June 22, 2011 Jon Huntsman quest to win over dubious Republican voters won't be helped by reports that his family members made more than $20,000 in campaign donations to Sen. Harry Reid, the Senate Majority leader and Democrat who rivals President Obama and Rep. Nancy Pelosi in drawing Republican ire.
June 21, 2011 A fifth of the respondents said "no," which closely tracks the responses to the same question in annual polling since 1967. The only significant blip in that survey question occurred four years ago, when former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney staged his first presidential campaign. The resistance to a Mormon candidate dipped slightly then after Romney addressed his faith in a speech aimed at evangelicals who don't consider Mormons Christian.
June 21, 2011 In the first speech of his official presidential campaign, Huntsman declared he would disagree with President Obama as well his fellow Republicans competing to oust the president, without demonizing them. He also offers a dual vision of America — one dire, the other upbeat.
June 21, 2011 The former Utah governor is getting into the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
June 21, 2011 Greeks are watching anxiously to see if their government survives. Meanwhile, a ratings agency has warned again of the danger of default.
June 14, 2011 It will be months before Republican voters actually choose their party's presidential nominee. But Obama's re-election team can't wait that long; they've already winnowed the Republican field down to the three GOP candidates they most fear.
June 14, 2011 So Jon Huntsman Jr. is finally going to make it official next week after running something of a shadow presidential campaign since quitting the Obama Administration as U.S. ambassador to China.
June 14, 2011 Officials familiar with the former Utah governor's thinking say he'll make the news official on June 21, the wire service reports.
May 19, 2011 Huntsman, who served in the Obama administration as U.S. ambassador to China and was also a popular Utah governor, appears to be following the New Hampshire script of another Republican whose views, like Huntsman, didn't always align with conservative orthodoxy.
May 18, 2011 Judging from some of the comments on conservative site FreeRepublic.com, it would be an understatement to say Huntsman's statement that he believes in climate change science will be unhelpful to him in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
May 9, 2011 The conventional wisdom on Jon Huntsman, former U.S. ambassador to China and ex-Utah governor, is that if he should announce a run for the Republican presidential nomination, his candidacy would readily be sunk by the WOE (Was Obama's Emissary) factor. That could be too simplistic.
January 31, 2011 Jon Huntsman faces steep odds for the GOP presidential nod because of his Obama ties. Huntsman, a former utah governor, brings many strengths to a possible run. But in GOP primaries, working as part of Obama's foreign policy team isn't one of them.