Mitt Romney reaches for his wife, Ann, as his sons, Josh, Ben, Craig, Tagg and Matt (left to right), look on during the Romney for President New Hampshire primary night rally at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday.
Mitt Romney speaks to supporters during a rally with members of his family, (left to right) Matt, Tagg, Craig, wife Ann, Ben and Josh Romney following the New Hampshire primary at Southern New Hampshire University in Manchester, N.H., on Tuesday evening.
In politics, success breeds success. That's why Mitt Romney is looking strong as attention turns to the next Republican primary in South Carolina.
Any expectations that Romney's fortunes might fade were overturned Tuesday in New Hampshire. The former Massachusetts governor won a solid plurality with some 39 percent of the vote — more than 15 percentage points ahead of his nearest rival, Texas Rep. Ron Paul.
Mitt Romney's back-to-back wins give him powerful momentum heading into the next set of GOP contests. Ron Paul came in second in Tuesday's New Hampshire primary followed by Jon Huntsman. A week ago, Romney won the Iowa caucuses.
Residents in Cordova, Alaska, are wondering how much more snow they can handle. A state of emergency has been declared for the small fishing town on the edge of Prince William Sound. Jennifer Gibbons, editor of the Cordova Times, talks to David Greene about the record 15 feet of snow.
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The United States appears to have resumed drone attacks in Pakistan, specifically in Pakistan's tribal areas, where they've been used to target militants operating along the border with Afghanistan. This strike comes after at least a six-week break in drone strikes. NPR's Julie McCarthy has just finished three years as NPR's Islamabad bureau chief. She's on the line to talk about this.
In these uncertain economic times, French politicians are desperate for a dash of patriotism, heroism and glory. All are embodied in Joan of Arc, who was born 600 years ago this year. Long a symbol of the far right, President Nicolas Sarkozy muscled in on the birthday commemorations, hoping a bit of Joan's star power will rub off on him.
Now for some perspective. New Hampshire accounts for a tiny portion of the delegates Republicans are competing for – just five percent. Bigger states later on in the election season will award many more delegates. But voters in the Granite State feel their votes serve as an important vetting process, a springboard for candidates, and NPR's Andrea Seabrook spent election day talking to those voters.
The Federal Reserve usually worries about interest rates and inflation. But lately, Fed officials have been focusing on housing. They've been out in public, pushing measures they think will help the housing market. David Wessel, economics editor at The Wall Street Journal, talks to David Greene about proposed changes to mortgage financing.