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A Holiday Guide For The Politically Inclined

President Obama's campaign recently urged supporters to stock up on 2012 merchandise for the holidays. Not to be outdone, the Republican White House candidates are hawking their own ballcaps and bumper stickers. Here, an NPR guide to campaign swag.
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Bachmann's 'Conviction' To Fixing Government

After a meteoric rise, GOP presidential candidate Michele Bachmann is now polling in the single digits. But she's still plowing ahead with her campaign and this week she came out with a memoir. The Minnesota Congresswoman talks with co-host Steve Inskeep about Core of Conviction and aiming to win the nomination.
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Romney's Religion Could Play Role In Primaries, Poll Finds

The Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that 24 percent of people it surveyed expressed a negative view of the religion, with white evangelical Protestants most likely to characterize Mormonism as "non-Christian." That's a key part of the GOP base.
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Occupy Protesters File Permit to Stay At Inner Harbor

Occupy Baltimore protestors have filed a permit to remain at an Inner Harbor park through the spring.

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David Frum Asks, 'When Did The GOP Lose Touch?'

Republican David Frum, a former speechwriter for George W. Bush, is seriously upset with the state of his party. He's written an article in the current New York magazine, titled "When Did the GOP Lose Touch with Reality?"
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Asking For Quiet: How To Defuse Thanksgiving Spats

Thanksgiving offers a chance to connect with family and enjoy a relaxing meal. But that doesn't always happen — especially when political arguments break out. We asked our Facebook friends to share their stories, and the responses came rolling in. Then we got advice from a member of Congress.
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Huntsman Struggles For Traction In New Hampshire

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman has struggled to gain traction in the race for the GOP presidential nomination. Huntsman, a former Obama administration ambassador to China, has has staked his whole campaign on New Hampshire's first-in-the-nation primary. But even in that moderate state, Huntsman's candidacy does not seem to be catching fire.
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Former Cricket Star Finds Fans In Pakistani Politics

Imran Khan, who led Pakistan to its only World Cup Championship in 1992, aspires to be the country's prime minister. He's been in politics for years with limited success, but is now drawing big crowds.

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