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If Fred Thompson is elected, Jeri will be the youngest woman to become first lady since Jackie Kennedy.
As his support increases in Iowa and elsewhere, Mike Huckabee is facing a growing torrent of criticism from those who want to deny him the Republican presidential nomination. Huckabee, for example, is now in the gunsights of several of his competitors.
Fred Thompson was a little more growly, Rudy Giuliani a little more defensive, and Mike Huckabee a little more careful--and that's by design, said the new Republican front-runner in Iowa, who limited his biblical metaphors to just one.
He would extend the Bush cuts, lower corporate taxes, and zap the AMT and estate tax.
Polls being conducted by GOP candidates appear to show a growing chance that underfunded hopeful Mike Huckabee could win the Iowa caucus, a victory that would upset the race and help Rudy Giuliani, according to Republican political advisers.
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After a weekend of speeches and straw polls, consensus is even more elusive.