Gingrich roars to win in S.C.

Newt Gingrich rebounded to victory in the South Carolina GOP primary, giving the two-fisted candidate a chance to emerge as the strongest challenger to the formerly high-flying Mitt Romney.

Newt Gingrich (with his wife, Callista) dashed Mitt Romney’s hopes of quickly clinching the GOP nomination.


Newt Gingrich (with his wife, Callista) dashed Mitt Romney’s hopes of quickly clinching the GOP nomination.

Republican presidential candidate and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich arrives with his wife Callista during a South Carolina Republican presidential primary night rally, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

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Gingrich told his Twitter followers he planned to deliver a “knockout punch” in Florida.

A button supporting Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich is pictured on a voter's shirt at his South Carolina primary election night rally in Columbia, South Carolina, January 21, 2012. Gingrich won the Republican U.S. presidential primary in South Carolina on Saturday, with Mitt Romney behind in second, television networks projected. REUTERS/Mary Ann Chastain (UNITED STATES - Tags: POLITICS ELECTIONS)

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A Gingrich supporter wore a campaign button at a rally last night in Columbia, S.C.

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney addresses a primary election night rally in Columbia, South Carolina, January 21, 2012. AFP PHOTO/Emmanuel Dunand (Photo credit should read EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

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Mitt Romney addressed supporters last night after his projected second-place finish.

Republican presidential candidate, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, center, gives a thumbs up before speaking during a South Carolina Republican presidential primary night rally at the Citadel, Saturday, Jan. 21, 2012, in Charleston, S.C. Santorum says it's a

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Rick Santorum said he would maintain his campaign's emphasis on social conservative issues and continue to Florida.

Republican presidential candidate Rep. Ron Paul, R-Texas, center, is joined on stage with members of his family during his South Carolina presidential primary election night rally in Columbia, S.C., Saturday, Jan., 21, 2012. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich won the Republican primary Saturday night. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

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Headed for a fourth-place finish in South Carolina, Ron Paul said he would stay in the fight.

Mitt Romney, with his wife, Ann, said yesterday he is prepared for a long fight.


Suddenly for Romney, Florida win seems a must

Faced with intense attacks by Newt Gingrich and others, in the hostile territory of a Bible-belt red state, Mitt Romney seemed knocked off stride, and off message.

Florida stands as challenge to Gingrich’s resources

Unless Newt Gingrich's performance in South Carolina generates a gusher of new cash and bodies, he still lacks the infrastructure and money of Mitt Romney.

McLaughlin raised money for Murray, employees say

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Along with being one of best QBs at reading defenses, Tom Brady is — by comparison with some — quiet and humble. Ray Lewis, on the other hand, breathes fire into his teammates and inspires dread in the Ravens’ foes.

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Tom Brady, Ray Lewis a classic collision of opposites

They are former Super Bowl MVPs, masters of their crafts, and the faces of their franchises — the Patriots and the Ravens. Today they clash, with the winner earning a Super Bowl berth.

Matt Light always there for Patriots and charity

The Patriots tackle has played in 155 regular-season games for New England and 16 more in the postseason, a tenure that also coincides with that of his charitable foundation.

“We don’t have the kind of money that at least one of the other candidates has, but we do have the ideas and people.”

Newt Gingrich,  after his victory last night in the South Carolina Republican primary


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