By coming forward to insist that he is considering the right's favored candidate, Romney showed his running-mate decision isn't happening in a vacuum.
Recent years have seen a proliferation of right-wing activist meetings unmatched on the left. The result: a fired-up base for the GOP.
Some right-wing evangelical Christians, usually no fans of the president, are applauding his move to halt deportations of young illegal immigrants.
Thanks to the skyrocketing cost of campaigning and the inadequacy of campaign-finance regulation, the president has held nearly twice as many fundraisers as his predecessor.
After a messy visit, the Republican nominee offended a local business owner with his blunt manner and fumbling attempt to make amends
Live by the algorithm, suggest sexist changes by the algorithm.
The congresswoman's wild-eyed persona has returned as she sounds the not-quite-factual alarm about a "suicide-bomber conference" on American soil.
As he makes his search for a vice presidential nominee, Romney has plenty of dynamic choices. But the GOP's brightest stars may be too big for the No. 2 slot.
Leaked early exit data briefly gave Democrats hope they'd won the recall Tuesday night. How could a survey of the real electorate be so far off?
A pollster's strategy presentation aims at an electoral college victory strategy, but falls a bit short of the goal.
It doesn't mean Obama is going to lose, but the failed attempt to recall Scott Walker gives Democrats and organized labor reason to fear an emboldened conservative agenda.
They don't get as much attention as Obama's "evolution" on the issue, but the biggest substantive wins for equality advocates continue to come through the courts.
In the presidential race, the name of Romney's onetime employer has become a dirty word. But in Utah, an underdog candidate rushes to embrace what he calls "Mitt's company."
Why mudslinging has overshadowed the labor fight that started the push to get rid of the governor 16 months ago
The New York mayor's latest nanny-state proposal -- a ban on soda -- has even many liberals leery. But the lame-duck Bloomberg is uniquely impervious to public opinion.
As the Obama campaign seeks to make an issue of Romney's term in the Massachusetts state house, locals say he was neither a disaster nor a breakout success.
Republicans are confident controversial Gov. Scott Walker will survive next week's attempt to oust him, while Democrats insist it's too soon to predict the outcome.
In 2004, Kerry staffers blamed her for botching the response to the Swift Boat attacks. Now she's back -- as the aggressive face of the Obama reelection effort.
On Hardball, the former presidential candidate finally meets his match in Chris Matthews' similarly childish enthusiasm for history -- and animals.
After tacking to the right on immigration in the Republican primary, he is now attempting to woo Hispanic voters without mentioning the issue.