Arizona Senate President Russell Pearce, architect of the state's tough law to curb illegal immigration, lost his job on Tuesday. Many voters are fed up with polarizing stances, analysts say.
Tea party forces lost some momentum in Election 2011, as voters rejected several conservative-backed measures, from Mississippi's personhood amendment to Ohio Issue 2 on union rights.
Election results 2011 point to cautious voters, not moving sharply left or right. Voters did deal big setbacks to some Republican causes, but it's hard to read that as a boost to Obama's reelection bid.
Herman Cain is on the defensive after being accused this past week of sexually harassing four women. His press conference Tuesday could help clear the air – or it could make things worse.
Election Day: Ohio Gov. Kasich signed a law curbing the power of public sector labor unions in March, but an ensuing outcry led to a referendum on the law being placed on Tuesday's ballot.
Two ballot initiatives Tuesday in Maine and Mississippi mirror the Democratic-Republican split on voter registration. At issue: Does expanding voter rights increase voter fraud?
On Monday, after Sharon Bialek made new allegations about sexual harassment, Herman Cain released a statement attacking the media's coverage of his campaign.
Half of Americans say Obama does not deserve to be reelected, versus 40 percent who say he does, finds a new Monitor/TIPP poll. Independents, in particular, have lost faith. But attitudes can change a lot in a year, as history shows.
Sharon Bialek is the fourth woman to make sexual harassment claims against Herman Cain, but she is the first to voice her allegations in public.
On the Sunday talk shows, some Republicans said Herman Cain hasn’t done enough to answer questions about sexual harassment. A new poll shows the charges by three women have begun to damage his bid for the White House.
Ron Paul won a straw poll in Illinois Saturday, the latest in a string of such wins for the GOP presidential hopeful. Supporters say the mainstream media are ignoring him, but such polls are not scientific and they can favor an enthusiastic following like Paul's.
In a two-man debate Saturday night before a tea party crowd, Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich will discuss entitlement programs. Any questions about sexual harassment are strictly forbidden.
Romney campaign robo-calls Thursday featured a critic of Rick Perry's stance on immigration. It was a sign Romney is taking Iowa more seriously, and that he views Perry as his main challenger.
Mitt Romney unveiled his fiscal plan to a tea party-aligned group Friday. It would cut some federal programs, and it could mean significant changes in Social Security and Medicare.
A new poll shows Herman Cain neck and neck with Mitt Romney, even after sexual harassment allegations surfaced against Cain. But is he out of the woods yet?
A new poll shows Herman Cain with continuing strong support among Republicans. But a woman who claims she was sexually harassed is trying to release a written statement about Herman Cain's alleged actions.
Herman Cain appears to think he can wait out the current storm over allegations of sexual harassment, just as candidate Bill Clinton did. But Herman Cain is not Bill Clinton.
Herman Cain's campaign manager Mark Block says the Cain campaign doesn't want the women – who alleged sexual harassment – to be allowed to speak.
Now that New Hampshire has set its primary for Jan. 10, the 2012 political calendar is largely set. Both political parties select their presidential nominees through state primaries and caucuses, with candidates amassing delegates as they go. Under Republican Party rules, a candidate needs 1,212 delegates to win the nomination. That’s half, plus one, of the total 2,422 delegates.
Herman Cain needs to end the media frenzy around the sexual harassment allegations, and fast, say political analysts. Asking that the two women be released from their confidentiality agreements might actually help him, they say.