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Chris Christie

Christie, veteran get into shouting match

New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie got into a shouting match Thursday with a former Navy SEAL at a town-hall meeting over plans to merge two state universities, and ended up calling the man an "idiot."

Rep. Ron Paul

Ron Paul: 0-for-23

With nearly half of the states having voted in the Republican presidential nomination process, Rep. Ron Paul still has yet to win a single state, but he says his message is still catching on in the campaign.

** FILE ** In this Thursday, March 1, 2012, photo, Randall Terry, Democratic candidate for president on the Oklahoma ballot, visits the state Capitol in Oklahoma City. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki)

Obama sees protest vote in Democratic primary

While the Republican primaries have gotten all the attention, many of the states that have voted have also held Democratic primaries or caucuses — and in Oklahoma's primary on Tuesday, President Obama only won 57 percent of the vote.

** FILE ** In this Tuesday, June 27, 2006, photo reviewed by the U.S. Department of Defense, U.S. military guards walk within the Camp Delta detention center at the U.S. naval base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley, File)

Justice Department refuses to name Gitmo lawyers

Yet another fight is brewing between the Obama Justice Department and House Republicans — this time over the department's refusal to divulge the names of the lawyers representing suspected terrorists being detained at Guantanamo Bay.

Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, listens to a question from a reporter as he visits a campaign call center in Livonia, Mich., Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2012. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Romney fumbles with Hispanic voters

Exit polling from Arizona shows Mitt Romney won handily — but did not do so well among Hispanic voters there, which could suggest his tough immigration stance is hurting him among that group of voters.

Republican presidential candidate and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum waits to speak Feb. 27, 2012, at the Livonia Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Livonia, Mich. (Associated Press)

Santorum's formula to win Daytona

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, whose campaign is sponsoring a car in Monday's rain-delayed Daytona 500 NASCAR race in Florida, said he had shared some tips from the campaign trail with the car's driver.

President Barack Obama pauses while announcing the revamp of his contraception policy requiring religious institutions to fully pay for birth control, Friday, Feb. 10, 2012, in the Brady Press Briefing Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Obama calls general to discuss Afghan violence

President Obama spoke with his top general in Afghanistan on Saturday afternoon amid continued rioting that followed the burning of the Koran at the country's largest U.S. military base and the killing of two U.S. service members.