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Entries by Amanda Terkel from 01/2012

Rick Santorum: 'I Feel Sorry' For Man Who Glitter-Bombed Me

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Dec. 30, a man threw glitter on Rick Santorum at a campaign stop in Johnston, Iowa, yelling, "Stop the hate! Taste the rainbow!" The ...

Indiana Right To Work: Labor Supporters Plan Statehouse Protest Of Anti-Union Bill

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When the Indiana General Assembly reconvenes for its 2012 session on Wednesday, one of the first items on its agenda will be the legisla...

Rick Perry Returning To Texas After Disappointing Iowa Finish, Assessing Whether To Quit Race

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R), coming in a disappointing fifth place in the Iowa caucuses, sounded a somber note at his final speech on Tuesday, raising t...

Mitch Daniels Rescinds Indiana Statehouse Restrictions Under Pressure From Democrats, Unions

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels (R) rescinded rules limiting how many people can be inside the statehouse at any one time on Wednesday, a vic...

Rick Santorum In New Hampshire: Congress Should Take Obama To Court For Recess Appointments

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

BRENTWOOD, N.H. -- Rick Santorum, flying high off his personal victory in the Iowa caucuses, met with voters at a nursing home in New Hampshire on Wed...

Rick Santorum Jokes About Sending Ninth Circuit Judges To Guam

Posted 01.05.2012 | Politics

TILTON, N.H. -- Former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum went after the judicial branch at a town hall meeting on Thursday morning, saying it was the...

Eric Holder Expands FBI's Narrow, Outdated Definition Of Rape

Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has revised the way the FBI defines rape, the first update to the federal definition in nearly a...

Same-Sex Marriage Follows Rick Santorum Around New Hampshire

Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

DUBLIN, N.H. -- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum hosted a town hall meeting at the Dublin School on Friday afternoon, once again having to field...

Rand Paul Spends Birthday Campaigning For Ron Paul Ahead Of New Hampshire Primary 2012

Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

WINDHAM, N.H. -- Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) spent his 49th birthday on the campaign trail on Saturday, stumping for his dad. At his second town hall me...

Rick Santorum And Ron Paul Set Off Sparks At New Hampshire Debate (VIDEO)

Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum finally got his wish. He's finally getting time to talk during the GOP debates. Due to S...

Ron Paul: I'm The Only Candidate 'That Understands True Racism' (VIDEO)

Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Debate moderator George Stephanopoulos asked Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) to explain his controversial newsletters written under his na...

Rick Perry Would Put U.S. Troops Back In Iraq (VIDEO)

Posted 01.07.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry hit President Obama for ending the Iraq war and pulling out U.S. troops -- carrying out a Status of Forces A...

Mitt Romney At 2012 Republican Debate: I'm Happy Ted Kennedy Had To Take Out A Mortgage In Senate Race

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney responded to attacks that he is a career politician with long-standing political ambitions ...

Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney Pressed About Support For Gay Rights During 2012 New Hampshire GOP Debate

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

CONCORD, N.H. -- Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum were pressed on their support for gay rights during Sunday morning's GOP debate here, with both men say...

Newt Gingrich Responds To Tony Blankley's Death (VIDEO)

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Newt Gingrich paid tribute to his former congressional press secretary Tony Blankley, who died Sunday after a battle with stomach ...

Newt Gingrich Criticizes Mitt Romney's Suggestion That Only Wealthy Americans Run For Office

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich sharply criticized comments made by Mitt Romney during Sunday morning's debate, when he suggest...

Newt Gingrich 'Irritated' By Outrage Over His Comments On Food Stamps

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich vigorously defended his controversial comments about food stamps and African-Americans Sunday, ...

Mitt Romney Engages Occupy Protestor

Posted 01.09.2012 | Politics

BEFORD, N.H. -- Occupy protesters interrupted former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney's final speech before primary day in New Hampshire, shouting, ...

Rudy Giuliani To Newt Gingrich: 'What The Hell Are You Doing?'

Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Fox News Thursday morning he was shocked at the GOP presidential field's attacks on Mitt Romney's time a...

Mitt Romney Hits Back Against Bain Capital Attacks

Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney is out with a new TV ad in South Carolina defending his record as a job creator and hitting his fellow GOP o...

Rick Santorum Wins Endorsement Of Evangelical Leaders

Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A week before the South Carolina primaries, more than 150 conservative evangelical leaders met in Texas and voted to throw their weight ...

South Carolina Primary 2012: Record $11.3 Million Spent On TV Ads

Posted 01.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Republican presidential candidates and the outside groups backing them have spent $11.3 million on TV ads in South Carolina, a recor...

Rick Santorum To Mitt Romney: Tell Your Super PAC To Take Down Ad Attacking Me

Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum is calling on Mitt Romney to urge an independent group supporting his presidential bid to take down a TV ad attacking him,...

Stephen Colbert Insists He Can Run In South Carolina GOP Primary -- Even Though He Technically Can't

Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Stephen Colbert technically has no chance of winning the GOP primary in South Carolina -- but that's not stopping him from insisting he ...

Newt Gingrich To Release Income Tax Returns, Challenges Mitt Romney To Do The Same

Posted 01.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Obama releases his tax returns on Thursday, former House Speaker Newt Gingrich says he will be doing the same. "Presid...