March 13, 2012 So far, the anti-abortion group Susan B. Anthony List has given the GOP hopeful's campaign $500,000 in ads and other support.
March 10, 2012 Rick Santorum wins the Kansas Republican caucuses, according to the AP; Romney wins Guam, Northern Mariana Island and is ahead in Wyoming.
March 8, 2012 Support for Rick Santorum's presidential campaign has been driven by his conservative stances on social issues. But when it comes to economic matters, his record is more mixed. Some conservatives say that on issues like government spending and trade he has sometimes betrayed free-market principles.
March 6, 2012 According to Josh Putnam, the political scientist who maintains the Frontloading HQ blog, it's all about delegates and Romney's lead in that department will be hard for Santorum to overcome to get the 1,144 delegates needed for the nomination.
February 29, 2012 Presidential candidate Rick Santorum has said that John F. Kennedy's 1960 speech advocating strict separation of church and state almost made him throw up. But scholars say Kennedy's speech has to be taken in the context of a vastly different political climate — one that was hostile to Catholics.
February 29, 2012 The entire political industry had been poised for weeks for a Rick Santorum breakthrough in Michigan, not quite believing it could happen but believing the polls that said it could.
February 27, 2012 The race for the Republican presidential nomination enters another crucial week, with contests Tuesday in Arizona and Michigan. Rick Santorum is tied nationally with Mitt Romney in a new national poll of Republicans.
February 22, 2012 Then-candidate Mike Huckabee brought the devil up in a GOP primary four years when he asked aloud if Mormons believed Jesus and the devil were siblings. He apologized. Santorum is standing by his 2008 Satan comments, though it's clear he would like the matter to go away.
February 21, 2012 Rep. Ron Paul has Santorum in his sights, labeling him a "fake" fiscal conservative, using Sasquatch to humorously drive home the point, in a new ad running in Michigan. (The ad could have some appeal in the Pacific Northwest, too, when the Republican caucuses rolls around in Washington State, Bigfoot's purported home.)
February 21, 2012 Attracting the votes of women was already the No. 1 affliction for the Republican Party in 2012. Nominating a candidate who personifies the gender gap in American politics is not a likely antidote.
February 19, 2012 Unlike the other GOP candidates who've emerged to take on Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and the superPAC supporting him seem to have the resources to fight back. The battle is taking place on the airwaves in Michigan, which along with Arizona holds its primary Feb. 28.
February 17, 2012 MSNBC host Andrea Mitchell asked billionaire Santorum backer Foster Friess whether he thought the GOP presidential candidate's very conservative social views would be disadvantageous to Santorum in the general election. Friess not only didn't think so; he indicated he didn't see what all the fuss was about. And then he dispensed some advice about contraceptives.
February 16, 2012 Santorum's returns may allow his critics, both those aligned with Mitt Romney, his chief rival for the Republican presidential nomination and those who aren't, to attack the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania for not giving as much to charity as many others at his income level.