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Florida Primary: Mitt Romney Wins Decisive Victory

On The Radar

Bolstered by superior resources and a relentlessly aggressive style, Mitt Romney won a decisive victory in the Florida primary Tuesday night, dealing a major setback to principal rival Newt Gingrich while putting himself back into a commanding position in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.
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Will Romney-Gingrich Battle Lead to Costly Split in the GOP?

On The Radar

Newt Gingrich has vowed to take his fight for the Republican presidential nomination all the way to the party’s national convention in August. That may be nothing more than an empty threat by a frustrated candidate with a history of exaggerated rhetoric. But could Gingrich’s battle against Mitt Romney leave the GOP badly divided heading into the fall campaign?
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January 27, 2012

Weekly Show

Ahead of next week’s Florida Republican primary, the 4 remaining candidates squared off on the ground and in two debates. Plus, following his State of the Union Address, President Obama hit the road to push his economic and jobs plan.  Joining Gwen: Dan Balz, The Washington Post; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine & CBS News; Jackie Calmes, The New York Times; David Wessel, The Wall Street Journal.

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich Square off in Republican Debate

On The Radar

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich sparred here Thursday night over immigration, taxes and wealth, lobbying, and colonizing the moon in a debate that underscored the potential consequences of a loss for either of the leading Republican presidential candidates in Tuesday’s high-stakes Florida primary.
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Obama Team Sees Romney Damaging Self with Independents for Fall Campaign

On The Radar

President Obama’s political advisers have long been preparing for a general-election contest against Republican Mitt Romney. What they have seen of the former Massachusetts governor in the past 30 days makes them think he will enter a fall campaign, if he survives a turbulent nomination battle, significantly weakened by self-inflicted wounds and a major strategic mistake.
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The State of the Union

Vault Show

We take a look back at President Barack Obama’s annual addresses to congress, looking at his 2009 Address to a Joint Session of Congress, as well as the 2010 and 2011 State of the Union Addresses. Topics include the healthcare, the economy, and America's wars in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Romney vs. Gingrich Highlights GOP Unease

On The Radar

The startling outcome of the South Carolina primary did more than turn the race for the Republican presidential nomination upside down. It also left GOP voters with a choice that only serves to highlight the party’s year-long identity crisis and search for a standard-bearer.
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Republican Presidential Contest Has a Day Full of Upheaval

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In the most extraordinary day of the Republican presidential race, a series of fast-paced and unexpected events shook the candidates and their campaigns Thursday, significantly changing the dynamic of the contest just two days before a crucial primary that many thought might settle the nomination.
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Electorate is Sharply Split over Obama, Poll Finds

On The Radar

As President Obama prepares to give his third State of the Union address next week, he faces a dispirited and polarized electorate that is sharply divided over his record, worried about the pace of the economic recovery and deeply pessimistic about the country’s trajectory. In a new Washington Post-ABC News poll, 9 percent of Americans see a strong economic recovery — a number that has hardly budged in more than two years. Twice as many say they are worse off financially since Obama became president than say their situations have improved.

Romney’s Playing to Win the GOP, but the General Election is Another Game

On The Radar

Mitt Romney’s victory in New Hampshire was never in doubt. What the campaign here said about the former Massachusetts governor’s readiness for a general-election contest against President Obama may be the more important story.
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