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Romney Had Testy Target In Gingrich; Will Obama Likewise Oblige?

In the fight for Florida, Mitt Romney was able to exploit Newt Gingrich's famed lack of discipline to get the speaker to at times become speechless and to reveal a nasty streak which turns many voters off. Romney may try the same thing with President Obama but the incumbent will be a tougher target since he is famed for his discipline.
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CQ Roll Call: Extending Payroll Tax Holiday, Congressional Reaction To BRAC

Despite agreeing on the necessity of extending the payroll tax holiday beyond February, Democrats and Republicans haven't yet agreed how to pay for it.

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How Primary Skirmish Toughens White House Bid

Candidates vying for the GOP nomination will face off at the ballot box on Tuesday during Florida's primary. Host Michel Martin looks at who has momentum heading into the Sunshine State, and what impact the Super PACS are having on the campaign. She talks with U.S. News and World Report Columnist Mary Kate Cary and journalism professor Cynthia Tucker.
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GOP Presidential Contest: Is It Over Or Just Getting Started?

Mitt Romney's last three rivals have started preparing their backers for a disappointment on primary night in Florida. But they still insist they're in the race until the August convention. Anything less than a show of absolute confidence has a tendency to become a self-fulfilling prophecy of doom.
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Tennessee Gov. Haslam Proposes Modest Tax Cuts

With no income tax, Tennessee lives and dies by the sales tax. Revenues have increased each of the last 21 months, but the budget still isn't where it was five years ago. Still, Gov. Bill Haslam has proposed lowering the tax on food and trimming back the estate tax.
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Florida's I-4 Corridor Influences GOP Primary

Almost half of Florida's registered Republican voters live along the I-4 Corridor. The interstate connects two of the state's largest cities Tampa Bay and Orlando. The state holds its GOP presidential primary on Tuesday.
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Does The GOP Have A National Security Candidate?

Active duty and retired members of the military are an important voting bloc in Florida, which holds its primary Tuesday. But which of the remaining four GOP candidates best represents the issues of military voters?
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Romney Leads Gingrich Ahead Of Florida's Primary

Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich spent the weekend chasing voters and trading barbs in Florida, which holds its primary Tuesday. New polls give Romney a commanding lead in the state, and he was greeted by enthusiastic supporters Sunday. But Gingrich too drew big crowds, and pledged that the race is far from over.
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The Clash Over Fingerprinting For Food Stamps

If New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has his way, New York City will no longer fingerprint food stamp recipients. He says fingerprinting stigmatizes needy people and stops them from applying for assistance. But Mayor Michael Bloomberg disagrees, arguing that without fingerprinting, fraud would escalate.
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'Consent' Asks: Who Owns The Internet?

In Consent of the Networked, Rebecca MacKinnon investigates how the governments and corporations that control the digital world can impinge on civil liberties.

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