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March 10, 2012 | By John Hoeffel
Rick Santorum has won the Kansas Republican caucuses, according to Associated Press and network projections, his eighth statewide victory in the GOP presidential nomination battle. The victory for Santorum was expected. Aside from the former Pennsylvania senator, only Ron Paul seriously contested the state. Forty total delegates are at stake, and will be awarded based on both statewide and congressional district results. Santorum won three contests earlier this week on Super Tuesday, though he lost the most fiercely contested battle of the day in Ohio to Mitt Romney.
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November 20, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
Former senator and sweater-vest enthusiast Rick Santorum stopped by "The Colbert Report" on Tuesday night where he and fellow Catholic Stephen Colbert discussed the Republican's foray into wholesome movie-making with "The Christmas Candle" and his plans for 2016. But mostly, they talked about gay marriage. The conversation, though substantive, was largely cordial, with Colbert eagerly modeling the sweater vest Santorum brought as a gift. The fake conservative host stayed in character throughout the chat, but was nevertheless able to level a pointed critique of his sincerely conservative guest's hard-line stance on social issues, particularly gay marriage.
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March 24, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Rick Santorum has won the Louisiana Republican primary, giving his campaign a boost as frontrunner Mitt Romney seeks to wind down the nominating process. The Associated Press declared the former Pennsylvania senator the victor based on early results and exit polling information. Santorum was seen as the favorite heading into the vote in a state where only registered Republicans were eligible to participate, and where evangelical voters made up a far greater share of the vote than in Illinois, which handed Romney a sizable victory earlier this week.
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January 18, 2013 | Ed Stockly
Click here to download TV listings for the week of Jan. 20 - 16, 2013 in PDF format This week's TV Movies       SATURDAY Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC The Chris Matthews Show The president's second term: Joe Klein, Time; Nia-Malika Henderson, the Washington Post; Katty Kay, BBC; David Leonhardt, the New York Times. (N) 5 p.m. KNBC; Sunday 5:30 a.m. KNBC McLaughlin Group 6:30 p.m. KCET SUNDAY Today The presidential inauguration; growing up in the White House; First Lady Michelle Obama's legacy.
NEWS
January 8, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
Rick Santorum loves to push back against those who call him a “warmonger,” but Sunday at the NBC News/Facebook Republican presidential debate in Concord. N.H., he showed exactly what has some voters concerned about his hard-line stance against Iran. Moderator David Gregory noted that the United States has lived with a nuclear Soviet Union and a nuclear North Korea. “Why is it we cannot not live with a nuclear Iran?” he asked. “And if not, are you prepared to take the country to war to disarm that country?
NEWS
June 6, 2011 | By James Oliphant, Washington Bureau
Former Sen. Rick Santorum on Monday became the latest Republican to formally declare for the 2012 presidential nomination. Like rival Mitt Romney, who announced his bid Thursday, Santorum's entry had been expected for some time. "We're going to be in this race, and we're in it to win," Santorum said on ABC's "Good Morning America. " He said his campaign has a "lot of momentum" in the early primary states. Santorum planned to give a speech later Monday morning in western Pennsylvania, near where his immigrant Italian grandfather worked in coal mines.
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January 18, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Rick Santorum's presidential campaign stormed into this sleepy town with a message geared at small-town conservatives. "The voters who are necessary for us to win [the general election] aren't the white-collar liberal elite or moderates in New York City,” Santorum told a crowd of about 50 voters, many of them still undecided. “The swing states in this election, they're going to decide this race. Well, that's where I come from.“ Santorum touted his background, having grown up in public housing, the son of an immigrant and coal mining family.
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February 7, 2012 | By James Oliphant
Rick Santorum won Missouri's presidential primary Tuesday, according to an Associated Press projection, but the only thing he can claim as a result is some newfound momentum. Because of a scheduling dispute within the state legislature, Missouri will hold binding caucuses next month, making Tuesday's primary basically a beauty contest, lovely to look at but short on substance. No delegates will be apportioned to Santorum. Still, Santorum can argue that more Republicans showed up to cast votes for him than for Mitt Romney or Ron Paul, providing a rationale for his candidacy going forward.
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April 6, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
Rick Santorum's youngest daughter, Bella, who suffers from a severe genetic disorder, has been hospitalized, the presidential candidate's campaign announced Friday. "Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital.  The family requests prayers and privacy as Bella works her way to recovery," spokesman Hogan Gidley said. Bella was born in 2008 with Trisomy 18, a rare defect in which a baby has an extra chromosome that results in abnormal development of the brain and major organs.
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January 31, 2012 | By Alana Semuels
When last we checked, Rick Santorum was polling at about 13% in Florida and had already left the state for potentially greener pastures in Colorado and Nevada. But in Fort Lauderdale and Miami, Santorum's supporters turned out anyway, even though they said they knew their candidate wouldn't win. Some said they couldn't stand to vote for anyone else after weeks of negative advertising by the two leading Florida contenders, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich, trashing each other's reputations and biographies.
NEWS
November 20, 2012 | By Michael McGough
How old is the Earth? Scientists say 4.5 billion years. But Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) isn't a scientist, so he's not sure. That's what the Republican rising star told an interviewer for GQ who posed the question. “I'm not a scientist, man,” Rubio, a member of the Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee, said. “I can tell you what recorded history says; I can tell you what the Bible says; but I think that's a dispute amongst theologians, and I think it has nothing to do with the gross domestic product or economic growth of the United States.” In case the interviewer didn't hear him the first time, Rubio added: “I'm not a scientist.
NEWS
October 9, 2012 | By James Rainey
About a week before the first of the presidential debates, some of President Obama's most ardent supporters seemed to already be making plans for a second inaugural. The “47%” video appeared to expose Mitt Romney for the plutocrat he was. Polls had him losing nationally and in most battleground states. Some Democrats already had begun shoveling dirt on the Republican's grave. It was at about that time that Neal Gabler, the author and political commentator, made what proved to be a very astute prediction in a Los Angeles Times column : Romney's resurrection was just around the corner.
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September 26, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro, Washington Bureau
- Republican Todd Akin's embattled campaign for Senate won support Wednesday from prominent conservatives, including some who had called on him to withdraw after he said victims of "legitimate rape" rarely became pregnant. Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint backed Akin one day after the final deadline passed for him to get off the ballot. The Republican Senate campaign committee, whose chairman had asked Akin to abandon the race, now says it hopes he wins.
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September 26, 2012 | By Lisa Mascaro, This post has been corrected. See the note below for details.
KIRKWOOD, Mo. -- Top conservatives announced their support for Missouri Republican Todd Akin's embattled campaign for Senate, some reversing course after having earlier called for him to step down following his "legitimate rape" remarks. Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and South Carolina Sen. Jim DeMint jointly gave their backing Wednesday after a final deadline passed for Akin to withdraw from the ballot. And Republican Sen. Roy Blunt, a party leader in the Senate, quietly dropped his previous opposition to Akin's candidacy, and said he would support his fellow Missourian.
NEWS
August 28, 2012 | By David Lauter
TAMPA, Fla. -- Former Sen. Rick Santorum accused President Obama of creating a “nightmare of dependency” and undermining welfare reform as he became the only one of Mitt Romney's primary rivals to receive a significant speaking role at the Republican convention. In a speech that mentioned Obama frequently, but Romney only in passing, Santorum attacked the president for trying to centralize control over education and for undermining families and freedom. But it was his reprise of an inaccurate Romney campaign attack on Obama over welfare that gave Santorum's speech its hardest edge.
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August 25, 2012 | By James Rainey
Parade claims a circulation of more than 32 million. The weekend magazine supplement to scores of newspapers offers the perfectly vanilla, nonthreatening platform for political candidates to introduce themselves. Mitt and Ann Romney get their turn in the comfortable weekly's lap this weekend - the magazine's interview from late last month set amid a lobster supper at the couple's lakeside retreat in New Hampshire. Yet even in this relaxed setting, Romney is dependably himself.
NEWS
January 8, 2012 | By Michael A. Memoli
Long before his jump in the polls, Rick Santorum stood out for his debate battles with Ron Paul. The two were back at it on a bigger stage in a morning debate here just days before the New Hampshire primary, with Santorum branding the Texas congressman as an ineffective legislator that would make for a dangerous commander in chief. "He's never really passed anything of any import," Santorum charged. "And one of the reasons people like Congressman Paul is his economic plan. He's never been able to accomplish any of that.
NATIONAL
August 13, 2012 | By David Horsey
Everybody seems happy with Mitt Romney's choice of Wisconsin congressman Paul D. Rya n as his running mate. Republicans are joyful because it is a bold move that will electrify the tea party troops of the party's base. Democrats are gleeful because they think they can scare older voters with Ryan's proposal to turn Medicare into a voucher program. Ryan is no bland, play-it-safe choice of the kind many expected from Romney -- a Tim Pawlenty, for instance, who has all the charisma of an Arby's franchise manager.
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