Republican presidential nomination

Rick Santorum Launching Second White House RunThe former Pennsylvania senator, who came in 2nd in the 2012 Republican primary, will make an official announcement near his home town.
Romney Rebuts Democrats' Claims About His Tax Plan Mitt Romney sought to inoculate himself Tuesday against Democratic charges that he favors the rich, saying his as yet-to-be disclosed tax plans will not benefit the well-to-do at the expense of others.
McDonnell: Time For Party Conservatives To Unify Behind RomneyThe head of the Republican Governors Association says Rick Santorum's withdrawal from the presidential sweepstakes should signal party conservatives to unify behind Mitt Romney.
Gingrich: Running For President 'Much Harder Than I Thought It Would Be'Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich once led his rivals for the nomination in polls. Today, he's millions in debt and describing Mitt Romney as "far and away the most likely" GOP nominee.
Santorum As Unpopular In Pennsylvania As He Was When Voted Out Of SenateRick Santorum is as unpopular in Pennsylvania today as he was six years ago when home-state voters kicked him out of the Senate in a rout. That sour public perception may doom his fading chances of sticking around in the GOP presidential race, along with other hurdles that dot his path to a possible, and needed, victory in the April 24 primary.
Let The Vetting Begin: Attention Turning To Romney's Potential VP CandidateWith the Republican presidential hopeful closing in on the GOP nomination, attention is beginning to turn to who he will pick to be by his side as he takes on President Obama and Vice President Biden for the White House.
Romney Expects To Tighten Grasp On GOP Nomination With Illinois PrimaryThere will be no knockout punch, but an increasingly confident Mitt Romney expects to tighten his grasp on the Republican presidential nomination with the Illinois primary.
Santorum: US Should Apologize For Deaths Of 16 AfghansRepublican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum believes that the U.S. should apologize for the 16 Afghans who were allegedly killed by a U.S. soldier, despite previously criticizing President Obama for apologizing to the Afghan government over the burning of Qurans.
Axelrod: Santorum Takes 'Divisive Positions' On Social IssuesA top adviser to President Barack Obama's re-election campaign says Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has taken "divisive positions" on key social issues.
Romney: Obama Forcing Religious Institutions To Distribute 'Abortive Pills'Presidential contender Mitt Romney is fighting to win over social conservatives in Tuesday's Republican caucuses.
Gingrich Upsets Romney In South Carolina PrimaryFormer House Speaker Newt Gingrich stormed to an upset win in the South Carolina primary Saturday night, dealing a sharp setback to former front-runner Mitt Romney and suddenly scrambling the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
Romney Offshore Accounts Contain Up To $32 MillionAn Associated Press examination of financial records of Mitt Romney shows that the Republican presidential candidate has offshore-based investments worth between $7 million and $32 million.