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2012 Republican Presidential candidates

Finally Here, Ames Straw Poll First Test Of 2012

AMES, Iowa (AP) — 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 on the GOP presidential field with ballots and comes just as Gov. Rick Perry of Texas was to enter the campaign […]

August 13, 2011

GOP Debate Highlights

On Thursday night, eight Republican presidential candidates (Mitt Romney, Jon Huntsman, Michele Bachmann, Tim Pawlenty, Ron Paul, Newt Gingrich, Ron Paul, and Rick Santorum — Rick Perry was noticeably absent) gathered in an auditorium at Iowa State University for a debate sponsored by Fox News and the Washington Examiner. Saturday is the famous Ames straw […]

August 12, 2011

Bachmann, Pawlenty Trade Barbs At Debate

AMES, Iowa (AP) — 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 vote with huge consequences. Each seeks to become the main challenger to Republican front-runner Mitt Romney. Their efforts were newly complicated […]

August 12, 2011

Republican Contest Comes Into Focus

This is a key week in the Republican nominating process, as a Thursday debate in Iowa will precede the Ames Straw Poll in that state this weekend, traditionally a test of grassroots backing, organization, and fundraising that historically has propelled unknowns to win the first-in-the-nation caucuses the following winter. Mitt Romney, who won Ames in […]

August 8, 2011

Pawlenty, Bachmann Spar Over Qualifications for Presidency

Former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty once again used the Sunday shows–“Meet the Press” in this case–to go after a rival Republican in the presidential race, this time fellow Minnesotan and rising Iowa contender Michele Bachmann. Pawlenty said “her record of accomplishment in Congress is non-existent” and that their party’s choice to take on the president […]

July 11, 2011

Republican Presidential Candidates Won’t Protect the EPA

Republican presidential candidates have pledged that one of their first acts as president would be to cut, if not eliminate, the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to regulate carbon emissions and pollution. Michelle Bachmann, who has referred the EPA the “Job Killing Organization of America,” has promised that she “will begin with the EPA” when she […]

June 23, 2011