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Gingrich's Popularity: A Winning Boost?

The former House speaker is now the focus of the race to become the GOP presidential nominee — and with that comes the heat. Despite recent criticism, Newt Gingrich insists he'll stay positive. The big question is whether he can sustain his surge in the polls.
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GOP Leaders, Lawmakers Differ On Payroll Tax Cut

President Obama has called on Congress to extend a payroll tax cut, but the first bills aiming to do just that have failed in the Senate. Republican leaders want their party to join Democrats and renew the tax holiday. But some in the GOP are reluctant to get onboard.
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Sears Considers Leaving Illinois For Better Tax Deal

The company has called Illinois home for more than a century but is now at the heart of a bidding war between states, which are increasingly looking to take businesses away from one another as new-job creation remains slow. One offer from Ohio is reportedly worth up to $400 million in tax incentives.
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Week In Politics: Economy, GOP Primary Race

Melissa Block speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times. They discuss the economy and the GOP primary race.
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Campaign To Women Voters: Board The 'Cain Train'

Melissa Block and Guy Raz talk about a new campaign that the Herman Cain team launched Friday, called "Women for Herman Cain."
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Why Recall Elections Are So Difficult To Pull Off

This year set a record for recall elections, as 11 lawmakers were forced to defend their seats — and four of them lost. Now Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker faces an effort to oust him from office. Despite the anti-Walker fervor, though, recall elections usually face long odds.
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'Ask Mormon Girl' Discusses Mitt Romney's Candidacy

Guy Raz speaks with political commentator and blogger Joanna Brooks, who writes about politics and Mormonism for the "Ask Mormon Girl" blog. They talk about GOP presidential candidate hopeful Mitt Romney. They discuss how Romney's Mormon faith has shaped his views — and why his religious background may make people uncomfortable.
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Newt Gingrich Ups His Campaign Schedule In Iowa

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is stepping up his campaign schedule in Iowa ahead of next month's first-in-the-nation caucuses. He's gotten some negative publicity since his poll numbers started rising. But with many voters still undecided, large crowds are showing up to give Gingrich a listen.

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