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Walker Touts New Health Care Plan At Minn. Factory

Republican presidential candidate Scott Walker’s plan for replacing President Barack Obama’s health care law would extend refundable tax credits to help pay for private health insurance based on age instead of income, restructure Medicaid and allow people to shop for insurance across state lines.


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Walker’s Iran View Shaped By Friendship With Ex-US Hostage

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker has a reason for aggressively opposing the nuclear deal with Iran — and it’s personal. Neither his foreign policy adviser nor a member of his inner circle has shaped the Republican presidential candidate’s position.


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Bernie Sanders Returns To Minn. With Liberal Rallying Cry

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders is rallying Minnesota voters with a call to band together to fix a “rigged economy.”


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Iowa Woman Resolves Lawsuit Against Bachmann

An Iowa woman says she has resolved her lawsuit against U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann that accused the former presidential candidate’s campaign of stealing an email list of home school supporters. A lawyer for Barbara Heki, of Johnston, says the case against the Minnesota congresswoman and her senior Iowa campaign aides was dismissed Friday in Polk County District Court. Heki had been a longtime board member of the Network of Iowa Christian Home Educators and volunteered for Bachmann’s 2012 Iowa caucus campaign.


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Reality Check: Clinton’s Ad On Romney

Former President Bill Clinton remains among the most popular politicians in America — more popular even than President Obama. But a recent television ad from the Obama campaign in which he is featured makes questionable claims about what caused the Great Recession.


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Ex-Presidential Hopeful Cain To Lead Minn. Rally

Telegenic former presidential candidate Herman Cain is headlining an annual tax rally at Minnesota’s Capitol.


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Rick Santorum Visits MN Before Caucus

Republican presidential hopeful Sen. Rick Santorum made a stop at a Twin Cities mega church just two days before Minnesota’s caucuses.


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Ron Paul Heading To Minnesota

Ron Paul is the latest Republican presidential candidate to bring his campaign to Minnesota.


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Bachmann, From Waterloo To White House Contender

The cornfields edging two-lane Iowa Highway 9 fade to a sunbaked blur as Rep. Michele Bachmann’s blue-and-white campaign coach rolls on, bound for a “town hall” meeting with voters in the basement of a public library 25 minutes down the road.


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Bachmann Says Gingrich Has ‘Memory Challenge’

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is pushing back after rival Newt Gingrich called her “factually challenged.”


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Ron Paul Brings Presidential Campaign To St. Cloud

Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul tells a crowd in St. Cloud it’s time to reverse course.


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Bachmann Brushes Off Idea She’s Given Up On NH

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is brushing off the idea that her campaign is all but giving up on winning the New Hampshire primary.


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Pastor Backing Bachmann No Stranger To Controversy

At the Brooklyn Center-based Living Word Christian Center Sunday, Pastor Mac Hammond told the congregation he’d be joining the Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann’s campaign. However, after news stories about it, the church took the video off its website.


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Bachmann Hires Former Pawlenty, Huckabee Iowa Aide

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann’s campaign is bringing on Iowa adviser Eric Woolson to help the Minnesota congresswoman’s campaign for the Iowa caucuses.


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Fmr. Sen. Coleman To Serve As Romney’s Special Adviser

Former Minnesota Sen. Norm Coleman has been chosen to serve as special adviser to presidential candidate Mitt Romney.


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Bioethicist Challenges Bachmann On Vaccine Claim

A prominent bioethicist has offered $10,000 to charity if Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann can prove her claim that a vaccination caused mental retardation.


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Bachmann Campaign Chief, Deputy Leave Top Roles

Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann lost her campaign chief Monday, along with his close deputy, in a campaign shake-up that the Minnesota congresswoman’s aides sought to downplay.


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Bachmann Back In Minn., Speaks To American Legion

Republican Rep. Michele Bachmann compared herself Thursday to a female world leader with firm resolve — former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher — while trying to convince American veterans that she would make a strong commander in chief.


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GOP’s Bachmann Touts Jobs Policy On Return To Iowa

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is proposing ways to create jobs on her first visit to the leadoff caucus state since winning the state GOP straw poll earlier this month.


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Pawlenty Pulls Plug On Presidential Bid; So What’s Next?

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty is out of the presidential race. After months of trying, and a disappointing showing in Iowa, Pawlenty pulled the plug Sunday morning.


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GOP Adviser Steps Back From Pawlenty Campaign Role

A Republican businessman whose support was trumpeted by presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty two months ago is stepping away from a policy position within the campaign.


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Pawlenty Aide: Debt Deal ‘Nothing To Celebrate’

Republican Tim Pawlenty’s presidential campaign isn’t impressed with the debt limit deal in Washington but has stopped short of calling for its defeat.


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Pawlenty: Boehner’s Latest Budget Plan Falls Short

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty says House GOP leaders’ latest deficit-reduction plan doesn’t go far enough.


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Bachmann Opposes House GOP Debt Limit Plan

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says she opposes GOP House Speaker John Boehner’s plan to increase the federal borrowing authority.


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Republican Pawlenty Asks Iowans To Examine Record

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty says the prestige of the Iowa caucuses is riding on the experience of the winner chosen during the leadoff nominating contest next February.