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Bachmann drops out of GOP race; Perry stays in it

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann canceled her campaign trip to South Carolina today after a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses.


UPDATED: Tue., Jan. 3, 2012, 8:37 p.m.

Romney, Santorum neck and neck in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney waged a seesaw battle for supremacy in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucuses late Tuesday night, the opening round of a campaign …


George W. Bush barely mentioned in GOP campaign

A funny thing happened recently in the presidential campaign in Iowa: The last Republican president’s name actually surfaced.


In pursuit, GOP contenders rumble through Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney carried himself today like a man with the party nomination in hand, even before the first votes have been cast, while a newly unearthed memo …


Coming to a debate near you - ‘The Donald’

Real estate mogul Donald Trump will moderate a Republican presidential debate in Iowa a week before the state holds the first in the nation caucuses.


After gaffe, Rick Perry says campaign will go on

Rick Perry says he “stepped in it” when he couldn’t remember the third federal department he would cut if elected, but insisted the debate blunder wouldn’t force him out of …


Depiction of zombie Obama shot in head draws fire

RICHMOND, Va. — A Republican committee Halloween-themed graphic in Virginia featuring a zombie President Barack Obama with a bullet hole in his forehead has provoked condemnations from the left and …


McMorris Rodgers defends GOP line on economy, Medicare

Turns out that Spokane politics mirror the rancor in the other Washington. More than 600 people jammed the Lincoln Center on Wednesday night to boo or cheer Rep. Cathy McMorris …


Poll: GOP voters feeling better about prez choices

Republicans party elders are still grousing about the GOP choices for president — but the voters who will choose the nominee are growing more satisfied with the possibilities with Texas …


Huckabee opts to stay out of the fray

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said Saturday he won’t seek the Republican presidential nomination, choosing to stick with a lucrative career as a television and radio …


GOP chief Michael Steele drops re-election bid

Embattled GOP Chairman Michael Steele dropped his re-election bid today amid declining support as the Republican National Committee, coming off huge election victories but facing a $22 million debt and …


Florida governor drops GOP for Senate run

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. – Former GOP darling Gov. Charlie Crist defected from the Republican Party on Thursday to run as an independent for U.S. Senate after months of being ripped …


Attacks on census worry Republicans

WASHINGTON – According to many writers in the conservative blogosphere, the census taker is second only to the taxman as the pre-eminent symbol of big government intrusion. Now several prominent …


U.S. Rep. McMorris Rodgers to run again

Republican U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers said she will seek re-election to a fourth term from Washington’s 5th Congressional District.


Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP and the fanatical right

“At some point, you have to use the word ‘crazy.’ “It will not surprise you to hear that the speaker is referring to extremists within the tea party movement. What …


Obama invites GOP to health talk

WASHINGTON – In the first major step to revive his health care agenda after his party’s loss of a filibuster-proof Senate majority, President Barack Obama on Sunday invited Republican and …


Kathleen Parker: Win changes game for GOP, too

There will be much harrumphing and punditry in the next few days about the meaning of Scott Brown’s victory and his phenomenal campaign for Ted Kennedy’s U.S. Senate seat. How, …


GOP chairman doesn’t expect to get majority

WASHINGTON – GOP Chairman Michael Steele thinks Republicans have “screwed up” for the most part in the years since Ronald Reagan was president. And, he adds in an interview on …


Kathleen Parker: Bridging GOP’s racial chasm

COLUMBIA, S.C. – When people think of South Carolina, they think of … I know, Comedy Central. Really, shouldn’t Jon Stewart send South Carolinians a cut of his pay? What …


Leonard Pitts Jr.: GOP building platform on outlandish claims

My daughter was born in Los Angeles County on Sept. 4, 1990. I know this because I was there. Should that not be proof enough, I also have her birth …


Republicans elect first black chairman

WASHINGTON – Republicans on Friday elected former Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael Steele to lead their party, selecting the GOP’s first black national chairman. The outcome also signaled a clear break …


Kathleen Parker: Handicapping RNC hopefuls

When it comes to the six Republicans competing for lead dog of the GOP leadership, all are on point: They love Ronald Reagan, are pro-life, advocate small government, and promise …


David S. Broder: Republican party goes South

As a rule, a new president’s choice of a secretary of transportation makes few headlines, even when the appointee is a member of the opposition. In 2001, George W. Bush …