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Poll: Romney narrowly trails Santorum in Minnesota caucuses

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota — The Republican caucuses in Minnesota on Tuesday are a virtual toss up, with frontrunner Mitt Romney trailing former senator Rick Santorum by a small margin, a poll showed Sunday. Romney, who strengthened his lead for the White House race with a solid win Saturday in the Nevada…

Satire: Santorum thinks ‘it’s never polite to look a rape horse in the mouth’

From the satirists that brought you comedian Andy Cobb as “a godless heathen” mocking Rick Perry’s bizarre anti-gay political ad comes a tidal wave of sarcasm cresting off Rick Santorum’s odd statement that women who are the victims of rape should “make the best of a bad situation” and go…

Santorum campaign on hold due to daughter’s illness

FORT MYERS, Florida — Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum put campaigning in Florida on hold Sunday, as his daughter, Bella, was hospitalized just days before a key primary vote. Two days before Florida’s winner-takes-all primary, Santorum spent the day in Pennsylvania, where his three year-old was admitted to a Philadelphia…

Rick Santorum gets glitter bombed again

Glitter has certainly found a way towards Rick Santorum’s face on the campaign trail. While greeting supporters after a third place finish in the South Carolina Primary, the former Pennsylvania Senator was approached by ‘Occupy’ protesters not pleased over his anti-gay views. “Hate, gay rights!” a woman shouted before throwing…

Colbert: This is Gingrich’s ‘Titanic’ moment

Thursday night on The Colbert Report, Stephen recounted some of the turbulence currently roiling the GOP presidential field. In Iowa, state Republicans are reporting that Rick Santorum actually won the caucus there, robbing Mitt Romney of the chance to score a record three wins if he take South Carolina this…

Santorum, not Romney, declared winner in Iowa

WASHINGTON — The Republican Party on Thursday declared Rick Santorum the winner of the Iowa caucuses, upending frontrunner Mitt Romney who was originally shown to have won the first-in-the-US presidential nomination vote two weeks ago. A certified vote count showed Santorum 34 votes ahead of Romney, in a sure boost…

Rivals set to pounce on Santorum’s past

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Rick Santorum’s last-minute surge in the Iowa caucus brought him neck-and-neck with Mitt Romney in the first contest of the 2012 race to select a Republican presidential candidate. But it came too late to attract the harsh scrutiny usually visited on front-runners. Only in recent days have…

Maddow to the GOP: ‘Just how anti-gay do you want to be?’

On Friday’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel looked at the aftermath of the New Hampshire Republican primary. Now that the national press have left town and the candidates pushed on to South Carolina, the state party is drafting an initiative to enshrine into their state’s Constitution that marriage should be…

Social conservative groups back Santorum

Desperate to stop Mitt Romney’s growing momentum towards the Republican presidential nomination, social conservatives groups are lining themselves behind Rick Santorum. Family Research Council President Tony Perkins announced Saturday afternoon the decision to support the former Pennsylvania Senator after several rounds of voting. “There emerged a strong consensus around Rick…

Romney wins New Hampshire primary

Former governor Mitt Romney (R-MA) is the projected winner the New Hampshire primary on Tuesday, just a week after pulling out an 8-vote win over former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) in Iowa. By 8:10 ET, Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) was declared the projected second-place finisher. In Romney’s victory speech, he…

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