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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


At second GOP debate, targeting Trump and trying to break through

9/17/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: The Republican candidates now have two debates under their belts and theyre now working to capitalize on last nights meeting one clear winner, CNN, which scored nearly 23 million viewers. While Donald Trump continues to be the marquee draw, business executive Carly Fiorina and Senator Marco Rubio also grabbed their share of the spotlight. President Reagans Air Force One served as the backdrop for 11 Republicans who hope to have their own...

Duration: 00:04:00


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


Should citizenship be a birthright? Why some GOP candidates say no

8/20/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Donald Trump, anchor babies, and the latest big debate on the campaign trail. DONALD TRUMP, Republican Presidential Candidate: I will build the greatest wall that you have ever seen. (CHEERING AND APPLAUSE) GWEN IFILL: Donald Trumps strong language on immigration has vaulted him to the top of the Republican presidential field. In a policy statement on Sunday, he moved beyond border security concerns, saying he also favors ending constitutionally...

Duration: 00:10:41


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


Why the electability equation isn’t yet on voters’ minds

8/17/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Well, as candidates walk the midway in Iowa and we just watched it we know they also are making some national moves. Among them, Donald Trump released his first national policy paper yesterday, on immigration. It sounds like a perfect time for Politics Monday. Joining us this week are Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and reporter Tamara Keith of NPR. So, go, Gwen. AMY WALTER, The Cook Political Report: Yes. So fun. JUDY WOODRUFF: She...

Duration: 00:07:31


To attack or not to attack Trump? Crowd of GOP candidates faces tricky firs

8/5/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioGWEN IFILL: Tomorrow, 17 Republican candidates for president will gather in Cleveland, 10 of them in prime time, for the first debate of the political season. Political director Lisa Desjardins is there with a preview. LISA DESJARDINS: In the long and plentiful history of Republican presidential debates, there has never been an event like this one, not in size, not in flavor. DONALD TRUMP, Republican Presidential Candidate: Well, you need somebody, because...

Duration: 00:02:47


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


Why GOP candidates will be talking about the Supreme Court on the campaign

6/29/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: The presidential hopeful list is ready to expand again, and the Republican field is divided in its reaction to the Supreme Court same-sex marriage case. Plenty to talk about for Politics Monday. Joining us this week is Stu Rothenberg of The Rothenberg Political Report Rothenberg Gonzales Political Report and Tamara Keith of NPR. Thank you both for being here. STUART ROTHENBERG, The Rothenberg Gonzales Political Report: Sure. JUDY WOODRUFF:...

Duration: 00:07:16


Time to take down the Confederate flag in S.C.? Candidates weigh in

6/22/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioJUDY WOODRUFF: Now the Confederate Flag and the presidential race. The killings in Charleston returned the rebel banner to the forefront in South Carolina and to the 2016 agenda. PROTESTERS: Take it down! Take it down! JUDY WOODRUFF: Thousands gathered on the grounds of the South Carolina state capitol this weekend to protest the continued presence of the Confederate Battle Flag. The issues also alive again for Republican presidential candidates, eight...

Duration: 00:09:27


The Moment - Chuck Todd: 6/9/15

6/9/2015
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Chuck Todd, NBC News political director and moderator of Meet the Press, talks about the political landscape and his role in it. Brian and Chuck also discuss the line between journalism and show business, the value of long-form interviews, and Chuck's waning enthusiasm for the political game. Plus, Chuck dives into his vision for Meet the Press, the burden of hosting the longest running television show in history, and the real story behind Advise and Consent. Topics this week: NBC's Meet...

Duration: 01:10:32


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 hawkish Republican candidates resonate with voters?

5/25/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWhy is candidate Clinton not taking many reporter questions? How GOP 2016 contenders are vying for the evangelical vote Will 2016 be the year of the political outsider? JUDY WOODRUFF: Well, the Patriot Act is one of handful of topics popping up this week in the presidential race, so no better time for Politics Monday. Joining me for our weekly wrap are our regular guests, Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report, and Tamara Keith of NPR. Welcome...

Duration: 00:07:43


Shields and Gerson on GOP’s Patriot Act rift, Islamic State’s victories

5/22/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSShields and Brooks on the Senate’s trade battle, train safety funding Brooks and Marcus on Cameron’s victory, Senate vote to review Iran deal Shields and Brooks on Baltimore police problems, Bernie Sanders’ election entrance JUDY WOODRUFF: And now to our look at a full week of news, culminating with the 2016 GOP presidential contenders. Most of them flocked to the Southern Republican Leadership Conference, meeting in Oklahoma, and among the most...

Duration: 00:13:33


How GOP 2016 contenders are vying for the evangelical vote

5/11/2015
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Watch Video | Listen to the AudioRELATED LINKSWill 2016 be the year of the political outsider? How will gay marriage play as a GOP campaign issue for 2016? GOP contenders fight to stand out to New Hampshire voters GWEN IFILL: Its family feud time for both Republicans and Democrats, as presidential candidates look for ways to stand out in a crowded field, and liberals go to war with the White House over trade. Its also Politics Monday, so Amy Walter of The Cook Political Report and Tamara...

Duration: 00:07:08


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

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