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Taking New Hampshire's Temperature, On A Frozen Lake

Fishermen on a frozen lake provided us with an unfiltered Granite State take on the current crop of Republican contenders.

Report: Tiny Miscalculation Might Have Slightly Skewed Iowa Caucuses Count

One caucusgoer is sure Mitt Romney was given 20 more votes than he should have gotten. Since Rick Santorum was reportedly just eight votes behind, that little miscalculation could mean a lot. But state GOP officials doubt the outcome will change.

Under Media Glare, Santorum's Record Draws Closer Look

After GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum triumphed in the Iowa caucuses this week, his stand against birth control and his links to the lobbying industry are coming under scrutiny.
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Virginia's ACLU Against Republican Party's Loyalty Oath

The American Civil Liberties Union of Virginia is threatening legal action if the Republican Party fails to drop a loyalty oath required from voters in this year's presidential primary.
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Harry Thomas Jr. Pleads Guilty

D.C. Council member Harry Thomas Jr. is out, and he is expected to plead guilty to stealing more than $350,000 from the city later today. He could serve more than a year in jail. 


N.H. Primary Is GOP's Next Nominating Contest

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been a favorite in New Hampshire, but Rick Santorum is getting a second look by conservative voters. Steve Inskeep and Linda Wertheimer talk to NPR's Mara Liasson and Ken Rudin about the latest in the GOP presidential race.

Romney Hopes For A 'Great Day In South Carolina'

Almost all of the Republican presidential candidates trying to unseat front-runner Mitt Romney are in New Hampshire ahead of Tuesday's primary. But Romney is campaigning in South Carolina — the state that votes after New Hampshire.

Forget Stocks Or Bonds, Invest In A Lobbyist

For every dollar spent on lobbying for a 2004 corporate tax bill, companies benefited $220, a new study says. That's a return of 22,000 percent.

Rick Santorum: The Underdog With A Loud Bark

Rick Santorum's surprisingly strong showing in the Iowa caucuses was less of a surprise in his home state of Pennsylvania. There he's known as a master-campaigner who's at his best when he's an underdog. But his conservative social views have hurt him with voters in the past.