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Entries by Elise Foley from 01/2012

Rick Santorum Saves Cash, Gains A Surrogate, By Turning To Daughter

Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

ROCK RAPIDS, Iowa -- Former Senator Rick Santorum's 11th hour rise up the Iowa Caucus polls is a testament to the theory that ground work and face-to-...

Rick Santorum: British Empire's Decline Due To Growth Of Social Programs

Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

BOONE, Iowa -- Rick Santorum said Monday that the United Kingdom's development of a social safety net, including universal health care, cost the natio...

Santorum Salad: Iowa Pizza Ranch Names Signature Dish After Rick Santorum

Posted 01.02.2012 | Politics

BOONE, Iowa -- The Boone Pizza Ranch named their chicken salad after Rick Santorum on Monday after the staff asked him to try their signature dish and...

Iowa Caucus 2012: GOP Candidates Reference Blogs, Kelly Clarkson

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

WEST DES MOINES, Iowa -- GOP presidential candidates made their last pitch to young Iowans Tuesday, with a few attempts to sound hip and boost their a...

Rick Santorum: Obama And The Left Preach 'Religion Of Self'

Posted 01.03.2012 | Politics

URBANDALE, Iowa -- Rick Santorum used his last campaign stop before the caucuses on Tuesday to attack the left for opposing abstinence-only education ...

Iowa Caucus Results: Rick Santorum Rises To The Top

Posted 01.04.2012 | Politics

JOHNSTON, Iowa -- Rick Santorum didn't attract much attention a few weeks ago. On December 15, the former Pennsylvania senator drew about 20 people...

Proposed Immigration Change Could Keep Families Together

Posted 01.06.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Kelly Alfaro, who lives in Washington state, almost lost her husband, Guillermo, to a bacterial infection in 2011 after he went to Juare...

Rick Perry Calls Obama A Socialist During 2012 Republican Debate In New Hampshire

Posted 01.08.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry doubled down on his claim that President Barack Obama is a socialist during Sunday morning's GOP debate in New Hampshire. "I ...

Cecilia Munoz Named To Top White House Post

Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Longtime immigration reform advocate Cecilia Muñoz will serve as the director of the Domestic Policy Council, the White House announced...

Anti-Immigration Group Makes South Carolina Ad Buy

Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Anti-immigration group NumbersUSA announced on Tuesday that it will spend at least $100,000 on advertising before the South Carolina Republican primar...

Rick Perry: South Carolina Is The Next Stop

Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

Rick Perry's campaign attempted to downplay his poor showing in New Hampshire, writing in a Tuesday evening statement that, effectively, he hadn't bee...

Mitt Romney Endorsed By Architect Of Arizona Immigration Law

Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney announced on Wednesday an endorsement from Kris Kobach, the Kansas secretary of state who helped wr...

Rick Perry: South Carolina Is At War With The Government On Voter ID

Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Texas Gov. Rick Perry said on Monday that he would continue to fight for voter identification laws in Texas, responding to a somewhat leading question...

Mitt Romney Stands Behind DREAM Act Veto Promise During 2012 South Carolina GOP Debate

Posted 01.16.2012 | Politics

Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney doubled down on Monday on his opposition to the DREAM Act, a bill that would aid undocumented young people and that is ...

Karen Santorum Attacked For Abortion Doctor Relationship

Posted 01.18.2012 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- An unknown group put flyers on cars outside an anti-abortion event here Wednesday, attacking Karen Santorum, wife of the former se...

Mitt Romney, Tim Pawlenty Are Keeping Up With The Kardashians

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Mitt Romney campaign seems to enjoy making jokes about the Kardashians. During an event in Charleston, S.C. on Thursday, fo...

Newt Gingrich Spanish-Language Ad: Mitt Romney Is 'Anti-Immigrant'

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich came out with a Spanish-language ad on Thursday calling fellow GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney "anti-immigrant" and "goes around us...

Newt Gingrich's Marriage: Ron Paul Says Problem Is 'That He Lied To The American People'

Posted 01.19.2012 | Politics

CHARLESTON, S.C. -- The Ron Paul campaign put out a statement about an hour into the debate calling the first question, which was about Newt Gingrich'...

Mitt Romney Calls South Carolina An 'Uphill Battle' As Vote Nears

Posted 01.20.2012 | Politics

GREENVILLE, S.C. -- South Carolinians say it's the state that picks presidents. Mitt Romney used to say so, too. On Friday, though, the floor bega...

Mitt Romney Concedes South Carolina Primary, Takes To Tough Road Ahead

Posted 01.21.2012 | Politics

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Mitt Romney gave his first concession speech of the 2012 election cycle on Saturday night, but it didn't sound much like one. And it...

Mitt Romney Backers, In Spanish-Language Ad, Say He Will Fight Castro, Chavez

Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released another Spanish-language radio ad in Florida, touting endorsements from Cuban-American Florida Reps. Mari...

Immigration Debate Heats Up Ahead Of Florida Primary But Drops In Priority For Republicans

Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- GOP presidential candidates may want to talk about it, but fewer Republicans rank unauthorized immigration as a top issue, according to ...

Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich Wish Fidel Castro To Hell (VIDEO)

Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich got into a game of one-upmanship at a GOP debate Monday night when discussing the potential death of Cuba's Fidel Castro...

Mitt Romney Attempts To Soften Dream Act Stance, Says He'd Rely On 'Self-Deportation' (VIDEO)

Posted 01.23.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney softened his position on the Dream Act during Monday night's debate, saying he would support legislation to provide legal status to some u...

Barack Obama On Immigration In 2012: Not So Different From 2011

Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When President Obama's immigration policy staffers gathered to help pen the State of the Union Address passage dedicated to their issue...