Philip Klein - Minnesota Mean Tonight’s debate will be remembered most for the sharp exchanges between the two Minnesotans – former governor Tim Pawlenty, and current Rep. Michele Bachmann. Both of them effectively damaged each other, but didn’t necessarily advance their own causes.
Michael Barone - Debate leaves Republican field unaltered Never before has there been a televised presidential candidates' debate so short a time before the Iowa Republicans' Ames straw poll. Last night's debate, co-sponsored by The Washington Examiner and Fox News Channel, provided plenty of spirited conflict and some unscripted or at least unanticipated moments.
Bachmann, Pawlenty pummel each other in debate AMES, Iowa — Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty tore into each other Thursday in the Republican presidential debate, assailing each other as they struggled to portray themselves as most viable alternative to frontrunner Mitt Romney.
Joel Gehrke - Bachmann ready for caucus after debate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Tex., might have the operation to win the Ames Straw Poll, as The Washington Examiner's Philip Klein predicts, but I think Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., looks like the favorite for the Iowa caucuses after her debate performance tonight.
Video: Top 5 highlights of the Iowa GOP debate Last night's debate had plenty of moments that were both contentious and lighthearted. Here's a look at our top 5.
Some of the best tweets from debate night Twitter has really changed the way we watch debates -- it's certainly changed the way I watch them. For those of you who joined us last night, our staff tried to give you the best play-by-play we could.
Huckabee: Perry 'dissing' people of Iowa Mike Huckabee loves Iowa, the state that gave him the most support during his 2008 run for president. So when news broke today that Perry would announce a run for president on Saturday in South Carolina, Huckabee had this to say on Fox News.
Bachmann, Perry to meet in Iowa DES MOINES, Iowa — Not to be outdone, Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann announced Thursday that she plans to attend the same dinner in Iowa this weekend that Texas Gov. Rick Perry is scheduled to visit.