Even with high unemployment and a sluggish economy, it still matters whom the Republican Party nominates to face Obama. For now, Romney appears likely to be a tougher foe than Perry.
Mitt Romney and Michele Bachmann were both in Arizona Wednesday, wooing voters and endorsements. Arizona's primary isn't among the earliest, but the state may yet prove to be pivotal.
Elizabeth Warren is running for the US Senate seat currently held by Sen. Scott Brown. Elizabeth Warren is the Harvard professor who worked to establish a consumer protection agency in the Obama administration.
Rick Perry is in a political bind over ordering girls to receive injections to protect against a sexually transmitted disease. The controversy is of special interest to tea party and social conservatives.
New York special election: In a House district where Democrats outnumber Republicans 3 to 1, the victory of GOP businessman Bob Turner delivers a sobering message to the Democratic Party leadership.
The Republican debate, which was co-sponsored by the Tea Party Express and seemed at times like a sporting event, got out the tea party message: It's a force to be reckoned with.
Gov. Rick Perry's Texas was the first state to let illegal immigrants pay in-state tuition rates at public colleges. He defended that decision during Monday's presidential debate, amid loud boos.
The special election to replace disgraced Rep. Anthony Weiner takes place in a district that has a 3-to-1 Democratic advantage and has not been represented by a Republican since 1923.
Election season is heating up already, as a diverse GOP field tries to differentiate themselves. It's nearly time for primary season, but are you ready?
Polls show that the public thinks Rick Perry is the GOP presidential candidate with the best chance of beating President Obama. The punditry disagrees. Why the perception gap?
GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry became governor of Texas in 2000 when Gov. George W. Bush resigned to be president. Gov. Perry hasn't looked back since. Perry's now the frontrunner, according to polls, in a crowded Republican primary race. How well do you know the man from Paint Creek, Texas? Take our quiz.
'Daily Show' host Jon Stewart has a bit of a soft spot for Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul, which led him to suggest a new government post for Congressman Paul.
The general consensus among pundits is that Mitt Romney did well, while Rick Perry might have a problem with his insistence that Social Security is a 'Ponzi scheme.'
In his first presidential debate since entering the GOP field, Texas Gov. Rick Perry took most of the barbs from his fellow candidates on issues ranging from Social Security to jobs.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney appeared on Fox News's 'Hannity' to promote his new memoir. On the show, he took aim at President Obama and even President George W. Bush.
As Jon Huntsman struggles to emerge from the shadows of Mitt Romney and Rick Perry with an economic speech in New Hampshire, voters will be given more than the usual amount of detail on his proposals.
Polls give Rick Perry a solid lead over his Republican rivals for the presidential nomination just 2-1/2 weeks after entering the race. But a Sept. 7 debate looms as his first real test.
Former Vice President Dick Cheney's new memoir, 'In My Time,' has passages critical of Colin Powell. The former secretary of State took his shots on Sunday, and Cheney is jabbing back.