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Santorum, Romney Spar Over Economy Ahead Of Michigan Primary

Rick Santorum tried to outflank Mitt Romney on a fairly sensitive issue in Detroit: government bailouts. Santorum blasted Romney for supporting the government's Wall Street bailout while loudly opposing the auto industry bailout.

Casting Himself As Outsider, Santorum Benefited From D.C. 'Revolving Door'

According to his financial statement, in 2010 Rick Santorum brought in six-figure paychecks from a number of different sources, including lobbying groups.

Improving Economy Changes Primary Race in Ariz.

Arizona took the recession and the housing crisis on the chin. Now that the state's economy is starting to recover, it has Republican presidential candidates talking about other issues.

Santorum Treads On Romney Territory In Detroit

Michigan holds its Republican primary on Tuesday. Rick Santorum has forced native son Mitt Romney to campaign hard in Michigan. Santorum hopes to extend his streak of wins in the Midwest.

Romney Hopes 'Native Son' Status Will Help In Mich.

Michigan holds its Republican primary on Tuesday. Though Mitt Romney has a home-state advantage, the former Massachusetts governor has been locked in a tight battle with former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum.

Romney's Wealth 'Gaffes' Seem Less About Money, More About Him

What's interesting about the Romney situation is that a presidential candidate's revelations of his wealth haven't always been seen as a gaffe. Anything but. In fact, Americans generally haven't shown an antipathy to wealthy politicians running for president or even rich presidents.

NPR will have coverage of the Republican primaries on Super Tuesday, supplemented by local reports from WAMU News reporters.


Controversial Election Shakes Once-Stable Senegal

Violent protests marked the run-up to Sunday's first round of presidential elections in Senegal. Unofficial vote counts indicate a possible run-off between incumbent President Abdoulaye Wade and a former prime minister. Critics say Wade's third term bid is unconstitutional, and they are concerned about corruption and the high cost of living. Host Michel Martin checks in with NPR's West Africa Correspondent Ofeibea Quist-Arcton.