Politics

Romney tops new poll of GOP Presidential wannabes

Romney tops new poll of GOP Presidential wannabes

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney tops a new poll of potential GOP challengers for President, followed by Mike Huckabee, former governor of Arkansas.   And Romney is in a statistical dead heat with President Barack Obama.  A McClatchy-Marist poll shows Obama at 46 percent and Romney at 45 percent.  Obama holds a five point lead […]

Rand Paul files for re-election…in 2016

Rand Paul files for re-election…in 2016

Freshman Kentucky Sen. Rand Paul is filing for re-election — five years before his six-year term expires in 2016. The son of Texas Congressman Ron Paul — a twice-failed Presidential contender — the younger Paul is also flirting with the idea of a Presidential run. Paul beat the Kentucky GOP establishment in the 2010 election, […]

Time for Mike Huckabee to get off the fence?

Time for Mike Huckabee to get off the fence?

Potential Republican Presidential wannabe Mike Huckabee needs to make up his mind if he wants to be a contender for 2012. The former Arkansas Governor gets high poll numbers among likely GOP voters but time is running short and Huckabee is still on the fence. “Nobody knows what is going to decide,” Randy Davis, an […]

Trump slams Romney’s business credentials

Trump slams Romney’s business credentials

Comb-over king Donald Trump slammed GOP Presidential contender Mitt Romney‘s business credentials Sunday, claiming he’s a better businessman. Trump, who may or may not seek the GOP Presidential nomination in 2012, told CNN’s “State of the Union” that he has a “much, much bigger net worth. I mean my net worth is many, many, many […]

Does Tim Pawlenty have the right stuff?

Does Tim Pawlenty have the right stuff?

  Tim Pawlenty, the first senior Republican to take the formal step to seek the party’s presidential nomination, brings some advantages into the 2012 race but national recognition isn’t one of them. The former Minnesota governor’s low public profile puts him far behind other more established national party figures in the early courtship of voters, […]

GOP wannabes pan Obama’s budget plan

GOP wannabes pan Obama’s budget plan

The Republicans vying to challenge President Barack Obama next year are universally panning his budget proposal as political gimmickry and another example of his inability to lead. The likely candidates lined up Wednesday against Obama’s budget proposal, which would cut the federal deficit by $4 trillion over 12 years by eliminating health care fraud, raising […]

The Trump Doctrine?

The Trump Doctrine?

Call it the Trump Doctrine. The next time America is called upon to act as global policeman, expect a bill from Uncle Sam. Property developer, reality TV star and would-be Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he’d apply his business acumen to geopolitics if he wins the White House. A cultural phenomenon known as “The […]

Pawlenty not running for President…yet

Pawlenty not running for President…yet

Former Minnesota Republican Governor Tim Pawlenty told a CNN interviewer on Tuesday he was “focusing on running for president” but was not ready to make a formal announcement. Asked whether, hypothetically, he would consider being vice president with someone like Donald Trump at the top of the ticket, Pawlenty replied: “I’m running for president. I’m […]

Romney officially in White House race

Romney officially in White House race

Republican heavyweight Mitt Romney entered the 2012 race for the White House on Monday, forming an exploratory committee to raise money for a challenge to President Barack Obama. Romney, an unsuccessful presidential contender in 2008, opens his campaign as a well-funded early front-runner to Obama, a Democrat. He scores high in opinion polls against other […]

Obama set to kick off 2012 fundraising

Obama set to kick off 2012 fundraising

President Barack Obama will kick off his 2012 campaign fundraising efforts later this week in his hometown of Chicago, which will also serve as the headquarters for his campaign. The president, who raised a whopping $750 million in 2008 and may raise as much as $1 billion this time around, formally announced his re-election last […]