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Santorum Suspends Campaign

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Despite his best efforts, Santorum always seemed to be two steps behind the Republican front-runner, Mitt Romney. And yesterday, he announced that he’d no longer try to catch up. Weig...

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Follow Friday: Trayvon Martin, Mitt's Primary Sweep, and Yahoo's Huge Layoffs

Friday, April 06, 2012

Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week we hear more anger stemming from the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the significance o...

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What Happens if Mitt Romney Loses Wisconsin?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Tonight's primary results may ultimately decide the fate of the GOP nomination contest. If Mitt Romney wins Wisconsin, he may effectively seal the deal and his inevitability will like...


Friday Follow: Supreme Court ObamaCare Hearings, Anger Continues in Trayvon Martin Shooting Death, Bully is Bullied by Ratings Board

Friday, March 30, 2012

The Supreme Court’s scrutiny of President Obama’s signature piece of legislation, anger over the perceived lack of justice in the Trayvon Martin case and the controversial film "Bully."

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President Obama Comments on Trayvon Martin

Monday, March 26, 2012

At a White House press conference on Friday, President Obama was asked to comment on the Trayvon Martin case. Ron Christie, Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist sa...

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Friday Follow: Trayvon Martin, Shooting in France, March Madness, "Etch A Sketch" gaffe

Friday, March 23, 2012

Every Friday, The Takeaway assembles a panel of cultural and political experts to chew over the past week's stories. This week's panel includes Latoya Peterson, editor of Racilicious....


Santorum Focuses on Pennsylvania After Romney Takes Illinois Delegates

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

The day after Mitt Romney took 54 delegates in Illinois, Rick Santorum has set his sights on Pennsylvania, where he served two terms as Senator. His speech last night from Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, sought to define himself as the anti-businessman and the anti-Romney. But even if Santorum wins Pennsylvania on April 24th, would it be enough to win the delegate war?


Opinion: Voting in America is a Privilege, Not a Right

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

You need to show ID when you go to the bar. Why not when you go to the polls?

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Friday Follow: Santorum Takes Primaries, HBO Show Runs out of Luck, March Madness Sweeps the Country

Friday, March 16, 2012

Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week Rick Santorum wins Alabama and Mississippi, March Madness sweeps the country, and liquid detergent becomes a black market commodity.


Vice President Santorum? A Look Ahead to the Republican Pick for V.P.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Coming up... a conversation beyond the bid for the Republican presidential nomination. Who will be running as the Republican's VP in 2012? Ron Christie and Jennifer Rubin join The Takeaway.


Primary Election Wrap-up: What's Next for the GOP after Alabama and Mississippi?

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

More than halfway through the Republican primaries, there is still no clear frontrunner. It's a three-way race with four men running, and the guy that no one paid any attention to last year keeps walking away with primary victories. Our expert political panel examines last night’s Republican primary election results and discuss what Mississippi and Alabama's wins may mean for the GOP race ahead. 


Opinion: Gingrich and Santorum's Race for Second Place

Friday, March 09, 2012

Gingrich angered many in the Republican base by suggesting that Santorum end his quest for the presidency in order to allow one candidate to emerge as the alternative to Governor Romn...
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Super Tuesday Exit Polls Hold Clues for General Election

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Super Tuesday results aren't just about state-by-state winners and losers -- or about securing delegates. They're also a crucial barometer of what matters to voters and why. Detailed exit polls results from contests around the country paint a complex picture about what issues voters of different demographics are most passionate about and who they believe will be represent their interests.  


Follow Friday: GOP, American Privilege, Andrew Breitbart

Friday, March 02, 2012

There were the Michigan and Arizona primaries, growing debate over contraception, the retirement of Olympia Snowe, and the sudden death of Andrew Breitbart. These stories and more will be covered by our weekly Friday panel which includes Katie Halper, blogger at, Farai Chideya, a journalist and blogger at, and Ron Christie, Republican political strategist, CEO of Christie Strategies, and former special assistant to President George W. Bush.

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Senator Olympia Snowe Will Not Seek Reelection

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

In a surprising move, Maine Senator Olympia Snowe announced on Tuesday that she will not pursue a fourth term in November. One of the three Republicans to support president Obama's 2009 stimulus package, Snowe cited the senate's "atmosphere of polarization" as one of the reasons she decided not to run. Her departure is yet another sign that moderates are less influential in D.C.

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Romney Wins Michigan and Arizona Primaries

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Romney campaign may be breathing a sigh of relief this morning. A loss in Mitt's home state would have been devastating, which makes the victory all the sweeter. Rick Santorum came close to pulling off a coup, but in the end Romney won with 41 percent of the votes. It was more decisive in Arizona and that means Romney had a very good night.


Opinion: Romney's Burn Rate - Is Mitt Short on Money?

Saturday, February 25, 2012

Early losses in Iowa and South Carolina forced the Romney campaign to shift gears while spending millions of dollars to do so.

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Friday Follow: GOP, Affirmative Action, and Satan

Friday, February 24, 2012

The NYPD has been monitoring Muslims. Affirmative Action is under attack. A Koran burned in Afghanistan sparks protests. The GOP primary race roles on. Rick Santorum believes in Satan.

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Republicans Face Off in Arizona GOP Debate

Thursday, February 23, 2012

It has been four long weeks since the last Republican debate. Wednesday's debate was a battle between two men — Rick Santorum and Mitt Romney — who are neck-to-neck in the race for the presidential nomination. How did Rick Santorum fare under duress in the 20th debate of the GOP contest? Can Mitt get his momentum back? Ron Christie, Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist, reviews the winners and losers of the last GOP debate.

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Follow Friday: GOP, Linsanity, Whitney Houston

Friday, February 17, 2012

The Jeremy Lin story only gets more amazing this week, as the most unlikely sports hero of the past decade. Also this week, the tragedy of Whitney Houston. Michigan becomes the next battleground in the GOP primary. We look back at this week's stories with our panel. Ron Christie is a Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist. Jeff Yang writes the Tao Jones column for The Wall Street Journal and blogs for our co-producer WNYC's It's a Free Country. Farai Chideya is a journalist and blogger at