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Greetings,   The Nevada primaries did indeed confirm what we already know to be true. The Republican nomination is Romney’s. He could only conceivably lose it by the revelation of an enormous scandal. Newt Gingrich is unlikely to win any February contests. Starved of financial resources and positive media coverage, his candidacy will be seen as a potential betrayal of the party during an election year.

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This Day In Politics

On February 6, 1911, future movie star and president of the United States Ronald Regan was born.

Tweet Of The Day:

Republican Budget Guru, Paul Ryan makes a political point about the process.

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What’s Next

The Ron Paul campaign may never reach the heights it intended. It turns out this his best states, in the West and in Maine happen to be Romney’s best states as well. 

Also, our reporters have found that though Paul attracts many people who may have been alienated from politics before, the campaign is having more difficulty motivating those people to actually participate in the process by voting or attending caucus events. 


  Michael Brendan Dougherty  Politics Editor BusinessInsider.com [email protected]  

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