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Romney Begins Bus Tour Through N.H.

With the Iowa caucuses coming up on Jan. 3, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has turned his attention to New Hampshire, which holds its primary on Jan. 10. Tuesday night, Romney began a four-day swing through the state, where he still holds a commanding lead in public opinion polls. Wednesday, he began a bus tour that lasts through Friday. It's a relatively extended bout of retail campaigning for Romney.
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What Greece Can Learn From South America

With Greece in turmoil, a look at the debt defaults a decade ago in South America could prove instructive. Had Europeans diagnosed problems and acted quickly, they might have come out of this like Uruguay, in 2002. But it looks like Greece may be following Argentina, which defaulted on $100 billion in 2001.
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The Politics Of The Keystone XL Pipeline Debate

House members on Tuesday rejected a Senate plan for extending the payroll tax cut. To attract House conservatives, the Senate had included a controversial provision forcing President Barack Obama to decide on the fate of a planned oil pipeline within 60 days.
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The Hill: Democrats Hold Firm On Payroll Tax Holiday

With improved polling numbers, President Obama and Senate Democrats are holding firm on their version of the payroll tax holiday -- which likely won't be passed by the end of the year.

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NewtGingrich.com Is Sending Surfers To Sites And Stories He Wouldn't Like

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich's official campaign website — at newt.org — is working fine. But newtgingrich.com is directing surfers to stories and other sites that don't put him in the best light.
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Poll: Kaine, Allen In Dead Heat For Senate Seat

Voters in Virginia are far from having made up their minds between former governors Tim Kaine and George Allen in their race for Virginia's senate seat.

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Top Obama Advisor Makes West Wing Exit

Melody Barnes is leaving her post as director of the administration's Domestic Policy Council. Barnes was influential in crafting some of the president's major initiatives including health care and economic legislation. Host Michel Martin speaks with Barnes about her achievements and the president's popularity.

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