Mitt Romney avoided explaining his immigration policies while campaigning in Arizona, as he sought to soothe wounds from the Republican presidential primary season and attack President Barack Obama’s record.
Newt Gingrich, expressing confidence he will be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, said he is unsettled by his campaign’s rapid rise in recent weeks and doesn’t intend to answer criticism from rivals.
Tuning in to the Republican debate last weekend in Iowa, the first since Newt Gingrich became the front-runner, was like watching a 3-year-old at a birthday party. I kept wondering whether Gingrich would hold it together through the slicing of the cake or collapse in a heap before another sugar infusion sent him reeling.
On the eve of the Iowa Straw Poll of Republican presidential aspirants, non-candidate Sarah Palin was mobbed as she slowly worked her way through the Iowa State Fair after arriving in Des Moines as part of her periodic “One Nation” bus tour.
Michele Bachmann, the Minnesota congresswoman whose attacks on President Barack Obama made her a favorite of Tea Party activists, officially entered the 2012 Republican presidential contest today in a state critical to her odds for success.
Southern and western states will gain a net 11 seats in Congress after outpacing other regions in population growth over the last decade, in what’s likely to spark redistricting battles across the U.S., census data shows.