Dec 8, 2011 10:12AM ET
Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu and former Missouri Sen. Jim Talent held a conference call with reporters on Thursday morning that was supposed to be about how Newt Gingrich criticized a Republican plan to overhaul Medicare as "right-wing social engineering," but it was really about Gingrich being a jerk.
Dec 8, 2011 9:10AM ET
Ouch, Newt Gingrich's gay sister, Candace Gingrich-Jones told Rachel Maddow yester-night that she wouldn't be voting for her brother should he snag the nomination--her snag being his anti-gay rights position.
Dec 8, 2011 7:57AM ET
Cartoonist Tom Toles on the bipartisan demand for Roosevelts.
Dec 7, 2011 4:18PM ET
We've noted the history of Donald Trump's image in New York tabloids, but it's the glossy magazines that tend to portray Trump the way he wants his public persona to be seen -- and in the last decade, that's meant a loud, rich, rap star-playboy-CEO.
Dec 7, 2011 2:50PM ET
As the Republican presidential race heats up, that can only mean more ads. In the inaugural Ad Watch, here are today's newest campaign appeals.
Dec 7, 2011 2:20PM ET
After Mitt Romney criticized Barack Obama for his plans to go on his annual Hawaii vacation over Christmas, the President announced today he won't be travelling to the island paradise but said it's because he needs to stay in D.C. to work on extending a the payroll tax break.
Dec 7, 2011 1:43PM ET
Rod Blagojevich, who's managed to avoid jail time since infamously trying to sell then-congressman Obama's Senate seat, was sentenced to 14 years in prison on Wednesday.
Dec 7, 2011 1:41PM ET
Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius overruled the FDA today on making the morning-after contraception pill available to teens under 17-years-old without a prescription
Dec 7, 2011 12:23PM ET
The Republican presidential candidates, addressing the Republican Jewish Coalition forum, struggled to find a way to distinguish their foreign policy ideas from President Obama's without saying something like, "Osama bin Laden should still be alive." But they still had a few ideas.
Dec 7, 2011 11:45AM ET
As the clock winds down to holiday recess, portions of the GOP are in revolt over plans to extend a payroll tax cut to millions of Americans—a dispute reaching the highest rungs of the party.
Dec 7, 2011 9:35AM ET
President Obama's reelection team took Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign as seriously as Gingrich did -- which appears to be not all that seriously.
Dec 7, 2011 8:55AM ET
Even though a fake email last night announcing the Service Employees International Union's un-endorsement of President Obama's reelection was quickly contained, the hoaxer himself refused the drop his act with political reporters even when confronted over the phone.
Dec 6, 2011 5:35PM ET
Mitt Romney criticized President Obama today for planning a trip to Hawaii (where he grew up) for the holidays, but The Boston Globe's Glen Johnson points out that Romney himself vacationed in Hawaii just last Christmas.
Dec 6, 2011 5:09PM ET
They may be the two most prominent Tea Party freshmen in the Senate but their foreign policy views are an ocean apart—and things are starting to get testy.
Dec 6, 2011 4:33PM ET
The Players: Joe Klein, a Time columnist currently wondering why Republicans don't seem to like Mitt Romney; John McCain, a former presidential candidate who once was a Republican who didn't love Romney
Dec 6, 2011 3:57PM ET
Though Herman Cain suspended his campaign Saturday, the money his fans donated -- possibly millios of dollars -- is still good, and he can use it nearly however he wants as long as he doesn't directly pay himself.
Dec 6, 2011 3:51PM ET
A couple GOP strategists, Ari Fleischer and Nicholas Thompson, have some words of advice on how best to attack the president: stick to branding him a flip-flopper and skip the personal critiques because people actually like the president as a person.
Dec 6, 2011 2:18PM ET
President Obama shares his latest thoughts on the economy with a crowd at Osawatomie High School and makes one almost funny joke about his Kansas roots.
Dec 6, 2011 1:15PM ET
In news to add to your Republican flip-floppiness mental cache, Newt Gingrich kind-of, sort-of, voiced his support of an individual healthcare mandate this morning on Glenn Beck's radio show.
Dec 6, 2011 12:40PM ET
It's funny how the only two Republican presidential hopefuls who consented to be photographed with Donald Trump are Newt Gingrich and Sarah Palin.
Dec 6, 2011 11:08AM ET
The Republican Party's internal class war between the haves and have-mores is getting heated as the soundbite driven small donors bitterly denounce the quieter party elite for picking a presidential candidate they don't like, Mitt Romney.
Dec 6, 2011 9:34AM ET
So far, the Republican presidential field has been slow to jump on Donald Trump's latest bandwagon.
Dec 6, 2011 8:55AM ET
Putting pressure on Congress to approve a payroll tax holiday by year's end, the White House unveiled a countdown clock on Monday ticking off the seconds to Dec. 31, but another deadline looms even larger: Holiday recess.
Dec 6, 2011 8:04AM ET
Cartoonist Tony Auth demystifies Newt Gingrich.
Dec 6, 2011 7:30AM ET
The poll of the day — an ABC News/The Washington Post survey of Iowa caucus voters — shows Newt Gingrich with a 15-point lead over Mitt Romney, who is now in a virtual tie with Ron Paul for second place.
Dec 6, 2011 6:01AM ET
With just a few short weeks remaining before the end of the 2011 session, Congress has passed its fewest number of bills in at least the last 10 non-election years.
Dec 6, 2011 5:27AM ET
Shortly before leaving the governor's office in Massachusetts, Mitt Romney's administration spent nearly $100,000 of state money to purge computer and email records, in an unprecedented attempt to wipe out the paper trail of tenure.
Dec 5, 2011 5:07PM ET
What could be a better holiday gift for reporters than Newt Gingrich becoming the frontrunner of the Republican presidential primary?
Dec 5, 2011 4:58PM ET
With Newtmentum still chugging along, Mitt Romney has unveiled a secret weapon to halt his sluggish polling: an endorsement from former vice president Dan Quayle?
Dec 5, 2011 2:33PM ET
Three hundred Herman Cain fans released a collective disappointed "awww" when their guy announced he was suspending his campaign, and now the race is on to see who can make those sad people smile again.