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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…

WATCH LIVE: Santorum gives speech after primaries

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks after the Washington, D.C., Maryland and Wisconsin primaries. Watch live, courtesy of MSNBC, below: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

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…

Culture war is about culture

Steve Kornacki at Salon has a piece up about Mitt Romney’s continuing inability to win over evangelical voters. Personally, I’m not surprised evangelical Republicans are refusing to crown Romney the nominee. They were fed George W. Bush in 2000, and that led them to believe that they are the owners…

Kevin Smith: Santorum lost when he went after pornography

Producer and actor Kevin Smith told CNN’s Piers Morgan that Rick Santorum lost any chances of being elected when he declared he would fight against pornography. “GOP candidates usually go to morals and stuff like that,” Smith said. “They have to be smart enough to know that there are some…

Rick Santorum eliminates vast majority of Catholics from the faith

Now that the media has finally figured out that there’s no “Catholic vote” and therefore Santorum isn’t winning it by virtue of his Catholicism, Santorum himself is being questioned about this supposedly puzzling phenomenon. His response? One of my favorite logical fallacies: No True Scotsman.  I think the bottom line…

Romney looks to win big in Illinois Republican primary

White House hopeful Mitt Romney is looking for a big win in President Barack Obama’s home state Tuesday as he fights to clinch the Republican nomination and focus on November’s general election. Underdog Rick Santorum was pushing for an upset as he rallied conservatives to stay true to their principles…

Brown: Secret Service gives Santorum ‘first time he’s used protection’

Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) decided to poke some fun at the GOP presidential candidates with a few colorful jokes Sunday morning, with probably the best saved for Rick Santorum. At a St. Patrick’s Day event in South Boston, the Massachusetts senator was intrigued over Santorum and Newt Gingrich receiving secret…

Santorum wins Alabama and Mississippi primaries

BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — White House hopefuls were locked in a three-way fight Tuesday as they battled for dominance in key southern states Alabama and Mississippi, which could bust open the unruly Republican presidential race. The race was too close to call as the polls shut in the deeply conservative states,…

Santorum: My home-schooled kids ‘will out-reason Bill Maher’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says that even his home-schooled 12-year-old could “out-reason” HBO comedian Bill Maher. During his Friday “New Rules” segment, Maher had called out Santorum’s stance against public education. “The Taliban may want to live in the eighth century but the Christian right wants to go back…

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