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New Poll: Cain Leads In Iowa, Romney Second, Rest Of Field Lagging

Cain now holds a big lead over Mitt Romney in a new University of Iowa poll. Rick Perry and Michele Bachmann lag further behind, trailing even Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul.
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Cain's Tweaked Tax Plan Raises Taxes For The Poor

GOP presidential contender Herman Cain, who has made his reputation with his 9-9-9 tax plan, introduced the variant 9-0-9 plan for the poor, who would be exempt from the income portion of the plan. Experts said the poor, who pay little if any federal tax now, would still see a tax hike.
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Bachmann's N.H. Campaign Staff Quits

The campaign of Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann suffered the latest in a series of setbacks this week: Her paid New Hampshire campaign staff resigned en masse on Thursday. Bachmann has argued that the Iowa caucuses are the centerpiece of her primary strategy. But the announcement follows the departures of several high-profile campaign staffers, the closure of a campaign office in northern Virginia and a weak Federal Election Commission filing last weekend.
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Reporter Raises Questions About Rubio's Background

Robert Siegel speaks to Washington Post reporter Manuel Roig-Franzia about Florida Republican Sen. Marco Rubio's background — and why it is being questioned.
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Edwards Not On Board With Maryland Redistricting

Legal challenges are on the way for Maryland's new Congressional district map, but one of its biggest opponents doesn't plan on getting involved.

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Bachmann Once Prosecuted Tax Evaders For The IRS

Perhaps more than any other Republican running for president this year, Michele Bachmann has railed against taxes. She says they're too high, and that the current tax code should be repealed. She also worked for the IRS office in St. Paul, Minn., for more than four years as a prosecutor. "The first rule of war," she says, "is know your enemy."

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