Though the comedian had plenty of jokes about Herman Cain, who rallied with him in South Carolina, his critique of campaign finance is no laughing matter.
The night provided serious fireworks on marriage and media, tax returns, and health care, but the former speaker maintained his momentum.
After the most eventful day of the campaign thus far, candidates meet for what should be an exciting debate in Charleston on Thursday night.
Perry's Texas mojo didn't sell nationally. Now, he looks to add to Newt Gingrich's South Carolina momentum.
Left for dead time and again, the former speaker tries for another improbable comeback in South Carolina.
The Palmetto State airwaves are filled with millions of dollars in political advertising. Here's what voters are actually hearing.
Monday night's debate in South Carolina finds Gingrich back to his crowd-pleasing self as Romney gets rattled but not rolled.
As the Romney freight train rumbles onward, the newly winnowed Republican field meets in South Carolina for debate No. 16.
Jon Huntsman has acknowledged the near-inevitability of a Mitt Romney nomination, but the rest refuse to abandon their quests.
The religious right aims for a repeat of Iowa, where support from influential figures helped buoy Santorum to a late surge.
The Mayflower moderates who backed Huntsman in New Hampshire are a crowd he won't soon see again.
Thoughts on a predictable Granite State primary that strengthened Mitt Romney's hand going into the coming South Carolina street fight.
Huntsman is rising, Romney is faltering, and there's a lot of uncertainty in the race for third in the front-runner's sure-thing state.
The reality seems to be sinking in for the likely Republican nominee, but the moment is less triumphant than precarious.
Romney experiences some turbulence in a Sunday-morning debate where the candidates are on their game.
In the first of two back-to-back debates, a bizarre free-for-all in New Hampshire leaves hardly a scratch on Mitt Romney's shiny veneer.
Mitt Romney and his many challengers face off twice in New Hampshire in debates 10 hours apart.
The centrist former diplomat is scouring the Granite State for like-minded voters, but his one-state strategy may not be enough even here.
As he revels in the glory of his Iowa near-win, the GOP contender tries to sell the Granite State a culture-warrior message.
Thoughts from a late night in the Hawkeye State, where a narrow Romney triumph reordered the Republican race.