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New Mitt Romney Iowa Ad Makes Claim Newt Gingrich Can't: One Marriage

Mitt Romney had a handy counterargument for all those who have called him a political flip flopper: his apparent steadfastness in all his personal commitments, like his 42-year marriage to his wife Anne. Turns out, that argument can do double duty since it helps Romney draw a contrast with Newt Gingrich who is on his third marriage.
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Rick Perry Wears Faith On (Barn Coat) Sleeve In New Iowa Ad

In the latest reminder that he's still in the race (if apparently not in the hunt) for the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a new TV ad in Iowa in which he makes a naked appeal to the state's religious conservatives who are expected to play an important role in the upcoming caucuses.
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Gingrich Enjoys Lead With Iowa On The Horizon

Newt Gingrich has risen to the top of the polls at a pivotal moment. With less than one month until the Iowa Caucuses, he has a double-digit lead in the state. Political junkie Ken Rudin and columnist Michael Gerson talk about how the field of GOP candidates is faring in the final stretch.
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Dozens Arrested At Occupy DC Protest On K St.

Police arrested 61 people Wednesday, when Occupy DC protesters attempted take over several intersections near McPherson Square after their march against lobbyists on K St.

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Gingrich's Proposals On Child Labor Stir Attacks, But Raise Issues

GOP hopeful Newt Gingrich has been pilloried for attacking child labor laws and, in the 1990s, calling for the return of orphanages. Is his bombastic delivery to blame?

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Jack Johnson To Report To Prison Feb. 3

Former Prince George's County Executive Jack Johnson will get to spend the holidays a free man before reporting to prison in February.

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Obama Frames His Re-Election Campaign In Kan.

President Obama's speech in Osawatomie, Kan., on Tuesday laid out his vision of an active government that supports middle-class Americans.
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Occupy-Inspired Protesters Lobby In Washington

Several hundred protesters calling themselves "Take Back the Capitol" are in Washington, D.C., to confront legislators with their concerns about the nation's unemployment and fiscal situation. The movement is planning several days of events and is borrowing language from Occupy Wall Street — saying Congress caters to 1 percent of Americans at the expense of the other 99 percent.

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