February 15, 2012 The poll, released Tuesday, found President Obama's approval rating had bounced back up to 50 percent from 47 percent in January. Not a huge improvement but in presidential politics, getting to at least 50 percent approval is key for an incumbent seeking re-election. The recovering economy gets much of the credit for his rising approval rates.
February 13, 2012 In some fairly horrible news for Romney, he's not just having trouble persuading Republican voters he's conservative; the more he professes his conservatism, the less they apparently believe him.
February 13, 2012 The new week starts essentially where the old one ended. Santorum continues to lay claim to an important part of the Republican Party as Gingrich recedes and Romney struggles to recapture the aura of inevitability he and his campaign have counted on carrying them to the nomination.
February 9, 2012 If the opening day of the American Conservative Union's annual star-studded CPAC convention is any indication, the Republican presidential hopefuls all have a lot of persuading to do.
February 9, 2012 Three of the GOP candidates will address the largest annual gathering of conservatives on Friday. Conference panelists included a white nationalist and immigration opponents.
February 9, 2012 After Rick Santorum swept Tuesday's GOP contests, he headed to Texas. Mitt Romney made a bold move and went to Georgia — Newt Gingrich's home turf.
February 8, 2012 The results of Missouri's "beauty contest" primary and caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado may be poor indicators of the sentiment of most Republicans and independents. Instead, they show the ardor of the fraction of voters who turned out — and the potency of the abortion issue in national politics.
February 6, 2012 Mitt Romney's victory in Nevada on Saturday is only the start of what could be a big month for him. Many of the states holding caucuses and primaries in February are ones he carried in 2008.
February 2, 2012 If Florida had allocated its delegates on a proportional basis, Newt Gingrich would be leading the delegate race right now.
February 2, 2012 The never-shy reality TV star/real estate mogul said he is supporting Mitt Romney for president.
January 31, 2012 Workers spotted raising a Newt sign into place on Florida primary night might have been giving the former speaker the only life he would get all evening.
January 31, 2012 Starting at 6 p.m. ET, we'll live blogging the news from the Sunshine State, which holds its Republican presidential primary today.
January 31, 2012 Starting at 6 p.m. ET, we'll be helping out the NPR Elections Desk with some more live blogging — this time on the news from Florida, which holds its Republican presidential primary today.
January 31, 2012 Newt Gingrich was sued by a songwriter from the group Survivor for using without permission the song "Eye of the Tiger" at campaign appearances. The chairman of Iowa's Republican Party, Matt Strawn, announced he will step down next week amid controversy over the tight results of the GOP caucuses in which first Mitt Romney, then Rick Santorum were declared the winner. And more.