Newt Gingrich, regarded as the Republicans' best strategist when he was in Congress and still seen as one of its best planners, announced in Atlanta on Thursday that he has created a website asking people to donate to "Newt Explore 2012."
Donald Trump has a burgeoning new "grass-roots army" who pine for him to run for president in 2012.
Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee said he "misspoke" when he suggested in a radio interview that President Obama's childhood in Kenya shaped his worldview - even though Mr. Obama did not visit Kenya until he was in his 20s.
Former "Manhattan Madam" Kristin Davis, who once supplied call girls for New York's former governor-turner-CNN host Eliot Spitzer, has a message for the network: "I'm available."
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich intends to take a formal step toward entering the 2012 presidential race within the next two weeks, Republican officials said Sunday, after months spent traveling to important primary and caucus states.
Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich intends to take a formal step toward entering the 2012 presidential race within the next two weeks, Republican officials said Sunday.
By week's end, we should know whether the House majority has what it takes to stand up for fiscal responsibility against President Obama and Senate Democrats. As the stopgap measure currently funding the federal government runs out Friday, the House is proposing to vote Tuesday on a two-week extension that includes $4 billion in cuts, but Democrats appear insistent on maintaining the current inflated spending levels. Failure to reach a settlement by the weekend would result in a shutdown of the non-essential functions of the federal government. That wouldn't be a bad thing.
Mitt Romney and Mike Huckabee are tied for first place among likely 2012 GOP primary voters, according to a sampling of recent polls, but the betting in the political community is that Mr. Romney almost surely will run and Mr. Huckabee will not.
Frankly, I did not think of Chris Matthews as an episodic apologist until I watched his MSNBC documentary, "President of the World: The Bill Clinton Phenomenon," this week. The episodic apologists were a familiar fixture of the Clinton administration, much as the court historians were a fixture of the administration of Franklin D. Roosevelt. Whereas the court historians could always be relied upon to spin history FDR's heroic way, the episodic apologists always end up slobbering all over the Clintons - albeit with a twist.