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Santorum: Talk of Iowa Voting Problems `Doesn't Really Matter'

After losing the Iowa caucuses by just eight votes to Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum said Thursday that news of possible voting irregularities that could change the outcome "doesn't really matter to me."

Several Hawkeye State news outlets reported that Edward True, of Moulton, reported a mistake in the number of votes cast for Romney in his precinct in Appanoose County.

Posted: Friday, January 6, 2012 - 1:40am

REPORT: Santorum's Post-Senate Career Linked to His Elected Office Actions

With his second-place finish in the Iowa caucuses, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has come under increased scrutiny of his time as a Pennsylvania senator and how he fashioned a “lucrative post-government career based largely on income from businesses that had benefited from his work in Congress,” the New York Times reports.

Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 11:40pm

3 Men, Santorum and The AP (... and Dogs)

CONCORD, N.H. -- "What about three men?"

What about it, Senator Santorum?

Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 11:40pm

Boston Globe Endorses Huntsman in GOP Primary

In a rebuke to former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, The Boston Globe on Thursday endorsed Jon Huntsman for the Republican presidential nomination, marking the former Utah governor’s sixth –- and by far largest –- newspaper endorsement in or near the state where he has chosen to put all of his campaign chips.

Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 11:40pm

McCain Invokes S.C. Senators in Campaigning for Romney

CHARLESTON, S.C. — Continuing as Mitt Romney’s anti-Rick Santorum surrogate, Sen. John McCain said on Thursday that South Carolina’s two GOP senators have joined him in fighting earmarking in Congress, an issue on which Santorum is regarded as politically vulnerable.

Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 11:40pm

New Gingrich Food-Stamp Comment Draws Controversy

Already under fire for labeling President Obama "the food-stamp president," Newt Gingrich on Thursday touched off further controversy for declaring he would visit the NAACP and explain to the organization why African-Americans should "not be satisfied with" food stamps.

Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 9:40pm

Santorum Raises Polygamy in Defending Stand Against Gay Marriage

CONCORD, N.H. –- In a spirited debate with gay-rights supporters, GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday defended his opposition to liberalizing marriage laws by raising the specter of polygamy. “What about three men?” he asked.

The comment evoked memories of the ex-Pennsylvania senator's controversial statement to the Associated Press in 2003 in which he associated gay sex with incest and bestiality.

Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 7:40pm

Santorum: Abolish Courts That Are Too Powerful

NORTHFIELD, N.H. – Taking a page from rival Newt Gingrich, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Thursday leveled tough criticism at the judiciary, saying judges have become too powerful and that as president he would do away with some courts.

Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 7:40pm

N.H. Crowd Shows Santorum It's More Interested in Fiscal Than Social Issues

BRENTWOOD, N.H. –- Rick Santorum refused to wait for the inevitable question. The new top-tier GOP contender on Wednesday started his first stump speech since Iowa arguing that the primary’s next stop wouldn't end his campaign’s surge.

“People have asked me repeatedly, ‘Well, Rick, you’ve done well in Iowa, but New Hampshire is such a different place -- it's nothing like Iowa,’ ” Santorum said, speaking to a room too small to hold the overflow crowd of hundreds of voters and journalists.

Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 7:40pm

Post-Iowa, Conservatives Still Favor Super PACs

Despite the political carnage suffered by Republican presidential candidates at the hands of super PACs in Iowa, conservatives show no signs of buyers’ remorse after supporting the Supreme Court decision that opened the floodgates for the unlimited campaign money that fueled them.

Posted: Thursday, January 5, 2012 - 6:40pm