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With Santorum out, Romney still faces distractions from Gingrich, Paul

With Santorum out, Romney still faces distractions from Gingrich, Paul

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum’s surprise withdrawal from the GOP Presidential sweepstakes Tuesday leaves the road more or less clear for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to wrap up the nomination by June. But Romney is not home free.  Backbenchers Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul remain in the race and while neither has a chance […]

Santorum sure sounded like a moderate in 2006

Santorum sure sounded like a moderate in 2006

Rick Santorum boasts that his deep conservative values make him a stronger challenger against President Barack Obama this fall than likely GOP nominee Mitt Romney. It’s an argument he is making in his home state of Pennsylvania, where a primary victory in two weeks is critical to a campaign already seen by many as all […]

Study says Obamacare increases nation’s deficit

Study says Obamacare increases nation’s deficit

Reigniting a debate about the bottom line for President Barack Obama’s health care law, a leading conservative economist estimates in a study to be released Tuesday that the overhaul will add at least $340 billion to the deficit, not reduce it. Charles Blahous, who serves as public trustee overseeing Medicare and Social Security finances, also […]

With nomination almost secure, Romney’s to-do list is growing

With nomination almost secure, Romney’s to-do list is growing

Mitt Romney faces a daunting to-do list as he transitions into the role of likely Republican presidential nominee. Among the tasks: Raise as much money as possible for the general election campaign against President Barack Obama. Hire more people and send them to the most critical states in the fall race. Hone his message to […]

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.” […]

For Romney, the full focus is now on Obama and November

For Romney, the full focus is now on Obama and November

For all practical purposes, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney captured the Republican nomination for President Tuesday, sweeping primaries in Wisconsin, Maryland and the District of Columbia and passing the halfway point in securing the delegates needed for nomination. Having dispatched a multitude of on-again, off-again pretenders to the GOP throne, Romney can now turn his […]

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, […]