Topic: Richard Nixon
Newt Gingrich’s earlier spike in the polls, and Republican voters' enduring wariness of ‘Mr. Clean’ Romney, raise the question: How is it that voters loathe Obama, with a personal history of high moral standing and liberal policies, while supporting a conservative with a history of immorality?
12/22/2011 02:26 pm
Why some of the candidates who lost the race for president ultimately had a bigger impact than many of those who won.
12/21/2011 06:05 am
Backers of a gold standard – a view popular with many tea party advocates – see a gold-backed currency as a way to rein in government spending and minimize the role of the Federal Reserve.
12/16/2011 04:58 pm
Henry Clay. Al Smith. Thomas E. Dewey. Their names probably prompt hazy recollections of high school history class – but not much else. By missing out on the presidency, many would say they lost their place in history, too. But even those who didn't take the oath on Inauguration Day had their impact. Here are five great examples from Scott Farris's new book 'Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race but Changed the Nation.'
12/15/2011 11:18 am
Guy O. Halverson was a Monitor correspondent with a varied writing career that spanned more than 35 years. His award-winning journalism led the way against drunk driving and Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos. Who wants to become a lawyer when you can report on Watergate?
12/07/2011 10:28 am
Newt Gingrich leads the GOP presidential candidate race, say polls. Will the gap between Gingrich and Mitt Romney widen during tonight's CNN GOP debate over Iran, Pakistan, and other foreign policy issues?
11/22/2011 11:12 am
Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is sinking in the polls. A prominent voice in the tea party movement says "It's time for Bachmann to go."
10/29/2011 02:30 pm
New Hampshire residents are so determined that they once chose someone who insisted he wasn't even running for president. No way they'll let some other state horn in on their first-in-the-nation turf.
10/17/2011 02:54 pm
Do appearances matter? Sometimes. In the 1960 John F. Kennedy-Richard Nixon debate, those who watched on TV said Kennedy won. Those who heard it on the radio, said Nixon won, according to one study. Sen. John Edwards' $400 haircuts became campaign fodder in 2007, as did a $2,500 coiffure bill among Hillary Clinton's campaign expenses in 2008. What do you think, did these US politicians get their money's worth – and can you identify them?
10/14/2011 02:57 pm
If Occupy Wall Street coalesces into something like a real movement, the Democratic Party may have more difficulty digesting it than the GOP has had with the Tea Party.
10/11/2011 01:00 pm