachmann Plays Gender Card

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 03.02.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Desperate for a late lift in Iowa, Republican Michele Bachmann is increasingly stressing a distinction in the presidential fi...

PHOTO: Mitt Romney's Big Bird Dream Come True

Huffington Post | Jordan Zakarin | Posted 02.28.2012 | Entertainment

Mitt Romney on Wednesday made a pledge to spare the life of the beloved children's television icon Big Bird, but as he told a crowd while campaigning ...

Michele Bachmann's Texas Two-Swipe

AP | BRIAN BAKST | Posted 02.27.2012 | Politics

INDIANOLA, Iowa — Michele Bachmann's struggling presidential campaign saw her Iowa chairman defect Wednesday to rival Ron Paul's side, an embarr...

Newt Gingrich Touted As 'The Conservative Choice' In New Ad

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

Over the course of his 2012 campaign for president, Newt Gingrich has encountered his share of criticism from conservatives. With the former frontrunn...

Primary Swagger: Confident GOP Candidate Looks Past Fellow Contenders

Posted 12.27.2011 | Politics

With less than a week separating his campaign from the Iowa Caucuses, Mitt Romney's camp reinforced his conservatism on Tuesday. Romney's press ...

GOP Candidates Making Final Iowa Push

AP | DAVID ESPO | Posted 02.26.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Projecting the confidence of a front-runner, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept into Iowa on Tuesday ahead of next w...

WATCH: GOP Candidate Chased Out Of Event By Hecklers

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich's Wednesday visit to the Iowa Capitol building appears to have been far from welcoming. The Des Moines Register reports that local O...

Bobby Jindal Saves Rick Perry's Day

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 12.20.2011 | Politics

While out on the campaign trail in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry got by with a little help from his friend. Dur...