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January 29, 2012
The candidate took his 3-year-old daughter, Bella, to Children's Hospital. She has a genetic condition that causes an array of mental and physical problems. A18.
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May 5, 2006 | By DAVID SIROTA
OUT IN Montana, where I live, folks are learning a lot about political corruption. Our senator is a guy named Conrad Burns. After his campaign pocketed more than $150,000 from indicted GOP lobbyist Jack Abramoff and his clients, Burns has become the target of a federal investigation into the matter. But as I tell everyone who seems shocked at Burns' behavior, he's just one of a number of senators who has based his career on manipulating the system of legalized bribery that has overtaken our democracy.
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February 17, 2012 | By Matt Mackowiak
Rick Santorum was the longest of long shots when, five years after losing his bid for reelection to the Senate by 18 points, he spent much of 2011 campaigning for president in three early-primary states. But he campaigned longer and harder - albeit with less media attention, money, and staff - than any other Republican candidate. By the time Santorum barely won Iowa (as we belatedly learned), he had held nearly 400 town-hall meetings. The rise of Santorum can be attributed to several key factors: Media coverage: Santorum's universally unforeseen sweep of the contests in Minnesota, Missouri, and Colorado last week won him enormous attention on broadcast and cable news across the country.
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October 3, 2006 | FLAVIA COLGAN
AS THE POLITICAL season gets hot and heavy, there are a slew of political ads airing on Pennsylvania TV stations, but none have been so harsh as the ones in the race between Bob Casey and Sen. Rick Santorum. Santorum started his ad campaign off kindly enough, with messages of his love for seniors, as he walked around them as they were polka dancing. Now they've become increasingly harsher, with Santorum running an ad that portrays some Casey financial donors spending time in the same jail cell.
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January 3, 2012 | BY WILL BUNCH, bunchw@phillynews.com 215-854-2957
YOU KNOW what they always say - when things are going really good, they name a chicken salad after you. Indeed, these are the chicken-salad days for former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, whose rapid rise to here from obscurity in the Iowa caucus polls was celebrated yesterday when the popular Pizza Ranch outlet in Boone, Iowa, renamed an in-house creation its "Santorum Salad. " Just two weeks ago, there weren't many "naming opportunities" for a stalwart GOP culture warrior who was rejected by Keystone State voters in a landslide five years ago and then seemed mired in Iowa's single digits despite all but moving to the nation's first caucus state.
NEWS
February 16, 2008
Responses to Rick Santorum's Thursday column, "The conservative jury is still out on backing McCain. " Todd Monahan Wayne Rick Santorum's view of how Sen. John McCain's positions pose serious questions for conservatives reinforces why Santorum is out of office and McCain is rapidly gaining national support. Many right-wing conservative views are out of the mainstream and won't win elections. Pillars of the Republican Party - fiscal conservatism, strong national defense, low taxes, less government - are sound policies that will garner widespread support.
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January 13, 2012
AS A NATIVE of Pennsylvania who now lives abroad, I wholeheartedly agree with John Baer's explanation of Rick Santorum's landslide defeat in 2006: "Pennsylvania got to know him. " Baer's statement that Rick Santorum wants to outlaw gay marriage, though, actually downplays the former senator's extremism. If he had his druthers, Santorum would outlaw gay sex between consenting adults. In discussing Lawrence v. Texas, an ultimately successful challenge to an anti-sodomy law, Santorum said that a Supreme Court finding in favor of "the right to consensual sex within your home" would be equivalent to a right to bigamy, polygamy, incest and adultery.
NEWS
November 1, 1994
Teresa Heinz is one of those rarities in American politics - the widow of a revered U.S. senator who was cut down tragically before his time; a woman of immense and liberating personal means; a semi-celebrity, who hasn't squandered her impact by over-exposure. So when she speaks as the voice of moderate Republicanism, as the guardian of the flame of her late husband, John Heinz, people listen. They listened closely a few years ago when she stood up for an embattled Sen. Arlen Specter, making a crucial television appeal that helped blunt a stiff Democratic challenge after he'd grilled Anita Hill.
NEWS
March 19, 2012
OK, THIS SANTORUM thing's starting to look scary. Not for Democrats. They'd love to see Rick as the Republican nominee. The Democratic National Committee last week pushed a news-media conference call on why Mitt Romney's "wrong for Pennsylvania," clearly suggesting a preference to run against Rick. But GOP leaders must be antsy. Going into tomorrow's Illinois primary, Mitt holds a mere single-digit lead over Rick despite outspending him by a reported margin of 7 to 1. This means the man who coined "man-on-dog" remains an apparent alternative to the man known for dog on roof.
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January 8, 2012 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
MANCHESTER, N.H. - Texas Rep. Ron Paul and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, battling for second place, tangled over the meaning of conservatism Saturday in the first debate of a weekend doubleheader ahead of the New Hampshire Republican primary. Mitt Romney, the former governor of neighboring Massachusetts with a commanding lead in state polls, mostly escaped serious attack during the two-hour debate as rivals scrapped with each other. Paul accused Santorum of being a "big spender, a big-government conservative" who used earmarks and voted five times to raise the federal debt ceiling, increase the federal role in education, and to expand Medicare to cover prescription drugs.
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December 20, 2013 | By Chris Brennan
THERE'S A compelling scene in the documentary film "Caucus," released last month, when pollsters for the Des Moines Register lay out their conclusions to the newspaper's editors just before the 2012 Iowa caucus. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum is neck and neck with former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney after spending the first two-thirds of the film coming off as an also-ran candidate, losing the attention game to a field of sizzle-then-fizzle competitors such as U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann , former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich , Texas Gov. Rick Perry and radio host Herman Cain . The newspaper's top editor, stunned, asks, "Jesus, could he win this Tuesday night?"
NEWS
November 5, 2013
Muddled river view Several years ago, the Delaware River Waterfront Corporation hosted forums on waterfront development, which included area boaters who assembled to discuss ways to entice more boaters, just as in Baltimore's Inner Harbor. But it becomes more obvious as time goes by that SugarHouse Casino, in particular, wants nothing to do with boats or boaters. ("SugarHouse's plans to expand," Oct. 25). Among forum suggestions were projects involving SugarHouse and condos on the river.
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May 4, 2013
NRA begins its convention HOUSTON - The National Rifle Association kicked off its convention Friday with a warning that members are engaged in a "culture war" that stretches beyond gun rights, further ramping up emotions surrounding the gun debate. NRA first vice president James Porter, who will assume the organization's presidency Monday, issued a full-throated challenge to President Obama in the wake of a victory regarding gun control and called on members to dig in for a fight that will stretch into the 2014 elections.
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April 22, 2013 | By Thomas Fitzgerald, Inquirer Politics Writer
Montgomery County Commissioner Bruce L. Castor Jr. has a decision to make: Fish or cut bait. Will he challenge Gov. Corbett in the 2014 Republican primary, after criticizing him openly as a weak leader since the fall? Or would that be a political death trap? "He does a bad job of communicating what he's doing and a bad job of prioritizing," Castor said in an interview last week. "I think that's what the Republican base has been most disappointed in, that there hasn't been the overt showing of leadership they thought they were going to get. " The larger question is whether that disappointment is deep enough for conservative Republicans to mount a coup against their own governor.
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April 8, 2013 | By George Will
We know Johns Hopkins University is devoted to diversity, because it says so. Its "Diversity and Inclusion Statement," a classic of the genre, says the university is "committed to sharing values of diversity and inclusion . . . by recruiting and retaining a diverse group of students. " Hopkins has an Office of Institutional Equity and a "Diversity Leadership Council" that defines "inclusion" as "active, thoughtful, and ongoing engagement with each other. " Unless you are a member of Voice for Life, an antiabortion group.
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April 5, 2013 | By Chris Brennan
THE PRIMARY election season for the 2016 presidential cycle may be three years away but we've already noticed one name missing from the pack of would-be contenders in several polls. Former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum , who finished second to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney in the 2012 Republican primaries, is not getting much pollster attention. That stood out to us because Romney finished second in the 2008 Republican primaries to U.S. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, who finished second in 2000 to former Texas Gov. George W. Bush . McCain and Romney went on to win the GOP nomination for president in their next attempts.
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January 26, 2013 | By Peter Mucha, Breaking News Desk
If oddsmakers were infallible psychics, the next presidential election will pit Hillary Clinton against former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Sen. Marco Rubio, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, or New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie - and Clinton will win. The Democrat's chances vary from 5-2 to 9-2 with 11 online bookmakers, while the nearest Republicans, in various rankings, rate no better than 6-1, according to www.oddschecker.com . Her closest competitors...
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November 28, 2012
WASHINGTON - President-unelect Rick Santorum made his triumphant return to the Capitol this week and took up a brave new cause: opposing disabled people. Specifically, Santorum, joined by Sen. Mike Lee (R., Utah), urged the Senate to reject the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities - a treaty negotiated during George W. Bush's administration and ratified by 126 nations, including China, Russia, Iran, Cuba, and Syria. The former presidential candidate pronounced "grave concerns" about the treaty, which forbids discrimination against people who have AIDS, are blind, use wheelchairs, and the like.
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October 19, 2012
Late Show With David Letterman (11:35 p.m., CBS3) - Actress Tina Fey; author Rick Santorum. The Tonight Show With Jay Leno (11:35 p.m., NBC10) - Justin Timberlake; Steve Nash; Ryan Bingham performs. The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson (12:35 a.m., CBS3) - Chelsea Handler; Allen Stone performs. Late Night With Jimmy Fallon (12:35 a.m., NBC10) - Jake Gyllenhaal; Penny Marshall; Bobby Womack with Damon Albarn and Richard Russell.
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September 27, 2012 | By David A. Lieb, Associated Press
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. - His spot on the ballot now guaranteed, Missouri Senate candidate Todd Akin began rebuilding support Wednesday among fellow Republicans who shunned him after a remark about "legitimate rape," while Democratic Sen. Claire McCaskill honed an election strategy that will use Akin's own words to portray him as an extremist. Akin won a pair of high-profile Republican endorsements Wednesday from former presidential candidate Rick Santorum and tea party favorite Sen. Jim DeMint.
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