January 31, 2012 Florida holds its 2012 Republican primary today. Jeff Parker wonders if any candidate will leave the state unscathed, while Lisa Benson thinks the damage they've already suffered comes from a completely different source.
January 30, 2012 Mitt Romney and his supporters have outspent Newt Gingrich and his supporters — much of it on negative advertising — by more than three-to-one in Florida. Taylor Jones and John Cole find that as far as negatives go, each candidate is his own worst enemy.
January 30, 2012 Michelle Obama has made better nutrition for all Americans, especially children, her signature issue. Both Mike Luckovich and Jimmy Margulies think the first lady's mission has yet to whet the public's appetite.
January 29, 2012 Some Floridians have already cast their votes for their favorite candidate in Tuesday's primary. Cam Cardow tries to call the race, while Clay Bennett thinks it doesn't matter who wins.
January 28, 2012 Should the U.S. spend additional money on developing alternative sources of energy as the president urged? Brian Fairrington thinks it's inevitable, while Eric Allie doesn't like the president's strategy.
January 27, 2012 In the face of increasing sanctions Iran said it would renew talks — but not about its Uranium enrichment program. If war with Iran is coming, Cam Cardow thinks it would be a mismatch, but it doesn't add up for Mike Smith.
January 26, 2012 Is Newt Gingrich using coded language to appeal to racist sentiments? Jen Sorensen tries turnabout-as-fair-play, while Eric Allie thinks charges of racism are an attempt to mask the real problem.
January 25, 2012 After President Obama's State of the Union address, Dave Fitzsimmons notes that some Republicans had no problem in remaining unimpressed, while Mike Lester has long been unpersuaded.
January 25, 2012 Will anything come of the plans presented in President Obama's address to Congress? Matt Wuerker thinks a more receptive audience would have helped, while Chris Weyant questions the president's main objective.
January 24, 2012 Soon after attending President Obama's State of the Union Address, representative Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz, will retire. Dave Fitzsimmons wishes her well. In a cartoon done days after the shooting, Jeff Parker reminds us how little things have changed.
January 23, 2012 After Newt Gingrich's win in South Carolina, John Darkow finds Mitt Romney uncomfortably dogged in his pursuit of the former Speaker, while Nick Anderson wonders which Mr. Gingrich will show up for the Florida primary.
January 23, 2012 Gingrich's margin of victory in the S.C. primary defied expectations and Olle Johansson thinks it was a roundhouse blow. Will their battle have the same impact on the GOP that Nelson Harding depicted in 1912, when the rivalry between Teddy Roosevelt and William Howard Taft split the party?
January 22, 2012 Yesterday was the second anniversary of the Supreme Court decision in Citizens United, which has allowed the flow of anonymous money into this year's elections. Bill Day isn't sure what the ultimate impact of the decision will be, while Jeff Parker has little doubt who has benefited so far.
January 21, 2012 Will South Carolinians continue their 30-plus year record for picking Republican nominees? R.J. Matson anticipates legendary results, while Jimmy Margulies looks at leading contenders Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich and does not see "such stuff as dreams are made on."
January 20, 2012 In recent years Mitt Romney's taxes were "closer to the 15 percent rate" but he still has not released his IRS filings. Mike Peters doesn't think the slow pace of Romney's disclosure is working, while Mike Luckovich feels the governor may have already revealed too much for his own good.
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