What we're watching this morning:Michele Bachmann launches today. The Minnesota Congresswoman, fresh off a surprisingly high finish in the first Iowa Poll, will officially enter the presidential race from her home town of Waterloo, Iowa. Will Bachmann be the anti-Romney the Republican right is so desperately looking for? More 2012:The Iowa... read more
Here's what's on the docket today:What's next for the Budget talks now that House Republican leader Eric Cantor basically took his ball and went home? And how will voters perceive Cantor's refusal to even consider all options, even the ones he doesn't like -- like taxes? read more
Republicans are paying the price politically for voting to end Medicare and the mastermind behind their plan, Rep. Paul Ryan, is now the third most disliked GOP member in a new poll. The Huffington Post’s Alex Wagner and Talking Points Memo’s Josh... watch
Here's what we're looking at this morning: President Obama says "the tide of war is receding" and we've largely achieved our goals in Afghanistan -- and the troops he sent to Afghanistan as part of the 2009 surge are coming home. The president will withdraw 10,000 troops this year and another 20,000 by next summer, and... read more
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