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Santorum credits Obama for killing bin Laden, then accuses him of ‘indecisiveness’

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In a speech today, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, a former Senator from Pennsylvania, did what few other Republicans have: credited President Barack Obama for his vigilance “in going after Osama bin Laden.”

But then, he promptly turned that boat around and ran it ashore.

“We have to continue to be vigilant in going after this enemy, when we’ve seen, if anything from this administration, is a lack of leadership, an indecisiveness, a confusion in dealing with the troubles that have erupted, particularly in the Middle East during this presidency,” he told an audience in Iowa City, Iowa today.

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“We’ve seen a lack of conviction, a lack of resolve. […] Maybe, again, that will change as a result of this success over the weekend.”

He went on to imply that the president and his supporters are sympathetic to terrorists, and that they would not want to see the U.S. be “victorious in subduing the jihadist threat around the world.”

This video is from a speech given by Rick Santorum in Iowa City, Iowa on Monday, May 2, 2011, as recorded and edited by ThinkProgress.


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Rosh Hashanah services interrupted by death of the first Jewish woman on the Supreme Court

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The death of the first Jewish woman on the U.S. Supreme Court interrupted Rosh Hashanah services on Friday evening.

"On Friday, Jewish people around the country celebrating Rosh Hashanah were stunned to learn that Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a prominent member of their own tribe, had died," the HuffPost reported. "People received alerts, Zoom messages and announcements from their rabbis about Ginsburg Friday night."

While many people were saddened by the passing of the iconic jurist, Twitter user Leora Horwitz noted a silver lining.

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‘Big mistake’: Trump’s favorite pollster tells Fox News why Republicans shouldn’t push nomination before the election

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Fox News on Friday examined why it would be a "big mistake" for Republicans to attempt to force through a nominee to replace Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court.

Following Ginsburg's death, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) vowed that Trump's nominee would receive a vote, but did not specify whether it would occur before the election or during the "lame duck" session of Congress that occurs before the 2020 election victors are sworn in.

But conservative pollster Scott Rasmussen warned Republicans it would be a bad idea during an appearance with Fox News personality Laura Ingraham.

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Here’s how Mitch McConnell could lose his leverage to replace Ginsburg after November

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According to a report in AZCentral, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell's plan to rush through a replacement for the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg could encounter an unexpected roadblock if he tries to hold a confirmation vote after the election.

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