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In N.H., Romney's Real Rival May Be Expectations

A narrow win in the nation's first presidential primary — or a surprisingly strong finish from one of his rival candidates — will be played up as more evidence that Republicans still have their doubts about the former Massachusetts governor.
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Conservatives To Rally For Presidential Candidate

Tuesday's New Hampshire primary is unlikely to settle the question of who will be the GOP's consensus candidate. Conservative leaders plan to meet in Texas this weekend to try to identify a candidate to coalesce around, and experience will not be an essential factor. Host Michel Martin discusses the GOP hopefuls with Phyllis Schlafly, a conservative leader, author and lawyer.

New Hampshire Public Radio is offering live coverage of the New Hampshire presidential primary.

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Michelle And Barack Obama: A Powerful Partnership

New York Times Washington correspondent Jodi Kantor interviewed more than 200 sources, including White House aides and friends of the Obamas, to paint a portrait of the first family's life inside the White House.
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Texas Redistricting Ruling Could Have Wide Implications

A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Texas's redistricting plan could have wide impacts, including for minorities in Virginia.

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Romney Maintains The Style Of A Front-Runner

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has developed a polished stump speech. During his events, Romney has campaigned as if President Obama is his only opponent. That tactic has forced his Republican rivals to try anything they can to knock him out of front-runner status.
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Would-Be First Ladies Bolster Husbands-In-Chief

Spouses can play an important role for a presidential aspirant. Often, they humanize the candidate. Sometimes, they serve the campaign as powerful surrogates. Other times, they turn off voters.
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Budget Director To Take Over Chief Of Staff Duties

White House Chief of Staff William Daley is stepping down from his post and will be replaced by Budget Director Jack Lew. Over the summer Lew was deeply involved in negotiations to raise the debt ceiling. Daley has only been on the job for about a year.

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