November 9, 2011 When the Republican presidential candidates meet Wednesday evening in Michigan for their ninth debate (it feels like there've been many more than that) the main topic up for discussion is supposed to be the economy. But is there anyone who expects that the travails of Herman Cain won't be a subtopic?
October 24, 2011 When Rep. Michele Bachmann's New Hampshire presidential campaign staff quit en masse Friday, it was easy to jump to the conclusion that they were abandoning her just like so many Republican voters.Wrong, at least, her former staffers are publicly saying. It wasn't that they were dissatisfied with the candidate but her national staff.
October 21, 2011 Rep. Michele Bachmann's paid New Hampshire staff quit Tuesday, according to a report by James Pindell, political director at WMUR-TV.
October 17, 2011 Think of the past few months as the prologue to the 2012 presidential election story. A new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism reveals which candidates have gotten the most media attention during that time — and whether it's been positive or negative. The results may surprise you.
October 4, 2011 CBS News has a new poll Tuesday evening that shows Herman Cain tied at 17 percent with Mitt Romney atop the Republican presidential field. Meanwhile, Texas Gov. Rick Perry comes is in third place at 12 percent. Perry's loss appears to explain much of Cain gain. Perry dropped 11 percentage points from two weeks ago in the poll.
September 24, 2011 The former Godfather's Pizza CEO easily beat Rick Perry and Mitt Romney. It's a big victory for Cain, who up until now has not gotten a lot of attention in the race for the GOP presidential nomination, in large part because of his standing in the polls.
September 23, 2011 Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney made the most of his opportunities not only to raise doubts for voters about Texas Gov. Rick Perry's hostility towards Social Security as a federal entitlement but Perry's character.
September 22, 2011 A bioethicist says Rep. Michele Bachmann was not able to meet his challenge and produce evidence linking the HPV vaccine with mental retardation.
September 21, 2011 It's fairly clear that Rep. Michele Bachmann has written off the vegetarian vote in her bid for the Republican presidential nomination than this photo of her strolling through rows of beef carcasses during a tour of an Iowa beef plant Tuesday.
September 13, 2011 The American Academy of Pediatrics said there is no validity to statements that a vaccine against cervical cancer is dangerous and can lead to mental retardation.
September 13, 2011 Romney, the former GOP presidential frontrunner, is getting huge help from Bachmann. She can continue to diminish Perry in the eyes of the most energetic voters in the Republican Party so long as her money holds out, keeping her in the race.
September 13, 2011 From his hostility to Social Security, to his mandating of HPV vaccinations of 12-year-old girls in Texas, to how much credit he really deserves for his state's economic growth, Perry had to endure repeated thwacks to his 11-year record as governor during the two-hour presidential debate.
September 12, 2011 The notion of "bounce-back potential" actually has much bearing on the GOP's Tea Party-sponsored debate Monday night. Because whether Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann can rebound and by how much are critical questions to their political futures.
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.