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'It's A Great Day In South Carolina,' If You Have A Job

South Carolina's Republican governor paints an optimistic picture of the state's economy. But with a higher-than-average unemployment rate, voters are focused on economic issues when it comes to the 2012 presidential election.
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From The Stump: Bachmann, Santorum

All this week, All Things Considered is highlighting moments from each of the presidential candidates' stump speeches. Thursday, Robert Siegel hears from Rep. Michele Bachmann and former Sen. Rick Santorum.
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On The Road With Ron Paul

The candidate who poses perhaps the greatest challenge to Mitt Romney in Iowa is Rep. Ron Paul. NPR national political correspondent Don Gonyea joins Robert Siegel from Iowa to talk about the race for the Republican presidential nomination. Voting begins at the Iowa caucuses Tuesday evening.
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Romney Rides Wave Of Support

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is suddenly acting like a frontrunner again — even in Iowa, the state that broke his dreams in 2008.
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At Romney Rally, Iowa's Moderate GOP 'Silent Majority' Voters Start Talking

While many see the state's Republican Party base trending more toward the evangelical Christian and Tea Party right, several of those attending these Romney events want the rest of the country to know there still is a strong moderate base in the Iowa GOP, especially in Eastern Iowa.
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Donner Drops Out Of Virginia Senate Race

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Yielding to George Allen, the Republican front-runner for the senate seat in Virginia, candidate Tim Donner has bowed out of the race.

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Turkey Prospers Amid Neighboring Nations' Woes

As Europe suffered economic crises in 2011, Turkey's economy boomed. And as neighboring Arab countries faced political turmoil, Turkey became a bigger regional player. Martin discusses the country's good year with John Peet, Europe editor at The Economist, and Rami Khouri, international affairs expert from American University of Beirut.
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Will Ron Paul's Past Cost Him In Iowa?

Republican presidential hopefuls are in the final days of campaigning ahead of the Iowa caucuses. Host Michel Martin explores the latest developments in the contest with Kevin Williamson, deputy managing editor of The National Review, and Michael Fauntroy, associate professor of public policy at George Mason University.
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Romney Rolling In Iowa, With Large Crowds And Growing Optimism

No matter which direction he goes in Iowa today, the former Massachusetts governor will seem to have the wind at his back. A new Time/CNN poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers puts Mitt Romney in the lead, and campaign staffers expect big crowds again at Romney events, similar to what he saw yesterday.

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