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For Romney, stealth campaign brings real hopes of winning Iowa

For Romney, stealth campaign brings real hopes of winning Iowa | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
DAVENPORT, Iowa — On his first trip to Iowa this spring, Mitt Romney was asked a question that has been hanging over his campaign ever since: Could he win the Iowa caucuses after exhausting his time and money here four years ago for a debilitating...
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New York State Schools May Lose Aid Over Teacher Evaluations

New York State Schools May Lose Aid Over Teacher Evaluations | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The state education commissioner put pressure on New York City and nine other districts to prove they will carry out new evaluation systems for teachers and principals.
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Frontrunners stay (mostly) positive as super PACs do dirty work

Frontrunners stay (mostly) positive as super PACs do dirty work | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The leading candidates for the Republican presidential nomination continue to churn out positive television ad after positive television ad, even on the eve of the first ballots being cast in a close race in Iowa.
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Gingrich Strikes Economic Themes in Hitting Romney

Gingrich Strikes Economic Themes in Hitting Romney | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Newt Gingrich takes on Mitt Romney on economics, Mr. Romney's central theme.
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Sidebar: Tyson Discrimination Verdict Restored by Appeals Court

Sidebar: Tyson Discrimination Verdict Restored by Appeals Court | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A federal appeals court concedes that some words still carry the sting of oppression, even in the modern South.
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The Caucus: Gingrich Strikes Economic Themes in Hitting Romney

The Caucus: Gingrich Strikes Economic Themes in Hitting Romney | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Newt Gingrich takes on Mitt Romney on economics, Mr. Romney's central theme.
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A New Romney, Seeking to Connect, Reveals Some Quirks

A New Romney, Seeking to Connect, Reveals Some Quirks | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A close-up study of Mr. Romney’s interactions with voters captures a candidate who can be efficient, funny and self-deprecating, yet often strains to connect in a personal way.
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Ron Paul and the racist newsletters (Fact Checker biography)

Ron Paul and the racist newsletters (Fact Checker biography) | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
EDITOR’S NOTE: This column will be the first in a series of four columns this week examining how factual Rep. Ron Paul (R-Tex.) has been in describing his career in politics.
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Law to Find Tax Evaders Denounced

Law to Find Tax Evaders Denounced | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
The Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act is causing alarm among businesses outside the United States that fear they will have to spend billions of dollars a year to meet increased reporting burdens.
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More Concealed Guns, and Some Are in the Wrong Hands

More Concealed Guns, and Some Are in the Wrong Hands | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
As states ease concealed weapon laws, some of the permits are ending up in the wrong hands.
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Veterans Affairs claims progress in ending homelessness among vets

Veterans Affairs claims progress in ending homelessness among vets | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Halfway into an ambitious five-year campaign to end homelessness among veterans, the Department of Veterans Affairs says it has made enough progress that the goal is within reach, even as a new generation of veterans returns from Iraq and...
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A GOP county leader in Iowa calls for moratorium on attack ads

A GOP county leader in Iowa calls for moratorium on attack ads | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
DES MOINES — The Republican Party’s leader in Iowa’s biggest county says he’s had enough with the negative advertisements blanketing the airwaves across the state.
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Congress Delays Political Struggle

Congress Delays Political Struggle | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Every issue that divided Democrats and Republicans — payroll tax rates, jobless benefits and Medicare fees — remains unresolved.
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Romney attacks Obama in Iowa

Romney attacks Obama in Iowa | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
DAVENPORT, Iowa – A confident Mitt Romney returned to Iowa on Tuesday evening to deliver a formal speech kicking off his aggressive campaign sprint heading into next Tuesday’s Republican caucuses.
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Republican Rivals Unleash Broadside on Paul in Iowa

Republican Rivals Unleash Broadside on Paul in Iowa | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
A week before the Iowa caucuses open the Republican nominating contest, the candidates are in a final push to win over undecided voters, with most candidates taking aim at Ron Paul.
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Occupy the Caucus Is Ready to Go in Iowa

Occupy the Caucus Is Ready to Go in Iowa | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
An offshoot of Occupy Wall Street plans to protest at candidate events this week, but not at the actual caucus.
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The Caucus: New Romney Ad Pushes Conservative Credentials and Experience

The Caucus: New Romney Ad Pushes Conservative Credentials and Experience | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Mitt Romney began the post-Christmas week with a new television advertisement stressing his conservative economic credentials and promising to get rid of President Obama's health care program.
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In Iowa: Bachmann and Perry Make Final Appeal to Social Conservatives

In Iowa: Bachmann and Perry Make Final Appeal to Social Conservatives | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
With the Iowa caucuses a week away, several of the Republican candidates are hoping to exceed expectations by tapping into the state's evangelical community for support.
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Stein and Powell to Be Nominated to the Fed

Stein and Powell to Be Nominated to the Fed | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
President Obama will nominate a Harvard economist, Jeremy C. Stein, and a former private equity executive, Jerome H. Powell, to the Federal Reserve board of governors.
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How Can Romney Lose?

How Can Romney Lose? | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
For Mr. Romney to fail to win the nomination, someone else has to, and it's hard to see who that is.
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Fact checking the ABC-Yahoo Republican presidential debate in Iowa

Fact checking the ABC-Yahoo Republican presidential debate in Iowa | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
It may have been bad politics for Mitt Romney to offer a $10,000 bet to Texas Gov. Rick Perry, but it’s a good thing Perry didn’t take it. He would have lost a fair chunk of change.
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Economic Downturn Took a Detour at Capitol Hill

Economic Downturn Took a Detour at Capitol Hill | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
Rarely has the financial divide appeared so wide, or the public contrast so stark, between lawmakers and those they represent.
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In New Ad, Perry Attacks His Rivals for Serving in Congress

In New Ad, Perry Attacks His Rivals for Serving in Congress | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
In the ad, Mr. Perry repeats his call for a part-time Congress.
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6 candidates set off on Iowa sprint as caucuses’ outcome remains uncertain

6 candidates set off on Iowa sprint as caucuses’ outcome remains uncertain | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
DES MOINES — One week before Republican voters begin selecting a presidential nominee, the race in Iowa is as muddled as any in recent times as six candidates set off on a sprint to win a contest that leading strategists here say is up for grabs.
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Documents Appear to Contradict Gingrich's Account of First Divorce

Documents Appear to Contradict Gingrich's Account of First Divorce | Current Political Climate in US | Scoop.it
It is unclear whether the latest twist on this account will damage Mr. Gingrich, who has been married three times, with voters.
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