March 2, 2012 On the political horizon — ten states, four candidates and one Super Tuesday. Can we expect the GOP delegate puzzle to gain clarity following Super Tuesday or will it remain muddled? NPR's Ron Elving and Neal Carruth dissect the momentum each candidate has going into next week's primaries.
February 24, 2012 Was the shootout in Mesa the last debate of the primary season? We're already suffering from withdrawal! This week we recap the debate, and look ahead to Michigan, Arizona and Super Tuesday. And — wait for it — Buddy Roemer leaves the GOP race for president to run as an independent.
February 17, 2012 We're not far away from the Michigan primary, the state where Mitt Romney was born and where his father served as governor in the 1960s. But the most recent polls have Rick Santorum ahead. And that leads to the question that completely freaks out the GOP establishment: What if Romney loses Michigan?
February 10, 2012 So now it's Rick Santorum's turn. No delegates, but plenty of headlines, after his sweep on Tuesday. Once again, it leads to questions about Mitt Romney's inevitability ... as well as Newt Gingrich's hopes for a two-person race. Plus: the Super Bowl and the controversial ads that accompanied it.
February 3, 2012 Newt's momentum is halted in Florida, and now Mitt has what looks to be a good month ahead of him, starting with Nevada on Saturday. Plus: women's health turns (more) political, Gov. Bev Perdue becomes the latest North Carolina Democrat to bow out, and we say goodbye to Boston's Kevin White.
January 27, 2012 The GOP presidential race comes to Florida. Has Romney recovered from his South Carolina drubbing? Has Gingrich's momentum been halted? NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin try to figure it out in time for Florida's Jan. 31 primary. Also, Gabby Giffords bows out in an emotional farewell.
January 20, 2012 It's been a week of shakeups in the GOP primary race. Just days before South Carolina's Jan. 21 primary, two candidates ended their campaigns, another contended with a TV bombshell and Iowa revisited its caucus results. NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin discuss the shifting political landscape.
January 13, 2012 Mitt Romney won New Hampshire, but the real story is two-fold: Ron Paul is doing better than anticipated and is not going away soon. And Jon Huntsman, who went all-out in N.H., is not going anywhere, and no "ticket to ride" spin is going to work after a third-place finish.
January 6, 2012 With Mitt Romney savoring his "landslide" win in Iowa and Rick Santorum coming out of nowhere to reach the top tier, the scene now switches to New Hampshire where Ron Elving and Ken Rudin were camped out to discuss what's next in the battle for the Republican presidential nomination.