Rick Santorum http://nhpr.org en U.S. Senate Fails to Ratify Protections for People with Disabilities http://nhpr.org/post/us-senate-fails-ratify-protections-people-disabilities <P>This week the&nbsp;United Nation's Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities <A href="http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/12/04/us-usa-congress-disabilities-idUSBRE8B319F20121204">(CRDP) was narrowly rejected </A>on the Senate floor.&nbsp; The treaty, negotiated during the Bush administration, has already been ratified by126 other nations—including China, Russia, and Iran.&nbsp;</P> <P> Thu, 06 Dec 2012 14:49:29 +0000 Virginia Prescott 17948 at http://nhpr.org U.S. Senate Fails to Ratify Protections for People with Disabilities Is Rick Santorum Missing JFK's Point On Religion? http://nhpr.org/post/rick-santorum-missing-jfks-point-religion When GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum was growing up, he says, John F. Kennedy was a hero in his Catholic home.<p>In a speech last year, he said he had always heard glowing reports of Kennedy's speech about religion to Protestant ministers in 1960.<p>"And then very late in my political career, I had the opportunity to read the speech and I almost threw up," Santorum told a group of college students last year. "You should read the speech. Wed, 29 Feb 2012 22:34:00 +0000 Barbara Bradley Hagerty 2228 at http://nhpr.org Is Rick Santorum Missing JFK's Point On Religion? Super Tuesday: Which Candidates Can Win Outside Their 'Comfort Zones'? http://nhpr.org/post/super-tuesday-which-candidates-can-win-outside-their-comfort-zones Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney notched two big wins Tuesday, upping his Republican presidential delegate count and taking modest-plus momentum into the week leading up to Super Tuesday on March 6.<p>With the Michigan and Arizona primaries in the history books as Romney's fifth and sixth victories, we're looking ahead to Super Tuesday, when presidential contests will be held in 10 states and 413 delegates will be up for grabs.<p>The star of the show? Wed, 29 Feb 2012 14:12:36 +0000 Liz Halloran 2188 at http://nhpr.org Super Tuesday: Which Candidates Can Win Outside Their 'Comfort Zones'? Casting Himself As Outsider, Santorum Benefited From D.C. 'Revolving Door' http://nhpr.org/post/casting-himself-outsider-santorum-benefited-dc-revolving-door Rick Santorum is trying to shake up the Republican primary by winning the primary Tuesday in Michigan — and <a href="http://www.realclearpolitics.com/epolls/2012/president/mi/michigan_republican_presidential_primary-1589.html" target="_blank">many polls</a> show him neck and neck with Mitt Romney. He's a former senator from Pennsylvania best known as a culture warrior. What's less well known is what he did after losing his re-election bid in 2006.<p>After 16 years in Congress, Santorum found himself in need of a new job. And like so many before him, he found work inside the Beltway. Mon, 27 Feb 2012 21:38:00 +0000 Tamara Keith 2175 at http://nhpr.org Casting Himself As Outsider, Santorum Benefited From D.C. 'Revolving Door' How Does Mitt Romney Stop Rick Santorum's Rise? http://nhpr.org/post/how-does-mitt-romney-stop-rick-santorums-rise What's the best way for Mitt Romney to stop Rick Santorum?<p>For the answer, we went to someone who has done it before.<p>Democratic strategist Saul Shorr helped Bob Casey defeat then-Sen. Santorum, R-Pa., in a landslide in 2006. Santorum lost by 18 points.<p>But Shorr says that was a general election; in a Republican primary, Romney will have a much harder job.<p>"Here's Romney's challenge ... in a lot of these primaries you're dealing with an electorate that's made for Santorum," Shorr says. Thu, 16 Feb 2012 05:01:00 +0000 Mara Liasson 1944 at http://nhpr.org How Does Mitt Romney Stop Rick Santorum's Rise? Rick Perry Quits GOP Presidential Race, Endorses Gingrich http://nhpr.org/post/reports-rick-perry-drop-out-gop-presidential-race <h6>(This post was retopped with the latest news at 11:18 a.m. ET.)</h6><p>Saying that "there is no viable path forward for me," Texas Gov. Rick Perry just confirmed that he is leaving the 2012 race for the Republican presidential nomination.<p>Then, he went on to endorse the bid of former House Speaker Newt Gingrich — just two days before South Carolina Republicans go to the polls in a primary that could either cement former Massachusetts Gov. Thu, 19 Jan 2012 14:37:58 +0000 Mark Memmott 1471 at http://nhpr.org Rick Perry Quits GOP Presidential Race, Endorses Gingrich Santorum and Gingrich Campaigns Head to South Carolina http://nhpr.org/post/santorum-and-gingrich-campaigns-head-south-carolina <p>Neither of them finished in the top three in New Hampshire, but Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum both say their campaigns will continue.</p><p>The two of them battled for fourth place behind Mitt Romney, Ron Paul and Jon Huntsman.</p><p>Gingrich says he&rsquo;ll campaign tomorrow in South Carolina.</p><p>&ldquo;I&rsquo;m asking each of you not to slow down, in the next couple of days, make a list of every person you know in South Carolina and every person you know in Florida cause those are the next two great contests.&rdquo;</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 06:01:25 +0000 Amy Quinton 1351 at http://nhpr.org Santorum and Gingrich Campaigns Head to South Carolina Santorum Supporters Still Hopeful http://nhpr.org/post/santorum-supporters-still-hopeful <p>Supporters of former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum say they weren&rsquo;t surprised by his near tie for fourth place with Newt Gingrich in New Hampshire&rsquo;s presidential primary.</p><p>Rick Santorum told supporters that he knew New Hampshire would be tough to win.</p><p>He focused most of his campaign in Iowa and didn&rsquo;t spend a lot of money in New Hampshire.</p><p>While supporters were disappointed in his finish, Dan Tamburello, state co-chair for Santorum&rsquo;s campaign, says it wasn&rsquo;t unexpected.</p> Wed, 11 Jan 2012 05:58:26 +0000 Amy Quinton 1350 at http://nhpr.org Santorum Supporters Still Hopeful Republican Presidential Candidates Make Last Push http://nhpr.org/post/republican-presidential-candidates-make-last-push <p>&nbsp;</p><p>Mitt Romney spent his Monday focusing vote-rich southern New Hampshire. He started at a chamber of commerce breakfast Nashua, where a comment he made about choice in health care,</p><p>&ldquo;I like being able to fire people who provide services to me,&rdquo;</p><p>became a late-breaking flashpoint. &nbsp;Democrats and republicans rivals Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Jon Huntsman all piled on. So much so that at Romney&rsquo;s next stop in Hudson he called a press conference, his first since the Iowa caucuses, to defuse the matter.</p> Mon, 09 Jan 2012 22:20:46 +0000 Sam Evans-Brown, , Amy Quinton, Josh Rogers & Jon Greenberg 1290 at http://nhpr.org Republican Presidential Candidates Make Last Push Hundreds Turn Out For Santorum Town Hall http://nhpr.org/post/hundreds-turn-out-santorum-town-hall <p><span style="line-height: 115%; font-family: &quot;Calibri&quot;,&quot;sans-serif&quot;; font-size: 11pt; mso-bidi-font-size: 11.0pt; mso-ascii-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-hansi-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-bidi-font-family: &quot;Times New Roman&quot;; mso-bidi-theme-font: minor-bidi; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA;">Before last night&rsquo;s debate, a crowd of several hundred gathered in Hollis for a town hall meeting with former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum</span Sat, 07 Jan 2012 23:03:56 +0000 Amy Quinton 1261 at http://nhpr.org Hundreds Turn Out For Santorum Town Hall Santorum, Romney Hope to Build Momentum in New Hampshire http://nhpr.org/post/santorum-romney-hope-build-momentum-new-hampshire <p>The primary trail is busy again, with Iowa in the rearview mirror and just days before Granite Staters cast their votes.</p><p>NHPR&#39;s <strong>Josh Rogers</strong> shares the latest from the trail with All Things Considered host Brady Carlson, including what Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum are doing as they hope to build on the results of the Iowa caucuses.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 22:30:00 +0000 Brady Carlson & Josh Rogers 1254 at http://nhpr.org Santorum, Romney Hope to Build Momentum in New Hampshire Romney Says President Obama's Policies Are Bad for Business http://nhpr.org/post/romney-says-president-obamas-policies-are-bad-business <p>Campaigning&nbsp;in&nbsp;New Hampshire, Republican Mitt Romney accused President Obama of creating a bad business climate.</p><p>Romney said the President&rsquo;s policies are designed to help his political allies more than the country as a whole.</p><p>He told voters in Salem that President Obama packed the National Labor Relations Board with union stooges; that he used the stimulus to repay public sector unions, and that the President backed green jobs initiatives to benefit supporters at companies like Solyndra.</p> Thu, 05 Jan 2012 16:36:41 +0000 Josh Rogers 1237 at http://nhpr.org Iowa Results Fuel Santorum NH Camp http://nhpr.org/post/iowa-results-fuel-santorum-nh-camp <p>New Hampshire supporters of Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum are celebrating this morning.&nbsp; They are working to capitalize on Santorum&rsquo;s tie for first place in Iowa.</p><p>Less than four weeks ago, the former Pennsylvania Senator was stuck in single digits in the Iowa polls.&nbsp; That&rsquo;s about where he stands today in New Hampshire and his backers are hoping for a similar surge in next week&rsquo;s primary.</p><p>State campaign co-chair, Bill Cahill, says Santorum aims to consolidate the social conservative vote in the Granite State.</p> Wed, 04 Jan 2012 07:07:19 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1198 at http://nhpr.org Iowa Results Fuel Santorum NH Camp NH Watches Iowa http://nhpr.org/post/nh-watches-iowa <p>Tonight, all eyes are on Iowa.&nbsp; Tomorrow, they will shift to New Hampshire.&nbsp; The presidential candidates never fail to remind Granite State voters of the unique role they play.&nbsp; Much is made of Yankee independent thinking, but it would be a mistake to overlook how the outcome in Iowa can shape the results in New Hampshire.</p><p>Some voters relish the task of picking the next potential president.&nbsp; Matt McCormack isn&rsquo;t one of them.</p><p>&ldquo;I actually have not paid much attention to this point.&rdquo;</p> Tue, 03 Jan 2012 20:35:31 +0000 Jon Greenberg 1192 at http://nhpr.org NH Watches Iowa Santorum Explains His Comments About Black People And Entitlements http://nhpr.org/post/santorum-explains-his-comments-about-black-people-and-entitlements If you were listening carefully to <a href="http://www.npr.org/2012/01/02/144569143/rick-santorum-may-be-peaking-at-the-right-time">NPR's Ted Robbin's report on Rick Santorum</a> on <em>Morning Edition</em>, yesterday, you heard some pretty controversial comments from the Republican presidential candidate.<p>At a campaign stop over the weekend, Santorum was asked about foreign influence on the U.S., but the former Pennsylvania senator went on a tangent about entitlement programs and appeared to tell a mostly white crowd that he did not want to "make black people's lives better by giving them s Tue, 03 Jan 2012 16:41:27 +0000 Eyder Peralta 1173 at http://nhpr.org Santorum Explains His Comments About Black People And Entitlements