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January 19, 2012 | By Kathleen Hennessey
Herman Cain will deliver the tea party rebuttal to the president's State of the Union address next week. Cain, who dropped out of the GOP primary in December, will have a chance to "square off with the failed politics of the Obama administration," Tea Party Express said in a statement announcing the Tuesday speech. This will be the second tea party response hosted by the California-based political action committee. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-Minn.) delivered remarks last year carried live on CNN. It was not yet clear whether the networks planned to air Cain's remarks.
January 10, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Of the more than 300,000 ballots expected to be cast in New Hampshire today, a sizable portion will come from a rather narrow geographic range -- mostly south of Concord from the Vermont border to the coast. And yet in this small state there are enough regional distinctions that campaigns must be mindful of in mapping out their strategies. A statewide result may be called quickly tonight after all the polls close at 8 p.m., with Mitt Romney the expected winner. But in looking for how things will shake out in the competitive race for top also-ran, here's where to look for clues: PHOTOS: New Hampshire voters head to the polls 1)
January 8, 2012 | By Thomas Frank
Dear Tea Party Movement, For the last few months, the world has been fascinated by your frenzied search for a presidential candidate who is not Mitt Romney. Because you found the man inauthentic, you buoyed up a string of anti-Mitts — Michele Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, Newt Gingrich. But they were buffoons all, preposterous figures whom you rightfully changed your minds about as soon as you got to know them. It was quite a spectacle, your quest for the non-Romney, and we all know why you undertook it. In ways that matter, Romney is clearly a problem for you. His views on abortion, for example, change with the winds.
January 4, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Michele Bachmann, who finished a distant sixth in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, will hold a news conference Wednesday morning where she is expected to discuss the future of her bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Feeding speculation that the Minnesota congresswoman may end her campaign, the Associated Press reported that she has canceled a planned trip to South Carolina, which loomed as a key showdown in the nomination fight after next Tuesday's New Hampshire primary. Bachmann and Texas Gov. Perry had each planned to skip ahead to the Palmetto State as other Republicans headed to New Hampshire.
January 4, 2012 | By Mark Z. Barabak and Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
  A shrunken field of GOP presidential hopefuls descended on New Hampshire on Wednesday, the next test in the party's nominating fight, as Mitt Romney sought to bolster his status as front-runner and establishment favorite. A day after winning the Iowa caucuses by the slimmest margin in history - eight votes - Romney signaled that party ranks were closing and used a morning TV interview to contrast the breadth and strength of his campaign with the hand-to-mouth candidacy of Rick Santorum, Iowa's runner-up.
January 4, 2012 | By James Oliphant
In the wake of a bottom-feeder finish in the Iowa GOP caucuses, Michele Bachmann ended a presidential bid Wednesday that once held so much promise in this state. “Last night, the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice, and so I have decided to stand aside,” she said at a morning news conference. Bachmann called on Republicans to unify behind the ultimate nominee, but did not say whom she would support. It was only five months ago, in August, that Bachmann, an Iowa native, captured the Ames Straw Poll, a test of a candidate's strength among influential conservatives in the state and a victory that appeared to establish her as a force to be reckoned with.
January 3, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
After placing last among the six Republican presidential hopefuls who campaigned heavily in Iowa, a visibly exhausted Michele Bachmann thanked supporters Tuesday night and vowed again to make President Obama a “one-term president.” Despite having earned just 5% of the vote with most precincts reporting, Bachmann praised the caucus process, which she said “has worked.” “It's the people of Iowa who chose tonight,” she said....
January 3, 2012 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
It was almost as if the Michele Bachmann campaign expected no one to show up at all. Bachmann kept a light schedule Monday, with her first stop at a diner so small that there was no room for her. It was so packed with cameras, reporters and a smattering of customers that an aide said Bachmann wouldn't come in unless a few people moved. "But she will be appearing down the street at the Diggity Dog," the aide said. A walking tour of well-worn storefronts seemed a world away from those heady days in August when Bachmann won the Ames Straw Poll, which landed her on the cover of Newsweek.
January 2, 2012 | By James Oliphant
Michele Bachmann delivered her closing argument Monday, but there were precious few voters around to hear it. The presidential candidate, who isn't expected to be among the top finishers in the Iowa caucuses, kept a light schedule. A day before the caucuses, while Ron Paul rallied a packed ballroom in Des Moines and Rick Santorum played to bigger and bigger crowds, Bachmann toured a series of small storefronts west of the city. Her first stop, a small diner, was so jam-packed with cameras, reporters and a smattering of customers that an aide warned that Bachmann herself wouldn't be able to come in unless some of the media moved behind the lunch counter.
January 1, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
It was tempting to read everything as metaphor Sunday morning in church with Michele Bachmann, struggling toward the finish line in Iowa where voters will cast the first ballots of the 2012 presidential season on Tuesday. Bachmann carried her own Bible as she and her husband, Marcus, walked into Jubilee Family Church, a charismatic evangelical congregation about an hour southeast of Des Moines. Moments after she began a talk billed as a testimony to her faith, a church aide came up to the altar to turn on her microphone.
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