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Rick Santorum Launching Second White House Run

Rick Santorum, an aggressive advocate for conservative family values, will launch a second bid for president on Wednesday, a spokesman said. The former Pennsylvania senator exceeded the political world’s expectations by scoring a second-place finish in the race for the Republican presidential nomination four years ago.

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Gay Marriage: One Study Falls as Another Stands

Gay marriage advocates, including activists, academics, and the media, have been hot to discredit University of Texas social scientist Mark Regnerus ever since his 2012 groundbreaking analysis on the life success of children raised by same-sex couples.

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National Journal: Hillary Clinton Needs to Speak to Reporters

“With well over a year before the election, this is the stage of the race when Clinton should be working to get more comfortable on the trail by taking uncomfortable questions. The fact that she’s avoiding the press this early on is hardly a sign of confidence about her political readiness,” Josh Kraushaar writes.

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California Democrats Disagree: How Much Surplus to Waste?

California is enjoying another year of budget surplus–and the state’s Democrats cannot wait to spend the spoils. Though Gov. Jerry Brown’s new plans call for spending an additional $7.5 billion more than originally budgeted–an increase that is larger than the entire budgets of some states–Democrats in the state legislature are predicting a $2.5 billion surplus in the year to come, and bickering over which of the state’s generous social welfare programs will benefit from the new cash.

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The Nuclear Option: The ‘Old and Relentless’ — The Clinton Soap Opera Continues

Welcome, ladies and gentlemen, to the longest-running Southern Gothic soap opera in American history! It is a mix of “Days of Our Lives,” “Dr. Phil,” “The Sopranos,” “Oprah” and “Judge Judy” all rolled into one, long, endless saga called “The Clintons — a Tale of Naked Ambition, Unquenchable Libido, Towering Greed and Their Desperation to be a Part of Every American’s Life as Long as We Live.”

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