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Ron Paul Backers Dominate Nevada's GOP Convention

Mitt Romney is not the only Republican running for president. Congressman Ron Paul of Texas is still in the race. Over the weekend in Nevada, Paul supporters outnumber Romney backers at the state GOP convention in Sparks.
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Romney's 1994 Senate Loss Left Lasting Marks

Here's one thing Mitt Romney has in common with President Obama: They both lost their first political campaign. Romney went down in defeat when he took on Sen. Ted Kennedy in 1994. In that race, he learned lessons that he has put in action on the trail — and said things that still echo today.
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'Drift': Rachel Maddow On Why We Go To War

In her new book, MSNBC anchor Rachel Maddow invokes Thomas Jefferson to argue for limited government — at least in the case of the military. She argues that sometimes we got to war because we've invested so much in military strength.
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Libertarians Find Their Audience In 2012 Race

Somewhere on the path to the White House this year, a powerful set of ideas began to creep into the mainstream debate over which direction the country will take. These are ideas that not too long ago were written off as marginal, or even worse, a little kooky. Now Libertarian ideals are becoming more mainstream and are influencing the Republican Party.
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Big Money, Free-Marketers, And The Fight Of Sen. Lugar's Career

The end of Republican Sen. Richard Lugar's 35-year career representing Indiana could be imminent. We speak with the Washington-based Club for Growth on its targeting of Lugar in the Republican primary, and whether a defeat of the longtime moderate lawmaker could backfire on the GOP in November.
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Safe Routes To School Program In Jeopardy

Federal funding is in jeopardy for a local program that provides safe trails for children on their way to school.

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Presidential Race Takes Libertarian Tilt In Nev.

The Libertarian Party held its convention in Las Vegas over the weekend, choosing a presidential and vice-presidential nominee. NPR's David Welna reports that it came as no surprise that the Libertarian Party put Gary Johnson at the top of its ticket.

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