Rick Santorum's surprisingly strong showing in the Iowa caucuses was less of a surprise in his home state of Pennsylvania. There he's known as a master-campaigner who's at his best when he's an underdog. But his conservative social views have hurt him with voters in the past.
In 2008, Richard Bennett had been out of the Marines for nearly three years, after being injured in Iraq. That's when he caught the attention of Craig Williams, who was looking for a partner to help expand his successful business.
Rick Santorum's late rise in the Iowa polls after months in the low single digits has let him skip a lot of scrutiny from the media and his opponents. A look at some of his more noteworthy positions during his years in the U.S. Senate.
The trial of five men accused of helping plan the Sept. 11 attacks is scheduled to begin early in 2012 at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The case will test a new system of justice reserved for suspected terrorists, and experts say the trial could make or break the military commission system.
Many environmental concerns are starting to surface as East Coast cities plan to dredge their ports — like in Miami, where engineers would drill for two years to deepen Biscayne Bay's limestone bottom. But like many cities, Miami wants business from new cargo ships from the Panama Canal.
Thursday, the Pentagon announced its new strategy for dealing with threats around the world. The goal is to use the new blueprint to guide difficult budget choices in the coming years. The new document is released as the U.S. winds down two long wars — in Iraq and Afghanistan — and embarks on a period of defense budget cuts.
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