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  • Democrats caving on Keystone?

    04/20/2012 8:10:20 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 12 replies
    hot Air ^ | april 20,2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The most recent vote produced a veto-proof majority in the House in favor of approval for the Keystone XL pipeline, and Byron York writes that the opposition in the Senate might be weakening as well. That’s not the only wave of disapproval coming from his fellow Democrats these days, either. The Hill reports that recent remarks by Barney Frank on ObamaCare has opened the floodgates of criticism … just as constituents start paying attention to the upcoming election: An increasing number of Democrats are taking potshots at President Obama’s healthcare law ahead of a Supreme Court decision that could overturn...
  • Democrats expressing buyers’ remorse on Obama's healthcare law

    04/20/2012 8:18:29 AM PDT · by Sub-Driver · 14 replies
    Democrats expressing buyers’ remorse on Obama's healthcare law By Julian Pecquet and Sam Baker - 04/19/12 08:45 PM ET An increasing number of Democrats are taking potshots at President Obama’s healthcare law ahead of a Supreme Court decision that could overturn it. The public grievances have come from centrists and liberals and reflect rising anxiety ahead of November’s elections. “I think we would all have been better off — President Obama politically, Democrats in Congress politically, and the nation would have been better off — if we had dealt first with the financial system and the other related economic issues...
  • Coulter: Obama’s silver spoon was ‘an affirmative action silver spoon’

    04/20/2012 7:26:30 AM PDT · by Beave Meister · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 4/20/2012 | Jeff Poor
    Conservative commentator Ann Coulter told radio host Hugh Hewitt on Thursday that Democratic attempts to highlight presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s wealth are not only unfair, but likely to backfire. Earlier this week, President Barack Obama said that he and his wife Michelle were not born with a “silver spoon” in their mouths, a comment which was widely considered to be a jab at Romney, the son of a successful CEO. Although Obama’s spokesman Jay Carney denied that was the case, the Democratic Party has been attacking the former Massachusetts governor in an effort to paint him as out-of-touch...
  • Judge says Obama approaching totalitarianism

    04/20/2012 8:05:40 AM PDT · by yoe · 23 replies
    Conservative Byte ^ | April 10, 2012 | Staff
    Not many weeks ago, Barack Obama announced that Congress was being uncooperative, so he would have to go it alone with executive orders to make changes he wanted for America. Then he stated he is confident that the Supreme Court would not choose to overturn his health care law, through which the government requires Americans to buy a product approved by the federal bureaucracy or face fines. His diminishment of two of the three co-equal branches of government has caught the attention many citizens, and now a legal expert has weighed in with a stark warning about the future of...
  • Gingrich tells NY GOP he would support Romney

    04/20/2012 8:29:18 AM PDT · by Dubya-M-DeesWent2SyriaStupid! · 70 replies
    the-leader.com/newsnow/AP ^ | Apr 20, 2012 @ 09:51 AM | the-leader.com/newsnow/AP
    The Associated Press NEW YORK —Presidential candidate Newt Gingrich told Republicans at a New York state party dinner that he would work for Mitt Romney’s victory in the general election if Romney wins the nomination. “We are dedicated to a unified Republican Party,” he said. Speaking Thursday in New York City, Gingrich said he’s stayed in the race “to articulate big themes and big ideas” but that “we have a moral obligation to defeat Barack Obama.” To that end, he said, he would work to support Romney, and he said Romney would do the same for him. “Romney and I...
  • Romney’s Women Split: Single vs. Married [But Even In 2008 Single White Women Went For Obama]

    04/20/2012 10:17:22 AM PDT · by Steelfish · 15 replies
    Wall St. J ^ | April 20, 2012 | Dante Chinni
    April 20, 2012 Romney’s Women Split: Single vs. Married By Dante Chinni One of the meta-themes of the 2012 campaign, or at least the early stages of it, has been Mitt Romney’s problem reaching women voters. In many polls, the gender gap looks more like a gender chasm for the GOP’s presumptive presidential nominee. The latest Wall Street Journal/NBC survey seems to be just the latest bit of evidence of Mr. Romney’s “woman problem” – it shows a 12-point deficit with the female voters in a head-to-head matchup with President Barack Obama. But look closer and a different divide emerges,...
  • Romney Delaware Endorser Switches His Support to Gingrich

    Dover, DE - Newt 2012 announced today that Hans Reigle, Chairman of the Kent County Republican Party, is switching his support from Mitt Romney to Newt Gingrich. Reigle has also served as the Mayor of Wyoming, Delaware and over 20 years in the United States Air Force. “I previously endorsed Governor Romney, but since then Newt is the only candidate who has shown a willingness to meet and talk with Delaware voters for more than hour,” said Hans Reigle. ”Over the past few weeks I’ve listened to Newt discussing his vision for achieving $2.50 gasoline, balancing the budget, and shrinking...
  • Twin GSA, Secret Service scandals pose new threat to Obama

    04/19/2012 4:02:01 PM PDT · by Libloather · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | 4/19/12 | Amie Parnes
    Twin GSA, Secret Service scandals pose new threat to ObamaBy Amie Parnes - 04/19/12 06:22 PM ET The General Services Administration (GSA) and Secret Service scandals have been a distraction for the White House as it moves toward the general election and fights the perception of an out-of-control government. The double dose of scandals has made it difficult for the White House to get its message out, and Republicans have piled on, pushing a tone of cynicism and disappointment with a government they say needs to be reined in. Obama’s likely opponent, Mitt Romney, said this week that he would...
  • Dogs Against Romney Defends Obama Over Dog Consumption Revelations (WOW...)

    04/19/2012 12:05:42 PM PDT · by tcrlaf · 53 replies
    Mediaite ^ | 4-18-12 | James Crugnale
    The founder of the grassroots organization Dogs Against Romney called the Romney campaign “desperate” for dredging up the revelations that President Obama ate dog meat as a child in Indonesia. “It seems desperate for the Romney campaign to bring up something that happened to Obama when he was 10 years old, not preparing his own meals, in a country where eating dog meat probably isn’t all that unusual as if it compares in any way to Romney, as a 36-year old adult, in America, making the conscious decision to strap his family pet to the roof of a car for...
  • 'It's reprehensible': White House condemns photos of U.S. soldiers...

    04/18/2012 5:49:13 PM PDT · by Outlaw Woman · 47 replies
    U.K. Daily Mail ^ | 06:42 EST, 18 April 2012 | Rachel Quigley
    FULL TITLE: 'It's reprehensible': White House condemns photos of U.S. soldiers posing with bodies of suicide bombers in Afghanistan Excerpted Article: The White House says the conduct depicted in photos that purport to show U.S. troops posing with the bodies of dead insurgents in Afghanistan is 'reprehensible' ... ---- White House spokesman Jay Carney says the conduct does not represent the standards of the U.S. military and added the president believes the situation needs to be investigated and those responsible should be held accountable. --- The photographs show a number of paratroopers smiling as they pose with Afghan police next...
  • WaPo Author who Tied Romney to KKK Resigns over Plagiarism Scandal

    04/18/2012 7:46:37 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 30 replies
    breitbart.com/ ^ | April 18 2012 | by Tony Lee
    When Washington Post journalist Elizabeth Flock wrote a post last year falsely accusing Mitt Romney of using a Ku Klux Klan slogan in his campaign speech, she was not fired or disciplined. But when Flock stole from the work of another mainstream organization and did not properly attribute, she abruptly “resigned” from the Washington Post conveniently and coincidentally before another editor’s note went up on her post that described it as having “serious factual errors” and “a significant ethical lapse.” Flock told AFP that “she resigned on Friday before the Post published a second editor's note about her work and...
  • Netanyahu's Holocaust Speech Devoted to Iran Threat

    04/18/2012 2:59:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 4 replies
    inn ^ | 4/18/12
    Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu delivered a hard hitting speech centering on the Iranian threat, in the central Holocaust Memorial Day ceremony at Yad Vashem Wednesday. Such a direct reference to current events and politics in the Holocaust Memorial is unusual. "On this day, we must realize a supreme obligation, and this obligation is not just to remember the past but also to learn its lessons, and most importantly – to implement these lessons, in order to continue to safeguard our nation's future," said Netanyahu. "This is especially true in our generation, which again faces the call to destroy the Jewish...
  • Homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs, says Iranian cleric

    04/18/2012 5:03:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 36 replies
    The Guardian ^ | April 18, 2012 | Saeed Kamali Dehghan
    An influential Iranian cleric who is entitled to issue juristic rulings according to the Sharia law, has condemned western lawmakers involved in the decriminalisation of homosexuality, saying those politicians are lower than animals. Ayatollah Abdollah Javadi-Amoli, an Islamic scholar based in Iran's holy city of Qom, said in a speech among his followers that homosexuals are inferior to dogs and pigs, according to the news website Khabaronline. "If a society commits a new sin, it will face a new punishment," he said while interpreting Qur'anic verses about prophet Lot whose tribe Isalmic scholars say was punished by God for sodomy....
  • Michelle Obama: 'This President Has Brought Us Out of the Dark and Into the Light'

    Michelle Obama made a remarkable claim when talking up her husband, President Barack Obama, at a campaign event earlier today in Nashville, Tennessee. "I am so in," Michelle Obama said toward the end of her remarks. "I am going to be working so hard. We have an amazing story to tell. This president has brought us out of the dark and into the light." The crowd of nearly 450 folks applauded as the first lady likened her husband to a Jesus-like figure. In the book of Matthew, we read, "the people dwelling in darkness have seen a great light; and to them...
  • Live: Newt Gingrich Lancaster, Pa. Dinner (8:30PM)

    04/17/2012 5:31:46 PM PDT · by VinL · 50 replies
    The first half of the program has ended. Dinner is now being served to attendees. Stay tuned for more coming up around 8:15, with Newt Gingrich taking the stage around 8:30.
  • Romney, Gingrich appear together at GOP event in Lancaster

    04/17/2012 12:17:16 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 33 replies
    WFMZ ^ | April 17, 2012
    LANCASTER, Pa. - Two of the Republican candidates for president are in Pennsylvania a week ahead of the state's primary election. Mitt Romney, the GOP's all-but-certain presidential nominee, and Newt Gingrich, are scheduled to speak at the Republican Committee of Lancaster County’s spring event in Lancaster on Tuesday evening. Rick Santorum, who suspended his campaign last week, has canceled his appearance. Santorum, a former Pennsylvania U.S. senator, hasn't hinted whether he'll eventually endorse Romney, but said he'll say soon how he'll continue to press for conservatism in politics.
  • First Lady Michelle Obama: Supreme Court at stake in election

    04/17/2012 5:28:56 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    ABC OTUS News ^ | April 17, 2012 | Olivier Knox
    First Lady Michelle Obama on Tuesday put the Supreme Court at the core of President Barack Obama's argument for reelection, telling supporters that the vote in November could affect Americans' security, freedoms and whether they can "love whomever we choose" -- a reference to the fight over gay and lesbian rights. "This President has brought us out of the dark and into the light," she said in a speech at a rally in Nashville. "I hope you all are fired up and ready to go." Her comments came as Washington awaited a ruling from the nine justices on whether her...
  • Barack Obama makes Falklands gaffe by calling Malvinas the Maldives

    04/16/2012 5:58:10 PM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 48 replies
    Telegraph (UK) ^ | 3:50PM BST 16 Apr 2012 | By Jonathan Gilbert in Buenos Aires
    President Obama erred during a speech at the Summit of the Americas in Cartagena, Colombia, when attempting to call the disputed archipelago by its Spanish name. Instead of saying Malvinas, however, Mr Obama referred to the islands as the Maldives, a group of 26 atolls off that lie off the South coast of India. Cristina Kirchner, the Argentine president, has renewed her country's sovereignty claim to the Falklands in the build-up to the 30th anniversary of the Argentine invasion of the islands, which triggered the Falklands War, on April 2. She has accused David Cameron of maintaining a "colonial enclave"...
  • Taxes Prompt More Americans to Renounce Citizenship

    04/16/2012 6:43:58 PM PDT · by markomalley · 92 replies
    Reuters/CNBC ^ | 4/16/12
    A year ago, in Action Comics, Superman declared plans to renounce his U.S. citizenship. "'Truth, justice, and the American way' — it's not enough anymore," the comic book superhero said, after both the Iranian and American governments criticized him for joining a peaceful anti-government protest in Tehran. Last year, almost 1,800 people followed Superman's lead, renouncing their U.S. citizenship or handing in their Green Cards. That's a record number since the Internal Revenue Service began publishing a list of those who renounced in 1998. It's also almost eight times more than the number of citizens who renounced in 2008, and...
  • Millionaires from Mass. join call to raise their tax rates

    04/16/2012 4:17:09 AM PDT · by GQuagmire · 63 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | April 16, 2012 | Callum Borchers
    Philippe Villers was a little boy in 1940, when his family escaped from Paris only hours before the Nazi invasion and immigrated to the United States. From the harrowing flight of a wartime refugee, Villers went on to earn degrees from Harvard and MIT and to cofound Computervision, a former Fortune 500 company that made him rich. “This country has been good to me,’’ Villers, 76, said. “I’d like to do my part to give back.’’ As part of his effort to give back, Villers has made an unusual request to the federal government: Raise my taxes, please. Villers is...
  • Obama Calls Romney’s Stance on (Enforcing) Immigration (Laws) ‘Very Troublesome’

    04/16/2012 3:47:31 AM PDT · by tobyhill · 27 replies
    abc ^ | 4/15/2012 | By Mary Bruce
    President Obama, on a three-day trip to South America, attacked GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney’s stance on immigration reform today, saying his support for Arizona’s tough immigration law is “very troublesome.” “We now have a Republican nominee who said that the Arizona laws are a model for the country … and these are laws that potentially would allow someone to be stopped and picked up and asked where their citizenship papers are based on an assumption,” Obama told Univision during an interview in Cartagena, where the president is attending the Summit of the Americas.
  • CNN Poll: Gender gap and likeability keep Obama over Romney

    04/16/2012 4:41:23 PM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 62 replies
    CNN ^ | 16 Apr 2012 | CNN Political Editor Paul Steinhauser
    (CNN) - President Barack Obama holds a nine-point lead over Republican challenger Mitt Romney thanks in part to the perception that the president is more likeable and more in touch with the problems facing women and middle class Americans, according to a new national poll. A CNN/ORC International poll released Monday also indicates a large gender gap that benefits Obama, but the public is divided on which candidate can best jump-start the economy.
  • Here are your presidential choices as it stands today

    04/16/2012 10:47:55 AM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 651 replies
    April 16, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    Here are their positions on some major issues important to conservatives based on their actual records in government or past boasts. Issue Obama Romney Newt Advocated that abortion s/b safe & legal in America y y n Defended Roe v Wade as settled law y y n Advocated for abortion for underage girls without parental approval with judge's ok y y n Supported planned parenthood y y n Introduced $50 taxpayer funded abortion y y n Supports homosexual agenda y y n Better for homosexuals than Ted Kennedy y y n Ok with homosexuals in Scouts y y n Ok...
  • Republicans reject 'Buffett rule' in the Senate (51 to 45)

    04/16/2012 4:37:19 PM PDT · by Red Steel · 117 replies
    latimes ^ | April 16, 2012, 4:18 p.m. | Lisa Mascaro
    Reporting from Washington— Republican-led opposition blocked the 'Buffett rule' from advancing in the Senate, turning back an election year effort by President Obama to slap a new tax rate on those earning beyond $1 million a year. Nearly all Republicans voted against the measure, a potentially risky move at a time when 60% of voters support the measure, according to a recent Gallup poll, as a way to ensure wealthy Americans pay their fair share of taxes. Democrats are likely to revive the effort in coming months. “Continuing to allow some of the wealthiest Americans to use special tax breaks...
  • Iran’s nuke ‘victory’ (Zero OKs Iranian Enrichment)

    04/16/2012 9:36:37 AM PDT · by mojito · 4 replies
    NY Post ^ | 4/16/2012 | Amir Taheri
    ‘An important reversal of America’s position!” is how Tehran’s government-mouthpiece daily Kayhan described the outcome of the latest talks between Iran and the 5+1 group of nations on the Islamic Republic’s nuclear program. The 5+1 team (the permanent members of the United Nations’ Security Council plus Germany) was led by European Union foreign-affairs spokeswoman Catherine Ashton. High Council of National Security Secretary Saeed Jalili led the Iranian team. The talks, held in Istanbul on Saturday, supposedly tried to persuade Tehran to comply with UN Security Council resolutions it has ignored for years — the key demand of which is that...
  • National Right to Life, others endorse Romney (Dear Lord)

    04/12/2012 9:01:29 PM PDT · by STARWISE · 297 replies
    Baptist Press/Town Hall ^ | 4-12-12 | Michael Foust
    National Right to Life and two other major pro-family groups have endorsed Mitt Romney for president, saying that on the issues of abortion and marriage, he stands with them. National Right to Life's endorsement Thursday (April 12) came two days after Romney's leading challenger for the Republican nomination -- Rick Santorum -- dropped out, making Romney the presumptive nominee. Also endorsing Romney were the Susan B. Anthony List, a group that supports pro-life women for political office, and the National Organization for Marriage, which has led the charge nationwide in protecting the traditional definition of marriage. In its endorsement, National...
  • Graceless: Rick Santorum drops out but fails even to mention Mitt Romney

    At one point, Santorum emphasised how important it was "that we win the House back and that we take the United States Senate", omitting the number one aspiration of Republicans across America - taking back the White House from Obama. Santorum probably hasn't damaged Romney with his graceless speech today - but he has damaged himself. Having run a highly commendable race on a shoestring, he had an opportunity to lift himself straight away into the top ranks of his party's leadership with real prospects of victory in 2016 (if Romney loses in November) or even 2020. But by making...
  • Foster Friess, Santorum’s millionaire backer, swings to Romney

    04/10/2012 5:09:54 PM PDT · by Fred · 35 replies
    politico ^ | 4/1012 | H P. VOGEL and DAVE LEVINTHAL
    Foster Friess, the retired investor who spent nearly $1.7 million boosting Rick Santorum’s presidential run, is ready to help Mitt Romney. “I’m obviously going to be of help in whatever way I can,” Friess told POLITICO Tuesday afternoon, hours after Santorum suspended his campaign for the GOP presidential nomination, cementing Romney’s status as the party’s presumptive nominee. Friess, who was in Washington to accept an award from the Horatio Alger Association, said he had yet to discuss his planned shift in allegiance with Romney’s campaign campaign or the Washington-based super PAC supporting it.
  • Mitt Romney is a Liberal, Part 4: “My views are progressive”

    04/09/2012 3:42:03 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 24 replies
    A few fun videos to go along with our popular “Mitt Romney is a Liberal” series. Via Buzzfeed, here are five instances on film in which Mitt Romney distances himself from either conservatism or the Republican party or both. I’ll embed the first one and link to the others at the bottom. Mitt Romney: My Views Are Progressive •Video 2: “I’m not running as the Republican view or a continuation of Republican values. That’s not what brings me to the race.” •Video 3: “I think it’s very clear to people across the commonwealth my R doesn’t as much stand for...
  • Paladino say Gingrich has a 'blistering' pre-primary schedule in New York...

    04/09/2012 8:04:24 PM PDT · by true believer forever · 23 replies
    CAPITAL ^ | April 6, 2012 | Reid Pillifant
    Businessman and former G.O.P. gubernatorial nominee Carl Paladino, the most highly visible remaining supporter of Newt Gingrich in New York, says the former speaker's somewhat-suspended campaign plans to make an aggressive push here before the April 24 primary. "I think he's got a blistering schedule planned," said Paladino, who mentioned events in the Buffalo area and central New York, though he declined to offer specifics. (A campaign spokesperson didn't return an email about the campaign's plans.) "Unlike these other pussies that are saying, 'Oh, we don't want to have a brokered convention, oh'—they're a bunch of pussies, OK? Those are...
  • Romney win, now almost certain, won't decide future of GOP

    04/07/2012 3:10:04 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 58 replies
    Salem News ^ | April 7, 2012 | David M. Shribman
    SILVER SPRING, Md. — Five different political contests are being conducted right now. Only two are evident to the naked eye. The first of the visible contests pits Mitt Romney against Rick Santorum for the Republican presidential nomination. The results here in Maryland and in Wisconsin this week tell us who has a commanding lead there. The second visible contest pits Romney against President Barack Obama. That one began this month with their twin addresses to the convention of editors in Washington. Obama has a 4-point lead, according to a Gallup poll conducted last week for USA Today. Now to...
  • Sedition & Treason: DNC Undermining Voter ID Laws

    04/04/2012 3:48:07 PM PDT · by xuberalles · 6 replies
    4/4/12 | Me
    Nothing is more constitutionally offensive than Democrats fighting our states' sworn duty of enforcing Voter Id laws. The fact that these politicians – who swore to uphold and defend the Constitution – are OK with allowing non-citizens to vote, to participate in decisions that affect our families and futures, is both disgusting and insulting. So the government willingly spends millions of dollars to ensure that minors are carded for cigarettes and booze – decisions of supreme national importance - but they refuse to demand that voters show proper identification when performing their most vital duty as citizens? This is so...
  • Crowd Beats, Strips & Robs Tourist On St. Patrick’s Day; Incident Caught On Camera

    04/07/2012 8:11:54 PM PDT · by Blue Turtle · 70 replies
    BALTIMORE (WJZ)– Caught on camera– a tourist being beaten in downtown Baltimore and instead of helping him, a crowd laughs and steals his belongings.
  • Job Growth Loses Steam (Unexpectedly Bad!)

    04/06/2012 5:54:00 AM PDT · by TonyInOhio · 72 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/06/12 | Josh Mitchell etal
    WASHINGTON—U.S. job growth slowed in March, and the labor force shrank, signaling that the economy could be losing momentum.Jobs outside of agriculture grew by 120,000 last month—half the number that the economy added the prior month—the Labor Department said Friday, marking the first time since November that job growth fell below 200,000. The unemployment rate, obtained by a separate survey of U.S. households, ticked down a tenth of a percentage point to 8.2%, but the drop resulted in part from fewer Americans seeking work.Economists surveyed by Dow Jones Newswires expected a gain of 203,000 in payrolls and for the jobless...
  • Effort underway to turn Texas into winner-take-all state [could affect Romney]

    04/07/2012 10:27:04 AM PDT · by publius321 · 54 replies
    http://dailycaller.com ^ | 4/6/2012 | Caroline May
  • 2012 Pennsylvania Republican Primary Pennsylvania GOP: Santorum 42%, Romney 38%

    04/07/2012 10:58:41 AM PDT · by Sun · 25 replies
    Rasmussen reports ^ | April 05, 2012 | Staff
    Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum holds a four-point lead in his home state in Rasmussen Reports’ first look at the upcoming Pennsylvania Republican Primary. A new statewide telephone survey finds that 42% of Likely GOP Primary Voters support Santorum, while former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney picks up 38% of the vote. Texas Congressman Ron Paul earns seven percent (7%), and former House Speaker Newt Gingrich is at six percent (6%). Two percent (2%) like some other candidate in the race, and five percent (5%) are undecided.
  • Rick Perry and Rick Santorum met privately in Austin

    04/07/2012 9:04:18 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 34 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | April 7, 2012
    .....We viewed it was a courtesy visit,” Perry’s spokesman Ray Sullivan told CNN. While Sullivan did not discuss specifics of the conversation, he confirmed that Perry remains a supporter of Newt Gingrich. After dropping out of the race in January, Perry endorsed the former speaker, largely supporting his emphasis of states’ rights. Since then, the Texas Governor has worked as a Gingrich campaign surrogate.
  • Bella Santorum in hospital again.

    04/06/2012 9:06:14 AM PDT · by Mountain Mary · 54 replies
    Santorum campaign
    April 6, 2012 For Immediate Release Contact: Matt Beynon - 703.307.8633 SANTORUM CAMPAIGN STATEMENT ON BELLA SANTORUM Verona, PA - The Rick Santorum for President campaign has issued the following statement on the health of Isabella Santorum. Hogan Gidley, National Communications Director, said: "Rick and his wife Karen have taken their daughter Bella to the hospital. The family requests prayers and privacy as Bella works her way to recovery."
  • Why don’t Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum just quit?

    04/06/2012 1:30:41 PM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 53 replies
    The Washington Post ^ | April 6, 2012 | Jonathan Renshon, Jennifer Lerner and Philip Tetlock,
    [SNIP] ...For candidates such as Santorum and Gingrich, a loss would be highly public. When you’re the exciting new candidate, you’re likely to focus on the endless possibilities, and optimism rules the day. But when the polls turn against you, the fear of failure starts to weigh more heavily. Despite whatever they go on to do, the stigma of losing can be nearly impossible to shake. For example, a Los Angeles Times headline last summer read “Failed presidential candidate Al Gore attacks winning candidate Obama over his environment policies.” The story had nothing to do with campaigning, yet Gore was...
  • Obama Surpasses Romney in Swing States, Helped by Women

    04/02/2012 5:34:49 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 32 replies
    ABC ^ | April 2, 2012 | Devin Dwyer
    A majority of registered voters across 12 swing states for the first time backs President Obama over likely GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney for the November election, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll. Obama leads Romney by a 51 to 42 percent margin, the poll found. In February, the president trailed Romney in the swing state match-up, 46 to 48 percent. The poll’s margin of error is plus or minus 4 points. The shifting tide of support in Obama’s favor was driven by women under 50, fewer than half of whom supported the president in a February USA Today/Gallup...
  • Gingrich Starts To Shift Tone On Romney As Nominee

    04/02/2012 5:27:12 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 13 replies
    MSNBC ^ | April 01,2012 | Alex Moe and Domenico Montanaro
    Gingrich Starts To Shift Tone On Romney As Nominee By NBC’s Alex Moe and Domenico Montanaro FREDERICK, Md. -- Newt Gingrich unveiled a new message to Mitt Romney Monday morning if the former Massachusetts governor does become the Republican nominee: pick a conservative platform. But speaking on the eve of three primaries that could potentially seal the Republican nomination in Romney’s favor, Gingrich vowed to only exit the race if a candidate gets the required delegates. “I will be going to Tampa,” he insisted again. But Gingrich's “going to Tampa” line is starting to sound like actually traveling there rather...
  • Obama crowd suggests Romney is naive for not trusting Russia

    04/02/2012 5:17:06 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 15 replies
    IBD Editorials ^ | April 2, 2012 | Andrew Malcom
    Team Obama has revealed its election campaign strategy to cover up the president's momentous whisper gaffe with the Russians last week: Attack Mitt Romney as naive and still living in an era when the Russians couldn't be trusted. According to Joe Biden and Hillary Clinton, the democratic backsliding in Russia is nothing to worry about. The Russians under returning President Vladimir Putin are our friends. And Joe even revealed Sunday that if Iran closes or disrupts the Straits of Hormuz, shutting off 20% of the world's daily oil flow, Russia has agreed to consider selling Europe more of its oil....
  • VIDEO BOMBSHELL OF Rick Santorum Applauding Attacks on the ProLife Movement

    04/01/2012 8:56:07 PM PDT · by rightjb · 30 replies
    PolitiJim.com ^ | 4/1/2012 | PolitiJim (@politiJim)
    ASTONISHING VIDEO: Santorum Applauds Attacks on Christian Values and the ProLife Movement ~ PolitiJim's Rants | http://bit.ly/H6b9rF
  • Gingrich: I Can Support Santorum, Talk of Shared Ticket to Stop Romney

    04/01/2012 8:57:49 PM PDT · by JSDude1 · 69 replies
    Newsmax.com ^ | Sunday, 01 Apr 2012 06:49 PM | Staff
    There is growing talk that if former House Speaker Newt Gingrich drops out of the race and "suspends" his campaign, he may throw his support behind Rick Santorum in an effort to deny Mitt Romney the GOP nomination. And, for the moment, Gingrich is not yielding to the slew of establishment endorsements for Mitt Romney. Gingrich told CBS News' "Face the Nation" Sunday that Romney has no lock on the nomination and the math doesn't show him getting the 1,144 delegates easily to clinch the nomination. A leading Gingrich campaign official also suggested this weekend that their camp may work...
  • Conservative Anti-Romney Pundits Struggle to Embrace Mitt

    04/01/2012 8:57:52 PM PDT · by wastedpotential · 34 replies
    The Daily Beast ^ | 4/2/2012 | Howard Kurtz
    Erick Erickson was out of patience, tired of reading about Mitt Romney as a paragon of conservative virtue, tired of hearing the callers to his Atlanta radio show praise Romney’s record. The founder of the red-meat blog RedState.com sat down last fall in his Macon home, beside a towering painting of Abraham Lincoln, and banged out an epic rant. Romney was “unprincipled,” he wrote, and yet certain to win the Republican presidential nomination—an outcome that would cause “the destruction of the conservative movement as we know it.” Time has not softened Erickson’s stance. The onetime Presbyterian church deacon turned CNN...
  • Romney and Paul successfully call Santorum’s conservatism into question

    02/22/2012 8:27:14 PM PST · by detective · 125 replies
    Washington Post ^ | February 22, 2011 | Aaron Blake
    Rick Santorum’s front-runner status in the GOP presidential race is predicated on the idea that he is the consistent conservative alternative in the field. And that image had some serious holes poked in it at Wednesday’s debate in Arizona. Mitt Romney and Ron Paul tag-teamed the former Pennsylvania senator much of the night, calling into question his conservatism on issues ranging from earmarks and fiscal policy to his endorsements and even what is often considered Santorum’s most solidly conservative credential — social issues.
  • Rand Paul Says ‘It Would Be An Honor’ if Romney Asked Him to Be VP

    02/22/2012 3:56:13 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    WFPL-FM News Radio ^ | February 22, 2012 | Kenny Colston
    Kentucky’s junior senator says it would be an honor to be considered as a possible running mate for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. Senator Rand Paul first discussed his higher aspirations at the beginning of this year. He said he wouldn’t close the door on being a Vice Presidential candidate. After a speech in Louisville today, Paul held that door firmly open, saying he wants to be part of the national debate. Paul’s name has swirled as a possible pick that would give Romney points with the Tea Party. When asked directly what he would say if Romney made the...
  • Rand Paul says ‘it would be an honor to be considered’ as Romney’s veep (this explains a lot)

    02/26/2012 4:33:19 PM PST · by xzins · 34 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 22 Feb | Matt Lewis
    On Wednesday, Chuck Todd, NBC News’ political director and host of MSNBC’s “Daily Rundown,” rhetorically asked: “Just what has Romney promised Ron Paul.”Nobody knows if some sort of bargain has been made, but it is interesting that Rep. Ron Paul has never really attacked Mitt Romney, yet he has frequently attacked more conservative candidates at just the moment they were beginning to pose a threat to Romney. (For example, consider his latest ad, attacking Rick Santorum.)The timing has been noticeable.Now, a Kentucky media outlet, WFPL News, might be offering us a clue: Kentucky’s junior senator says it would be...
  • Romney: No 'secret deal' with Ron Paul

    03/16/2012 6:22:14 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 9 replies · 2+ views
    The Hill ^ | 03/16/2012 | Justin Sink
    Mitt Romney on Thursday denied that he has entered into talks with Ron Paul's campaign to secure his delegates in case the former Massachusetts governor falls short of the 1,144 needed to clinch the GOP nomination. While Romney remains the strong favorite to win the nomination outright, the proportional assignment of delegates in coming primary contests means that the he could fall short of the 1,144 threshold. In that case, signals from Paul to his delegates to support Romney could become crucial for whipping enough votes at the convention. Reports Thursday suggested that Paul and Romney had been discussing that...
  • For Romney and Paul, A Strategic Alliance Between Establishment and Outsider

    RENO, NEV. — The remaining candidates in the winnowed Republican presidential field are attacking one another with abandon, each day bringing fresh headlines of accusations and outrage. But Mitt Romney and Ron Paul haven’t laid a hand on each other.