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Vice President Joe Biden smiles after filing papers for President Obama to be on the N.H. primary ballot. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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HANOVER, NH - OCTOBER 11: (L-R) Jon Huntsman, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann (R-MN), Texas Gov. Rick Perry, Herman Cain and Mitt Romney laugh during the Republican Presidential debate hosted by Bloomberg and the Washington Post on October 11, 2011 at Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire.

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Political Junkie

The State Of The GOP Field

This week's Political Junkie column focuses on the state of the Republican presidential field, and why the current fixation on Herman Cain is not likely to last.

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GOP presidential hopeful Rep. Michele Bachmann speaks at a rally on August 19, 2011 in Mt Pleasant, South Carolina. Richard Ellis/Getty Images hide caption

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