Oct 28, 2011 8:46AM ET
Cartoonist Steve Breen on the Republican hopefuls.
Oct 28, 2011 8:44AM ET
Rep. Michele Bachmann owes much of the support that fuelled her presidential campaign to her ties to the Tea Party, but she is now finding out that the fiercely decentralized movement can be a double-edged sword.
Oct 28, 2011 7:56AM ET
In a Politico profile, White House chief of staff Bill Daley describes what the president needs to do to get reelected, and the bar appears pretty high.
Oct 28, 2011 7:52AM ET
In all the drama of the 2012 Republican primary, The Daily Show host centered in on the mystery of Mitt Romney's ever-steady results in the polls: "How has he managed to neither gain nor lose support?"
Oct 28, 2011 5:39AM ET
With less than a month to go before the deadline to produce a debt deal, it appears that the Congressional deficit-reduction committee is nowhere close to a deal.
Oct 27, 2011 7:16PM ET
Ron Paul can't get any attention despite fundraising and organizing successes, while Herman Cain is getting too much attention despite fundraising and organizing failures.
Oct 27, 2011 4:15PM ET
The federal government's IT department is supposed to be an apolitical, technocratic regime. But blunders on two federal websites are turning it into a political lighting rod for President Obama.
Oct 27, 2011 4:02PM ET
Check out this photo of a volunteer meeting for the Elizabeth Warren campaign that's being passed around today.
Oct 27, 2011 2:22PM ET
President Obama, it seems, is well within the tradition of American presidents who got stuck with a foreign policy catchphrase not of their making.
Oct 27, 2011 11:16AM ET
What's a bigger danger to Rick Perry: that he goes to more primary debates and says stupid stuff, or that he skips the debates and -- the horror -- Mitt Romney calls him a fraidy cat?
Oct 27, 2011 10:48AM ET
In today's adventures in hypotheticals, Hillary Clinton has got the 2012 election all wrapped up according to Time.
Oct 27, 2011 10:15AM ET
With only weeks to find a compromise, there's a trillion dollar gap between the deficit-reduction plans proposed by Democrats and Republicans on the Super Committee
Oct 27, 2011 9:44AM ET
Herman Cain says he can fix the economy just like he fixed Godfather's pizza, but his record as a manager of his own campaign is grim.
Oct 27, 2011 9:04AM ET
Even though Donald Trump called Rick Perry's birtherism hints a "positive thing," he didn't seem sure that the tactic was great in the long run, according to comments he made last night to Piers Morgan.
Oct 27, 2011 9:03AM ET
Cartoonist Tom Toles pokes holes in Rick Perry's tax plan.
Oct 27, 2011 8:47AM ET
Mitt Romney has stepped in it again, this time in Ohio where he appeared to back off his support for a controversial anti-union bill, then quickly pivoted again say he's for it "110 percent."
Oct 26, 2011 6:40PM ET
Earlier today, Democrats leaked a $3 trillion deficit-reduction package to the Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, Dow Jones and Reuters but in each case, one major government expense was not mentioned: defense spending.
Oct 26, 2011 6:30PM ET
House Democrats are blocking their Republican colleagues from using Obamacare in letters mailed on the taxpayer's dime to voters, but who made up the term in the first place?
Oct 26, 2011 5:14PM ET
Arguing that Obamacare is at this point a derogatory term, House Democrats want to ban the term from mailers sent from Congressional offices, reports Roll Call's Jonathan Strong.
Oct 26, 2011 4:23PM ET
Congress has had low approval ratings for so long that Sen. John McCain has been able to recycle the same at least 27 times in the last five years.
Oct 26, 2011 3:53PM ET
Herman Cain likes to keep his advisers secret, but perhaps his campaign realized national security was a bit of a weakness after Afghan president Hamid Karzai made fun of his problems with geography, because his foreign policy team was revealed Wednesday.
Oct 26, 2011 2:58PM ET
Rick Perry explained that he isn't trying to reignite the birther issue, "I was having some fun with Donald Trump," in an interview with Tampa Bay's Bay News 9.
Oct 26, 2011 1:52PM ET
Super Committee Democrats tasked with finding $1.2 trillion in budget savings have news of for Republicans: How 'bout $3 trillion in savings?
Oct 26, 2011 12:25PM ET
Anti-Mitt Romney sentiment has proved so stubborn it prompted talk radio host Hugh Hewitt to wonder why "so many conservatives hate him" -- but Hewitt can take comfort in the fact that so many Washington lobbyists think Romney's pretty great.
Oct 26, 2011 10:45AM ET
Social issues have been mostly ignored nationally this year as Congress and presidential candidates fight over government spending, but on the state level, the fight over sex hasn't gone away.
Oct 26, 2011 9:01AM ET
Herman Cain has a personal reason for wanting a simpler tax code: he missed paying his Georgia state income taxes in 2006, "prompting Georgia to file a tax lien against him that wasn’t settled until late 2008," The Daily Beast's Daniel Stone reports.
Oct 26, 2011 8:41AM ET
In Iowa, as Politico reported, Rick Perry is debuting new ads geared to tout his job-creating prowess, and the message is a stark contrast to his pulse-pounding, sci-fi thriller web trailer he released a few weeks ago.
Oct 26, 2011 8:00AM ET
The reverend and MSNBC host explains his new-found love for Twitter and a long-time admiration for Fox News's Bill O'Reilly.
Oct 26, 2011 7:26AM ET
Barack Obama made his second visit as a sitting president to The Tonight Show with Jay Leno to talk about serious topics (Libya, Iraq, Osama bin Laden) and also goof on the Republican presidential candidates.
Oct 25, 2011 5:33PM ET
President Obama will compare the Republican primary to a reality TV show while sitting on the couch of The Tonight Show with Jay Leno on Tuesday evening.