| Jul 16, 2011
The first look at the campaign finance activities of the 2012 White House contenders underscored not only President Obama's huge cash advantage over his rivals but also the wide disparities in the Republican field, setting the stage for an urgent money...
| Aug 13, 2011
| 3:44 PM
Michele Bachmann captured the famed Iowa Straw Poll in Ames Saturday, reaching a high-profile benchmark in her meteoric rise to a top-tier presidential candidate.
Bachmann made history, as well, becoming the first woman to win the event. She received 4,...
| Mar 2, 2012
After locking up much of the Republican establishment's heavyweight fundraisers, Mitt Romney is going after the little guy.
"Donate $3 today to be automatically entered to be Mitt's special guest for Election Night on Super Tuesday," reads an email...
| Feb 7, 2012
| 5:00 AM
Is Mitt Romney the Republicans' man of destiny or will Rick Santorum finally get his moment in the sun?
You remember Rick Santorum, the guy who, in last summer’s Republican debates, was placed at the end of the row near the exit sign and never...
| Jul 1, 2011
The deadline for filing presidential fundraising reports closed Thursday, with officials from nearly every campaign predicting a relatively low dollar total compared with the historic highs at this time in the 2008 cycle.
Campaign aides engaged in the...
| Jul 17, 2011
The huge infrastructure that President Obama is putting together for his reelection effort was already visible in the first few months of spending by his campaign, which doled out $10.5 million for a massive bricks-and-mortar operation based in Chicago....
| Jun 30, 2011
Though the first Republican voting is six months away, and the general election further still, the presidential campaigns were faced this week with one imperative: to raise the most cash possible before the financial quarter draws to a close Thursday....
| Apr 14, 2011
In the ongoing rancor surrounding federal funding of Planned Parenthood, misinformation has a starring role. There have been, of course, predictable gusts of hot air from pundits like Bill O'Reilly, who asserted last month that "nobody's life is...
| Oct 15, 2011
| 9:18 PM
Neck-and-neck for the lead in the Republican money race, Gov. Rick Perry of Texas and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney fuel their campaigns by relying on big-dollar donors. But they diverge on spending, with Romney paying out far more than Perry...
| Oct 14, 2011
| 9:44 PM
The $70 million raised this summer by President Obama enabled his campaign to increase its staff and spend heavily, reaching out to voters by mail, phone and online, according to campaign finance records filed with the Federal Election Commission....
| Nov 22, 2011
| 4:53 PM
When Republicans attack President Obama, as they inevitably will in tonight's latest presidential primary debate, they'll be doing so barely a few hundred yards from where the incumbent sits at the White House.
Yes, it's time for another meeting of the...
| Nov 22, 2011
| 6:15 PM
Michele Bachmann called Rick Perry "highly naive" for saying he would cut off aid to Pakistan, part of a contentious round of questioning in tonight's GOP debate about U.S. policy in Afghanistan and Pakistan.
Perry, the Texas governor, said that Pakistan...