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Could Gingrich Be Next GOP Challenger To Surge?

One Republican candidate after another has challenged the front-runner status of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Now former House Speaker Newt Gingrich hopes his consistent message will propel him to the front of the pack in this weekend's Des Moines Register poll.
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Mitt Romney Criticized For Slow Motion, Climate-Change 'Flip Flop'

Mitt Romney drew barbs Friday for his continued shift to the ideological right on the climate change issue. Actually, the criticism for Romney that blew in from both the political right and left came as critics accused him of a full flip flop on global warming.
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Romney Seemingly Shifts On Climate Change

Thursday in Pittsburgh, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appeared to shift his position on climate change. Speaking at the Consol Energy Center, he said, "My view is that we don't know what's causing climate change on this planet." In his book No Apology and in earlier public appearances, Romney has said that he believes climate change is occurring — and that humans are a contributing factor. At a campaign appearance in New Hampshire back in August, Romney emphasized questions about the extent of the human role. But his remarks in Pittsburgh represent a clear shirt toward a skeptical position on the causes of climate change.
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Republicans Struggle To Sway Latino Voters In Nevada

Recent polls have shown that while most Latinos still support President Obama's re-election, that support is waning. But while Republicans in Las Vegas see an opening to persuade Nevada Latinos to their party, they're having trouble exploiting it.
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At Ballot, Black Mormon Couple Weighs Faith, Race

With two African-American candidates and two Mormon candidates vying for the presidency, black Mormons find themselves at the political intersection of race and religion. Host Michel Martin speaks with two black members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints: Don Harwell and his wife, Jerri, who have different political viewpoints.
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Herman Cain's Ads Unconventional If Not Effective

The GOP candidate's political ads, featuring a smoking chief of staff and a head-scratching Western movie spoof, have become Internet hits. But are they helping his campaign?

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