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.
If Rick Perry wins the GOP presidential nomination, his remarks on Social Security and other issues could haunt him. But right now, his play to the Republican base appears to be spot on.
Former New York Gov. George Pataki has reportedly decided not to enter the crowded field of GOP presidential hopefuls. It's hard to see where he could have carved out some turf, say analysts.
Since Gov. Rick Perry entered the presidential race, his state's touted economic gains have come under closer scrutiny. Demographics have played an important role in the Texas story.
GOP guru Karl Rove on Wednesday advised Sarah Palin to get 'a slightly thicker skin' if she intends to run for president. It's Round 3 of 'The Battle of the Fox News Contributors.'
Spitzer lawsuit: The two executives, William Gilman and Edward McNenney, worked for Marsh & McLennan Companies Inc., and were the target of a prosecution by Spitzer when he was attorney general of New York.
President Obama and his aides are doing as much political damage control as possible as summer winds down toward the inevitable return to Washington of his congressional opponents eager to challenge him on a faltering economy.
Speculation has accelerated in the past week. New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie and Rep. Paul Ryan of Wisconsin have gotten the most buzz, but Rudy Giuliani and Sarah Palin get honorable mentions.
What if Christine O'Donnell's publicity-grabbing walk-off of 'Piers Morgan Tonight' was not about selling books, but instead about selling a candidate?
A conservative Christian, Gov. Rick Perry is expected to run strongest in the South. His attempts to make inroads in New Hampshire Thursday showed mixed signs of success.
Consumer advocate Elizabeth Warren filed paperwork Thursday to form an exploratory committee for a US Senate run in Massachusetts. Republican Scott Brown currently holds that seat.
Letterman threat, by a blogger on an Al Qaeda message board, is being investigated by the New York Police Department and the FBI. The talk show host and comedian had joked about Al Qaeda leaders killed in US attacks, reportedly prompting the Letterman threat.
Christine O’Donnell walked off the taping of an interview for the 'Piers Morgan Tonight' show Wednesday when Morgan pressed her on gay marriage. Had she planned the hasty exit all along?
A new poll of likely voters in the New Hampshire GOP primary shows Mitt Romney at 36 percent, followed by Rick Perry at 18 percent. It was ‘a strong first showing’ for Mr. Perry, NH Journal said.
In the latest Rasmussen poll of likely GOP primary voters, 39 percent of tea partyers back Gov. Rick Perry, but some are questioning the candidate's tea party credibility.
Libertarian Ron Paul narrowly lost the Iowa straw poll to Michele Bachmann, yet has been cut out of media postmortems on the GOP's top tier. Does he deserve more coverage? Jon Stewart thinks so.
As governor of Texas, Rick Perry has a long record of warm relations with Muslims. Could that be a liability in a GOP presidential field in which several candidates question US Muslims' loyalty?