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.
Dec 5, 2011 2:14PM ET
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday afternoon will offer a new Democratic proposal to expand a payroll-tax cut for employees while tweaking how the bill is paid for in a nod to Republican concerns.
Dec 5, 2011 2:13PM ET
President Obama spoke in the White House briefing room today, once again urging Congress to extend this year's payroll tax cut into 2012.
Dec 5, 2011 1:21PM ET
"One time we were having sex, and I was looking up at the ceiling, thinking about, ‘What am I going to buy at the grocery store tomorrow?'" Ginger White tells the Daily Beast, not at all sounding like someone who is exhausted and humiliated by the media circuit.
Dec 5, 2011 11:43AM ET
Donald Trump's efforts to squeeze himself back into the news cycle seem to be paying off. Now he's caught people's attention by berating an MSNBC host about all the people calling his office.
Dec 5, 2011 11:39AM ET
The 2012 Republican primary probably won't be much like the 2008 Democratic primary, but Mitt Romney's campaign is organizing just in case the nomination fight against Newt Gingrich lasts all the way into the spring.
Dec 5, 2011 9:47AM ET
A softer, gentler Newt Gingrich was on display in his new Reaganesque TV spot that started running in Iowa today.
Dec 5, 2011 8:45AM ET
After declining invitations to the Donald Trump-moderated reality television show Newsmax debate, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman got speared by Trump on the Today show.
Dec 5, 2011 5:02AM ET
In a move that is not totally surprising, but that could provide a big boost of energy to his surging campaign, Newt Gingrich is about to receive an endorsement from recently deposed presidential candidate Herman Cain.
Dec 4, 2011 12:48PM ET
Newt Gingrich has the lead in Iowa, and has taken a big chunk of support from Mitt Romney in New Hampshire, new polls say.
Dec 4, 2011 10:00AM ET
As climate-change science moves in one direction, Republicans in Congress are moving in another. Why?
Dec 3, 2011 11:50AM ET
Herman Cain, Godfather pizza CEO, 999-coiner, alleged sexual harasser and affair-haver, has "suspended" his campaign for president.