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Why Rick Santorum connects with voters

Why Rick Santorum connects with voters

Sporting his signature sweater vest and telling stories of his coal miner grandfather, Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum has struck a chord in the Rust Belt that is helping propel…

FBI sting nets terror suspect who planned to bomb Capitol

FBI sting nets terror suspect who planned to bomb Capitol

The Moroccan man accused of trying to blow up the U.S. Capitol told acquaintances that America’s war on terrorism actually was a war on Muslims and they needed to be…

Tax cut extension passage ends long, bitter battle

Tax cut extension passage ends long, bitter battle

Congress ended a three-month battle on Friday by passing legislation to extend a tax cut for 160 million workers, a boon for both the economy and Democratic President Barack Obama…

Obama: Unfinished business is job one for term two

Obama: Unfinished business is job one for term two

President Barack Obama sought on Thursday to stoke enthusiasm in California about his 2012 re-election drive, saying he wanted another chance to overhaul immigration and tackle climate change with a…

CNN cancels Atlanta GOP debate

CNN cancels Atlanta GOP debate

A planned March 1 debate of Republican presidential candidates in Atlanta was canceled on Thursday after Mitt Romney and Ron Paul dropped out of it and the campaign for Rick…

Dems blast male-dominated hearing on contraception

Dems blast male-dominated hearing on contraception

Religious leaders told a House panel Thursday the Obama administration was violating basic rights to religious freedom with its policies for requiring that employees of religion-affiliated institutions have access to…

Santorum got rich after leaving Senate

Santorum got rich after leaving Senate

Rick Santorum grew wealthy over his four years working as a corporate consultant and media commentator after leaving the Senate in 2006, his newly released federal tax returns show. He…

Santorum: Aspirin? We don’t need no stinkin’ aspirin

Santorum: Aspirin? We don’t need no stinkin’ aspirin

Republican presidential contender Rick Santorum is distancing himself from a high-profile supporter’s comments about contraception. The main donor behind Santorum’s “super PAC,” Foster Friess (freeze), said on MSNBC on Thursday…

Can Romney survive a loss in Michigan?

Can Romney survive a loss in Michigan?

On paper, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney shouldn’t need to break a sweat to win the Feb. 28 Michigan primary. He won the state easily in 2008. He’s the native…

Is Rick Santorum a real alternative to Mitt Romney?

Is Rick Santorum a real alternative to Mitt Romney?

For months, right-wing Republicans have searched for a lasting”alternative” to frontrunner Mitt Romney. Flash-in-the-pan pretenders came and went: Michelle Bachmann, Rick Perry, Herman Cain, et. al.  For a while it…