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Gingrich Jousts With Rivals on Matters Professional and Personal

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Newt Gingrich angrily turned aside questions about his marital history at the outset of the final Republican presidential debate before the South Carolina primary, and then aggressively took on Mitt Romney and the other remaining candidates in a raucous confrontation on Thursday night about immigration, abortion, conservative credentials and electability.
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Perry Ends Bid for Presidency

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Gov. Rick Perry of Texas dropped out of the Republican presidential race here on Thursday and announced his endorsement for the candidacy of Newt Gingrich, a man he called a “conservative visionary.”
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Poll Shows Obama’s Vulnerability With Swing Voters

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President Obama opens his re-election bid facing significant obstacles among independent voters, according to the latest New York Times/CBS News poll, with the critical piece of the electorate that cemented his victory four years ago open to denying him a second term.
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Romney Looks Past Weekend’s Primary as Rivals Find New Hope

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Mitt Romney delivered a 13-minute speech here on Tuesday morning, shook hands with an audience that filled only a small part of a ballroom and caught a plane for a fund-raising gala in New York, a clear sign that he is looking beyond South Carolina. The outward confidence in Mr. Romney’s posture belied a deeply uncertain and fluid conclusion to the Republican presidential primary here.
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Republican Win for Romney 'Inevitable'?

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Leading up to the South Carolina Primary, Jeff Zeleny, Sam Youngman, and Steve Hayes look at the field of candidates.

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Santorum Cites a Local Legend

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Rick Santorum is facing questions about supporting earmarks during his time in Congress. He offered up a decidedly South Carolinian response on Thursday, boiling down his defense to two words: Strom Thurmond.
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Republican Rivals Batter Romney in South Carolina

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For the Republican presidential candidates who want to stop Mitt Romney in South Carolina, it comes down to this: How far are they willing to go? A day after Mr. Romney’s victory in New Hampshire left his rivals running out of time to block his path to the nomination, he was greeted here by a wave of attacks on his business record, his past support for abortion rights and his character.
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Romney Is Focus as Battle in G.O.P. Takes Sharp Edge

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The Republican race for president splintered along two distinct tracks on Sunday, with all of the candidates who are not named Mitt Romney intensifying their attempts to derail the one who is. And all the while they kept their sights trained on one another as they try to emerge as his chief rival. Two days before the first primary of the Republican nominating process, Mr. Romney remained a solid favorite here on Tuesday and beyond.

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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Twisting Race Hits First Turn as Iowa Votes

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Mitt Romney has grown so confident of his Iowa prospects that on Monday night he dropped all humble pretense and proclaimed, “We’re going to win this thing.” At the same time, Rick Santorum insisted that his momentum carried its own whiff of victory. Both might be right.
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