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Rick Santorum Launching Second White House Run

The former Pennsylvania senator, who came in 2nd in the 2012 Republican primary, will make an official announcement near his home town.


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Romney Rebuts Democrats’ Claims About His Tax Plan

Mitt Romney sought to inoculate himself Tuesday against Democratic charges that he favors the rich, saying his as yet-to-be disclosed tax plans will not benefit the well-to-do at the expense of others.


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney talks with Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell after campaigning at the headquarters of the Fairfax County Republican Committee on Oct. 26, 2011 in Fairfax, Va. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

McDonnell: Time For Party Conservatives To Unify Behind Romney

The head of the Republican Governors Association says Rick Santorum’s withdrawal from the presidential sweepstakes should signal party conservatives to unify behind Mitt Romney.


Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich speaks during the Wisconsin Faith & Freedom Coalition Presidential Kick-Off on March 31, 2012 in Pewaukee, Wis. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Gingrich: Running For President ‘Much Harder Than I Thought It Would Be’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich once led his rivals for the nomination in polls. Today, he’s millions in debt and describing Mitt Romney as “far and away the most likely” GOP nominee.


Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum addresses supporters during a primary night campaign rally on April 3, 2012 at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel in Mars, Pa. (credit: PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

Santorum As Unpopular In Pennsylvania As He Was When Voted Out Of Senate

Rick Santorum is as unpopular in Pennsylvania today as he was six years ago when home-state voters kicked him out of the Senate in a rout. That sour public perception may doom his fading chances of sticking around in the GOP presidential race, along with other hurdles that dot his path to a possible, and needed, victory in the April 24 primary.


Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney at Moore Oil on April 2, 2012 in Milwaukee, Wis. (credit: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

Let The Vetting Begin: Attention Turning To Romney’s Potential VP Candidate

With the Republican presidential hopeful closing in on the GOP nomination, attention is beginning to turn to who he will pick to be by his side as he takes on President Obama and Vice President Biden for the White House.


Presidential candidate Mitt Romney talks to supporters on March 19, 2012 at Bradley university in Peoria, Ill. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Romney Expects To Tighten Grasp On GOP Nomination With Illinois Primary

There will be no knockout punch, but an increasingly confident Mitt Romney expects to tighten his grasp on the Republican presidential nomination with the Illinois primary.


Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum speaks during a rally on March 10, 2012 at Digital Monitoring Products, a security and fire alarm manufacturing company in Springfield, Mo. (credit: Whitney Curtis/Getty Images)

Santorum: US Should Apologize For Deaths Of 16 Afghans

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum believes that the U.S. should apologize for the 16 Afghans who were allegedly killed by a U.S. soldier, despite previously criticizing President Obama for apologizing to the Afghan government over the burning of Qurans.


Presidential candidate Rick Santorum looks down as he speaks during an address to the 39th Conservative Political Action Committee on Feb. 10, 2012  in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Axelrod: Santorum Takes ‘Divisive Positions’ On Social Issues

A top adviser to President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign says Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum has taken “divisive positions” on key social issues.


Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney holds a campaign rally at Arapahoe High School in Centennial, Colo., on Feb. 6, 2012. (credit: EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Romney: Obama Forcing Religious Institutions To Distribute ‘Abortive Pills’

Presidential contender Mitt Romney is fighting to win over social conservatives in Tuesday’s Republican caucuses.