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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 2, Day 2)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Will Newt Gingrich's bludgeoning of John King trump a good old fashioned back-and-forth between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney? And can Herman Cain make it further in our bracket than he did on the campaign trail?

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Opinion: What if All the Candidates Were Toys?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Time was the GOP primary reminded us of a three-ring circus with a surfeit of clowns. Now, after a spectacular own-goal by senior Romney campaign aide Eric Fehrnstrom, it’s looking more like Toy Story 4.

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Fundraising Falters, but Paul, Supporters Look to Convention

Thursday, March 22, 2012

If he could run on enthusiasm alone, Paul would be riding high. But when it comes to cash, all signs point to Ron Paul’s well drying up, slowly but surely.

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Romney Wins Illinois GOP Presidential Primary

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Front-runner Mitt Romney won the Illinois primary with ease Tuesday night, routing Rick Santorum in yet another industrial state showdown and padding his already-formidable delegate lead in the race for the Republican presidential nomination.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 2, Day 1)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Round 2 begins with match-ups in the Audience Participation and Gaffe divisions, and the winners will go on to represent their categories in the Final Four.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 4)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

On the last day of Round 1, Newt Gingrich goes toe-to-toe with himself in the Dust-Ups Division, then faces off with Rick Perry in a sound bite battle.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 3)

Monday, March 19, 2012

Halfway through the first round of our Memorable Debate Moments bracket, Mitt Romney's $10,000 bet squares off against Jon Huntsman's Chinese showboating, and it's a battle of the boos in the Audience Participation Division. 

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 2)

Friday, March 16, 2012

The madness marches on with Day 2 of first round match-ups in our GOP debate moments bracket.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 1, Day 1)

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Which of these 16 moments from the Republican debates is the most memorable?

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Opinion: The GOP's Primary Calendar is to Blame for 'Southern Nightmare'

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Republican leaders are defending the primary calendar and the decision to have so many contests divide delegates proportionately. I’m not so sure. A quick early victory would have spared the contenders the endless scrutiny of their positions on issues and their frequent slips of tongue.

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Opinion: So Long, Dennis Kucinich - The Left Loses Its Ron Paul

Thursday, March 08, 2012

In opposition to the Iraq War and the Patriot Act, Kucinich and Paul have shared a few critical and underrepresented positions. But the more important commonality is their role in voicing opinions that "serious" politicians in their party are afraid to speak.

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Opinion: Delegate Math: What They Need to Win

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

It's a catastrophic disaster for the GOP that the results of Super Tuesday were so completely indecisive.

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Opinion: Super Tuesday Results Clear, but GOP Still Super Confusing

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The Republican party wants to squander the chance to win this election by keeping up their circular firing squad, and listening to advice from train wrecks like Sarah Palin.

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Watch | It's A Free Country Does Super Tuesday!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Voters across the country, from Alaska to Vermont, voted on Super Tuesday. Political reporter Anna Sale hosted our Super Tuesday event brought to you by It’s a Free Country.

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The Takeaway

Taking a Page from the Obama Playbook?

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

As voters from 10 states across the country head to the polls on Tuesday, Republican candidates will be hoping to secure as many of the 437 delegates as possible. To win the party nomination, a candidate must obtain more than half of the total 2,286 delegates at the Republican National Convention. That means that what happens today could change the entire course of the primary season. Mitt Romney may be leading the pack, but he’s still far from acquiring enough delegates to become the nominee. The last race that was this close was in 2008 between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

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Track: Super Tuesday Returns by Community Type

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Voters turned out Tuesday to vote in ten primaries across the country. Mitt Romney hoped the returns solidify his front-runner status, as his challengers tried to show the race for the GOP nomination is far from over. Track returns, broken down county by county, from Alaska to Vermont.

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What Super Tuesday Delegate Math Means for the Nomination

Friday, March 02, 2012

Ten states have over 400 delegates up for grabs on Super Tuesday, one of the biggest milestones in the 2012 election and a pivotal moment for every candidate.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

College Snobs; Rust Belt Bounces Back; and Obama's Sweet Spot

Friday, March 02, 2012

Episode #8: Brian Lehrer's back, and so is Mitt Romney? Brian, Todd Zwillich and Anna Sale discuss the Michigan and Arizona results; Rick Santorum's latest wild statement about "college snobs"; and how President Obama is going to use the auto bailout in his favor. Plus: do you believe the Rand Paul conspiracy theory?

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Opinion: Sorry Mitt, No Michigan Momentum for You

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The frontrunner required piles of his own cash and the heavy support of a SuperPAC to win a state that always should have gone that way.

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Track: Michigan Primary Returns

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 83 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Michigan's nine  types of county – from the wealthy Monied Burbs to the Service Worker Center counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the primary comes in.

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