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Mitt Romney says he has accepted an apology from an MSNBC host who joked about a Christmas picture that included the 2012 Republican presidential candidate's adopted, African-American grandson. (TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images)

Potential 2016 GOP Candidates Quietly Court Romney Money

Three years before the next presidential election, several prospective Republican White House contenders are quietly courting senior members of Mitt Romney’s money machine.


File photo of Newt Gingrich. (Photo by Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

GOP Presidential Hopeful Gingrich Continues Campaign

Newt Gingrich is heading back to North Carolina to try to rebuild momentum for his Republican presidential campaign that was in danger of getting swept away along with Rick Santorum’s departure from the race.


File photo of Mitt Romney waving to supporters. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

GOP Superdelegates: It’s Over, Romney Is Nominee

It’s over, and Mitt Romney is going to be the GOP nominee for president. That’s the growing consensus among Republican National Committee members who will automatically attend the party’s national convention this summer and can support any candidate they choose.


File photo of Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney with a female voter. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Challenges Facing Romney In Wooing Female Voters

Mitt Romney is starting to hone his appeal to female voters, acutely aware as he turns to the general election that he has little choice but to narrow President Barack Obama’s commanding lead among this critical constituency.


Republican Presidential candidates, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (L) and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) share a laugh during a debate. (Photo by Joe Raedle/Getty Images)

Humor Can Help Candidates – And Hurt When It Doesn’t

Done right, humor can be a huge asset for a politician. But it is fumbled easily in the overheated environment of a political campaign.


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Newt Gingrich Pledges To Support Mitt Romney

Under pressure to help unify his party, Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich pledged Tuesday to support Mitt Romney if the former Massachusetts governor wins enough convention delegates to clinch the nomination by the end of the GOP primary season in June.


Presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) attends a prayer service. (Photo by Christopher Gregory/Getty Images)

Republican Catholics Cool So Far To Rick Santorum

Across all states where Republican primary voters were asked their religion in exit polls, Mitt Romney, a Mormon, trounced Santorum among Catholics, with an average margin of victory above 20 percentage points. Even in Southern states, where Romney has struggled, Catholics broke his way.


Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks at a Get out the Vote Rally February 13, 2012 in Mesa, Arizona. (credit:  Eric Thayer/Getty Images)

Mitt Romney Loses His Edge With White Working Class

Republican Mitt Romney is faltering with white working-class voters crucial to his party’s drive to capture the White House, even as he tries to fend off a rising GOP challenger, Rick Santorum, who wields strong blue-collar appeal.


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For Romney, A New Strategy After A Santorum Surge

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is casting himself as a strict conservative as he looks to reset his campaign following three losses to rival Rick Santorum.


File photo of Michele Bachmann. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Bachmann Calls Presidential Campaign A ‘Series Of Humiliations’

Former GOP Candidate Michele Bachmann was quoted as calling her 2012 presidential campaign “one series of humiliations after another.”