Was Santorum’s Triple Victory Last Night a Referendum on Obamacare’s HHS Mandate?

Rick Santorum had a HUGE night last night, winning all three states that held primaries and caucuses yesterday: Missouri by over 30 points (winning every county), Minnesota by almost 20 points, and most surprising of all, Colorado by 5 points. First of all, I want to PRAISE and THANK all of you who responded to my post yesterday calling on Catholics to support Rick Santorum in these states. One pr... More

This Tuesday, Support Rick Santorum!

This Tuesday, Missouri holds its Republican primary and Colorado and Minnesota hold their caucuses. If you have reservations about supporting Mitt Romney, and live in one of these three states, this is your last chance to prevent Mitt from winning the GOP nomination. To put it bluntly, I don’t think Newt Gingrich will be able to challenge Mitt Romney in a 1-on-1 race. Santorum has proven (in... More

Ron Paul could do better in defending the right to life

While most libertarians support legal abortion, Ron Paul is to be commended for not only resisting that trend but using his knowledge and experience as an obstetrician to promote the pro-life point of view. There are many pro-life Catholics (and other Christians) who like Ron Paul’s views on economics and foreign policy who otherwise would not support his candidacy if Ron Paul were pro-choic... More
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Iowa Caucuses Update: Santorum and Romney Within 8 Votes for 1st. Paul 3rd.

Things are looking good for Rick Santorum to have pulled off a stunning upset. He’s certainly 1st or 2nd next to Mitt Romney. Ron Paul finished 3rd. Here’s the very latest as of 11:30PM EST: I think Santorum’s numbers will continue to improve slightly as the results are finalized. 1:00AM UPDATE — some first thoughts: For many voters, tonight was the first time they got a c... More

Open Thread: The Iowa Caucuses (And a Santorum Surge?)

Today voters in Iowa head into their caucus chambers to choose who they want to support for the Republican Presidential nomination. A big part of the story line heading into today’s caucuses is the surging support for Rick Santorum, now that many of the leading Mitt Romney alternatives (Cain, Gingrich, Perry) have failed to retain support: In the closely followed Des Moines Register poll jus... More

Reader: Liberal Catholics denounce Obama’s mandate, How a Ron Paul win helps Romney, Is Santorum surging?

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Michael Sean Winters is not a right-winger. Michael Sean Winters of the National Catholic Reporter rails against the Obama administration for not providing a true religious exemption in their contraception mandate and also calls it bad politics. http://is.gd/WaNb1l Even Commonweal magazine published an ed... More

Reader: Democrats’ Mediscare attack called ‘Lie of the Year,’ Obama thinks he’s 4th best prez ever, GOP pines for Jeb

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. One despicable leftist ad showed a Republican pushing a grandmother off of a cliff. Christmas comes early for Paul Ryan. Politifact calls the claim that “Republicans voted to end Medicare” as the “Lie of the Year 2011.” http://is.gd/vgJWIm GOP unhappiness with the field fuels buzz for... More

Dear Fans of Ron Paul: This is Noxious.

A bumper sticker available for purchase at Ron Paul's Web site. This is the sort of thing one would expect to find at the Obama campaign site. The not-Mitt race for the GOP nomination is swinging wildly. Bachmann had her day in Ames, but those seeds were sewn on rocky ground. Cain was dogged by allegations of infidelity and inappropriate behavior. Perry stumbled through the debates. Gingrich h... 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: Newt holds off rivals at debate, 7 former PP workers offer to testify, Paul accuses Newt of selling access

Welcome to the Lunchtime Reader, where we assemble important stories to keep your eyes on. Rivals fail to stop Newt Gingrich’s momentum during Saturday’s Iowa debate. http://bit.ly/vDTlAm Seven former employees offer to testify against Planned Parenthood. http://bit.ly/tiSpYu Jon Huntsman praised abortion champion Kathleen Sebelius when Barack Obama nominated her as head of the Dept. of Health... More

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