Davenport, Iowa (CNN) - The Boston Herald endorsed Mitt Romney Tuesday, and called the former Massachusetts governor the stand-out in a Republican "clown car" field.
"It has been an entertaining several months, but really now, does anyone see even the remotest possibility of any of those folks taking the oath of office on the Capitol steps come Jan. 20, 2013?" the editorial said. "There is only one candidate in the Republican field with the integrity, the experience, the organizational strength and the intelligence to beat Barack Obama and that man is Mitt Romney."
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - With one week to go until the Iowa caucuses, two new commercials supporting Newt Gingrich's bid for the GOP presidential nomination are about to hit Hawkeye state airwaves.
A campaign commercial from the Gingrich campaign uses clips from the former House speaker at debates the past few months touting his plans to create jobs. The Gingrich campaign says the 30-second spot will run statewide in Iowa starting Wednesday.
Washington (CNN) - Dust off the Truman playbook.
After a year of repeated partisan showdowns between the White House and Capitol Hill, President Barack Obama appears ready to hit the campaign trail in 2012 with congressional Republicans firmly in his sights - a reprise of Harry Truman's 1948 come-from-behind strategy against Tom Dewey and the "do-nothing" 80th Congress.FULL STORY
(CNN) - Newt Gingrich said Tuesday he wouldn't vote for Ron Paul if the Texas congressman won the 2012 GOP nomination.
Speaking to CNN's Wolf Blitzer, Gingrich slammed Paul as out of line with mainstream Republican viewpoints, including his stance on Israel, Iran, and September 11.
Des Moines, Iowa (CNN) - With one week to go until the start of the primary and caucus calendar, a new national poll indicates Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are battling for the top spot in the race for the GOP presidential nomination.
According to a Gallup Daily Tracking Poll released Tuesday, 25% of registered Republicans say they support Gingrich, the former House speaker, for their party's nomination, with 24% backing Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who's making his second bid for the White House. Gingrich's one point margin is well within the poll's sampling error.
Moline, Illinois (CNN) - As he prepared to kick off a three-day bus tour through Iowa, Mitt Romney sought to lower expectations in the state where he has played a game of wait-and-see for several months.
"I want to do well in all the states and get a good start, but I really can't set expectations," Romney said at a New Hampshire stop Tuesday morning. "A couple of weeks ago I was a distant third in Iowa and you just don't know what's going to happen in this process."
Moline, Illinois (CNN) - Mitt Romney mocked his rival Newt Gingrich Tuesday for failing to qualify for Virginia's primary ballot, and compared the former House speaker's campaign organization to an episode of the comedy sitcom "I Love Lucy."
"I think he compared that to Pearl Harbor," Romney said of the Gingrich campaign's failure to get on the Virginia ballot, which the former speaker's adviser called a "set-back."
(CNN) - Rick Santorum is running hard to win next week's Iowa caucus, but the former Pennsylvania senator said Tuesday he wouldn't continue running if he placed last.
"If I finish dead last behind the pack I'm going to pack up and go home," Santorum said on the Iowa radio station WHO.
(CNN) - The Newt Gingrich campaign pushed back Tuesday on reports the former House speaker previously expressed enthusiasm for rival Mitt Romney's Massachusetts health care law–before eventually announcing his opposition.
Team Gingrich continued to contrast the candidate's record with that of Romney in its response to reports of a 2006 newsletter showing Gingrich's support for Romney's health care law, which included an individual mandate.