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Gingrich Tries New Persona: 'Bold Newt'

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First, there was Happy Newt, who played nice with his Republican rivals. Then came Angry Newt, who lashed out at them—especially former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney—for attack ads that knocked him into fourth place in Tuesday's Iowa caucus. On Thursday, in a a wood-floored senior center decorated with Christmas wreaths and quilts, Newt Gingrich unveiled a new persona: Bold Newt. Bold Newt is unafraid to criticize his opponents—but he does it with a smile instead of a snarl.

Santorum, Riding Wave, Sharpens Aim at Romney

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Riding a bump in national polls after his strong showing in Iowa, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum sought Thursday to erode rival Mitt Romney's substantial lead by drawing distinctions in policy and background for GOP voters here and nationwide. Mr. Santorum cast himself as an advocate for blue-collar workers and their economically troubled communities, hoping to capitalize on differences with Mr. Romney, a wealthy former private-equity investor and son of a Michigan governor, in a GOP field reshaped by Iowa's caucuses.

PBS NewsHour: Huntsman: Republicans Are 'Splintered' Over Foreign Policy, Spending Cuts

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GOP presidential hopeful and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman said he's optimistic about next week's primary in New Hampshire -- a state he's staked his entire candidacy on so far. Gwen Ifill spoke with Huntsman in Manchester.

New Hampshire: Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

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Northfield, NH – The scene is a rustic old building perched on a pretty river in the center of the state. The walls are knotty pine and the pot-bellied stoves are putting out real heat.

It is standing room only in the middle of the day and the middle of the week, and everybody is there for…Rick Santorum.

Ron Paul’s Surprising Appeal for Religious Conservatives (cont’d.)

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In a post here on Monday, I noted the surprising number of religious conservatives I was running into at Ron Paul’s events in Iowa. It doesn’t immediately make sense that they would be drawn to a libertarian who espouses drug legalization and who doesn’t think the government has any business getting involved in marriage.

Obama Campaign Still Bracing for Matchup With Romney

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Nothing in Iowa's murky caucus results amended the calculus for President Obama and his Chicago re-election team. According to their own statements Wednesday, they still believe Mitt Romney has the best chance to become the GOP nominee -- and are preparing accordingly.
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PBS NewsHour: Facing Romney's Funding, Staffing Edge, How Will Santorum Fare in N.H.?

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A day after Mitt Romney's narrow win over Rick Santorum in the Iowa Caucuses, most of the Republican presidential hopefuls moved their attention from the Midwest to New England to campaign before next week's primary in New Hampshire. PBS NewsHour's Judy Woodruff has a report and speaks with Gwen Ifill and Jeremy Peters of The New York Times.

The Iowa Caucuses in Under 5 Minutes

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A review of the close contest in the 2012 Iowa Caucuses, including Michele Bachmann's decision to drop out following a poor performance at the polls.

PBS NewsHour: Special Coverage of the Iowa Caucuses

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After a long night of counting votes in Iowa, Gwen Ifill analyzes the first-in-the-nation caucus with Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and PBS NewsHour Political Editor Christina Bellatoni. What issues drove voters, and how will this impact the next primaries?

Iowa Caucuses Leave Two Key Questions Unanswered

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Through most of the past year, the two main questions about the Republican nomination campaign were who would emerge as the most viable challenger to Mitt Romney and whether Republicans could learn to love the former Massachusetts governor. With the results from Iowa’s caucuses now tallied, those questions still have no answers.
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