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In Arizona, Romney Can't Take Mormons For Granted

There's a noticeable streak of Mormon libertarianism in the West, and the Ron Paul campaign has actively courted that vote. While Republican Mitt Romney retains strong support among many of his faith, others see their religion more in line with a much smaller-government approach to politics.
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In One Maine County, Every Caucus Vote May Count

Last weekend, Mitt Romney narrowly defeated Ron Paul in the Maine caucuses. But rural Washington County, considered a Paul stronghold by his supporters, delayed its caucus until this Saturday because of bad weather. Even though the state party will not revise the straw poll total, Paul's supporters are defiant.
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Third Republican Now Supports Gay Marriage In Maryland

Support for a bill that would legalize same-sex marriage in Maryland has picked up another GOP supporter -- the second in the House and the third in the GOP caucus.

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Illinois Primary Results and Americans Elect

Diane and her guests discuss the results of the Illinois GOP primary and a push from a group called Americans Elect to create a nonpartisan ticket on the ballot in November.

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Unlocking The Mysteries Of Delegate Selection

What's the difference between primaries and caucuses, and why do states have different systems for choosing delegates? Political scientist Josh Putnam explains how delegates are picked, and how the process changed after the 1968 Democratic National Convention.
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GOP Debates As Must-See TV? Why You Should Watch

The monthlong lull in the Republican debate cycle may have come as a welcome break to some likely voters and political observers. The debates will be back soon enough. But turn away from them at your own risk — it's precisely at this point in the campaign season when they might be most decisive.
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Santorum Tax Returns Draw Critics Of His Low Charitable Giving

Santorum's returns may allow his critics, both those aligned with Mitt Romney, his chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination and those who aren't, to attack the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania for not giving as much to charity as many others at his income level.
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The Politics And Reality Of Same-Sex Marriage In Maryland

We talk with a Maryland same-sex couple about the marriage debate in their state and how the passage of same-sex marriage would impact their lives.

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