March 27, 2012 The Supreme Court moved to take on the heart of the debate over the new health-care law's constitutionality... President Obama used humor to downplay a candid remark about missile-defense that was caught on an open mic... The EPA was expected to issue new rules to limit greenhouse gases from new power plants.
March 24, 2012 The four things to watch for in Louisiana are Romney's share of the vote which must be 25 percent or more for him to gain any of the delegates who are in play Saturday. Also if he gets a large enough share of Catholic and evangelical votes, that could help him get to 25 percent as well.
March 23, 2012 President Obama made his first public comments Friday about the Trayvon Martin shooting, which opened him up to approval and suspicion in this racially and politically polarized nation.
March 21, 2012 With Mitt Romney's win in Illinois, the odds that the GOP will arrive in Tampa without a clear nominee are lower than before. Newt Gingrich might not even be eligible for the floor fight.
March 20, 2012 As Illinois Republicans vote in their presidential primary, only one GOP candidate is expected to be in the state. Mitt Romney planned what he hopes to be a victory party Tuesday night in the Chicago suburbs.
March 14, 2012 To hear Rick Tyler of the pro-Gingrich superPAC tell it, Gingrich is sitting in the catbird seat. All he needs to do is wait for the Republican National Convention in Tampa to roll around in August with none of the candidates having the 1,144 delegates required for the nomination.
March 14, 2012 Rick Santorum racked up two wins in the South, Newt Gingrich vowed to stay in the race until Tampa, and Mitt Romney failed to put doubts about his candidacy to rest.
March 14, 2012 Rick Santorum, who won the Alabama and Mississippi primaries on Tuesday, has proven himself the conservatives' favored alternative to front-runner Mitt Romney.
March 13, 2012 In a gritty contest in the South, the former Pennsylvania senator has won two more primaries to further close in on rival Mitt Romney.
March 13, 2012 Mitt Romney is at or near the top in polls of Alabama and Mississippi Republicans. But some voters in those states may just be too polite to tell pollsters that they don't support the "establishment" candidate.
March 13, 2012 Strange things do happen to folks, especially national political candidates, when they talk to Southerners. They start drawling and twanging. Sometimes they're mocking; sometimes they're just trying to be friendly.
March 13, 2012 Voters and analysts alike will be watching the two states closely Tuesday to learn whether voters in the Deep South choose to go with the most electable candidate, which many say is Romney, or the most conservative, a label Santorum and Gingrich say properly fits them.