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Andy Cobb to Democrats: ‘Dirty your hands with Santorum’

It isn’t every day that you’ll catch Daily Kos founder Markos Moulitsas advocating for Democrats to vote for Rick Santorum — but that’s just what he did earlier this month in an effort to extend the Republican primary to help President Obama’s chances next fall. In a new video, comedian…

Georgia on his mind, Gingrich fights in own backyard

ATLANTA (Reuters) – Only a month ago, Newt Gingrich was atop the Republican presidential race. Now he is in a fight for a win even in his home state of Georgia as his campaign stakes its future on the Super Tuesday primaries. Two polls out of three in recent days…

Dutch TV host tells Maddow his country is furious over Santorum remarks

Rick Santorum’s comments about involuntary euthanasia in The Netherlands have triggered a furious backlash from that country’s citizens. On Friday’s The Rachel Maddow Show, Rachel welcomed Dutch news anchor Erik Mouthaan, who discussed how the Dutch people are reacting to the former Republican Senator’s remarks. Mouthaan did a quick negation…

Specter denies making deal with Santorum to support judges

Former Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) Thursday on CNN denied promising his former Senate colleague Rick Santorum that he would support the president’s Supreme Court nominees. At the Republican debate on Wednesday night, Santorum said he endorsed Specter — a pro-choice Republican who voted for health care reform — in 2004…

Christie: Santorum Satan remarks are ‘by definition relevant’

Republican New Jersey Gov. Christie says that Rick Santorum’s warning that Satan is targeting the U.S. should be a relevant topic in the U.S. presidential race. “This is a spiritual war,” Santorum said during a speech as Ave Maria University in 2008. “And the Father of Lies has his sights…

Republicans set for debate clash in knife-edge race

Struggling Republican hopeful Mitt Romney faces a crunch TV debate Wednesday as he fights to regain his White House pole position after a surge by Christian conservative Rick Santorum. Romney’s future hangs in the balance, as in a week’s time he could either be restored as the frontrunner in the Republican presidential race…

In shift, Obama campaign targets Santorum on economy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign regularly rips Republican presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney for his economic policies. On Tuesday, it added former Senator Rick Santorum to its list of top targets. In a sign of the growing seriousness with which the president’s team takes the former Pennsylvania lawmaker,…

Republican presidential battle could get messy

On February 6, it all seemed so clear. Mitt Romney had won landslides in Florida and Nevada and looked set to soon lock up the Republican presidential nomination to take on Barack Obama in November. But if a week is a long time in US politics, two weeks is an age. The meteoric rise of Christian conservative Rick Santorum,…

Ron Paul: Santorum is ‘pretending he’s a conservative’

Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) is not a believer in new GOP presidential frontrunner Rick Santorum being a true conservative, expressing his usually frank opinion Sunday morning on CNN’s State of the Union. The Texas congressman strongly doubted Santorum could defeat President Barack Obama in the general election, saying “I don’t…

Santorum: Obama agenda a ‘phony theology,’ not ‘based on the Bible’

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum challenged President Barack Obama’s Christian beliefs on Saturday, saying White House policies were motivated by a “different theology.” A devout Roman Catholic who has risen to the top of Republican polls in recent days, Santorum said the Obama administration had failed…

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