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Newt Gingrich's Freddie Mac Ties Could Be Poison In GOP Race

In about a week, we've gone from Newt Gingrich saying during a debate that he was paid $300,000 to tell Freddie Mac "as a historian" to his firm being paid nearly $2 million by the mortgage-financing giant as a former House speaker to provide strategic advice. There's no telling what added details another week might bring.
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In Swing Through Sunshine State, Cain Struggles To Regain Momentum

Florida is where Cain for a time became a frontrunner — winning the GOP straw poll here two months ago. In a visit to southern Florida Wednesday, Cain sought to turn attention back to his 9-9-9 tax plan.
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Squabbles In Washington Frustrate Job Seekers

Since September, President Obama and Republicans in Congress have been fighting over jobs. With so much political focus on jobs, NPR checks back in with the people we've been following as part of our Road Back to Work series. They started the year unemployed and searching for work.
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As Gingrich Surges, He Has Catching Up To Do In N.H.

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has surged to the top tier of the GOP presidential field after some strong debate performances and some blunders by his rivals. But he faces challenges in early-voting states like New Hampshire, where he has few staffers on the ground.
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Gingrich On Defensive Over Freddie Mac Report

GOP presidential hopeful and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich remained on the defensive Wednesday after reports emerged detailing his consulting work for the mortgage giant Freddie Mac. Specifically, he did not confirm or deny that he earned some $1.6 million from Freddie over a 12-year period.
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D.C. Officials Reject Issa Autonomy Proposal

While the proposal from Darrell Issa (R-Ca.) was tempting for D.C. leaders, they are rejecting it due to a provision that would restrict the spending of District funds on abortions for low-income women.

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Candidates Sink Or Swim In Numerous Debates

There's nearly a year to go till the 2012 Presidential election and already the Republican field has faced off for at least ten debates since May. That intense schedule has helped boost the campaigns of more polished candidates, while sinking the public perception of those who stumble.

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