Gov. Sarah Palin told NBC's Alex Moe that she was very disappointed that Gov. Tim Pawlenty dropped out of the 2012 presidential race because she wishes the voters were able to decide who is in and who is out.
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Gov. Sarah Palin inspects Ronald Reagan memorabilia at the Ronald Reagan museum at Eureka College in Eureka, Ill.
Former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty drops out of the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Msnbc's Chris Jansing and NBC's Chuck Todd reports.
Sarah Palin's bus tour arrived at the Iowa State Fair on Friday, fueling questions about whether the former governor plans on making a run for the White House in 2012.
Rep. Steve King, R-Iowa, criticizes Texas Governor Rick Perry's decision to announce his presidential candidacy on the same day as the Iowa Straw Poll.
Rep. Peter King, R-Iowa, criticized Gov. Rick Perry's decision to announce his candidacy during the Straw Poll, but senior Iowa Senator, Republican Chuck Grassley says it's "hard to criticize" him at this point.
NBC political analyst Domenico Montanaro reports from the Iowa Straw Poll. No candidate has ever won the Iowa Caucus without finishing in the top two at Ames.
Texas Governor Rick Perry announces his presidential candidacy while speaking to a crowd of supporters in Charleston, S.C., on Saturday.