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Rick Santorum

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    April 24, 2012

    Ron Paul actually won Minnesota's GOP presidential caucus, it turns out

    Remember all that stuff you read about Rick Santorum winning Minnesota's February Republican presidential caucus? Forget you ever saw it. Because last weekend, the Republican votes that matter the most were cast at Minnesota's district conventions, and Ron Paul won the majority of them.Paul won 20 o ... More >>

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    April 10, 2012

    Rick Santorum gives Bemidji Woolen Mills a shoutout, concedes to Romney

    In the moments after Rick Santorum announced he's suspending his presidential campaign, effectively surrendering the GOP nomination to Mitt Romney, a local Twitter personality offered up the following analysis: "I'm devastated that Rick Santorum has suspended his Presidential campaign." -- No one.Bu ... More >>

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    February 29, 2012

    Macalester President Brian Rosenberg appalled by Santorum

    Macalester President Brian Rosenberg is appalled by Rick Santorum. The liberal arts college bigwig has come out against the Republican presidential candidate despite the potential for alienating his conservative alumni. Rosenberg spends part of a recently-published essay ruminating on the responsib ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    Rick Santorum glitterbombed in Blaine [VIDEO]

    ​The streets of Minnesota are running rainbow with glitter! In the waning hours before Tuesday night's caucus, the glitterati struck one last time at a Rick Santorum event in Blaine, showering the famously anti-gay former senator in sparkles. "I think he just felt the rainbow," glitterbomb inve ... More >>

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    February 8, 2012

    Santorum's low-turnout, symbolic Minnesota victory signals Republican dissatisfaction

    ​Well, with Romney finishing a distant third, T-Paw is looking less influential than ever, isn't he?Rick Santorum crushed his Republican presidential competitors during yesterday's Minnesota GOP caucus, but the victory is only as significant as the momentum it generates for his campaign in states ... More >>

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    February 7, 2012

    Rick Santorum goes for "big win in Minn" according to Drudge

    ​Minnesota is the lead headline on the Drudge Report today, which cheekily says Rick Santorum is looking for a "big win in Minn" at today's caucus.The report links to a story with better-than-expected poll numbers for Santorum, including a projected 33% to 24% lead over Romney in Minnesota.

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    February 3, 2012

    Santorum splatters Romney, Gingrich in new Minnesota ad [VIDEO]

    ​After months of playing relatively nice with his fellow GOP presidential contenders, Rick Santorum's new Minnesota ad splatters Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich.With a shit-eating smirk on his face, Romney is shown standing in front of a sinister Gingrich. Obama is in front of both of the GOP frontr ... More >>

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    February 3, 2012

    MNGOP leadership throws support behind Romney

    ​Minnesota's Republican vanguard is throwing its weight behind Mitt Romney's bid to be the 2012 Republican presidential nominee.Later today, House Speaker Kurt Zellers and House Majority Leader Matt Dean will reportedly headline a list of Romney's legislative backers. Last week's polling indicates ... More >>

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    January 30, 2012

    Luverne Pizza Ranch hosts Santorum tonight

    Santorum coming out of his jacket​Rick Santorum is coming to Minnesota tonight, which makes him the first presidential candidate to campaign in the state this year. Santorum's visit follows Ron Paul's recent television push in the state, as Paul has begun airing campaign ads for the Minnesota ... More >>

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    January 23, 2012

    Santorum's trademark sweater vests are Minnesota-made

    ​Rick Santorum's unlikely surge in Iowa is paying dividends all the way up in Bemidji.Santorum has ordered hundreds of sweater vests from the Bemidji Woolen Mills. The vests -- complete with a campaign logo embroidered on the chest -- will be sent to anyone donating $100 or more to Santorum's fled ... More >>

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    December 29, 2011

    Bachmann not pulling punches as Iowa Caucus nears

    ​With the Iowa Caucuses less than a week away, the 2012 Presidential campaign's preseason is not for long, and Michele Bachmann is far behind Newt Gingrich, Rick Perry and Ron Paul in the polls. Republican candidates will begin to drop like punch-drunk boxers as the primary process moves from Iowa ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Rick Santorum and Bradlee Dean talked about gay sex last weekend

    Bradlee Dean, Rick Santorum: Track suit, empty suit.​Rick Santorum, the former U.S. Senator from Pennsylvania, announces that he's running for president every few days, waiting for someone to finally notice. With Mitt Romney, Rick Perry, and Herman Cain (Herman Cain!) vacuuming all the oxygen from ... More >>

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    July 21, 2011

    Bachmann a hit at first-ever Twitter debate, asks "4 ur vote"

    Bachmann has mastered the hashtag.​Michele Bachmann did well at the first-ever Twitter debate, using a bit of Twitter savvy to outshine several second-tier candidates.The debate, sponsored by conservative site Townhall.com, saw Bachmann swimming in the shallow end of the Republican pool against Ne ... More >>

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    June 17, 2011

    Bachmann surges into second place

    ​Michele Bachmann left Tim Pawlenty in the dust in the wake of the New Hampshire Republican debate on Monday, not among Republicans in the Granite State, but also nationally, if you believe the polls. She's vaulted into second place behind Mitt Romney in both cases.

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    June 14, 2011

    Bachmann keeps Elvis Christmas music on her iPod, and other CNN debate weirdness

    All seven Republicans, on the right.​The Republican "debate" on CNN last night wasn't really a debate at all, it was a two-hour press conference in which seven candidates took turns trashing President Obama. No one expected anything different, really. All seven of them just wanted to cram int ... More >>

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    June 1, 2011

    Michele Bachmann says God's calling her to run. Republicans? Not so much

    God's given her the all-clear.​Michele Bachmann just spent the day in New Hampshire, glad handing around and attracting a bunch of reporters who treated her like a Sarah Palin stand in. Because right now, she's acting like a presidential candidate, as opposed to a biker chick. And she says Go ... More >>

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    May 26, 2011

    Dayton vetoes abortion bills, reminds politicians they aren't doctors

    ​Just to prove they weren't totally heartless, Republicans pushed through a bill this session that, while outlawing all abortions after 20 weeks, made exceptions for saving the life of a mother or sparing her from irreparable physical harm. But if that woman were a victim of rape or incest, the b ... More >>

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    March 21, 2011

    Dan Savage invites Tim Pawlenty to film "It Gets Better" video

    ​In the latest issue of Time magazine, sex columnist Dan Savage calls on former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty to record a video for the "It Gets Better" campaign.When the alt weekly sex columnist is asked who should record a public service spot against gay suicide, he named Pawlenty along with longt ... More >>

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    March 3, 2011

    Pawlenty will run for president or get off the pot in two weeks [UPDATE]

    It's make-your-mind-up time.​Tim Pawlenty says he will decide once and for all in the next two or three weeks whether he'll make a 2012 run for the White House. After three epic campaign commercials, a national book tour, frequent-flyer excursions to New Hampshire and Iowa, and incessant sucking ... More >>

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    May 19, 2010

    Tim Pawlenty had better head back to New Hampshire

    Time to dock the boat and get serious in New Hampshire​Is our governor serious about the 2012 presidential race? If he is, he'd better make tracks to New Hampshire, where his poll numbers among likely Republican voters can't seem to climb out of the basement. The latest WMUR/University of Ne ... More >>

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    January 14, 2010

    Pawlenty keeps pitching right, headlines anti-abortion gala

    The governor recently told Newsweek that it might be hard to be a presidential candidate in 2012 because nobody knows who he is.

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    Thirty countries soon may have "the bomb," Arizona scores last on the list of smartest states, Sen. Rick Santorum compares the Iraq ... More >>

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    September 22, 2005

    9/22: Morning Communique

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    September 7, 2005

    9/7: Morning Communique

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    July 27, 2005

    7/27: Morning Communique

    CITY PAGES BLOGS Pizzaman encounters an old nemesis on the Streets of Pizza. THESE DAYS The family of a Marine who was killed in Iraq is furious with Pennsylvania Lt. Gov. Catherine Baker Knoll for showing up uninvited at his funeral this week, handing out business cards and chatting up folks dur ... More >>

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    July 18, 2005

    7/18: Morning Communique

    CITY PAGES BLOGS Steve Monaco has your Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. THESE DAYS The earthquake that triggered December's devastating Indian Ocean tsunami caused a 620 mile rupture in the sea floor, scientists said last week. HIV-positive Russian women and their children face widespread disc ... More >>

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    July 6, 2005

    7/6: Morning Communique

    THESE DAYS In a potentially major breakthrough in the campaign against AIDS, French and South African researchers have apparently found that male circumcision reduces by about 70% the risk that men will contract HIV through intercourse with infected women. Minnesota journalists and First Amendment ... More >>

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    June 27, 2005

    6/27: Morning Communique

    [CITY PAGES BLOGS] Steve Monaco has your Monday Movie Quiz at Couch Pundit. [THESE DAYS] The Department of Veterans Affairs told Congress that its health care costs grew faster than expected and left a $1 billion hole in its budget this year, lawmakers said. A candidate for North Carolina Chie ... More >>

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    June 1, 2005

    The Name of This Band is Flock Of Doug

    Doug Utter takes on Rick Santorum in bathtub brawl

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