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GOP Candidates Turn Attention To South Carolina

Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry all hope to derail Mitt Romney's front-runner status in the South Carolina primary. Former South Carolina Rep. Bob Inglis joins NPR's Ken Rudin for a preview of the Palmetto State primary.
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Virginia Dems To Push For Health Insurance Exchange

With the Virginia legislative session beginning Wednesday, Democrats are pushing legislation that will allow for the formation of a state-run health insurance exchange.


What N.H. Win Means For Romney's White House Bid

Mitt Romney is building momentum with wins in Iowa and New Hampshire. But he still faces criticism from fellow Republican rivals as the candidates turn toward South Carolina's primary. Host Michel Martin discusses the latest political news with U.S. News and World Report Columnist Mary Kate Cary and journalism professor Cynthia Tucker.
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Maryland General Assembly Prepares For Jam-Packed Session

The Maryland General Assembly has its work cut out for it during this year's session, with several major proposals -- including gay marriage, a gas tax increase, and a wind power expansion -- slated to cross members' desks.


Bain Attacks On Romney Recall Notorious 'Willie Horton' Ads

The real danger of the Bain story will not be manifest among Republicans this winter and spring. The real danger is that the story bobs back up in the summer and fall.
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Virginia's Senate Candidates Build Up Campaign Fortunes

Candidates in Virginia's U.S. Senate race are amassing huge campaign coffers already in advance of the November election.


'Down And Dirty,' South Carolina Has History Of Quashing Challengers

Ever since 1980, the state's voters have correctly chosen the eventual Republican nominee, who has invariably been the candidate the party's establishment types have chosen to rally around. It's not for nothing that it's called the South Carolina Firewall.

'New Hampshire And Beyond': A Special Elections Podcast

Listen to the latest news and analysis on the New Hampshire primary and its impact on the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

Romney On Glide Path As Campaign Heads South

Even before his big win in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney was opening up a lead in South Carolina, the next state to host a GOP primary. It's possible support will solidify behind a challenger, but time is already running short.