Politics

7:48am

Wed January 4, 2012
Occupy Boulder

City Council Adopts Parks Rule; Backs Boulder City Manager

Tents in front of the Municipal Building, Boulder, CO
Jackie Fortier KUNC

Last night the Boulder City Council passed a rule closing Boulder's parks overnight. The rule makes it illegal to be stationary in any of the parks between 11p.m. and 5 a.m.

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7:07am

Wed January 4, 2012
It's All Politics

Michele Bachmann Ends Her Presidential Bid

Originally published on Wed January 4, 2012 9:41 am

Republican presidential candidate Michele Bachmann waves from her bus after a campaign stop at Valley High School on Tuesday in West Des Moines, Iowa.
Eric Gay AP

Update at 11:29 p.m. ET. 'People Of Iowa Spoke':

Saying "the people of Iowa spoke with a very clear voice," Michele Bachmann announced she was ending her bid to become the Republican nominee for president.

Bachmann started her announcement with a litany of grievances against President Obama. She said she was inspired to run for president the day Obama passed his healthcare reform.

She knew, she said, that "Obamacare endangered the very survival of the United States of America."

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6:13am

Wed January 4, 2012
It's All Politics

McCain Expected To Endorse Mitt Romney

Originally published on Wed January 4, 2012 10:26 am

Several news outlets, including the AP and The New York Times, report that Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., will endorse Mitt Romney.

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5:46am

Wed January 4, 2012
It's All Politics

Poll: Iowa Gives Santorum Small Boost In N.H.

Originally published on Wed January 4, 2012 10:38 am

Rick Santorum's impressive turnaround in Iowa has given him a slight boost in New Hampshire, according to a "flash" poll conducted last night.

The CNN/ORC International poll talked to 554 likely Republican primary voters in New Hampshire first in December, and then last night. It found that Mitt Romney's sizable lead remained the same: 47 percent of those polled said they'd vote for him, followed by Ron Paul at 17 percent.

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5:41am

Wed January 4, 2012
It's All Politics

'Iowa And Beyond': Listen To A Special NPR Podcast

  • Iowa And Beyond: A Special NPR Podcast

NPR News has prepared a special podcast on the first presidential contest of the year — and where the race goes from here.

The podcast includes highlights from NPR's reporting from the Iowa caucuses as well as analysis of the potential impact. You'll hear from the candidates — several of whom count themselves among the winners — plus others who are reassessing their chances. Republican caucusgoers weigh in on how they made up their minds, and we hear from Democratic caucusgoers preparing for battle in the fall.

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