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The Binge-Purge Politics Of 2012

So far the presidential election is seemingly one endless night of bingeing and purging. One candidate sells like hotcakes for a while, then goes cold as a freezer-burned waffle. What's the deal with the electoral mood swings?
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Voters In Spartanburg, S.C., Say They Favor Cain

One of the earliest primary states is South Carolina, which holds its primary on Jan 21. South Carolina is a Republican stronghold — with a strongly conservative voting base. A sample of Republican voters tell NPR they favor Herman Cain — and they especially like his 9-9-9 plan.
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Week In Politics: Alleged Assassination Attempt; Free Trade Agreements

Robert Siegel speaks with our regular political commentators E.J. Dionne, of the Washington Post and Brookings Institution, and David Brooks, of the New York Times.
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Obama Pushes Free Trade Agenda In Detroit

President Obama was in Detroit Friday, selling his free trade agenda. He brought the message to an auto plant and brought along the South Korean president. Guy Raz talks to NPR's Ari Shapiro for more.
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Perry Unveils Energy Policy

GOP presidential candidate and Texas Gov. Rick Perry unveiled his energy policy Friday morning in a speech in West Mifflin, Pa.
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Cain Says He's Not Just A Flavor Of The Week

The former CEO of Godfather's Pizza has risen to the top of the pack in the GOP presidential race. Herman Cain says the substance of his ideas — including his 9-9-9 tax plan — is propelling his surge. But analysts say he doesn't have the field organization that a winning candidate typically has.
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CQ Roll Call: Obama's Michigan Trip, A GOP Jobs Bill, And Public Works

President Obama is taking a trip to a GM plant in Michigan with the South Korean president -- David Hawkings weighs in on this and other political happenings in Washington D.C.

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When Politics Meets Science

In his new book, Fool Me Twice, writer Shawn Otto tells why he thinks science is under assault in America. Otto, CEO and co-founder of Science Debate 2008, also explains why his "American Science Pledge" for candidates might bring more science into political decision making.

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