Reader: Romney pins hopes on IA Catholics, Santorum talks about working class, Perry says no abortion in case of rape

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Romney is campaigning now in eastern Iowa, where he did well in 2008. http://is.gd/Dr8LRd Noteworthy: Romney did well in an area dominated by Catholics. (Dubuque is 75% Catholic). Just look at the map from 2008. http://is.gd/6vaE99 Rich Lowry says Santorum’s focus on families and the working class sets h... More

Senator Ben Nelson won’t seek reelection in 2012

Breaking news from the heartland: The man behind the Cornhusker Kickback is calling it quits. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE, won’t be running for re-election next year, according to Politico. Ben Nelson betrayed the pro-life cause to get a more generous Medicaid reimbursement — worth $45 million over 10 years — in exchange for his vote for Obamacare. (In the end, that provision was remov... More
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Reader: Democrat joins Ryan on Medicare reform, Newt drops 12 pts in Iowa, A new Doctor of the Church?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Sen. Ron Wyden, D-OR Bipartisan support, finally! Rep. Paul Ryan, R-WI, teamed up with Oregon Democrat Sen. Ron Wyden on a new plan to reform Medicare. Wyden said it was time for conservatives and progressives to come together and “deal with the costs and demographic challenges.” It won’... More

Reader: Another conservative Latino VP prospect, Oldest Catholic college drops “Catholic,” Who might miss OH ballot?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Luis Fortuño Hey, I’m pretty depressed about Mitt and Newt leading the pack. So let’s talk about the #2 slot. A lot of conservatives say it would be great to have a conservative Latino as the GOP VP candidate. So Marco Rubio, right? Well, Bill McGurn of the Wall Street Journal notes there’s actually a... More

CV INTERVIEW: Don Stenberg defended life before the Supreme Court – now he wants to fight in the Senate

I spoke recently with Nebraska State Treasurer Don Stenberg. He previously served three terms as Attorney General. Stenberg narrowly lost to Ben Nelson in the 2000 Senate race. Senator Nelson, D-NE, made national headlines by casting a vote in favor of Obamacare. But to rematch Nelson, Stenberg must first beat Attorney General Jon Bruning for the Republican nomination. To learn more about Don Sten... More

Reader: Rubio would help GOP win Florida, Dems unfavorables hit 84 levels, Will ‘Kickback’ Nelson run again?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Sen. Ben Nelson, D-NE, doesn’t sound that interested in running for re-election. http://cvote.to/7E The Democratic Party’s unfavorable rating rises to 1984 levels (when Reagan won 49 states). http://cvote.to/7D Sen. Marco Rubio, R-FL, would really boost the GOP chances of winning Florida, but not as much... More

Pray for Senator Ben Nelson

I want to encourage everyone to please keep up your prayers and support for Senator Ben Nelson (D-NE). It could well turn out, when all is said and done, that Senator Nelson will have single-handedly stopped the largest expansion of so-called abortion rights since Roe v. Wade. I can’t help, but think of how lonely it is to be the sole Democrat to stand up for what is right and just. If you ... More
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