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How This Weekend Changed the Republican Race

Monday, August 15, 2011

Connecting [Michele Bachmann's] ideas very specifically with the jobs crisis hasn't been her strong suit so far; that's something she'll have to demonstrate in the very near future, or she's going to be seen as a less viable candidate, particularly as someone else with populist credentials enters the Republican presidential fray.

Reihan Salam, columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's The Agenda, on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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GOP Straw Poll, Perry Arrives, and More

Monday, August 15, 2011

Reihan Salam, columnist at The Daily and blogger for National Review Online's The Agenda, breaks down Saturday's Iowa Straw Poll and the other weekend news, from Rick Perry entering the fray to Tim Pawlenty dropping out.

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Opinion: Why Ames was a Win for Ron Paul (Not Bachmann) and Where the GOP Race Goes Now

Sunday, August 14, 2011

All Bachmann did was hold on to a tenuous first place in a rapidly changing and dangerous environment. Ron Paul may have actually “won” the straw poll because it’s an expectations game.

-Steffen Schmidt, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Opinion: Iowa Straw Polls of Years Past Offer Few Predictions. Here's One Anyway

Friday, August 12, 2011

The straw poll allows minor and far-fetched individuals to run in a visible contest and have a good time, but doesn't mean much. The 2007 Poll was an especially good example of this where Mitt Romney won the Poll, Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee took home the caucus victory, and Sen. John McCain got the nomination.

-Steffen Schmidt, It's A Free Country blogger.

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Watch and Chat: First Iowa Republican Presidential Debate

Thursday, August 11, 2011

The Iowa Republican Party, Fox News, and The Washington Examiner hosted the first Iowa presidential debate on Thursday, August 11th, at Iowa State University in Ames. The debate set the stage for the Ames Straw Poll to follow the next weekend, an important test for several would-be nominees in the 2012 Republican field.

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Iowa Turning Point

Thursday, August 11, 2011

These candidates are more and more going to start attacking each other and focusing their fire on taking out their opponents.

Congressional correspondent for Bloomberg News Lisa Lerer  on The Brian Lehrer Show.

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Opinion: Iowa Straw Poll: How it Works and Why it Doesn't Matter

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Most people know what the Iowa caucuses are - the “first-in-the-nation” event where delegates are selected to support a wannabe candidate for President of the United States.

But before the caucuses take place on a freezing, windy January evening, there is another event that’s been gaining a lot of buzz ...

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