Post Politics: December, 2011

Posted at 08:47 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Conservative radio hosts endorse candidates

Gingrich, Perry win backing of conservative radio hosts in Iowa

By Felicia Sonmez  |  08:47 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:27 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Iowa Rep. Steve King heaps praise on Romney, Santorum, has ‘deep’ concern about Paul on foreign policy

King said he views Iowa as “a Romney, Paul and perhaps Santorum race” – and he made it clear that two of those options are far preferable.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  06:27 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:14 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Rick Santorum brings homey style to Iowa sports bar, as supporters savor his rise

Rick Santorum, rising in the Iowa polls, brings his homey style to a sports bar as his supporters savor his new popularity.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  06:14 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:49 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Gingrich seeks support from Iowa pastors

Newt Gingrich holds a conference call with ministers as he fights for the state’s influential evangelical vote.

By Amy Gardner  |  05:49 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:03 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Obama campaign seizes on Romney son’s birther joke

Matt Romney tweeted an apology for an Obama birther joke, but the Obama campaign is seizing on the incident.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  03:03 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
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Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 12/30/2011

The Iowa Twitter caucus | @MentionMachine

The volume of tweets about each candidate correlates with the trends in the polls.

By Natalie Jennings  |  02:20 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  @mentionmachine

Posted at 02:07 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Ron, Rand Paul to campaign together in Iowa on Monday

What’s better than one Paul on the campaign trail? Two Pauls, of course.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:07 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Paul draws support, scrutiny for dovish stance

At a rally for military veterans, Paul got standing ovations as he spoke against the cost of the country’s military engagements across the globe.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  01:42 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:15 PM ET, 12/30/2011

Iowa’s role: Pick a president or winnow the field?

Is Iowa’s role in the presidential nominating process changing?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  12:15 PM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:06 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Chris Christie joins Romney in Iowa push

The New Jersey governor calls Obama administration “hopeless and changeless,” as Romney casts himself as a ”citizen leader.”

By Philip Rucker  |  11:06 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:33 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Ron Paul to spend New Year’s in Texas

With the Iowa caucuses just days away – and with polls showing a victory may be just within reach -- Rep. Ron Paul is taking a break from the trail.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  09:33 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 12/30/2011

Four days out from Iowa caucuses: Gingrich, not Romney, feeling brunt of negative ads

If Mitt Romney wins Iowa, will it be because his opponents underestimated him?

By Felicia Sonmez  |  08:11 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:53 AM ET, 12/30/2011

With Romney and Gingrich, a difference in attitude

A slice of the candidates’ behavior on the trail in Iowa offers insight into their campaigns.

By Amy Gardner  |  01:53 AM ET, 12/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:59 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Gingrich renews criticism of Ron Paul, calls him ‘a protest candidate’

Newt Gingrich doubled down today on his criticism of Rep. Ron Paul.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  05:59 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:50 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Covering the Iowa Caucuses with Instagram | #2012Unfiltered

Our campaign team has landed in Iowa with iPhones in hand to capture the scenes leading up to the caucuses for #2012Unfiltered.

By Natalie Jennings  |  05:50 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:55 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Callista Gingrich debuts music education video

The campaign-backed video promotes music education in schools.

By Amy Gardner  |  04:55 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:42 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Santorum: I’m GOP’s ‘best chance’ of defeating Obama

Who’s the GOP hopeful best poised to defeat President Obama in the fall? If you ask Rick Santorum it’s ... well, Rick Santorum.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  04:42 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:46 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Romney on the campaign trail: ‘One hotel after the other’

Mitt Romney presents himself as a president-in-waiting — and tells an 8-year-old what he likes and doesn’t like about the campaign trail.

By Philip Rucker  |  03:46 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:15 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Perry ad hits Santorum for ‘feeding at the earmark trough in Congress’

Need proof that Rick Santorum is surging in Iowa? Look no further than Rick Perry’s latest radio ad.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  03:15 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:46 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Romney nabs N.C. Sen. Richard Burr endorsement, gaining support of one-quarter of Senate GOP

For someone who has never served in Congress, Mitt Romney is rounding up the Capitol Hill endorsements.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  02:46 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:34 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Romney plans aggressive Iowa campaign in last days before caucus vote

Mitt Romney has scheduled a statewide campaign sprint in the hours leading up to Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses

By Philip Rucker  |  01:34 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:54 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Gingrich: Greek cruise meant to provoke his campaign team

Newt Gingrich says he took his wife on a Greek cruise last spring to cause a confrontation with his campaign team.

By Amy Gardner  |  12:54 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Gingrich campaign accuses Romney of coordinating Medicare ‘lobbyist’ accusation

Newt Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond accused the Romney campaign of coordinating the strategy to tar Gingrich with the “lobbyist” label.

By Amy Gardner  |  12:40 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:30 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Bachmann, in Iowa, undaunted by setbacks

The GOP hopeful said the reality she is seeing on the ground is the opposite of what the polls are showing.

By Karen Tumulty  |  12:30 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:07 PM ET, 12/29/2011

Ron Paul ‘a dangerous man,’ New Hampshire Union Leader says

The influential New Hampshire paper calls Ron Paul “the favored candidate of the lunatic fringe.”

By Felicia Sonmez  |  12:07 PM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Huntsman kicks off tour in New Hampshire

The long-shot GOP candidate tells voters in Pelham, N.H. that their state is more important than Iowa.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  11:55 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:16 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Greetings from your new Election 2012 host, Felicia Sonmez

Hello from Felicia Sonmez, your campaign trail guide while Congress is away.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  11:16 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:03 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Santorum’s momentum and Romney’s confidence | Politics Dashboard

Interesting bits from the campaign trail in Iowa.

By Natalie Jennings  |  11:03 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:42 AM ET, 12/29/2011

Obama campaign manager Jim Messina dismisses idea of billion-dollar re-election cost with profanity (bleeped)

Jim Messina uses some profane language — bleeped — to reject idea of “billion dollar” campaign as he seeks grassroots support.

By Peter Wallsten  |  10:42 AM ET, 12/29/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:21 PM ET, 12/28/2011

The keys to Gingrich’s reboot | #CampaignReads

By Natalie Jennings  |  06:21 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:46 PM ET, 12/28/2011

Romney draws crowds in Iowa, tries to manage expectations

Even as his poll numbers rise and audiences grow, Mitt Romney is seeking to keep his expectations down for next Tuesday’s Iowa caucuses.

By Philip Rucker  |  04:46 PM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Romney’s Iowa pitch: I’m the most electable

The former Massachusetts governor is drawing some of the biggest and most enthusiastic crowds of his campaign in Iowa so far.

By Philip Rucker  |  11:57 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:33 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Perry: I’m the authentic conservative outsider

Rick Perry jabs at his rivals by declaring he can shake up Washington and they can’t.

By Dan Balz  |  11:33 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:07 AM ET, 12/28/2011

Politics Dashboard: The sprint to the Iowa caucuses

The top news on the race from around the Web in tweets.

By Natalie Jennings  |  11:07 AM ET, 12/28/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:18 PM ET, 12/27/2011

Romney attacks Obama in Iowa

A confident Mitt Romney returned to Iowa on Tuesday evening to deliver a formal speech kicking off his aggressive campaign sprint heading into next Tuesday’s Republican caucuses.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:18 PM ET, 12/27/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 12/27/2011

Romney hits New Hampshire before Iowa tour

Mitt Romney made a swing through friendly territory in New Hampshire Tuesday morning.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  10:54 AM ET, 12/27/2011 |  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 03:13 PM ET, 12/26/2011

Romney heads to Iowa — with some help

 Romney will touch down in the Hawkeye State on Tuesday and campaign for Iowa voters before the Jan. 3 caucus.

By Philip Rucker  |  03:13 PM ET, 12/26/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 PM ET, 12/22/2011

Jon Huntsman rocks ‘Johnny B. Goode’ on Letterman (video)

GOP presidential candidate Jon Huntsman showed off his musical prowess on the “Late Show with David Letterman” on Wednesday night.

By Beth Marlowe  |  03:32 PM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:52 AM ET, 12/22/2011

Mitt Romney says changing positions can be a good thing

The GOP presidential candidate gets an unusual piece of advice from a Republican primary voter in New Hampshire.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:52 AM ET, 12/22/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:01 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Candidates judge the court | #CampaignReads

By Natalie Jennings  |  06:01 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:16 PM ET, 12/21/2011

Gingrich challenges Romney to ‘test the heat’ with one-on-one Iowa debate

Newt Gingrich fired back at Mitt Romney today, calling for a one-on-one debate in Iowa next week.

By Dan Balz  |  04:16 PM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:43 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Romney to Gingrich: Toughen up

Romney was responding to Gingrich’s complaints about an onslaught of negative television advertisements about Gingrich run by Romney supporters in Iowa.

By Philip Rucker  |  11:43 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:09 AM ET, 12/21/2011

RNC is back in the black

The Republican National Committee has more money in the bank than debt to creditors for the first time in more than a year.

By T.W. Farnam  |  11:09 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:28 AM ET, 12/21/2011

Gingrich collects endorsements from Iowa, New Hampshire House speakers, faces Occupy-style protesters

The three men gathered for a joint appearance in the Iowa State Capitol, where they were interrupted by a handful of Occupy Wall Street-style protesters.

By Amy Gardner  |  10:28 AM ET, 12/21/2011 |  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 06:40 PM ET, 12/20/2011

The day after Ron Paul wins, and an Iowan take on the candidates | #CampaignReads

By Natalie Jennings  |  06:40 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:24 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Newt Gingrich slams negative ads in Iowa from Mitt Romney’s supporters

Republican presidential contender Newt Gingrich continued to try to force a backlash in Iowa over negative ads. from Mitt Romney supporters.

By Amy Gardner  |  04:24 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:50 PM ET, 12/20/2011

Mitt Romney stops by David Letterman to deliver Top Ten list

Romney dropped by the “Late Show with David Letterman” Monday night to shed his staid reputation by reading a personalized Top Ten list.

By Beth Marlowe  |  01:50 PM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Gingrich aide Tyler joins super PAC to boost campaign

Rick Tyler was among the group of aides who fled Gingrich’s campaign in June. He said that he had "lost his perspective.”

By Amy Gardner  |  09:51 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:21 AM ET, 12/20/2011

Mitt Romney: Campaign finance law changes making ‘mockery’ of campaign season

Mitt Romney denounces allowing outside politics groups to spend unlimited amounts, but declines to ask a PAC supporting him to stop its ads.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:21 AM ET, 12/20/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:21 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Firefighters union to restart contributions to U.S. lawmakers

The International Association of Fire Fighters, which had cut down on political donations, has decided to donate to U.S. lawmakers again.

By T.W. Farnam  |  03:21 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:50 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Rick Perry is latest GOP candidate to have run-in with a child activist

There are plenty of things that can throw a candidate for a loop, but the surprise scourge of the 2012 campaign trail seems to be . . children.

By Beth Marlowe  |  02:50 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  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 12:34 PM ET, 12/19/2011

Watts to endorse Gingrich

Former Oklahoma congressman and football star J.C. Watts will endorse Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign this week, Gingrich spokesman R.C. Hammond confirmed Monday.

By Amy Gardner  |  12:34 PM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:46 AM ET, 12/19/2011

New ad by pro-Gingrich PAC defends him in Iowa

As rivals air campaign attacks, PAC’s new Iowa ad defends Gingrich as “proven conservative.”

By Amy Gardner  |  05:46 AM ET, 12/19/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:08 PM ET, 12/18/2011

Nikki Haley talks about why she endorsed Mitt Romney

“This is a man that understands all the problems that exist in our country and he already knows exactly what he’s gonna do when he gets there.”

By Philip Rucker  |  12:08 PM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:15 AM ET, 12/18/2011

Mitt Romney shows a softer side

A softer side of Mitt Romney was on display Sunday on Fox News as he talked about his wife’s 1998 diagnosis with multiple sclerosis.

By Philip Rucker  |  11:15 AM ET, 12/18/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 08:04 PM ET, 12/17/2011

Perry attacks Gingrich, Paul over earmarks

Texas Gov. Rick Perry went on the attack in Iowa on Saturday, criticizing two of his rivals for backing earmarks and casting himself as the only true outsider in the presidential race, as distant from Washington culture as he is from Wall Street.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  08:04 PM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:00 PM ET, 12/17/2011

Gingrich holds telephone town hall with Iowa voters

GOP presidential front-runner used call to respond to the attacks from several competing campaigns.

By Amy Gardner  |  12:00 PM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:44 AM ET, 12/17/2011

In South Carolina, Romney woos tea party

Former governor questions why many back Newt Gingrich, a rival he cast as a creature of Washington.

By Philip Rucker  |  11:44 AM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:17 AM ET, 12/17/2011

Perry ads create stir in Iowa, not all of it positive

Widely disliked is the ad in which the governor condemns lifting of the military’s ‘don’t ask, don’t tell’ policy.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  11:17 AM ET, 12/17/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:04 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Gingrich’s tough talk and his not-so-tough talk | #CampaignReads

here are our #campaignreads picks.

By Natalie Jennings  |  06:04 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:49 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Perry is collecting Texas state pension

The Texas governor is collecting a $7,698 monthly retirement benefit from the state, according to a campaign filing.

By T.W. Farnam  |  02:49 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:02 PM ET, 12/16/2011

Romney: ‘Religious ornamentation’ should be allowed in public square

Speaking in Iowa, Mitt Romney also said he supports prayer at public events, like football games and graduation ceremonies.

By Philip Rucker  |  12:02 PM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:41 AM ET, 12/16/2011

The Republican debate in tweets | Politics Dashboard

Watch the big moments and see the tweets they spawned.

By Natalie Jennings  |  11:41 AM ET, 12/16/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:58 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Romney, once again, gets pressed on social issues

By Rachel Van Dongen  |  10:58 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:40 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Mitt Romney: Obama’s foreign policy amounts to ‘pretty please’

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  10:40 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:24 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Newt Gingrich says U.S. ‘courts have become grotesquely dictatorial’

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  10:24 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:03 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Newt Gingrich insists he did ‘no lobbying of any kind’ while working for Freddie Mac

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  10:03 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:47 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Rick Perry: The Tim Tebow of the Iowa caucuses

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  09:47 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:30 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Newt Gingrich invokes Reagan and Clinton at Iowa Republican debate

Answering a debate question about his electability, Gingrich invoked Ronald Reagan, but when asked about his leadership credentials, he cited Democratic president Bill Clinton.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  09:30 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:34 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Gingrich Web site references a ‘Tale of Three Wives’

It’s not what you think, but it sure is tantalizing.

By Amy Gardner  |  05:34 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:43 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Santorum fundraises off Gingrich takedown

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:43 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:06 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Newt Gingrich is skewered by The Daily Show (video)

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:06 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:02 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Cain has his eye on the Department of Defense in a GOP administration

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:02 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:26 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Romney’s new Iowa ad

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  03:26 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 12/15/2011

Republican debate: Where and when to watch

The Republican presidential debate Thursday in Sioux City, Iowa will be the final forum for the 2012 candidates before the nominating contests begin.

By Natalie Jennings  |  12:51 PM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Romney rolls out Reaganites

Mitt Romney might not be at the top of national polls, but he has certainly been the leader in grabbing endorsements.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  11:47 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:12 AM ET, 12/15/2011

GOP debate: Five Questions

Romney will likely have a treasure trove of vintage Gingrich ideas that could bolster his argument that Gingrich is more suited to a college classroom rather than the Oval Office.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  11:12 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:35 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Politics Dashboard: More #Shutdown and the last debate before Iowa caucuses

The Republican presidential debate tonight in Sioux City, Iowa isn’t the last debate of the campaign, but it is the last one before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses.

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:35 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:35 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Romney campaign hits back at Obama fundraising challenge

The Romney campaign is upping the ante on a fundraising e-mail sent out by President Obama’s camp urging supporters to donate on behalf of their partisan rivals.

By Anne E. Kornblut  |  09:35 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:22 AM ET, 12/15/2011

Gingrich having a good week, takes a break

Former House speaker Newt Gingrich will return to Washington Friday and, three weeks before the Iowa caucuses, take a couple of days off.

By Amy Gardner  |  09:22 AM ET, 12/15/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Gingrich at University of Iowa: ‘I want to talk to you about brain science’

In talk at University of Iowa, Gingrich explained the origins of his interest in the brain.

By Jason Horowitz  |  10:18 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Was 2012 was decided in ‘94? | #CampaignReads

By Natalie Jennings  |  05:47 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:11 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Gingrich event disrupted by protesters

Protesters shouted for minutes about the candidate’s positions on child labor and Palestine until security removed them from the auditorium.

By Jason Horowitz  |  04:11 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:29 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Rick Perry kicks off Iowa bus tour, wants voters to take a second look

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  03:29 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:29 PM ET, 12/14/2011

Gingrich aide out after Mormon comments

A top aide to Newt Gingrich is out of a job after he made disparaging comments about the Mormon faith.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  01:29 PM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:21 AM ET, 12/14/2011

Christine O’Donnell picks her favorite and President Obama visits Ft. Bragg | Politics Dashboard

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:21 AM ET, 12/14/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:30 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Axlerod’s Gingrich analogy and Obama’s powerful Iowa operation | #CampaignReads

By Natalie Jennings  |  06:30 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:32 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Trump fires himself as debate moderator

Trump, in announcing his decision to cancel the Dec. 27 Iowa debate, said that he reserved his right to mount an independent presidential bid.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  02:32 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:53 PM ET, 12/13/2011

Coming off best in GOP primary fight is ... Obama

   That’s the analysis laid out Tuesday by the president’s top campaign strategists in a presentation that brimmed with confidence over how the shifting political winds in the GOP are boosting Obama’s chances of reelection.

By Peter Wallsten  |  12:53 PM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 12/13/2011

Gingrich still won’t attack, Romney’s 10K bet bashers and how Ron Paul’s ad guy rolls | Politics Dashboard

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:29 AM ET, 12/13/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Meet Andrew Kaczynski, modern-day opposition researcher | #CampaignReads

By Amanda Zamora  |  05:47 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:54 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Mitt Romney wins a rare tea party endorsement from Tom Thomson in New Hampshire

Mitt Romney’s latest New Hampshire endorsement comes from an unusual source: an influential member of the tea party.

By Beth Marlowe  |  02:54 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:47 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Mitt Romney’s struggle to connect; Rick Perry’s campaign missteps | #CampaignReads

By Amanda Zamora  |  12:47 PM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:12 PM ET, 12/12/2011

Gingrich thought of quitting presidential race, wife Callista convinced him to stay the course

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

Posted at 11:35 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Former Huntsman aide endorses Romney. (Ouch!)

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  11:35 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:31 AM ET, 12/12/2011

Gingrich would ‘consider’ returning Freddie money if Romney returned earnings from ‘bankrupting’ companies

By Amy Gardner  |  10:31 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:09 AM ET, 12/12/2011

‘You can’t trust him,’ gay vet says after exchange with Romney in N.H.

Romney bristles in exchange over same-sex marriage with Vietnam veteran at Manchester restaurant.

By Philip Rucker  |  10:09 AM ET, 12/12/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:02 PM ET, 12/11/2011

In N.H., Romney seeks to counter the damage from his debate bet challenge

In New Hampshire, the candidate recounts wife’s amused reaction to debate encounter with Rick Perry and talks about his days of modest means as a Mormon missionary.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:02 PM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:50 AM ET, 12/11/2011

Mitt Romney challenges Rick Perry to $10,000 bet in GOP debate

Perry, who appeared surprised by the move, declined, saying he is “not in the betting business.”

By Matt DeLong  |  10:50 AM ET, 12/11/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:44 PM ET, 12/10/2011

An upbeat Romney pops in on Des Moines campaign staff

Mitt Romney, peppy and even silly, popped up unannounced Saturday at his campaign headquarters in Des Moines, where he rallied volunteers.

By Philip Rucker  |  04:44 PM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 12/10/2011

Republican presidential debate: Where and when to watch

The 9 p.m. ET debate takes place at Drake University in Des Moines , Iowa.

By Natalie Jennings  |  11:50 AM ET, 12/10/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:22 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Donald Trump might dump debate

Trump had particularly harsh words for Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.)

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:22 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:39 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Romney silent on backers harsh criticism of Gingrich

By Philip Rucker  |  02:39 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:21 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Gingrich says Palestianians are an ‘invented’ people

By Amy Gardner  |  02:21 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:23 PM ET, 12/09/2011

Rand Paul hits his dad’s opponents

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  01:23 PM ET, 12/09/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:56 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Pew study finds Twitter is a tough place for presidential candidates | @MentionMachine

Twitter is is the loudest — and usually the meanest — medium out there for the 2012 Presidential candidates, a Pew study finds.

By Natalie Jennings  |  05:56 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  @MentionMachine

Posted at 12:49 PM ET, 12/08/2011

Gingrich laughs off Romney criticism in South Carolina, says ‘we’re gonna stay positive’

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:49 PM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:17 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Romney launches coordinated assault on Gingrich

The campaign deployed Jim Talent and John Sununu to accuse Gingrich of “self-aggrandizement.”

By Philip Rucker  |  10:17 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:29 AM ET, 12/08/2011

Gingrich gets Westmoreland endorsement

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich picked up the endorsement of Rep. Lynn Westmoreland (R-Ga.) Thursday.

By Amy Gardner  |  09:29 AM ET, 12/08/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:10 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Romney ad takes sideswipe at Gingrich’s personal life

Mitt Romney is up with a new ad emphasizing his family life — and taking a not-so-subtle swipe at Newt Gingrich.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  02:10 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:28 PM ET, 12/07/2011

Hashtag guide for the 2012 election | @MentionMachine

We’re compiling a glossary of hashtags for important election conversations.

By Natalie Jennings  |  01:28 PM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  @MentionMachine

Posted at 11:50 AM ET, 12/07/2011

Romney says Obama has ‘chastened’ Israel; he would visit nation in first trip as president

Romney listed the Middle Eastern nations Obama has visited, noting that he had so far skipped Israel.

By Scott Wilson  |  11:50 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:18 AM ET, 12/07/2011

GOP candidates speak at Republican Jewish Coalition Candidates Forum (Live video, tweets)

LIVE VIDEO: Six Republican candidates are in Washington on Tuesday to speak at the Republican Jewish Coalition Candidates’ Forum.

By Natalie Jennings  |  10:18 AM ET, 12/07/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:10 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Mitt Romney steps up media offensive, will appear for first time on Fox Sunday show

Romney, who has all but avoided interviews with most print and television media outlets, is set to star as Fox News’ Chris Wallace’s sole guest on Dec. 18, two weeks before the Iowa caucuses. He hasn’t appeared on Wallace’s show since March 2010.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  03:10 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:26 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Glenn Beck grills Newt Gingrich

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  01:26 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:01 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Mitt Romney hits President Obama over Hawaiian vacation for the holidays

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  01:01 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:33 PM ET, 12/06/2011

Romney announces 76-member West Virginia steering committee

By Philip Rucker  |  12:33 PM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 06:38 AM ET, 12/06/2011

Gingrich has strong lead over Romney in South Carolina

Winthrop U. poll shows Newt Gingrich with commanding lead over Mitt Romney in GOP bellwether state.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  06:38 AM ET, 12/06/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:44 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Newt Gingrich slams Pelosi for allegedly threatening ethics disclosure

By Amy Gardner  |  03:44 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:51 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Ron Paul’s a ‘big dog’ in new TV ad airing in Iowa and New Hampshire (video)

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:51 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:40 PM ET, 12/05/2011

Karl Rove to RNC chair: Stop The Donald’s debate

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:40 PM ET, 12/05/2011 |  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 12:19 AM ET, 12/05/2011

Gingrich’s first TV ad: ‘Rebuild the America we love’

Commercial airing across Iowa this week shows GOP hopeful saying he wants to “rebuild the America we love.”

By Philip Rucker  |  12:19 AM ET, 12/05/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:54 AM ET, 12/04/2011

Ron Paul: ‘I’d like to think of myself as the flavor of the decade’

Ron Paul reacts to the new Des Moines Register poll showing him in second place in Iowa.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  10:54 AM ET, 12/04/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 07:37 PM ET, 12/03/2011

Gingrich on Cain’s exit: ‘This has been a very difficult time’

“We’re delighted to have him as a friend. ... All of us wish him well,” Gingrich said of Herman Cain after Cain announced he was dropping out of the race.

By Felicia Sonmez  |  07:37 PM ET, 12/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:13 AM ET, 12/03/2011

Upbeat mood at Cain headquarters

There was no sign that the big speech the GOP candidate is scheduled to deliver soon could be last of his campaign.

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  11:13 AM ET, 12/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:32 AM ET, 12/03/2011

Herman Cain announces decision on whether to continue candidacy (LIVE VIDEO)

Embattled presidential candidate Herman Cain is expected to announce whether he will continue his campaign in the wake of an accusation that he conducted a 13-year extramarital affair.

By Beth Marlowe  |  03:32 AM ET, 12/03/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:23 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Ginger White apologizes to Gloria Cain, kids (video)

Ginger White, the Atlanta woman who claims that she had a 13-year affair with Herman Cain said she is “deeply sorry” for any pain she has caused to the Cain family.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  05:23 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:50 PM ET, 12/02/2011

RNC chair Priebus: Obama has failed

As he hits the talk show circuit this weekend, Republican National Committee Chairman Reince Priebus asks if you’re better off.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:50 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:13 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Huntsman says yes to Gingrich, no to Trump

Jon M. Huntsman, Jr. will go head-to-head against Newt Gingrich in a Lincoln-Douglas style debate in New Hampshire.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:13 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 04:04 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Palin predicts Santorum’s rise in Iowa

Palin, who decided not to run for the White House and has so far been only a bit player in the race, name dropped Rick Santorum in her assessment of the GOP field.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  04:04 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:46 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Report: Cain marriage rocked by claims

The Daily Beast puts the marriage of Herman and Gloria Cain under the microscope.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:46 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:37 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Newt Gingrich, idea man: what do you think of #NewtIdeas?

By David A. Farenthold  |  12:37 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  GOP Candidates, Newt Gingrich

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 12/02/2011

Gloria Cain to head ‘Women for Herman Cain’

As her husband reassesses his presidential candidacy, Gloria Cain has been named the National Chairperson of Women for Herman Cain.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:24 PM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:11 AM ET, 12/02/2011

Romney takes fresh swipes at Gingrich

Romney says Gingrich’s “very extensive, long record of working in Washington” makes him ill-suited to defeat Obama and fix the nation’s economy.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:11 AM ET, 12/02/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:34 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Newt Gingrich draws contrast with Romney

“I’m happy to be who I am. I think that distinguishes me from Romney,” he said in Iowa.

By Jason Horowitz  |  10:34 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Herman Cain watch: Will he stay or go?

The biggest problem facing his team is that fundraising has “slowed considerably” amid allegations.

By Karen Tumulty and Peter Wallsten  |  05:16 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:30 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Gingrich: Kill Romney with kindness

The surging Republican presidential candidate instructed his aides on Thursday morning not to respond to any attacks Romney has leveled against him or advance in coming days, according to a Gingrich campaign adviser

By Philip Rucker and Karen Tumulty  |  03:30 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:41 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Mitt Romney complained about Fox interview (video)

The GOP presidential hopeful said the interview with Bret Baier was “overly aggressive.”

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  02:41 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  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 12:47 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Gingrich’s message to Iowa: I’m the future

“You don’t get very far into the future if you hide from it,” Gingrich, now the field’s frontrunner, told an Iowa audience today.

By Jason Horowitz  |  12:47 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:09 PM ET, 12/01/2011

Newt Gingrich on Medicare: flip-flopping on the flip-flop?

Newt Gingrich may have stepped into trouble again, appearing to flip-flop on an earlier flip-flop over his statement last spring on Rep. Paul Ryan’s Medicare plan.

By Peter Wallsten  |  12:09 PM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:58 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Are Perry’s back problems a cause of his fall?

Rick Perry has gone from the anointed one to an afterthought in the GOP 2012 field. What explains his fall?

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  11:58 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:38 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Mitt Romney highlights Ann Romney: Is it a subtle strategy against Gingrich?

Mitt Romney points to “the most extraordinary wife in the world.” Is that a subtle strategy against Newt Gingrich?

By Philip Rucker  |  11:38 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 09:07 AM ET, 12/01/2011

Romney ramping it up in Iowa

GOP hopeful airs first commercial, dispatches surrogates and plans to appear in two upcoming debates.

By Philip Rucker  |  09:07 AM ET, 12/01/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:20 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Cain in New Hampshire: It ain’t over til it’s over

Channeling Yogi Berra, Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain told a packed crowd of campaign volunteers at the storefront office that serves as his New Hampshire headquarters Wednesday evening that as he reevaluates his campaign, he’s not ready to call it quits.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  10:20 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:47 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Cain says the Democrats are out to get him

Herman Cain, who is set to make a decision about the fate of his campaign in the next few days, fell back on his standard response in answering allegations of sexual impropriety: The establishment is out to get him.

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  05:47 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 05:16 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Newt Gingrich pledges no negative ads, says: “I have one opponent: Barack Obama.”

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  05:16 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 03:27 PM ET, 11/30/2011

DNC highlights Romney’s “testy” Fox interview (video)

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  03:27 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:24 PM ET, 11/30/2011

In Ohio speech, Cain shows no signs of giving up campaign

 In a 30-minute campaign speech, Cain repeatedly referred to a future Cain administration and at one point said “I want to be president.”

By Sandhya Somashekhar  |  02:24 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 02:17 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Perry, Huntsman woo New Hampshire lawmakers

The two Republicans delivered back-to-back speeches to the New Hampshire House of Representatives, the largest state legislature in the country.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  02:17 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:47 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Romney debuts second TV ad, this one more positive

By Philip Rucker  |  01:47 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 01:42 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Gingrich enjoying his successes on the road

Over a couple of beers, the former House speaker reveled late Tuesday in the success of the week: healthy crowds, big energy and his own solid performances in speech after speech during a five-day swing through Florida and South Carolina.

By Amy Gardner  |  01:42 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:24 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Herman Cain speaks at Dayton, Ohio campaign event (Live video)

By Natalie Jennings  |  12:24 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 12:21 PM ET, 11/30/2011

Huntsman: Does he really have the makings of a third-party candidate?

ELECTION 2012 | Huntsman’s favorite-candidate status among Beltway pundits, and liberals, has led to questions about whether he would consider mounting a third party bid if he failed to win the GOP nod (which at this point, let’s face it, looks pretty likely).

By Nia-Malika Henderson  |  12:21 PM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:47 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Rick Santorum: Commenters weigh in on his campaign with a seriously ill daughter at home

Rick Santorum continues his long-shot campaign for president despite a family crisis at home. Would you do the same?

By Karen Tumulty  |  11:47 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 11:39 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Perry says New Hampshire holding caucuses, not primary in another gaffe, despite calling such mistakes human

Texas Gov. Rick Perry dismissed his campaign trail gaffes in a Wednesday morning appearance as a sign that he is merely human.

By Rosalind S. Helderman  |  11:39 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

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

Cain tells reporters that he’s still reconsidering, despite aides’ insistence that he’s committed to race

Despite insistence from his top aides that he would remain in the GOP presidential race , Herman Cain told reporters Wednesday that he was still “reevaluating” and “reassessing” his candidacy.

By Sandhya Someshekhar  |  11:16 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)

Posted at 10:39 AM ET, 11/30/2011

Ginger White details ‘casual affair’ with Cain on Good Morning America (video)

The woman who alleges a long affair with Herman Cain says he took her to the boxing match between Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield.

By Rachel Weiner  |  10:39 AM ET, 11/30/2011 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Herman Cain, Campaign 2012

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)

 

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