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  • Santorum Charity For The Poor Spent Most of Its Money On Management, Political Friends

    01/14/2012 10:26:03 AM PST · by Steelfish · 12 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 11, 2012 | Carol D. Leonnig and Dan Eggen
    Santorum Charity For The Poor Spent Most of Its Money On Management, Political Friends By Carol D. Leonnig and Dan Eggen, Published: January 13 As Republicans gathered for their national convention in Philadelphia a decade ago, Rick Santorum, who was then an up-and-coming senator from Pennsylvania, launched a charity he said would improve the lives of low-income residents in his home state. Though Santorum's old-fashioned, shoe-leather approach to campaigning paid off in Iowa, the question for him now is how far he can go from here, given his lack of resources and the need to ramp up a national organization....
  • Santorum Surge Brings Ethics Questions

    01/04/2012 2:55:31 PM PST · by Fred · 63 replies
    Yahoo News ^ | 010412 | MATTHEW MOSK and BRIAN ROSS
    Rick Santorum's powerful finish in the Iowa caucus is bringing fresh attention to his tenure in Congress, including ethics questions that dogged him about a preferred mortgage he received from a bank run by campaign donors, and federal funds that went to a real estate developer who backed his charity. One of the top donors to Santorum's charity was also the beneficiary of an $8 million Santorum-sponsored federal earmark, according to published reports. Melanie Sloan, a former federal prosecutor who filed an ethics complaint against Santorum in 2006 on behalf of a watchdog group, said her organization's website received a...