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GOP Candidates Wrangle Over Reagan's Legacy

As he campaigns for the Republican nomination, Newt Gingrich almost always works the name of Ronald Reagan into his speeches. In fact, Gingrich's name-dropping is so common that it's now being criticized by Mitt Romney and the superPAC that backs him.
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Romney's Unlikely And Persuasive Defense Of The 'Individual Mandate'

Mitt Romney offered a vigorous defense Thursday night of Massachusetts' decision to mandate that nearly every resident either have health insurance or pay a tax penalty. In fact, some say it was the best defense of the individual mandate made by any candidate — including the president — so far this election cycle.
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Obama Revs Up House Democrats For Election-Year Fight

On Friday, President Obama stopped by the Democrats' retreat in Maryland, where he recapped the themes of his State of the Union address and previewed the Democrats' election message: They've done everything they can, they'll say, and Republicans have played politics.
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Obama Stresses Importance Of College Affordability

President Obama told students in Michigan that their universities should stop raising tuition so much faster than the rate of inflation.
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Heading Into Final Fla. Swing., GOP Candidates Keep Courting Latino Voters

Newt Gingrich laid out his case for an activist policy in Latin America, while Mitt Romney spoke warmly about the prospect of statehood for Puerto Rico.
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Week In Politics: State Of The Union; Republican Debates

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators, E.J. Dionne of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks of the New York Times.
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Obama Offers House Dems A Pep Talk

President Obama dropped in on the House Democrats' retreat in Cambridge, Md., Friday afternoon, offering encouragement and a pep talk.

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