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Why Could Romney's Father Run For President If He Was Born In Mexico?

The answer: George Romney's parents were U.S. citizens, so at birth he also became a natural-born U.S. citizen. His son, Mitt Romney, brought up George Romney's birth during Thursday's Republican presidential debate to rebut the charge that he's "anti-immigrant."

It's All Politics, Jan 26, 2012

The GOP presidential race comes to Florida. Has Romney recovered from his South Carolina drubbing? Has Gingrich's momentum been halted? NPR's Ron Elving and Ken Rudin try to figure it out in time for Florida's Jan. 31 primary. Also, Gabby Giffords bows out in an emotional farewell.

College Presidents Have Problems With Obama's Message On Tuition

The president says he's putting colleges "on notice" about tuition hikes. College officials say the White House shouldn't be prescribing how schools cut costs.

Rep. Allen West To Black Voters: Give GOP A Chance

Host Michel Martin speaks with Republican Congressman Allen West, who represents Florida's 22nd district. They discuss what voters in the Sunshine State are looking for in Tuesday's primary, and what he's doing to attract more African-Americans to vote Republican.

Spokesman Rejects Report That Ron Paul 'Signed Off' On Racist Newsletters

The Washington Post reports that persons with "direct knowledge of Paul's business" say he was involved in the decision to publish racist messages in a newsletter bearing his name. A Paul campaign spokesman says that's not true.

Why A Fight To The Finish May Not Be A Bad Thing

Popular wisdom holds that a long and bitter primary election will hurt the eventual nominee come November. Drawn-out nomination races, the thinking goes, drain coffers and give rivals more time to gather ammunition. But many political analysts say a bruising primary can have certain advantages.
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WaPo's McCartney: Occupy DC May Be Kicked Out, Kings Dominion Wins In Va.

Occupy DC gets a final warning to pack up camp, and the Virginia legislature shoots down a repeal of the "Kings Dominion law." 

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CQ Roll Call: Gingrich's Congressional Record, Weighing STOCK Act


As former House Speaker Newt Gingrich has picked up support among Republican primary voters in recent weeks, his record in Congress has come under more scrutiny.



Gingrich, Romney Spar Over Immigration, Money

The four Republican presidential candidates debated in Jacksonville, Fla., Thursday night. It was the 19th debate of the GOP nominating season, and the last one before the state holds its primary on Tuesday.