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Two colleagues from The American Enterprise Institute. The Christian Science Monitor’s White House reporter Linda Feldmann. InOtherNews. PantslessProgressive. Shortformblog. EvilTeaBagger. Conservapost. JV Brewer. Ilya Gerner.

Four Ten of the best reasons beyond Newt Gingrich’s judgment, Mitt Romney’s betting prowess and Rick Perry’s …. uh - what was it about Rick Perry, again? - at Thursday night’s GOP Debate on Fox. Follow along at Tumblr Tag “Fox Debate Iowa,” Twitter tag #FoxDebateIowa and right here where you can livechat the debate with us.

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Apocalypse now? Donald Trump is going to moderate a debate.
Who would show up for such a thing? Likely everybody.

Though presidential candidates may initially balk at the idea of  appearing in a debate where Mr. Trump – with his bombast and The Hair –  is the one posing the questions, they may ultimately see it as an  invitation they can’t refuse. In fact many of the candidates have  already met with him, some more publicly than others. Representative Michele Bachmann has sat down with Mr. Trump several times this year. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas had dinner with him at Jean Georges, the posh Manhattan restaurant. And Mitt Romney paid a visit but carefully avoided being photographed.
And Newsmax is a powerful player itself. It has a broad reach into the conservative base, with monthly  Web traffic second only to Fox News among sites with  conservative-leaning audiences.

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Apocalypse now? Donald Trump is going to moderate a debate.

Who would show up for such a thing? Likely everybody.

Though presidential candidates may initially balk at the idea of appearing in a debate where Mr. Trump – with his bombast and The Hair – is the one posing the questions, they may ultimately see it as an invitation they can’t refuse. In fact many of the candidates have already met with him, some more publicly than others. Representative Michele Bachmann has sat down with Mr. Trump several times this year. Gov. Rick Perry of Texas had dinner with him at Jean Georges, the posh Manhattan restaurant. And Mitt Romney paid a visit but carefully avoided being photographed.

And Newsmax is a powerful player itself. It has a broad reach into the conservative base, with monthly Web traffic second only to Fox News among sites with conservative-leaning audiences.

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After serving almost 24 years in the U.S. House of Representatives, Congressman Ron Paul told The Facts this morning he will not be seeking another term for the District 14 seat.

Paul, 75, will instead focus on his quest for the presidency in 2012.

“I felt it was better that I concentrate on one election,” Paul said. “It’s about that time when I should change tactics.