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Why Perry Chose to Keep Running for President

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Even Rick Perry's top advisers thought it was over. After the Texas governor finished fifth in the Iowa caucuses on Tuesday night, Perry's staff and volunteers gathered around the bar in a Des Moines hotel to say goodbyes, drink beer and mourn what appeared to be the end of his quest for the Republican nomination for president.
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Virgina Ballot Shows Gingrich Campaign Woes

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Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich made a last-minute dash to get on the ballot for the Republican primary in Virginia, in another sign his campaign may not be ready for prime time and could struggle to beat President Barack Obama next year.
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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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Ron Paul Strongly Defends Anti-War Policies

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Presidential hopeful Ron Paul staged a strong defense of his anti-war views on Thursday in an outburst on foreign policy that might lose him support from fellow Republicans. Paul came into the debate rising in the polls, admired by many Republicans in the early-voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire for his conservatism on fiscal issues and criticism of big government.
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Romney's $10,000 Bet Falls Flat in Iowa Debate

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Romney, a multi-millionaire and a frontrunner for the Republican nomination, offered a $10,000 bet to opponent Texas Gov. Rick Perry in an argument over what Romney wrote about healthcare in his book "No Apologies." Former Massachusetts governor Romney tried to bet that he had not supported implementing an individual healthcare mandate, mistrusted by conservatives.

Republican Romney to Skip Trump Debate

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U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Tuesday that he will not attend a controversial Dec. 27 debate to be moderated by real estate magnate Donald Trump, as have candidates Ron Paul and former Utah Governor Jon Huntsman. Romney told Fox News' Neil Cavuto that he will not participate in the Iowa debate, which has drawn fire from Washington Republicans as well as two of Romney's competitors.
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Cain Train Went from Silver Bullet to Train Wreck

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The slow-motion train wreck ground to a halt on Saturday when Cain announced that he would suspend his campaign. The breaking point was an allegation by Atlanta businesswoman Ginger White this week that she had engaged in a 13-year affair with the candidate. Cain's presidential bid unraveled in public as women complained of sexual harassment, he forgot U.S. policy in Libya in a video interview and confused the language spoken in Cuba.

Herman Cain's campaign crumbling after affair allegation

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Republican presidential contender Herman Cain told aides on Tuesday he would reassess the viability of his struggling campaign after an Atlanta woman accused him of conducting a 13-year extramarital affair. The allegations could be the end of the political line for Cain, who led the Republican White House race barely more than a month ago but has nosedived in polls after a series of sexual harassment charges and campaign missteps.

September 30, 2011

Weekly Show

Airstrikes killed Anwar al-Awlaki, a U.S.-born Al-Qaeda leader in Yemen. At home, dissatisfied GOP voters want Gov. Chris Christie to join the presidential race. Also, President Obama feuds with his base. Plus, a stopgap bill temporarily prevents a government shutdown. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; Sam Youngman, The Hill; Major Garrett, National Journal; Pierre Thomas, ABC News.