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Giffords Recovering, But Civil Discourse Hasn't

After Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was shot in Tucson, Ariz., a year ago, there was a national call for a return to civility in our political dialogue. What happened?
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Time Is Running Out To Knock Romney Down

Front-runner Mitt Romney was hardly bruised in Saturday night's debate, though his rivals exchanged their share of blows. Time is tight to hurt his campaign with the New Hampshire primary bearing down on Tuesday.
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New Hampshire Debate Left Us Really Ready For Some Football

Saturday night's debate changed nothing. Romney did nothing to hurt himself and his rivals did precious little to damage him either. All I can say is, thank goodness Sunday's debate is early. It should be a fading memory by the time Sunday's wild card games start.
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GOP Candidates In Race To Prove Conservatism

Republican candidates are battling in New Hampshire this weekend, ahead of Tuesday's make-or-break primary. With six main candidates still in the race, a main point of contention among them is: Who's the REAL conservative?
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Conservative Movement At Crossroads

Each of the Republican presidential candidate claims to be the true conservative — but who is? And what does that mean, anyway? Host Guy Raz looks at the state of conservatism particularly as it applies to the GOP candidates in a roundtable discussion with Dan McCarthy, editor of The American Conservative; Matthew Franck, director of the William E. and Carol G. Simon Center on Religion and the Constitution at the Witherspoon Institute in Princeton, N.J.; and Yaron Brook, president and executive director of the Ayn Rand Institute.
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New Hampshire: Land Of Diversity. Really.

The small New England state, which holds its primary on Tuesday, may not be racially diverse. (In fact, it's 93.9 percent white.) But its residents defy stereotypes with their political independence. More voters in the state are registered "undeclared" than Republican or Democrat.
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Santorum Could Play Airtime Catch-Up In Pair Of Weekend Debates

Rick Santorum has complained about being disregarded during a string of Republican presidential debates. The former Pennsylvania senator has a point, but should be at the center of attention during a pair of televised debates this weekend that lead into the New Hampshire primary.
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Romney's Week: A Squeaker, A Love Fest And A Shrug

The GOP front-runner started the week telling Iowa supporters, "I need every vote." He didn't know how right he was. After an eight-vote victory in Iowa, he left for the loving embraces of New Hampshire and John McCain. Then came South Carolina, and not quite so much love.

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