Rep. Ron Paul
Apr 3, 2012 — Impressive wins Tuesday could help Mitt Romney further the growing sense in his party that resistance is futile, that he will be the nominee. It would also make his rivals' arguments for staying in the race, especially those of Rick Santorum, the last not-Romney to pose a threat, sound ever more forced and divorced from political reality.
Mar 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.
Mar 7, 2012 — Ron Paul's caucus strategy took a hit in North Dakota on Super Tuesday. He had staked time, hope and money there, but Rick Santorum pulled out a win. Still, Paul's campaign continues to insist he is in the GOP presidential race to win the nomination in Tampa.
Mar 6, 2012 — In a race where the first candidate to reach 1,144 delegates wins the GOP nomination, Mitt Romney starts the day with the wind at his back. With 437 delegates up for grabs in 10 states, Super Tuesday voting could reshape the race.
Feb 23, 2012 — Televised debates are always about expectations, and by this measure the night belonged to Mitt Romney. Flashing once again the combative style he showed last month in Florida, Romney took the fight to Rick Santorum and made the former senator look like, well, a former senator.
Feb 22, 2012 — President Obama will propose cutting the corporate income tax rate, the Republican presidential candidates will hold their 26th debate in Arizona and the millionaires and billionaires who have reshaped the 2012 presidential race through their superPAC donations are stories worth pondering.
Feb 21, 2012 — Rep. Ron Paul has Santorum in his sights, labeling him a "fake" fiscal conservative, using Sasquatch to humorously drive home the point, in a new ad running in Michigan. (The ad could have some appeal in the Pacific Northwest, too, when the Republican caucuses rolls around in Washington State, Bigfoot's purported home.)
Feb 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.
Feb 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.
Feb 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.