Presidential Candidates 2012

Analysis: GOP Foes Seek Cracks In Perry's RecordRick Perry's bid for the Republican presidential nomination will rise or fall on his 10-year record as Texas governor.
Slipping Bachmann Seeks Jolt For GOP CampaignRepublican 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.
GOP Debate Features First Appearance For PerryRick 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.
Obama: Another Year Or More For Housing TurnaroundPresident 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.
White House Paints GOP Field With Tea Party BrushThe 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.
GOP Hopefuls Look To Debate For Last-Minute BoostSeven 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.
Herman Cain: Bachmann's Migraines Are A Non-IssueRepublican 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.
Pawlenty Raises $4.5M In 3 Months For GOP PrimaryRepublican 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.
Bachmann Gives Taste Of Iowa Past In 1st TV AdRepublican Michele Bachmann is playing up her Iowa past in the debut television ad of her presidential campaign.
SC's Wilson Backs Pawlenty For GOP NominationSouth Carolina U.S. Rep. Joe Wilson is backing former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty for the Republican presidential nomination.
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.
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.
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