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In Iowa, Will Bachmann Cover All the Bases?

If the history books are to be believed, Rep. Michele Bachmann’s chances of winning the White House are slim. But as she launches her campaign Monday in the state where she was born and where other presidential long shots have been vaulted into contention, she boasts an advantage unique—at least so far—in the Republican field: her ability to appeal to both tea party activists and Christian evangelicals.

Posted: Monday, June 27, 2011 - 6:40am

What's at Stake for the White House in Deficit-Reduction Deal

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Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 11:40pm

Wisconsin Cuts Funds to Planned Parenthood

Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker signed a budget Sunday that cuts education and health clinics -- including Planned Parenthood clinics -- to plug a $3 billion shortfall without raising taxes, AP reported.

The two-year, $66 billion budget passed in the state legislature without a single Democratic vote.

Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 6:40pm

MAP: Where is Same-Sex Marriage Legal?

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Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 4:40pm

GOP White House Hopefuls Face First Big Test This Week

The candidates are barely in the race, but the first major reckoning of the 2012 presidential campaign is this Thursday. When candidates file their second-quarter campaign finance reports with the Federal Election Commission at the end of the month, we may be able to start sorting the buyers from the spyers, the needy from the greedy, and those who are serious contenders from those who aren't.

Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 1:40pm

What We Learned: At A Crossroads

What we at The Hotline learned this week:

-- More evidence the power of outside groups is increasingly overshadowing the role of the parties in elections: the money that conservative group Crossroads' GPS is spending on an ad campaign targeting Pres. Obama over the next couple of months is more than three times the $6.2 million that the Republican National Committee has in cash on hand.

Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 12:40pm

Riding High in Iowa Poll, Bachmann Tones it Down

Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 11:40am

Riding High in Iowa Poll, Bachmann Tones it Down

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    Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 10:40am

    Getting to Know Thaddeus McCotter

    CORRECTION: The original verison of this report had an incorrect byline.

    Rep. Thaddeus McCotter, R-Mich., a five-term congressman who isn't well known on the national stage, is mulling a possible presidential run. "A decision hasn't been made, but it will be made soon.... I’m not going to put a timeline on it," he told the Daily Caller

    Posted: Sunday, June 26, 2011 - 8:40am

    Bachmann Neck and Neck with Romney in Iowa

    Just two weeks after announcing her White House bid, Michele Bachmann is neck and neck with the early favorite for the Republican nomination, Mitt Romney, according to the first Des Moines Register Iowa Poll of the 2012 Republican presidential field.

    Posted: Saturday, June 25, 2011 - 10:40pm