The air of inevitability behind the Mitt Romney campaign is slowly leaking away. But while he's having trouble, he still has more money and better organization than any of his opponents. Can Rick Santorum be the true alternative to Romney, or will he whither under the weight of Super PAC-funded attacks.
Republicans have had run-ins with songwriters and bands for using their music at campaign events. Mitt Romney got dinged for using a K'Naan song, while Newt Gingrich was asked to stop using "Eye of the Tiger."
On Tuesday, President Barack Obama indicated he would get behind the effort to build up Democratic Super PACs to compete with the tsunami of Super PAC money generated by Republicans — something he's previously refused to do.
Back in 2008, climate change was an issue Sen. John McCain and then-Sen. Barack Obama mostly agreed on. It was real and needed to be dealt with. Today, it's an issue that Obama and his Republican challengers agree shouldn't be talked about. Thus are the politics of climate change in a time of economic stagnation.
Rick Santorum was the unquestioned winner on Wednesday night. When the results came in, he'd earned big victories in the Minnesota caucus and Missouri primary and a narrower, but still substantial, victory in the Colorado caucus.
Gov. Mitt Romney is taking heat for his previous actions around access to birth control, while President Barack Obama takes criticism for a new mandate requiring religious-affiliated health plans to offer access to contraception.
As the middle class increasingly feels pressed from the bottom and the top, comments on CNN by Mitt Romney about not being concerned with the very poor have prompted a discussion about just what it is that is holding back the middle class — and the poor as well.
Vladimir Putin, the former Russian president who is once again running for the office, is facing a wave of popular opposition to him claiming a third and potentially fourth term as Russia's president. Still, he's expected to win the election.
Nevada and Maine will both hold caucuses this weekend to help determine who will win the Republican nomination to face Barack Obama in the presidential election. The candidates are concentrating on Nevada, where Mitt Romney received an endorsement from Donald Trump on Thursday
Despite a resounding defeat in Florida, Newt Gingrich was looking for positives on Tuesday night, declaring that it was a two-man race and he was staying in until the end. Some political experts, however, say he'll have a tough road ahead of him.