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Just Who Is Leonard Wood, Anyway?

Leonard Wood was a U.S. general and doctor who and a very close friend of Theodore Roosevelt. He was a Republican presidential candidate in 1920 and was thought to be a shoo-in, but lost the nomination to Warren Harding. Newt Gingrich says his rival Mitt Romney is the weakest front-runner since Wood.
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GOP's Delegate Race A Game Of 'Political Moneyball'

In 2008, Barack Obama's secret weapon during the presidential primary was a master strategy from his head delegate coordinator. They used math — not conventional wisdom — to win enough delegates to clinch the nomination. Now, the GOP is playing the same game to serve one candidate the 1,144 delegates needed to become the presidential nominee.
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Puerto Rico Holds Primary With Statehood In Mind

Puerto Ricans are American citizens who do not vote in U.S. presidential general elections, but they do participate in Republican and Democratic nominating contests. Sunday, Puerto Rico holds a GOP primary. Both Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney visited the island this week. From San Juan, NPR's David Welna reports.
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Who Will Rule In Congress?: A Look At The Races

One third of the Senate and the entire House of Representatives are up for election in November. Host Jacki Lyden talks with NPR's Ken Rudin about some of the congressional races to watch in 2012.
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Congress' Split On Afghanistan Isn't Along Party Lines

Should the U.S. leave now, go later or reinforce? Just as the nation is divided over the war in Afghanistan, so too is Congress. As usual, Democrats and Republicans are arguing, but this time it's among themselves.
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Confusion Wins In Missouri's 'Chaotic' Caucus Process

Most of the state holds its caucuses Saturday morning, but the first one in Barry County was a messy event. More than 250 people showed up, many planning to vote directly for the candidates. That was not to be.
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GOP Incumbents Clash In Illinois After Redistricting

Redistricting is forcing a handful of congressional incumbents of the same party to run against each other in primaries. Next Tuesday, two Illinois Republicans square off in a battle of experience versus relative youth, Tea Party versus GOP establishment, and conservative versus conservative.

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