Monthly Archives: November 2011

After Debate Gaffe, A Rattled Perry Focuses On Iowa

Gov. Rick Perry spent Thursday putting the best face he could on one of the worst TV debate moments in U.S. presidential campaign history. But his supporters and donors alike are deeply rattled, and they are treating first-test Iowa, with its caucus … Continued


Ford O’Connell At Politico’s Arena: Can Perry Recover?

While gunning for number one, Texas Gov. Rick Perry certainly stepped in number two last night. Perry’s gaffe is destined to become it’s own Saturday Night Live skit complete with CNBC’s Jim Cramer barking at him. Gov. Perry could conceivably … Continued


Cain Didn’t Know Suburban Accuser? Wrong Response, Experts Say

As GOP presidential hopeful Herman Cain decried allegations of sexual harassment by a suburban woman, he insisted he “didn’t even know” his accuser. Yet, eyewitness accounts have him in close, one-to-one conversation with Sharon Bialek of Glenview last month at … Continued


Cain Looks To Move Past Controversy At Debate

Republican Herman Cain will try to move past an escalating sexual harassment controversy on Wednesday during a U.S. presidential debate on economic issues held in the hard-hit manufacturing state of Michigan. The debate will be a homecoming for Cain’s rival … Continued



Dem Heitkamp Enters North Dakota U.S. Senate Race

While the latest installment of the Herman Cain sexual harassment saga maybe sucking all of the oxygen out of the room, control of the U.S. Senate in 2012 is still at issue. If the Republican Party can net four seats … Continued


Debates Help Newt Gingrich Rise In The Polls

If the 2012 GOP presidential nomination were decided solely on debate performances, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich would be tough to beat. Even Gingrich admits as much. CNN’s Paul Steinhauser has more: Newt Gingrich says that his well-received performances in … Continued




First Read: New Hampshire, Trending Republican In 2012

The 2012 battle for the White House is likely to be a tight contest. With regard to the Granite State, it clearly depends on who the eventual GOP presidential nominee is next year. And a lot can change between now … Continued