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Romney's Maryland Chair Doesn't Think Romney Can Win Maryland

Romney's Maryland Chair Doesn't Think Romney Can Win Maryland | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Mitt Romney's Maryland chairman, former Republican governor Bob Ehrlich, just appeared on local television to boost his presidential candidate.


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Obama $68M fourth quarter haul dwarfs Republicans

Obama $68M fourth quarter haul dwarfs Republicans | United States Politics | Scoop.it
The large fundraising number for the last quarter of 2011 puts President Obama's campaign on track toward its goal of surpassing the $750 million haul it raised in 2008 for the first presidential campaign.
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Mormons in America - Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life

Mormons in America - Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A new nationally representative survey focused exclusively on Mormons explores their religious beliefs and practices, political ideology, views on moral and social issues, and attitudes toward faith, family life, the media and society.
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Mormons see mainstream acceptance ahead for church

Mormons see mainstream acceptance ahead for church | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Mormons and white evangelicals share an intense commitment to family life, prayer, the Bible and conservative politics, including support for the Republican Party and smaller government, according to a new study released Thursday. But the two groups strongly hold divergent religious beliefs, and half of Mormons surveyed felt hostility from evangelical Christians.

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Lawyers ordered to pay $17,500 legal fee in redistricting case

Lawyers ordered to pay $17,500 legal fee in redistricting case | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Lawyers hired by the Legislature who were scolded by a three-judge panel last week must pay nearly $17,500 for filing frivolous motions, according to a bill filed with the court Tuesday.
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State leads in government job cutting

State leads in government job cutting | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Wisconsin shed a larger share of state government jobs than any other U.S. state in the second quarter of last year, according to the most accurate and comprehensive data that exists, released Tuesday.
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Huntsman Surged -- But Not Enough

Huntsman Surged -- But Not Enough | United States Politics | Scoop.it
In the end, Jon Huntsman’s long-awaited surge came too late. After a double-digit gain in the polls, the former Utah governor finished a disappointing third and staggered to less-familiar turf in South Carolina in hopes of saving his campaign.
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Inside Newt’s Sad Primary Party

Inside Newt’s Sad Primary Party | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Lloyd Grove reports from Gingrich’s sparsely attended election-night bash in a huge Manchester ballroom.
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Romney’s Weak Obama Attack Line

Romney’s Weak Obama Attack Line | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Romney previews his 2012 strategy of portraying the president as pessimistic about America, but the claim doesn’t fly, says Peter Beinart.
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Mitt Romney's New Hampshire win: Is he 'unstoppable'?

Mitt Romney's New Hampshire win: Is he 'unstoppable'? | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Romney scored a double-digit win in the Granite State, sealing a historic Iowa-New Hampshire sweep. But does he need to worry about runner-up Ron Paul?
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After New Hampshire, Romney is in position to win—but it’s not over yet

After New Hampshire, Romney is in position to win—but it’s not over yet | United States Politics | Scoop.it
MANCHESTER, N.H.--Mitt Romney's 16-point victory over Ron Paul in the New Hampshire primary provided a big boost for his candidacy as the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination heads to South Carolina.
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Romney raises 24 million

Romney raises 24 million | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised $24 million during the last three months of 2011.

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Romney concedes uphill climb in South Carolina

Romney concedes uphill climb in South Carolina | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Former Gov. Mitt Romney is conceding he's got "an uphill climb" in South Carolina, where he finished fourth in 2008, despite season-opening victories in Iowa and New Hampshire.

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Union: Casino gambling builds jobs

Union: Casino gambling builds jobs | United States Politics | Scoop.it
While well-heeled groups could fund advertising campaigns, the AFL-CIO's strength comes in door-to-door canvassing efforts that could help in a referendum.
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Elizabeth Warren Raised $5.7 Million In Three Months. But Can She Beat Brown?

Elizabeth Warren Raised $5.7 Million In Three Months. But Can She Beat Brown? | United States Politics | Scoop.it

The Harvard professor behind Obama's consumer protection bureau became a populist hero by taking on the banks. Now Wall Street wants revenge.

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Federal agencies tighten belts with buyouts, early retirements

Federal agencies tighten belts with buyouts, early retirements | United States Politics | Scoop.it
While Republican presidential hopefuls are talking about pink slips and the joys of firing people, many agencies in the Obama administration are quietly paying employees to leave their jobs.
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Conflict between rich poor strongest in 24 years

Tensions between the rich and poor are increasing and at their most intense level in nearly a quarter-century, a new survey shows.

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Walker waste panel identifies nearly a half billion in savings

Walker waste panel identifies nearly a half billion in savings | United States Politics | Scoop.it
A report by Gov. Scott Walker's commission to cut waste and fraud in government says Wisconsin can cut or avoid nearly a half-billion dollars a year in government spending.
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Why Do We Find John Edwards So Particularly Loathsome? Here Comes the Science

Why Do We Find John Edwards So Particularly Loathsome? Here Comes the Science | United States Politics | Scoop.it
John Edwards is the putrefied meat of the American political system -- literally, as far as your brain is concerned. Think about Edwards for a moment -- the perfect hair, the honey voice, the oleaginous smile.
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It's On to South Carolina for 'Kamizake Newt'

It's On to South Carolina for 'Kamizake Newt' | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Newt Gingrich’s presidential campaign may be going down in flames, but he’s determined to burn GOP presidential front-runner Mitt Romney as badly as he can before the crash. He could singe his future standing within his own party while he’s at it.
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Victory Mitt-igated: N.H. Casts Romney as Cold-Hearted Phony

Victory Mitt-igated: N.H. Casts Romney as Cold-Hearted Phony | United States Politics | Scoop.it
Call it a victory Mitt-igated. Presidential candidate Mitt Romney easily won New Hampshire's primary Tuesday night, stepping to the brink of the GOP nomination with a historic sweep of the first two presidential contests.
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Will Romney Extend His Winning Streak to South Carolina?

Will Romney Extend His Winning Streak to South Carolina? | United States Politics | Scoop.it
AIKEN, S.C. — Wednesday is the first day of the rest of Mitt Romney's life.
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Psalm Before the Storm as S.C. Evangelicals Get Set

Psalm Before the Storm as S.C. Evangelicals Get Set | United States Politics | Scoop.it

If Rick Santorum wants to prove that his near-victory in Iowa wasn't a fluke, then South Carolina is the state where he can try to give Mitt Romneyanother run for his money. Evangelical voters were key to Santorum's success in Iowa, and the same will probably be true, if not more so, in South Carolina Jan. 21.

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Obama returns to Chicago hometown for fundraisers

Obama returns to Chicago hometown for fundraisers | United States Politics | Scoop.it

President Barack Obama is returning to his hometown of Chicago to raise campaign cash Wednesday, holding fundraisers a day after Mitt Romney won the New Hampshire Republican primary.

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Analysis Romneys GOP critics will get more heat

Analysis Romneys GOP critics will get more heat | United States Politics | Scoop.it

Mitt Romney's back-to-back victories in Iowa and New Hampshire will force his weak-but-still-standing GOP rivals to make a crucial decision: Keep eviscerating the man that many see as the inevitable nominee, or temper their criticisms and dampen whatever hopes they have of overtaking him.

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