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Ohio: The perfect political microcosm for campaign 2012?

Ohio: The perfect political microcosm for campaign 2012?

Ohio’s Super Tuesday primary is proving to be the perfect microcosm of the nation’s unruly race for the Republican presidential nomination: Mitt Romney is spending lots of money, Rick Santorum…

Campaign promises: No, you can’t have it all

Campaign promises: No, you can’t have it all

Is there any impulse greater in politics than to promise people the sun and the moon? Each in their own way, the Republican candidates heading into Super Tuesday primaries are…

Santorum’s handlers struggle to keep him on message

Santorum’s handlers struggle to keep him on message

Rick Santorum‘s advisers outlined a new strategy for staying on message in the hours after he lost to Mitt Romney in Michigan’s Republican presidential primary. Just as quickly, the strategy…

Obama steps into Limbaugh ‘slut’ controversy

Obama steps into Limbaugh ‘slut’ controversy

Stepping into an emerging culture clash over women, President Barack Obama made a supportive phone call Friday to a law student who testified before Congress about the need for birth…

Battle-weary Republicans just want primary fight to end

Battle-weary Republicans just want primary fight to end

To hear some weary rank-and-file Republicans tell it, the increasingly bitter fight for the party’s presidential nomination can’t end quickly enough. “It’s going to get pretty nasty, the longer it…

More hypocrisy from Rick Santorum

More hypocrisy from Rick Santorum

As he presses for the conservative votes he needs to overtake GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum is hammering away at the role state and federal governments play in…

Can Romney find a way to connect with voters?

Can Romney find a way to connect with voters?

His two latest victories aside, Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney is working to connect more personally with voters and refocus his campaign on the protracted fight for convention delegates as…

Santorum hoping for help from Gingrich

Santorum hoping for help from Gingrich

Short on money and staff, Rick Santorum needs help to remain a viable threat to front-runner Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. One strategist hopes it…

Democrats upbeat about Senate prospects

Democrats upbeat about Senate prospects

Back-to-back surprises — Maine Sen. Olympia Snowe is retiring and former Nebraska Sen. Bob Kerrey is running again — have given Democrats a burst of optimism that they can hold…

Obama regains ground with women voters

Obama regains ground with women voters

It’s looking like President Barack Obama may be back in the good graces of women. His support dropped among this critical constituency just before the new year began and the…