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On and Off the Romney Bus, Tryouts for a Spot on the Ticket

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One of the most secretive rituals of the presidential race unfolded in plain sight over the weekend as Mitt Romney stood a few paces behind, watching and smiling, while a procession of prospective running mates delivered their best arguments against President Obama’s re-election.

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Mitt Romney speaks to reporters outside of his campaign bus (CNN)

Romney's VP Pick?

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CNBC's John Harwood reports on who Mitt Romney is likely to choose as his vice presidential running mate.

Minnesota a 'Tossup' for GOP Candidates

On The Radar

When former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty was campaigning for the Republican nomination, he frequently joked about hailing from the state that elected liberal icons such as Eugene McCarthy, Hubert Humphrey -- and here comes the punch line -- Al Franken, the comic-turned-senator. But running alongside the state’s progressive streak is a conservative insurgency that is personified by Pawlenty’s one-time rival for the White House, Rep.

Miss Nevada outshines Romney

On The Radar

Mitt Romney wasn’t the big star at a campaign rally under a blazing Nevada sun at an office park a few miles off the Las Vegas strip.  Tim Pawlenty, a former rival for the Republican presidential nomination who has endorsed Romney and is with this week in Nevada, wasn’t really the star either.

McCain to Pawlenty: "Watch the Money"

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Tim Pawlenty had money on his mind a few weeks before he ended his bid for the Republican presidential nomination two months ago.   Read more

PBS NewsHour: Political Checklist: The GOP Field After Ames

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August 15, 2011

Fresh off the campaign trail in Iowa, Gwen Ifill and David Chalian talk to Judy Woodruff about their experience covering the Ames Straw Poll, Tim Pawlenty's exit and Rick Perry's entrance to the race. We also get a look at some of the Iowa State Fair food David and Gwen sampled.

PBS NewsHour: How 'Bloody' Will GOP Nomination Fight Get?

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August 15, 2011

The GOP presidential field reshuffled over the weekend when Texas Gov. Rick Perry joined the race, former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out and Rep. Michele Bachmann won the Ames Straw Poll. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian discuss the GOP contenders and President Obama's campaign-style Midwestern bus tour.

September 16, 2011

Weekly Show

President Obama took his jobs plan straight to voters this week amidst a bounty of bad news including a jump in unemployment benefit applications, and a spike in the number of people living in poverty.  Also: analysis of the Tea Party debate. Joining Gwen Ifill: John Dickerson of Slate/CBS News, Beth Reinhard of National Journal, Charles Babington of AP, Michael Fletcher of The Washington Post.

On the Radar: August 8, 2011

Legacy: On The Radar

All The King's Horses And All The King's Men

Gwen's Take

In the fine tradition of the well-executed post mortem, we now find ourselves in the season of the "tick tock" -- the well-reported explanations of how a big story unfolded.

We have been treated to the finest of the genre in the days since the President was finally able to put ink to paper and sign the much wrangled- over legislation to raise the nation's debt limit.