Rick Santorum Campaign Starts to Focus on Kentucky

Republican Presidential candidate Rick Santorum is starting to campaign in Kentucky. Santorum’s campaign has sent mailers to Louisville-area Republicans asking for their time and money. In the three-page letter, Santorum says he has the best grassroots political operation of any GOP candidate, then he asks for a $35 donation. The letter also asks potential supporters […]

GOP Still Divided After Super Tuesday; Amazon Takes On Publishing World; Are Republicans Afraid Of Rush Limbaugh?: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Mitt Romney emerged with the most delegates after yesterday’s Super Tuesday races in 10 states. Eric Cantor, House majority leader, says Romney has a clear path of Tampa, where Republicans will gather for their nominating convention this summer. Rick Santorum‘s supporters tried to elbow Newt Gingrich out of the race in a bid to […]

Michigan GOP Nomination Down to the Wire; Top GOP Candidates’ Tax Plans Would Increase Federal Debt; New Name Option for Southern Baptists; Companies Try to Keep Workers Fit: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: The latest polls in Michigan show Mitt Romney’s momentum has stopped in his home state of Michigan, where he’s been chipping away at Rick Santorum’s lead in the polls over the past week. The conventional wisdom is that if Romney can’t win the state he won four years ago, the nomination will be a […]

U.S. Pushes for Ultimatum to Syrian President, Republican Candidates and the Big Debate, Futurist James Canton on Alternative Fuels: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: There are increasingly desperate warnings of a humanitarian catastrophe today from Syrian activists and humanitarian groups as the Syrian government resumed shelling an opposition neighborhood in the city of Homs. Hundreds have been killed in the three week-long siege of the city by government forces. U.S., European, and Arab officials are working on an […]

Polls, Bailout Politics Shape Michigan Primary; Taliban Leaders Get Serious About Peace Talks; Derby City Film Festival Preview: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: General Motors has announced its largest profit ever and is giving record $7000 profit-sharing checks to blue-collar workers. Still, there’s a poll from the Detroit News that shows half of conservative voters in Michigan say the anti-bailout positions that Republican presidential rivals Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney have taken won’t affect their vote in […]

The Atlantic on Obama’s Strategy, How Massachusetts Feels About RomneyCare, “Cash Mobs” Boost Independent Businesses: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Is Obama A Chess Master Or Pawn? That’s the question posed on the cover of the March issue of The Atlantic. Writer James Fallows offers his answer in his article called Obama Explained. 1:12pm: Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has called Massachusetts’ health care law—which requires that every resident have health insurance or pay […]

Obama’s Budget, GOP Primaries Continue, Greece Cleans Up Following Clashes: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: President Barack Obama is sending Congress a new budget that seeks to achieve $4 trillion in deficit reduction over the next decade through cuts in government spending and higher taxes on the wealthy. At the same time, he wants to boost spending in key areas such as transportation and education. The spending blueprint is […]

Florida’s Primary, California’s Meth Problem, Kentucky’s Bourbon Trail: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: The polls are open in Florida for a primary that Mitt Romney hopes will give him a stronger hand in the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Romney is heavily favored in Florida, and it’s a pivotal contest, in a month of high-stakes elections. 1:12pm: Meth is a serious problem here in Kentucky. It’s […]

Romney Releases Taxes, Inside The World Of “Travelers,” JCPS Prepares for Updated School Nutrition Standards: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: Under pressure to show voters his tax returns, Mitt Romney, former governor of Massachusetts and Republican presidential hopeful, today posted returns from several years on his website. Last year, he paid $3 million in federal income taxes last year on nearly $21 million in income from investments and carried interest from the private equity […]

Spouses’ Role in GOP Primary, Reagan’s Record on Taxes, Cleanup at Fukushima, Sketches from WWII Battlefields: Today on Here and Now

1:06pm: The Iowa Caucus is tonight, and some candidates say they wouldn’t be on the stump if not for spousal encouragement. We’ll speak with journalists who’ve been covering the campaign thus far about the role of candidates’ spouses and other family members in running for office. 1:12pm: On the campaign trail, GOP candidates like to […]