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Christie's Out And States Move Primaries Up

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie announced Tuesday that he will not run for the Republican nomination for president in the 2012 election. And South Carolina and Florida have moved up their primaries.

Rick Perry Raised $17 Million In Partial 3rd Qtr After Entering GOP Race Late

Texas Gov. Rick Perry's poll number may be sagging, but his campaign is flush with cash. Perry's campaign says it raised more than $17 million in the third quarter.Perry entered the Republican presidential primary race in mid August with just 49 days left before the quarterly filing deadline. But in that short time he's shot to the top of the money race.
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Not Expecting Much From Deficit Super Committee

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National Journal Daily's Matthew Cooper doesn't think the deficit-cutting super committee will get the job done, nor does he think the fallout would be as bad as people think.

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The Hill: Senate Votes On Obama's Jobs Bill, Bernanke On Capitol Hill

President Obama's jobs bill was put to an early test int eh Senate this week as Republicans forced a vote on the measure. 


Christie Out, Perry Down ... Obama An Underdog?

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie recently announced that he will not enter the White House race. Texas Governor Rick Perry's poll numbers have tumbled, especially after reports showed him and his family frequenting a hunting camp with a controversial name. President Obama's poll numbers slipped to the point where he declared himself an underdog in the 2012 election. Also, a new report gives clues as to how restrictive voter laws might impact the elections. Michel Martin speaks with Ron Christie, a former assistant to Vice President Dick Cheney, and Corey Ealons, a former staffer for President Obama.

W.Va. Democratic Gov's Narrow Win May Be Ominous Sign For Party

Democrats are surely relieved to have held onto the W. Virginia governorship, with Tuesday's special election victory by acting Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin over Republican Bill Maloney. But it was a narrow 50 percent to 47 percent win that could portend trouble when Tomblin once again stands for election in 14 months.

Affirmative-Action Case Could Be Campaign Issue

If the U.S. Supreme Court decides to hear a case involving the race-conscious admissions policy at the University of Texas, affirmative action could re-enter the national spotlight just as the presidential campaign is heating up.