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Ron Paul Abandons Campaign Trail For Big Vote

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. — Ron Paul is stepping off the presidential campaign trail to vote against raising the federal debt ceiling. The Texas congressm...

Evangelical Leaders Calls Callista Gingrich A 'Mistress For 8 Years'

Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

In making his case for Rick Santorum as the conservative consensus' alternative to Mitt Romney at a conference in Texas over the weekend, evangelical ...

Gingrich On Whether He'd Support A Muslim-American Running For President

Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich told a South Carolina town hall audience on Tuesday that he would be open to seeing a Muslim-American run for president, as long as the ...

Santorum Says Opponent Is 'All Over The Place'

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

AIKEN, S.C. — Searching for traction, Rick Santorum is on the attack these days – against everyone, it seems. On Tuesday alone, the Repub...

Santorum Says Opponent 'Promotes Lies'

AP | KASIE HUNT and THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

FLORENCE, S.C. — Seeking to protect his standing here, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney on Tuesday assailed challenger Rick Sant...

Jon Ward

Same Name, Same Fate: Drop Out, Suggests Newt

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

FLORENCE, S.C. -- Newt Gingrich said Tuesday that he is the only Republican candidate capable of beating out Mitt Romney for the party's nomination, a...

Romney Downplays Enormous Speaking Fees

The Huffington Post | Ryan Grim and Luke Johnson | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has a new definition of "not much": $374,327. On Tuesday, the Republican presidential candidate finally admitted that th...

Gingrich Boasts About Debate Performance

Posted 03.18.2012 | Politics

By SHANNON McCAFFREY, Associated Press WASHINGTON -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he thinks his performance in debate against fellow Rep...

Jon Ward

Gingrich Seeks South Carolina Boost From Racially Charged Exchange With Juan Williams

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- It was telling that as soon as the Republican presidential debate ended here Monday night, Newt Gingrich made a beeline to talk ...

Pro-Colbert Group: 'A Vote For Herman Cain Is A Vote For America'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

The Colbert Super PAC -- recently renamed The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC -- has released a new ad appealing to voters ...

NDAA, Indefinite Detention Provision Divide GOP Field

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- The Republican candidates have sharp disagreements over a new policy to detain American citizens suspected of terrorism. Pres...

GOP Debate: Candidates Face Off Ahead Of South Carolina Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

By DAVID ESPO, ASSOCIATED PRESS Under heavy debate pressure from his rivals, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney defended his record a...

Sam Stein

Rick Perry Slams Obama Administration

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry, unprompted, offered an impassioned criticism of the Obama administration for condemning U.S. marines who urinated on the corpse...

Elise Foley

Mitt Romney Stands Behind DREAM Act Comment

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney doubled down on Monday on his opposition to the DREAM Act, a bill that would aid undocumented young people and that is ...

Jason Linkins

Gingrich Defends Controversial Claim, Gets Standing Ovation

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

During Monday night's Republican debate in South Carolina, moderator Juan Williams asked former House Speaker Newt Gingrich to respond to criticism he...

Elise Foley

Rick Perry Vows To Keep Fighting For Voter I.D. Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | Elise Foley | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said on Monday that he would continue to fight for voter identification laws in Texas, responding to a somewhat leading question...

Ryan Grim

Rick Santorum Blasts Mitt Romney Over Voting Rights

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan Grim | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum schooled Mitt Romney in classic Santorum fashion during the GOP debate in South Carolina Monday night, drawing him in and pouncing. A su...

Amanda Terkel

Gingrich Defends Attack Ads Targeting Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

The first question at Monday's GOP debate was directed at former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who was asked why he was directing so many attacks at fo...

Final Vote Count Could Reveal Santorum Won Iowa Caucus: Report

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

A final count of votes from the 2012 Iowa Caucus may show that Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum actually won over rival Mitt Romney. R...

Jon Ward

Social Conservatives Squabble Over Winner Of Texas Meeting Vote

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. -- Discord among social conservative leaders about which Republican presidential candidate to back reached a new low Monday, as opp...

GOP Candidates Go Head-To-Head In South Carolina

Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics

Five candidates vying for the Republican presidential nomination are going head-to-head in a primary debate in South Carolina on Monday night. The ...

'Policy Of No Compromise' Runs Risk For Republicans

Posted 03.17.2012 | Politics

By Nick Carey MYRTLE BEACH, S.C., Jan 16 (Reuters) - Everybody was waiting for Jim DeMint. Mitt Romney had reason to hope the South Carolina se...

GOP Rep: 'The Greatest Minority Under Assault Today Are Christians. No Doubt About It'

Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Rep. Tim Scott (R-S.C.) addressed a crowd gathered Monday at a South Carolina Tea Party conference and resolutely concluded that "the greatest minorit...

Howard Fineman

Huntsman Family Concern: Being Compared To Colbert

HuffingtonPost.com | Howard Fineman | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As Jon Huntsman and his family last weekend discussed the future of his campaign, one surprising topic kept coming up, according to a to...

GOP Candidates Facing Off Ahead Of South Carolina Primary

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. — The Republican presidential contenders on Monday campaigned their way into the first of two debates before a pivotal weekend pr...