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GOP Budget Plan Cuts Deeply into Domestic Programs, Reshapes Medicare, Medicaid

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House Republicans laid down a bold but risky election-year marker Tuesday, unveiling a budget proposal that aims to tame the national debt by reshaping Medicare and cutting deeply into Medicaid, food stamps and other programs for the poor, while reshuffling the tax code to sharply lower rates.
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Santorum-Romney Battle Reveals Stark Divide in the GOP

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The big, cheering crowd in the school gymnasium here Friday night spoke to the distance Rick Santorum has traveled since those lonely days when his candidacy was dismissed as a hopeless exercise. It spoke also to the divide that now defines the Republican presidential campaign.
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Mitt Romney Wins Puerto Rico

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CNBC's John Harwood has the story on Mitt Romney's delegate lead, and what he needs to do to stop Rick Santorum's momentum.

Politics By The Numbers: Countdown to Chaos

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Almost every Tuesday night this year, political junkies everywhere have gathered by the flickering light of their computer screens. We have pored over exit polls, tallied the minutes until results came in from Vermont to Hawaii and crunched delegate allocations.

Invariably, we wake Wednesday morning at least as confused as we were the day before.

More Republicans Calling for Newt Gingrich to Leave GOP Race

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A growing number of Republicans are calling for Newt Gingrich to drop out of the presidential race to hasten the selection of a nominee and turn the country’s attention to the fall campaign against President Obama. There is no sign that Gingrich is listening.
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Political Landscape: Alabama

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As the GOP presidential candidates head to Alabama and Mississippi for today's primaries, they are dealing with the politics of the deep south for one of the first times in a GOP primary season. What's the lay of the land in Alabama, a staunchly conservative and reliably Republican state, and what matters? Find out from Don Dailey of Alabama Public Television


The Calculus Behind the Race to Tampa

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When they hand out the bunting, funny hats, and elephant pins at Republican Party headquarters, no one talks about the math test. For the next several weeks and perhaps months, GOP politics are going to center around a complex debate about delegates that will remind us all of those math problems you hated in grade school:

No Quit in these Presidential Candidates

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Poor Mitt Romney. He won six of 10 states on Super Tuesday, including hotly contested Ohio. He lengthened his lead in the count of delegates who will actually choose the Republican presidential nominee. But he's still a long way from claiming victory. Why? Because there's no compelling reason for Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich or Ron Paul to drop out of the race. Each has a reason to keep fighting at least through April — and maybe all the way to the convention in August.

Romney Camp Tells Rivals: You Can't Catch Him

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Mitt Romney's campaign told his Republican presidential rivals on Wednesday they could not catch him and nudged them to quit the race even though he failed to deliver a knockout blow in the biggest round of nominating contests.
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PBS NewsHour: With Romney Leading and No End in Sight, GOP Campaigns Carry on

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Despite winning six states, Mitt Romney's Super Tuesday victories did little to winnow the GOP field. Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul picked up some delegates and continued campaigning ahead of more caucuses and primaries. Gwen talks to Trey Grayson of Harvard University, USA Today's Susan Page and the Pew Research Center's Andrew Kohut about the race.