From the weak candidates to the elongated calendar, everybody has a different theory for why the Republican presidential contest is taking so long.
For those concerned about the influence of money in politics, things have never been worse. But one activist sees reason for hope.
The president is fundraising off the right-wing billionaire bogeymen, and they aren't taking it lying down.
The Republican candidate has a tendency to make cringe-inducing gaffes right when things are going well for his campaign.
A video discussion between The Atlantic's Molly Ball and National Journal's Major Garrett
Twelve months ago, 100,000 protestors took over Madison. The political storm they stirred up is still raging as polarizing Governor Scott Walker faces a recall.
A video discussion between The Atlantic's Molly Ball and National Journal's Major Garrett.
In what may have been the last debate of the Republican primary, it's a win for Romney -- and a major missed opportunity for Santorum.
Wednesday night's debate could have big consequences for the ongoing battle between Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, and Newt Gingrich.
Mitt Romney's supporters believe there's no way he'll lose his home state. But Rick Santorum sees an opportunity to topple the front-runner.
As the next big GOP primary approaches, a major chunk of the electorate has already weighed in.
The Kentucky senator and son of Ron Paul talks about the Constitution, the Republican Party and his father's appeal to independent voters.
Its namesake political candidate may have hit a rough patch, but woolly, adaptable American Romney sheep are gaining in popularity.
The would-be first lady has had her current hairdo for less than two years. Prior to that, it was fluffy and flipped.
The former Alaska governor gives a rousing speech to conservatives in Washington, but most were glad she's not running for president.
In a reassuring result for the reeling front-runner, conservatives meeting in Washington -- and across the country -- pick Romney as their standard-bearer.
Santorum and Gingrich also spoke on the second day of the Conservative Political Action Conference, trying to show solidarity with the base.
Attendees at the annual conservative confab who want to take home more than just memories have plenty of ways to accessorize.
Caricatured as a far-right culture warrior, Santorum has made headway in the race by contrasting his authentic conservatism with Romney's record.
The annual conservative confab hears the also-rans' excuses -- and tries to summon enthusiasm for those still in the field.