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6:00 pm
Fri March 23, 2012

Gingrich Talks Immigration, Health Care to Louisiana Supporters

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich told Hispanic supporters in Louisiana that his immigration reform plan would focus on securing borders. Gingrich also agreed with rival Mitt Romney on repealing President Obama’s health care system.

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Politics
11:57 am
Fri March 23, 2012

Romney Tells Louisiana Supporters He'll Repeal "Obamacare"

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney campaigning in Louisiana one day ahead of its primary is promising to repeal President Obama’s health care program. Romney says he’ll put states in charge of their own health care plan.

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Politics
4:00 am
Fri March 23, 2012

GOP Primary Draws Candidates to Louisiana

Louisiana Republicans heading for the polls tomorrow will be getting more national attention than in past contests. The head of the G-O-P in the state is certain the primary will strengthen Louisiana’s presence in the presidential contest.

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Politics
5:37 pm
Fri March 16, 2012

Newt Gingrich Campaigns in New Orleans

Republican presidential hopeful Newt Gingrich is asking supporters for small donations to keep his campaign alive. He’s saying those small donations could lead to a large campaign base.

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Politics
12:05 pm
Wed January 25, 2012

Louisiana lawmakers react to State of the Union

Louisiana officials have been reacting to President Obama’s State of the Union address. Eileen Fleming reports lawmakers took note of his call for a diverse energy policy.

 

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Politics
7:00 am
Sat December 3, 2011

Congress Tries, But Still Can't Save Payroll Tax Cuts

People who are lucky enough to have jobs could still see a cut in their paychecks next month unless Congress votes to extend a payroll tax cut. NPR's Scott Horlsey and Tamara Keith join host Scott Simon to talk about the status of the cut.

Politics
6:41 am
Sat December 3, 2011

Gingrich's Popularity: A Winning Boost?

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has seen a recent bump in the polls. More criticism is sure to come, but Gingrich says he doesn't think attacks from other candidates will be effective.
Richard Shiro AP

Originally published on Sat December 3, 2011 7:36 pm

Newt Gingrich is now the focus of the race to become the GOP presidential nominee — and with that comes the heat. His main opposition, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney went on the attack Friday, but Gingrich insists he'll stay positive. The big question is whether the former House speaker can sustain his surge in the polls.

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Ron Paul
5:03 am
Sat December 3, 2011

5 Things You May Not Know About Ron Paul

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul speaks with voters after a town hall meeting in Keene, N.H., on Nov. 21.
Cheryl Senter AP

Originally published on Tue February 21, 2012 2:42 pm

Everybody knows that Ron Paul is a doctor from Texas. Born in Pittsburgh in 1935, he graduated from Gettysburg College and Duke University's medical school. He was a flight surgeon in the Air Force. His wife's name is Carol. He has served as a Republican congressman for years and years.

Everybody knows that Paul has made bids for the presidency three times — as a Libertarian in 1988 and as a Republican in 2008 and this time around. And everybody knows he lost the first two.

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The Two-Way
5:14 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

Justice Withdraws Inaccurate 'Fast And Furious' Letter It Sent To Congress

Under fire for losing track of weapons that turned up at crime scenes along the Southwest border, the Justice Department has taken the extraordinary step of formally withdrawing an inaccurate letter about the episode that it sent to Congress earlier this year.

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U.S.
5:11 pm
Fri December 2, 2011

GOP Leaders, Lawmakers Differ On Payroll Tax Cut

House Speaker John Boehner wants his Republican colleagues to agree to a payroll tax cut extension.
Alex Wong Getty Images

Originally published on Mon December 5, 2011 2:21 pm

Two different bills calling for an extension of a payroll tax holiday failed to pass the Senate late Thursday, but work on a compromise is continuing on Capitol Hill.

President Obama and Democratic lawmakers put forth concerted efforts to extend the measure, which is set to expire next month. Economists say failure to renew the tax cut, which allows the average American family to keep $900 a year of earnings, would hurt job growth.

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