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Why Obama’s Super Pac went back to drawing board

Why Obama’s Super Pac went back to drawing board

In early January, President Barack Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina called David Axelrod, the president’s top strategist, into his Chicago office and started writing on a white board. On one…

Obama’s scaled-down American dream

Obama’s scaled-down American dream

This time around, President Barack Obama’s message can sound decidedly down-to-earth. Four years after winning the White House, Obama is dealing with a different economic and political reality as he…

Lies, damn lies and the auto bailout squirm

Lies, damn lies and the auto bailout squirm

Michigan has become squirm central for Republican presidential candidates who are trying to explain their opposition to the auto bailout before the big primary in the home of automakers. Their…

Super pacs: The new power base for the GOP

Super pacs: The new power base for the GOP

An unmistakable dynamic is playing out in the money game among Republican presidential candidates: New “super” political action committees are growing more powerful than the campaigns they support. For two…

Santorum finds campaign gold in social issues

Santorum finds campaign gold in social issues

Philosophical differences between the top two Republican presidential candidates are becoming starker as Rick Santorum drives harder on religious and social issues that Mitt Romney rarely discusses in detail. In…

Why Rick Santorum connects with voters

Why Rick Santorum connects with voters

Sporting his signature sweater vest and telling stories of his coal miner grandfather, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has struck a chord in the Rust Belt that is helping propel…

Obama: Unfinished business is job one for term two

Obama: Unfinished business is job one for term two

President Barack Obama sought on Thursday to stoke enthusiasm in California about his 2012 re-election drive, saying he wanted another chance to overhaul immigration and tackle climate change with a…

Santorum got rich after leaving Senate

Santorum got rich after leaving Senate

Rick Santorum grew wealthy over his four years working as a corporate consultant and media commentator after leaving the Senate in 2006, his newly released federal tax returns show. He…

Santorum: Aspirin? We don’t need no stinkin’ aspirin

Santorum: Aspirin? We don’t need no stinkin’ aspirin

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is distancing himself from a high-profile supporter’s comments about contraception. The main donor behind Santorum’s “super PAC,” Foster Friess (freeze), said on MSNBC on Thursday…

Is Santorum surging again?

Is Santorum surging again?

While former Minnesota Gov. Mitt Romney worked to neutralize former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich, the other “former” in the race — one time Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum —…