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G.O.P. Race Still Unsettled in Sprint to Iowa Caucus

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Mitt Romney and his allies are making an assertive final push this week to increase his chances of a strong finish in the Iowa caucuses, the outcome of which could help determine the length of the Republican presidential nominating battle.
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PBS NewsHour: Romney Focuses More on Iowa, Hoping to Become 'Unstoppable Force' in Primaries

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In a flurry of bus touring, pheasant hunting and endorsement courting, GOP presidential candidates are honing and sharing their last-minute campaign messages before next week's Iowa Caucuses. Gwen Ifill discusses the race and year in politics with The Rothenberg Political Report's Stuart Rothenberg and USA Today's Susan Page.

Gingrich Challenges Romney to ‘Test the Heat’ with One-on-One Iowa Debate

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Newt Gingrich fired back at Mitt Romney’s assertion that he can’t take the heat of a vigorous campaign, saying here Wednesday that he can “take the heat plenty well,” accusing his rival of hiding and challenging his rival to a one-on-one debate in Iowa next week to settle their differences.
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PBS NewsHour: Ahead of Iowa Caucuses, Gingrich's Momentum Fades as Criticism Mounts

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The Republican presidential race has turned into a national dead heat, especially in Iowa where the first votes will be cast in two weeks. Gwen Ifill discusses the candidates' momentum with Stuart Rothenberg of the Rothenberg Political Report and USA Today's Susan Page.

Romney Goes on TV to Attack Gingrich

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Presidential candidate Mitt Romney unloaded on rival Republican Newt Gingrich on Tuesday on a liberal television network, comparing him to former candidate Herman Cain and others who have led the field briefly before flaming out. "(Gingrich's) lead is not as much as it used to be," Romney said on MSNBC's "Morning Joe." "But that's sort of the process that other people have gone through."
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Dems: Romney is Easier Jobs Target than Gingrich

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Conventional wisdom, supported by polls, maintains that Mitt Romney would be a tougher opponent than Newt Gingrich against President Barack Obama. But one factor keeps Democrats from salivating over Gingrich's rise in the Republican presidential race: Romney may present a fatter target on jobs, the issue expected to dominate the 2012 contest.
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Mitt Romney on GOP Ticket?

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CNBC's John Harwood & Joe Kernen expect Mitt Romney will land the GOP nomination by March.

Gingrich and Romney Tack Right, but Leave a Path Back to the Middle

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Through the long march of 2011 debates ending last week, Republican presidential candidates have leaned right — so far right, Democrats hope, that the ultimate nominee will fall next November. On Thursday night, in their final face-off before the Jan. 3 Iowa caucuses, the former House Speaker Newt Gingrich denounced President Obama as a “Saul Alinsky radical” while promising “very large changes” for Washington. Promoting his “conservative principles,” former Gov. Mitt Romney of Massachusetts slammed Mr.

December 16, 2011

Weekly Show

Congress fights the clock to avert a government shutdown. Also, now that the last GOP presidential debate before the Iowa caucus is over, who is the frontrunner? Plus, the war in Iraq officially ends as the U.S. hands over military control to Iraqis. Joining Gwen: Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Dan Balz, The Washington Post; Jeff Zeleny, The New York Times; Laura Meckler, The Wall Street Journal

 

GOP Field Slouches Toward Finish Line

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If the Republican presidential contest were following a classic script, by now we would be seeing signs of that mysterious process — one part reality, one part optical illusion — by which ordinary, hum-drum, life-size politicians manage to transform themselves into different characters. No longer just a bunch of schlumps on a stage, at least one or two candidates would suddenly seem somehow bigger to the eye, their voices more commanding, their claims of fitness for the planet’s most powerful job more plausible.