Dec 28, 2011 2:32PM ET
Newt Gingrich's campaign theme song should be the Lady Sovereign song that goes "love me or hate me, it's still an obsession." He is both the sixth-most admired man in America and the most polarizing Republican presidential candidate. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Dec 28, 2011 12:39PM ET
Ron Paul is the Charlie Brown of the Republican presidential primary.
Dec 28, 2011 11:00AM ET
The Former Pennsylvania Senator proved last night that old people saying dirty things is inherently funny.
Dec 28, 2011 10:42AM ET
"Ask Osama bin Laden" has become President Obama's catchphrase and policy when it comes to the fight against al-Qaeda, but the successful results of America's drone program only provide one answer--and perhaps it's not the only one we want.
Dec 28, 2011 10:33AM ET
Every single day Mitt Romney is thrust into a small talk nightmare in which he must chat with strangers and -- more horror -- every time he says something stupid it's caught on tape with the guarantee that people all over America will laugh at him
Dec 28, 2011 9:46AM ET
Journalists covering the Iowa caucus face a profound dilemma this New Year's Eve: Where are the good parties at in Des Moines?!
Dec 28, 2011 8:56AM ET
All it took was one documentary and the upcoming caucuses for the dwindling Republican hopeful to say the procedure isn't justifiable in rape, incest or when it's a danger to the mother's life.
Dec 28, 2011 7:48AM ET
Cartoonist Lisa Benson foresees a busy year for Republicans.
Dec 27, 2011 4:51PM ET
President Obama's job approval rating is inching upwards -- and while he loses to a generic Republican, voters are still skeptical of the current Republican lineup. Here's our guide to today's polls and why they matter.
Dec 27, 2011 4:47PM ET
The U.S. Treasury Department issued a report Tuesday saying they would not term China a "currency manipulator," despite widespread claims that the Chinese government keeps the value of the yuan artificially low
Dec 27, 2011 3:28PM ET
Ron Paul famously attracts supporters from all kinds of fringe causes -- the crunchy raw milk people, the scary white pride people -- but he has a history of hiring odd ducks to his staff, too.
Dec 27, 2011 2:38PM ET
The White House is reportedly expected to announce a request to raise the debt ceiling by another $1.2 trillion on Friday.
Dec 27, 2011 1:31PM ET
Ben Nelson announced his retirement in a YouTube video on Tuesday afternoon, not "a press conference back home in Nebraska," as Politico had reported earlier in the day.
Dec 27, 2011 11:50AM ET
Newt Gingrich is making his spokesman, R.C. Hammond, work really hard for his salary.
Dec 27, 2011 10:23AM ET
Christmas passed without a fallen snowflake at Go Daddy's Arizona headquarters, as the former supporter of the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) watched tens of thousands of customers flee its business.
Dec 27, 2011 9:59AM ET
Weekly Standard editor Bill Kristol is pleading -- for at least the third time -- for someone better to get in the Republican presidential primary at the last minute and save the party from the current candidates.
Dec 27, 2011 5:29AM ET
Of the 620 bills sponsored by Ron Paul during his long career in the House of Representatives, only four have ever made it to a vote on the House floor and only one became an actual law.
Dec 24, 2011 1:32PM ET
There's reason to suspect that Ron Paul could overcome meager poll numbers to compete in the Granite State, especially if he wins in Iowa.
Dec 24, 2011 11:21AM ET
The campaigns of two of the highest-profile alternatives to Mitt Romney failed to submit enough signatures to make the Republican primary ballot in Virginia.
Dec 24, 2011 10:28AM ET
The New York Times goes deep on the testy relationship between the mayor and the governor.
Dec 23, 2011 4:49PM ET
The Justice Department blocked a South Carolina law that would require voters present photo I.D., saying it would discriminate against minority voters, weighing in today for the first time on one of several new state laws seeking to combat voter fraud.
Dec 23, 2011 3:15PM ET
What has Sarah Palin been doing while no one was watching?
Dec 23, 2011 2:59PM ET
Rick Santorum makes a timely VH1 reference and Mitt Romney says happy totally normal Christmas.
Dec 23, 2011 1:57PM ET
One of Politico's sources says that the Donald is now a registered "independent" -- that's what you get for not showing up to his debate you spry GOP candidates, you!
Dec 23, 2011 1:50PM ET
Ron Paul's spokesman says the congressman never wrote a 1993 direct mailer bearing his signature that warns of a "coming race war." He only signed it, he says.
Dec 23, 2011 12:57PM ET
New Hampshire voters don't seem to like being asked to settle for Mitt Romney, asking him slightly-hostile questions at town halls that can be summed up as, What makes you think you're so awesome?
Dec 23, 2011 12:02PM ET
President Obama spoke, after nearly an hour's delay, about the payroll tax deal before heading to Hawaii for his Christmas vacation.
Dec 23, 2011 11:50AM ET
The personality trait President Obama says he most deplores in himself and others is not exactly one you'd expect from, presumably, one of the busiest people in the world: laziness.
Dec 23, 2011 10:28AM ET
They said they'd vote for it, and now they have: The House of Representatives just passed the two-month payroll tax extension after the Senate approved it earlier on Friday.
Dec 23, 2011 10:03AM ET
Ron Paul's fans finally got what they wanted -- the media has stopped ignoring Ron Paul -- but it hasn't been as fun as they hoped.