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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.

Romney and McCain Bury the Past

On The Radar

They are the oddest of odd couples. Mitt Romney is buttoned up and buttoned down, a by-the-numbers manager driven by data, logic and hard-headedness. John McCain is a freewheeling and unpredictable warrior, a visceral politician who relies on his gut and his instincts to make his way. At this moment in the 2008 campaign, the two were sworn enemies, dueling in a nasty New Hampshire primary contest. On Wednesday, they found political communion on a stage in the Granite State.

Romney Takes a Victory Lap as Santorum Plays Catch-Up

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Mitt Romney flew here Wednesday, displaying his financial and organizational muscle in New Hampshire against the upstart candidacy of Rick Santorum, who was seeking to use his near-victory in the Iowa caucuses to become the standard-bearer of a conservative insurgency.
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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.

Iowa Caucus Results: Romney Edges Santorum; Paul Finishes Third

On The Radar

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney beat former senator Rick Santor­um (Pa.) in the Iowa caucuses by just eight votes, a sign of a splintered and increasingly fractious field as the GOP presidential race moves to New Hampshire, South Carolina and Florida.
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It’s a Tie!

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The Iowa Republican caucus was a tie and a blowout. The finish was so close that statistics majors at Iowa State will probably see it as a question on the final. Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum essentially tied at 25 percent, with Ron Paul a breath behind at 21 percent.
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Peeling the Onion (Or, Why Iowa and New Hampshire Really Matter)

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We have by now spent so many weeks consumed with the ups and downs of Republican Presidential politics that we are in danger of misgauging its real impact, especially in these early days.

It can be easy to dismiss the Iowa caucuses. Ask “Presidents” Huckabee and Gephardt how winning there worked for them. Winning the Hawkeye State in 2008 and 1988 respectively turned out to be the high point of their campaigns.