November 19, 2011 Six GOP presidential candidates vying for the support of social conservatives took part in a wide-ranging forum that featured discussion over abortion, gay marriage and the role of religion in public life. But notably absent was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who declined the invitation.
October 28, 2011 The presidential candidate personally responds to a call for her to drop out, accusing Rick Perry's campaign of a "stealth attack."
October 28, 2011 Michele Bachmann has championed the Tea Party, but now one group is telling her to drop her presidential bid.
October 21, 2011 Cain now holds a big lead over Mitt Romney in a new University of Iowa poll. Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann lag further behind, trailing even Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.
October 3, 2011 Rick Perry's troubles hold good news and bad news for Chris Christie. Good news in that Perry has failed to capture the imagination of the base, and bad news that the intense scrutiny of a presidential campaign can unnerve even a confident campaigner who was wooed to enter.
September 19, 2011 This week's Political Junkie column focuses on the long-held — but always unfulfilled — desire for a winnable third-party or independent presidential ticket. With growing unhappiness about Washington's dysfunction, some are hoping for an alternative for 2012.
September 8, 2011 We converted Wednesday night's Republican presidential debate transcript into a word cloud so you can see the language the candidates used the most.
August 31, 2011 When Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer announces her state's primary date this week, it could set off a scramble for influence in the GOP presidential primary sweepstakes. Voting in Iowa and New Hampshire could start as soon as December and absentee ballots could go out before Halloween.
July 12, 2011 Newly released police reports detail episodes in which Rep. Michele Bachmann and her staff asked police to investigate, or to provide protection. The complaints include the theft of campaign yard signs, and the Bachmanns' house being "substantially egged" for the second time.
June 28, 2011 No politician is likely to get elected or re-elected to the presidency by saying that it could take a very long time for the economy to produce the kind of robust growth that creates jobs fast enough to significantly lower unemployment. Yet, that appears to be precisely what faces the U.S. Consumers and governments are so debt-ridden, stifling higher growth levels.
June 2, 2011 The former Massachusetts governor used a farm in Stratham, N.H., as the backdrop for the announcement. The Granite State holds the nation's first primary.
May 18, 2011 Saying that the Republican presidential candidate needs to "feel the rainbow ... stop the hate, stop anti-gay politics!" a protester showered the former House speaker and his wife with glitter Tuesday. Watch the video.