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President Obama at a news conference Monday at the NATO summit in Chicago

Risk Taker Obama Doubles Down on Bain

Forget Steven Rattner, former Rep. Harold Ford Jr, or even Newark Mayor Cory Booker, all Democrats who have criticized President Obama’s campaign ads against former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s tenure at private equity firm Bain Capital.

Forget the way … More…

David Axelrod on CNN (540×405)

Race and Religion Are off the Table

There’s some hope that the expected long, nasty campaign between President Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney may not be quite as ugly as pundits had thought.

That’s emerged after The New York Times reported that Republican operatives presented … More…

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum

Santorum Scores While Romney Wobbles

Who woulda thunk it just six months ago? Rick Santorum the biggest challenger to frontrunner Mitt Romney? After Tuesday’s wins in Alabama and Mississippi, he certainly is.

Last year the former Pennsylvania senator looked like the dictionary definition of “also-ran.” … More…

Mitt Romney after the Michigan primary CNN

Romney’s Back on Top

“We didn’t win by a lot, but we won by enough, and that’s all that counts.”

So said former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney after his surprisingly close victory over former Senator Rick Santorum in the Michigan primary Tuesday.

Romney prevailed … More…

Rudy Giuliani campaigns in Florida in 2008

Giuliani Lays Out the Problems with Romney and GOP

Former New York mayor Rudolph Giuliani is known as a straight talker–an earlier, skinnier version of New Jersey governor Chris Christie–even if you didn’t always like what he said.

But his presidential run in 2008 was a disaster as he … More…

Newt Gingrich and his wife Calista campaign in Florida

Newt’s Long, Cold Winter

If groundhog Punxsatawney Phil emerges from his burrow Thursday and sees his shadow, legend has it we… More…

Mitt and Ann Romney celebrate their victory in the Florida primary in Tampa.

Romney Takes the High Road as Newt Dreams Big

In the end, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney did about as well as expected: He won the Florida Republican primary by 14 percentage points, in line with what the polls predicted.

He won actual majorities in South Florida and approached … More…

Coverage of the CNN Florida Republican Debate in Jacksonville, FL. David S. Holloway/CNN

The Scorched Earth Primary

The Florida Republican presidential primary is coming to an end, thank God! Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney will almost certainly win comfortably, putting him back on the road to the nomination after his loss in South Carolina. His principal rival, … More…

Crane builds new Intel fab at Chandler, Arizona/

Two Policies That Really Would Create Jobs

In my column, I reviewed all the Republican presidential candidatesMore…

President Obama’s State of the Union Address 2012

Good and Bad Ideas in the State of the Union

Having just returned from covering Republican presidential candidates in New Hampshire and South Carolina, it was a bit strange to watch President Obama… More…