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Monday, January 23, 2012

Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich reaches to shake hands during a campaign stop at the Cathedral of Praise on January 15, 2012 in Charleston, South Carolina. Newt Gingrich reaches to shake hands during a campaign stop in Charleston, South Carolina. (Mark Wilson/Getty)

The results from the South Carolina GOP contest are in, and Mitt Romney now has to contend with a resurgent Newt Gingrich. Eleanor Clift, contributing editor at Newsweek, reviews results and what to expect from Florida's upcoming primary. Then, Dante Chinni of Patchwork Nation on the demographics of the vote. Plus: progressives in the 2012 elections; the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under Richard Cordray; and infrastructure in the State of the Union.

Post-South Carolina: Newt Surging, Romney Fights Back

Eleanor Clift, contributor to Newsweek Magazine and The Daily Beast, discusses Newt Gingrich's victory in South Carolina, what it means for the 2012 GOP race and what to expect from the all-important Florida primary.

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The South Carolina Primary Map

Patchwork Nation director, Dante Chinni, analyzes how the South Carolina primary vote broke down by demographics. Check out the Patchwork Nation results map below, and read more analysis from Dante Chinni here.

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Tom Perriello on Progress and Action

Tom Perriello, former Congressman, discusses his new role as president and CEO of the Center for American Progress Action Fund, the role of progressives in the 2012 elections and what he wants to hear from tomorrow's State of the Union address. 

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CFPB Priorities

Maya Jackson Randall, financial reporter for the Wall Street Journal, discusses the priorities for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau under new director Richard Cordray. 

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A Year in Infrastructure

Andrea Bernstein, director of the public radio Transportation Nation project and senior correspondent for WNYC, looks at the ups and downs of transit and infrastructure politics through a chart of presidential word usage with WNYC reporter Alex Goldmark

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Happy Year of the Dragon

It's the "Year of the Water Dragon"--which is considered particularly special. Sheryl WuDunn will explain why and talk about the massive migration of 200 million people travelling for the one big holiday of the year in China. WuDunn is an investment banker and writer, Pulitzer-prize winning former reporter with the New York Times and the co-author, with husband Nicholas Kristof of Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.

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