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Follow the 2012 presidential candidacy of former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum in our selection of audio clips, interviews, and coverage.

Follow the 2012 presidential candidacy of former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum in our selection of audio clips, interviews, and coverage.
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Follow the 2012 presidential candidacy of former Pennsylvania senator Rick Santorum in our selection of audio clips, interviews, and coverage.

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The fight over prevailing wage isn't a classic 'right vs. left' battle

9/22/2015
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Well, if you've been following the news from Lansing, it seems likely that the Legislature will soon vote to eliminate what's known as "prevailing wage," which is the requirement that the state pay union-scale wages to workers on state construction projects. This has long been a cause championed by State Senate Majority Leader Arlan Meekhof, R-West Olive, who seems to hate unions. Those supporting this idea say it would save Michigan hundreds of millions of dollars. But those opposed say...

Duration:00:03:04

Why some ‘insider’ candidates are struggling to appeal to voters

8/31/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Over the weekend, Republican and Democratic presidential candidates were out campaigning, dodging slings and arrows, and positioning themselves for the fall. With Labor Day in sight, presidential candidates are surging and stumbling. DONALD TRUMP Republican Presidential Candidate: I love Nashville. GWEN IFILL: Republican Donald Trump, in Super Tuesday state Tennessee over the weekend, still leads in early state polls. But the biggest surge...

Duration:00:09:14

In a crowded race for Iowa, the importance of being Donald

8/18/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Ready or not, the 2016 campaign is now shifting into higher gears. Today alone, candidates were fanned out at events in six states. But among the more than a score of White House hopefuls, one is dominating the conversation. The question is, how will that translate into votes? Gwen takes a look at the unconventional Donald Trump strategy in Iowa, and whether its working with the Republican faithful. GWEN IFILL: Hes the anti-establishment...

Duration:00:06:11

Rick Santorum on Iran’s nuclear path, economics of immigration

7/21/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now the next in our series of interviews with the candidates running for president in 2016. Tonight, we sit down with former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum of Pennsylvania, who made a run for the Republican nomination in 2012, and he is trying again. Welcome, Senator Santorum. RICK SANTORUM Republican Presidential Candidate: Thank you, Judy. Good to be with you. JUDY WOODRUFF: So, we were just listening to that report about Americans joining the...

Duration:00:07:51

Sen. Lindsey Graham on fighting Islamic State, shoring up Social Security

6/4/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The 2016 race for president reached a clear critical mass, with four more candidates announcing this week. The first of those came Monday in a small town in South Carolina from the states senior senator, Lindsey Graham. As part of our series of interviews with presidential candidates, he joins me now from New York. Senator Graham, thank you for being with us. SEN. LINDSEY GRAHAM, Republican Presidential Candidate: Thank you. Youre going to be...

Duration:00:08:17

Shields and Brooks on Dennis Hastert charges, Ashton Carter Iraq comments

5/29/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSShields and Gerson on GOP’s Patriot Act rift, Islamic State’s victories Shields and Brooks on the Senate’s trade battle, train safety funding Shields and Brooks on the Senate’s trade battle, train safety funding JUDY WOODRUFF: And now to the analysis of Shields and Brooks. Thats syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. Welcome, gentlemen. So lets begin, Mark, with this what we learned yesterday, former House...

Duration:00:12:09

Rick Santorum Announces Another Run For GOP's Presidential Nominee

5/28/2015
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Former Pa. Sen. Rick Santorum joined the list of 2016 Republican presidential contenders on Wednesday. Santorum, the surprise winner of the 2012 Iowa Caucuses, may have a tough task ahead of him.

Duration:00:01:26

Rick Santorum To Launch Second White House Bid

5/27/2015
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Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is expected to announce another bid for the White House on Wednesday.

Duration:00:03:15

Will 2016 be the year of the political outsider?

5/4/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat does Carly Fiorina believe? Where the candidate stands on 10 issues What does Ben Carson believe? Where the candidate stands on 10 issues What does Bernie Sanders believe? Where the candidate stands on 10 issues GWEN IFILL: The Republican field grew more crowded, as two more contenders jumped into the race for president today, and yet another announcement is expected tomorrow. Its Politics Monday, so we will talk it all through with Amy...

Duration:00:09:01

Shields and Brooks on making a deal with Iran, religious freedom and the ma

4/3/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSShields and Brooks on Harry Reid’s retirement, Yemen turmoil response Shields and Brooks on Netanyahu’s election provocation, human trafficking holdup Shields and Gerson on Clinton’s email problem, Senate sabotage of Iran negotiations HARI SREENIVASAN: And to the analysis of Shields and Brooks. Thats syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. So, David, let me start with you. If the hard-liners or some...

Duration:00:12:46

First out of the gate for 2016, where does Ted Cruz go now?

3/23/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat does Ted Cruz believe? Where the candidate stands on 10 issues Four reasons so many Republicans are running in 2016 2016 is all about Hillary Clinton and the GOP drama GWEN IFILL: The field is crowded with those who say they maybe, sort of, might run for president. But Senator Ted Cruz made it official today in an appearance at Liberty University, a Christian school in Lynchburg, Virginia. The Texas Republican became the first candidate to...

Duration:00:08:35

CPAC speakers talk Islamic State, immigration, Obama

2/27/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSForeign policy fires up crowd at CPAC 3 questions for Republican presidential hopefuls ahead of CPAC GOP’s successful midterm showing shapes 2016 presidential race JUDY WOODRUFF: Next: the fight to win over the right. It was day two of speeches at the largest gathering of conservatives in the country. Political director Domenico Montanaro reports on the Conservative Political Action Conference, or CPAC. DOMENICO MONTANARO: Jeb Bush, the former...

Duration:00:01:45

Foreign policy fires up crowd at CPAC

2/26/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSGOP’s successful midterm showing shapes 2016 presidential race 3 questions for Republican presidential hopefuls ahead of CPAC Will security and stability concerns shape the 2016 race? GWEN IFILL: Conservative activists flock to suburban Washington every year to join forces, streamline their message, and provide an audience for the men and women interested in running for president. This year is no different. Over two days, potential Republican...

Duration:00:05:30

How Walker and Jindal are drawing attention for 2016

2/9/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSHow will Republicans act on Obama’s budget proposals? How will Republicans act on Obama’s budget proposals? Gwen’s Take: The perils of tripping over one’s tongue GWEN IFILL: Call it front-runner-itis. Thats what happens when early polls hurt more than they help. For now, the struggle for position is playing out among a handful of Republican governors and one politically larger-than-life Democrat. Joining us for our weekly look at how the 2016...

Duration:00:06:50

How will Republicans act on Obama’s budget proposals?

2/2/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat campaign fund trends will carry over to 2016? What midterm lessons can politicians learn for 2016? 2016 hopefuls pitch their presidential qualities at GOP meetings GWEN IFILL: Now for more on the political side of the budget debate and on the budding presidential campaign, we turn to our new weekly politics discussion, where every Monday, we will hear from Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Nia-Malika Henderson of The Washington...

Duration:00:07:26

Shields and Brooks on Koch brothers’ near-billion dollar spending plan, no

1/30/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSShields and Brooks on inviting Netanyahu, GOP abortion bill revolt 2016 hopefuls pitch their presidential qualities at GOP meetings What’s on the agenda for the new GOP controlled congress? JUDY WOODRUFF: For Mitt Romney, a third time wont be the charm. For the Koch brothers, nearly a billion dollars might be the right number. And for congressional Democrats, whats life like in the minority? For all that, the analysis of Shields and Brooks. Thats...

Duration:00:11:56

2016 presidential hopefuls aim to prove their worth in campaign warm up

1/14/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhat does Jeb Bush’s campaign curiosity mean for other possible candidates? What campaign funding trends will carry over to 2016? What midterm lessons politicians can learn for 2016 GWEN IFILL: Just in the past seven days, the 2016 race for president has moved from mostly theoretical to quite substantial. In a minute, we will analyze that campaign landscape, but, first, a brief look at the action of just the past week and where things stand at...

Duration:00:08:49

Shields and Brooks on U.S. intervention in Iraq, presidential poll numbers

6/20/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: And to the analysis of Shields and Brooks. Thats syndicated columnist Mark Shields and New York Times columnist David Brooks. RELATED LINKSCan Iraq be united under Maliki? What to watch in today’s House leadership races Reports of corruption cast shadow over World Cup Welcome, gentlemen. So the Faith and Freedom Coalition, Mark, what is both what the fact that they held this, they heard from these potential candidates in 2016, what is what...

Duration:00:12:37

Potential GOP presidential hopefuls address religious right

6/20/2014
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Over the last two days, 2016 Republican presidential hopefuls have courted religious conservatives here in Washington. RELATED LINKSWhat to watch in today’s House leadership races Republican rift highlighted again this week Faith and Morality Play Major Roles in Debate on Gay Marriage The Faith and Freedom Coalitions Road to Majority Conference brought together a key part of the GOPs base, and provided an opportunity for possible candidates to...

Duration:00:02:27

On The Hill And Off It, Two Different GOP Positions On Minimum Wage

5/15/2014
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Prominent Republicans — including former presidential candidates Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum and Tim Pawlenty — have endorsed a minimum wage hike in recent weeks. And in Vermont, lawmakers approved the nation's highest statewide minimum wage, in a deal brokered by a Republican state senator. Nevertheless, a nationwide increase faces solid Republican opposition in Congress.

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