MESA, Ariz. — Seated next to each another during the CNN Republican presidential debate Wednesday night, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum likely saw their candidacies go in opposite directions, say pundits scoring the debate this morning. Ron Paul and Newt … Continue reading»

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum swap charges in fiery 20th debate

MESA, Ariz. — Primed for a fight, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum swapped heated accusations about the health care, earmarks and federal bailouts Wednesday night in the 20th and possibly final debate of the roller-coaster race for the Republican presidential … Continue reading»

Other poll tidbits prior to Arizona debate

  AP reports that two new NBC News/Marist Polls show Romney with a double-digit lead over Santorum in Arizona, and the two running neck and neck in Michigan. Both states hold their GOP presidential primaries next Tuesday. ARIZONA: Romney, 43 … Continue reading»

Will catholic Republican presidential candidate’s Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich keep Ash Wednesday into the debate tonight? Slate magazine wondered this in an online column today. Tonight’s Republican presidential debate falls on Ash Wednesday, and Catholic candidates Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich may appear … Continue reading»

New poll: Republican candidates trail Obama

WASHINGTON — A surging Rick Santorum is running even with Mitt Romney atop the Republican presidential field, but neither candidate is faring well against President Barack Obama eight months before Americans vote, a new survey shows.