US Representative Michele Bachmann (R) of Minnesota addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in Washington on Feb. 10. The prominent tea party politician announced, on June 13 during the second GOP presidential debate of the season, that she is indeed running for president.
The suspense over Campaign 2012 heightens, as Sen. John Thune (R) of South Dakota says he will spend the next two years focusing on his current job, rather than campaigning for the Big Job.
Some have called Ambassador Jon Huntsman's support for Xue Feng, a jailed Chinese-American, a political move, but recent history says otherwise.
Donald Trump told the CPAC gathering last week that Rep. Ron Paul had zero chance of being elected president. Paul hit back Monday. Who wins the presidential tale of the tape?
Mitt Romney did well in a poll among Utah voters. But in a straw poll among conservatives gathered in Washington, Mitt Romney placed second to Libertarian Congressman Ron Paul.
Ronald Reagan, who would have turned 100 on Sunday, is uniquely revered by Republicans. In this year of Reagan nostalgia, those jockeying for the GOP's 2012 presidential nomination could vie for his mantle.
Jon Huntsman, whose resignation as ambassador to China was announced Monday, has earned widespread respect among both American businessmen and Chinese officials.
Obama and Hu, at a joint news conference Wednesday, stressed benefits of US-China cooperation. But Obama also urged 'level playing field' for US firms, as Hu stressed principle of 'mutual respect.'
China is leading a 19-nation boycott of Friday's ceremony awarding jailed Chinese dissident Liu Xiaobo the Nobel Peace Prize. It says calls to free Liu amount to meddling in its internal affairs.