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2 years 4 months ago

Negative ads mix with holiday cheer in Iowa

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Iowa residents flipping their TV channels this season aren't finding a whole lot of Christmas cheer. A barrage of negative campaign ads is flooding the airwaves, with ghoulish images of Newt Gingrich and Nancy Pelosi crowding Santa and doomsday music drowning out holiday song. Mitt Romney...

2 years 5 months ago

Bachmann backs waterboarding

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann tells NBC the Obama administration "is allowing the ACLU to run the CIA." She says the ban on waterboarding is hampering intelligence agents who are trying to get vital information about terrorism from detainees. In a debate last night she called for...

2 years 5 months ago

Bachmann exaggerates directive in her criticism

DAVENPORT, Iowa (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann says the Obama administration is striking all references to Islam from Justice Department training manuals, an exaggeration of a directive from federal officials to evaluate procedures for religious and cultural sensitivity. The Minnesota congresswoman is equating the effort to removing suspicion...

2 years 6 months ago

Bachmann brushes off idea she's given up on NH

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is brushing off the idea that her campaign is all but giving up on winning the New Hampshire primary. The Associated Press reported last week that an exodus in New Hampshire cost Bachmann her staff in the first-in-the-nation primary state. The Minnesota...

2 years 7 months ago

Slipping Bachmann seeks jolt for GOP campaign

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - Republican Michele Bachmann is focusing her presidential campaign on Iowa, having dipped in national polls since Texas Gov. Rick Perry entered the race last month. The Minnesota congresswoman has struggled since winning the Iowa straw poll in August. This week she reshuffled her campaign's...

2 years 9 months ago

Pawlenty blasts Bachmann's "nonexistent' record

WASHINGTON (AP) - Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty says 2012 rival Michele Bachmann has a "nonexistent" record of accomplishment during her three terms in Congress. Pawlenty, who's behind in the polls and lagging in fundraising, says that as a former Minnesota governor, he has executive experience and achieved results under...

2 years 9 months ago

Romney, Bachmann lead in 2012 Iowa caucus poll

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) - A new Iowa Poll shows national Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney and tea party favorite Michele Bachmann leading among the state's likely GOP caucus-goers. The poll conducted for The Des Moines Register shows Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, with support from 23 percent in Iowa....

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