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Will Santorum surge — or sink — in Pennsylvania?

The rally here began — as most Rick Santorum campaign events do — with a prayer. But barring divine intervention, it will take a change of heart by much of Pennsylvania’s diverse electorate to help the religious arch-conservative win his home state and stay in the hunt for the Republican…

Rick Santorum’s daughter hospitalized again

WASHINGTON — The youngest daughter of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, who suffers from a rare genetic disorder, has again been hospitalized, his campaign said Friday. “Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital,” spokesman Hogan Gidley said in a statement. “The family requests prayers…

Santorum: ‘Damn right’ we cling to guns and religion

HOLLIDAYSBURG, Pennsylvania — White House hopeful Rick Santorum revived a divisive political firestorm from the 2008 campaign Wednesday, reminding voters “you’re damn right” that blue-collar Pennsylvanians cling to guns and religion. “Barack Obama four years ago referred to this area of Pennsylvania, right here, as a place that clings to…

Romney wins Republican primaries in Maryland, Wisconsin and D.C.

WASHINGTON — Republican Mitt Romney notched a huge presidential primary triple win, strengthening an already compelling case that he is the presumptive nominee in the battle for the White House. Romney thumped his main rival Rick Santorum in Maryland and the US capital Washington, and was expected to win a…

Parody: Pornstars organize ‘world’s largest wank out’ against Santorum

Upset that Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has vowed to crack down on Internet pornography if elected, pornstars have organized a “wank out” on May 1. The pornstars warned that without easily available pornography, people will be forced to use Facebook photos or possibly even their own imagination to masturbate.…

Maddow: Santorum campaign like the comments on a birther blog

MSNBC host Rachel Maddow said Monday night that it was difficult to report on Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum because he does not appear to be running a serious campaign. On Monday, Santorum falsely claimed that “seven or eight” of the University of California’s ten campuses did not offer any…

Republicans rally against ‘war on religious freedom’

JANESVILLE, Wisconsin — Life has gone from bad to worse since Donna Sturdivant’s husband was laid off four years ago and now she feels that the thing which brings her the most comfort — her faith — is under threat. “We’re starting to see our religious freedom taken away. Our…

Letterman reads ‘Top 10 other things Rick Santorum thinks are bullsh*t’

When former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum (R) told a reporter that his characterization of a recent speech was “bullshit,” he probably had to see this coming. CBS variety show host David Letterman read off a list Thursday night of the “Top 10 other things Rick Santorum thinks are bullshit.” Not…

Santorum tells young man not to use pink bowling ball ‘on camera’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Wednesday told a young man not to use a pink ball at a bowling alley in Wisconsin. “You’re not gonna use the pink ball. We’re not gonna let you do that. Not on camera,” he said, according to Reuters reporter Sam Youngman. “Friends don’t…

Strong women: Faster than a speeding vacuum, more powerful than a heavy frying pan

I’m thrilled that women’s rights are a front-and-center issue this campaign season, but it does come with an excrutiating price tag: Conservatives bloviating about how they looooooove “strong women”. This is a standard talking point that Republicans trot out when they’re called out for anti-feminism. At its core, it’s a…

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