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Thursday Political Grab Bag: Poll Shows Romney Surge In PA

Support for Mitt Romney has surged in Pennsylvania as Rick Santorum's has flagged... Santorum is taking an Easter break from the campaign trail, spurring speculation that he may be considering dropping out... Coca Cola and PepsiCo have dropped their membership in the American Legislative Exchange Council.

Romney's Rhetoric Shifts Toward November Election

Mitt Romney is closer to winning the GOP presidential nomination after primary victories this week in Wisconsin, Maryland and Washington, D.C. Halfway through the GOP nominating season, Romney's attacks on President Obama are intensifying.

Boycotts Hitting Group Behind 'Stand Your Ground'

Two of America's best-known companies, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, have dropped their memberships in the American Legislative Exchange Council, a low-profile conservative organization behind the national proliferation of "stand your ground" gun laws.

Longtime GOP Sen. Lugar Faces Stiff Tea Party Fight

Six-term Republican Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana is facing his first primary challenge since winning the job in the 1970s. The race is attracting big money from outside groups and superPACs, and is seen as a test of the strength of the Tea Party movement versus the power of incumbency.

Santorum Adviser Says Calls To Exit GOP Race Are Premature

Calls for Rick Santorum to leave the Republican race only increased after he failed to win any of Tuesday's primaries. But if Santorum and his team were close to taking that advice, that didn't come across in an interview NPR's Audie Cornish, an All Things Considered co-host, conducted with John Brabender, a top adviser to the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania.

As Delegate Gap Widens, Santorum Plugs On

With Mitt Romney ever closer to nailing down the delegates he needs for the Republican presidential nomination, what is his next closest rival — Rick Santorum — to do? Audie Cornish talks to top Santorum strategist John Braebender.

Closer To Nomination, Romney Turns Toward Obama

With his victory in Tuesday's Wisconsin Republican primary, as well as a string of high-profile endorsements, Mitt Romney is continuing his turn toward the general election.

Romney Accuses Obama of Anti-Business Agenda

President Obama signaled the opening of the general election campaign on Tuesday in a blistering speech before the American Society of News Editors. On Wednesday, Obama's likely rival in the fall — former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney — delivered an address before the same group.