Former Pennsylvania Senator and current Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has canceled press appearances and Florida campaign stops to be with his 3-year-old daughter, Bella. Bella Santorum was born with a genetic disorder, Trisomy 18, that can lead to surgeries and hospitalizations. She is in Children’s Hospital in Philadelphia with pneumonia in both lungs and Mr. Santorum and his wife have been at her side most of the weekend. Read More
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is having a tough enough time with front-runner Mitt Romney surging in the polls prior to the upcoming Florida primary. Now he may also have to contend with pesky questions about a government probe into the overseas business affairs of Las Vegas billionaire Sheldon Adelson, who may be the financial savior of Mr. Gingrich’s campaign. Read More
The New York Times raised its Monday through Saturday newsstand price from $2.00 to $2.50, according to a note to readers on today’s home page. Sunday newsstand price is staying the same.
As subscribers were alerted in a letter last month, home delivery rates were hiked between 20 and 60 cents a week, depending on Read More
Rep. Charlie Rangel said Governor Rick Perry's job creation accomplishments in Texas are nothing to be proud of because they pay such low wages "it's one stage away from slavery."
Rangel's harsh assessment comes the same day a New York Times review of Perry's record concluded "Texas has one of the highest percentages of workers who are paid the minimum wage and receive no medical benefits."
It also comes one day after former President Bill Clinton called Perry a "good-looking rascal" whose anti-government platform was "crazy," during a speech to firemen in midtown Manhattan.
Perry -- the longest serving governor in Texas history -- formally kicked off his presidential campaign on Saturday, largely on the strength of having created more jobs created in Texas since 2009 than any other state in the nation. Read More
President Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, emailed out this “sneak peek” video to supporters today, laying out the “strategic framework” for the president’s re-election campaign.
There are charts and maps and talk of expanding the electorate and making 2008 look “prehistoric.” It’s not the most thrilling presentation; at one point, Messina says: “This is the Read More
In 2004, former mayor Ed Koch committed an act of Democratic treason and endorsed George W. Bush in his re-election bid against John Kerry. In Koch’s estimation, Bush could be counted on to keep the country safe, and that pre-empted any concerns about their domestic policies.
In an email to his mailing list this afternoon, Read More
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour isn’t running for president, after all.
In a statement this afternoon, Barbour said he couldn’t offer the kind of committment it takes to successfully mount a campaign for the White House.
“A candidate for president today is embracing a ten-year commitment to an all-consuming effort, to the virtual exclusion of all Read More
A new poll out today from Public Policy Polling shows Donald Trump maintaing an edge over his potential rivals for the G.O.P. nomination.
The survey gave Trump a slightly larger lead than previous polls, with a 26 percent to 17 percent advantage over his nearest rival, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee. Mitt Romney Read More
The Draft Trump 2012 effort is announcing this afternoon that another state coordinator has come on board in order to lay the groundwork for a possible presidential run.
Scott Royce, a former New Hampshire field director for Jack Kemp’s 1988 campaign will be coordinating the Draft Trump movement in his home state of South Carolina. Read More