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Candidate Clash: Republicans Face Off In First 2016 Debate

The Republican bid to reclaim the White House begins in earnest Thursday with the first debate of the 2016 campaign, a 10-candidate face-off for leadership of a party grappling with internal divisions and a changing American electorate.


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4 Things To Know From Aug. 6, 2015

From the first GOP debate Thursday night to the latest in the Tennessee theater shooting, here are the four stories to know for Thursday, Aug. 6.


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4 Things To Know From Aug. 4, 2015

From airlines taking a stand on big game hunting trophies to the latest on the GOP debate, here are the four stories to know for Tuesday, Aug. 3.


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Bachmann, Perry Clash Over Pakistan Aid

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are clashing over whether the United States should continue to provide more than $1 billion in aid to Pakistan.


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Talking Points: Dangers Of ‘Reply All’

In Talking Points, Esme Murphy talks about how the Michele Bachmann campaign received an email they weren’t supposed to receive.


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Political Expert Kathryn Pearson Talks GOP Debate On WCCO

Saturday night’s Republican debate in New Jersey, hosted by CBS, gave the presidential candidates a chance to sound off on several political issues in a key voting state.


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Reality Check: Rick Perry’s Debate Gaffe

Energy was the third department of the federal government Rick Perry could not remember during a CNBC debate Wednesday. But forget, for a moment, Rick Perry’s memory lapse. Can he even do that?


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Let Europe Solve Its Debt, GOP Candidates Say

Republican presidential rivals agreed Wednesday night that Europe’s countries should rise or fall on their own without any American bailout and warned that failing to cut budget deficits at home would doom the U.S. to the same sort of crisis that now plagues Greece and Italy.


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Bachmann On Taxes: ‘Everyone Should Pay something’

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says when it comes to the tax code, “everyone should pay something.”


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Bachmann Questions Perry On Spending

Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota is questioning Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s record on spending. She asks Perry “how can we trust you to not go down the Obama way?”


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Reality Check: Bachmann Gets Aggressive In GOP Debate

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann got aggressive in the latest Republican presidential debate on CNN on Monday night.


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Esme’s Blog: Bye-Bye Minnesota Nice

In case you missed it Minnesota Nice died last night in Iowa.


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Bachmann Asked Whether Wives Should Be Submissive

The Bible tells wives to be submissive to their husbands. If she were president, would that apply to Michele Bachmann?


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GOP’s Pawlenty Admits Missed Chance In GOP Debate

Presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty is knocking his Republican debate performance in his personal scorebook while getting in another dig at rival Mitt Romney’s health care record.


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Bachmann: Time Was Ripe To Jump Into 2012 Race

One hand clutches a crisply folded U.S. flag with a concealed weapons certification protruding; the other slides discreetly into a denim coat pocket. Behind the beaming state lawmaker, a silhouette target with bullet holes square in the chest. Next to her nameplate, a “No New Taxes!” sticker.


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GOP Debate In Four Minutes

Got 4 minutes? We’ll give you the debate. Watch the recap here.


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Analysis: Mitt Romney Leaves GOP Debate Unscathed

If Tim Pawlenty, Newt Gingrich and other Republican presidential hopefuls feel they need to close the gap on front-runner Mitt Romney, they didn’t show it at the New Hampshire debate.