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  • Santorum's private side, through wife's eyes

    03/06/2012 10:44:59 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 21 replies
    CBS News ^ | 03-06-12 | Jan Crawford
    In her first network television interview, Karen Santorum offered a revealing look at her husband. Rick Santorum, a former Pennsylvania senator, is a frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination. Karen Santorum is very much her husband's partner and equal. A lawyer and nurse, she says they talk about policy and strategy, and that she tells him when he slips up. But she has stayed behind the scenes, rarely talking to the media. In our wide-ranging conversation, Karen Santorum was warm and genuine, and talked openly about their lives, their marriage, and the challenges they've endured. "When he walks through the...
  • Whom Do You Believe? HBO or Gallup?

    03/05/2012 9:07:00 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 40 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 02-04-12 | Jeffrey Scott Shapiro
    Despite the premise of "Game Change" - that Sarah Palin cost John McCain the 2008 presidential election - Gallup polls prove HBO's assertion categorically false. Palin wasn’t the reason the Republicans lost the election. She’s the only reason they had a fighting chance up until the time McCain suspended his presidential campaign in late September. Gallup polls from the last presidential race prove that once Palin joined the ticket on Aug. 29, 2008, McCain’s ratings steadily climbed to a point where the Republican ticket even outshined Democratic Sen. Barack Obama. In the two weeks before Palin joined the McCain ticket,...
  • Former Reagan Budget Director Despairs: ‘I Wouldn’t Touch the Stock Market With a 100-Foot Pole’

    03/03/2012 2:52:46 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 81 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 03-03-12 | Becket Adams
    He was an architect of one of the biggest tax cuts in U.S. history. He spent much of his career after politics using borrowed money to take over companies. He targeted the riskiest ones that most investors shunned — car-parts makers, textile mills. That is one image of David Stockman, the former White House budget director who, after resigning in protest over deficit spending, made a fortune in corporate buyouts. Former Reagan Budget Director Despairs: I Wouldnt Touch the Stock Market With a 100 Foot Pole But spend time with him and you discover this former wunderkind of the Reagan...
  • Volt Production ‘Temporarily Halted,’ Hundreds of Workers Laid Off

    03/03/2012 10:32:59 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 42 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02-02-12 | Becket Adams
    General Motors told 1,300 employees at its Detroit-Hamtramck factory that they were being “temporarily laid off” for five weeks as the company halts production of the Chevrolet Volt, the Detroit Free Press reports. “Even with sales up in February over January, we are still seeking to align our production with demand,” said GM spokesman Chris Lee. “We needed to maintain proper inventory and make sure that we continued to meet market demand,” he told The Hill in a phone interview.
  • Santorum's intellectual evolution to a strong constitutional conservative

    03/02/2012 4:05:38 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 111 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 02-02-12 | Mark J. Fitzgibbons
    Rick Santorum's speech to the Chattanooga Tea Party's Liberty Forum is uplifting and convincing that he is the constitutional conservative we need as President of the United States. The speech is brilliant in its scope and sincerity. It shows that he has a clear grasp of the constitutional conservative movement. It shows that he is one of us. Neither John McCain nor George W. Bush could have delivered such a speech. Ronald Reagan could have. Santorum is convincing in showing that he understands the purpose of the Constitution, why it is an extension of the principles of the Declaration of...
  • EXCLUSIVE: In ’02 Romney Touted D.C. Connections, Federal Funds

    03/02/2012 1:01:34 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 8 replies
    ABC News ^ | 03-02-12 | Jonathan Karl
    In a long-forgotten tape from the 2002 Massachusetts governor’s race obtained by ABC News, Mitt Romney is seen touting his Washington connections and his ability to get millions of taxpayer dollars from the federal government. “I am big believer in getting money where the money is,” Romney says on the video, “The money is in Washington.” The video, which was surreptitiously shot by Democratic opponents of Romney on Oct. 16, 2002, shows him addressing a group called the New Bedford Industrial Foundation. The Power Point presentation he uses lists ways to improve economic development in Massachusetts, including “boost federal involvement.”...
  • Video: Does Romney oppose Blunt’s amendment to overturn Obama’s new contraception rule?

    02/29/2012 3:51:44 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 19 replies · 2+ views
    Hotair ^ | 02-29-12 | Allahpundit
    This would be the same amendment that’s co-sponsored by presumptive VP nominee Marco Rubio. Another damaging stumble the morning after a big primary victory? Sure sounds like it, says lefty Greg Sargent, citing an Ohio TV reporter: ""I just got off the phone with [ONN-TV's Jim] Heath, and he graciously played me the audio. Heath asks Romney if he’s for the “Blunt-Rubio” amendment, and defines it. Romney replies: “I’m not for the bill. But, look, the idea of presidential candidates getting into questions about contraception within a relationship between a man and a woman, husband and wife, I’m not going...
  • With Obama Struggling in Hollywood, GOP Support on the Rise

    02/28/2012 10:42:52 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 28 replies
    The Wrap ^ | 02-27-12 | Michael Janofsky
    As President Obama finds himself working harder for Hollywood re-election donations – “You can only be the first African-American president once,’’ says a Democratic consultant – the number of Hollywood Republicans appears to be swelling. "There are lot more than people think," Frank DeMartini, a veteran film producer who blogs at, told TheWrap. "It used to be about 80-20, Democrat. Now, I’d say it’s closer to 60-40. A majority of Republicans in Hollywood are hiding under rocks." "There are certainly more conviction conservatives in Hollywood than conviction liberals," agrees screenwriter Lionel Chetwynd, one of the entertainment industry's most visible...
  • Ethicists Argue in Favor of ‘After-Birth Abortions‘ as Newborns ’Are Not Persons’

    02/27/2012 5:18:33 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 59 replies · 4+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 02-27-12 | Liz Klimas
    Two ethicists working with Australian universities argue in the latest online edition of the Journal of Medical Ethics that if abortion of a fetus is allowable, so to should be the termination of a newborn. Alberto Giubilini with Monash University in Melbourne and Francesca Minerva at the Centre for Applied Philosophy and Public Ethics at the University of Melbourne write that in “circumstances occur[ing] after birth such that they would have justified abortion, what we call after-birth abortion should be permissible.” The two are quick to note that they prefer the term “after-birth abortion“ as opposed to ”infanticide.” Why? Because...
  • Clinton to Muslims: Pay No Attention to GOP Campaign Talk

    02/25/2012 3:01:15 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 37 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02-25-12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    Secretary of State Hillary Clinton told an audience of Arab students in Tunisia on Saturday to not pay any attention to the rhetoric and comments made by the Republican candidates vying for President Barack Obama’s job, saying their rhetoric does not reflect U.S. policy. According to CNN, Clinton’s remarks came in response to a question from a Tunisian student in the audience who asked about the pro-Israel stance of nearly every American politician — Democrat or Republican — when they run for office. “You will learn as your democracy develops that a lot of things are said in political campaigns...
  • ‘Thomas Paine vs George Washington’: Santorum and Beck Part Ways on Libertarianism

    02/23/2012 11:02:27 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 38 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02-23-12 | Mytheos Holt
    Today, Presidential candidate Rick Santorum appeared on the Glenn Beck program to discuss the state of the race for the Republican nomination for President of the United States. The tone of the overall exchange was cordial, with Santorum joking at the start, “You know, Glenn, sometimes my wife loves you more than me.” Still, Glenn warned Santorum that he wouldn’t be gentle in questioning him just because they were friends. “I‘m nobody’s shill,” Glenn said. And indeed, not all of the interview was sweetness and light, as during the second segment, Glenn asked Santorum a tough question on his views...
  • Animal Rights Activist Arrested: Soliciting Undercover Hitman ‘Willing to Kill Someone Wearing Fur’

    02/22/2012 12:12:26 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 34 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 02-22-12 | Liz Klimas
    An Ohio woman who compared animal-welfare work to the liberation of World War II concentration camps has been charged with soliciting a hit man to fatally shoot or slit the throat of a random fur-wearer, federal authorities said. Meredith Lowell, 27, of Cleveland Heights, appeared Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Cleveland, where a magistrate judge ordered her held by the U.S. Marshals Service pending a hearing next week, court records show. One of her defense attorneys, Walter Lucas, declined comment when reached by phone after the court appearance. Investigators say the FBI was notified in November of a Facebook...
  • Santorum's Michigan pitch calls him a 'trusted conservative'

    02/14/2012 5:39:08 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 8 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | 02-14-12 | Paul West
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum -- in a neck-and-neck race with Mitt Romney in Michigan -- joined his rival in releasing new TV ad footage on Tuesday aimed at the state's voters. Santorum's spots tout him as a "trusted conservative" and the choice of supporters of the "tea party" movement, social conservatives and evangelical Christians, all important elements of the Feb. 28 primary in Romney's home state. One of the ads uses mainly written words -- praise in the form of quasi-endorsements and favorable quotes -- from Glenn Beck and Rush Limbaugh, among others -- over an urgent sounding symphonic...
  • Rush Limbaugh mocks GOP establishment

    02/08/2012 12:20:41 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 128 replies · 1+ views
    Politico ^ | 02-08-12 | MJ Lee
    Rush Limbaugh mocked the Republican establishment on his radio show Wednesday for being “shocked” by Rick Santorum’s three-state win, saying, “I can’t believe how insulated they are.” “They’re literally shocked. The Republican establishment had no idea this was percolating out there. I can’t believe how insulated they are,” Limbaugh said. “To look at the reaction they’re having today, to see how shocked they are that Rick Santorum has come out of what they thought was an impossible position equivalent to nowhere, is an incredible thing.” The “drive-bys” – a term that Limbaugh has coined for the media – have been...
  • Pat Boone endorses Rick Santorum

    02/06/2012 3:12:11 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 51 replies
    Politico ^ | 02-06-12 | CAITLIN MCDEVITT
    Pat Boone is rooting for Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum, the singer announced over the weekend. "I am excited to endorse Rick Santorum for President. I've known Rick for many years and Rick has been a consistent defender of conservatism and the values our great nation was founded upon,” Boone said in a statement provided by the Santorum campaign on Sunday. Comparing the former senator to Ronald Reagan, the 77-year-old singer said Santorum is “experienced, honest, and deeply principled.” Happy about the nod, Santorum said in the release, "I am proud to receive Pat's endorsement today. Pat has been a...
  • Two arrested for breaking into military family's home, selling their property in yard sale

    02/01/2012 11:16:48 AM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 22 replies
    KTRK-TV Houston ^ | 02-01-12 | Christine Dobbyn
    LIBERTY COUNTY, TX (KTRK) -- When military men and women leave home to serve the country, they expect to return to their homes once their tour of duty is over. But a military couple in the Liberty County town of Splendora almost lost their home to squatters who've been arrested for more than just taking over the couple's house. It was an unusual call for the Liberty County Sheriff's Office, but even more disturbing for homeowner Hollie Burbank. "It makes me sick," Burbank said. The home that's been in Burbank's family for three generations had some uninvited guests all while...
  • Santorum actually opposed individual mandate in 1994 race for U.S. Senate

    01/27/2012 3:35:42 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 23 replies · 1+ views
    Daily Caller ^ | January 27, 2012 | Jeff Poor
    As the race for the Republican presidential nomination has reached a point where opposition research has hit a fever pitch, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is discovering that even he isn’t immune from vicious political attacks. A Washington Examiner piece by Joel Gehrke reported Friday that Santorum supported individual health mandates, citing a 1994 The Morning Call (Pa.) story. But as The Right Scoop blog pointed out on Friday, the article “doesn’t even quote Santorum as supporting the individual mandate.” Running for the U.S. Senate in 1994, however, Santorum actually said just the opposite of that, as a video from...
  • Carney Asked if ‘Saul Alinsky Portrait’ Is Hanging in the White House

    01/23/2012 3:38:40 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 103 replies · 3+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 01-23-12 | Tiffany Gabbay
    During a White House press briefing on Monday, Fox News’ Ed Henry asked Press Secretary Jay Carney if the White House displays a portrait of Saul Alinsky for its staff to look up to. Carney’s answer was less than direct, and would seem to hint that there just might be something to the Alinsky portrait rumors. “I wonder if you could clear something up,” Henry began. “Newt Gingrich keeps saying on the campaign trail that the President’s vision comes from Saul Alinsky, the community organizer. I haven’t heard you asked about him but… Is there some kind of portrait of...
  • Obama Blames Press for ‘Cold and Aloof’ Image: ‘I Don’t Go to a Lot of Washington Parties’

    01/19/2012 9:15:08 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 27 replies
    The Blaze ^ | 01-19-12 | Madeleine Morgenstern
    President Barack Obama blames the press for creating the image that he’s “cold and aloof,” according to a new interview with Time magazine. The reason? He doesn’t “go to a lot of Washington parties” and “mix enough with them”: My suspicion is that this whole critique has to do with the fact that I don’t go to a lot of Washington parties. And as a consequence, the Washington press corps maybe just doesn’t feel like I’m in the mix enough with them, and they figure, well, if I’m not spending time with them, I must be cold and aloof. The...
  • Meghan McCain: Ronald Reagan ‘Would Be Called a Dirty Moderate Like Me’

    01/12/2012 9:27:16 PM PST · by Lazlo in PA · 54 replies · 3+ views
    The Blaze ^ | 01-12-12 | Tiffany Gabbay
    Meghan McCain, MSNBC’s newest contributor with a growing laundry list of outlandish comments to her credit, appeared as on Wednesday’s Tonight Show. During the broadcast, the quirky McCain compared herself to conservative icon President Ronald Reagan, asserting that if he were in the presidential race today, “he would be called a dirty moderate like me, unfortunately.” McCain, who identifies herself as a “big proponent” of same-sex marriage, said that her views have isolated her in Republican circles. “People don’t think I’m Republican enough because I’m a big advocate of marriage equality in this country. But I’m very proud to do...