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.
The Republican presidential candidate didn't tone down his made-for-Iowa religious-based message when he hit the ground in much-more secular New Hampshire. He had a spirited back-and-forth with a high school senior on the issue of same-sex marriage.
Most of the Republican presidential candidates are focused on New Hampshire, which holds its primary next Tuesday. But while former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney began his day campaigning in New Hampshire, by the afternoon was in South Carolina, which holds its primary Jan. 21.
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.
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.
A Canadian rock band named The Tea Party has owned the domain name TeaParty.com since the early 1990s. Now, with seemingly no shortage of would-be buyers, the band has decided to sell to the highest bidder. Between its traffic numbers and its search value, it could be worth more than a million dollars.
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