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Michele Bachmann's Personal Life Goes Under The Microscope

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.05.2011 | Media

Now that Michele Bachmann is out on the stump and breaking upwards in most polls, it seems to be time to start putting her personal life through the media churn.

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It's David Duke's Turn To Get Presidential Speculation, Apparently

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 09.04.2011 | Politics

Poll after poll indicates that GOP voters are not particularly happy with the field of candidates that are vying for the 2012 GOP nomination. But how ...

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The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For July 1, 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann claimed the lion's share of the 2012 newshole this week after announcing her candidacy for President in Waterloo, Iowa. Of course, sh...

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GOP Candidates Pledge Allegiance To Kingmakers To Avoid Dealbreakers

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.31.2011 | Politics

The young 2012 campaign is starting to get into full swing, with the GOP field mostly set and mounting their campaigns in earnest. Of course, we're still many, many days away from the Ames Straw Poll. So what's a GOP candidate for President to do in the meantime?

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Late Returns: Polls Continue To Show That Voters Are Unhappy With GOP Field, Obama's Handling Of The Economy, Everything Else

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

The more things change, the more they stay the same. While it seems to me that the GOP field contains just about every variety of Republican candidate...

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Romney Pushing Utah To Spend Millions Of Taxpayer Dollars On Early Primary, Because He's Afraid Of Huntsman

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

Jon Huntsman's debut may have been a flop with GOP voters, but Mitt Romney is apparently afraid enough of the impact the former Utah Governor could ha...

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Herman Cain Won't Be Going On The Attack Against Romney, Bachmann

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.29.2011 | Politics

As it stands right now, Herman Cain finds himself toward the top of the 2012 GOP field's middle pack, staring up at field-leader Mitt Romney and hype-...

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Late Returns: The John Waynes Of Waterloo

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

As far as errors involving the life of serial killer John Wayne Gacy go, I've encountered some that were much more amusing than the one that is said to have been made by 2012 presidential aspirant Michele Bachmann in Waterloo, Iowa.

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Pawlenty's PAC Still Helping Michele Bachmann Raise Money

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2011 | Politics

Michele Bachmann has once again announced that she is running for president, this time at an in-person news conference in Waterloo, Iowa. (She's been doing so well in the polls since announcing her decision the first few times, that she might just keep on announcing this all the way through Inauguration 2013!)

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Tim Pawlenty Will Give You Shiny Social Media Badges If You Just Help Him Become President

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.27.2011 | Media

"Political campaigns are using social media for real results," according to reports. And who isn't thrilled by this? Whether it's learning via Twitter...

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The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For June 24, 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.24.2011 | Politics

The big news this week is that the long-awaited and art-film teased Jon Huntsman campaign finally got off the ground, with the newly-declared candidat...

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Adventures In Anonymous Sourcery: Rick Perry Might Do Something, Who Knows?

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.23.2011 | Media

What's going on with the Rick Perry campaign, which may or may not be a thing? According to the Wall Street Journal, the answer is definitely somethin...

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Late Returns: Taibbi Says Bachmann Is No Laughing Matter

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.22.2011 | Politics

You know you've really arrived as a force in American life when reporter Matt Taibbi has drawn down on you, and today, Bachmann gets her turn over at Rolling Stone.

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Late Returns: Mitt Romney Will Skip One Of The Hundreds Of Debates Scheduled For 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

Jonathan Martin reports that former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney will take a pass on a July debate in Las Vegas, Nevada. That's bad news for Tuc...

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Who Will Be The 2012 GOP's 'Candidate-To-Be-Named-Later?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.21.2011 | Politics

Now that Jon Huntsman has jumped into the 2012 presidential fray, the GOP's field of candidates is firmer than ever. And yet, odds are that Huntsman's entry will not ameliorate the big problem faced by the GOP's 2012 candidates: Republican voters just aren't all that into them.

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Late Returns: Newt's Slow To Re-Up In Iowa

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

Newt Gingrich said last week that he was feeling "liberated" now that nearly everyone who originally signed on to work for his campaign has abandoned ...

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Buddy Roemer At RLC: 'Wall Street Banks Are As Greedy As Ever. No One's Gone To Jail'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

Long-shot presidential hopeful and former Louisiana Governor Buddy Roemer has demonstrated the ability to disappear off the face of the earth for long...

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Bill Kristol Predicts That John Thune Might Re-Enter 2012 Race

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.20.2011 | Politics

It's Monday, and are people any happier with the current state of the GOP field? I mean, Jon Huntsman is going to join up this week! How does that gra...

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The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For June 17, 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.17.2011 | Politics

This week, seven GOP candidates went to New Hampshire to face off in a televised debate on CNN. And by the time all was said and done, those seven can...

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Newt Gingrich Criticizes Departed Staffers, NBC News, For Bashing His Wife

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.16.2011 | Politics

What's going on with the troubled campaign of deeply unpopular former House Speaker Newt Gingrich? Oh, not much. Right now, the central plank in his p...

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Late Returns: CNN's 'Video Game' Debate Will Launch An All-Out Attack On Your Senses

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

As CNN is well known for being the most trusted name in holograms of Jessica Yellin and, for reasons never explained, Will.I.Am, you might be expectin...

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Mitt Romney Accused Of Voter Fraud

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

During last week's interview between long-shot GOP candidate Fred Karger and David Frost, Karger intimated that he was going to be "filing some papers...

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2012 Battleground Littered With Unemployed People

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.13.2011 | Politics

Yes, unemployed people, the President is coming to your states but first he has to make sure the people of Wall Street get personal assurances for that time he ... um ... made them extremely profitable and ensured the passage of only some very light regulation?

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The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For June 10, 2011

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.10.2011 | Politics

For the 2012 field of GOP hopefuls, this week was looking like a quiet week of advancing strategies and firing generic shots at the White House over t...

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Late Returns: New Palin Video Promotes Palin Bus Tour That Was Not Supposed To Be About Promoting Palin

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.09.2011 | Politics

Sarah Palin's PAC is up today with a three-minute movie promoting Sarah Palin's bus tour, which promoted a longer movie titled "The Undefeated" promot...