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How South Carolina Has Worked Its GOP Crystal Ball

Every year since 1980, the winner of South Carolina's Republican primary has gone on to win the party's nomination. Republican strategists and political scientists say the reasons are pretty simple.
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GOP Candidates Appeal To An Adversary And Lose

Rick Perry, Rick Santorum and Newt Gingrich are all Republicans who've bashed federal judges for meddling with states' rights. But when none of them got on the Virginia primary ballot because of the state's strict ballot access laws, where did they turn? To a federal judge in Richmond.
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In Backing Romney, Haley Seen As Political Enigma

South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley swept into office on a wave of Tea Party enthusiasm. One year later, her approval numbers are slumping, and her endorsement of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney has drawn criticism from many of her core supporters.
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Week In Politics: Republican Presidential Candidates

Audie Cornish 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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High Court Orders Redo Of Texas Redistricting Plan

A lower court must now take a new look at election maps drawn up by the Texas Legislature, which is dominated by Republicans. The state is getting four new seats in the House of Representatives, so the stakes are high. But this decision is unlikely to be the last word on how Lone Star reapportionment will play out.
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Colbert, Cain Hold Rally In S.C.

Friday in Charleston, S.C., comedian Stephen Colbert and former GOP candidate Herman Cain joined forces at an event dubbed the "Rock Me Like a Herman Cain: South Cain-olina Primary Rally."
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For South Carolina Voters, Jobs May Matter Most

South Carolina's Lancaster County is solid Republican country — it went for John McCain over President Obama in 2008. It also has a 12.3 percent unemployment rate, which will likely affect how people in Lancaster County vote in Saturday's GOP primary.
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Does Regionalism Matter Anymore, Y'all?

If a Northerner winds up winning Saturday's South Carolina primary, you could argue that it's because the good people of Columbia have the same interests, the same concerns and the same passions as the denizens of Des Moines and Nashua.

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