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Perry Drops Out Of Presidential Race

Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the Republican presidential race. He threw his support behind former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.
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New Results In Iowa Point To Virtual Tie

The Iowa Republican Party Thursday certified the results from the Jan. 3 caucuses. They show Rick Santorum 34 votes ahead of Mitt Romney. The original results had Romney eight votes ahead of Santorum. But the party said a winner could not be declared, because the results from eight precincts could not be located for certification. Santorum claimed victory anyway.
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Politics Wrap Up: Perry, Santorum, Gingrich's Ex Wife

A big day in presidential politics: Texas Gov. Rick Perry dropped out of the race. Certified results from the Iowa caucuses show former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum finished ahead of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, but party officials are calling it a tie. And Newt Gingrich's second wife sat down with ABC News for an interview about their marriage and messy divorce. All this comes on the same day the four remaining candidates gather in Charleston, S.C. for a debate. Robert Siegel discusses it all with NPR's Mara Liasson in Charleston.
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Gingrich's Second Wife Speaks To ABC News

Newt Gingrich's second wife, Marianne, sat down for an interview with ABC News. The interview airs Thursday night on Nightline. South Carolina holds its Republican primary on Saturday. In the interview, Marianne Gingrich says her ex-husband requested an "open marriage," so he could remain married and have a mistress.
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Rep. Scott Talks About GOP Field In S.C.

Melissa Block is in Charleston, S.C., where she talks with freshman Republican Rep. Tim Scott. He's a Tea Party favorite, he's considered a rising star in the GOP, and he's one of just two African-American Republicans in Congress. The presidential contenders are actively pursuing Scott's endorsement, but so far, he hasn't endorsed. He talks with Melissa about Rick Perry's decision to drop out of the race and endorse Newt Gingrich — and how that might reshape the primary in South Carolina.
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Q&A: Why Such A Low Tax Rate For Romney?

GOP candidate Mitt Romney says his effective tax rate is 15 percent. Why so low? The answer lies in a theory that if you tax investment too high, economic growth and job creation are discouraged. But it's somewhat controversial, not least because most of the people who get to pay that lower rate are well-off.
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Obama's First 2012 TV Ad Defends Energy Record, Dings Koch Bros.

The spot isn't just a defense of the president's energy policy, including loan guarantees to green energy companies like the failed Solyndra. It's also a defense of his ethics.
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Maryland Legislators Call For Citizens United Reversal

Some legislators in Maryland are calling for Congress to pass a law overturning the Supreme Court's controversial Citizens United, saying unlimited corporate money is warping the nature of politics.

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