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The Madeleine Brand Show for January 9, 2012




NASHUA, NH - JANUARY 09:  Gail Murray (L) confronts Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a Nashua Chamber of Commerce breakfast on January 9, 2012 in Nashua, New Hampshire. With one day to go before the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney is making one final campaign push through the state.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NASHUA, NH - JANUARY 09: Gail Murray (L) confronts Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney during a Nashua Chamber of Commerce breakfast on January 9, 2012 in Nashua, New Hampshire. With one day to go before the New Hampshire primary, Mitt Romney is making one final campaign push through the state. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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