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Romney faces NAACP, booed for hitting ’Obamacare’

HOUSTON — Unflinching before the NAACP, Mitt Romney declared today he’d do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. He drew jeers when he lambasted the …


GOP plots 2013 strategy on health care repeal

WASHINGTON — Turned away at the Supreme Court, congressional Republicans sketched a strategy today to repeal the nation’s health care law in 2013 that requires a sweeping election victory carrying …


Obama win could cost Romney $5M in personal taxes

To see where the presidential candidates stand on taxing the rich, just look at how they’d tax themselves. Under his own proposal, Mitt Romney would pay half what he would …


GOP spends one hour talking about 15 seconds

TACOMA – An axiom of academic politics is that they tend to be very nasty because very little is at stake. The axiom can sometimes be applied to partisan or …


Recalling mission time with Romney

Mulloy Hansen had been a Mormon missionary in France for just a few months in early 1967 when he got word he was getting a new roommate and partner to …


Romney’s playbook on Bain unclear as attacks grow

The core of his presidential candidacy under attack, Mitt Romney has yet to shape a playbook to defend a quarter-century in the business world that created great riches for him …


Santorum, Gingrich expected to endorse Romney

WASHINGTON — Rick Santorum wants to ensure the GOP’s policy platform represents conservatives’ interests. Newt Gingrich wants help retiring his campaign debt and repairing his reputation. Both Republicans are expected …


Dana Milbank: Arizona law won’t help Romney

WASHINGTON – Aficionados of the Etch A Sketch will recall a certain flaw in the toy: If you use it often, some of the lines drawn no longer disappear when …


Romney wins five primaries

WASHINGTON – Mitt Romney laid claim to the fiercely contested Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night with a fistful of primary triumphs, then urged all who struggle in a shaky U.S. …


Romney remarks draw criticism

PHILADELPHIA – When President Barack Obama told a Russian leader that he could be “more flexible” after the election – during what he thought was a private conversation – Mitt …


What would Romney cut? Overheard conversation yields clues

When President Barack Obama told a Russian leader that he could be “more flexible” after the election _ during what he thought was a private conversation — Mitt Romney came …


UPDATED: Tue., April 10, 2012

Santorum suspends campaign for president

GETTYSBURG, Pa. — Bowing to the inevitable, Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination.


Politics puts Etch A Sketch back in the picture

TOLEDO, Ohio — The makers of Etch A Sketch are sending a big box of their toys to the presidential campaigns to say thanks for the publicity.


Big turnout, little agreement on candidates at GOP caucuses

A couple of decades after voting for independent presidential candidate Ross Perot, Greg Keller regrets the choice. Keller was one of nine participants in his precinct caucus Saturday morning at …


GOP turn out in force for local caucuses

A couple of decades after voting for independent presidential candidate Ross Perot, Greg Keller regrets the choice. Keller was one of nine participants in his precinct caucus Saturday morning at …


State caucuses to set tone for Super Tuesday vote

With the primaries in Arizona and Michigan history, the focus on the race to capture the Republican presidential nomination turns to Washington, and its position could be crucial. That’s because …


McMorris Rodgers pushing Romney for East Side visit

OLYMPIA – In this year’s volatile Republican presidential campaign, Mitt Romney’s success in the March 3 Washington caucuses may depend on how well he does in the two contests earlier …


GOP wave to bring Gingrich

The latest GOP presidential candidate to book an event in Spokane arguably has had the most impact on local and state politics: Newt Gingrich. The former Georgia congressman has a …


Spin Control: McMorris Rodgers for veep makes rounds

A political website in the other Washington suggests a certain congresswoman from this Washington could get the No. 2 spot on the GOP presidential ticket this fall. The Daily Caller …


GOP hopefuls organize in Washington state

SEATTLE – With the Republican Party’s seesaw presidential contest showing few signs of ending soon, Washington’s upcoming caucuses may be shaping up as a coveted prize. At least three of …


Romney’s tax rate 14%, returns show

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) — Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney paid about $3 million in federal income taxes in 2010, having earned more than seven times that from his investments. Those …


Rivals looking to chip away at Romney in NH

With Mitt Romney the overwhelming favorite, his five Republican opponents hoped to chip away at his dominance in today’s New Hampshire primary and finish well enough to challenge him again …


Seeking NH buzz, Romney, Santorum run at Obama

Each trying to sound every bit the nominee, Republican presidential candidates Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum looked past each other to run down President Barack Obama’s economic policies today as …


Mitt Romney celebrates narrow GOP win in Iowa

A squeaker of an Iowa victory in hand, Mitt Romney headed into the New Hampshire primary insisting that staying power sets him apart from runners-up Rick Santorum and Ron Paul …


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 …


Obama: Core philosophy of GOP candidates identical

In making the case for his re-election, President Barack Obama is arguing that it doesn’t matter who the Republicans nominate to run against him because the core philosophy of the …


Republicans starting to pile on Romney

With eyes on Mitt Romney, his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination prepared for what could be one of their last chances to level a devastating blow to the former …


With values like these, who needs bigotry?

I love a good “issue analysis.” Almost as much as a nice, righteous fistfight. Wouldn’t it be great if today’s Values Voters Summit delivered both?


UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 22, 2011

GOP debate: Contenders hit Obama on economy

ORLANDO, Fla. — Republican presidential contenders sharply criticized President Barack Obama’s handling of the economy in a campaign debate Thursday night, calling for tax cuts, elimination of government regulations and …


Romney, Perry spar over jobs, Social Security

Squaring off for the first time, Texas Gov. Rick Perry and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney were facing each other tonight along with struggling contender Michele Bachmann and other presidential …