CBS legend Mike Wallace dead at 93

CBS legend Mike Wallace dead at 93

Within five months of each other, two of the men who helped make “60 Minutes” the most distinctive news show on television have died. First it was Andy Rooney, the cantankerous commentator who died last November, a month after delivering the last of his show-closing essays. Late Saturday night, it was Mike Wallace, the hard-charging […]

GOP superdelegates: It’s over and Romney is the nominee

GOP superdelegates: It’s over and Romney is the nominee

It’s over, and Mitt Romney is going to be the GOP nominee for president. That’s the growing consensus among Republican National Committee members who will automatically attend the party’s national convention this summer and can support any candidate they choose. Even some RNC members who support other candidates begrudgingly say the math doesn’t add up […]

Social Darwinism as a political issue

Social Darwinism as a political issue

Social Darwinism, a popular topic in the 19th and early 20th centuries, is making its way into modern American politics. President Barack Obama invoked the theory this week to criticize his likely Republican presidential challenger, Mitt Romney, for embracing a new House GOP budget-slashing plan. Obama argued that the plan was “thinly veiled social Darwinism.” […]

Romney faces new challenges in battle with Obama

Romney faces new challenges in battle with Obama

As Mitt Romney looked for a sweep in Tuesday’s three Republican primaries to tighten his grip on the party’s nomination, President Barack Obama criticized the GOP front-runner by name in a campaign ad for the first time, signaling that he too thinks the nomination race is all but over. Regardless of the outcome in Wisconsin, […]

Confident Romney appears ready to cruise to nomination

Confident Romney appears ready to cruise to nomination

Appearing ever-more confident in Wisconsin’s primary, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney focused entirely on Democratic President Barack Obama during a campaign trip through this upper Midwestern battleground and predicted a victory that could effectively seal the nomination for him Tuesday. “We’re looking like we’re going to win this thing on Tuesday,” Romney told supporters, suggesting […]

Obama, flush with cash, outspending Republican rivals

Obama, flush with cash, outspending Republican rivals

With Republicans locked in a contentious and expensive primary, President Barack Obama has spent a small fortune in recent months to build and maintain a campaign operation that is larger, more diverse and more focused on November’s general election than any of his opponents’ organizations. Republican contenders like Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum have surely […]

Increasingly confident Romney enters mop-up phase

Increasingly confident Romney enters mop-up phase

After a three-month struggle, Mitt Romney edged into the mop-up phase of the race for the Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday, buoyed by Newt Gingrich‘s decision to scale back his campaign to the vanishing point and Rick Santorum‘s statement that he would take the No. 2 spot on the party ticket in the fall. Romney […]