| Jan 3, 2012
| 12:14 PM
CNN received a lot of praise for its "Magic Wall" technology during its 2008 coverage. And John King, who worked the touch-screen electoral maps, like no one else was rightfully celebrated in connection with it by me and many others.
So, none of this...
| Jan 4, 2012
| 9:30 AM
As political theater, the Republican Party's Iowa caucuses came through: A photo finish with a mere 8 votes separating winner Mitt Romney from the runner-up, former Sen. Rick Santorum. Throw in a third-place for Rep. Ron Paul as well as a decent showing...
| Jan 5, 2012
| 12:00 PM
A year ago, the tea party movement looked like an irresistible wave sweeping through the Republican Party. Anyone who hoped to win this year's GOP presidential nomination, it seemed, would need to embrace tea party activists' stringent demands for smaller...
| Jul 1, 2012
| 4:00 AM
"The America I know and love is not one in which my parents or my baby with Down Syndrome will have to stand in front of Obama's 'death panel' so his bureaucrats can decide, based on a subjective judgment of their 'level of productivity in society,'...
| Oct 18, 2012
| 5:02 AM
Incumbent Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett and Democratic challenger John Delaney pitched vastly different approaches to deal with unemployment, federal deficits and immigration, while both hewed closely to their party's talking points Wednesday during the first...
| Jul 22, 2012
| 4:00 AM
Some recent headlines from the alternate universe of modern conservatism:
Rush Limbaugh claims the bad guy in the new "Batman" movie was named Bane to remind voters of Mitt Romney's controversial tenure at Bain Capital.
Michele Bachmann, citing zero...
| Jul 23, 2012
| 9:33 AM
In the long lull before the Republican National Convention in Tampa in late August, party leaders and strategists for Mitt Romney are calculating how they can put their collective best foot forward. This year, it will not be easy.
| Feb 14, 2012
| 3:00 AM
It's not unusual in politics for a party to nominate in haste and repent in leisure. In 2008, many Republicans feared before the election that they had chosen a loser in John McCain, and in 2004 many Democrats felt the same about John Kerry. It's known as...
| Feb 21, 2012
| 3:00 AM
The epidemic of 20 or more nationally televised debates has turned the 2012 presidential campaign into a political reality show. Tomorrow's installment in Arizona, in advance of its Feb. 28 Republican primary, will be the last before Super Tuesday on...
| May 4, 2012
The silence of the other shoe dropping pretty much describes the clamor that greeted the departure of Newt Gingrichfrom his overblown, self-centered fight for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination.
The man who vowed he would go all the way to the...
| Feb 27, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Watching Rick Santorum rise in the polls by positioning himself as the real Christian presidential candidate is like watching the sequel of a horror movie — one I literally lived through in the 1980s while growing up in Pakistan. There, another...
| Jul 26, 2012
| 10:07 AM
Republican Rep. Roscoe G. Bartlett, running for reelection in the now more Democratic Sixth District, casts himself as an “independent voice” in his first radio ad of the general election campaign.
The 10-term incumbent, who was first elected...