The candidate has raised less money than his competition, has few endorsers, and will provide plenty of material for democratic attack ads. So why is he surging in the polls?
If President Obama is going to win another term in 2012, the economy will have to improve significantly. Forecasters don't think it will happen.
How a 1964 TV commercial supporting Lyndon Johnson played to nuclear fears and set the standard for political attacks
President Obama is in danger, but the momentum isn't overwhelming. Next year, all politics will finally be local once again.
With the former governor firmly planted near the top of the race, the two challengers are jockeying for position as his foremost alternative
By turning away from independents and appealing to his base, the president is following the same playbook laid out by Karl Rove
Republican presidential candidates seem to have forgotten moderates will vote in 2012. Is the party too conservative to compete?
Congress's popularity is sinking, and lawmakers should worry about deflated enthusiasm and the wrath of voters fed up with bad news
Dysfunction in Washington has driven public anger to the highest level since Watergate--and it may stay there for the next several elections
Republicans have fixated on the conservative base, and it could hurt them in 2012
Average citizens will pay the price for political dithering in Washington -- as usual
The 2012 elections could be the first in 20 years in which voters dump big numbers of both Republicans and Democrats
If Rick Perry enters the presidential race, look for him and Michele Bachmann to duke it out
A creative thinker with a sweet life, the former speaker just wasn't ready for the repetitive grind of a White House bid
Democrats will pay the political price for not taking more aggressive steps to confront unemployment and slow growth
After two years of resurgence, the GOP's momentum is gone. We're now in a jump-ball scenario, as neither party has a discernible edge
President Obama saw only a brief uptick in polling numbers after the successful Navy SEAL raid in Abbottabad
After voters reacted drastically in the last three national contests, odds are against another major shift in the next one -- unless volatility is the new norm
There are serious Republicans running for president. The billionaire reality host isn't one of them.
Don't follow the minute political developments as 2012 approaches—follow the big trends