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Gingrich Attacks Front-Runner Romney

Newt Gingrich sharpened his attacks on Republican rival Mitt Romney on Sunday. A new poll shows Romney leading the former House speaker just days ahead of Tuesday's presidential primary in Florida.
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Gingrich Attacks Romney Ahead Of Florida Vote

The former House speaker is trying to cut into the resurgent front-runner's lead before Tuesday's primary in the Sunshine State. Newt Gingrich accused the former Massachusetts governor of "carpet-bombing" his record. Mitt Romney meanwhile shifted his focus back to President Obama's record.
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Fla. Restaurant Puts National Politics On Local Stage

The Fish House, a restaurant in Pensacola, Fla., has become a regular stop for GOP candidates. Mike Huckabee and John McCain came by in 2008 and Joe Scarborough has done his Morning Joe show here. In fact, as congressman, Scarborough used to play on weekends in the restaurant's house band. NPR's Greg Allen goes behind the scenes at the Fish House.
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General Election In Focus: Candidates Strategize

Host Rachel Martin talks with NPR's Mara Liasson about the intense Republican primary race and President Obama's message of populism in his State of the Union address last week.
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Romney, Gingrich Fight To The Finish In Fla.

Florida's Republican primary is Tuesday. If Mitt Romney wins, it's a potentially decisive state for the former Massachusetts governor's bid for the nomination. But a victory by Newt Gingrich would all but guarantee a long battle ahead. NPR's Don Gonyea reports on the mounting attacks.
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Fact-Checking The Florida Mudslinging

With two days left before the pivotal Florida GOP primary, the front-runners have taken over the airwaves. A steady stream of political ads is filled with insinuations and accusations. Host Rachel Martin speaks with Angie Holan of PolitiFact, which fact-checked some of the ads.
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Thomas Tipster Running For Ward 5 Seat

After having tipped off officials to the wild spending of former councilmember Harry Thomas Jr., Republican Tim Day has announced he is running to fill the vacant seat in Ward 5.

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New Hampshire Rejects D.C.'s Statehood Pitch

The New Hampshire state legislature rejected a non-binding proposal Friday that would have supported D.C.'s bid for statehood. Legislators cited constitutional concerns.

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Virginia Panel Approves Voter ID Measure

A new bill approved by a Virginia House panel would require residents without identification to cast provisional ballots that would have to be reviewed by election officials the next day.

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Gingrich Tries To Scoop Up Votes In Fla.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich made appearances before two communities in Florida Friday whose votes he hopes to win in next Tuesday's GOP primary. He spoke to Latino home builders and business people in the morning, and had a rally with a group of Republican Jewish voters in the afternoon. NPR's Brian Naylor reports.

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