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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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Gingrich Releases Freddie Mac Contract; SuperPAC Reportedly Lands $5M

Just as Republican contenders gather for another debate, the former House speaker releases some information about his work for the mortgage giant. And there's word of another big contribution to a pro-Gingrich superPAC.
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Virginia Father Fights For More Communication Between Schools, Parents

A father in Fairfax County is pushing for legislation that would require school administrators to involve parents before questioning students for serious violations of the rules.

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Romney Renews Attack On Gingrich Over His Role At Freddie Mac

Newt Gingrich is under attack by his rival GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney for his consulting role at mortgage firm Freddie Mac. Romney, campaigning in Florida, is calling on the former House speaker to release his contract with Freddie Mac.
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Gingrich On Jobless: 'We Shouldn't Give People 99 Weeks To Do Nothing'

He made the case today that those who have been out of work for extended periods should have to sign up for job training programs in order to receive unemployment benefits. Tonight, he and other GOP presidential contenders debate again.
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GOP Candidates Prepare To Debate In Fla.

NPR national political correspondent Mara Liasson joins Melissa Block from Florida to discuss Monday night's Republican presidential debate.

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