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March 20, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul were locked in a close race for third place in the Illinois GOP primary Tuesday night as Mitt Romney was declared the winner. The poor showing was yet another blow to Gingrich's roller-coaster candidacy as Rick Santorum -- once considered Gingrich's close rival for deeply conservative voters -- appeared to be pulling away and cementing himself as the No. 2 candidate. Unlike previous primary nights in which Gingrich has taken advantage of the media opportunity to speak publicly about his campaign, he stayed out of sight on Tuesday and instead issued an email “reacting to the results of the Illinois primary.” “To defeat Barack Obama, Republicans can't nominate a candidate who relies on outspending his opponents 7 to 1,” Gingrich said.
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NATIONAL
March 16, 2012 | By David Horsey
The good news is that $2.15 billion of Goldman Sachs' market value was wiped out by a disillusioned executive's very public parting shot at the investment bank's greed and selfish cynicism. The bad news is it will probably be a temporary loss and will do little to change the ethical climate at Goldman Sachs or in the larger world of Wall Street. Pirates are a hard bunch to reform. Greg Smith is the 33-year-old, London-based head of Goldman Sachs' overseas equity derivatives business who quit his job just minutes before his explosive Op-Ed article appeared in Wednesday's New York Times.
NEWS
March 15, 2012 | By Paul West
He's lost 26 of the last 27 Republican delegate contests.  His money is running low. Any chance that he might gain the presidential nomination has now disappeared. But Newt Gingrich isn't leaving the campaign trail -- though Rick Santorum and some leading conservatives  wish he would quit. At 68, the former House speaker is making what figures to be his last fling at elective politics.  But it is his sense of himself as an epic figure that may well be what's keeping him going.
NATIONAL
March 14, 2012 | By David Horsey
The primaries in Alabama and Mississippi rattled the race for the Republican presidential nomination, giving Rick Santorum two new notches on his gun while leaving Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney as this week's political roadkill. Strangely, though, at this point in the campaign all the candidates look more like losers than winners - and that includes Barack Obama . Tuesday night's victor, Santorum, still does not have the organization or money he needs to run an imposing national campaign.
HEALTH
March 14, 2012 | By John Hoeffel
Newt Gingrich wanted to show up in the Chicago suburbs Wednesday with two new reasons Republicans should make him their presidential nominee: Alabama and Mississippi. Instead, with two more losses and no momentum boost, he stuck to an old standby: He's the smartest guy in the race. Putting himself in the company of Abraham Lincoln and Ronald Reagan, he argued that he is the only candidate running in the GOP contests who gets science and technology and who knows how to employ it to revolutionize the federal government.
NEWS
March 13, 2012 | By John Hoeffel
With early election returns from Alabama and Mississippi showing Newt Gingrich trailing Rick Santorum and exit polls not looking promising, the former House speaker's spokesman said that, whatever the results in the two states, Gingrich would press on. “Tomorrow, the sun comes up. We go to Chicago, we go on to Tampa,” R.C. Hammond told reporters at Gingrich's election night party at a hotel outside Birmingham, Ala. And he noted that...
NATIONAL
March 13, 2012 | By Michael Finnegan and John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times
Scoring major upsets in the Alabama and Mississippi primaries on Tuesday, Rick Santorum dealt a potentially crippling blow to Newt Gingrich and effectively emerged as Mitt Romney's lead challenger for the Republican presidential nomination. With most of the votes tallied, Gingrich was finishing a close second to Santorum in both states, followed by Romney. Santorum's victories in the heart of the GOP's Deep South stronghold give him a burst of momentum heading into the next round of contests in Missouri, Illinois and Louisiana.
NEWS
March 13, 2012 | By John Hoeffel, Los Angeles Times
Newt Gingrich fell short in his bid Tuesday to reignite his presidential campaign with wins in two Southern primaries but did not budge from his pledge to go all the way to the Republican convention, arguing that the results from Alabama and Mississippi undercut Mitt Romney's claim to the nomination. "One of the things tonight proves is that the elite media's efforts to convince the nation that Mitt Romney is inevitable just collapsed," he told about 200 supporters in a ballroom at the Wynfrey Hotel in the suburbs south of Birmingham.
NEWS
March 13, 2012 | By Paul West
Just one week after an indecisive Super Tuesday, voters in two Deep South states could rewrite the story line of the 2012 presidential race. The outcomes in Alabama and Mississippi are expected to be close, with any of three Republican candidates a potential winner in each state. (Hawaii has caucuses Tuesday night but the results won't be known until Wednesday in most of the country.) But when the voting in Dixie is done, the GOP contest could look very different. At the outset, the week-long Southern campaign shaped up as a conservative showdown: Rick Santorum versus Newt Gingrich in a very conservative and solidly Republican region (the last Democrat to carry either state in a presidential election was Jimmy Carter in 1976)
NEWS
March 13, 2012 | By John Hoeffel
Hours from learning whether Alabama Republicans will reinvigorate his political fortunes, Newt Gingrich made a midday stop to speak to a suburban chamber of commerce, mentioning just a few times that he was running for president and not mentioning his opponents at all. Gingrich, who spoke after an expert on cyber crime, lapsed into a short discourse of the marvels of technology, extolling ATMs and the composite technology in the 787 Dreamliner....
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