Tag: Rick Santorum

Pinkerton: Back to the Future — Generous 1990s Block Grants Show GOP Path to Obamacare Repeal and Replace

The future of Obamacare repeal and replace lies with the GOP’s past success in converting federal welfare funds into block grants that allow governors to tailor the funds to their own local needs. However, like welfare reform in the 1990s, healthcare reform today will only succeed if it demonstrates that it can improve lives and not just reduce spending. The flesh-and-blood well-being of folks is more meaningful to people than abstract budget numbers showing a deficit reduction.

Watch: Rick Santorum, Carlos Gutierrez Clash Over DACA

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA), former Commerce Secretary Carlos Gutierrez, Democratic strategist Neera Tanden and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-CA) got into a heated exchange over the future of the Obama-era Deferred Action for

FILE - In this April 25, 2015 file photo, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa. Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator who won the 2012 Iowa caucuses by a hair, is widely expected to enter the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination on Wednesday, May 27, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik, File)

Rick Santorum: Obama Was a Vindictive Bully

Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union,” former Sen. Rick Santorum said, “President Obama was probably one of the most vindictive presidents that we’ve ever dealt with,” adding, “This president has been a bully.” Partial transcript as follows: TAPPER: That

As DNC Opens, Keystone State Emerges As The Ultimate Battleground

“I’ve talked to the Trump people a number of times and they were so excited about the primary in Pennsylvania and a belief that as Pennsylvania goes, so will the election,” Sessions told the state’s delegation. “So you are going to be the critical part of this. And there’s a special optimism actually about Pennsylvania, a special optimism.”

How Cruz Beat Expert Predictions and Outran Trump

When the votes were finally counted, the Iowa caucus wasn’t that close at all. Texas Sen. Ted Cruz cruised to a 4-point win over national frontrunner Donald Trump and bested late-rising Sen. Marco Rubio by 6 points.

Watch: Santorum, Huckabee Join Trump on Stage

Thursday at the Trump rally at Drake University in Des Moines, IA, GOP presidential front-runner Donald Trump welcomed fellow presidential candidates former Gov. Mike Huckabee (R-AR) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) to the stage to speak to the group of

Rebellion: Candidates Rip Fox News In Undercard Debate

There is a disturbance in the Fox News force, and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump’s ongoing feud with the powerful cable news network appears to have given his fellow candidates the go ahead to form a rebellion. Something that seemed impossible

Santorum: The Media Is Ignoring Me for an ‘Entertainer’

Thursday at Fox News Channel’s Republican presidential “undercard” debate, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) said he is in the lesser debate because the media is only “talking about an entertainer.” Santorum said, “You know, listening to what your network was talking about

Mike Huckabee, Rick Santorum Want to Join Donald Trump Veterans Event

GOP presidential candidates former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee and former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum, who are participating in the earlier GOP debate on Thursday, say they want to attend GOP frontrunner Donald Trump’s event on Thursday night for veterans rather than the primetime GOP debate hosted by Fox News.