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Did Santorum Win Big Or Win Squat? What's A Nation To Believe?

The results of Missouri's "beauty contest" primary and caucuses in Minnesota and Colorado may be poor indicators of the sentiment of most Republicans and independents. Instead, they show the ardor of the fraction of voters who turned out — and the potency of the abortion issue in national politics.
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Santorum's Wins: Huge? Meaningless? In Between?

Headline writers and political pundits are calling Tuesday's results a big deal for the Republican presidential race. A closer look raises some questions about that conclusion.
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For Election News, Voters Still Turn To Old Media

A study from the Pew Research Center shows that the promise that "new media" will dominate the nominating process isn't coming true. But Twitter and other social media can reveal voters' moods, functioning like "a focus group in the wild."
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Tuesday's GOP Contests Set Romney's Campaign Back

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney had expected to win at least one nominating contest Tuesday. Instead, rival Rick Santorum swept the Minnesota and Colorado caucuses plus the non-binding primary in in Missouri.
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Rick Santorum Sweeps 3 GOP Nominating Contests

Rick Santorum's Republican presidential campaign had a big night Tuesday. He won the Minnesota and Colorado caucuses plus the non-binding Missouri primary. Santorum will use the results to try to get conservatives to rally around him as the most credible alternative to Mitt Romney.
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Gingrich Uses Food Stamps To Criticize Rivals

Ever since Congress passed the Food Stamp Act nearly a half century ago, that federal hunger-relief program has periodically become a political target. Over the past decade, the nation's food stamp program has more than doubled in size. This year, the program has become a part of the presidential contest.
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Rick Santorum Has Huge Night, Sweeping Three Republican Contests

The former Pennsylvania senator came out ahead in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado, dealing a sharp blow to GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney and potentially changing the momentum of the Republican presidential primary race.
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The Hill: Federal Transportation Bills Find Bipartisan Support

Bills that would help fund the country's crumbling transportation infrastructure are moving through both chambers of Congress, in a rare show of bipartisanship.

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Obama Changes Tone On SuperPACS, Endorses Own

As a candidate and as president, Barack Obama has disparaged the role of big money in politics. At his 2010 State of the Union address, he even called out the Supreme Court for a ruling that opened the door to unlimited personal and business contributions. But, faced with a Republican opposition that's raising millions from a handful of sources, President Obama let his fundraisers loose to play the game too.
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White House: 'Ways To Resolve' Contraception Issue

GOP candidate Mitt Romney has joined those criticizing President Obama over a policy that would require most employers, including Catholic hospitals and universities, to include birth control in their employees' health insurance. The White House now says it will work to "allay" concerns.

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