Thaddeus McCotter, the GOP’s surprise dark horse, is stirring up the race. The five-term Michigan congressman declared his candidacy for president on July 2 in his home state. A Beatles-loving, guitar-playing son of the heartland, Representative McCotter has strong conservative credentials and populist appeal. But there’s a problem. Thaddeus who?
Supporters are urging Texas Gov. Rick Perry to seek the GOP nomination for the 2012 presidential race. He's fueled speculation by making high-profile appearances around the country.
Michele Bachmann says she's not a feminist. In an interview, the sole female GOP candidate for president doesn't talk about girl power the way Sarah Palin and Hilary Clinton have.
Glenn Beck has departed the Fox News roster: his final show for Fox aired Thursday night. Next up for the political commentator: a three-sided chalkboard and a line of clothes.
After referring to President Obama with a term that can't appear in a family newspaper, MSNBC commentator Mark Halperin was suspended from the network and issued a warning by Time Magazine, where he is an editor-at-large.
The second quarter – and its fundraising – come to a close at midnight Thursday. For some candidates struggling in the polls, these early numbers could hint at the beginning of the end of their campaigns.
'American Girl' is nixed, per rocker Tom Petty. Now what song will play when GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann walks onstage? Here are five possible alternatives.
In deficit talks, Republicans insist on spending cuts, while Obama and Democrats want a 'balanced approach' that includes higher tax revenues. Political analysts say it's time for the president to make his case to the public.
Michele Bachmann won neck-and-neck status with presumed front-runner Mitt Romney in the first Des Moines Register Iowa Poll. But with a serious candidacy come tough questions about her record and political assertions.
President Obama has increased gay rights without publicly endorsing gay marriage. Can his position on gay marriage continue 'evolving' throughout a tight campaign season?
Keith Olbermann transported his signature show from MSNBC to the little-watched Current TV, almost quadrupling their ratings – and setting off a twitterstorm by running long.
Jon Meade Huntsman Jr. wants his boss's job. President Obama’s former China ambassador declared his candidacy for the presidency on June 21. Dubbed “the Republican Democrats fear most,” the tall, handsome, cerebral former governor of Utah often draws comparisons to Mr. Obama, the very man he’s struggling to distance himself from. Will that, and his centrist views and Mormon faith, keep him on the margins of the Republican field?
His poll numbers are poor. But former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, who announced his bid for president Tuesday, may appeal to enough moderate Republicans, independents to make a splash.
The White House announced this weekend that President Obama would make it clear which tweets were by him and which were by staffers. It's a nod to the coming campaign, as well the fallout from the Rep. Anthony Weiner scandal.
Local Republicans see an opening, but they'd need to persuade the national GOP to invest in a special election in N.Y. Ninth. Anthony Weiner resigned the seat Thursday amid a sexting scandal.
Jon Huntsman, set to announce his presidential bid on Tuesday, will skip the Iowa caucuses and is little-known in New Hampshire, the first primary state. His biggest hurdle: Mitt Romney.
As a presidential candidate, Michele Bachmann is a fierce anti-Obamacare choice. Earlier this week on a Glenn Beck show, she offered her view of what Obama intends to do with Medicare.
Tim Pawlenty declined to be the attack dog against front-runner Mitt Romney in Monday's GOP presidential debate. Critics assailed him, but there are risks to going negative so early in the race.
With her announcement Monday that she is entering the presidential race, Michele Bachmann has given the tea party a candidate to call its own. Her conservative views and flame-throwing style have already attracted tangible support from evangelicals and the anti-Washington crowd. But is she capable of running a campaign that can withstand the rigors and scrutiny of the presidential process?