Jon Huntsman latest casualty in GOP sweepstakes

Jon Huntsman latest casualty in GOP sweepstakes

Jon Huntsman, the former Utah governor whose campaign never caught on, plans to quit the GOP Presidential race today. Close campaign aides tell Capitol Hill Blue that Huntsman told his staff Sunday night and will announce his departure from the race in a press conference where he will also endorse current GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney. […]

Romney wins New Hampshire: Can he be stopped?

Romney wins New Hampshire: Can he be stopped?

After back-to-back wins in Iowa and New Hampshire, the question now for the muddled Republican field of Presidential contenders is:  Can Mitt Romney be stopped? Romney cruised to an easy win in New Hampshire Tuesday, capturing nearly 40 percent of the vote and leaving a field of other pretenders — led by Ron Paul with […]

Romney opens up big lead in South Carolina

Romney opens up big lead in South Carolina

Uh. Oh. Bad news for the “Occupy Mitt Romney” movement.  The candidate who is supposed to be in trouble after a close call in Iowa still holds a huge lead in New Hampshire and has surged to a “major lead” in South Carolina. A new CNN/Time magazine poll shows Romney’s support down South climbed 17 […]

Santorum’s homophobia doesn’t play well in New Hampshire

Santorum’s homophobia doesn’t play well in New Hampshire

GOP Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum‘s homophobia may play well in Iowa but it ran head on into the boo birds in Concord, New Hampshire. Trying to defend his anti-homosexual agenda and even equating it with polygamy, Santroum faced hoots, boos and catcalls from a gay-friendly crowd at the New England College Convention. A female student […]

Santorum under scrutiny for ethical lapses

Santorum under scrutiny for ethical lapses

It didn’t take long. Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum came within eight votes of winning the Iowa caucuses Tuesday and by Wednesday he faced questions about ethical lapses during his time in Congress. Santorum came under scrutiny after he received a preferred mortgage from a bank run by campaign donors, engineering the diversion of federal […]

Ron Paul uses non-profit groups to evade campaign finance disclosure laws

Ron Paul uses non-profit groups to evade campaign finance disclosure laws

Two of Ron Paul‘s foundations are skirting the edge of, and perhaps crossing, the line between issue advocacy and political campaigning and may be breaking federal tax and campaign finance laws. The non-profits, all part of millionaire Paul’s political empire, pays his campaign aides, organizes political volunteers and promotes his often unorthodox ideas, the Associated […]

Boehner, Republicans cave in on tax deal

Boehner, Republicans cave in on tax deal

House Speaker John Boehner admitted Thursday that listening to the tea party-backed members of his party was not one of his smartest decisions and backed down from stonewalling the Senate deal that allowed a two-month extension of a payroll tax cut and continued unemployment benefits. Boehner said his decision to block the tax deal “may […]