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Botox Tax Goes Under The Knife In New Jersey

The Real Housewives of New Jersey may be able to save a few dollars on their next procedure. New Jersey's legislature has voted to phase out its so-called "Botax" — a 6 percent tax on cosmetic medical procedures like Botox. The bill is currently on Gov. Chris Christie's desk for approval.
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Super PACS Alter Nation's Campaign Landscape

The Supreme Court's 2010 Citizen's United ruling loosened campaign finance restrictions, enabling corporations to spend unlimited amounts of money on elections. As a result, super PACs — political action committees — can solicit large corporate contributions and produce a plethora of attack ad campaigns.
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Unable To Gain Traction, Jon Huntsman Drops Out

Huntsman's candidacy never resonated with Republican primary voters. In announcing his withdrawal from the race, he says he will support Romney, calling him the "best equipped" to defeat President Obama.
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GOP Candidates Try To Woo S.C. Conservative Voters

With South Carolina's primary five days away, Republican presidential candidates directed their message to conservative voters in the state. Over the weekend Rick Santorum got the backing of a national group of evangelical leaders, and he's trying to parlay that into votes in the Palmetto State.
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Huntsman's 'Ticket To Ride' Ends In South Carolina

Jon Huntsman, the former ambassador to China who never connected with Republican primary voters, will withdraw Monday from the race for the presidential nomination, officials tell NPR. Huntsman is expected to endorse Mitt Romney, whom he believes is the best candidate to beat President Barack Obama in November.
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Will The Real Ronald Reagan Please Stand Up?

Republican presidential candidates are vying for the mantle of Reagan conservatism, but some observers say today's Republican Party is dramatically different than the one Ronald Reagan took charge of in the 1980s. So what exactly is a Reagan conservative? If he were alive, could Reagan still get the GOP nod?
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Santorum Strikes A Chord With Evangelicals

More than 150 conservative Christian leaders spent the weekend in Texas meeting about the presidential race and the possibility of coalescing around one Republican candidate. In the end, they rallied for Rick Santorum. Host Rachel Martin talks to Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council about the decision.
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GOP Candidates Settle Into South Carolina

This week brought a change of scenery for Republican presidential candidates from New Hampshire to South Carolina, where voters will cast ballots on Saturday. Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about the political state of the play in the GOP nominating contest.

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