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Candidates Scramble to Create Differences

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Facing big hurdles here in Mitt Romney’s native state, Rick Santorum seized on the novel tactic of attacking his rival for agreeing with him. Mr. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, accused Mr. Romney of turning his back on Detroit by opposing federal bailouts for the auto industry — the same bailouts that Mr. Santorum also opposed.
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Obama’s Tax Policy Targets Rising Sector of His Base: The Affluent

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Partisan clashes over President Obama’s proposed tax increases have obscured something remarkable: that the affluent Americans targeted by his policy represent a growing share of his own party’s base. You would not know it from Republican cries of class warfare swirling around Mr. Obama’s new budget, which reiterates his calls for higher taxes on individuals earning more than $200,000 and households earning more than $250,000.

Economy Boosts Obama in New Poll

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CNBC's John Harwood has the details on a new poll which shows President Obama's popularity is on the rise.

Rick Santorum's Popularity Rising

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Rick Santorum is "clearly rising" in public opinion polls in his race against the other GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney, reports CNBC's John Harwood: "It's a very, very unusual race," he adds.

Republicans Measure Up GOP Candidates

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Republican activists are not enthusiastic about Mitt Romney because they don't feel he shares the same things that they feel the most passionately about says CNBC's John Harwood.

February 3, 2012

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What do January’s unemployment numbers tell us about the economy? Plus, Mitt Romney won the Florida primary, but his comments about the poor are making headlines. Also, new FEC disclosures shine light on Super PAC money.

Gingrich Regains National Lead Over Romney: Poll

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Newt Gingrich has regained a national lead over Mitt Romney among Republican voters, who value a candidate’s positions on issues more than the ability to defeat President Obama in the fall, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll.
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State of the Union? More Like State of the Campaign

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Republicans have good reason to believe that President Obama’s goals in his State of the Union address on Tuesday night were more partisan than presidential. Mr. Obama has shifted into full-bore campaigning. He expects little from Congress this year beyond the extension of existing payroll tax cuts. His highest-profile initiatives are designed to enhance his re-election prospects.
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Mitt Romney Wins NH Primary

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This is the second win for Romney is the first for any Republican apart from a sitting president, reports CNBC's John Harwood.

New Hampshire Primary Preview

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CNBC's John Harwood has the story on the GOP candidates vying for the top spot in New Hampshire.