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Why A Fight To The Finish May Not Be A Bad Thing

Popular wisdom holds that a long and bitter primary election will hurt the eventual nominee come November. Drawn-out nomination races, the thinking goes, drain coffers and give rivals more time to gather ammunition. But many political analysts say a bruising primary can have certain advantages.
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WaPo's McCartney: Occupy DC May Be Kicked Out, Kings Dominion Wins In Va.

Occupy DC gets a final warning to pack up camp, and the Virginia legislature shoots down a repeal of the "Kings Dominion law." 

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CQ Roll Call: Gingrich's Congressional Record, Weighing STOCK Act


As former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has picked up support among Republican primary voters in recent weeks, his record in Congress has come under more scrutiny.



Gingrich, Romney Spar Over Immigration, Money

The four Republican presidential candidates debated in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday night. It was the 19th debate of the GOP nominating season, and the last one before the state holds its primary on Tuesday.

Santorum Keeps Campaign Focused On Social Issues

Former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum stunned political observers with his performance in the Iowa caucuses. But he finished fifth in the New Hampshire primary, and a distant third in South Carolina's primary. With just days to go before the Florida primary, Santorum is struggling to get attention as the news media focus on the fight between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.

Jack Abramoff Explains The 'Lobbyist Safecracker Method'

What do you do if you're a lobbyist and you need to get in the door to talk to a hostile senator? Start rounding up checks.

Santorum: No Money, No Organization, No Quit

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, a Christian conservative who adamantly opposes legalized abortion and same-sex marriage, likely won't win Florida, and he's polling nationally at about 16 percent. But he could have a big impact on the GOP race in the Sunshine State and beyond.

In Florida, The Early Birds May Be The Deciders

Thousands of Florida Republicans have already cast their ballots for Tuesday's primary — through early or absentee voting. And that may be a problem for Newt Gingrich.

Live Blog: Romney, Gingrich Go At It In Spirited Debate

There was a lot at stake. Debates played a crucial role in Newt Gingrich's win in South Carolina. Now, Mitt Romney is hoping for the same kind of magic in the Sunshine State. Rick Santorum and Ron Paul are hoping to break through.
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D.C. Autonomy The Object Of Occupy Activism In New Hampshire

New Hampshire is considering a resolution that lend the support of their state to the calls for D.C. statehood -- a message that is being spread up the coast by the Occupy hunger strikers.