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»

Drudge leads conservative backlash against Gingrich

Matt Drudge is on the warpath. The conservative mega-blogger is functioning as a one-man virtual Super PAC, driving story after story after story critical of Newt Gingrich, challenging his claim to the conservative mantle. A few of Drudge’s nuggets … … Continue reading»

Mitt Romney on the offensive

The big news from Monday’s debate in Florida was a decidedly  more offensive minded Mitt Romney. He attacked Newt Gingrich numerous times from the start for his role as a “historical consultant” for Freddie Mac and for “influence peddling” on … Continue reading»

Florida Debate a Whimper, Not a Bang

If this debate had happened in South Carolina, i.e., if that one had been this dry and toothless, we’d be looking at a different campaign. The mainstream media rescued Newt last week with ABC’s ex-wife interview and CNN’s high hanging … Continue reading»

By Joshua Bolding, Deseret News Maybe whom you marry is the most important decision you make after all. As Republican candidates jockey for position just a few days before the South Carolina primaries, the candidates’ wives are making more headlines than … Continue reading»

New Hampshire primary results, 99 percent reporting

298 of 301 precincts – 99 percent x-Mitt Romney … 97,339 – 39 percent Ron Paul … 56,601 – 23 percent Jon Huntsman … 41,796 – 17 percent Newt Gingrich … 23,329 – 9 percent Rick Santorum … 23,204 – … Continue reading»

MANCHESTER, N.H. — Jon Huntsman Jr. called his third-place finish Tuesday in the nation’s first presidential primary “a ticket to ride” on to South Carolina, the next state to vote in the race for the GOP nomination. His campaign had … Continue reading»