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  Presidentiality: ‘Treason?’

In this new web series, Need to Know dissects the rhetoric of the campaign trail. This week: The annals of “treason” are filled with some of history’s most reviled traitors. Now, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has suggested a new candidate: Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

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As debate over Social Security intensifies, could Rick Perry be Mitt Romney’s savior?

Rick Perry’s mere entry into the Republican presidential contest has suddenly made Mitt Romney palatable to the insiders who previously saw him as a sort of Reagan-esque android.

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With Obama and Republicans set to spar over jobs, what can we learn from ‘Obamanomics?’

The jobs debate begins in earnest this week, with President Obama set to address Congress and Republicans meeting for a televised debate. But what can we learn from past efforts to spur job growth?

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Rick Perry’s immigration ‘Achilles heel’

The Texas governor’s moderate track record on immigration is being billed by opponents as a major weakness in his quest for the Republican nomination.

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  Choosing words: The controversy over Texas textbooks

Texas recently voted not to add creationism to its science texts. But the actions of the state’s school board continue to be closely watched by the nation. Need to Know caught up with the Board last May as it was considering changes for its social studies textbooks.

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Jon Huntsman opens the door to ‘tax increase,’ challenges the orthodoxy of the Tea Party

In opening the door to comprehensive tax reform, the former Utah governor is casting himself as the moderate in the race, and taking on the Tea Party.

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Prominent Republicans distance themselves from anti-Islam rhetoric

Not all Republicans have embraced the rhetoric of the anti-Shariah movement. Texas Gov. Rick Perry, for example, has had a warm relationship with Muslims in his state.

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  Ken Herman on Rick Perry’s presidential ambitions

Alison Stewart talks to Ken Herman of the Austin American-Statesman about Governor Rick Perry’s accomplishments in Texas and his national ambitions.

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Rick Perry looks set to run

The popular Texas governor begins to court fundraisers and political consultants as he moves closer to making a bid for the GOP presidential nomination.

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