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Gabrielle Giffords Steps Down, Expected To Attend State Of The Union

Arizona Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' announcement to step down from Congress adds one more election to a year already packed with races across the country.

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How Newt Gingrich Changes GOP Race With S.C. Win

Gingrich earned a decisive win in the South Carolina primary, so now the Republican presidential nomination race has three different winners in three different states. Host Michel Martin explores what this means going into the Florida primary, and previews the State of the Union speech. She hears from journalists Mary Kate Cary and Cynthia Tucker.
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Anti-Abortion Protesters Rally On The Mall

March for Life protesters are planning to march from Constitution Avenue to the Supreme Court building, in opposition to Roe vs. Wade.

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Rollicking Republican Battle On For 'Swing Part Of The Swing State' Of Florida

The Republican presidential contest moves from small ball to big time in Florida for a Jan. 31 primary in which some 4 million state Republicans are eligible to vote. Nearly half live along the Interstate 4 corridor, the "highway to political heaven" running coast to coast from Tampa to Daytona Beach.
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Obama Addresses Divided Congress For State Of The Union

Obama is expected to face a divided Congress and disgruntled public during his third State of the Union address on Tuesday.

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Romney Will Release Tax Records On Tuesday

Mitt Romney said witholding the returns was a mistake that served as a distraction leading up to South Carolina.
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Audit Finds D.C.'s Approval Of Online Gambling Was Legal

D.C.'s inspector general is expected to clear the D.C. Council of any wrongdoing in connection with the council's approval of online gaming in the District.

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Romney Criticizes Gingrich: He Resigned In 'Disgrace'

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is campaigning in Florida following a big loss over the weekend to Newt Gingrich in the South Carolina primary. Romney told a crowd that Gingrich resigned in disgrace after four years as speaker of the House.
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House GOP's 2012 Mission: Unity Against Obama

When Republicans took over the majority in the House of Representatives, they had a strong sense of unity and purpose. Their mood is more sober a year later, after a series of partisan political fights throughout 2011 blocked their agenda and tarnished their image among voters. So this past weekend, the House GOP gathered in Baltimore to regroup and set out their priorities for 2012.

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