1. SECOND THOUGHTS

    Trump Reconsidering Debate

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    Now that Donald Trump’s Republican debate has become a Newt Gingrich–Rick Santorum debate, the real-estate impresario is reconsidering his plan. Asked by Don Imus whether he’d still do it, Trump said, “I don’t know, I have to look into it.” He had sharp words for Michele Bachmann, however, who he said asked him to be his running mate. “She’d call me, she’d ask me for advice,” Trump said. “She said I should be her vice presidential … if she wins, she’d like to think about me for the vice presidency.” Her rejection of his debate, then, stung especially hard. “It’s unbelievable,” said Trump. “It’s called loyalty. How do you do that?”

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