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  • House GOP Budget Slashes Taxes, Benefit Programs Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 10:50 AM ET
    Paul Ryan (C), Eric Cantor (L) and Kevin McCarthy (R)

    Conservative Republicans controlling the House unveiled a budget blueprint Tuesday that combines slashing cuts to safety net programs for the poor with sharply lower tax rates in an election-year manifesto painting clear campaign differences with President Barack Obama.

  • House GOP to Unveil Budget Blueprint Tuesday, 20 Mar 2012 | 8:08 AM ET
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    Eager to draw a contrast with President Barack Obama on taxes and spending, Republicans controlling the House are releasing on Tuesday an election-year budget plan that would impose sharp cuts on many programs in hopes of taming trillion dollar-plus deficits, but would still fail to reach balance over the coming decade.

  • Santorum Takes On Urban America Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 12:31 PM ET
    Presidential candidate and former U.S. Rick Santorum (R-PA) speaks during a town hall meeting with veterans at the 304 Grill in the financial district March 14, 2012 in Old San Juan Puerto Rico.

    Campaigning in recent days in Illinois and Missouri, Rick Santorum has sought to motivate his followers by highlighting a different divide: urban versus rural, The New York Times reports.

  • Sparks Flying for Romney and Santorum? Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 11:51 AM ET
    People wait to hear the results of Super Tuesday as they attend the Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum primary night party at the Steubenville High School Gymnasium on March 6, 2012 in Steubenville, Ohio.

    Mitt Romney may lead in delegates and Rick Santorum might have momentum, but neither is having an easy time exciting even his own voters.

  • Obama Fundraising Picks Up, Gets Another $45M  Monday, 19 Mar 2012 | 10:54 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    President Obama raised $45 million February for his campaign, collecting nearly twice as much as his monthly average at the end of 2011.

  • Contention, Confusion Mar Missouri Caucuses Sunday, 18 Mar 2012 | 7:53 AM ET
    Rick Santorum | Mitt Romney

    Contention and confusion marred various Republican caucuses in Missouri on Saturday, and one meeting was abruptly shut down, as impassioned supporters of Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul battled for an edge in the state's complicated delegate selection process.

  • All Odds Aside, GOP Girding for Floor Fight Sunday, 18 Mar 2012 | 7:04 AM ET
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    Republicans are preparing for the possibility that their presidential nomination could be decided at their national convention rather than on the campaign trail, a prospect that would upend one of the rituals of modern politics, the New York Times reports.

  • Delegate-Rich Illinois the Focus of GOP Next Week Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 6:22 PM ET
    Rick Santorum | Mitt Romney

    After two Deep South losses, Mitt Romney is intensifying his campaign efforts in the economically challenged Midwest -- a friendly region for him -- in hopes of regaining his front-runner's momentum when Illinois holds its Republican presidential primary Tuesday.

  • The debates have ended, but the claims -- from the Republican presidential rivals as well as from the Obama campaign -- are still being made, sometimes with great exaggerations.

  • In First Big 2012 Foray, Biden Defends Auto Rescue Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 2:21 PM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney

    Vice President Joe Biden makes an aggressive entry into the 2012 campaign, calling out the other GOP hopefuls by name for their failure to support the auto bailout.

  • Romney Attacked Over Planned Parenthood Cuts Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 10:52 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at Byrne Electrical Specialists on February 27, 2012 in Rockford, Michigan.

    A coordinated attack by Democrats on Mitt Romney's plan to "get rid of" Planned Parenthood to help balance the federal budget is part of a larger campaign to ensure that Romney and other Republicans lose credibility with female voters.

  • Kudlow: Obama's Numbers Going South Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 7:42 AM ET
    Kudlow: Obama's Numbers Going South

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow discusses why some of President Obama's policies are impacting the polls.

  • Should Gingrich Drop Out?  Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 3:41 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich gives a thumbs up sign to supporters after speaking to the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce at the Vestavia Hills Country Club March 13, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama

    Conservative opinion is divided on whether Newt Gingrich should make way for a two-man race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.

  • Road for Santorum Depends On the Next Move by Gingrich Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 4:28 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum addresses supporters after winning the both Alabama and Mississippi primaries on March 13, 2012 in Lafayette, Louisiana.

    Santorum’s victories raise a pivotal question: Can he build on his night of triumph to emerge as a true alternative to Romney? The New York Times reports.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters during a campaign stop at the Whistle Stop cafe March 12, 2012 in Mobile, Alabama.

    The stakes are high for the three GOP contenders in Tuesday's Deep South contests, with Romney hoping for his first victory in the region and Gingrich fighting to keep his bid alive.

  • Obama’s Rating Falls as Poll Reflects Volatility Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 10:31 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Despite improving job growth and an extended Republican primary fight, President Obama lost ground in the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

  • Voter ID Laws: Are They Necessary to Stop Fraud? Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 9:43 AM ET
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    Voter fraud is either rampant and requires strict measures like photo IDs to stop it—or—it's an overblown dispute, only being used as a weapon to keep certain groups from the polls.

  • Ron Paul's Fight to the Finish Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 8:40 AM ET
    Ron Paul's Fight to the Finish

    "There are four of us in the race and of course, Romney looks like he's ahead, but he's far from having it won", says Rep. Ron Paul, (R-TX), discussing his hopes for big wins in Alabama and Mississippi today and why he intends to fight on through the GOP primary race.

  • Santorum Bets on Convention for Nomination Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 5:01 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) addresses the Detroit Economic Club February 16, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.

    Rick Santorum says his path to the  presidential nomination counts on continued chaos in the field and a fractured GOP arriving at its nominating convention in late summer.

  • Labor Leaders to Apply New Clout in Effort for Obama Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 9:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    As unions prepare to endorse President Obama on Tuesday, labor leaders say they will mount their biggest campaign effort, with far more members than ever before. The New York Times reports.