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Rick Santorum Drops Out

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 06.14.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

This week, North Korea suffered a major embarrassment when its missile test demonstrated how far the country has advanced in producing a weapon of mass dysfunction. On the campaign trail, Rick Santorum announced he was suspending his run for the White House, thereby avoiding what was shaping up to be an embarrassing primary trouncing in his home state. In dropping out of the race, Santorum said, "We were winning in a very different way." You mean by losing? That is very different. In Florida, the man who killed Trayvon Martin was finally arrested and charged with second-degree murder -- yet another example of what is possible when people come together in a social movement to force an unresponsive system to act. And in Massachusetts, the state marked another year of its health care system. Happy 6th birthday, Romneycare! So sorry your father abandoned you. Let's hope your national cousin doesn't get the same shoddy treatment.

Jason Linkins

The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For April 13, 2012

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics

This week, former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum decided that the time to quit his upset bid had finally come. He shuttered a campaign that had risen...

For Romney, the Race has Just Begun

David Issacharoff | Posted 08.28.2012 | Teen
David Issacharoff

In some ways, Rick Santorum won. Perhaps not the nomination or presidency, but he left his deep mark and taught the Republican Party an important lesson.

WATCH: Stewart Rips Santorum's Concession Speech

The Huffington Post | Christine Friar | Posted 04.12.2012 | Comedy

Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum suspended his race for the nomination Tuesday, and gave a heartfelt speech to thank his supporters. O...

Santorum Sets Stage For His Political Future

RealClearPolitics | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum did exactly what he set out to do two years ago when he began floating the idea of a presidential run. Even though he ended his bid Tues...

Outside Groups Have Surprising Flexibility After Candidate Quits

AP | JACK GILLUM | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — When a presidential candidate throws in the towel, what can a "super" PAC that once supported the campaign spend its money on? Pre...

Jason Linkins

Gingrich Thinks Santorum's Exit Will Give Him A Boost

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.11.2012 | Politics

With Rick Santorum's exit, New Gingrich is now saying that his supporters are asking him to keep fighting. This raises a series of questions, like, "Wait, Newt Gingrich still has supporters?"

Friess Makes Switch

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 04.11.2012 | Politics

Foster Friess, the main contributor to Rick Santorum's super PAC, said he intends to help Mitt Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee. "I’m o...

Jon Ward

Rick Santorum's Lost Opportunity: Why He Couldn't Get Over The Hump

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rick Santorum dropped out of the presidential race on Tuesday, but he likely lost his opportunity for the Republican nomination in Febru...

The Funniest Rick Santorum Headlines

The Huffington Post | Posted 04.10.2012 | Comedy

Rick Santorum dominated the headlines on Tuesday after announcing that he was officially dropping out of the race for the Republican presidential nomi...

Michael Calderone

How Bloomberg Broke The Washington Post's Santorum Scoop

HuffingtonPost.com | Michael Calderone | Posted 04.10.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- The political news cycle kicked into overdrive Tuesday afternoon when Bloomberg News staffers began tweeting that Rick Santorum was leavin...

Twitter Reacts To Santorum Announcement

Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum, the former Pennsylvania senator whose socially conservative message resonated with wide swaths of the GOP base, announced Tuesday that ...

Jason Linkins

Santorum Helpfully Drops Out After Crazy Rumors Run Wild On Twitter

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 06.10.2012 | Media

Crazy Twitter rumor-mongering got a big assist from actual reportable news events today, when it turned out that Rick Santorum actually did suspend his campaign, some time after a Bloomberg reporter heard about some Washington Post report that reported that Santorum was dropping out, reportedly. This set off a confusing time in our lives when half of the journalists on Twitter were retweeting Bloomberg's report of a report, while the other half were left to ask, "Wait, where are you hearing that?"

Sam Stein

Rick Santorum Drops Out

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 04.10.2012 | Politics

In a surprise decision Tuesday, former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) announced that he is suspending his presidential campaign, all but putting an end to...