1. GETTING FIESTY

    Perry v. Politico, Santorum v. O'Reilly

    PERRY, IA - JANUARY 02:  Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry speaks at the Hotel Pattee on January 2, 2012 in Perry, Iowa. The GOP presidential contenders are crisscrossing Iowa in the final stretch of campaigning in the state before the January 3rd caucus, the first test the candidates must face before becoming the Republican presidential nominee.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

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    Howard Kurtz notes the Republican candidates striking back at the news agency’s that snub them. Monday, Rick Perry went back and forth with Politico’s Mike Allen over a story on the DC-based site that  claims the Perry campaign is extremely disorganized based on the corroborated testimonies of unnamed staffers. At the same time, Rick Santorum bashed Bill O’Reilly for not inviting the candidate on his Fox News show. “Life is indeed tough when you’re an also-ran,” writes Kurtz.

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