| Mar 19, 2012
| 3:42 AM
SAN JUAN, P.R. -- Mitt Romney heads in to Illinois's presidential primary this week with a handy win in Puerto Rico, pocketing the territory's 20 GOP delegates in a bruising race that has become a numbers game for the Republican nomination.
| Mar 18, 2012
| 10:36 PM
Mitt Romney heads in to Illinois's presidential primary this week with a handy win in Puerto Rico, pocketing the territory's 20 GOPdelegates in a bruising race that has become a numbers game for the Republican nomination.
With about 73% of total...
| Mar 21, 2012
| 2:53 PM
WASHINGTON (AP) - Former Sen. Bob Dole of Kansas says GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum is "getting close to the point" where he'll have to decide whether to stay in the race for the nomination or drop out.
In a telephone interview Wednesday,...
| Mar 22, 2012
| 9:49 AM
Washington (CNN) -- Mitt Romney picked up a highly prized endorsement Wednesday from former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush after a convincing victory the night before in the Illinois primary but then saw a top adviser's televised comment provide new ammunition...
| Apr 1, 2012
| 9:08 AM
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Like many Senate Republicans who have spent a few decades in Washington, U.S. Sen. Richard Lugar was for the individual health care mandate before he was against it.
Of course, in 1993, the individual mandate was the...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 8:01 AM
George S. McGovern, an icon of American liberalism who campaigned for the White House with moral fervor against President Richard M. Nixon and the Vietnam War but lost in a thundering landslide, has died. He was 90.
McGovern died Sunday morning while...
| Jan 5, 2012
It seems former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter has undertaken a second career as a stand-up comic. He's now switching occupations the way he once switched political parties.
At 81, the longtime Republican then Democratic senator from Pennsylvania opened the...
| Jan 10, 2012
| 6:08 PM
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night, adding to a first-place finish in last week's Iowa caucuses and establishing himself as the man to beat for the Republican presidential...
| Oct 15, 2012
| 5:32 AM
PHILADELPHIA -- Former U.S. Sen. Arlen Specter, who embodied a vanishing breed of liberal Republicanism before switching to the Democratic Party at the twilight of his political career, died Sunday after a long battle with cancer, his family announced....
| Oct 14, 2012
| 7:33 PM
Velma Beeman says she got the call while in church.
"It was expected, because I had been forewarned by one of his friends that he was having a bad time," Beeman says.
Former U.S. Arlen Spector was her classmate and high school friend. He died Sunday at...
| Oct 17, 2012
| 9:45 PM
The accomplishments of South Dakota's George McGovern cannot be overstated.
Known nationally for his failed 1972 presidential campaign against Richard Nixon, McGovern had a long and storied career representing South Dakota from 1956 through 1981, in...
| Oct 21, 2012
| 6:56 AM
SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — George McGovern once joked that he had wanted to run for president in the worst way — and that he had done so.
It was a campaign in 1972 dishonored by Watergate, a scandal that fully unfurled too late to knock...