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Energy Fuels Newt Gingrich's Comeback Plan

When voters in Michigan go the polls Tuesday, it's unlikely many will tick the box for Newt Gingrich. In part, that's because the former House speaker has all but written off the state. It's a calculated decision, he says, all part of a new strategy to reclaim front-runner status.

Mich. Prospects Looking Up For Romney

Michigan holds its Republican primary on Tuesday. The former Massachusetts governor and Michigan native Mitt Romney has been touring the state in search of votes. A week ago, Rick Santorum held a double-digit lead in the polls. Now, NPR's Ari Shapiro reports, Romney seems to have closed the gap.

Why Michigan Catholics Favor The Mormon Candidate

Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are battling for Tuesday's Republican primary, and polls show the candidates are neck-and-neck. One group that Romney appears to have an advantage with is Roman Catholic voters despite the fact Romney is Mormon and Santorum Catholic.

Political Eyes Focus On Michigan

It's probably safe to say that it's been an exhausting week for the Republican hopefuls, vying to win delegates in Michigan's Tuesday primary. Host Scott Simon talks about the political week past and the one to come with NPR's Don Gonyea, who's just returned from Michigan.

On Romney's Michigan Tour, A Change Of Pace

The presidential candidate loosened up a bit in his home state, politicking in a way that hasn't happened lately. It seems he's closed the gap in polls with Rick Santorum, but not everyone is giving him a warm welcome ahead of Tuesday's primary.

2012 Political TV: Ads, Lies And Videotape

Newt Gingrich says a pro-Mitt Romney superPAC should stop running a political ad that he claims tells lies about him. That raises the question of whether TV stations have any obligation — legal or ethical — to screen political ads for truthfulness.