Morning after Illinois win, Jeb Bush backs Mitt Romney

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush is endorsing Mitt Romney for the GOP presidential nomination. Bush said the nation faces huge challenges and needs a leader who understands the economy, favors less government regulation, believes in “entrepreneurial capitalism” … Continue reading»

A powerful headline speaks volumes with just a few words. And Tuesday night after it became apparent Mitt Romney had defeated Rick Santorum in the Illinois Republican presidential primary, Internet headlines were shouting from the digital rooftops — so much … Continue reading»

Losing Illinois, Rick Santorum renews focus on freedom

GETTYSBURG, Pa. (AP) — Rick Santorum says freedom and curbing big government’s reach are the overriding issues in the presidential race. Despite his loss to GOP front-runner Mitt Romney in the Illinois primary, Santorum is pressing ahead with his campaign. … Continue reading»

Mitt Romney routs Rick Santorum in GOP primary in Illinois

SCHAUMBURG, Ill. — Front-runner Mitt Romney won the Illinois primary with ease Tuesday night, defeating Rick Santorum in yet another industrial state showdown and padding his already-formidable delegate lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Romney triumphed after … Continue reading»

SALT LAKE CITY — John F. Harris, editor in chief and co-founder of Politico, was in Utah Tuesday speaking at Westminster College on politics and the 2012 presidential election. Harris has been a political reporter for more than two decades … Continue reading»

Top Republican super PAC donors backing Mitt Romney

JACK GILLUM, Associated Press STEPHEN BRAUN, Associated Press WASHINGTON (AP) — Major contributors to a key Republican political organization founded by political strategist Karl Rove have boosted their financial support for Mitt Romney, signaling that the GOP’s big money may … Continue reading»

Illinois voters get say in GOP race for president

CHRISTOPHER WILLS, Associated Press CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois voters got the rare chance Tuesday to weigh in on a presidential nomination race that hadn’t already been decided, as well as congressional and legislative races that could shape state politics for … Continue reading»

Obama campaign: Robert De Niro’s joke ‘inappropriate’

WASHINGTON (AP) — Actor Robert De Niro opened a fundraiser starring Michelle Obama by listing her Republican rivals and jokingly suggesting that America isn’t “ready for a white first lady.” Newt Gingrich was not amused. And the Obama campaign says … Continue reading»

The 2012 Republican presidential race is now narrowed down to two men with a legitimate chance of grabbing the nomination — Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum — as well as two other candidates in Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul who, … Continue reading»