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Rick Perry Quits GOP Presidential Race, Endorses Gingrich

The Texas governor leaves a race he once led. He throws his support to the former House speaker. "There is no viable path forward for me," Perry told supporters this morning in South Carolina.

So, Um, What Is A Private Equity Firm?

GOP presidential candidates have clashed over Bain Capital, the firm Mitt Romney formerly headed. In the "private equity" investing world, only wealthy individuals and large institutions, such as pension funds, are welcome. That's Bain's world.
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D.C. Job Training Doesn't Always Lead To Jobs

A tiny fraction of D.C. residents trained for commercial driver's licenses last year were actually hired as drivers; meanwhile, the outside training firms raked in city funding for the training programs. 


Iowa GOP Puts Santorum Ahead By 34 Votes, But Result 'Unresolved'

On the evening of the Jan. 3 caucuses, it was estimated Mitt Romney was eight votes ahead. Now, official say, Rick Santorum has a slight edge. Still, it's basically a split decision. Some precincts' results are missing.

Front-Runner Romney Skips Personhood Forum

A candidate forum was held in Greenville, S.C., Wednesday night, sponsored by the anti-abortion rights group Personhood USA. Participating in the event were Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Ron Paul, and Rick Perry. Front-runner Mitt Romney did not attend. South Carolina holds its primary on Saturday.

S.C. Voters Have 2 Days To Make Up Their Minds

All the Republican presidential candidates are campaigning in South Carolina Thursday because the primary is on Saturday. Many voters have still not made up their minds which candidate to vote for.

Rejected Pipeline Becomes Hot-Button Election Issue

The Obama administration has rejected a Canadian company's permit request to build the Keystone XL pipeline. The president said he turned down the proposal because congressional Republicans gave him a 60-day deadline that did not allow for a thorough review of the project.

Q&A: Congress, SOPA And A Fight Over The Web

Consideration of strong anti-piracy legislation known as SOPA in the House of Representatives led Wikipedia and other websites to "go dark," as a form of protest. The legislation touches on topics that roil passions in America's culture: copyright law, free speech and the Internet. Here, we answer basic questions about the bill, and where things may be headed.