GOP http://kcur.org en McCaskill On Akin: Missouri Voters Have Spoken http://kcur.org/post/mccaskill-akin-missouri-voters-have-spoken <p>The day after GOP leaders called for Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin to withdrawal, his opponent, Claire McCaskill, didn't have much to say on the topic. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 23:13:13 +0000 Tim Lloyd 23285 at http://kcur.org McCaskill On Akin: Missouri Voters Have Spoken Romney's Pick Of Ryan Hasn't Changed Race, Polls Signal http://kcur.org/post/romneys-pick-ryan-hasnt-changed-race-polls-signal Two new polls come to much the same conclusion about the <a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/archives/archive.php?thingId=135107071" target="_blank">2012 presidential campaign</a>:<p>-- "Heading into next week's Republican convention, Mitt Romney remains within striking distance of President Barack Obama but faces steep challenges in inducing voters to warm up to him as a candidate, <a href="http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10000872396390443713704577603600866054994.html?mod=googlenews_wsj" target="_blank">a new <em>Wall Street Journal</em>/NBC News poll has found</a>. Mr. Wed, 22 Aug 2012 11:11:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 23233 at http://kcur.org Romney's Pick Of Ryan Hasn't Changed Race, Polls Signal One Clue To Romney's Veep Pick: Whose Wiki Page Is Getting The Most Edits? http://kcur.org/post/one-clue-romneys-veep-pick-whose-wiki-page-getting-most-edits <a href="http://techpresident.com/news/22680/how-spot-romneys-vice-president-pick-advance" target="_blank">Tech President reminds us</a> that one way to possibly figure out who will be a vice presidential pick is to watch the various contenders' Wikipedia pages in the days before such an announcement is likely.<p>In 2008, <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/08/29/AR2008082902691.html" target="_blank">as <em>The Washington Post</em> wrote at the time</a>, "just hours before [Sen. John] McCain declared his veep choice of Alaska Gov. Tue, 07 Aug 2012 14:30:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 22333 at http://kcur.org One Clue To Romney's Veep Pick: Whose Wiki Page Is Getting The Most Edits? For The Record, Basically: It's Romney http://kcur.org/post/record-basically-its-romney There hadn't been any doubt about it for several weeks, but with his win Tuesday in the Texas primary Mitt Romney has "clinched the Republican presidential nomination," <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/05/29/153956134/mitt-romney-wins-texas-primary" target="_blank">according to The Associated Press</a>.<p>As NPR's S.V. Wed, 30 May 2012 11:37:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 18499 at http://kcur.org For The Record, Basically: It's Romney Sources: Gingrich Will End His White House Bid Next Week http://kcur.org/post/reports-gingrich-will-end-his-white-house-bid-next-week <a href="http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2012/04/25/gingrich-to-suspend-presidential-campaign-next-tuesday-sources-say/" target="_blank">Fox News reports</a> that "senior Gingrich aides" say former House Speaker Newt Gingrich "plans to formally suspend or end his presidential campaign next Tuesday."<p><a href="http://www.cnn.com/POLITICS/" target="_blank">CNN writes that</a> "sources close to Newt Gingrich say he will end his bid for the GOP presidential nomination next week."<p><a href="http://content.usatoday.com/communities/onpolitics/post/2012/04/newt-gingrich-transition-presidential-race- Wed, 25 Apr 2012 14:27:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 16553 at http://kcur.org Sources: Gingrich Will End His White House Bid Next Week 3 Things To Watch For In Tuesday's Primaries http://kcur.org/post/3-things-watch-tuesdays-primaries <strong>(Revised at 2:03 pm ET with new Ron Paul-Pennsylvania material.)</strong><p>The contest for the Republican presidential nomination may be over for all practical purposes, with Mitt Romney the all-but-certain GOP nominee. But that doesn't mean there's nothing of interest in Tuesday's primaries.<p>Voters are going to polls in Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Delaware and New York, though turnout is expected to be low. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 17:27:00 +0000 Frank James 16490 at http://kcur.org 3 Things To Watch For In Tuesday's Primaries Today's Primaries: Gingrich's Swan Song Or Reason To Remain? http://kcur.org/post/todays-primaries-gingrichs-swan-song-or-reason-remain Nothing about what happens during today's Republican presidential primaries in five states is expected to change the fact that Mitt Romney is the presumptive/expected/presumed/inevitable (pick your favorite word) nominee.<p><a href="http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?storyId=151258346" target="_blank">Polls are open in</a> Connecticut, Delaware, New York, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 11:22:00 +0000 Mark Memmott 16470 at http://kcur.org Today's Primaries: Gingrich's Swan Song Or Reason To Remain? Romney Keeps Hand Hidden On Running Mate Pick http://kcur.org/post/romney-keeps-hand-hidden-running-mate-pick Ahead of Pennsylvania's primary Tuesday, the likely Republican presidential nominee has been campaigning in the state with a man at the center of running-mate speculation — Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. But Mitt Romney hasn't said much about whom he might name as his vice presidential choice.<p>Romney <em>has</em> said he appointed a longtime aide to handle the process and that he hasn't yet discussed making a list of potential candidates. But just about everyone else in politics <em>is</em> discussing it. And the men at the top of that list are asked about it a lot.<p>New Jersey Gov. Tue, 24 Apr 2012 07:30:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 16462 at http://kcur.org Romney Keeps Hand Hidden On Running Mate Pick Romney Takes Rubio On Road, Testing A Potential Running Mate http://kcur.org/post/romney-takes-rubio-road-testing-potential-running-mate Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney campaigned outside of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh on Monday, a day before Pennsylvania and four other states hold their primary contests.<p>Romney isn't concerned about the primary, but Pennsylvania will likely be an important swing state in the general election. And Monday also offered a chance to audition a potential running mate: Florida Sen. Marco Rubio.<p>Rubio, a Tea Party favorite, was the main draw for Jane Spresser, who arrived early for a town hall meeting. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 21:04:00 +0000 Ari Shapiro 16441 at http://kcur.org Romney Takes Rubio On Road, Testing A Potential Running Mate Immigration Remains A Dicey Issue For Romney, GOP http://kcur.org/post/immigration-remains-dicey-issue-romney-gop At a Republican candidates' forum in Wisconsin before the state's primary earlier this month, a speaker who wasn't on the ballot had strong words for the GOP regarding its low standing among Hispanic voters.<p>"The way the party ... talks about immigration is going to impact the future course of this party and the future course of this nation," said former U.S. Mon, 23 Apr 2012 07:41:00 +0000 Don Gonyea 16385 at http://kcur.org Immigration Remains A Dicey Issue For Romney, GOP Santorum Adviser Says Calls To Exit GOP Race Are Premature http://kcur.org/post/santorum-adviser-says-calls-exit-gop-race-are-premature Much of the Republican political establishment, many GOP voters and political analysts were telling Rick Santorum that the time had come for him to end his quest for his party's presidential nomination even before Tuesday when he failed to win any of three primaries.<p>Those calls had only increased by Wednesday as Santorum fell further behind Romney in the <a href="http://www.npr.org/2011/12/29/144456395/primary-calendar-republican-delegates-and-whats-at-stake-in-each-state">delegate count</a>.<p>But if Santorum and his team were close to taking that advice, that didn't come across in an inte Wed, 04 Apr 2012 22:08:00 +0000 Frank James 15444 at http://kcur.org Santorum Adviser Says Calls To Exit GOP Race Are Premature