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America's Heartland Awaits Its Candidate

In this election year, an emerging theme coming from voters around the country is frustration with the tone of politics today. Watching Washington from afar, voters in Jackson County, Ind., are wondering who will look out for rural America.

Aiming To Show Strength, Evangelicals May Achieve Opposite

In a gathering in Texas this weekend, evangelical Christian leaders and activists threw their collective weight behind presidential hopeful Rick Santorum. Instead of demonstrating their power, though, the 11th-hour endorsement may well be a revelation of their weakness as a force within the GOP.

In S.C. GOP Forum, Romney Gets Implicit Jabs

Candidates were explicitly prohibited from even mentioning each other during the presidential forum Saturday. Still, going into the last week of campaigning in South Carolina, most found ways to get in a hit without naming their rivals. Front-runner Mitt Romney was the biggest target.

Santorum Gets Backing From Social Conservatives

Evangelical conservatives met in Texas this weekend and decided to throw their support behind former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum, but some fear the support is too little, too late. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich finished a distant second at the meeting. NPR's Joel Rose reports.