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  • Romney loyalists ponder a future with Trump

    As the GOP struggles to figure out what to do with Donald Trump, several hundred top donors and strategists get conflicting messages that embody the perils posed by the party’s …


  • Dana Milbank: What tax tricks are up Trump’s sleeve?

    Trump has been refusing to release his tax returns, and we have a pretty good idea why: He has been feeding at the public trough.


  • Clinton, Romney challenge Trump on withheld tax returns

    Democratic presidential front-runner Hillary Clinton took aim at Donald Trump on taxes Wednesday and quickly found an unlikely ally: 2012 Republican nominee Mitt Romney.


  • Romney to vote for Cruz in Utah caucuses

    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says he will vote for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz in the upcoming caucuses in his home state of Utah.


  • Mitt Romney making robo calls for Kasich, Rubio

    Mitt Romney is delivering his anti-Donald Trump message directly to voters in Michigan, recording robo calls on behalf of Marco Rubio and John Kasich.


  • Mitt Romney says he will not run for president

    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney says there are “no circumstances” in which he will join the 2016 race for the White House, even as he calls for an alternative …


  • Mitt Romney says safe future ‘greatly diminished’ with Donald Trump

    Former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney said Thursday that the prospects for a safe future are “greatly diminished” if Donald Trump becomes the Republican nominee for president.


  • Mitt Romney lasts 2 rounds against Holyfield in boxing match

    SALT LAKE CITY — Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and five-time heavyweight boxing champion Evander Holyfield squared off in the ring Friday at a charity fight night event in …


  • Former GOP nominee Romney will not run for president in ‘16

    WASHINGTON (AP) — After a three-week flirtation with a new campaign for the White House, Mitt Romney announced Friday that he will not seek the presidency in 2016.


  • Doug Clark: Contest searches for signs of political placard pollution

    Raise your hand if you’ve ever voted for someone because of a campaign sign. Thought so.


  • Obama re-election now constitutional

    OLYMPIA – Forget what the news media told you six weeks ago: Barack Obama was elected to his second term as president Monday. His election was finalized through a process …


  • Spin Control: Secessionists miss mark wide right

    After spending the Apple Cup as a Cougar fan in the midst of Huskies, it strikes me that would-be secessionists could learn a lot from the annual intrastate rivalry. That’s …


  • Pollster: Latino voters boosted Inslee

    If pollster Matt Barreto is right, then Latino voters in Washington were one of the key factors in Gov.-elect Jay Inslee’s win over Republican candidate Rob McKenna.


  • Obama, Boehner look to compromise

    WASHINGTON – One day after a bruising, mixed-verdict election, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner both pledged Wednesday to seek a compromise to avert looming spending cuts …


  • Republicans wonder where party is headed

    WASHINGTON – Having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, Republicans plunged Wednesday into an intense period of self-examination, blame-setting and testy debate over whether …


  • ELECTION 2012: Key national races

    Get the latest developments on the presidential race and control of Congress.


  • Suspense to the end, Obama, Romney yield to voters

    WASHINGTON — Two fierce competitors who’ve given their all, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney now yield center stage to voters today for an Election Day choice that will …


  • Pro-Proposition 1, 2, 3 ad uses Romney anti-teachers union quote

    BOISE – A new TV commercial in Idaho’s school reform fight makes it appear that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has weighed in on Idaho’s ballot propositions. The commercial uses …


  • Ad suggests Romney weighs in on Idaho measures

    A new TV commercial in Idaho’s school reform fight makes it appear that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has weighed in on Idaho’s ballot propositions.


  • Abortion re-enters discussion after awkward remark

    WASHINGTON – Just as Mitt Romney and other Republicans had cut into the Democrats’ advantage with female voters, a tea party-backed Senate candidate’s awkward remark – that if rape leads …


  • Obama energized in second debate

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — An aggressive President Barack Obama accused challenger Mitt Romney of favoring a “one-point plan” to help the rich in America and playing politics with the deadly terrorist …


  • Ryan, Biden interrupt one another

    DANVILLE, Ky. — At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate. “That …


  • Romney, Obama come out swinging

    DENVER – In a showdown at close quarters, an aggressive Mitt Romney sparred with President Barack Obama in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps …


  • No zingers as debate dealt with big issues

    Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was more passionate in Wednesday night’s debate than some Republicans expected. President Barack Obama was more reserved than some Democrats expected. Neither produced a signature …


  • Debate claims a bit sketchy

    WASHINGTON – As President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney rhetorically sparred in Wednesday night’s televised debate, both candidates exhibited a propensity toward misstatements, falsehoods and exaggerations. From the …


  • Obama, Romney clash in first debate

    DENVER — In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps …


  • Eastwood whips up RNC crowd

    TAMPA, Fla. — Clint Eastwood whipped up the crowd at the Republican National Convention ahead of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech.


  • Republican convention is in full-throated roar

    TAMPA, Fla. — With the Republican National Convention at last in full-throated roar, nominee Mitt Romney and his team reached out today to connect with critical voting groups — veterans, …


  • Ann Romney, Christie on deck at GOP convention

    TAMPA, Fla. — Republicans eagerly looked to showcase Mitt Romney as a man who understands everyday Americans and a leader who can fix the economy, with GOP National Convention speeches …


  • McMorris Rodgers now listed as gathering’s host

    U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ role in the Republican National Convention has grown significantly in the revised schedule announced Sunday. McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., was expected to give a seven-minute speech …

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