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Obama Supporters Look To State Of The Union Speech

The hotly-contested Republican primary has gotten a lot of attention lately. Tuesday night, President Obama has a chance to reclaim the spotlight. He's delivering his annual State of the Union address. It's a high-profile platform for the president as he tries to frame the choice facing voters in November.
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Fla. Tea Party Likes Gingrich's Bold Leadership Style

Newt Gingrich was forced to defend his record as House speaker and later as a consultant to mortgage giant Freddie Mac during Monday night's GOP presidential debate in Tampa, Fla. And he said he was the type of bold, tough leader Washington needs. That's the part of his record that appeals to many of his supporters in the Tea Party.
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Romney, Gingrich Clash During GOP Debate In Tampa

The Republican presidential candidates debated in Florida Monday night and it was a relatively civil affair. But there were plenty of sharp attacks — most of them launched by former front-runner Mitt Romney against the man who has at least for the moment, passed him in the polls former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
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Supreme Court: Warrant Needed For GPS Tracking

The Supreme Court ruled on Monday that police must have a search warrant to place a GPS tracker on a suspect's vehicle. It's a key ruling carving out personal privacy space in the high-tech era. While the ruling was unanimous, the justices split three ways as to whether the decision went far enough.
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Last Anheuser-Busch Executive Leaves InBev

David Peacock, the last executives to serve at Anheuser-Busch before and after it was takeover by Belgian brewer InBev, resigned from the company Monday. Peacock has been replaced by Luiz Edmond, but he'll remain as an adviser.
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Housing Woes Affect Florida's GOP Primary

One of the biggest issues in the Florida GOP primary race is housing. Mitt Romney is attacking Newt Gingrich's work for the housing giant Freddie Mac. This issue is not just a political talking point though. Three years after the economic collapse, foreclosures continue to affect real people every day in an extremely personal way.
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Mass. Senate Race To Block Third-Party Political Ads

The two dominant candidates for U.S. Senate from Massachusetts say they want to keep superPAC ads out of the state. Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren have signed a pledge requiring that each candidate donate half the cost of any outside ad to charity, if that ad either supports their candidacy or attacks their opponent.
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State Of The Union To Focus On The Economy

President Obama has already hinted his speech will focus on themes he's raised before like the middle class can't afford "you're on your own" economics. David Plouffe, President Obama's senior adviser, talks to Renee Montagne about the themes of Tuesday night's State of the Union address.
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Ex-CIA Officer Charged With Leaking Information

A former CIA agent is facing criminal charges for allegedly leaking classified information to reporters. The Justice Department accuses John Kiriakou of violating the Espionage Act by telling reporters about some of the agency's most sensitive counter-terrorism operations.

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