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White Men, A Key GOP Demographic, Discuss The Romney Appeal

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Voters these days often reward politicians who sit at either end of the ideological spectrum while punishing those seen as compromisers. iStockphoto.com hide caption

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New Groups Make A Conservative Argument On Climate Change

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Romney's 2011 Tax Return Shows He Paid At 14.1 Percent Rate, Campaign Says

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You've Got Mail: Campaigns Still Rely On Snail Mail

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Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney meets audience members after he addressed the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce in Los Angeles on Monday. Charles Dharapak/AP hide caption

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President Obama spoke at a campaign event at Strawbery Banke Museum in Portsmouth, N.H., on Friday. Pablo Martinez Monsivais/AP hide caption

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NPR Special Coverage, Hour 1

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