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Confused About The Iowa Caucuses? Here's A Guide

On Jan. 3, all across Iowa, the campaigning ends and the voting begins. Thousands of Iowans will enter gyms, libraries and private homes to participate in a ritual of the American political system.
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Perry, Gingrich Ballot Battles Go To Court

A Northern Virginia attorney is stepping up to sue to put Newt Gingrich on Virginia's Republican primary ballot. Rick Perry, who's also suing over not qualifying for the ballot, got some bad news on his case in Virginia court yesterday.

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Iowa Evangelical Endorses The Political Underdog

As the Iowa caucuses rapidly approach, faith and family values play big roles in how local voters determine their support for candidates. Host Michel Martin talks with evangelical Bob Vander Plaats, who heads the Iowa-based conservative group, The Family Leader. He recently announced his personal endorsement for Rick Santorum.
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Politicians Who Made You Laugh Out Loud In 2011

Host Michel Martin continues her recap of this year's political highlights and flops with journalism professor Cynthia Tucker U.S. News and World Report columnist Mary Kate Cary. They look at some of the more comedic moments, including those from Jon Huntsman and Herman Cain.
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In 2011 Politics, 'Best New Artist' Is ...

Host Michel Martin looks at some of the year's top political moments with the 'Tell Me Awards.' Who are the winners and losers? Nominees range from Tim Geithner to the women who accused Herman Cain of sexual harassment. Martin talks with journalism professor Cynthia Tucker and U.S. News and World Report columnist Mary Kate Cary.
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Romney, Paul Are 1 And 2 In Another Iowa Poll, Santorum Rising

With just one holiday weekend between now and Tuesday's Republican presidential caucuses in Iowa, there's another poll signalling that it could be a close battle at the top between former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas).
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Perry Campaign Amplifies Attacks On Santorum

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry has been aboard a bus touring Iowa hoping to score an upset in next Tuesday's caucuses. Perry spent Thursday trying to reverse the surge that challenger Rick Santorum has seen in a recent poll.
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Bachmann Fights To Convince Iowans She's Electable

GOP presidential candidate Michelle Bachmann wrapped up her bus tour of Iowa's 99 counties Thursday. She's been on the road for most of the last two weeks in a final push to generate support before Tuesday's caucuses.

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