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The Hill: Filling The Hole Left By Barney Frank

After Barney Frank announced he will not seek reelection, Democrats are going through the complicated process of finding his successor in the House Finance Services Committee.

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If Herman Cain Quits The GOP Race, Where Will His Supporters Go?

Republicans in Iowa and New Hampshire weigh in on where Cain's supporters might turn if he abandons his presidential bid. Will they join the "rising tide of energy toward Newt?"
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Political Affairs Now An Open Book

Allegations of a long-term affair involving Herman Cain offer evidence that presidential candidates can't count on their private lives staying private.
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Romney Picks Up Key Endorsements In Florida

Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney campaigned in Florida Tuesday — and picked up a few endorsements from Cuban-American lawmakers.
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Gingrich Campaigns In South Carolina

Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is campaigning this week in South Carolina, which holds its primary on January 21. Gingrich has been surging in the polls recently, though he's drawn attacks from his Republican rivals over remarks on immigration at a debate last week. But many voters in South Carolina are not bothered by Gingirch's position on immigration.
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Cain Reassess His Presidential Campaign

A day after denying an Atlanta woman's claim that she had shared a 13-year affair with him, Republican presidential hopeful Herman Cain said during a morning conference call that he is "reassessing" his candidacy.
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Stern Discusses Possible Outcomes Of Climate Talks

Guy Raz speaks with Todd Stern, the U.S. special envoy for climate change. He talks about what will — and won't — be accomplished at the U.N. climate talks in Durban, South Africa. Stern predicts no binding agreement to reduce carbon emissions will come out of these talks. He says that's because developing countries such as China and India are not prepared to agree to reductions that would treat developing and developed nations equally. Stern points to the previous round of U.N. talks as having produced an important nonbinding agreement and says all the nations involved are taking that agreement seriously.

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