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Gingrich Attracts Crowds In South Carolina

GOP voters welcomed Newt Gingrich as he campaigned in South Carolina this week. Gingrich crossed the state from the coastal counties to the mountains as he continued to rise in some polls. The former House Speaker is showcasing his experience and his ideas to Southern Republicans as he vies to become the GOP presidential nominee.
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Occupy Protesters Consider Political Future

Occupy Los Angeles

Demonstrators have been removed by police in Los Angeles and Philadelphia, but some cities still have active 24-hour protests. Now activists in New York and elsewhere are talking about the movement's next phase, including the degree to which Occupy activists should get involved in the 2012 election.

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Medicare Offers Expanded Coverage To Battle Expanding Waistlines

Medicare will now cover screening and counseling for obesity as a free preventive service. Advocates hope the decision will encourage private insurers and Medicaid to do the same.
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In Fox Interview, Cain Says He'll Decide Campaign's Future In Next Week

Herman Cain says he can't guarantee that more women won't come forward because he's helped many. People may expect him to drop out, but he says, "That's just not me."
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Obama Pushes Payroll Tax Cut in Scranton, Pa.

President Obama traveled to Scranton, Pa., to promote an extension of the payroll tax cut on the first $106,000 in income. Melissa Block talks to NPR's Scott Horsley for more.

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In South Carolina, A Resurgent Gingrich Attracts Jubilant Crowds

Just a few weeks ago, many GOP voters said they wanted a new face, a nontraditional, outsider candidate to take on Obama. But after studying the Republican lineup, many now say they want someone who knows the system.
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Health Law's Popularity Rises ... Ever So Slightly

After hitting an all-time low in October, support for President Obama's signature health overhaul law seems to have rebounded — at least among Democrats. Overall, the law still has more detractors than backers, and a lot of people still aren't clear on what it does and doesn't do, a new poll finds.
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Rep. Barney Frank Bids Congress Farewell

After three decades serving in Congress, Massachusetts Rep. Barney Frank has announced his retirement. The liberal Democrat will leave behind a legislative legacy that includes financial regulation and memorable sparring matches with both colleagues and constituents.

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