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  • How we've positioned our Tribune Co. correspondents to cover the 2012 primaries

    How we've positioned our Tribune Co. correspondents to cover the 2012 primaries
    If coverage of the Iowa caucuses unfolded leisurely, over a period of months beginning with the State Fair and Ames Straw Poll in August, New Hampshire in the 2012 cycle has been a faster-paced, hit-the-ground-running affair.
  • Seeking Iowa rebound, Bachmann hits Gingrich on Freddie Mac

    Michele Bachmann slashed at Newt Gingrich on Sunday, calling on him to return the $1.6 million he was paid by Freddie Mac, and castigated him for his past positions on immigration and his willingness to support Republican candidates who did not oppose...

    Community Commentary: Libertarianism is crony capitalism's nightmare

    With the rise of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) in the presidential primary polls, America may be ready to crush crony capitalists by embracing "libertarianism." As the founding philosophy that once unified our nation, today libertarianism represents the true...

    Ron Paul, aka the invisible candidate

    A moment ago, I Googled "Ron Paul ignored by media" and came up with 9,222 links. That's a lot of stories about someone being ignored. Here's what happened. In last weekend's Iowa Straw Poll of GOP presidential candidates, the Texas congressman had an...

    Mendte: Sexism In Politics

    Mendte: Sexism In Politics
    Christian Evagelicals basically run the Republican party in Iowa. And a powerful Christian Evangelical is Bob Vander Plaats of the Iowa FAMiLY Leader. Today he endorsed Rick Santorum for president yesterday, destroying any perception that the religious...