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Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, but does it mean anything?

Bachmann wins Iowa straw poll, but does it mean anything?

Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann won a test vote of Iowans on Saturday, a show of popularity and organizational strength for the tea party favorite five months before the state’s caucuses…

Can the deficit-cutting panel actually work?

Can the deficit-cutting panel actually work?

Having said no to taxes for months, Republicans now are saying maybe, in the face of public disgust over a deadlock in the Congress, a near government default and a…

Iowa straw poll provides first test for 2012 wannabes

Iowa straw poll provides first test for 2012 wannabes

After months of laying the groundwork, the first test of the Republican presidential candidates‘ viability is finally here. Saturday’s Iowa Straw Poll marks the first time Republican voters weigh in…

Obama meets with big biz honchos

Obama meets with big biz honchos

President Barack Obama met Friday with top executives at marquee US firms like American Express and Johnson & Johnson, with the country’s economy struggling and global markets prone to wild…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Obama’s lament: ‘I inherited this mess’

Obama’s lament: ‘I inherited this mess’

President Barack Obama said on Monday he inherited many of the country’s problems with high debt and deficits when he entered the White House, sounding a theme likely to dominate…