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Gopher TE: Texas Explosion Happened 2 Miles From My Home

As many as 15 people are feared dead and more than 160 others hurt in a fertilizer plant explosion in the town of West, Texas.

04/18/2013

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Opinion: Republicans Advances War On Women

Republican politicians continue to work against HPV vaccination despite its ability to prevent thousands of cases of cervical cancer and resulting deaths.

06/29/2012

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Iowa: Romney, Santorum Seesawing In Narrow Vote

Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney waged a seesaw battle for supremacy in Iowa’s Republican presidential caucuses late Tuesday night, a dramatic opening round for the campaign to pick a challenger to President Barack Obama.

01/03/2012

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Bachmann, Perry Plan To Head South After Iowa Vote

Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann plan to make their next — and possibly last — stands in South Carolina instead of chasing the rest of the GOP presidential pack to New Hampshire.

01/01/2012

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Bachmann Does Texas Two-Swipe Against Paul, Perry

Republican Michele Bachmann is doing a Texas two-swipe in her push to gain ground before next week’s presidential caucuses in Iowa.

12/28/2011

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In Pursuit, GOP Contenders Rumble Through Iowa

Three Republican presidential candidates, each claiming to be the truly conservative alternative to Mitt Romney, are launching bus tours Tuesday through this early nominating state.

12/27/2011

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Iowa Race Quieter Than In The Past

It’s been a different presidential race in Iowa this year — quieter. Campaign headquarters have hardly been buzzing with activity, unlike the around-the-clock nature of past contests. Candidates have barely visited the state, compared with years when most all but moved here.

12/25/2011

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Key Moments In The GOP Debate

Mitt Romney challenged Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s claims that the former Massachusetts governor backed a requirement that individuals purchase health care coverage.

12/10/2011

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Romney, Gingrich Proceed Carefully In GOP Showdown

The once-bursting 2012 Republican presidential field is narrowing to a two-man race, and GOP voters have one month before casting the first votes to winnow it to one. Barring a dramatic new turn, their chief options will be the steady but often bland demeanor of Mitt Romney and the idea-a-minute bombast of Newt Gingrich.

12/03/2011

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GOP Field Crowded, Likely To Remain So

They are barely blips in presidential polls and their campaign cash is scarce. Some are running on empty, fueled mainly by the exposure that comes with the blizzard of televised debates in this election cycle and interviews they eagerly grant to skeptical reporters.

11/25/2011

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Bachmann, Perry Clash Over Pakistan Aid

Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann and Texas Gov. Rick Perry are clashing over whether the United States should continue to provide more than $1 billion in aid to Pakistan.

11/22/2011

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Republicans Seek Iowa Social Conservatives’ Nod

Six Republican presidential candidates dove deep into how their religious faith influences their public life, during a free-flowing forum before a large, influential audience of social conservatives in early-voting Iowa on Saturday.

11/19/2011

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Reality Check: Rick Perry’s Debate Gaffe

Energy was the third department of the federal government Rick Perry could not remember during a CNBC debate Wednesday. But forget, for a moment, Rick Perry’s memory lapse. Can he even do that?

11/11/2011

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Perry Makes Critical Error In Presidential Debate

Wednesday night’s Republican debate included a moment that made a lot of people cringe. Texas Gov. Rick Perry blanked when he was talking about eliminating three government agencies.

11/10/2011

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GOP Candidates Debate On CBS This Saturday

CBS will present the Campaign 2012 season’s first network broadcast of a Republican Presidential Primary debate on Saturday, Nov. 12.

11/10/2011

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Analysis: Romney Stronger Than Ever In GOP Race

With eight weeks left before Republicans start voting for a presidential nominee, things could hardly be going better for Mitt Romney.

11/10/2011

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Bachmann To Outline Thoughts On Economy In Iowa

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is telling college students in politically important Iowa that all Americans should pay taxes since they all benefit from services such as roads and bridges, national defense and the courts.

11/03/2011

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Perry Sidesteps Questions About Obama’s Birthplace

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Tuesday declined to say whether he believes President Barack Obama was born in the United States.

10/26/2011

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Perry Wants Flat Tax With Some Popular Deductions

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is rolling out an economic plan that includes a flat tax proposal, private retirement accounts for Social Security and a lower corporate tax rate.

10/25/2011

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Despite Losing Staff, Bachmann Campaigns Hard In Iowa

Despite reports some top aides have left her campaign, Rep. Michele Bachmann hit Iowa hard Saturday, hosting a town hall meeting and taking part in a candidate forum.

10/22/2011

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Poll: Public Unsettled On Obama Challenger

Americans have yet to find a Republican they’d clearly prefer over President Barack Obama, although half say the president does not deserve re-election.

10/20/2011

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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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Campaign Report: Bachman Low On Funds

Rep. Michele Bachmann reported Friday that she raised $3.9 million in the last three months and that she has $1.3 million in the bank.

10/15/2011

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Campaign Reports Show Disparity Among GOP

With just over a year left in the race for the White House, campaign finance reports released Saturday offered the first major picture into the haves and the have-nots among the Republican presidential candidates.

10/15/2011

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