Presidential Race

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Esme’s Blog: Obama, Romney And The Economy

Now that Mitt Romney has seized a decisive and what appears to be an insurmountable lead in the race to win the Republican nomination, new unemployment numbers are casting doubt as to the strength of the recovery.


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Gas Prices Now A Big Factor In Presidential Election

It might be one of the biggest issues in the upcoming presidential election. Last night, CBS News exit polls found 77 percent of those voting in seven Super Tuesday states say rising gas prices were the most important factor in their vote.


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Esme’s Blog: The Battle Over Birth Control

With millions of Americans under water on their mortgages and unemployment still over eight percent, the debate over birth control suddenly had become the hot button issue of the presidential campaign.


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Talking Points: Minnesota Matters This Primary

Minnesota suddenly matters in the Republican Presidential race.


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Mitt Romney On Letterman: ‘Newt Gingrich? Really?’

What would Mitt Romney like to say to the American people? How about this: “Newt Gingrich? Really?”


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Conservative Romney Alternatives Vie For Iowa Edge

A half-dozen GOP contenders flocked to Iowa on Saturday in hopes of gaining any edge with this influential group barely 10 weeks before the state’s Jan. 3 caucuses.


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Romney’s Rise Challenges Tea Party’s Clout In GOP

Mitt Romney’s early success in the Republican presidential race is challenging the tea party’s clout.


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Local Political Officials React To Pawlenty Dropping Out

Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty announced he will drop out of the 2012 presidential race.


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Bachmann, Perry Flocking To Same Event In Iowa

It might be a preview of the months ahead in the GOP presidential race.


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Poll: Bachmann, Pawlenty Gain In GOP Field

Republicans are starting to pay more attention to the candidates who hope to take on President Barack Obama next year, and so far that’s been a good thing for Michele Bachmann and Tim Pawlenty.


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Romney To Face Rivals, Like Pawlenty, In 1st 2012 Debate

Looking to set themselves apart, rivals to Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney sharpened their criticism of the former Massachusetts governor before their first presidential campaign debate with him Monday night.


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GOP’s Pawlenty Settles In For Extended NH Swing

Republican Tim Pawlenty is building in three days of campaigning in New Hampshire ahead of a nationally televised presidential candidate debate in the opening primary state.


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)

GOP Presidential Contenders Drift To The Right

In the first presidential election since the tea party’s emergence, Republican candidates are drifting rightward on a range of issues, even though more centrist stands might play well in the 2012 general election.


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Rep. Bachmann: Always Rising, Never Compromising

Michele Bachmann was a self-styled “education researcher” making a run for a Minnesota school board seat in 1999 when the question came up at a candidate forum: If elected, would she serve all four years?


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Esme’s Blog: Bachmann Surges

Anyone who has any doubt about Rep. Michele Bachmann pulling off a presidential bid can bury those doubts now.





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