Rick Santorum


  • Delegate-Rich Illinois the Focus of GOP Next Week Friday, 16 Mar 2012 | 6:22 PM ET
    Rick Santorum | Mitt Romney

    After two Deep South losses, Mitt Romney is intensifying his campaign efforts in the economically challenged Midwest -- a friendly region for him -- in hopes of regaining his front-runner's momentum when Illinois holds its Republican presidential primary Tuesday.

  • The debates have ended, but the claims -- from the Republican presidential rivals as well as from the Obama campaign -- are still being made, sometimes with great exaggerations.

  • In First Big 2012 Foray, Biden Defends Auto Rescue Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 2:21 PM ET
    Vice President Joe Biden, Republican Presidential Candidate Mitt Romney

    Vice President Joe Biden makes an aggressive entry into the 2012 campaign, calling out the other GOP hopefuls by name for their failure to support the auto bailout.

  • Romney Attacked Over Planned Parenthood Cuts Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 10:52 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at Byrne Electrical Specialists on February 27, 2012 in Rockford, Michigan.

    A coordinated attack by Democrats on Mitt Romney's plan to "get rid of" Planned Parenthood to help balance the federal budget is part of a larger campaign to ensure that Romney and other Republicans lose credibility with female voters.

  • Kudlow: Obama's Numbers Going South   Thursday, 15 Mar 2012 | 7:42 AM ET
    Kudlow: Obama's Numbers Going South

    CNBC's Larry Kudlow discusses why some of President Obama's policies are impacting the polls.

  • Should Gingrich Drop Out?  Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 3:41 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich gives a thumbs up sign to supporters after speaking to the Vestavia Hills Chamber of Commerce at the Vestavia Hills Country Club March 13, 2012 in Birmingham, Alabama

    Conservative opinion is divided on whether Newt Gingrich should make way for a two-man race between Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum.

  • Road for Santorum Depends On the Next Move by Gingrich Wednesday, 14 Mar 2012 | 4:28 AM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum addresses supporters after winning the both Alabama and Mississippi primaries on March 13, 2012 in Lafayette, Louisiana.

    Santorum’s victories raise a pivotal question: Can he build on his night of triumph to emerge as a true alternative to Romney? The New York Times reports.

  • Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters during a campaign stop at the Whistle Stop cafe March 12, 2012 in Mobile, Alabama.

    The stakes are high for the three GOP contenders in Tuesday's Deep South contests, with Romney hoping for his first victory in the region and Gingrich fighting to keep his bid alive.

  • Obama’s Rating Falls as Poll Reflects Volatility Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 10:31 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    Despite improving job growth and an extended Republican primary fight, President Obama lost ground in the latest New York Times/CBS News poll.

  • Voter ID Laws: Are They Necessary to Stop Fraud? Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 9:43 AM ET

    Voter fraud is either rampant and requires strict measures like photo IDs to stop it—or—it's an overblown dispute, only being used as a weapon to keep certain groups from the polls.

  • Ron Paul's Fight to the Finish   Tuesday, 13 Mar 2012 | 8:40 AM ET
    Ron Paul's Fight to the Finish

    "There are four of us in the race and of course, Romney looks like he's ahead, but he's far from having it won", says Rep. Ron Paul, (R-TX), discussing his hopes for big wins in Alabama and Mississippi today and why he intends to fight on through the GOP primary race.

  • Santorum Bets on Convention for Nomination Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 5:01 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) addresses the Detroit Economic Club February 16, 2012 in Detroit, Michigan.

    Rick Santorum says his path to the  presidential nomination counts on continued chaos in the field and a fractured GOP arriving at its nominating convention in late summer.

  • Labor Leaders to Apply New Clout in Effort for Obama Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 9:35 AM ET
    President Barack Obama

    As unions prepare to endorse President Obama on Tuesday, labor leaders say they will mount their biggest campaign effort, with far more members than ever before. The New York Times reports.

  • Race for the GOP Nomination   Monday, 12 Mar 2012 | 8:13 AM ET
    Race for the GOP Nomination

    Can Rick Santorum continue to gain momentum in Tuesday's primaries in Alabama and Mississippi? Discussing why he thinks Mitt Romney will win the Republican nomination, with Tim Pawlenty, fmr. Governor, (R-MN).

  • Can Jobs Report Help Republicans & Romney?   Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 7:29 PM ET
    Can Jobs Report Help Republicans & Romney?

    Debating whether Republicans will be able to spin Friday's jobs report to their advantage, and will Mitt Romney attract Southern voters, with Keith Boykin, fmr. Clinton White House aide; Jennifer Rubin, Washington Post opinion blogger; and David Webb, syndicated talk show host.

  • Romney's Victories Leave GOP Leaders Unimpressed Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 5:27 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at Capital University on February 29, 2012 in Bexley, Ohio.

    Some of the undecided superdelegates say they expect the former Massachusetts governor to be the eventual nominee but, like many Republican voters, they're not quite ready to embrace him.

  • Eyeing Dixie Races, Mitt Romney Likes 'Y'all' Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 12:37 PM ET
    Republican presidential candidate, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney greets supporters during the Snellville pancake brunch at Brookwood High School on March 4, 2012 in Snellville, Georgia.

    Facing Southern primaries, Mitt Romney says he's "learning to say y'all," and he likes grits. "Strange things are happening to me," he tells a Mississippi audience.

  • Ron Paul's Reaction to Jobs Report   Friday, 9 Mar 2012 | 10:11 AM ET
    Ron Paul's Reaction to Jobs Report

    GOP candidate Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) shares his reaction to the February jobs data and what it indicates for the economic recovery.

  • GOP Activists: Attacks on Romney Taking Toll Thursday, 8 Mar 2012 | 11:22 AM ET

    Republican activists foresee a long presidential campaign that almost certainly will nominate Mitt Romney but may leave him weakened in the battle against President Obama.

  • Romneycare vs. Obamacare   Wednesday, 7 Mar 2012 | 7:30 PM ET
    Romneycare vs. Obamacare

    Ed Gillespie, former counselor to President G.W. Bush, says health care will be a central issue in Decision 2012: "People can't stand President Obama's health care proposal," he says.