Newt Gingrich may not be able to get out of this one with his usual pious “I made mistakes” line, because this is so calculated in the telling that it reminds people Gingrich is a member of the elite he hates.
Somehow Republicans have to pick from this motley crew to challenge Barack Obama for the White House in November. With domestic politics still on its Summer slumber, the GOP race, if not the candidates, is captivating.
Today, 777 days ahead of the poll that will decide the next US president, Republican Fred Karger launched the first television advertisement of the 2012 campaign. And NSW wants the same sort of process, asks Harley Dennett from Washington DC?
In just a few short years the super conservative and sometimes a little kooky Tea Party movement has come to dominate the political landscape in the US. And now it’s gunning for control of the Republican Party, following massive wins for Tea Party supported nominees at yesterday’s US Primaries.
As the 2010 Midterm Elections roll underway in the US, NY Times covers the surprise winners and losers from Delaware to New Hampshire and examines the building momentum of the Tea Party amongst Republicans.
All of Sarah Palin’s supported political candidates had big wins at the US primaries overnight. Palin has a special brand of magic that the Republican Party would be stupid to ignore, says John Dickerson.
After looking like it was nearly retirement time, US Senator John McCain heads to the primaries with good odds and a rebound in popularity. But will his recent lurch to the right — particularly in regard to immigration — affect his future?
Americans voted overnight in primary elections in four states and one congressional by-election, and this morning as results come in they are being eagerly watched for pointers to the likely direction of mid-term elections in November.