May 2, 2012
Ron Paul has no chance of securing the Republican party nomination but continues to rack up delegates. When Paul inevitably loses, where, asks David Weigel, will they turn?
April 11, 2012 1
Watch the full press conference of Rick Santorum as he announces his withdrawal from the US presidential race.
April 11, 2012
Rick Santorum's campaign was such a joke, the only way it can be discussed is with humour, says Erin Gloria Ryan, as she sums it up by employing the worst metaphors possible.
April 11, 2012 3
Crikey media wrap: Rick Santorum ended his campaign for the US presidency this morning in Gettysburg, essentially sealing Mitt Romney as the Republican presidential nominee.
March 13, 2012
Going 'into Newt's backyard' and competing against Mitt Romney, fresh from Super Tuesday wins, Rick Santorum has attempted to lower the bar of expectations ahead of primaries in Alabama and Mississippi, reports John Hoefell.
March 8, 2012 18
"Man, we can't take another four years of this." At Tony Packo's bar and grill in Toledo's Little Budapest, Roy is expounding to me the line that is now standard issue on the Right.
March 8, 2012 8
In the wake of Super Tuesday, what does the gruelling primaries process tell us about the Republican Party and the state of democracy in America?
March 7, 2012
As Rundle writes today from Toledo, Ohio: "Five victories – with Idaho providing an alternative venue to go 50/50 with the other candidates – would make the night Romney's. Falling below that would be nightmare afresh for the GOP."
February 29, 2012 15
Romney, my God. The anti-candidate. As a GOP candidate, all he had to do was turn up to the NASCAR event and shovel down dogs. Instead, he said: "I have some great friends that are NASCAR team owners."
February 29, 2012
In the lead-up to the Michigan primary, which he is in danger of losing, Mitt Romney has admitted making "some mistakes" by drawing unwanted attention to his wealth, reports Michael Barbaro and Ashley Parker.
February 24, 2012
While the protracted soap opera of the Republican primaries race continues, Barack Obama has spoken rather confidently about his chances of re-election, reports Breitbart.
February 22, 2012
Larry McCarthy, one of the GOP's best-paid media strategists, is on a quest to save Mitt Romney from defeat in the Michigan primary -- a quest he compares with the plight of the Caped Crusader, writes Lloyd Grove.
February 17, 2012
Mitt Romney grasping a confused looking baby. Rick Perry cradling a tommy gun. A giant toy elephant and Newt Gingrich. This -- and more -- is the 2012 Republican primaries in pictures.
February 16, 2012
Haunted by a 2008 op-ed headlined 'Let Detroit Go Bankrupt', Mitt Romney is attempting to divert his campaign away from an odd stance on Obama's car manufacture bailout, writes Howard Kurtz.
February 8, 2012 9
Republican candidate Rick Santorum may be on the way to either victory or a close second in the Minnesota and Missouri contests tonight, throwing the smooth coronation of Mitt Romney into fresh doubt.
February 7, 2012
The GOP spent months pondering the effect the Tea Party would have on Republican primaries, and the answer was: not much at all. One Tea Party leader has described the movement as "dead" and "gone," reports Patricia Murphy.
February 6, 2012 21
The sweet, sweet paradox of Ron Paul is that a large slice of his support comes from those who carefully and cheerfully disregard his foreign policy reviews altogether, writes Guy Rundle in Las Vegas.
February 2, 2012
US President Barack Obama participated in a Google+ and YouTube interview earlier this week, with everyday US citizens talking via video chat to the president. Obama even told one woman whose engineer husband struggled to find work that she should send his resume in and Obama would see if he could help (she did and […]
February 1, 2012
Despite being widely tipped to be trampled by Mitt Romney at the Florida primary, Newt Gingrich has assured supporters the Republican race is "a long way from being over," reports Seema Mehta.
January 31, 2012 28
In Gingrich you see something triangulate between Marx, Mussolini, Toffler and sundry others, an investment in nation and species, an utter disinterest in the fate of the individual. None of his supporters really understand that, or how utterly unconservative he is.