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As the eyes of the country turn to Tampa for the Republican National Convention, we take a look back to our August 2008 Minneapolis roadshow where presidential candidate John McCain picked running mate Sarah Palin just hours before. Joining Gwen: Michael Duffy, TIME Magazine; Doyle McManus, Los Angeles Times; John Dickerson, Slate Magazine; and Michele Norris, NPR.

Sarah Palin: Her batting average is still pretty high

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Okay, so Sarah Palin didn’t have such a good night on Tuesday. Her candidate Sarah Steelman lost the Missouri GOP primary to Rep. Todd Akin. In that evangelical-heavy state, it turns out, Palin’s endorsement was trumped by that of former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee.

Sen. Richard Lugar Defeated in Indiana's GOP Primary

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Sen. Richard Lugar of Indiana lost his re-election bid in the state's Republican primary Tuesday, ending the 36-year career of a GOP elder statesman and handing the Tea Party movement its biggest upset victory so far in the 2012 elections. Lugar was ousted by state Treasurer Richard Mourdock, whose campaign against Lugar was backed by conservative groups including the Tea Party Express, the anti-tax Club for Growth, the National Rifle Association and the Tea Party-aligned Freedom Works, and by former Republican Alaska governor Sarah Palin.

Marco Rubio Is This Election’s Sarah Palin

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Marco Rubio is this year’s Sarah Palin. As a possible vice presidential pick, he is popular with the grassroots. He is an envoy to a key part of the electorate and has crossover political appeal. He has successfully bucked his party establishment, and those who have seen him work say he’s skilled. He’s an easy and talented campaigner, and he’d wow them in Tampa the way Palin did in St. Paul, Minn.* He is also fundamentally at odds with his potential running mate’s message and criteria for his vice president.

Secret Service Scandal: Ousted Agent 'Checked Out' Palin

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An agent involved in a sex scandal joked about the former governor on Facebook.

Political Landscape: Alaska

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Though Alaska is holding caucuses on Super Tuesday, it hasn't garnered as much attention as states like Ohio. What’s the lay of the land in The Last Frontier, and how could the state’s unique makeup affect which candidate wins? Will former Governor Sarah Palin have an influence on the outcome? Daysha Eaton of Alaska Public Media reports

Whatever Happened to Sarah Palin?

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Sarah Palin always had a knack for making a splash just when she was teetering on the edge of irrelevance. Which means as the Iowa caucus looms, she's bound to make an appearance sometime soon.

What is Sarah Palin’s next act?

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Sarah Palin has always played by her own rules in politics, but with the announcement Wednesday that she will not run for president in 2012, the former Alaska governor was for once bowing to the obvious.

Controlling The Stage: A Politicians' Primer

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Politics is not an ego-free business. And why should it be?

I got a taste of that this week as New Jersey’s Chris Christie and former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin took themselves out of Presidential consideration. I saw the other piece of that formula when I interviewed Google Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt at the Washington Ideas Forum.

With GOP field set, Romney woos the unconvinced

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With the Chris Christie and Sarah Palin teases over, Mitt Romney is telling Republican activists there's all the more reason to get excited about his presidential campaign. They will keep him waiting a bit longer, it seems.