Presidential Race 2012

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All Against Cain: Upstart Targeted In GOP Debate

Republican 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.

10/19/2011

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FACT CHECK: Misfires On Taxes And More In Debate

Herman 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.

10/19/2011

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A Look At Key Moments In The GOP Debate

Key moments in Tuesday night’s GOP presidential debate:

10/19/2011

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Romney Using Wife’s Story To Connect With Voters

Mitt 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.

09/26/2011

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Debate Analysis: Perry, Romney Defend Records In Forum

Rick 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.

09/23/2011

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FACT CHECK: Perry, Romney Twist Records In Debate

When 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.

09/08/2011

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Wisconsin GOP’s Stand Could Reverberate Elsewhere

A 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.

08/10/2011

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin became a household name when Sen. John McCain announced her as his surprise running mate. Palin has five children: Track, Bristol, Willow, Piper, and Trig, who was born in April 2008 with Down syndrome. (Photo credit ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

Makers Of Palin Film Scouting Iowa Premiere Venues

The 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.

06/17/2011

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Analysis: Debate Debut Lifts Bachmann’s Clout

Rep. 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.

06/15/2011

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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.

06/14/2011

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty attends the first 2012 Republican presidential candidates' debate in Manchester, New Hampshire June 13, 2011. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Pawlenty Denies He Pulled Punches On Health Care

Republican presidential hopeful Tim Pawlenty is denying he softened his criticism of former Gov. Mitt Romney’s health care policies in a nationally broadcast debate.

06/14/2011

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Bachmann Won’t Seek Re-Election To Congress

U.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.

06/14/2011

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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.

06/14/2011

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Pawlenty Hits Romney On His Mass. Health Care Plan

Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty said Sunday he would never support requiring everyone to buy health insurance, taking issue with the health care changes that 2012 rival Mitt Romney oversaw as Massachusetts governor.

06/12/2011

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Minn. Republicans In 2012 Mix Address Values Forum

Two Minnesota Republicans active in the 2012 race for president are appearing before a conference staged by advocates of conservative values.

06/03/2011

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