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GOP budget plan: A hot campaign issue

The new debt-slashing budget plan pushed by House Republicans heated up as a presidential campaign issue Sunday as the proposal's architect, Rep. Paul Ryan...

The GOP base: Stupid is as stupid does

In too many ways, the Republican Party deserves Rick Santorum. He's tailor-made for the right-wing fanatics, Bible-thumpers and racists that dominate the party of the...

Santorum cruises to expected win in Louisiana

Rick Santorum won the Louisiana Republican presidential primary Saturday, beating front-runner Mitt Romney in yet another conservative Southern state. "We're still here. We're still fighting....

Santorum looking for resurgence in Louisiana

Rick Santorum is looking to Louisiana for a much-needed rebound as Republican voters go to the polls Saturday in the state's GOP primary. The former...

Environmentalists wonder: What are Republicans smoking?

Mitt Romney says President Barack Obama blocked construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline as a gift to environmentalists. Newt Gingrich calls Obama "President...

‘Tis the political season to be silly

Silly-season pollen seems to have infected the campaign trail. On the Democratic side, the excitable Vice President Joe Biden made the jaw-dropping claim that the...

GOP establishment uniting to back Romney

The Republican establishment started to coalesce around Mitt Romney in earnest on Wednesday, with Jeb Bush and other leading Republicans pressuring Rick Santorum to...

Grueling campaign leaves candidates exhausted, mistake-prone

It's a good thing the GOP presidential race slows down from here: The candidates are even more tired than the voters. And, boy, does...

Romney sees Illinois win as turning point

Mitt Romney says he's "almost there" in his six-year pursuit of the Republican presidential nomination after defeating Rick Santorum in the Illinois GOP primary. "Tonight's...

GOP primary circus: Endless campaign still looking for a winner

Mitt Romney's methodical accumulation of Republican delegates is no thing of beauty, and the public is reacting in kind. The 2012 presidential race thus...