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Rick Santorum: Commenters weigh in on his campaign with a seriously ill daughter at home

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A sick child-- and especially an incurably sick child--is every parent’s worst nightmare. So we all are forced to picture ourselves in Melinda Henneberger’s in­cred­ibly moving story of Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum’s (R) family, and how it is dealing with the illness of his 3-year-old daughter Bella while he runs a longshot campaign for president.

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.

After 2008, Romney works a very different campaign

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Four years ago, Mitt Romney was done in when he ended up fighting a multi-front battle against different opponents. This year, it has been his lucky fate to escape any real battles from any specific opponent. That will soon change. Romney’s 2008 strategy, built on the assumption that someone not nationally known could take the nomination only by winning early and often, was based on some sound assumptions. What he didn’t anticipate was how the campaign would unfold against him.

Frank Won't Seek Re-Election

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Rep. Barney Frank (D., Mass.), an architect of last year's landmark financial-regulation overhaul, said Monday he wouldn't seek a 17th term, adding to a list of Democratic retirements that could hurt the party's already slim chances of retaking the House next year. The decision to leave Congress by Mr. Frank, the most high-profile Democrat to do so since 2010, will deprive liberals of one of their most outspoken champions and conservatives of a national political lightning rod.

PBS NewsHour: Obama's $86 Million Campaign Haul Leaves GOP Competitors Far Behind

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July 13, 2011

The Obama campaign announced Wednesday that it raised an eye-popping $86 million over the last three months for both President Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee. Gwen Ifill and NewsHour political editor David Chalian discuss the numbers.

PBS NewsHour: Campaign Cash Race Is on for GOP '12 Contenders, Obama Campaign

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July 4, 2011

Republican presidential contenders spent the July 4 holiday on the campaign trail. Lately most have spent their time feverishly dialing for the dollars they will need to support their campaigns. NewsHour Political Editor David Chalian updates us on the race for campaign cash.

September 17, 2010

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Little known, Tea Party backed candidate Christine O'Donnell surprisingly won the GOP Senate nomination in Delaware this week. Was it another reminder that establishment, Washington connected politicians are in trouble and will it be a "wave election" this year? Dan Balz (Washington Post), John Dickerson (SLATE & CBS), Jeanne Cummings (Politico) & John Harwood (CNBC & New York Times) join Gwen.

On the Radar: January 25, 2010

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