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US election circus roars into top gear January 3

2012 will see intense activity on the political front in the United States, with the November general election promising to be one of the most keenly (and bitterly) fought in years. The political calendar gets moving early, with the Iowa Caucuses on January 3.  Here’s a quick rundown of what’s coming up in the first two months of the year.