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FACT CHECK: Social Security Prompts Debate Miscues

Rick Perry 1.0 thought Social Security was a “disease” inflicted on the population by the federal government.


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Analysis: GOP Foes Seek Cracks In Perry’s Record

Rick Perry’s bid for the Republican presidential nomination will rise or fall on his 10-year record as Texas governor.


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GOP Candidates Spar On Immigration, Border Fence

Texas Gov. Rick Perry says a massive fence along the U.S.-Mexican border isn’t the answer to the nation’s immigration challenges and instead says Washington should send thousands of border patrol and National Guard forces to patrol.


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Bachmann Attacks Perry’s HPV Vaccine Mandate

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann is attacking Rick Perry’s decision to require that sixth-grade girls receive a vaccination to prevent the human papillomavirus.


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Late-Night TV Target Bachmann To Get In On The Act

Republican Michele Bachmann has been the target of ample jokes on late-night television. Now the presidential candidate plans to get in on the act.


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Good Question: Is Social Security A Ponzi Scheme?

When you hear “Ponzi scheme,” you think Bernie Madoff, Tom Petters, but perhaps not Social Security.


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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.


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GOP Debate Features First Appearance For Perry

Rick 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.


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Romney Jobs Plan: Slap China, Cut Taxes

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, in a wide-ranging bid to create jobs, proposed Tuesday to reduce regulations and taxes on companies, sanction China over its currency practices and weaken the clout of labor unions.


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GOP Candidates In SC Vow To Carry Tea-Party Banner

Pledging fidelity to the Constitution and vowing to carry the tea party’s banner to Washington, the Republicans chasing the GOP’s presidential nomination are pitching themselves as the strongest candidate to roll back four years of President Barack Obama’s tenure.


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Theology A Hot Issue For Bachmann And Other GOP Candidates

The Texas governor, now a Republican presidential candidate, held a prayer rally for tens of thousands, read from the Bible, invoked Christ and broadcast the whole event on the Web.


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Perry Keeps It Kinky

Kinky Friedman, who lost an election to Rick Perry, has endorsed the Governor for President. Kinky, never short on words, explains his decision.


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Good Question: Why Are Reporters Ignoring Ron Paul?

Before the Straw Poll in Ames, Iowa, there was no media love for Ron Paul. After he nearly won the thing, there was still no love. Why are reporters ignoring Ron Paul’s presidential campaign?


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Perry: Obama Overdue In Call For Assad To Quit

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry says President Obama’s call for the resignation of the Syrian president is long overdue.


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Jon Stewart Takes On Ed Schultz

Ed Schultz found himself in hot water over the way he presented comments by Rick Perry. Jon Stewart goes after him in only the way Stewart can.


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Obama: Another Year Or More For Housing Turnaround

President 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.


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Perry Says He Doesn’t Believe In Global Warming

Rick Perry says he does not believe in global warming. The newest Republican presidential candidate also says he would not have signed the debt-ceiling compromise brokered by Republicans and Democrats.


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White House Paints GOP Field With Tea Party Brush

The 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.


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Get To Know Gov. Rick Perry

If you don’t know much about Gov. Rick Perry, take a break from your day and check out the, “10 Things You Didn’t Know About Rick Perry“.


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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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Bachmann Wins GOP 2012 Test Vote

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won a test vote of Iowans on Saturday, a show of strength five months before the state’s caucuses kick off the GOP presidential nominating season.


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Iowa Test Could Make Or Break Pawlenty, Bachmann

Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann, their presidential hopes on the line, made last-minute appeals Friday along with a slew of other Republican contenders ahead of a big weekend test in Iowa that could winnow the large field of GOP candidates. But the pack was expanding, too.


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GOP’s Bachmann, Perry To Cross Iowa Paths Sunday

Republican Michele Bachmann isn’t ceding ground in her Iowa birthplace to possible presidential rival Rick Perry.


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Bachmann, Pawlenty May Have Competition With Perry

Texas Gov. Rick Perry sent a strong message to the nation’s evangelicals Saturday: he is a member of the important constituency for Republicans that he soon may call upon to help him secure the GOP presidential nomination.


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Iowa GOP Straw Poll Means More To Some Than Others

The sprint is under way for Iowa’s Republican presidential straw poll, a defining moment for some 2012 GOP prospects that now is less than a month away.