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GOP Candidates Duck Bush Talk On Campaign Trail

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 03.04.2012 | Politics

PERRY, Iowa — A funny thing happened recently in the presidential campaign in Iowa: The last Republican president's name actually surfaced. "We...

If I Were a Republican This Coming Election Year ...

Dorian de Wind | Posted 02.29.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

I would vote for Bachmann for her renowned knowledge of the Constitution, her familiarity with our Founding Fathers, her interpretation of the history of slavery, and for her commitment to the integration of Church and State.

Luke Johnson

VIDEO: GOP Candidates Play Up Their Poor Backgrounds | Luke Johnson | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

It is a staple of modern political campaigning to play up your humble roots to connect with voters. Perhaps seeking to draw a contrast with President ...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Takes Iowa Lead In New CNN Poll | Jon Ward | Posted 12.28.2011 | Politics

CLINTON, Iowa -- A new poll of Iowa voters shows former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney surging to the lead in the Hawkeye State as former House Speake...

Candidate Dropping Out Of GOP Race

AP | By STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 12.21.2011 | Politics

EXETER, N.H. -- Former New Mexico Gov. Gary Johnson, who has drawn little attention with his bid for the Republican nomination for president, is dropp...

Christina Wilkie

Lynn de Rothschild Backs Jon Huntsman And Americans Elect, But Shows No Signs Of Mixing The Two | Christina Wilkie | Posted 12.19.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As much of the country fixates on Iowa for the next two weeks, former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman is preparing to make his stand in New Hamps...

Huntsman Must Change Strategies to Rise

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

How can Jon Huntsman finally get his day in the sun? By reminding voters his is a stable, consistent leader who doesn't flip.

GOP Candidates Crisscross Key States While One Goes To New York

AP | SHANNON McCAFFREY and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

IOWA CITY, Iowa — His attacks growing ever more personal, Mitt Romney on Wednesday questioned chief rival Newt Gingrich's temperament, spending ...

GOP Voters Unimpressed With Presidential Hopeful's Key Argument

AP | CHARLES BABINGTON and KASIE HUNT | Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — With the Iowa caucus nearing and Newt Gingrich surging, Mitt Romney's campaign strategies appear to be flagging in the Republican p...

Candidates Turning Up The Heat In New Hampshire, Iowa

AP | KASIE HUNT AND STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 02.11.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Trading accusations of greed, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich challenged each other Monday to return millions made in private b...

GOP Hopefuls Make Questionable Claims

AP | By CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 12.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Michele Bachmann accused Newt Gingrich in the latest Republican debate of once supporting a cap-and-trade program to curb global wa...

Huntsman Flirts With Climate Craziness, Then Returns to Scientific Reality

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Jon Huntsman has remained a wallflower. The man without an expense account at Tiffany's or extramarital skeletons in his closet can't get any love. Maybe that's why he tried flirting with the Tea Party crowd this week.

Another Romney Flip-Flop: More Pollution From Cars and Trucks

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

Since he doesn't seem to have any problem with changing his positions, can we humbly suggest that the governor just go ahead and switch back to the position that is good for industry, good for consumers and good for the planet?

GOP Candidates Participate In Key Forum

AP | THOMAS BEAUMONT | Posted 02.06.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa — Inviting contrasts with thrice-married religious convert Newt Gingrich, Mitt Romney cast himself as a man of consistency in r...

Trump Says "Jump!" (They Say "How High?")

Rick Horowitz | Posted 02.05.2012 | Politics
Rick Horowitz

Donald Trump has summoned the field of Republican candidates to Des Moines on December 27 for a debate to be moderated by... Donald Trump. With questions presented to the candidates by... Donald Trump. With answers vetted by... Donald Trump.

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...

The Race That Matters

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

We are facing a serious problem. We need serious candidates. They can start by acknowledging that temperatures are surging, that weak-kneed politicians have caused U.S. efforts to stagnate, and that it is time for candidates to reassess their positions.

GOP Candidates Make Flubs, Big And Small

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 01.30.2012 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. — Newt Gingrich didn't know when he would take office if he wins the presidency. Rick Perry got the voting age and the date of ...

Another Updated Guide To The 2012 GOP Hopefuls

Funny Or Die | Posted 11.21.2011 | Comedy


Can We Give "Job-killing Regulations" a Rest?

Heather Taylor-Miesle | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Heather Taylor-Miesle

It may be a crowd-pleaser, but it turns out that it simply isn't true that regulations kill jobs.

"Take Our Country Back": What Do They Mean?

Dorian de Wind | Posted 01.17.2012 | Politics
Dorian de Wind

After having faithfully and meritoriously served in the armed forces of these United States for 20 years, suddenly I am not a real American, just because I am not a Republican -- or a member of the Tea Party?

The Rise and Fall and Rise of Newt Gingrich

Bob Cesca | Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics
Bob Cesca

The approximately 45-day pattern of elevating a candidate, then watching as that candidate melts down has apparently lapped itself, since Newt Gingrich has already been elevated and subsequently disintegrated back in May and June.

Where Republican Presidential Candidates Stand Now

AP | CALVIN WOODWARD | Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Here's where the 2012 Republican presidential candidates stand on a selection of issues. They are Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann,...

Bloomberg Calls GOP Candidates Views On Science 'Mind-Boggling'

Posted 01.04.2012 | New York

Mayor Michael Bloomberg took a shot at the current field of GOP candidates for president Thursday, denouncing their stances on evolution and climate c...