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January 7, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
Saturday night's ABC/Yahoo debate got personal pretty quick, as Ron Paul explained, at the urging of moderator George Stephanopoulos, why he has accused former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum in ads of corruption. “It was a quote,” explained Paul. “Somebody did make a survey and he came up as one of the top corrupt individuals because he took so much from lobbyists.” At that moment, there was a loud thump, the origin of which was unclear. Santorum piped up: “They caught you not telling the truth, Ron.” Paul, humorless as ever, barely paused as he accused Santorum of voting against right-to-work legislation, voting “to double the size of the Department of Education” by supporting the No Child Left Behind bill championed by President George W. Bush and voting to increase the federal entitlement program known as Medicare Plan D. “So he's a big-government person,” said Paul.
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ENTERTAINMENT
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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OPINION
May 11, 2012
Re "Awkward moments for Romney," May 8 So Rick Santorum has now endorsed Mitt Romney after calling him everything short of the devil incarnate. Santorum has now done a flip-flop of his own and stands behind the man he denigrated at every possible opportunity. The outcome is predictable: Flocks of sheep will follow this epiphany and develop amnesia about every dagger Santorum threw at Romney for months on end. Welcome to politics, folks. It's for the solidarity of the party.
ENTERTAINMENT
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 14, 2012 | By John Hoeffel
If South Carolina's conservatives needed any more evidence that they may splinter their vote and help Mitt Romney win a third victory, a GOP fund-raiser and candidate forum here provided it. Newt Gingrich told dyed-red Republicans from Greenville and Spartanburg counties that this is the most crucial election in their lifetime and they must anoint a conservative to run against President Obama. And so did Santorum. But interviews with some of the more than 500 people in the vast cafeteria of James F. Byrnes High School suggest that conservatives have not yet tilted heavily toward one over the other.
NEWS
April 17, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
A Rick Santorum fundraising mailer that hit Iowa households Monday -- nearly a week after he dropped his presidential bid -- is raising eyebrows because it harshly attacks the presumptive GOP nominee, Mitt Romney. The mailer, first reported by the Des Moines Register , contains a letter signed by Santorum that says, "It truly frightens me to think what'll happen if Mitt Romney is the nominee. " "My friend, Republicans and conservatives will be crippled by a nominee who presents zero contrast with Barack Obama on the major issues of this election," the letter says, repeating an attack on Romney that Santorum made constantly on the campaign trail.
NEWS
January 16, 2012 | By John Hoeffel
Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum acknowledged that Jon Huntsman Jr.'s departure from the GOP presidential primary would give front-runner Mitt Romney a boost in South Carolina, but declined to call on Texas Gov. Rick Perry, who also trails badly in the polls, to pull out. "That's up for candidates themselves to decide," he said. Huntsman's decision still leaves the race with four candidates dicing up the conservative vote and desperately appealing to evangelical Christians, who will be a significant part of the turnout for Saturday's primary.
OPINION
October 18, 2006
Re "GOP on a Mission to Save Santorum," Oct. 16 In its assessment of Sen. Rick Santorum's (R-Pa.) political plummet, The Times neglects to mention one critical error Santorum made and that Pennsylvanians won't soon forget: injecting himself into the Terri Schiavo situation. By wading into personal family affairs, Santorum alienated the vast majority of his constituents, who recognized that his political opportunism reached new heights with his despicable manipulation of this family's tragedy.
NEWS
January 7, 2012 | By Paul West
If Rick Santorum's blistering remarks about Mitt Romney on Saturday are any indication, this evening's televised debate will be the most acrimonious of the Republican presidential campaign. Following his success in the Iowa caucuses, Santorum is trying to solidify his status as the conservative alternative to Romney in the New Hampshire and South Carolina primaries over the next two weeks. Up to now, the contenders on the right, in their attempts to become the anti-Romney candidate, have spent more time attacking one another than tangling with the front-runner -- to Romney's great benefit.
NEWS
February 6, 2012 | By Robin Abcarian
Fresh off his victory in Nevada, Mitt Romney turned his attention to Colorado, whose voters will caucus on Tuesday. In the modest meeting room of a slightly faded motel on the Rockies' Western slope, where mining companies and environmentalists have battled over coal extraction, Romney slammed President Obama's energy policies. “I share his desire to see renewable sources of energy developed,” Romney said to loud applause. “But don't forget we also have to have carbon-based fuels like natural gas or oil and coal.  The president said in his State of the Union address the other night that he was in favor of 'all of the above,' but then you look at the actions of his EPA and you realize they are really in favor of 'none of the above.' They hold off the development of our coal with regulations, they hold off on development of our natural gas resources, they hold off on the drilling of our oil…My policy will be that America must be energy secure and energy independent from the oil cartels.” The message resonated with the crowd of a couple hundred.
NATIONAL
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.
NEWS
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.
NATIONAL
August 31, 2012 | By Seema Mehta, Los Angeles Times
TAMPA, Fla. - This week was Mitt Romney's moment to shine, the culmination of years of work to become the GOP presidential nominee, capped by his formal acceptance Thursday night. But for many others who gathered here for the Republican National Convention, it was the official acknowledgment that they fell short. For the also-rans, who lost either their bids to be the GOP nominee or the subsequent running-mate hunt, the convention was an opportunity to show party unity, prove their loyalty and, above all, try to remain relevant.
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.
NEWS
August 27, 2012 | By Paul West
ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. -- A top Mitt Romney aide said Monday evening that the Republican National Convention was “moving forward” with plans to hold sessions Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, even as a likely hurricane bears down on the northern Gulf Coast. Tropical Storm Isaac, which spared the Tampa area after forcing the cancellation of the convention's first day, continues to overshadow activities at what was to have been a weeklong GOP gathering attacking President Obama and getting voters better acquainted with Romney.
NEWS
July 26, 2012 | By Seema Mehta
Protesting can be hard work - gathering petition signatures under the beating sun, chaining one's self to trees, boycotting a favorite store or picketing family-planning clinics all take work with little immediate reward. But Rick Santorum and Mike Huckabee have a pretty tasty demonstration in mind, if you share their views on traditional marriage. “No signs and no protests are needed to make your voice heard.  Just simply have a meal at Chick-fil-A on August 1 for 'Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day' and our support for traditional values will be heard loud and clear,” Rick Santorum wrote in an email Wednesday to supporters.
NEWS
February 8, 2012 | By Matea Gold
A day after former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum scored a trio of upset victories , a “super PAC” working on behalf of the GOP presidential hopeful said it was flooded with calls from donors who wanted to back its efforts. “We've been working at a speed faster than any other day the super PAC has seen in this election season,” Stuart Roy, a political advisor to the Red White and Blue Fund , wrote in an email to the Los Angeles Times/Tribune Washington Bureau. “We haven't made a single fundraising call today because potential donors have been the ones calling us.” He declined to say how much money the super PAC -- which raised $729,000 last year -- had received in new commitments.
NEWS
January 16, 2012 | By Kim Geiger
Sparring with rival Mitt Romney on the debate stage Tuesday night, former Sen. Rick Santorum forced Romney into disavowing attack ads run by a "super PAC" supporting his candidacy. The exchange was the first in a series of hard-hitting, sustained attacks on Romney, the front-runner in the race.   "Gov. Romney's super PAC has put an ad out there suggesting that I voted to allow felons to be able to vote from prison," Santorum began. "I would ask Gov. Romney:  Do you believe people who are felons, who've served their time, who've exhausted their parole and probation, should they be given the right to vote?"
NEWS
June 8, 2012 | By Maeve Reston
In the two months since Rick Santorum withdrew from the Republican presidential race, the former Pennsylvania senator has faded from the spotlight. He delivered his endorsement of Mitt Romney in a midnight missive and has yet to join the presumptive GOP nominee on the campaign trail. But he resurfaced Friday, telling "Fox & Friends" that he was embarking on his next adventure - the launch of a group that will focus on issues he championed during the campaign, including family values, religious liberty, adherence to the Constitution and opposition to same-sex marriage.
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