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Colorado’s decision, announced this weekend, to move the date of its caucuses up to just one day after Iowa’s hasn’t prompted any immediate change from the state—yet.

“The four sanctioned early states have been very clear that we’ll move together if necessary to ensure integrity of order as outlined in RNC rules,” Republican Party of Iowa Chairman Matt Strawn told The Des Moines Register on Monday. “I remain cautiously optimistic that we can avoid having Iowans caucus while simultaneously wrapping Christmas presents.

The RNC has set a deadline of this Saturday for states to schedule their caucuses or primaries.

Radio host and stand-up comedian Dennis Miller is endorsing Herman Cain for president, The Ticket’s Chris Moody reports. Miller will also headline a fundraising event for Cain in Los Angeles.

Michele Bachmann on Monday said her campaign is poised to pick up the GOP presidential nomination, adding that she has “the complete skill set” to win the presidency.

At a campaign stop in Iowa, Bachmann spoke before a crowd of about 35 people, the AP reports.

A former Texas inmate who cooked last meals for hundreds of prisoners on death row has offered to continue cooking last meals pro bono, after the state stopped offering the meals.

Via the AP.

Newt Gingrich plans to stay at the governor’s mansion during a campaign stop in South Carolina, The Hill reports.

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley’s spokesman told The Hill that each of the candidates has been invited to stay at the mansion during their campaign visits.

A new Pew study shows that only 35 percent of Americans have confidence that GOP leaders in Congress to do the right thing the federal deficit, while 52 percent have that feeling about President Obama. Republicans have seen a big drop off after this summer’s debt ceiling fight: in May the GOP was trusted on the issue by 47 percent of Americans, and have fallen to the current 35. Obama only dropped three points from 55 percent support in May.

Teaparty.com might soon be on the auction block.

Registered in 1993, teaparty.com won't greet you with messages from the Founding Fathers or talk of government overreach. Instead you'll see reunion tour dates for a Canadian rock band, The Tea Party, and a note: "No politics... just rock and roll."

Bloomberg Businessweek's Joshua Green, who spoke to the band, reports that The Tea Party is considering selling. "So much damage has been done to our name by the political movement that we're considering selling," bassist Stuart Chatwood told Businessweek.

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Spirit of Faith Community, a “religious left” Christian group, says that it will target Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN) over her opposition to Obama’s jobs plan. The group is planning a Wednesday demonstration at the candidate’s office in Woodbury, Minnesota using the biblical story of loaves and fishes to convince her to support a tax increase on the wealthy in order to stimulate the economy.

“Jesus would support this bill,” Brandon Nessen, the group’s spokesman told The Minnesota Independent. “Ask the wealthiest to contribute so that ordinary families can get back on two feet again.”

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