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December 9, 2011

Weekly Show

 Newt Gingrich soars past Mitt Romney in the polls in three out of four early primary states. Rick Perry makes a push, but is it now a two-man race? Plus President Barack Obama makes a push for the payroll tax cut extensions.

How To Attack Newt

On The Radar

Mitt Romney is running for president as a turnaround artist, but before he can turn around the economy he'll have to do something about his campaign. Newt Gingrich has built a huge lead over Romney in various state polls, attracting nearly double the support.

Gingrich laughs off Romney criticism in South Carolina, says ‘we’re gonna stay positive’

On The Radar

Newt Gingrich is keeping his word to stay positive. On a day when the Mitt Romney’s campaign unleashed a torrent of criticism, calling the former speaker a self-absorbed, unreliable conservative who can’t be trusted to be commander-in-chief, Gingrich simply laughed off the criticism.

Black Holes and Campaign 2012

Gwen's Take

The scientists at the University of California Berkeley have discovered something awesome: monster black holes – 10 billion times the mass of the sun – that suck in everything around them. Even light

Romney Ad Takes Sideswipe at Gingrich’s Personal Life

On The Radar

Mitt Romney is up with a new ad that takes a not-so-subtle swipe at Newt Gingrich. Called “Leader,” the 30-second ad set to go up on the air in New Hampshire and Iowa this week, features old home video footage of Romney, his wife and his kids, with a voiceover of the former governor of Massachusetts saying: “If I’m President of the United States, I will be true to my family, to my faith, and to our country, and I will never apologize for the United States of America.”

Does Romney need to go after Gingrich?

On The Radar

Is it time for Mitt Romney to come up with a new plan? For months, the initial frontrunner in the race for the Republican nomination for president has sought to overwhelm his opponents. Romney, a former Massachusetts governor, has won waves of endorsements from party leaders, raised more than $32 million, and shown a knack for avoiding confrontations.

Gingrich, Romney Prepare for January Collision

On The Radar

Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney, who have spent much of this year ignoring one another, are now on a collision course in the contest for the Republican presidential nomination, facing a series of state-by-state battles in January that will possibly decide the race by testing which one can best surmount his own weaknesses.

Gingrich Surge Brings Added Scrutiny

On The Radar

A year ago, as Newt Gingrich was beginning to seriously explore whether to seek the Republican presidential nomination, he bristled a bit when asked how his three marriages would be viewed by conservative voters. “We’ll find out,” Mr. Gingrich said in an interview with The New York Times a week before Christmas. “What people want to know is, ‘Are you who you seem to be?’”

Is GOP Race Turning into a Circus?

On The Radar

No doubt about it, the Republican presidential candidates are reaching a critical point: It's less than one month before the Iowa caucuses. A majority of GOP voters -- and Iowa caucus-goers -- say they could still change their minds. The president has thrown down the gauntlet on tax cuts for the middle class, and the GOP needs to speak with one voice in response. It's decision time, and there are real questions that need to be answered with clarity. So, who's going to show up at Donald Trump's debate? Um, not exactly what the GOP should be worried about.

Democrats See a Two-Horse G.O.P. Race, Adding a Whip

On The Radar

The White House and its allies are starting to turn their sights to Newt Gingrich, invoking his tumultuous history as House speaker to brand him as the “godfather of gridlock,” a testament to his new viability and the sudden realization that he could be President Obama’s Republican opponent.