Republicans get tough, and Romney stands his ground
Jules Witcover analyzes the toughest Republican debate yet, and sees a new assertiveness from Mitt Romney.
Mitt Romney, Rick Perry toe to toe: A TV debate producer's dream
I expected the worst in Tuesday's night GOP debate when I saw John King interviewing Wayne Newton outside the hall during "John King USA."
Leonard Pitts, Herman Cain and racism in America
It is not Herman Cain or his followers but Leonard Pitts Jr. who seems to have a problem with racism
What can explain Cain?
Separation of church and state is as important for ministers as it is for politicians
Rick Perry's pastor diminishes his spiritual message by linking it to politics.
Pitts: The black self-loathing of Herman Cain
Leonard Pitts: Herman Cain's trivializing of their struggle is an insult to African-Americans
Herman Cain is the flavor of the month, and those melt fast
Jules Witcover writes that Herman Cain is the latest flavor of the month for Republican primary voters, and those have historically not lasted long.
Romney isn't the nominee, but he's sure acting like it
Jules Witcover says Mitt Romney's latest debate performance finds him extending his appeal to independents
Occupy Wall Street protesters are the extremists, not the tea party
Occupy Wall Street protesters want to overthrow the government; the tea party just wants to reduce federal borrowing. Who are the extremists here?
Occupy Wall Street: Which part is 'un-American,' the free speech or the peaceful assembly?
The only un-American things about the Occupy Wall Street protests are the people calling them un-American.
Herman Cain has a lot more than 15 minutes of fame coming his way
GOP presidential primary contender Herman Cain has a lot more than 15 minutes of fame coming his way
Perry edges Romney in Md. GOP poll; Palin fifth
Rick Perry to raise $$ in Maryland
Ron Paul, aka the invisible candidate
Olbermann gives Janeane Garofalo full rein to malign Herman Cain with no evidence
Best entertainment value: GOP nomination contest
Bill Press says that gaffes, rants and smaller-than-life candidates are making the Republican race fun for Democrats to watch
GOP candidates court votes in blue Maryland
A string of GOP heavyweights, including several presidential candidates, have campaigned in Maryland in recent months, despite the state's reputation as a Democratic stronghold. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is to visit this week.
Islamophobia on parade at GOP debate
Herman Cain and Newt Gingrich engaged in blatant anti-Muslim prejudice in the first major GOP presidential debate, and no one called them out.
Toeing the party line
America faces new problems, but Republican presidential candidates seem mired in the same old thinking.
CNN sets high bar with presentation of GOP debate
Herman Cain wows gathering of Howard Co. Republicans
Intraparty changes, incumbent power explain GOP's weak presidential field
Sarah Palin gets it right
Insider vs. outsider speak at rival political dinners
And they're off! GOP primary season has begun
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