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CNN Debate: Bachmann's Greatest Hits

National Journal's Democratic Political Insiders thought that Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., delivered a strong performance in Monday's Republican debate in New Hampshire.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 12:40am

Romney and Bachmann Lap the Field

Mitt Romney easily survived his first debate of the 2012 primary with barely a nick to his early frontrunner status.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 12:40am

New Hampshire or Iowa: Where Republicans Should Place Their Chips

Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., announced on Monday that she's officially running for president while at the GOP debate in New Hampshire -- but when official campaigning kicks off, she might want to put her focus on Iowa. Watch to find out where others in the field will find the most friendly terrain.

Posted: Tuesday, June 14, 2011 - 12:40am

EXCLUSIVE: Political Insiders Give Debate Nod to Romney, Bachmann

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was the winner of the first major presidential debate tonight according to a survey of Republican and Democratic political operatives, campaign consultants, and party strategists, in a special National Journal Political Insiders Poll conducted tonight. Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann also had a good evening. 

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 11:40pm

GOP Debate Winner: The Tea Party

Mitt Romney did well but the tea party did better in the first major debate of the GOP presidential campaign.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:40pm

GOP Hopefuls Pass on Attacking Romney on Abortion Flip-Flop

Presidential hopefuls at the CNN-broadcast GOP debate collectively decided that questioning Mitt Romney's authenticity is not a campaign issue. Go to 1:14 to hear John King give debaters one last chance to speak up on the matter.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:40pm

EXCLUSIVE: Political Insiders Give Early Debate Nod to Romney, Bachmann

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney made the best impression among Republican political operatives, campaign consultants, and party strategists during the first half of the CNN GOP New Hampshire presidential debate according to a special National Journal Political Insiders Poll conducted while the debate was in progress. Rep. Michele Bachmann of Minnesota was also off to a good start.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:40pm

Irreconcilable Differences

These days, it’s painful talking to longtime friends and admirers of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.  The overwhelming view is that they hate to see what is happening to the Georgia Republican, yet all knew that his campaign would end up a train wreck.  

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:40pm

Pawlenty Waffles on 'Obamneycare' Label, Romney Says Obama Should Have Called Him About Health Reform

At the CNN-broadcast GOP debate, Former Minn. Gov. Tim Pawlenty backs down on calling former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney's signature health care law "Obamneycare." Romney responds by criticizing comparisons between his law and to Obama's.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:40pm

Hackers Attack Senate Website

According to multiple reports, a group of hackers known as Lulz Security said on Twitter that it had breached the Senate's website.

Posted: Monday, June 13, 2011 - 10:40pm