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Mitt Romney Gets Chris Christie's Endorsement

Back in 2009 when he campaigned to be New Jersey's chief executive, Gov. Chris Christie got help from Mitt Romney who visited the Garden State to campaign for his fellow Republican. On Tuesday, Christie returned the favor by publicly endorsing Romney's bid to be the Republican Party nominee.
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States Consider Drug Test Requirement For Benefits

Dozens of states are considering laws that would require drug testing for government benefit recipients. Those in favor say it would help ensure that tax dollars are used properly, but opponents say it would perpetuate stereotypes about the poor and withhold help from those who need it.
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Poll Shows Cain, Romney Even In Virginia

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Herman Cain has leap-frogged Texas Governor Rick Perry in polls of Virginia GOP voters, going from six percent to to 21 percent, tying him with Mitt Romney.

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No Nukes: Bringing The Right And Left Together

A nonpartisan group hoping to phase out and eliminate all nuclear weapons brings together leaders from the right and the left this week at the Reagan Library.
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Will N.H. Debate Help Perry Polish Tarnished Star?

The Republican presidential candidates will get together in Hanover, N.H., for a debate to focus on the economy Tuesday night. The Republican field appears to be set now that Sarah Palin and Chris Christie both decided not to run. The old front runner, Mitt Romney, is the new front runner. And Rick Perry, who came into the race at the top of the polls, has lost about half of his support.
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Thomas Confirmation Hearings Had Ripple Effect

Today's Supreme Court confirmation process was shaped by what happened at the hearings for Clarence Thomas 20 years ago. The hearings also changed America's political, judicial and cultural landscape.
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Freedom Plaza Protesters Staying Put

The protesters currently occupying Freedom Plaza call themselves Stop the Machine, and it appears they have been successful in stopping the machine, or at least the U.S. Park Police, from kicking them out of the plaza for the time being.

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A Look At Mormons And The GOP

Guy Raz talks to Quin Monson, associate political science professor at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, about what it means to be both Mormon and Republican.
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Florida Law Tightens Voting Rules, Angers Advocates

The new law reduces the time period groups have to turn in new voter registrations from 10 days to two. For forms turned in late, there are steep fines and other possible civil penalties. Critics say these changes violate the federal Voter Rights Act and unfairly target minorities.

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