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Could Gingrich Be Next GOP Challenger To Surge?

One Republican candidate after another has challenged the front-runner status of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. Now former House Speaker Newt Gingrich hopes his consistent message will propel him to the front of the pack in this weekend's Des Moines Register poll.
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Mitt Romney Criticized For Slow Motion, Climate-Change 'Flip Flop'

Mitt Romney drew barbs Friday for his continued shift to the ideological right on the climate change issue. Actually, the criticism for Romney that blew in from both the political right and left came as critics accused him of a full flip flop on global warming.
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Week In Politics: Executive Orders; Income Inequality

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.
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Romney Seemingly Shifts On Climate Change

Thursday in Pittsburgh, Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney appeared to shift his position on climate change. Speaking at the Consol Energy Center, he said, "My view is that we don't know what's causing climate change on this planet." In his book No Apology and in earlier public appearances, Romney has said that he believes climate change is occurring — and that humans are a contributing factor. At a campaign appearance in New Hampshire back in August, Romney emphasized questions about the extent of the human role. But his remarks in Pittsburgh represent a clear shirt toward a skeptical position on the causes of climate change.
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Republicans Struggle To Sway Latino Voters In Nevada

Recent polls have shown that while most Latinos still support President Obama's re-election, that support is waning. But while Republicans in Las Vegas see an opening to persuade Nevada Latinos to their party, they're having trouble exploiting it.
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CQ Roll Call: Signs Of Compromise On Super Committee?

House leaders seemed willing to discuss compromise on the super committee's task to cut at least $1.2 trillion out of the federal deficit by Thanksgiving. 

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WaPo's McCartney: Edwards Faces Challenges, D.C. Ethics Reform, Politicians Testify For Currie

The Maryland Congressional redistricting makes next year's election for Rep. Donna Edwards more challenging. Meanwhile, a list of high-profile politicians has come to testify on a former state senator's behalf.

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Tea Party And 'Occupy': Can't They All Get Along?

The Occupy Wall Street movement is continuing to spread around the U.S., and political observers are picking up on comparisons with the conservative Tea Party movement. Richard Harwood, of the Harwood Institute for Public Innovation, recently penned an article calling on the two groups to explore their common ground. Host Michel Martin speaks with Harwood, as well as Shelby Blakely of the Tea Party Patriots, and Kyle Christopher, an Occupy Wall Street participant.

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