Welcome to the playhouse, Dave Brat.
Welcome to the playhouse, Dave Brat.
Graham defeated six challengers Tuesday night in South Carolina’s Republican party primary, surpassing the 50% vote threshold to avoid a runoff.
Neel Kashkari will face California Gov. Jerry Brown in November’s gubernatorial election.
Despite dropping out of the secretary of state race and being charged in a federal indictment, state Sen. Leland Yee was receiving almost 10% of the vote.
Dare we change his nickname to CaCa? Last night Andy and Conan gave their farewell to this election’s most delusional holdouts.
Romney to declare victory, will try to reclaim message of “fairness.” But the networks won’t carry it.
Former Republican presidential candidate compares his party to Communist China. Says Reagan would have trouble winning GOP primary in this political environment. Regrets opposition to 10-1 spending cuts to tax increase deficit deal.
A handful of staffers moved from state to state in the final weeks, dogging Santorum and whipping local Republicans into shape. The downside: They’re not leaving much behind.
Defines his campaign against Obama as fighting for “economic freedom.”
Romney’s supporters settle in for a long fight.
Launches direct appeal to women voters, in wake of fierce contraception debate.
Almost inevitable. “Notwithstanding Romney’s early delegate lead, their race remains wide open,” says Obama delegate chief Jeff Berman.
The frontrunner took his foot off Santorum’s neck, and let him on the ballot. An “unnecessary problem” for the frontrunner, created by his ambitious state chairman.
The South presents another chance to put it away. Polling shows a three way tie in Alabama and Mississippi.
Walks back comment that liberal judges should be shipped off to Guam. “Was something [Santorum] shouldn’t have said.” And this is how you know it’s delegate season.
Trust me, Patrick wasn’t the only one yawning.
Brokered conventions, dark horses… or just Mitt, Rick, and Newt?“I don’t think there is anyone short of Jesus Christ who could unite the Republican Party right now,” says Sawyer.
“Operation Hilarity” encourages Democrats to vote for Santorum in open primary and caucus states. It’s what Limbaugh did for Hillary Clinton in 2008.
Says he found signatures that were incorrectly rejected But it took him this long to get just 500?
Former Newt Gingrich spokesperson Rick Tyler battled Rachel Maddow and Rev. Al Sharpton over accusations that Gingrich was playing on the racial animosities of white conservatives during his concession speech in Florida last night.
In The Villages for his final pre-primary event, Romney sings. The “hymn” is a staple in his stump speech, but this is the first time he’s sung it.
He disagrees with his father.
Former South Carolina Republican Party Chairman Katon Dawson, a conservative stalwart, has his doubts. “The Bob Dole, John McCain thing.”
“There’s a technical term for that: It’s a crock of crap!” John Sununu, Mitt Romney supporter and this election cycle’s cranky uncle, was in fine form tonight while verbally sparring with the MSNBC panel.
Privately, aides are much less confident.
Proving once again that Mitt Romney is awesome at retail politics. These are actual quotes and photos from an exchange in a Manchester diner between Romney and Bob Garon, a gay Vietnam vet who married his husband in New Hampshire.
For an attack ad, it’s actually pretty funny. The Democratic National Committee is running this in 6 battleground states, suggesting they don’t think the Newt bubble is going to prevent Romney from getting the nomination. Ew. “Newt bubble.”
Cain’s finally got his very own Ben & Jerry’s flavor. Perfect for nervously shoveling into your mouth during the next, squirm-inducing press conference. Look forward to Herman’s Gropeberry Sorbet later this primary season!
The President sat down with Jay Leno for a wide-ranging interview that ran the gamut from Osama bin Laden to Occupy Wall Street to Halloween to waffles. Leno isn’t exactly Edward R. Murrow, but it’s an informative chat nonetheless.
Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul used to publish a libertarian newsletter in the ’80s and ’90s. They were not, shall we say, sane. From those newsletters, here are some racist/homophobic/anti-semitic musings on everything from AIDS to Hate Whitey Day (aka Martin Luther King Jr. Day). Paul says he didn’t write any of the following quotes, but they all appeared under his name. Yiiiiiikes.