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Countdown To Iowa And New Hampshire Primaries

The top Republican presidential candidates wrapped up another debate Tuesday night and now turn to the nation's first two primary states: Iowa and New Hampshire. With the Iowa caucus just six weeks away, guests explain how each candidate is courting voters, and how the campaign is playing out.
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How To Talk Politics At The Dinner Table

Conventional wisdom advises against talking about politics at family gatherings, but that's often unrealistic. With the turbulent race for president and the roiling Occupy protests — not to mention the usual politics of food, football and in-laws — some discussion guidelines can be helpful.
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At GOP Security Debate, Gingrich's Tolerance On Immigration Stands Out

The big theme out of Tuesday night's Republican presidential debate in Washington was Newt Gingrich's compassionate tolerance toward illegal immigrants who have put down deep roots in the U.S. That position conflicted with the more hardline views of many conservative voters.
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For Thanksgiving, Debunk Your Family's Chain Emails

The government is coming for your light bulbs! "Obamacare" is going to put a tax on home sales! Or maybe not. Just in time for Thanksgiving, check out PolitiFact's handy reality check of the crazy political emails and Facebook posts that your uncle always sends you.
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GovExec: Agencies Analyze Super Committee Stalemate

Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief of Government Executive magazine, analyzes federal agency hiring policies and worker morale after the super committee failed to reach an agreement this week. 

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In N.H. Trip, Obama Pushes Keeping Payroll Tax Cut

New Hampshire voters have seen plenty of the Republican presidential candidates. But on Tuesday, they got a visit from President Obama, who was promoting part of his jobs plan. The payroll tax cut is due to expire at the end of next month.
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Debate Shows GOP Has Little Unity On Security Issues

Most of the Republican presidential debates in this election cycle have taken place in a swing state, and focused on the economy. Tuesday night's gathering was different. CNN and two conservative think thanks sponsored the eleventh debate of the year in Washington, D.C.
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Fact-Checking The GOP Debate: What The Candidates Said On National Security

The CNN Republican debate on national security Tuesday night had some of the most lively and substantive discussion of the campaign. PolitiFact's Bill Adair takes a look at how the candidates statements rate on the Truth-O-Meter.

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