Presidential Race 2012

All Against Cain: Upstart Targeted In GOP DebateRepublican presidential contenders attacked upstart Herman Cain's economic plan as a tax increase waiting to happen Tuesday night, moving swiftly in a fiery campaign debate to blunt the former businessman's unlikely rise in the race for the party's nomination.
FACT CHECK: Misfires On Taxes And More In DebateHerman Cain's 9-9-9 tax plan ignited plenty of sparks in the Republican presidential debate Tuesday night, as did testy exchanges between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry. In those instances and more, the facts took a bit of a beating.
A Look At Key Moments In The GOP DebateKey moments in Tuesday night's GOP presidential debate:
Romney Using Wife's Story To Connect With VotersMitt Romney is not used to wearing an apron. But the Republican presidential candidate was not alone in cooking attire one recent morning as hundreds of potential supporters lined up for free pancakes.
Debate Analysis: Perry, Romney Defend Records In ForumRick Perry and Mitt Romney struggled with a simple reality in the latest GOP debate: Americans elect only experienced politicians as president, and Republicans nominate only proven conservatives.
FACT CHECK: Perry, Romney Twist Records In DebateWhen Mitt Romney and Rick Perry thumped their chests over their job-creation records as governor during the Republican presidential debate Wednesday night, they left the bad parts out.
Wisconsin GOP's Stand Could Reverberate ElsewhereA stand by Wisconsin Republicans against a massive effort to oust them from power could reverberate across the country as the battle over union rights and the conservative revolution heads toward the 2012 presidential race.
Makers Of Palin Film Scouting Iowa Premiere VenuesThe filmmaker behind a new documentary on Republican Sarah Palin said Friday his team is scouting Iowa farms, town squares and other casual settings for the upcoming premiere of "The Undefeated," a movie that has contributed to fresh speculation about her 2012 plans.
Analysis: Debate Debut Lifts Bachmann's CloutRep. Michele Bachmann's smooth presidential debate performance stands to make her a bigger force in the Republican Party after years of errors and hyperbole. Her new credibility could pose problems for GOP leaders trying to put together a deal with President Barack Obama on reducing the nation's debt.
Bachmann: Time Was Ripe To Jump Into 2012 RaceOne 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.
Pawlenty Denies He Pulled Punches On Health CareRepublican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty is denying he softened his criticism of former Gov. Mitt Romney's health care policies in a nationally broadcast debate.
Bachmann Won't Seek Re-Election To CongressU.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann says she's not running for re-election in Minnesota's 6th Congressional District while she's campaigning for the Republican nomination for president.
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