2012 Election

 
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  David Brody on gay marriage in the 2012 election

Will issues like same-sex marriage determine the outcome of the 2012 election for states with large numbers of evangelical voters? David Brody of the Christian Broadcasting Network discusses.

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Does it matter that Mitt Romney fired people? Buyout past becomes focus of campaign

Newt Gingrich has released a blistering 28-minute ad focusing on Mitt Romney’s career as a buyout specialist, making it the central focus of the campaign.

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Fight moves to South Carolina after Romney’s New Hampshire win

Mitt Romney’s win in Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary offered few surprises, but his rivals are still moving ahead at full speed to slow his momentum for the Republican nomination.

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  Need to Know, January 6, 2012: Help wanted: New Hampshire

How is Main Street doing? On the eve of the New Hampshire presidential primary, Need to Know visits Nashua and travels up and down that city’s Main Street to find out.

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  The view from Main Street

Need to Know traveled to New Hampshire, which boasts better economic numbers than most places in the U.S. But there’s also a more troubling story: how the downturn has wounded the middle class in a way that feels more permanent than temporary.

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What does the Santorum surge in Iowa mean for the rest of the Republican primary?

What does the result in Tuesday’s Iowa caucus mean for the rest of the GOP primary? It could set up a lengthy, substantive debate over the future of America. Or maybe Santorum will just implode.

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  Faith in the system: Divisions among evangelicals in Iowa

Need to Know correspondent Rick Karr examines how conservative evangelical voters in Iowa have been unable to coalesce around one candidate as the presidential caucuses loom ahead.

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  Playing the field: Ethanol in Iowa

Need to Know correspondent Win Rosenfeld discovers how the presidential candidates are no longer committing to ethanol subsidies — a once-unthinkable position for a candidate seeking votes in Iowa.

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American Voices: Michael Gartner on Iowa

On “American Voices,” essayist Michael Gartner offers a portrait of the political diversity and proud history of his home state.