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Republican Debate: Five Things to Watch

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If it seems like it was just a week ago that eight Republican presidential candidates sat around a table for a debate, that’s because it was just a week ago. But with tonight’s CNN/Western Republican Leadership Conference debate, which starts at 8 pm EST, the iron-man-like gauntlet of back-to-back fall debates ends and the candidates won’t have face-to-face meetings until next month. So tonight, the candidates will have two hours to make an impression and land a punch, before another round of debates begins.

White House has "growing sense" Romeny will get GOP nod

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Despite Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain's recent surge in popularity, the White House has identified Mitt Romney as the man to beat, according to CBS News Chief White House correspondent Norah O'Donnell.  Watch video

October 14, 2011

Weekly Show

As the GOP candidates debate economics, President Obama promotes his jobs plan. But with its defeat in the Senate, what’s next? Also, the strange story of an assassination plot against a Saudi Ambassador involving Iran and a Mexican drug cartel.
Joining Gwen: Karen Tumulty, Washington Post; Michael Duffy, TIME; Alexis Simendinger, RealClearPolitics; James Kitfield, National Journal.

The Danger of The Sweeping Conclusion

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Breaking News: Herman Cain has endorsed Mitt Romney.

If that's news to you, it's because it happened four years ago. Thanks to Conor Friedersdorf at the Atlantic for the reminder that everything old is new again.

PBS NewsHour: Cain's 9-9-9 Plan, 'Romneycare' Scrutinized at Dartmouth Debate

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and former Godfather's Pizza chief executive Herman Cain took center stage at the Republican primary debate at Dartmouth College on Tuesday night. Gwen Ifill and Political Editor David Chalian recap the debate.

Michele Bachmann heads to Iowa, as Cain surges

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Michele Bachmann’s path since she edged out Rep. Ron Paul in the Iowa straw poll has been marked by steady decline, major staff changes, and the entrance and surge of several candidates who cut into her dominance among social conservatives.

With Christie Out, Republican Race Begins for Real

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Memorandum to Republican activists, voters and donors: Your presidential field is set. It’s time to start sizing up the candidates, learning to love at least one of them and preparing to head toward the voting booth.

Rick Perry slips, Herman Cain rises in bid for GOP nomination, poll finds

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 After a quick rise in the race for the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has experienced an almost equally dramatic decline, losing about half of his support over the past month, according to a new Washington Post-ABC News poll.

Herman Cain: The GOP’s next big thing?

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Almost lost amid the buzz this week over the possibility that New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie may seek the Republican nomination for president was the potential rise of a candidate already in the race: Herman Cain.