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Conservative Opposition Sinks Measure

AP | DONNA CASSATA | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A treaty governing the high seas is all but dead in the Senate as two Republican senators announced their opposition Monday, giving...

John McCain Jokes: Rob Portman 'Is A Jerk'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics

Is Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) really the "anti-Palin"? If you ask Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the man who plucked Sarah Palin out of relative obscurity...

Romney's Veep Pick?

Dennis House | Posted 09.11.2012 | Politics
Dennis House

MSNBC routinely runs a banner at the bottom of their screen, with the headline "War on Women," and Democrats rarely miss an opportunity to talk about the "Republican war on women." I can't see the all-white male ticket happening this year.

Mitt Romney's VP Search Takes a Surprising Turn Closer to Home

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 07.12.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

When New Hampshire's freshman Republican senator Kelly Ayottte marched with Mitt Romney in last week's July 4th parade in Wolfeboro, it triggered speculation that he is taking Ayotte seriously as prospective running mate. And indeed, despite her slender political resume, he is.

Romney Weighs When To Pick Running Mate

The Washington Post | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. — Sen. Rob Portman broke away from his 17-year-old daughter’s tour of his alma mater, Dartmouth College, to venture an hour south he...

Inside Romney's VP Short List

Real Clear Politics | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney may be tight-lipped about his vice presidential short list, warning that only he and longtime aide Beth Myers know who is on it, but a clo...

WATCH: McConnell Vows GOP Will Repeal Obamacare

The Huffington Post | Chris Gentilviso | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

Days after the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of President Barack Obama's signature health care law, a top Republican argued that the math...

Republican Senators Target Obama's 'Middle-Class Promise Gap'

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.02.2012 | Politics

Sens. Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Pat Toomey (R-Pa.) previewed President Barack Obama's visit to their states with a memo Monday focusing on Obama's "mid...

Jennifer Bendery

John Thune On Being Mitt Romney's VP: 'I Don't Think You Ever Close The Doors Entirely' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. John Thune (R-S.D.) on Tuesday ducked questions about whether he has been talking to Mitt Romney about being the candidate's vice p...

Andrea Stone

John McCain's Startling Hint About Mitt Romney Running Mate | Andrea Stone | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics

Vice President Rob Portman? That was the hint Arizona Sen. John McCain, the last Republican presidential standard bearer, dropped last week about w...

Mitt Faces Dilemma Thanks To Potential VP's Past Problems

Real Clear Politics | Posted 06.25.2012 | Politics

With Mitt Romney's vice presidential vetting process well under way, two of the likeliest contenders for the nod -- Tim Pawlenty and Rob Portman -- ha...

Romney, Boehner Interrupted By Protesters

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

TROY, Ohio — Protesters shouted throughout Mitt Romney's campaign appearance in Ohio with House Speaker John Boehner. Romney on Sunday gave an ...

Jason Linkins

The Sorrows Of Young Jeb: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For June 15, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.16.2012 | Politics

During the primary season, it was impossible to ignore the loud lamentations from prominent GOP figures that the field of the pre-primary season was n...

Jennifer Bendery

Rob Portman, Potential VP Candidate, Zings Obama Over 'Doing Fine' Remark | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Rob Portman (R-Ohio), whose name has been floated as a potential running mate for Mitt Romney, took a jab at President Barack Obama...

Jason Linkins

In Wisconsin, Lessons Learned And Bridges Burned: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For June 8, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.08.2012 | Politics

Your mainstream media came out of Wisconsin with only one takeaway to their name -- that the Wisconsin recall election is a harbinger of the larger pr...

Romney VP Pick Could Come At Surprise Time

Reuters | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

* Tradition is to name running-mate right before convention * Some see advantage in going early * Potential vice preside...

How Is This for Affordable Health Care? Question the Health and Human Services' New $20 Million PR Firm Hired to Tout Obamacare

Wendy N. Powell | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics
Wendy N. Powell

This impending PR campaign is irresponsible when there is a Supreme Court decision expected in the not-too-distant future that may affect the very existence of the Affordable Health Care Act.

Romney Camp Evaluating Veeps

AP | KASIE HUNT | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Mitt Romney's vice presidential search has entered a new phase: auditions. As his campaign evaluates potential running mates, Repu...

Obama vs. Romney: The Overstated Importance of Picking the Right VP Running Mate

Philip White | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Philip White

The elections of today are all about appearance and public perception; looking "presidential," it seems, is now more important than a candidate's ability to act as such. A vice presidential candidate is not immune from these superficial requirements.

2012 Veepstakes

Will Durst | Posted 07.08.2012 | Comedy
Will Durst

The Vice Presidency is an odd job interview. Best way to apply is to deny desiring the position. Saying exemplary things about the candidate never hurts.

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For May 4, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.04.2012 | Politics

This coming Tuesday, in Indiana, voters will go the polls in the GOP Senate primary to decide if they are going to stick with six-term Sen. Dick Lugar...

Mike Sacks

John Boehner: Americans 'Do Not Want To Vote For A Loser' | Mike Sacks | Posted 04.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's privileged background and personal wealth will not prevent Americans from voting for him in November's presidential electi...

Is Florida's Marco Rubio the One? Sarah Palin VP Fiasco Still Haunts the GOP

Stewart J. Lawrence | Posted 06.26.2012 | Politics
Stewart J. Lawrence

The 2012 Republican "Veep-Stakes" are barely underway, and already two schools of thought are emerging on the wisdom of nominating Florida Sen. Marco Rubio as Mitt Romney's running mate.

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney's Vice Presidential Pick: Signs Point To Risk Avoidance | Jon Ward | Posted 04.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- If Haley Barbour advised Mitt Romney about whom to pick for his running mate, the former Mississippi governor might repeat something he ...

WATCH: Colbert Finds Romney's Running Mate

Posted 06.19.2012 | Comedy

Last week, Stephen Colbert debuted his "Searching for Mr. Right" segment by suggesting Mitt Romney consider Iowa's Steve King as a running mate in the...