HANOVER, NH - OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Jon Huntsman, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Herman Cain and Mitt Romney laugh during the Republican Presidential debate hosted by Bloomberg and the Washington Post on October 11, 2011 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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The State Of The GOP Field

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If he decides to enter the GOP presidential race, New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie could learn a few things from fellow Gov. Rick Perry's troubles on the campaign trail.

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Mad At The Democrats And Republicans? Don't Count On A Third Party

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