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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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Did U.S. Tax Policies Increase Economic Inequality?

Rolling Stone political correspondent Tim Dickinson says the tax policies pursued by the Republican Party have benefited the top 1 percent of income earners. "The people at the very top of the income [bracket] are taking off like a rocket," he says.
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Wisconsin's Governor: Recall Drive Is About Unions Seeking 'Power'

Gov. Scott Walker tells NPR that his political foes are camouflaging their true intent with platitudes about workers' rights, among other things. And he says he did what was right for Wisconsin during the battle he led earlier this year to weaken the state's public-employee unions.

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