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CNN Drops Analyst Dismissive of Native American Culture
CNN Drops Rick Santorum

CNN Drops Rick Santorum

Calls to fire former senator followed his off-air remarks dismissive of Native American culture

(Newser) - Rick Santorum's interpretation of history has cost him a job. CNN has sent the senior political commentator on his way after remarks he made off the air last month about Native American culture, Variety reports. Speaking to students at a Fight for Religious Freedom seminar, Santorum said: "We...

Santorum: 'There Was Nothing Here' When Settlers Arrived

'There isn't much Native American culture in American culture'

(Newser) - Native Americans aren't the only people angry at Rick Santorum over remarks belittling their contribution to American culture—and their very existence before the arrival of European settlers. The former Republican senator told a conservative youth group Friday that in contrast to countries like Italy or China, American culture...

Santorum: Parkland Survivors Don't Need to Learn CPR

Santorum walks back post-March for Our Lives comment

(Newser) - A radiologist in Florida called it "gobsmackingly uninformed" and a trauma surgeon at Johns Hopkins said it's "not effective in this situation," and on Wednesday Rick Santorum walked it back, Business Insider reports. Having watched hundreds of thousands of people march in support of gun control...

Doctors Slam Santorum's 'Unconscionable' Remarks

He suggested students learn CPR instead of joining anti-gun violence rallies

(Newser) - Former GOP presidential candidate Rick Santorum thinks students should learn CPR instead of "looking to someone else to solve their problem" by protesting gun violence—and a lot of doctors think Santorum should get a clue. His remarks were slammed by numerous medical professionals on social media, many of...

Homeland Security Chief: Leaks 'Darn Close to Treason'
Homeland Security
Chief: Leaks
'Darn Close
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Homeland Security Chief: Leaks 'Darn Close to Treason'

Plus, John Kelly, Clapper weigh in on Jared Kushner's alleged contact with Russia

(Newser) - Whoever is behind the leaks of intelligence Britain shared with the United States in the wake of the Manchester bombing is in dangerous territory, according to the secretary of Homeland Security. "I believe when you leak the kind of information that seems to be routinely leaked—high, high level...

Severe Birth Defects Don't Mean Death Sentence
Severe Birth Defects Don't Mean Death Sentence
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Severe Birth Defects Don't Mean Death Sentence

Canadian study suggests birth defects aren't as lethal as doctors previously advised

(Newser) - Parents of newborns with rare genetic conditions used to hear that severe birth defects were "incompatible with life." Support groups and social media showing the exceptions have changed the landscape—and so has mounting research suggesting not all such babies will die, the AP reports. The latest study...

Santorum Struggles to Name Rubio Accomplishment

He gets grilled on TV after his endorsement

(Newser) - Ouch. New non-candidate Rick Santorum may have endorsed Marco Rubio , but he's apparently not well versed on Rubio's work. While on MSNBC 's Morning Joe Thursday, co-host Joe Scarborough asked Santorum to name Rubio's "top accomplishment" in the Senate, reports Politico . Santorum balked. "The...

Rick Santorum Drops Out, Backs Rubio

Room for all the candidates on one debate stage now

(Newser) - And then there were nine : Rick Santorum this evening became the latest Republican presidential candidate to drop out of the race. Santorum, who won the 2012 Iowa caucuses but didn't make much of a dent this year , made the announcement on Fox News and paired it with an endorsement...

Trump: Rally Raised $6M for Veterans

He says he chipped in $1M at Iowa event

(Newser) - Donald Trump says his Thursday night charity rally for veterans was a big success—and not just because it had "more cameras" than the Fox debate . After the Drake University event—which the Guardian likens to an old-time vaudeville show with entertainers replaced by veterans and Rick Santorum—Trump...

Fiorina Snipes at Clinton in GOP Undercard Debate

'I actually love spending time with my husband'

(Newser) - Carly Fiorina came blazing out of the gate during the GOP presidential undercard debate Thursday, delivering backhanded compliments to her two male rivals and a not-subtle swipe at Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton for her husband's infidelities. She first said she is "honored" to be onstage with Mike Huckabee...

Trump-less Undercard Debate Is Still All About Trump

'There’s no escaping Donald Trump'

(Newser) - You'd have been forgiven for thinking Donald Trump somehow snuck himself onto the GOP undercard debate stage with the amount of time the four lowest-polling candidates spent talking about him. As Politico put it: "There’s no escaping Donald Trump—even when he’s not on the stage....

CNN's GOP Debate Lineup: Good News for 2 Candidates

Christie returns as Paul saves himself

(Newser) - CNN has released the lineup for its debate Tuesday night in Sin City, and it's good news for two Republicans aspiring to sit in the Oval Office. Chris Christie, who failed to qualify for the main stage at Fox Business' debate last month, will make a return to...

'Clock Kid' Surfaces as Topic in First Debate

But discussion leads to another about Kim Davis and religious freedom

(Newser) - The Muslim boy who was arrested today because teachers thought his homemade clock was a bomb surfaced as a subject in today's early debate on CNN among the four lower-tiered candidates. Asked about striking a balance between vigilance and discrimination, Bobby Jindal first emphasized that Muslim leaders must denounce...

Carly Fiorina Seen as Winner of First Debate

She and 6 others did their best to stand out

(Newser) - Their better-polling rivals get to debate in prime time , but seven Republicans tried to make the most of it in the first Fox News debate today. Based on the early reviews, it seems that one clearly did: Carly Fiorina. She "nailed it," observes the Washington Post . The former...

Santorum Slams GOP Debate as 'Insult to Voters'

Rick Perry, Carly Fiorina also respond to missing cut

(Newser) - Rick Santorum isn't pleased to have been left off the lineup for the first primetime GOP debate tomorrow. In fact, he says Fox News should apologize to the candidates who were overlooked and to the American public. In an interview with NBC News , he says the method of picking...

Santorum Will Run ... but Can He Beat the Yawn Factor?

Voters may find him ho-hum—or he may be erring by going the blue-collar route

(Newser) - Rick Santorum is set to announce today during an interview with George Stephanopoulos that he'll run for president in 2016, ABC News reports. The announcement will take place in Santorum's hometown of Cabot, Pa., and will mark his second run for president, after he finished second to Mitt...

Santorum: Should Gay Printers Have to Make Westboro Signs?

He invokes 'God Hates Fags' church in RFRA debate

(Newser) - Rick Santorum has weighed in on the debate over Indiana's Religious Freedom Restoration Act using what appears to have been the most provocative comparison he could think of. "Tolerance is a two-way street," he told CBS News yesterday, arguing that businesses should have the "ability to...

Santorum: 'Very Difficult' to Listen to Pope

Ex-senator didn't like pontiff's statements on Catholics breeding 'like rabbits'

(Newser) - Pope Francis likely wasn't referring specifically to Rick Santorum when he said Monday that there was no need for Catholics to breed "like rabbits" —but the ex-Pennsylvania senator and past/possibly future US presidential contender didn't like what he heard. "It's sometimes very difficult to...

Santorum: Mandela Fought Injustice ... Like ObamaCare

Comment came within seconds of Bill O'Reilly calling Mandela a 'communist'

(Newser) - Bill O'Reilly and Rick Santorum each managed to produce grist for the outrage mill in the space of less than two minutes last night, while discussing the recently departed Nelson Mandela. First O'Reilly described Mandela thusly: "He was a communist, this man. He was a communist, all...

Scott Walker Is GOP's Best Bet Right Now

Virginia's Larry Sabato: And only Elizabeth Warren has a chance of beating Hillary

(Newser) - University of Virginia political scientist Larry Sabato is out with his updated "crystal ball" on the 2016 presidential elections, and Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker sits atop it on the GOP side. (Note that this is a reflection of his strength in the Republican primary and not necessarily a general...

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