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#FollowFriday: Twitter Survival Tips From The Romney Campaign Trail

NPR's Ari Shapiro says living on the Romney campaign trail means lots of waiting. Waiting for the press bus to depart, waiting for the candidate to arrive, waiting for the Secret Service sniffer dog to inspect your gear. It's hard to get actual work done during those lulls. But it's easy to scan Twitter.

Fundraising Phenom Attracts Attention In Calif. Race

In congressional campaigns, the incumbent tends to have an advantage. But because of redistricting and a young challenger with impressive fundraising totals, the race in California's 9th district is highly competitive.

Boston Takes Center Stage In Fight For White House

President Obama's campaign has tried to turn attention to Mitt Romney's tenure as governor of Massachusetts. It's a period Romney rarely discusses on his own. As Obama supporters brought their fight to Romney's backyard, Boston, Romney focused his attention on Obama's experience.

John Edwards Walks, But His Trial Is A Warning To Politicians

At first blush, the trial looks like it might do little to deter politicians from getting money from supporters and, with some sleight of hand, spend it on practically anything. While the verdict was clearly a loss for prosecutors, analysts believe it wasn't a total loss for campaign finance law.

Romney's Foreign Policy Views Comfort, Unsettle GOP

Republicans who thought the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan would change the party's traditional interventionist views are disappointed. On the other hand, many senior officials from the George W. Bush years feel comfortable with Romney.

Romney's Week: Upstaged Time And Again

Upstaged by Donald Trump's "birther" jag, GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's message week marred by missteps, bad timing, big news