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In Backing Romney, Haley Seen As Political Enigma

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley swept into office on a wave of Tea Party enthusiasm. One year later, her approval numbers are slumping, and her endorsement of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has drawn criticism from many of her core supporters.
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Week In Politics: Republican Presidential Candidates

Audie Cornish 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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High Court Orders Redo Of Texas Redistricting Plan

A lower court must now take a new look at election maps drawn up by the Texas Legislature, which is dominated by Republicans. The state is getting four new seats in the House of Representatives, so the stakes are high. But this decision is unlikely to be the last word on how Lone Star reapportionment will play out.
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Colbert, Cain Hold Rally In S.C.

Friday in Charleston, S.C., comedian Stephen Colbert and former GOP candidate Herman Cain joined forces at an event dubbed the "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain: South Cain-olina Primary Rally."
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For South Carolina Voters, Jobs May Matter Most

South Carolina's Lancaster County is solid Republican country — it went for John McCain over President Obama in 2008. It also has a 12.3 percent unemployment rate, which will likely affect how people in Lancaster County vote in Saturday's GOP primary.
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Does Regionalism Matter Anymore, Y'all?

If a Northerner winds up winning Saturday's South Carolina primary, you could argue that it's because the good people of Columbia have the same interests, the same concerns and the same passions as the denizens of Des Moines and Nashua.
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Activists Against Citizens United Occupy Supreme Court

With the two-year year anniversary of the controversial Citizens United decision, protesters have taken to the Supreme Court to voice their opposition to corporate personhood.

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High Stakes In South Carolina Primary

The GOP presidential hopefuls debated in North Charleston on Thursday. The debate came after Mitt Romney's Iowa win was negated, Newt Gingrich's ex-wife alleged that he requested an open marriage, and Rick Perry quit the race. Host Michel Martin talks politics with GOP strategist Ron Christie and former Obama administration staffer Corey Ealons.
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Texas Redistricting Plan Tossed Out By Supreme Court

The battle over district lines is important because the state is getting four new House seats. The Supreme Court says justices in Texas should not have ignored the state legislature's wishes.
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CQ Roll Call: Reid Pulls PIPA, Daniels To Deliver SOTU Response

Vote on SOPA, PIPA bills postponed, how the Internet took Congress by surprise, and gearing up for the State of the Union.

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