As the Republican standard-bearer this year, Mitt Romney, a late-in-life convert to the pro-life cause, finds himself at the helm of a party staking out an increasingly absolute opposition to abortion, even as he tries to woo moderate voters he'll need to win on Election Day.
Hustling to finish his wheat harvest, farmer Mark Nesheim was repairing his combine recently when his cellphone rang. The caller wanted to know if Mr. Nesheim would support Republican candidates in November, particularly the North Dakota GOP's Senate hopeful.
In selecting Paul Ryan as his running mate, Mitt Romney put Republican Senate candidates across the country on the hot seat as they decide whether to support his budget that would dramatically overhaul Medicare or to distance themselves from their party's No. 2 man.
Anti-establishment Republicans are gunning for the GOP nod in primaries for Senate seats in Connecticut, Florida and Wisconsin on Tuesday, in what is the last major test for tea partyers and their allies before November.
The next skirmish in the internal war over the direction of the Republican Party plays out in Texas next week, when primary voters choose a Senate candidate as tea party insurgent Ted Cruz is mounting an aggressive challenge to the establishment-backed candidate, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst.
The government's monstrous budget deficits continue their meteoric rise under President Obama's big spending policies, further threatening America's shaky economy and future growth.
The dominant liberal media culture has spun the last days of the Democrats' lame-duck Congress into an unbroken string of legislative victories for President Obama and his party.
John Raese would have filibustered both of President Obama's Supreme Court nominees, not only opposes the minimum wage but thinks it may be unconstitutional, and won't say whether Social Security and Medicare are constitutional but allows that they are here to stay.
Sen. John Cornyn on Sunday suggested there could be political fallout from President Obama's remarks about building a mosque near the site of the Sept. 11 attacks in New York.