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Mourdock Defeats Lugar in GOP Indiana Senate Primary

Mourdock Defeats Lugar in GOP Indiana Senate Primary

Mourdock for Senate(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Richard Lugar, the third-longest-serving member of the Senate, went down in a primary defeat Tuesday night to his Tea Party-backed opponent in the Republican primary.State Treasurer Richard Mourdock, backed by Te…

Mitt Romney’s 3-State Win Edges Toward Delegate Clinch

Mitt Romney’s 3-State Win Edges Toward Delegate Clinch

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — It was a sweep for Mitt Romney in the presidential primaries in Indiana, West Virginia and North Carolina Tuesday. With three more victories under his belt, Romney moves closer to reaching the 1,144 delegate…

Gov. Bob McDonnell Shakes Off VP Talk

Gov. Bob McDonnell Shakes Off VP Talk

Kris Connor/Getty Images(ANNANDALE, Va.) — Asked if he was hoping to play a supporting role on the GOP ticket with Mitt Romney this fall, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell widely grinned as he brushed off a reporter’s suggestion at a Virginia stop Tue…

Rick Santorum Formally Endorses Mitt Romney

Rick Santorum Formally Endorses Mitt Romney

AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Rick Santorum has officially endorsed Mitt Romney, and notified his supporters in an email sent Monday night.In the email, the former presidential candidate cited his Friday meeting with Romney in his hometown of Pittsburg…

Romney Stalls in Response to Obama Treason Comment

Romney Stalls in Response to Obama Treason Comment

Jim Rogash/Getty Images(EUCLID, Ohio) — Mitt Romney ignored the comment of a woman at an Ohio town hall event who suggested that President Obama be charged with treason, a crime punishable by death.At the gathering outside Cleveland, the woman stood u…

GOP Address: Sen. Bob Corker Calls for Tax Reform and Preserving Free Enterprise

GOP Address: Sen. Bob Corker Calls for Tax Reform and Preserving Free Enterprise

US Senate(WASHINGTON ) — Republicans in Congress have long accused the Obama Administration and Democrats for mismanaging the federal budget, and Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee does not depart from that trend in this week’s Republican address.Recalling …

Biden Ribs Republicans, Romney on Women’s Issues

Biden Ribs Republicans, Romney on Women’s Issues

ABC News(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden Friday told a group of 400 women leaders from the YWCA that Republicans — and by implication, presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney — are undermining efforts to get more women back to work and close the …

Newt Gingrich Ends Presidential Campaign

Newt Gingrich Ends Presidential Campaign

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(ARLINGTON, Va.) — Newt Gingrich officially ended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination Wednesday.“Today I’m suspending the campaign, but suspending the campaign doesn’t mean suspending …

Christie Says Romney Might Convince Him to Be Veep

Christie Says Romney Might Convince Him to Be Veep

Ramin Talaie/Bloomberg via Getty Images(PLAINSBORO, N.J.) — Chris Christie has said he’s “not looking to become vice president,” but the New Jersey governor said Monday  presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney might be able to convi…

Rupert Murdoch’s Co. and Execs Give Cash to Both Parties

Rupert Murdoch’s Co. and Execs Give Cash to Both Parties

WILLIAM WEST/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Across the pond, Brits are focused on the inquiry into the ways that media mogul Rupert Murdoch used his news empire to exert influence on the British government.In the U.S., the open government website Politi…

Texas Gov. Perry Endorses Romney

Texas Gov. Perry Endorses Romney

ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images(AUSTIN, Texas) — Texas Governor Rick Perry endorsed Mitt Romney Wednesday, ahead of Newt Gingrich dropping out of the race, which is expected to happen next week.“Mitt Romney has earned the Republican Presidential nom…

Mitt Romney Sweeps Northeastern Primaries

Mitt Romney Sweeps Northeastern Primaries

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney won the primaries in Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware, New York and Pennsylvania Tuesday night, padding his already seemingly insurmountable delegate lead in the Republican presidential nominatio…

Gingrich Calls Romney’s Planned Speech ‘Presumptuous’ and ‘Insulting’

Gingrich Calls Romney’s Planned Speech ‘Presumptuous’ and ‘Insulting’

Ethan Miller/Jessica McGowan/Getty Images(CONCORD, N.C.) — Hinging his troubled and indebted campaign on a hoped for win in Delaware Tuesday night, Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told reporters following him in North Carolina that he …

Gingrich North Carolina Stops Called Off, Then On Again

Gingrich North Carolina Stops Called Off, Then On Again

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Newt Gingrich campaign found itself in a state of confusion Friday night when reports surfaced that  Gingrich would cancel all of his stops in North Carolina next week, fueling suggestions th…

Gingrich North Carolina Stops Called Off, Then On Again

Gingrich North Carolina Stops Called Off, Then On Again

Peter Foley/Bloomberg via Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The Newt Gingrich campaign found itself in a state of confusion Friday night when reports surfaced that  Gingrich would cancel all of his stops in North Carolina next week, fueling suggestions th…

Jon Huntsman Describes Mitt Romney’s ‘Trust Deficit’

Jon Huntsman Describes Mitt Romney’s ‘Trust Deficit’

Darren McCollester/Getty Images(BOSTON) — Jon Huntsman sounded more like an independent candidate for president (which he is not) than somebody who has endorsed Mitt Romney (which he has) in a speech Thursday at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government….

Marco Rubio Pushes His Own DREAM Act

Marco Rubio Pushes His Own DREAM Act

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wants his party to take a more compassionate approach to the issue of immigration. And he wants to start by changing the immigration laws to allow children of illegal immigrants with a cl…

House Passes Small Business Tax Cut

House Passes Small Business Tax Cut

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives voted Thursday to pass a $46 billion small business tax cut that Republicans hope will lead to economic growth by enabling entrepreneurs to deduct 20 percent of their income. Democrats …

Romney Predicts GOP Takes Back North Carolina in November

Romney Predicts GOP Takes Back North Carolina in November

JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — With the site of the Democratic National Convention behind him, Mitt Romney Wednesday looked forward to this fall, predicting a win in the crucial state of North Carolina and previewing what he believes …

House Approves Another Short-Term Highway Extension

House Approves Another Short-Term Highway Extension

Hemera/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — The House of Representatives voted Wednesday afternoon to overwhelmingly approve another 90-day extension of the highway bill, enabling the divided Congress to move forward on negotiations on a long-term agreement.The b…

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