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Study Tests Claims of Republican Candidates’ Debt Plans

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A centrist budget-watchdog group is punching trillion-dollar holes in the claims of Republican presidential candidates that they would rein in the mounting federal debt if elected, according to an analysis to be released on Thursday.
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Mitt Romney Attacks Put Rick Santorum on Defensive in GOP Presidential Debate

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Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum was thrown on the defensive here Wednesday night as rival Mitt Romney attacked the former senator over spending and earmarks and accused him of compiling an inconsistent and contradictory record. In the first GOP debate since he won a trio of states two weeks ago, Santorum fired back, accusing Romney of his own inconsistencies, but he struggled under repeated criticism to explain his record. The squabbling became so intense at times that the two talked past each other, with voices raised, each trying to gain the upper hand.

Santorum's Risky Message

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As Republican Presidential Candidate Rick Santorum emerges as the new front-runner, his radical brand of conservatism is put on full display. Scott Pelley spoke with CBS News political director John Dickerson on the risk his messages pose in the general election.

Political Landscape: Arizona

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How will Arizona’s February 28th primary affect the close race to the GOP nomination between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum? In our Political Landscape feature, Michael Chihak of Arizona Public Media looks at the contest between the two front runners, and explores what key issues dominate the political dialogue in Arizona.

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Mitt Romney’s Near-Death Candidacy

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In a lot of ways the coming Michigan primary feels like the Florida primary again for Mitt Romney. He's facing another near-death experience. He wakes every morning to news accounts of the five things he needs to do to right in his campaign before it dies. Then, after choking that down, he rolls over to the other stories—speculating about which white-knight candidate might arrive to rescue the GOP from the botch Mitt Romney has made of things.

As Santorum Seizes Social Issues, Romney Demurs

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Philosophical differences between the top two Republican presidential candidates are becoming starker as Rick Santorum drives harder on religious and social issues that Mitt Romney rarely discusses in detail.
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Mitt Romney Campaigns in Cincinnati, Ohio (CNN)

Romney Goes After Santorum on Budget, in Battle He Didn’t Bargain For

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Mitt Romney was barely six minutes into a campaign speech here on Monday afternoon, dwelling on the success story of a local bioscience company, when he broached a topic that is suddenly confounding his Republican presidential aspirations: Rick Santorum.
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Rough Sledding Ahead for Mitt Romney

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It’s a brave new world for Mitt Romney, no longer in the lead in national primary polls and not holding the immense fundraising advantage he once did. It’s going to be rough sledding ahead for the once-clear GOP frontrunner. The latest fundraising figures illustrate just how little bang for the buck Romney got in January. He won two big primaries – New Hampshire and Florida – but is in worse position now than when he started.

February 17, 2012

Weekly Show

As the GOP presidential primary race between Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney tightens, the panel previews the Arizona and Michigan primaries. Plus, President Barack Obama’s proposed budget, a deal to extend payroll tax cuts, and tensions over Iran’s nuclear program. Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Jackie Calmes, New York Times; Susan Davis, USA Today; Martha Raddatz, ABC News.

 

Santorum Fights Back Against Romney in Detroit

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Republican White House hopeful Rick Santorum defended himself against attacks from Mitt Romney on Thursday as his hopes rose of dealing a heavy blow in Michigan to his main rival, who was the party front-runner before falling behind in national polls.
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Former Senator Rick Santorum speaks in Novi, MI (CNN)