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Pawlenty, Bachmann tear into each other in GOP debate

Pawlenty, Bachmann tear into each other in GOP debate

Minnesota rivals Tim Pawlenty and Michele Bachmann sparred bitterly Thursday night during an eight-candidate Republican debate, trying to break out of the GOP presidential pack ahead of an Iowa test…

As usual, facts get lost in fog of GOP debate

As usual, facts get lost in fog of GOP debate

Michele Bachmann cast her opinion as a settled fact when she told the Republican presidential debate Thursday that a key element of President Barack Obama‘s health care law is unconstitutional.…

Rick Perry could be real threat to Romney

Rick Perry could be real threat to Romney

The biggest rumblings in the Republican presidential campaign are coming from Austin, Texas — 1,000 miles from the leadoff caucus state where front-runner Mitt Romney and seven opponents squared off…

White House photos of returning troop remains shows hypocrisy

White House photos of returning troop remains shows hypocrisy

A White House photographer was allowed to take and widely distribute a photo from the ceremony Tuesday for the return of the remains of 30 American troops killed in a…

Partisan panel picks prompt pessimism

Partisan panel picks prompt pessimism

Republicans named a mix of partisans and pragmatists on Wednesday to the new congressional committee charged with striking a debt-cutting compromise. While members of both parties expressed urgency over controlling…

Watching tragedy unfold through a camera lens

Watching tragedy unfold through a camera lens

People look at some news photos shot on Sept. 11, 2001, and wonder how those who took them could bear to keep working in the face of such tragedy. Richard…

Bachmann’s claim: ‘I’m a real person’

Bachmann’s claim: ‘I’m a real person’

Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann says she’s “lived a real life” and isn’t a politician. “I didn’t go to Washington to be a politician,” the Minnesota congresswoman said Wednesday. “I’m…

Iowa straw poll: Part politics, part circus, all hype

Iowa straw poll: Part politics, part circus, all hype

There’s a hefty dose of circus mixed with deadly serious politics in the Iowa Republican straw poll. The event Saturday will mark the first time Republicans in Iowa indicate publicly…

GOP Presidential wannabes blame Obama for credit downgrade

GOP Presidential wannabes blame Obama for credit downgrade

The 2012 Republican presidential contenders have roundly criticized President Barack Obama for economic policies they contend helped drive the downgrade of U.S. credit by a major ratings agency. But they’ve…

Wisconsin recall effort comes up one win short

Wisconsin recall effort comes up one win short

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…