The Washington Times' political blog.
Ahead of next week's Republican convention, Newt Gingrich on Tuesday officially released the delegates he won during the primary, giving them the ability to vote for Mitt Romney, the presumptive nominee.
President Obama leads presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney by 5 points in Virginia, 50 percent to 45 percent — down from an 8-point lead he held in early July, according to a survey released Tuesday by the Democratic firm Public Policy Polling.
When Republicans gather next week in Tampa for their national convention, Isaac — not President Obama — threatens to be their No. 1 adversary.
Mitt Romney, who as the GOP's presumptive presidential nominee is his party's de facto head, called on Tuesday for Rep. Todd Akin to drop out of the Missouri Senate race.
Vice President Joseph R. Biden will head to Tampa, Fla., early next week to provide a little Democratic counter-programming at the massive Republican confab.
Delegates driving to the Republican National Convention in Tampa next week will be greeted with a downtown billboard reminding them they're visiting a Democratic city.
Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney has opened up a 1-point lead in the key battleground state of Wisconsin, according to a poll released Tuesday.
Virginia Democratic Senate candidate Tim Kaine released the first television ad Tuesday in his race against Republican George Allen, a former senator and fellow governor, using the entire 30-second spot to talk about bipartisanship, fiscal responsibility and his accomplishments as Virginia's governor.
Embattled Missouri Senate candidate Rep. W. Todd Akin still holds a narrow lead over Sen. Claire McCaskill despite widespread disapproval of his recent comments on rape and abortion, according to a poll released Monday night.
Former Democratic Rep. Artur Davis of Alabama, who will be speaking at the Republican National Convention next week, said Tuesday the presence of Missouri Rep. W. Todd Akin, the GOP Senate candidate, on the ballot very well could turn the state blue.
The U.S. Department of Justice has signed off on Virginia's voter identification law that will now require voters without proper identification to cast their ballots provisionally, rather than signing a sworn affidavit attesting to their identity.
Missouri Rep. and U.S. Senate candidate W. Todd Akin is out with a new ad appealing directly to viewers for forgiveness for the remarks he made about rape and abortion as top Republicans pressure him to exit the race in the wake of the aftermath following the comments.
The presidential campaign of presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney raised more than it took in in July and spent heavily on polling, at nearly $1 million, according to new disclosures filed Monday.
President Obama's re-election committees spent more money than they took in during July, newly filed records show.
The Obama campaign raised $30 milion from fewer than 20,000 major donors in July, disclosures showed Monday, taking advantage of a setup that uses higher caps on donations to central party committees to capture up to $100,000 or more from families. The maximum anyone can ordinarily give to a candidate is $5,000.
By John Solomon
How the government's punishing of the exposure of official wrongdoing can linger for years