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Do Cellphones Apply To Court's GPS Tracking Ruling?

While the Supreme Court ruled police must get a warrant for a GPS tracking device, the court didn't specify if cell phones are covered by the decision. That issue is up to Congress, where legislation spelling out cell phone privacy rights may have gotten a boost because of Monday's high court's ruling.
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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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We Watched So You Don't Have To: Top Moments Of The GOP Tampa Debate

The two South Carolina debates featured raucous audiences who cheered on former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. This time, it was former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney who seemed more comfortable before the more sedate crowd.
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Romney Redux: Did The Front-Runner Find A Way Back In?

ANALYSIS: It would be too much to say Romney had turned his ship around. But at least he righted it again after the knockdown it suffered in South Carolina
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Live Blog: Romney, Gingrich Spar At Start; Debate Then Settles Down

Two days after the Republican presidential campaign was turned on its head by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich's decisive victory in South Carolina's primary, the GOP candidates were back on a debate stage tonight.
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Polls: Gingrich Rising Again, Tied Nationally With Romney, Ahead In FL

There's nothing subtle about the shift in the Gallup poll showing Romney and Gingrich essentially tied. Romney has lost much of the lift under his wings, losing an 8-point lead in a week. Gingrich gained 14 points. This isn't the first time it's happened. Late last year, Gingrich also led Romney before negative attacks on the former speaker by Romney drove his support down.

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