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New Jersey’s Christie Casts Shadow Over Iowa, 2012

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie says he’s not running for president, but he’s still leaving an imprint on the 2012 Republican campaign as a potential kingmaker — and distraction.


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Pawlenty Names Huckabee Daughter As Top Iowa Aide

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty is naming the daughter of 2008 Iowa caucus winner Mike Huckabee to help lift his own effort ahead of a key test of strength in Iowa.


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Bachmann’s 2012 Kickoff Set For Monday In Iowa

When Michele Bachmann formally kicks off her bid for the White House on Monday in Iowa, she’ll do so after allowing precious weeks to pass without having established the presence needed in the state to woo the GOP activists considered key to winning its leadoff caucuses.


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Trial For MN Teen Charged In IA Slayings To Begin

The first of two trials for a Minnesota teenager charged in the slayings of two Iowa convenience store clerks is scheduled to begin Monday in Carroll County.


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More Hints Of Likely Bachmann Run For President

Rep. Michele Bachmann plans to participate in a presidential debate in New Hampshire this month, a move that further signals the Minnesota Republican expects to be a candidate for the 2012 nomination.


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Iowa Stops Fill Pawlenty’s Memorial Day Calendar

A week after launching his Republican presidential campaign in Iowa, Tim Pawlenty will be back in the all-important state to campaign on Memorial Day.


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Iowa May Be Fertile Ground For GOP’s Bachmann

If there’s any state where Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann could stir the Republican race for president, it’s Iowa.


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Pawlenty Announces Presidential Run, Iowans React

The former Minnesota governor made his plans official Monday in Des Moines, Iowa, saying he will be the candidate that tells the truth to the American people about the hard decisions that will need to be made to eliminate the budget deficit.


Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Event March 7, 2011 in Waukee, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Pawlenty Announces Presidential Run In Web Video

The former Minnesota governor released an Internet video Sunday ahead of a public appearance Monday in Iowa, where he planned to formally enter the race for the 2012 GOP nomination.


Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Event March 7, 2011 in Waukee, Iowa. (credit: Steve Pope/Getty Images)

Aide: Pawlenty Running For President

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is running for the GOP presidential nomination and will announce his bid Monday in Iowa.


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Minnesota Filmmaker Pleads Guilty In Iowa Trial

A Minnesota filmmaker has pleaded guilty to a felony charge during her trial over misusing tax credits designed to lure filmmakers to Iowa.


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Hidden Webcam Found In Restroom At Iowa Store

Police say a miniature webcam has been found hidden in an employee restroom at a Des Moines grocery store.


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Bachmann Brings Tea Party Message To Iowa

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann brought her tea party message and possible presidential ambitions to Iowa on Friday night, speaking before about 300 members of an influential anti-tax group that shares many of the Republican’s views.


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Winning Hot Lotto Ticket Not Yet Turned In

The winning $16.5 million Hot Lotto ticket has yet to be turned in.


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Accused Iowa Killer Found In Minnepolis Closet

A man being sought for the shooting death of a Des Moines man in October has been arrested in Minneapolis.





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