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  • Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann, a conservative firebrand, presidential candidate and favorite of tea party Republicans, said Wednesday she will not run for another term in the U.S. House.
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  • Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann announced Wednesday she will seek a fourth term in the U.S. House following her failed presidential bid.
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  • Some notable moments from the Republican presidential hopefuls' debate Monday in Myrtle Beach, S.C.:
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  • Jon Huntsman will withdraw Monday from the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
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  • Rick Santorum's quest to emerge as the conservative alternative to Mitt Romney received a boost Saturday from a group of evangelicals.
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  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, celebrates his New Hampshire primary election win in Manchester, N.H., Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
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  • Mitt Romney cruised to a solid victory in the New Hampshire primary Tuesday night.
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  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, campaigns in a gymnasium used as an overflow room at McKelvie Intermediate School in Bedford, N.H., Monday, Jan. 9, 2012.
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  • With Mitt Romney the overwhelming favorite, his five Republican opponents hoped to chip away at his lead in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary and finish well enough to prove they're still in the race to challenge him again in South Carolina and Florida.
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  • Mitt Romney said, "I like being able to fire people who provide services to me." The other GOP candidates have something to say that.
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  • A funny thing is happening here in New Hampshire today.
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  • There has been very little in the way of rest for the field of Republicans now crisscrossing New Hampshire in the run up to Tuesday's primary.
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  • Mitt Romney enjoys what is by any measure a healthy lead two days before the primary.
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  • Republican presidential hopeful Jon Huntsman has won the endorsement of The Boston Globe, marking the second time Massachusetts' largest newspaper has snubbed its former governor, Mitt Romney, ahead of the New Hampshire primary.
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  • You have taken the first step of taking back this country, Santorum said to the crowd in Iowa, moments before being declared the runner-up in the Iowa Caucus.
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  • Rick Santorum's showing comes as a surprise to the political establishment.
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  • Michele Bachmann is quitting the Republican presidential campaign, saying she's "decided to stand aside" in the wake of her sixth place finish in the Iowa precinct caucuses.
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  • Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he would head home "to determine whether there is a path forward" for his White House bid.
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  • Mitt Romney eked out a minuscule 8-vote victory over Rick Santorum in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses.
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  • Republican presidential hopeful Michele Bachmann is canceling her campaign trip to South Carolina after a dismal showing in the Iowa caucuses.
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  • Early Wednesday morning , Iowa GOP Chairman announced the final caucus count gave Mitt Romney an 8-vote win over Rick Santorum.
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  • Newt Gingrich blasted Mitt Romney as someone who can't bring enough change to Washington while vowing to continue his presidential campaign after a fourth place finish in the Iowa caucuses.
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  • Michele Bachmann's campaign manager says it's hard to tell whether she will continue her campaign after a bleak showing in the Iowa caucuses.
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  • Texas Rep. Ron Paul rode a current of youthful discontent to third place in Iowa's Republican presidential caucuses Tuesday, promising to take his outsider bid for the GOP nomination into independent-minded New Hampshire.
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  • Inserting his voice into a big night for Republicans, President Barack Obama appealed to Iowa Democrats on Tuesday during the first balloting in the GOP presidential campaign, seeking to counter months of withering criticism in the state that launched his presidential ambitions four years ago.
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  • Only one candidate can win tonight, but at least three could claim victory.
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  • Michele Bachmann is desperate for a late lift in Iowa and the Minnesota congresswoman is increasingly stressing a distinction in the Republican presidential field: She's the only woman competing for the nomination.
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  • The volatile Republican presidential race in Iowa will come down to which way an enormous chunk of undecided voters breaks in the coming days.
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  • Newt Gingrich tried to quiet unrelenting campaign criticism that he acknowledged had taken a toll as Mitt Romney stepped up insider attacks.
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  • Donald Trump says he is pulling out of a Republican presidential debate he had agreed to moderate in Iowa.
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  • Newt Gingrich is facing his first debate as the front-runner for the Republican presidential nomination.
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  • Jimmy Fallon's house band The Roots appear not to be fans of Republican presidential contender Michele Bachmann.
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  • Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann refuses to accept that the 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes has come down to a choice between Mitt Romney and Rick Perry.
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  • 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 kick off the GOP presidential nominating season.
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  • GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney and seven rivals trying to emerge from the pack castigated President Barack Obama's handling of the economy and the debt ceiling debate Thursday night in a debate shadowed by the latest Republican to join the field, Texas Gov. Rick Perry.
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  • Sen. Rick Santorum; businessman Herman Cain; Rep. Ron Paul, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney; Rep. Michele Bachmann; former Minnesota Governor Tim Pawlenty; former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman; former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
  • 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. And Mitt Romney danced around an attempt to learn why he stayed largely mum on the epic debt limit standoff between Obama and Congress.
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  • 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 ahead of an important test vote this weekend.
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  • Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann pointed to one program in particular Monday when talking about wasteful government spending: a multibillion dollar settlement paid to black farmers, who claim the federal government discriminated against them for decades in awarding loans and other aid.
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  • Michele Bachmann's claim that she has "never gotten a penny" from a family farm that's been subsidized by the government is at odds with her financial disclosure statements. They show tens of thousands in personal income from the operation.
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  • Congresswoman Michele Bachmann says she decided to jump into the 2012 Republican presidential sweepstakes at this time because she believed it was "the right thing to do."
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