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In Iowa, All Eyes On Republican Hopefuls

Iowa voters will go to local caucus meetings on Jan. 3 in the first round of the presidential nominating process. In the Republican race, Mitt Romney and Ron Paul lead the polls, but it's unclear whether there will be a big winner in Iowa, Senior Washington Editor Ron Elving tells Robert Siegel.

Paul Disavows Newsletters, But In '95 Video He Seems To Claim Credit

In a newly surfaced YouTube video from 1995, GOP hopeful Ron Paul seems to claim credit for a controversial newsletter that he has since tried to distance himself from. "I put that out on a monthly basis," he says.

Gingrich Ballot Stumble In Virginia Could Be Sign Of Delegate Fight Ahead

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Newt Gingrich's campaign likened his failure to make the Virginia ballot to Pearl Harbor and vowed to find "alternate methods" to compete for the state's 49 delegates.


Silent For A Night (Or Two) In Iowa, Candidates Keep Pace In Ads

If Iowans feel they've been bombarded by political ads in recent weeks, that's nothing compared to what the next eight days will be like. With the caucuses only a week from Tuesday, the ad wars are changing gears for the final stretch.

GOP Presidential Candidates Take Christmas Off

The Iowa caucuses are a little more than a week away. But the GOP presidential candidates dialed back the intensity of their TV ads over the weekend. Instead, many ads featured gentler messages — many of which showcased the candidates' wives.
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Giving The U.S. House Of Representatives A Human Face (Originally Broadcast 7/22/2011)

We meet the woman tasked with tracking down and conserving thousands of artifacts for the U.S. House of Representatives.

Gingrich Camp: More Talk Than Action?

Former GOP House Speaker Newt Gingrich's presidential campaign has suffered a setback on this Christmas weekend. Gingrich failed to get enough signatures to be on the ballot in Virginia, calling into question his organizational ability to sustain a long campaign.

A Report Card For The Tea Party

Congress watcher Norman Ornstein, resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute, gives the Tea Party a report card for the year. Ornstein talks with host Audie Cornish about GOP dynamics in the House and Senate and how relationships are beginning to fray.