Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney are redoubling their efforts to appeal to the Republican Party's base, which ranges from somewhat to very conservative. To do so, they are sounding conservative themes that may boost their chances to win GOP primaries but could harm their ability to beat President Obama.
The Democratic congresswoman from Arizona said she will step down this week in order to focus on her health. Giffords was shot in the head and wounded last January as she was meeting with constituents outside a supermarket in Tucson, Ariz.
The morning after a stinging defeat in South Carolina, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said he would release his most recent tax returns this week, ahead of the Florida primary. The move was applauded by former House Speaker Newt Gingrich, who won South Carolina.
Mitt Romney's forebears migrated south of the border in the late 1800s, but most returned to the U.S., fleeing the violence of the Mexican revolution. One branch of the family found their way back to Mexico and follow their cousin's campaign with pride.
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