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Virginia's ACLU Against Republican Party's Loyalty Oath

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is threatening legal action if the Republican Party fails to drop a loyalty oath required from voters in this year's presidential primary.
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Harry Thomas Jr. Pleads Guilty

D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. is out, and he is expected to plead guilty to stealing more than $350,000 from the city later today. He could serve more than a year in jail. 

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N.H. Primary Is GOP's Next Nominating Contest

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been a favorite in New Hampshire, but Rick Santorum is getting a second look by conservative voters. Steve Inskeep and Linda Wertheimer talk to NPR's Mara Liasson and Ken Rudin about the latest in the GOP presidential race.
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Romney Hopes For A 'Great Day In South Carolina'

Almost all of the Republican presidential candidates trying to unseat front-runner Mitt Romney are in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday's primary. But Romney is campaigning in South Carolina — the state that votes after New Hampshire.
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Forget Stocks Or Bonds, Invest In A Lobbyist

For every dollar spent on lobbying for a 2004 corporate tax bill, companies benefited $220, a new study says. That's a return of 22,000 percent.
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Rick Santorum: The Underdog With A Loud Bark

Rick Santorum's surprisingly strong showing in the Iowa caucuses was less of a surprise in his home state of Pennsylvania. There he's known as a master-campaigner who's at his best when he's an underdog. But his conservative social views have hurt him with voters in the past.
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Santorum Mixes It Up With Students On Gay Marriage

The Republican presidential candidate didn't tone down his made-for-Iowa religious-based message when he hit the ground in much-more secular New Hampshire. He had a spirited back-and-forth with a high school senior on the issue of same-sex marriage.
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Independent Candidates Get More Scrutiny In Virginia

Under current Virginia law, Republicans and Democrats are not subject to the same levels of scrutiny as independents when it comes to ballot petitions, which some are hoping to change.

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Five Days Before New Hampshire Primary, Confident Romney Ventures South

Most of the Republican presidential candidates are focused on New Hampshire, which holds its primary next Tuesday. But while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney began his day campaigning in New Hampshire, by the afternoon was in South Carolina, which holds its primary Jan. 21.

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