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2012 Elections May Settle Scores In The Senate, Too

While all focus on has been on the future of the White House, the fate of the Senate hangs in the balance of 2012 as well. Host Audie Cornish talks with Jennifer Duffy of the Cook Political Report about what's at stake in the U.S. Senate.

GOP Candidates Join Another Party For New Year's

How did the Republican candidates celebrate the new year in Iowa? NPR's Sonari Glinton finds out.

2011: An Extraordinary Year For Gay Rights

Among the highlights: the passage of New York's Marriage Equality Act; and the end of "don't ask, don't tell." We take a look back with Dan Savage and interview the first same-sex couple to get married in New York.

What Does Santorum's Iowa Rise Mean? Likely Not Much

This moment in the presidential campaign sun for Santorum feels like it could be very brief indeed. It's just difficult to see how he would sustain his momentum coming out of Iowa, assuming he wins there.

For Gingrich, A Week Of Attacks And Falling In Polls

It's been grueling for Newt Gingrich as he defends his record just days before the Iowa caucuses. Some of the stress may have surfaced Friday when one question brought on the tears.

A Moment From Jon Huntsman's Time On The Stump

All this week, All Things Considered is highlighting moments from each of the presidential candidates' stump speeches. Friday, Robert Siegel hears moments from Jon Huntsman's campaign.