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Presidential Candidates 2012

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Analysis: GOP Foes Seek Cracks In Perry’s Record

Rick Perry’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination will rise or fall on his 10-year record as Texas governor.

09/13/2011

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Slipping Bachmann Seeks Jolt For GOP Campaign

Republican Michele Bachmann’s presidential campaign fell just as quickly as it rose. Now, she’s looking to Iowa, at the expense of other early voting states, to get back on track.

09/09/2011

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GOP Debate Features First Appearance For Perry

Rick Perry is looking to make a strong first impression on the national stage. Mitt Romney is hoping for another flawless debate performance. And Michele Bachmann, perhaps, is shooting for relevance in what increasingly appears to be a two-man GOP presidential race.

09/07/2011

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Obama: Another Year Or More For Housing Turnaround

President Barack Obama said Wednesday that it will likely be another year or more before the housing market picks up and home prices and sales start rising.

08/17/2011

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White House Paints GOP Field With Tea Party Brush

The rising profiles of Republican presidential candidates Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann are giving the White House a new opening: linking the entire GOP field to the tea party, whose popularity has recently sagged.

08/17/2011

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GOP Hopefuls Look To Debate For Last-Minute Boost

Seven Republican presidential contenders will try to use Thursday’s debate in the leadoff caucus state of Iowa to cast themselves as the strongest alternative to one rival: front-runner Mitt Romney.

08/11/2011

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Herman Cain: Bachmann’s Migraines Are A Non-Issue

Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain declined to raise questions about fellow contender Michele Bachmann’s health Thursday night, dismissing the Minnesota congresswoman’s migraine headaches as a “non-issue” in the GOP contest.

07/22/2011

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Pawlenty Raises $4.5M In 3 Months For GOP Primary

Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty is set to report that he raised $4.5 million in the last three months and has some $2 million in the bank.

07/15/2011

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Bachmann Gives Taste Of Iowa Past In 1st TV Ad

Republican Michele Bachmann is playing up her Iowa past in the debut television ad of her presidential campaign.

07/07/2011

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SC’s Wilson Backs Pawlenty For GOP Nomination

South Carolina U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson is backing former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty for the Republican presidential nomination.

06/09/2011

Tim Pawlenty announces his bid for U.S. President in 2012. (credit: CBS)

Pawlenty: An Economic Pro Or Crafty Budget Setter?

A no-new-taxes philosophy guided Tim Pawlenty’s budget approach as Minnesota governor. Accounting tricks, a well-timed infusion of stimulus money from Washington and word games kept the Republican mostly on that course.

05/25/2011

Tim Pawlenty announces his bid for U.S. President in 2012. (credit: CBS)

Not The Whole Truth In Pawlenty Claims

“Truth” was Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty’s buzzword Monday when he announced his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination. He said he will tell the truth about hard choices facing the nation while others — President Barack Obama notably among them — do not. A parsing of Pawlenty’s opening-day statements shows they were not the whole truth.

05/24/2011

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Huckabee Exit An Opportunity For Pawlenty, Bachmann

No single candidate stands ready to fill the gap that Mike Huckabee leaves in the 2012 Republican field for president, and those who do benefit may bear little resemblance to the former Arkansas governor and one-time Baptist minister who was favored by evangelical conservatives.

05/19/2011

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Pawlenty Promises 1-On-1 Iowa Caucus Campaign

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty promises to devote the time and resources needed for an extensive campaign for Iowa’s leadoff precinct caucuses.

05/03/2011

Politically conservative books, many of them featuring presidential hopefuls, are for sale at the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Marriott Wardman Park February 11, 2011 in Washington, DC. A dozen potential Republican presidential hopefuls are set to address CPAC, the biggest gathering of conservative activists in the country. (credit: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

GOP Gets Back-To-Back Look At 2012 Hopefuls

With back-to-back events featuring multiple presidential hopefuls, it’s been something of an instant-replay kind of weekend for New Hampshire Republicans.

04/30/2011

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