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Appeals Court Rules: Perry Remains Off Virginia Ballot

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry Tuesday lost the latest round in his court battle to get his name on the presidential primary ballot in Virginia. The federal Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit Tuesday rejected his appeal of a lower-court ruling refusing to place Mr. Perry, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich and former Sen. Rick Santorum on the ballot for the March 6 primary.
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Independents Set Top Tier

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Mitt Romney's broad-based victory in New Hampshire was built upon strong support from Republican voters and backing from enough independents to keep his rivals from mounting a serious challenge, exit polling data showed. Rep. Ron Paul of Texas and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman were buoyed by a surge of independent voters, who made up 45% of the GOP primary electorate, up from just over one-third in 2008. Independents in New Hampshire can vote in either party's primary.

Romney Supporters Applaud His Remark on Firing People

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There appears to be least one voting bloc that doesn’t care whether Mitt Romney has ever really feared a pink slip or actually likes firing people: Romney supporters. Mr. Romney spent most of Monday defending his brand of capitalism after Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman piled on the former governor for appearing out-of-touch. But his backers offered a variety of reasons for why the attacks fell flat.
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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.

Barney Frank: Parting Shots

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Rep. Barney Frank (D., Mass.), Tuesday tried to knock down suggestions that his impending departure from Congress will make it easier to repeal the 2010 financial overhaul law named after him and Sen. Christopher Dodd (D., Conn.). “Financial reform is popular,” Mr. Frank said Tuesday at a press conference on Capitol Hill, the day after he announced he would retire at the end of next year.

October 28, 2011

Weekly Show

A long shot a short time ago, Herman Cain is shaking up the GOP race. But rising polls numbers brings greater scrutiny. And what happened to Rick Perry’s surge?  Also, the President tries to bypass Congress. Plus the clock is ticking on the Deficit Reduction Committee. Joining Gwen: John Dickerson, Slate/CBS News; John Harwood, CNBC/NY Times; Jackie Calmes, NY Times; Janet Hook, Wall St. Journal.
 

October 7, 2011

Weekly Show

Now that Christie and Palin are officially out of the GOP Presidential race, which other candidates will benefit most? Plus, what fundraising totals reveal about the race. Also, President Obama fights for the Jobs Act. And a preview of SCOTUS’s new term. Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, Washington Post; Jeanne Cummings, Bloomberg News; Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal; Joan Biskupic, USA Today.
 

April 15, 2011

Weekly Show

While President Obama and Rep. Paul Ryan both unveiled plans to cut $4 trillion from the national debt they continue to argue over how to do it. The GOP and Democrats continued to fight over America’s deficit, from taxes to overhauling Medicare and Medicaid.  This week: Susan Davis, National Journal; Jeff Zeleny, New York Times; Janet Hook, Wall Street Journal; John Harwood, CNBC/NY Times.
 

January 14, 2011

Weekly Show

After the tragedy in Tucson, the panel looks back at the impact of the events in Arizona and Barack Obama’s moment as “Healer in Chief.” Also, the latest on the investigation of Jared Loughner and a profile of Gabrielle Giffords.  Gwen is joined by Dan Balz of the Washington Post, Janet Hook of the Wall Street Journal, Pete Williams of NBC News, and Charles Babington of the Associated Press.
 

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