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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.
  • 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...

    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...

    Governor: Mitt Romney making 'big mistake' by neglecting Iowa

    Iowa's Republican governor sent a warning to Mitt Romney on Wednesday: Don't write off the Hawkeye State. Terry Branstad, a former four-term governor who returned to office this year, said at a forum hosted by Politico that the GOP front-runner is...

    A Paul pop?

     
    Bloomberg is reporting: Herman Cain, Ron Paul, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich are in a dead heat as the top choices for Iowans likely to attend the Jan. 3 Republican presidential caucuses. A Bloomberg News poll (pdf ) shows Cain...