Mitt Romney needed convincing victories Tuesday to cement his status as the front-runner — and he got them. With big wins in Maryland and Washington, D.C., and a big enough victory in Wisconsin, the other Republicans still in the race will have a hard time convincing voters and donors they remain relevant.
In the 2012 election, the Republican primary contest has shifted to Illinois. It's the latest state where voters are trying to choose from among the four, remaining mainstream Republican candidates, including Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.
Newt Gingrich is committed to making sure Mitt Romney isn't the Republican nominee for president of the United States. But on Tuesday, he failed to win two states that many had said were crucial to his victory.
Mitt Romney's gotten good news in the latest polls. His support is trending upward, buoyed by a series of a high profile endorsements. But Newt Gingrich is seeing an uptick in support as well, especially in southern states.
As Super Tuesday elections approach, three battleground states that are home to large populations of America's blue collar workers will be in play. But blue collar workers are swing group, economically liberal, socially conservative. So just who will they support next week, as well as in November.
Mitt Romney won the Arizona primary handily and eked out a victory in Michigan, giving him two victories he badly needed to help him build lost momentum in the race to win the Republican presidential nomination.
Armed with devoted grassroots support, Representative Ron Paul, R-Texas, launched a dynamic conservative movement along with his 2008 presidential bid. He lost the GOP nomination, but Paul is hosting a rally, the Campaign for Liberty's Rally of the Republic, in Minneapolis, opposite the official Republican National Convention.
Right now the center of attention for politically frustrated conservatives is Nashville, Tenn., as the Tea Party Convention rolls on to day two. We ask the Texas Congressman what he thinks of the Tea Parties, and what future he sees for them.
Key primary races in Kentucky, Arkansas and Pennsylvania may serve to illustrate whether anti-incumbent sentiment is changing the political winds. New York Times' Marcus Mabry and WNYC's Charlie Herman join us.
Last night eight Republican presidential candidates gathered at the Iowa State University in Ames for a televised debate. Who said what, and which candidate fared best? We're talking with Michael Shear, writer for The Caucus blog for The New York Times.