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Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 04/25/2014

READ IN: Friday, April 25, 2014: Obama arrives in Seoul, Arkansas voter ID law out, Braley up with big Iowa ad buy, and a “woo-woo silly person”

Obama arrives in Seoul, Arkansas voter ID law out, Braley up with big Iowa ad buy, and a “woo-woo silly person“

By Reid Wilson  |  08:06 AM ET, 04/25/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:18 PM ET, 04/23/2014

Parents of Aurora victims denounce Koch group for using photo from post-shooting press conference

The image was included in an ad about Obamacare.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:18 PM ET, 04/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 08:06 AM ET, 04/21/2014

READ IN: Monday, April 21, 2014: Prepping for Asia, Dems lead fundraising chase, Kingston whacked by old Bachmann PAC, and Sen. Blumenthal’s close call with Metro-North

Prepping for Asia, Dems lead fundraising chase, Kingston whacked by old Bachmann PAC, and Sen. Blumenthal’s close call with Metro-North

By Reid Wilson  |  08:06 AM ET, 04/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 04/20/2014

John Paul Stevens: It’s okay for justices to take politics into account when retiring

“It’s an appropriate thing to think about your successor,” retired justice said.

By Katie Zezima  |  01:01 PM ET, 04/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:08 AM ET, 04/16/2014

READ IN: Wednesday, April 16, 2014: Dem outside groups lead Republicans, Bloomberg takes on NRA, Eric Cantor running TV ads, test yourself on the new SAT

Dem outside groups lead Republicans, Bloomberg takes on NRA, Eric Cantor running TV ads, test yourself on the new SAT.

By Reid Wilson  |  08:08 AM ET, 04/16/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:34 PM ET, 04/12/2014

Dem congressional candidate Beyer: ‘We need to ban super PACs’

The ten Democrats running for the seat of retiring Rep. James P. Moran (D-Va.) appeared onstage for the first time Saturday.

By Sean Sullivan  |  08:34 PM ET, 04/12/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 01:20 PM ET, 03/26/2014

Jimmy Carter says he would consider pardoning Edward Snowden

Th 39th president spend an hour at The Washington Post.

By Sean Sullivan  |  01:20 PM ET, 03/26/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Presidents

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 03/18/2014

Obama to raise money for House Democrats May 19 in Maryland

The president will keep up his efforts to boost Democrats in 2014.

By Sean Sullivan  |  11:54 AM ET, 03/18/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Obama: Defeat of Adegbile nomination is a ‘travesty’

“As a lawyer, Mr. Adgebile has played by the rules,” Obama said. “And now, Washington politics have used the rules against him.“

By Aaron Blake  |  01:49 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 03/05/2014

Senate rejects Obama appointment of Debo Adegbile to top civil rights post

Eight Senate Democrats joined with Republicans in voting against the nominee.

By Wesley Lowery and Ed O'Keefe  |  12:33 PM ET, 03/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Justice Department

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 02/27/2014

Pelosi, Boehner agree: Midterm politics will lead to a do-nothing Congress

Pelosi says the GOP wants to head home for the year, Boehner counters that Obama is refusing to work with Republicans

By Wesley Lowery  |  01:28 PM ET, 02/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  2014, John Boehner, Nancy Pelosi, Obama

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 02/22/2014

Bringing Pope Francis into politics

Don’t expect to see him showing up at the end of any political commercials telling you he “approved this message,” but politicians are nonetheless claiming Pope Francis’s endorsement in this political year.

By Karen Tumulty  |  01:50 PM ET, 02/22/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:02 AM ET, 02/14/2014

Biden: ‘There isn’t a Republican Party’

Vice president starts laying out Democratic arguments for the upcoming midterm elections.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  10:02 AM ET, 02/14/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  113th Congress, Campaign 2014, House Democrats, Joe Biden

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 02/11/2014

Tea party group backs Broun in Georgia Senate race

In its endorsement, which was shared early with Post Politics, the group says Broun has been the House’s fiercest conservative, bar none.

By  |  07:00 AM ET, 02/11/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 01:00 PM ET, 02/05/2014

John Kerry on running for president: ‘I have no plans whatsoever’

“I’m out of politics. I have no plans whatsoever. This is my last stop,” Kerry tells CNN.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:00 PM ET, 02/05/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 01:41 PM ET, 02/03/2014

Democrats line up for Waxman’s prime committee post

Reps. Pallone and Eshoo both want to be the top Democrat on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:41 PM ET, 02/03/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 05:45 PM ET, 01/27/2014

President Obama’s cousin wants to be the next Ted Cruz

The tea party Senate contender chats with Post Politics.

By Sean Sullivan  |  05:45 PM ET, 01/27/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 03:14 PM ET, 01/23/2014

Chris Jennings to leave post as WH health-care adviser

Well-known expert returned to White House in July to help with the fall launch of the federal health insurance marketplace.

By Juliet Eilperin and Amy Goldstein  |  03:14 PM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Obamacare

Posted at 11:24 AM ET, 01/23/2014

NAACP leader unapologetic after calling black GOP senator a puppet

“What people should have righteous indignation over is the pain and the misery that is being caused by extremist politics,” the Rev. William Barber said.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:24 AM ET, 01/23/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 12:04 PM ET, 01/10/2014

A new-look Post Politics

We believe this format is cleaner, more pleasing to the eye and more functional, and we hope you agree.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:04 PM ET, 01/10/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Notes

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 01/09/2014

The 11 best quotes from Christie’s press conference

“I am who I am, but I am not a bully” -- a roundup of Gov. Chris Christie’s best quotes from his press conference

By Vincent Bzdek  |  11:47 AM ET, 01/09/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Chris Christie

Posted at 10:38 AM ET, 12/20/2013

Mayorkas confirmed for Homeland Security post

The Senate voted along party lines to confirm Alejandro Mayorkas for No.2 spot at DHS

By Tom Hamburger  |  10:38 AM ET, 12/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 02:27 PM ET, 12/13/2013

Key official in Christie’s bridge controversy resigns

Christie said Friday that Baroni’s departure was already part of his plans, prior to the controversy.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:27 PM ET, 12/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016, Chris Christie

Posted at 10:47 AM ET, 12/10/2013

Politics dominates conversation on Facebook in 2013

The government shutdown was the second most talked about topic on Facebook in the U.S. in 2013.

By Masuma Ahuja  |  10:47 AM ET, 12/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 11/27/2013

Post Politics takes a break

Post Politics is taking a little time off for Turkey Day.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:17 AM ET, 11/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:16 PM ET, 11/26/2013

Once-skeptical Huntsman not closing door on repeat presidential bid

In recent months, Huntsman has said he’s “not insane” and that he wants to return to private life after giving “the best years of our lives to politics.“

By Aaron Blake  |  12:16 PM ET, 11/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 10:20 AM ET, 11/07/2013

Jimmy Carter’s grandson running for Georgia governor

“...this campaign will be about getting Georgia back to where it needs to be. It’s about the future and not my family.“

By Aaron Blake  |  10:20 AM ET, 11/07/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 04:40 PM ET, 10/18/2013

Schwarzenegger denies he’s aiming for president

The New York Post cited sources saying he wanted to change the Constitution to allow foreign-born Americans like himself to run for president.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:40 PM ET, 10/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013

Obama to nominate former Romney adviser Chen to federal board

Obama intends to nominate Lanhee J. Chen, who attacked Obama’s Social Security plans during the 2012 campaign, to the Social Security Advisory Board.

By Philip Rucker  |  07:04 PM ET, 09/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:20 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Chris Christie: I’m not a bully

Christie also said in an interview with CBS News that he considered leaving politics after losing two elections in the mid-1990s.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:20 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 11:02 AM ET, 09/26/2013

Tea party membership on the decline

While the tea party label isn’t as big a force in American politics, though, its ideals remain very popular in today’s GOP.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:02 AM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  tea party

Posted at 01:58 PM ET, 09/23/2013

Democrat will run as independent in Kentucky Senate race

Ed Marksberry will run to Alison Lundergan Grimes’s left.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:58 PM ET, 09/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 09/16/2013

Q&A with Julian Castro: Texas politics, the GOP and Hispanics, and a Biden-Clinton battle in 2016

San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro, who came to national prominence when he delivered the keynote address at the 2012 Democratic National Convention, sat down with reporters Sunday at the annual steak fry hosted by Sen. Tom Harkin in Iowa.

By Philip Rucker and Dan Balz  |  06:32 AM ET, 09/16/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:41 PM ET, 09/13/2013

Top White House aide hospitalized twice last week

Dan Pfeiffer, 37, has since returned to work and is being monitored.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:41 PM ET, 09/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 06:28 PM ET, 09/10/2013

Mitch McConnell vulnerable on issue of money in politics, says reform advocate’s poll

The majority of Kentucky voters view Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell unfavorably and have deep concern about his support for unlimited campaign contributions.

By Matea Gold  |  06:28 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014, Congress

Posted at 05:24 PM ET, 09/10/2013

The situation in Syria: Live updates

Because things are changing so rapidly, Post Politics has launched a live blog to keep tabs.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:24 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 09/10/2013

In tense exchange, Kerry accuses House Republican of playing politics with Syria (Video)

“Look, do you want to play politics in here, or do you want to get a policy in place?” Kerry said.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:51 PM ET, 09/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Syria

Posted at 03:18 PM ET, 08/27/2013

Ask Aaron live chat: Cory Booker for VP, Steve King for president, and the most unlucky politician ever

For those unawares, Post Politics hosts a live chat every Tuesday at 2 p.m.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:18 PM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ask Aaron

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 08/22/2013

Justice Department will challenge Texas Voter ID law

In a separate case, the department will also join in a challenge to the state’s Republican-drawn redistricting plans.

By Aaron Blake  |  12:49 PM ET, 08/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Justice Department

Posted at 05:43 PM ET, 08/20/2013

DNC will vote on resolution calling for Filner's resignation

The official resolution from his party would be the next in a long line of efforts to get him to step aside.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:43 PM ET, 08/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Democratic Party

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 08/08/2013

Hanabusa aide quits following Post report

Christopher Raymond, Hanabusa's deputy chief of staff, resigned a day after a Federal Election Commission complaint was filed against him.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:00 PM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 10:13 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Ted Cruz: 'I respect Barack Obama a great deal'

"I think Barack Obama is an extraordinary politician. And I respect Barack Obama a great deal," Cruz says in a Time magazine interview.

By Aaron Blake  |  10:13 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2016

Posted at 07:02 AM ET, 07/25/2013

Majority of Americans favor restricting abortion at 20 weeks, according to new Post-ABC poll

A majority Americans support imposing limits on abortions after the first 20 weeks of pregnancy, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

By Juliet Eilperin and Scott Clement  |  07:02 AM ET, 07/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  abortion

Posted at 06:07 PM ET, 07/23/2013

Shorthand

What you might have missed.

By Rachel Weiner  |  06:07 PM ET, 07/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 06/28/2013

GOP launches programs to recruit more women

The programs are part of the Republican National Committee's just-announced "Women on the Right Unite" campaign.

By Aaron Blake  |  02:07 PM ET, 06/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Republican Party

Posted at 07:38 PM ET, 06/21/2013

Christie spreads bipartisan gospel in D.C.

At a volunteerism conference, Gov. Christie decried partisan politics and explained his post-storm support of President Obama.

By Ruth Tam  |  07:38 PM ET, 06/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  President Obama

Posted at 05:00 PM ET, 06/11/2013

George W. Bush's image keeps improving post-presidency

Former President George W. Bush, whose image has steadily gotten better since leaving office four and a half years ago, is back in positive territory.

By Aaron Blake  |  05:00 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 06/11/2013

'Ask Aaron' live chat begins at 2 p.m.

Today, we'll be talking immigration, Edward Snowden, NSA and about the Senate races in Massachusetts and New Jersey, along with anything else you care to ask about.

By Aaron Blake  |  01:55 PM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Ask Aaron

Posted at 09:38 AM ET, 06/10/2013

GOP group Crossroads joins immigration reform effort

Crossroads GPS, the most well-funded Republican-leaning outside group in politics, is jumping on board with the current immigration reform effort.

By Aaron Blake  |  09:38 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 06:03 AM ET, 06/10/2013

Obama taps Furman for top economic post

By Philip Rucker  |  06:03 AM ET, 06/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  cabinet, council of economic advisers, jason furman, President Obama

Posted at 04:18 PM ET, 05/10/2013

Jason Richwine resigns from Heritage Foundation

Jason Richwine came under fire for his Harvard doctoral thesis and writings for a ‘nationalist’ Web site.

By Aaron Blake  |  04:18 PM ET, 05/10/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Immigration

Posted at 11:19 AM ET, 05/08/2013

The Benghazi hearing live blog

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is holding a hearing Wednesday on the deaths last September of four Americans in Benghazi, Libya. Post Politics will provide regular updates on the hearing here.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:19 AM ET, 05/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Benghazi

Posted at 09:12 AM ET, 04/26/2013

New Dem ad focuses on how Sanford 'abandoned his post'

The new ad focuses on how Sanford "abandoned his post."

By Aaron Blake  |  09:12 AM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 04:29 PM ET, 04/24/2013

'The Rent is Too Damn High' (f. Jimmy McMillan)

The "Rent is Too Damn High" Party candidate is running for mayor of New York City, and what better way to launch that effort than with a rap song?

By Aaron Blake  |  04:29 PM ET, 04/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2013

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 04/22/2013

11 House Republicans named to incumbent-protection program

House Republicans on Monday will name 11 members to a program designed to protect their most vulnerable incumbents.

By Aaron Blake  |  08:11 AM ET, 04/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Campaign 2014

Posted at 02:55 PM ET, 04/05/2013

Judge criticizes Obama administration in Plan B decision

In overturning an Obama administration policy on emergency contraception, Judge Edward Korman also wrote a scathing critique of what he described as politics triumphing over policy -- one that echoed a 2009 decision he wrote on the same issue that criticized the Bush administration.

By Rachel Weiner  |  02:55 PM ET, 04/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 03/26/2013

Post-Newtown support for gun control fades quickly

A new CBS News poll shows support for new gun control measures has fallen back below the majority level.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:33 AM ET, 03/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Guns

Posted at 03:31 PM ET, 03/25/2013

Sen. Tim Johnson won't seek reelection

The South Dakota Democrat is set to announce Tuesday that he will not seek reelection in 2014.

By Aaron Blake and Rachel Weiner  |  03:31 PM ET, 03/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 09:03 AM ET, 03/20/2013

Obama in Israel gives Yair Lapid some advice

The president had some light-hearted advice for the rising secular star of Israel's politics.

By Scott Wilson  |  09:03 AM ET, 03/20/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  White House

Posted at 03:04 PM ET, 03/05/2013

Obama's approval still down post-sequester, but ticks back up

It had dropped from 53 percent to 46 percent, but it bumped back up to 49 percent on Tuesday.

By Aaron Blake  |  03:04 PM ET, 03/05/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  sequester

Posted at 09:15 AM ET, 01/31/2013

Chuck Hagel's confirmation hearing (live video, updates)

We'll have live video and frequent updates from Capitol Hill here on Post Politics.

By Natalie Jennings  |  09:15 AM ET, 01/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 01/18/2013

RNC task force sends post-mortem survey to top strategists

The survey asks top strategists to weigh in on the party's relative strengths and weaknesses, along with ideas for improvement.

By Aaron Blake  |  11:04 AM ET, 01/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congress

Posted at 10:14 AM ET, 12/27/2012

EPA head Lisa Jackson to resign

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa P. Jackson, who pushed through the most sweeping curbs on air pollution in two decades, announced Thursday morning she will resign her post.

By Juliet Eilperin  |  10:14 AM ET, 12/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:16 PM ET, 12/10/2012

RNC launches election post-mortem

The RNC tapped veteran operatives to conduct its "Growth and Opportunity Project"

By Natalie Jennings  |  03:16 PM ET, 12/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:02 PM ET, 12/04/2012

The left wing visits the West Wing

BuzzFeed Politics reports that MSNBC's prime time pundits, including Rachel Maddow and Ed Schultz, went to the White House Tuesday afternoon to talk fiscal cliff with President Obama.

By Vanessa Williams  |  07:02 PM ET, 12/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:34 PM ET, 11/09/2012

Conservatives: Politics delayed Iran drone attack news

Some GOP pundits and operatives say the administration held the news until after the election

By Natalie Jennings  |  12:34 PM ET, 11/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012

Spin cycle whirring in Ohio for Obama and Romney camps

By Amy Gardner  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:02 PM ET, 08/29/2012

Paul Ryan’s speech: Politics, not policy

Paul Ryan talks politics, not policy.

By Rachel Weiner  |  06:02 PM ET, 08/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  ep

Posted at 04:15 PM ET, 08/13/2012

Paul Ryan heckled by protesters at Iowa State Fair

Candidate got a rocky introduction to life on the national stage.

By by Felicia Sonmez  |  04:15 PM ET, 08/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 08/10/2012

The vice presidential hopefuls and their allies (Friday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | We’re all familiar with the people who want to be vice president, but who are the people who want those people to be vice president?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:30 AM ET, 08/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/08/2012

Presidential race pushes polarization to new high (Wednesday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | A new Washington Post/ABC News poll suggests that Romney and Obama are viewed less favorably than ever by members of the opposing party.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/04/2012

Romney to campaign today with Indiana Senate nominee Richard Mourdock

The Evansville event will mark the first time the two Republicans have appeared together.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 08/02/2012

Romney’s V.P. short list: What are Jindal, Pawlenty and Portman up to? (Thursday’s Trail Mix)

A look at shortlisters as the presumptive Republican presidential candidate heads to Colorado for his first campaign events since returning home from his foreign trip.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 08/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012

Countdown to GOP convention (Monday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX | The Republican National Convention is 28 days away. Who will Mitt Romney tap to serve as his running mate?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012

Mitt Romney’s London Olympic gaffe: What impact will it have? (Friday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | Romney’s overseas trip got off to a bumpy start this week, but how much will the presumptive GOP nominee's misstep matter?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/26/2012

2012 presidential debate details revealed (Thursday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX | When and where will this year’s presidential debates be? We’ve got the answers in today’s Trail Mix.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/26/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012

Obama ready to fight back against Romney’s ‘You didn’t build that’ attack

Speeches in Florida Friday also will highlight how Romney’s economic agenda would be “devastating for small businesses,” campaign officials say.

By David Nakamura  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 07/19/2012

As Romney heads to NH, can he shake the focus on his tax returns? (Thursday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX/ Can Romney shake the focus on his tax returns?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:18 AM ET, 07/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/17/2012

Mitt Romney shifts focus to Obama’s ‘political payoffs’ (Tuesday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX | Will the Romney camp succeed in parrying Democrats’ Bain attacks?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/13/2012

In Virginia, Obama to be greeted by top Dems -- and GOP campaign ads (Friday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | Republicans will welcome Obama to the Old Dominion on Friday with a slew of campaign ads.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012

Romney’s June fundraising haul: The end of Obama’s cash advantage? (Tuesday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | Romney took in an impressive $106 million during June, dwarfing Obama’s $73 million.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 07/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 07/06/2012

What Ann Romney can learn from Michelle Obama

Here are a few strategies from Michelle Obama’s well-worn first lady playbook that Ann Romney should borrow. Right now.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  08:00 AM ET, 07/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/22/2012

Obama faces some challenges in wooing Hispanic vote at NALEO conference (Friday’s Trail Mix)

The president is expected to speak to the NALEO conference of Hispanic officials today.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/22/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Mitt Romney addresses NALEO: Five things to watch

He delivers a much-anticipated speech to a Latino elected official conference this afternoon.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:00 AM ET, 06/21/2012

Mitt Romney’s sons talk pranks, croquet with Conan O’Brien

The five sons stopped by the late night host’s show to talk about their dad’s presidential bid.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:00 AM ET, 06/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012

Mitt Romney, the veepstakes and the Hispanic vote (Wednesday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | What’s at stake for Romney when it comes to the Hispanic vote and his choice of running mate?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/19/2012

The good and the bad for Mitt Romney in Michigan (Tuesday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | Romney wraps up his bus tour today a state where he has deep personal ties, but where a GOP nominee hasn’t won since 1988.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/18/2012

Mitt Romney bus tour tests out VP possibilities

TRAIL MIX | The five-day, six-day bus tour matters not just in the White House race but also in the battle for the VP spot.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/18/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/15/2012

Mitt Romney and the social conservative base (Friday’s trail mix video)

Mitt Romney addresses the annual Faith and Freedom Coalition summit in Washington this Saturday.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/11/2012

Howard Dean: ‘We look at Wisconsin as a win’ (VIDEO)

The former DNC chairman made the case in an interview at Netroots Nation that the Democrats’ loss in Wisconsin was actually a win.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 06/08/2012

Introducing The 12: Student journalists chronicling the 2012 election on Tumblr

We’re launching The 12, a site powered by Tumblr and populated by students in 12 of the most competitive 2012 election states.

By Natalie Jennings  |  07:00 AM ET, 06/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  The 12

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 06/05/2012

Romney should ‘come home’ to civil liberties, says ACLU in new billboard campaign

“President Obama hasn’t turned out to be the civil libertarian we thought. And maybe Gov. Romney isn’t the conservative we fear,” the group argues.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 06/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:20 PM ET, 05/25/2012

The Choom Gang: President Obama’s pot-smoking high school days detailed in Maraniss book

Political blogs went to pot Friday with the release of more excerpts from a book on Obama’s past.

By Natalie Jennings  |  03:20 PM ET, 05/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012

Ann Romney on Mother’s Day: ‘Mitt always brings me lilacs’

The tradition started the year Ann Romney became a mother, she writes.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012

Richard Lugar’s loss and outside spending (Wednesday’s Trail Mix)

What does Lugar’s loss mean for 2012 more broadly?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012

Is same-sex marriage a lose-lose issue for Obama? (Tuesday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX VIDEO | If he does nothing, he risks being portrayed as a political opportunist who says one thing and does another.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:00 PM ET, 05/07/2012

Gay marriage: a ‘very clear distinction’ between Obama and Romney, Axelrod says

The president’s campaign adviser David Axelrod notes a “very clear distinction” between Obama and Romney on gay unions.

By Ed O'Keefe  |  11:00 PM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012

The battle for Ohio (Monday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | The campaign has formally kicked off, and Obama and Romney are focusing their efforts on a perennial swing state.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 05/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/25/2012

Marco Rubio speech at Brookings Institution: How to follow it

Here are the details on how to follow the speech:

By Natalie Jennings  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/25/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/23/2012

As illegal immigration debate heats up, Marco Rubio hits the trail with Mitt Romney

The Florida senator and potential VP pick will be campaigning with Romney in Pennsylvania Monday afternoon as the illegal immigration debate heats up.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/23/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Marco Rubio, Mitt Romney, Veepstakes

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/20/2012

Does Mitt Romney hate cookies?

For Romney, who is not known for his gift of the regular-guy gab, a table with eight regular people, cookies and lemonade can be a recipe for awkwardness.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/13/2012

Who will succeed Gabby Giffords? (Friday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX | Ron Barber, Gabrielle Giffords’s district director, is running for the Arizona Democrat’s former House seat. Will he succeed?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/13/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Congressional races, Trail Mix, Gabrielle Giffords

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/11/2012

The GOP race after Santorum (Wednesday’s Trail Mix video)

TRAIL MIX VIDEO | What happens to the former GOP contender’s delegates? We take a look.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trail Mix, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 04/09/2012

How much do the veepstakes matter? (Monday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | Does a candidate’s choice of running mate make a difference in the fall? A 2010 Pew survey showed that only 41 percent of Americans could name the vice president.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 04/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trail Mix, Veepstakes, Mitt Romney

Posted at 12:30 AM ET, 04/04/2012

Mitt Romney: Wisconsin primary speech (Transcript, video)

By Kenneth W. Smith Jr.  |  12:30 AM ET, 04/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:30 PM ET, 04/03/2012

Rick Santorum: Wisconsin Primary speech (Transcript, video)

By Kenneth W. Smith Jr.  |  11:30 PM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Wisconsin Republican primary: How to follow it

Wisconsin’s primary is the most competitive of the Tuesday contests, and also boasts the biggest prize for the winner, who will be awarded 15 delegates.

By Natalie Jennings  |  07:00 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Maryland and D.C. primaries: How to follow them

Maryland and District of Columbia Republicans will get their chance to weigh in on the GOP presidential primary Tuesday.

By Natalie Jennings  |  06:30 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:52 AM ET, 04/03/2012

Wisconsin, Maryland, D.C. primary day: Can Romney sweep? (Tuesday’s Trail Mix)

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:52 AM ET, 04/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Trail Mix

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 03/30/2012

Army reprimands reservist who appeared onstage at Ron Paul Iowa rally

The soldier appeared onstage in uniform at Rep. Ron Paul’s January caucus-night rally in Iowa.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:41 PM ET, 03/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Jess Thorsen, Iowa, presidential election, Republican Party

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 03/15/2012

One Illinois Republican voter’s journey to a presidential pick

Richard Waddell, a retired engineer and salesman of industrial storage equipment, is a former Romney supporter, who considered switching to the Gingrich camp for a while before going with his son’s pick — Santorum.

By Paul Kane  |  06:30 AM ET, 03/15/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Illinois Republican primary, Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich, Barack Obama

Posted at 02:30 PM ET, 03/12/2012

Gas prices, Afghanistan, federal budget: Which issue is most important to you? (Poll)

President Obama’s highest disapproval ratings came when asked about gas prices, and his highest approval ratings were on Afghanistan. So how will voters decide how to cast their vote in the fall?

By Natalie Jennings  |  02:30 PM ET, 03/12/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Reader poll

Posted at 04:42 AM ET, 03/09/2012

Who will win rural Kansas? (Friday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are both barnstorming the Sunflower State ahead of Saturday’s GOP caucuses.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  04:42 AM ET, 03/09/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 AM ET, 03/07/2012

Mitt Romney: Super Tuesday speech (Transcript, video)

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney delivered his Super Tuesday remarks from Boston on Tuesday night after winning primaries in Vermont, Virginia and Massachusetts.

By Kenneth W. Smith Jr.  |  12:15 AM ET, 03/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:40 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Newt Gingrich’s Super Tuesday speech (full transcript, video)

Newt Gingrich greeted cheering supporters in Atlanta, Ga., after picking up a primary win in his home state. Read the full text of Gingrich’s speech.

By Amanda Zamora  |  11:40 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:27 PM ET, 03/06/2012

Rick Santorum’s Super Tuesday speech (full transcript, video)

By Amanda Zamora  |  10:27 PM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012

Super Tuesday — and a bump in the delegate road for Santorum (Tuesday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX I Santorum’s camp has repeatedly brushed aside the fact that he is forfeiting a lot of delegates in Ohio and Virginia.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 03/05/2012

Ohio, Rick Santorum and the fight for the middle class (Monday’s Trail Mix)

TRAIL MIX | Can Rick Santorum win middle class voters in Ohio and other Super Tuesday states?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 03/05/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/29/2012

Arizona or Michigan — which state is a bigger win for Mitt Romney? (Today’s trail mix)

VIDEO | Romney had two big wins Tuesday — but which matters more? We take a look in our new daily campaign-trail video, Trail Mix.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/29/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:45 AM ET, 02/27/2012

Rick Santorum has Twitter talking before Michigan | @MentionMachine

Rick Santorum is topping the @MentionMachine leaderboard heading into the Michigan and Arizona primaries on Tuesday, but all that buzz doesn’t appear to be tilting in his favor.

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:45 AM ET, 02/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  @MentionMachine, Rick Santorum,

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/21/2012

Today on the trail: Arizona debate eve

With one week remaining until the Arizona and Michigan primaries — and with the CNN debate in Mesa a day away — the GOP hopefuls are spread out across three different parts of the country.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/21/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:15 PM ET, 02/19/2012

Rick Santorum says he was not questioning Obama’s faith with ‘phony theology’ remark

Former Pennsylvania senator said he was talking about “radical environmentalists.”

By Matt DeLong  |  01:15 PM ET, 02/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:13 AM ET, 02/17/2012

Quiz: Test how well you followed the week in politics

Take our six-question quiz on the events — including some of the finer details — that made headlines on washingtonpost.com and other politics news outlets this week.

By Natalie Jennings  |  08:13 AM ET, 02/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Politics quiz

Posted at 06:02 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Gingrich super PAC plans ‘major’ radio ad launch

A super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich plans a nationwide radio ad campaign capitalizing on conservative voters’ concerns about Mitt Romney.

By Amy Gardner  |  06:02 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 02/16/2012

Today on the trail: Romney, Santorum face off in Michigan

The two White House contenders spend the day in a key primary state.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  12:06 AM ET, 02/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012

With his rivals focused on Super Tuesday, Santorum courts voters in Washington state

Rick Santorum tells supporters that the March 3 non-binding caucuses will set the tone for Super Tuesday, when 11 states go to the polls.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  08:00 AM ET, 02/14/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Rep. Ron Paul has a shot in ultra-low-turnout Maine caucuses

Turnout was only about 2 percent of registered Republicans four years ago — a factor that gives Ron Paul a chance to win.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  07:30 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012

Romney defends his conservative record ahead of CPAC appearance

Candidate day at CPAC is here. Will Romney be overshadowed by his GOP rivals?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 02/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012

Most hyperbolic campaign ever?

Could it be possible that the 2012 presidential race is already on track to be one of the most hyperbolic in recent memory?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/31/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/30/2012

On Tea Party Patriots call, three GOP candidates make their pitch

Whither the Florida tea party vote? That is the question. And we may not know the answer until Tuesday’s Sunshine State primary.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/30/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012

#CampaignReads: Share your must-read election stories with Post Politics

Campaign Reads features the best 2012 election coverage, as suggested by Post Politics readers on Twitter.

By Amanda Zamora  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/27/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:45 AM ET, 01/19/2012

Republican Debate: Where and when to watch

The 2012 Republican candidates debate for the fourth time this month Thursday night in Charleston, S.C.

By Natalie Jennings  |  07:45 AM ET, 01/19/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012

Jon Huntsman, Mitt Romney faced off over 2002 Salt Lake City Olympics

The two GOP contenders have a history of rivalry — as well as of close family ties.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/16/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/10/2012

New Hampshire Primary Day: Midnight votes in Dixville Notch, Hart’s Location

It’s New Hampshire primary day!

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/10/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:45 PM ET, 01/08/2012

New Hampshire debate: Romney, Santorum on gay rights (video)

Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum hold firm to their opposition of same-sex marriage, but oppose discrimination.

By Amanda Zamora  |  12:45 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 01/08/2012

New Hampshire debate: Perry recalls three agencies to cheers (video)

Texas Gov. Rick Perry got a few laughs during Sunday’s Meet the Press / Facebook debate, but this time he was in on the joke.

By Amanda Zamora  |  12:15 PM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:45 AM ET, 01/08/2012

New Hampshire debate: Romney says ‘politics is not a career’ (video)

Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney found himself on the defensive for much of Sunday’s Meet the Press / Facebook debate.

By Amanda Zamora  |  11:45 AM ET, 01/08/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012

New Hampshire Republican debates: When and where to watch

By Natalie Jennings  |  07:00 AM ET, 01/07/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012

Four days before New Hampshire primary, Iowa tally not over yet

Did Mitt Romney really win Iowa?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/06/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012

Perry spent more than $300 per vote in Iowa; Santorum, only 73 cents

Perry spent more than $300 per vote in Iowa; Santorum, only 73 cents Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) came in first place in Iowa — when it comes to money spent per vote.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:00 AM ET, 01/04/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 01/03/2012

@MentionMachine tracks the presidential candidates: Who’s up, who’s down on Twitter?

In the 2012 campaign season, social media has been the writing on the wall. Now @MentionMachine monitors Twitter for political candidate mentions, revealing trends and spikes that show where the conversation is and why.

By Cory Haik, Amanda Zamora and Natalie Jennings  |  12:01 AM ET, 01/03/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  @MentionMachine

Posted at 02:44 PM ET, 01/02/2012

Ron Paul in Iowa: Rand and Ron offer double dose of liberty

If you want wall-to-wall press coverage of a campaign speech, hold a rally in the lobby of the downtown Des Moines Marriott, the main media hotel.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  02:44 PM ET, 01/02/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:00 PM ET, 12/26/2011

A GOP county leader in Iowa calls for moratorium on attack ads

The Republican Party’s leader in Iowa’s biggest county says he’s had enough with the negative advertisements blanketing the airwaves across the state.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:00 PM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:01 AM ET, 12/21/2011

In N.H. and Iowa, Gingrich and Romney engage in endorsements duel

Newt Gingrich will be in Iowa and New Hampshire to collect the endorsements of both states’ House speakers. Not to be outdone, Mitt Romney is touting the backing of many other political luminaries in both states.

By Philip Rucker  |  12:01 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:55 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Gingrich: Send U.S. Marshals to compel ‘radical’ judges to explain rulings

Judges who refused to appear before Congress to explain their decisions could face arrest, Newt Gingrich tells ”Face the Nation.”

By Matt DeLong  |  01:55 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:30 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Will Cain endorse Gingrich?

Former House speaker’s effusive praise of Herman Cain stirs speculation that Cain will endorse Gingrich.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  07:30 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Paul camp says debate will be ‘circus-like’ with Trump as moderator

Rep. Ron Paul doesn’t plan to attend a Republican presidential candidates debate that will be moderated by Donald Trump.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 12/05/2011

DNC dubs Romney a “career politician”

New DNC Web video describes Mitt Romney as a career politician, the same term he has used to blast his rivals.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Huntsman hits Romney over Fox interview

Mitt Romney faces another round of criticism for his Tuesday Fox interview. Now Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. has offered up a remix of the interview.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  02:00 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Gingrich says little enthusiasm for Romney in GOP

In new book, former House Speaker suggests his top rival is a creation of “elite media.”

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Republicans and the black vote (live chat)

What Herman Cain has done for the cause of black conservatism

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:06 AM ET, 11/29/2011

Can Cain pull a Gingrich?

Cain has the type of headlines that would have long driven most candidates from the race.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:06 AM ET, 11/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:55 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Ad watch: DNC pits Romney against Romney

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  08:55 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:50 AM ET, 11/28/2011

Will Romney’s immigration stance become his Latino problem?

The issue has emerged as one of the few where Romney has tried to credibly claim to be the most conservative candidate .

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  08:50 AM ET, 11/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/23/2011

Have the debates jumped the shark?

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/23/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Cain courts Iowans, touts his race in new mailer

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2011

Republican debate: Five questions

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Ron Paul: Flawed U.S. policy contributed to 9/11 attacks

Tuesday’s debate could give Paul, who is climbing in the polls, a chance to air his controversial views on 9/11.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011

Mitt Romney: Raw and Unleashed (SNL)

Romney skillfully spoofed by Jason Sudeikis; Huntsman represents himself.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011

The week ahead in Election 2012

It’s a short week, but a big week. Here’s what to watch.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2011

Romney: ‘Confidentiality of strategy’ is key

Romney dodges questions about his campaign strategy, adopting what he characterizes as one of the virtues of the business world.

By Philip Rucker  |  07:00 AM ET, 11/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/16/2011

White House responds to removal of Occupy protesters in New York

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2011

Ron Paul : Can he pull off an upset in Iowa?

The latest Bloomberg News Iowa poll suggests that this might be Paul’s moment, at least in Iowa.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:25 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Gloria Cain’s complete interview (video)

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:25 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2011

Romney campaign: Obama has ‘Mitt-obsession’

Romney aides try to elevate their candidate above pack, saying White House is “obsessed” with him.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011

Will Gloria Cain matter?

Interview to air Monday night adds another layer to a two-week narrative that has defined Cain’s campaign.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:36 PM ET, 11/11/2011

Mitt Romney, meet Mutt | #2012Unfiltered

By Amanda Zamora  |  02:36 PM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:32 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Cain jokes about Anita Hill

Asked if he heard the latest news on Hill, who is out with a new book on race and gender, Cain at first doubled over in laughter, and then asked: “Is she going to endorse me?”

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:32 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011

Will Perry’s self-mockery help him?

Late Show appearance and other attempts to laugh off the gaffe may not address the core and very obvious problem: Perry struggles in debates.

By Perry Bacon Jr.  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011

Will Perry’s gaffe doom his campaign?

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/09/2011

Republican debate: Five key questions

The GOP field takes the stage tonight for a CNBC debate in the state of Michigan.

By Perry Bacon, Jr. and Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011

Cain accuser says she came forward on her own

Sharon Bialek tells ABC no one paid her or offered her a job to encourage her allegations against Herman Cain.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/07/2011

Five questions for the week in politics

What to look for on the campaign trail

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/04/2011

DNC highlights Romney’s support of ‘personhood’ bill

The Democratic National Committee is hitting Mitt Romney over his support of life at conception legislation, which is on the ballot in Mississippi, and could crop up on ballots across the country.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Mitt Romney and reorganizing government

The GOP candidate has some ideas he plans to share on Friday.

By Ed O’Keefe  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Categories:  Eye Opener

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/04/2011

Romney to speak on the economy. Will anyone care?

On Friday he will join Herman Cain at an event where he will talk about his approach to the economy.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/03/2011

Cain sets off circular GOP firing squad

In labeling Rick Perry as the source of the allegations — claims that Perry’s camp has said are baseless — Cain has found a bad guy.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:15 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Obama allies launch ‘Mitt Romney’s America’ attack campaign

President Obama’s political allies launched a tough new campaign Wednesday against Mitt Romney, previewing a harsh line of attack the Democrats may drive should he become the Republican presidential nominee.

By Philip Rucker  |  06:15 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011

Herman Cain’s ‘Clintonian’ ways

His strategy of rolling disclosures has found him parsing the definition of a settlement, claiming a faulty memory on key facts, then remembering more clearly, and finally wishing for a do-over, admitting that mistakes were made in initial interviews.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 11/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 11/01/2011

Gloria Cain to give ‘exclusive’ interview, Herman Cain says

In wake of sexual harassment allegations, Herman Cain says his wife of 43 years will give her first TV interview of the campaign.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 11/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/31/2011

New Perry ad: ‘I’m a doer, not a talker’

Campaign fights accusation that Perry is not articulate, and tries to show candidate’s softer side.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/31/2011

Five questions for the week ahead

Key challenges facing Herman Cain, Rick Perry and other contenders for the 2012 GOP presidential nomination.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/31/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/28/2011

Political wives: Rules of the road

As Texas Gov. Rick Perry struggled to look like a commander-in-chief, his wife Anita struggled to get command of her emotions.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/27/2011

Perry’s jobs promise? Far fewer than Carter

His latest campaign ad in Iowa aims to help the Texas governor recover his standing in the polls by focusing on jobs.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/26/2011

Obama courts young voters

In 2008, Obama was the cool candidate. In 2011, he learns that cool is hard to come by when you’re commander-in-chief.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Herman Cain’s Web ad: Is it real?

A video posted to his YouTube channel about a week ago is just getting noticed, and raising a bunch of questions.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:30 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011

Rick Perry’s flat tax: Five questions

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/25/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011

Cain further clarifies abortion stance

On Thursday evening, Cain said: ‘I will oppose government funding of abortion. I will veto any legislation that contains funds for Planned Parenthood.’

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  07:00 AM ET, 10/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/20/2011

Herman Cain on abortion: Pro-choice and pro-life?

Herman Cain might have some more clarifying to do on another serious issue after he gave a muddled answer on the question of abortion.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/19/2011

Las Vegas debate: Five key exchanges

Five exchanges that mattered in the fast and furious Republican debate on a Las Vegas fight night.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/18/2011

Republican debate: Five things to watch

The Ironman-like gauntlet of back-to-back fall debates continues tonight. Here’s what to expect.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011

Republicans head West, talk immigration

Immigration has been a hot issue that has divided the GOP field. How will the candidates address border issues as they campaign in Arizona and Nevada?

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011

Rick Perry’s jobs plan: Drill, baby, drill

Rick Perry will be all over the airwaves Friday talking up his energy-based jobs plan.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/13/2011

Michele Bachmann heads to Iowa, as Cain surges

Michele Bachmann’s path since she edged out Rep. Ron Paul in the Iowa straw poll has been marked by steady decline, major staff changes, and the entrance and surge of several candidates who cut into her dominance among social conservatives.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011

Republican debate: Five mulligan moments

The Bloomberg/Washington Post debate was a departure from the football-game like atmosphere of prior debates. There were no prize-fighter like introductions of the contenders and no awkward crowd reactions.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011

Republican debate: Five things to watch

Tonight’s Washington Post-Bloomberg debate in New Hampshire will likely set off a new phase in the race for Republican presidential nomination.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  econdebate

Posted at 07:51 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Rick Perry Debate Prep 101: Sleep. Study. Repeat.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  07:51 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:15 AM ET, 10/10/2011

The Democratic National Committee hits Mitt’s flips

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  07:15 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Mitt Romney

Posted at 06:00 AM ET, 10/10/2011

Election 2012 blog will feature the latest news from the campaign trail

Today and tommorrow, Election 2012 features a behind-the-scenes look from The Washington Post-Bloomberg Republican Debate in New Hampshire.

By Rachel Van Dongen Deputy National Political Editor  |  06:00 AM ET, 10/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:12 PM ET, 10/07/2011

Herman Cain Heads South:Trail Mix Oct. 10

Herman Cain, top-tier candidate of the moment, won’t exactly be on the campaign trail, instead he will be selling his new book “This Is Herman Cain!

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:12 PM ET, 10/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)