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Santorum's Latest Wins Spread Conservative Message

Rick Santorum surprised the Republican presidential field this week when he chalked up victories against front-runner Mitt Romney in Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri. Few would have predicted six months ago that the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania would still be a contender this late into the primary season. To find out why he has been able to defy the odds, Steve Inskeep talks to John Brabender, Santorum's senior media adviser.
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Obama To Release Fiscal 2013 Budget Next Week

President Obama will unveil his budget for the next fiscal year on Monday. To find out more about the budget proposal, Steve Inskeep talks to David Wessel, economics editor at The Wall Street Journal.
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Catholics Split Over Obama Contraceptive Order

Catholics are swing voters, and polls show a narrow majority think women employed by Catholic hospitals and universities should have access to contraceptive coverage through their health plans. But the GOP presidential hopefuls are framing the issue as a question of religious freedom.
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The GOP Elixir: Candidates Campaign On Tax Cuts

All four of the remaining Republican presidential candidates have proposed cutting business and personal income taxes — the only difference is by how much.
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At CPAC, Hard Lines On Race And Immigration Could Be Awkward

Three of the GOP candidates will address the largest annual gathering of conservatives on Friday. Conference panelists included a white nationalist and immigration opponents.
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Young Republicans Gather In Washington — And Eye An Opportunity In November

Young conservatives gathering in Washington say a bad economy may be good news in 2012 for the Republican Party — at least in helping it to dent the overwhelming support Barack Obama enjoyed four years ago among the youngest voters.

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