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06/27/11 08:14AM

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 Poll was bad for Tim Pawlenty, who is at 6 percent despite putting a lot of energy into the state. read more

Deficit talks stall

Deficit talks stall

06/24/11 08:00PM

Rep. Donna Edwards, D-Md., and MSNBC political analyst Jonathan Alter discuss what kind of budget deal could be reached with all cuts and no rise in revenue. watch

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06/24/11 08:16AM

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

Getting to know you …

Getting to know you …

06/23/11 08:00PM

Big Number: Illinois Congressman Tim Johnson plans to call every household in his district each two-year term, which averages about 300,000 calls. watch

Is Palin’s bus tour over?

Is Palin’s bus tour over?

06/23/11 08:00PM

Sideshow: When Real Clear Politics reported that Sarah Palin’s bus tour was in “limbo,” the forever vice presidential candidate claimed jury duty was the... watch

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06/23/11 08:23AM

 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 says it's "time to focus on nation-building here at home. Reaction from Republicans has been all over the map. read more

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