We Asked GOP Candidates About The Surge In Anti-Muslim Violence In The U.S. Then Things Got Awkward.

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015 |  AP PHOTO/JOHN RAOUX THINK PROGRESS LAS VEGAS, NV — Minutes after attending a forum hosted by anti-Muslim conspiracy theorist Frank Gaffney on Monday, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum praised Americans for their tolerance of Muslims in the wake of multiple attacks claimed by operatives… More We Asked GOP Candidates About The Surge In Anti-Muslim Violence In The U.S. Then Things Got Awkward.

Santorum Mocks Liberals For Believing That Diversity Benefits America

THINK PROGRESS Lagging in the polls and hoping to get a boost before the next Republican presidential debate, Rick Santorum chided the idea that multiculturalism is a benefit for America during a radio interview this week. In a Tuesday appearance on Mickelson in the Morning, a popular Iowa radio show among conservatives, the former Pennsylvania… More Santorum Mocks Liberals For Believing That Diversity Benefits America

Fox Host Hits Santorum On Pope And Climate Change: You’re Not A Scientist (VIDEO)

TPM LIVEWIRE Fox News anchor Chris Wallace turned up the heat on former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) on Sunday, asking the presidential candidate about his recent remarks that the Pope shouldn’t comment on climate change and “leave science to the scientists.” “If he’s not a scientist — and, in fact, he does have a degree… More Fox Host Hits Santorum On Pope And Climate Change: You’re Not A Scientist (VIDEO)

Republican “Survivor”: A Proposal for Culling the G.O.P. Field

THE NEW YORKER A couple of weeks ago, I was driving along the Belt Parkway, listening to Sean Hannity’s radio show, when the right-wing commentator said something that surprised me about the ever-expanding field of Republican primary candidates. This is getting ridiculous, Hannity complained—how are they all supposed to fit on the same stage for… More Republican “Survivor”: A Proposal for Culling the G.O.P. Field

10 things you need to know today: May 27, 2015

THE WEEK 1.FIFA officials arrested on corruption charges Swiss authorities arrested several six top soccer officials on Wednesdayso they could be sent to the U.S. to face corruption charges. Plain-clothed officers made the arrests in Zurich as officials were gathering for the annual meeting of FIFA, the sport’s global governing body. Investigators suspect FIFA officials of… More 10 things you need to know today: May 27, 2015

Rick Santorum Dances Awkwardly To Song By Man Who Hates Him And Everything He Stands For (VIDEO)

ADDICTING INFO When Republican Presidential hopeful Rick Santorum took to the stage at South Carolina’s Freedom Summit last weekend, he did a brief and painfully awkward shuffle to a song by a man who basically hates him and everything he stands for. The eagle-eyed producers over at NowThis caught the moment Santorum dad-danced to Pharrell… More Rick Santorum Dances Awkwardly To Song By Man Who Hates Him And Everything He Stands For (VIDEO)

GOP Summit—The Good, The Bad And The Absolutely Crazy

 The Daily Beast GOP presidential contenders flocked to Iowa on Saturday to try out their pitches on the unofficial beginning of the Iowa Caucus. Hint: Sarah Palin has lost her mind. You’re going to read a lot of analysis of this weekend’s Freedom Summit as the unofficial beginning of the Iowa caucus.Whether that’s true depends… More GOP Summit—The Good, The Bad And The Absolutely Crazy

Texas Lawmaker Wants Constitutional Amendment Allowing Discrimination Of LGBT

Addicting Info Tea Party State Sen. Donna Campbell (R-TX) believes religious freedom trumps civil rights. On Monday, she proposed an amendment to the Texas Constitution that would allow employers with intolerant religious beliefs to fire LGBT workers and shop owners to turn away LGBT customers. Campbell’s amendment to the Texas Constitution allows discrimination and violation… More Texas Lawmaker Wants Constitutional Amendment Allowing Discrimination Of LGBT

This is a religious civil war: Hobby Lobby only the beginning for new religious theocrats

Salon  The tyrant’s freedom is everyone else’s slavery. The United States is still a democratic republic, formally, but what that actually means in practice is increasingly in doubt — and the Hobby Lobby ruling, deeply disingenuous and sharply at odds with centuries of Anglo-American law, exemplifies how that formal reality is increasingly mocked in practice.… More This is a religious civil war: Hobby Lobby only the beginning for new religious theocrats

Santorum: Obama’s ‘Minions’ Privately Told Me They Thought I Could Beat Him (VIDEO)

How long have u suffered from delusions of grandeur, Santorum? TPM LiveWire Former presidential candidate Rick Santorum suggested Tuesday that Barack Obama’s campaign team told him they were privately afraid the former senator could have ridden a wave of working-class votes to beat the President in the 2012 election. Appearing on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to promote… More Santorum: Obama’s ‘Minions’ Privately Told Me They Thought I Could Beat Him (VIDEO)