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  1. The Reality of New America Brings Obama VictoryThe Republican Party faces an existential challenge now: modernize or die.
  2. After an Emotional Finale, Team Obama Fears a Split DecisionA narrow Obama victory could produce more divisiveness. A loss could render his presidency a failure.
  3. Bill Clinton and Barack Obama: Campaign Trail Buddies at LastClinton on Romney: “He’s tied himself in so many knots over this automobile deal, he could be hired as the chief contortionist for the Cirque du Soleil.”
  4. Win Or Lose, Paul Ryan’s GOP Future Is BrightRyan’s lackluster performance in the final stretch of the campaign — and at last night’s rally in Richmond — won’t hurt him in the party if Romney loses.
  5. Heilemann: Joe Biden Explains His Plan to Defeat Paul RyanBe aggressive, substantive, and don’t forget you’re a proxy for the president.
  6. Heilemann on Michelle Obama’s Stunning Speech No one realized the heights she has attained as a political performer.
  7. The Ryan Pick: Why Romney Changed to Obama’s GameThe White House is licking its chops over Mitt Romney’s selection of Paul Ryan as his running mate.
  8. Heilemann: Is Wisconsin Now a Toss-up State?After Scott Walker’s victory, it’s definitely a state where lots of money will be spent by the Romney and Obama campaigns.
  9. Time to Get Ugly: The General Election Has BegunAfter Romney’s Wisconsin win, the real battle kicks off.
  10. Heilemann: How Romney Did Just Enough, But No More, in MichiganRomney wins ugly, Santorum loses hideous.
  11. Heilemann: Newt’s Post-Florida MathCan Gingrich really continue to fight Romney all the way to the Republican convention? Here are the numbers that matter.
  12. Heilemann: How Big Does Romney Need to Win Florida?Victory seems all but assured, but what margin will beat the expectations game?
  13. A Prime-Time Test-Drive for Mitch Daniels, the GOP’s Great Vanilla HopeA closely watched State of the Union response as a test-drive for a late entry in the presidential sweepstakes.
  14. Heilemann: Five Consequences of Gingrich’s South Carolina WinNewt is the front-runner in Florida; the race will be long and bloody; and more.
  15. Heilemann: USS Gingrich Now Boarding in South CarolinaWith a South Carolina win looking likely, Newt’s aircraft carrier rally last night hit all the Gingrichian sweet spots.
  16. The Last Clear Shot at RomneyGingrich and Santorum have run lackluster South Carolina campaigns. Can they break through against Mitt?
  17. Heilemann: Huntsman’s Piety Cost Him the PrimaryThe candidate’s concession speech showed why he won’t be the GOP’s standard-bearer against Obama.
  18. Lacerating and Lowdown: Mitt’s Desperate Rivals Make a Stand in South CarolinaMitt’s desperate rivals will make a stand in the Palmetto State primary.
  19. How to Keep Score in New Hampshire: Will Romney’s Win Really Be a Victory?Setting the over-under at 36 percent.
  20. Jon Huntsman Is Smart, Surging, and in Need of More Campaign Cash Winning support in New Hampshire, but in need of a fat check from his dad to really hurt Romney.
  21. What Iowa Means for Newt, Rick, Ron, and MittWhat a way to get this rumble started!
  22. Can Rick Santorum Pull Off an Astonishing Win in Iowa?Four factors that will decide the extraordinary Iowa contest.
  23. Battered in Iowa, Gingrich Plans to Rip Romney in New Hampshire and BeyondThe Teddy Bear is angry.
  24. Heilemann: Perry’s Money vs. Santorum’s Momentum in the Race for Third in IowaThe two Ricks are fighting for Evangelical voters.
  25. Heilemann: How Ron Paul’s Crank Appeal Could Hurt Romney Beyond IowaThe GOP front-runner should be more wary of the damage Ron Paul could do with a third-party run.
  26. Santorum Rises As Bachmann Falls in IowaHow Bachmann lost a key aide — and maybe lied about it — as Santorum became the latest not-Romney candidate to surge in the polls.
  27. Heilemann: Could Evangelicals Deliver an Ironic Ron Paul Victory in Iowa?A lukewarm reception for Newt Gingrich at Wednesday night’s anti-abortion discussion could foretell a splitting of the Iowa vote in Paul’s favor.
  28. Rick Perry’s Iowa Hail Mary Fails to ImpressTime to head back to Texas to take long jogs and shoot coyotes.
  29. The Gingrich-Huntsman Debate: A New Way to Bash Mitt RomneyHey, this isn’t a debate, it’s a profoundly cynical two-man political maneuver masquerading as an exercise in well-intentioned high-mindedness.
  30. Heilemann: Gingrich Disciplined, Aggressive, Triumphant at Iowa DebateFive reasons why the new front-runner emerged unscathed from his first turn in the debate spotlight.
  31. Heilemann on Mitt ‘Dole’ Romney vs. Newt ‘Buchanan’ Gingrich in IowaHow the 2012 GOP race is shaping up to be 1996 redux, with Obama stepping in for Bill Clinton.