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Gingrich Lacks Extensive Iowa Ground Organization

GOP presidential hopefuls Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney currently lead the pack of Republican candidates. Prior to last week, Gingrich didn't have much of an organization to speak of in Iowa.

U.S. Troops Leaving Iraq This Year; Obama Could Benefit Next Year

The last American troops are coming home from Iraq this month, and President Obama is marking the occasion with a series of events to commemorate the conclusion of the war. On Wednesday at Fort Bragg, N.C., he and the first lady will thank troops for their service.

Overhauling Congress: Taking It Back To Formula

It's been a year of frustration on Capitol Hill with constant battles over money, the partisanship in Congress and legislative gridlock. It certainly doesn't look like the system of government the Founding Fathers envisioned in the Constitution. But should the politicians be blamed or the system they were handed?

Former Aide: 'Newt, If I Let You Down, I'm Sorry'

In June, Newt Gingrich spokesman Rick Tyler left the campaign for fear that the former House speaker didn't have the tenacity to win the Republican presidential nomination. Tyler reflects on his decision and assess the GOP front-runner's campaign.
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Warner Partners With Moran To Support Local Start-Ups

A Democratic senator and Republican senator are teaming up to push through a new bill that helps start-up companies in the region.

German Influence Looms Over Eurozone Deal

All 17 nations that use the Euro have agreed to integrate their fiscal policies and give the European Union more control over their national budgets. Germany was the prime mover behind this push for greater fiscal discipline. Some are saying the agreement, in effect, unites Europe under German control. Host Audie Cornish speaks with NPR's Sylvia Poggioli in Rome.