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Can Obama, Republicans Connect With Latino Voters?

President Obama is starting a bus tour through North Carolina and Virginia, where he's going to promote his jobs plan and try sparking the energy that helped him win those states in 2008. Also, as GOP hopefuls prepare to debate Tuesday, a new national poll of prospective Latino voters shows 21 percent support for GOP front-runner Herman Cain — compared to 64 percent for Obama. Michel Martin talks politics with Washington Post National Political Reporter Nia-Malika and Latino Decisions Pollster Matt Barreto.
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Who's Winning 'The Media Primary'?

Think of the past few months as the prologue to the 2012 presidential election story. A new study from the Pew Research Center's Project for Excellence in Journalism reveals which candidates have gotten the most media attention during that time — and whether it's been positive or negative. The results may surprise you.
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Financial Reports Shed Little Light On GOP Race

President Obama's campaign reported the hefty sum of $61 million cash on hand as of Sept. 30, but at this point in the election contest, that's one of few things that are clear about the race for the White House.
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Obama Bus Tour Rides Rough Political Terrain In N.C.

The president won the state by a narrow margin in 2008. His fall in support among independents in North Carolina means Obama now faces a struggle to stay competitive for 2012. His problem in the state is the same one he faces everywhere: unemployment.
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Money Gap Widens In GOP Presidential Field

New campaign finance reports offer the first detailed look at the haves and the have-nots among the Republican presidential candidates. While some candidates are flush with cash, others are nearly broke. Meanwhile, the Obama fundraising effort is easily outstripping his prospective rivals.
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The Difference, Herman Cain Says, Is 'Substance'

An NBC/Wall Street Journal poll out this week puts a new name at the top of the race for the Republican presidential nomination: Herman Cain. The poll shows the former head of Godfather's Pizza is at 27 percent, with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney just 4 points behind. Cain spoke with Weekend Edition Saturday host Scott Simon about his surge to front-runner status.

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