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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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Florida's Winner-Take-All Primary Heats Up GOP Race

The Florida GOP primary is one week from Tuesday, and Newt Gingrich is feeling empowered after winning the South Carolina primary. Florida is a bigger stage, where the winner will get 50 delegates — more than the first three contests combined.
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Gabrielle Giffords' Resignation Message A Reminder Of Gains, Losses

From her public appearances, including her resignation video, it was clear that Giffords would face significant challenges in dealing with the rigors of a re-election campaign.

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Giffords To Step Down Next Week

Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords announced Sunday that she will step down from Congress to more fully concentrate on her recovery from a shooting attack last year. In a video message posted online, Giffords said she is getting better every day. Guy Raz
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Gingrich's Win, Romney's Taxes And What They Mean

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said Sunday he would release his 2010 tax returns on Tuesday. NPR's Ari Shapiro reports Romney is ceding to increased pressure that might have contributed to his loss in South Carolina's Primary. Guy Raz talks with NPR's senior Washington editor Ron Elving about Newt Gingrich's upset in South Carolina's primary and what it means for the GOP race.
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Romney, Gingrich Appeals To GOP Right Raise General-Election Hurdles

Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are redoubling their efforts to appeal to the Republican Party's base, which ranges from somewhat to very conservative. To do so, they are sounding conservative themes that may boost their chances to win GOP primaries but could harm their ability to beat President Obama.
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Rep. Gabrielle Giffords To Resign From Congress

The Democratic congresswoman from Arizona said she will step down this week in order to focus on her health. Giffords was shot in the head and wounded last January as she was meeting with constituents outside a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz.

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