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Susan Walsh, APSen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, speaks at the Conservative Political Action Committee annual conference in National Harbor, Md., Thursday, March 6, 2014.

Republicans push social issues at conservative showcase

Friday, March 7, 2014
OXON HILL, Md. — Some of the GOP's most prominent conservatives insisted Friday that Republicans should emphasize hot-button social issues like abortion and gay marriage in this year's midterm elections, exposing an ideological divide within a party trying to capture the Senate and then the White House. [ Read more → ]
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Savage talks marriage, Supreme Court decisons, Santorum in 2016

Tuesday, June 4, 2013
Dan Savage, author of the new book, “American Savage: Insights, Slights and Fights on Faith, Sex, Love and Politics,” speaks about his new book, as well as the upcoming U.S. Supreme Court decisions on the Defense of Marriage Act and California's Proposition 8, the 2008 voter-approve ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
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Rick Santorum is a dead end for the Republican party

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Although we just had an election, Rick Santorum, as tireless as he is tiresome, is already stumping in Iowa to prepare for his next defeat. His willful ignorance and woeful arrogance personifies why the GOP is losing the next generation of voters. Santorum, for instance, attacked marriage equality and foolishly pretended the huge cultural shift on this issue was no more than a passing fad – like a Hula Hoop or a Rubik’s cube... [ Read more → ]
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RNC 2012: Santorum calls for end to ‘assault on marriage’

Wednesday, August 29, 2012
TAMPA, Fla. — Speakers at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday hammered President Obama for what they said were failed economic policies while largely staying away from social or LGBT issues — although marriage was a cornerstone in the high-profile speech by former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum. [ Read more → ]
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Perkins: ‘Clear link’ between FRC shooting and Obama administration policies

Friday, August 17, 2012
After trying to blame the Southern Poverty Law Center for the deplorable shooting that occurred at the Family Research Council’s office this week, FRC president Tony Perkins today also implicated the Obama administration in the shooting. [ Read more → ]
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National Organization for Marriage endorses Mitt Romney

Wednesday, April 11, 2012
The National Organization for Marriage on Wednesday officially threw its support behind Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney as he has been called upon to renounce the anti-gay group’s support. [ Read more → ]
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Rick Santorum to young bowler: ‘Friends don’t let friends use pink balls’

Wednesday, March 28, 2012
At a campaign event at a bowling alley in Wisconsin on Wednesday, GOP presidential hopeful Rick Santorum told a boy who reached for a pink bowling ball, “You’re not gonna use the pink ball. We're not gonna let you do that. Not on camera.” [ Read more → ]
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Rick Santorum pledges to restore ‘Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell’

Sunday, March 18, 2012
While sitting down with Tony Perkins of the Family Research Council at the Greenwell Springs Baptist Church on Sunday, Rick Santorum doubled down on his commitment to bring back the discriminatory Don't Ask Don't Tell policy. [ Read more → ]
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Santorum wins GOP primaries in Alabama, Mississippi

Wednesday, March 14, 2012
Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum scored two wins in the GOP primaries on Tuesday by adding Alabama and Mississippi to his column after prevailing in Kansas over the weekend. [ Read more → ]
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Republican candidates split primary wins on Super Tuesday

Tuesday, March 6, 2012
The field of Republican presidential candidates didn’t become any more clear Tuesday night after results were declared for the largest number of contests on a single day during the GOP primary season. [ Read more → ]
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Romney takes two GOP primary wins in Michigan, Arizona

Tuesday, February 28, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took two wins by coming out on top in the GOP primary in Arizona and — after initially lagging in the polls — taking victory in Michigan. [ Read more → ]
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Rick Santorum = Political Apocalypse

Sunday, February 26, 2012
By all indications the GOP race has boiled down to The Insincere (Romney) vs. The Insane (Santorum). Although, the way things are going in this tumultuous race, The Unstable (Newt) should stay in a bit longer because he will likely get one more chance in the limelight if he performs well in the South. [ Read more → ]
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Protesters shout down Santorum as he speaks against marriage equality in Washington state

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Occupy Wall Street protesters nearly drowned out Rick Santorum for 44 minutes as he tried to deliver remarks at the Washington State History Museum in Tacoma, Washington on Monday night. Speaking from a balcony, Santorum sought to condemn the state’s newly-enacted same-sex marriage law and the Ninth Circuit’s ruling against Proposition 8, but was repeatedly interrupted by protesters yelling, “we are the 99 percent.” [ Read more → ]
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Santorum: Washington’s approval of gay marriage is ‘not the final word’

Monday, February 13, 2012
OLYMPIA, Wash. — Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum, well known for his opposition to same-sex marriage, visited Washington state on Monday within an hour of Gov. Chris Gregoire signing the state’s same-sex marriage bill into law. [ Read more → ]
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Santorum compares 9th Circuit to Soviet Union, calls court ‘intolerant’ for striking down Prop 8

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
During a town hall in McKinney, Texas on Wednesday, Rick Santorum lashed out at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for striking down Proposition 8, arguing that the judges displaced “intolerance” towards conservatives and labeled proponents of “traditional” marriage as “bigots” when they found the measure unconstitutional. [ Read more → ]
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Santorum sweeps GOP contests in Minnesota, Missouri, Colorado

Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum showed his campaign still has life by sweeping Tuesday’s GOP contests in Minnesota, Missouri and Colorado. [ Read more → ]
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Santorum: Gays don’t deserve ‘privilege’ of marriage because gay unions don’t ‘benefit society’

Saturday, February 4, 2012
Rick Santorum told a gay man in Fulton, Missouri Friday afternoon that he didn’t deserve the “privilege” of marriage because his same-sex relationship does not “benefit” society in the same way that opposite-sex marriage does. [ Read more → ]
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Florida gay Republicans hail Romney victory

Wednesday, February 1, 2012
FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — Gay Republicans joined many of their straight counterparts in Florida Tuesday night in congratulating former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney for his decisive victory in the Florida Republican primary. [ Read more → ]
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Christie sees future, Santorum wears George Wallace drag

Sunday, January 29, 2012
You can’t scare the public with the gay issue anymore since they no longer are afraid to have us as neighbors. In fact, most Americans want us as their neighbors and pollsters have discovered that 47 percent of strong conservative Republicans would vote for an LGBT person running for office. [ Read more → ]
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Gingrich comes from behind to win South Carolina primary

Saturday, January 21, 2012
Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich pulled a surprise win in the South Carolina primary on Saturday, throwing off expectations for the race for the GOP nomination. With 31 percent of precincts reporting, Gingrich had a wide lead with 40.8 percent of the vote. Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was in second with 21.1 percent. [ Read more → ]
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The GOP’s Fringe Binge and Field of Schemes

Saturday, January 21, 2012
There is something seriously wrong with a political party where it is more controversial and exotic to speak French than in tongues. Given this acid trip facsimile of reality, it was inevitable that the Republican presidential primaries have come down to the Slickest vs. The Sickest. [ Read more → ]
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Anti-gay, evangelical leaders endorse Rick Santorum

Sunday, January 15, 2012
The anti-gay Family Research Council and evangelical leaders have endorsed Republican candidate Rick Santorum for president amid observations that the social conservatives are unhappy with the idea of frontrunner Mitt Romney’s nomination. [ Read more → ]
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Two major benchmarks in LGBT history will change the playing field forever

Saturday, January 14, 2012
If you sneezed last week, you might have missed them. Two major changes in the fight for LGBT equality took place — and they literally will change the playing field forever. [ Read more → ]
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Obama opposes laws ‘designed to take rights away’

Friday, January 13, 2012
The White House, in response to a Washington Blade inquiry about the possible vote to repeal same-sex marriage rights in New Hampshire, said Thursday night that President Obama “believes strongly in stopping laws designed to take rights away.” [ Read more → ]
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Santorum taken down as Romney wins New Hampshire primary

Wednesday, January 11, 2012
The New Hampshire primary results took anti-gay Republican presidential hopeful Rick Santorum down several notches Tuesday night and boosted the more progressive Jon Huntsman up a few. Many pundits are now all but assuming Mitt Romney -- who came out on top in Iowa and New Hampshire -- will be the Republican nominee to challenge President Obama in the general election. [ Read more → ]
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