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Ex-Sen. John Danforth to Endorse Mitt Romney

While his presidential rivals battle for the conservative wing of his party, Mitt Romney's efforts to corral a different kind of constituency will get a boost on Friday when former Sen. John Danforth endorses the former Massachusetts governor for president.

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2011 - 10:40am

Cain Accuser: 'Sex Was Involved'

Ginger White, who alleged this week that she had a 13-year extramarital affair with presidential candidate Herman Cain, acknowledged Thursday night that she sought his financial assistance and said his assertion that she is lying about their relationship are "hurtful."

Posted: Friday, December 2, 2011 - 10:40am

Protesters Interrupt Cain Speech -- VIDEO

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Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 11:40pm

The GOP's Talking Points to Spin Occupy Wall Street

GOP pollster Frank Luntz has advice for Republicans on how to talk about Occupy Wall Street: don't use the word "capitalism," say "I get it" to the protesters and never use the word "bonus" to talk about executive bonuses. The tips, as Yahoo News' Chris Moody recounted from a session with the Republican Governors Association last week, are vintage Luntz.

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 10:40pm

Forget Job Creators: The Best Stimulus Is for Shoppers

After months of threatening to block another payroll tax break, Republican leadership now says it supports a $250 billion plan to cut Social Security taxes. That makes it a virtual guarantee that the typical family will get to keep an extra $1,500 of its earnings through 2012.

Or does it? Somebody has to pay for this thing -- unless we agree to put it on the national credit card. That means both parties need to find $250 billion lying around. The GOP wants to find the it in spending cuts. The Democrats want to find it in a new "millionaire tax."

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 10:40pm

Is Newt Gingrich Just a More Bombastic Mitt Romney?

The Republican primary voters who continue to cast about for a presidential nominee—one not named Mitt Romney—have lately alit on Newt Gingrich as their newest infatuation. Gingrich has plenty of appealing qualities, chief among them that he's entertaining.

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 10:40pm

Chris Christie Stumps in Iowa for Romney

With barely a month until the Iowa caucuses, Mitt Romney is beginning to get serious about a state that he once appeared to be shunning.

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 10:40pm

More Mixed Signals From Cain Camp

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Herman Cain and his campaign manager, Mark Block, are sending different messages about the embattled Republican presidential candidate’s future.

In remarks to reporters over the past two days, Cain gave the impression that the future of his campaign is still in doubt, pending an in-person discussion with his wife when he arrives home on Friday.

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 8:40pm

The Tax-Cut Debate: The Latest Train Wreck Waiting to Happen

As I prepared for a PBS NewsHour discussion about the prospects of extending and expanding the year-old payroll-tax holiday, I knew the challenges that lay ahead.

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 8:40pm

What the FEC Deadlock on Coordination Means

The Federal Election Commission deadlocked today on how closely Super PACs and members of Congress can work together on campaign ads without breaking the rules governing coordination between their campaigns and outside groups. 

Posted: Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 8:40pm