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As GOP Rivals Rise And Fall, Romney Gets A Pass

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Ross Perot, shown on a video screen, addresses the Reform Party's national convention in July 1999 in Dearborn, Mich. The billionaire founder of the Reform Party, Perot ran for president as a third-party candidate in both 1992 and 1996. Jeff Kowalsky/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Political Climate Ripe For A Third-Party Prospect

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President Obama greets diners in Los Angeles last month. He faces long odds in his quest for re-election. Among them: unemployment, eroding support among independent voters and approval ratings that are well below those of previous presidents who won a second term. Jewel Samad /AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Obama Make History Again?

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Income Gap Becomes Politicians' Latest Battleground

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Political Chat: Flat Tax, GOP Debates, Jobs Bill

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A sign at an Occupy D.C. protest reads "Fed Owns Obama." The president has so far had the worst of both worlds, with much of Wall Street convinced he's anti-business, and the protesters convinced he's in bed with the banks.

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Protests Pick Up Steam; Will Obama Get Burned?

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A new ad from Herman Cain features his campaign manager, Mark Block, taking a drag from a cigarette.

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The GOP Campaign Ad Wars, As Seen On YouTube

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Perry To Outline Tax-Code Rewrite In S.C. Visit

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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (left) and Texas Gov. Rick Perry got into a heated exchange about immigration during Tuesday's GOP presidential debate in Las Vegas.

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'Spirited' Primaries Could Aid GOP, Analysts Say

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Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain participates in a presidential debate at Dartmouth College in Hanover, N.H., on Tuesday.

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Cain Says He's Not Just A Flavor Of The Week

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GOP Candidates Take Shots At Cain's Economic Plan

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The partisan divide on national security has shrunk. Many Republicans praise President Obama's handling of the issue.

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Partisan Divide On National Security Debate Shrinks

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Obama Pushes Congress To Pass Jobs Bill

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Republican Primary Calendar In Chaos

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Conservative Political Action Conference this month in Orlando, Fla. The next day, he finished a disappointing second in the Florida GOP straw poll. Mark Wilson/Getty Images hide caption

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Can Rick Perry Regain His Momentum?

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