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Polls provide insights, not voting predictions

WASHINGTON (AP) -- At this point four years ago, national polls taken in the run-up to presidential primaries said to prepare for a general election matchup between Republican Rudy Giuliani and Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton. In 2004, Howard Dean wa ...

Obama decides he doesn't need Congress

HONOLULU (AP) - Leaving behind a year of bruising legislative battles, President Barack Obama enters his fourth year in office having calculated that he no longer needs Congress to promote his agenda and may even benefit in his re-election campaign i ...

Another day in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich wept Friday as he recalled his late mother's end-of-life illnesses, a moment of poignancy in a notably negative Republican presidential Iowa caucus campaign with four unpredictable days yet t ...

Bachmann vows to stay in GOP race despite setbacks

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Vowing to press ahead through the Iowa caucuses, Republican Michele Bachmann dismissed the notion Thursday that her presidential campaign was in disarray. Her comments came a day after a key supporter fled her campaign and she ...

Republicans work to convince undecided voters in Iowa

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - With time running short, Republican presidential candidates Rick Santorum, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich battled Thursday to win over a pivotal crop of undecided conservative voters. Of all the candidates, only Mitt Romney seem ...

Gingrich struggles with message

STORM LAKE, Iowa (AP) - As he scrambles to stop a slide in Iowa, Newt Gingrich's strategy amounts to this: hammer home a message about jobs and the economy while wrapping himself in the mantle of Ronald Reagan. But the loquacious former House speaker ...

For Iran, cost of closing strait may outweigh gain

CAIRO (AP) - With missile batteries, fleets of attack boats and stocks of naval mines, Iran can disrupt traffic through the Strait of Hormuz but probably cannot completely shut down the world's most important oil route, military analysts say. The que ...

Occupy protesters arrested at Paul, Democratic HQ

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Police arrested more than a dozen Occupy protesters Thursday in Iowa who are targeting Democrats and Republicans just days before the state's closely watched lead-off presidential caucuses. Five protesters were arrested outsid ...

Fearing split, pastors urge GOP candidates to quit

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Two politically active pastors in Iowa's robust evangelical conservative movement said Wednesday that an effort has been under way to persuade either Rick Santorum or Michele Bachmann to consider quitting the Republican presid ...

Bachmann Iowa campaign chairman goes to Paul

 INDIANOLA, Iowa (AP) - Michele Bachmann's struggling presidential campaign saw her Iowa chairman defect Wednesday to rival Ron Paul's side, an embarrassing blow that came as some called for her to leave the race to free up her supporters for other c ...


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