Santorum Wins Alabama & Mississippi

Rick Santorum has won both the Alabama and Mississippi Republican presidential primaries.

The former Pennsylvania senator edged rivals Newt Gingrich and Mitt Romney to capture the Deep South states.

Evangelicals played a critical role in both states' vote. Roughly 4 in 5 voters who were surveyed in an exit poll called themselves born-again or evangelical in both Alabama and Mississippi.


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  • by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2012 at 02:29 AM
    I don't know why anyone's worried. Obama will win second term. People swore up and down that Bush wouldn't get second term. What happened? Second term. People swear up and down that Obama will not get second term. What will happen? Yeeeeeup. We're a sentimental lot.
  • by MSNBC on Mar 16, 2012 at 07:14 PM
    The national debt is almost $15.6 trillion dollars. It would cost $1 million dollars a day for 42,739 years to pay off the debt (not including interest). Or, $100 million dollars per day for 427 years. It would take $100 million dollars per day for 137 years just to pay off Obama's $5 trillion dollars in added debt. Obama has increased the national debt by about $4.3 billion dollars per day since he took office!
  • by Eyes Wide Open on Mar 16, 2012 at 06:23 PM
    The national debt has increased over $47 BILLION in the LAST WEEK ALONE! $15.5 Trillion and climbing VERY FAST!!
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      by EYO and still blind as a bat! on Mar 16, 2012 at 06:55 PM in reply to Eyes Wide Open
      Now tell us how many times Mr. Bush had to increase the Debt Ceiling after inheriting a surplus from Clinton?? I know you are brain dead, so the answer is 7 times in 8 years. I also know you will not believe FACTS, so someone please confirm it for him. I dont think he knows how to look things up for himself.
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        by Eyes Wide Open on Mar 17, 2012 at 05:14 PM in reply to EYO and still blind as a bat!
        What does "EYO" stand for? If you were to abbreviate Eyes Wide Open the second letter would be a "W" not a "Y", and you think that I am brain dead,WOW! I posted facts, if you can prove them wrong then be my guest. But either way stop the name calling, that liberal technique has gotten old.
  • by To Rem on Mar 15, 2012 at 11:58 AM
    You sited a Youtube article. I listened to it. Have you? How could you listen to that and still ask where the Constitution mentions the separation of church and state? This lecture clearly explains exactly why we believe the Constitution intended this separation!
  • by Let's see Location: ENC on Mar 14, 2012 at 10:57 PM
    Well, it's time again to see what the "do nothing" House is going to do about jobs. The Senate sent them a bi-partisan passed Transportation bill-let's see what they hold hostage over this!
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      by Harry Reid on Mar 15, 2012 at 02:42 PM in reply to Let's see
      I have refused Senate votes on dozens of job creating bills that were passed by the House because Obama told me not to allow a vote on anything that would help this country!
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        by To HR on Mar 15, 2012 at 07:06 PM in reply to Harry Reid
        Name one-just 1, and I will tell you why the Senate held it! And it wasn't because of the lie you put in your post!
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          by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 16, 2012 at 11:33 AM in reply to To HR
          There are 15 bills, why don't you know that? What news do you watch or google? by Tina Korbe So, what’s up? Could a bill to make capital more available to small-business owners bring the president and the House GOP together at last? Don’t bet on it. The White House can’t afford to be seen to be against jobs bills of any sort. The president has already proved his prowess at accusing the entire Congress of a “do-nothing” mentality even when it’s just the Senate stalling on bills the House has already passed (#Forgotten15!!!). He’ll use Republicans’ reintroduction of these bills as an excuse to bring up his American Jobs Act again and to accuse Congress of inaction when the House doesn’t want to pass his spendthrift proposals. Still, it’s refreshing to reintroduce this debate. The news cycle lately has been so dominated by the GOP primary and cultural debates that it’s easy to forget unemployment is still 8.3 percent. Time to remember.
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          by Harry Reid on Mar 16, 2012 at 06:11 PM in reply to To HR
          There were 27 bills held that Harry refused a vote on last I looked. Try Paul Ryan's Medicare reform bill for a starter in explaining why the Senate has not voted.
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          by Tim on Mar 18, 2012 at 08:48 PM in reply to To HR
          OSOC, you lose again. Repubs are slow in the head.
  • by Fox News reports Obama falling in polls on Mar 14, 2012 at 07:09 PM
    Depends on which polls. This week has seen four new public surveys from highly regarded, nonpartisan polling organizations – two one way, two the other. Two other polls show not much change at all. The latest numbers come from the Pew Research Center and show Obama’s job approval – probably the most important political statistic at this time of year – at 50%, against 41% disapproving. That’s a big boost – the nine-point favorable margin compares with a four-point margin last month and a four-point deficit in January. The poll, of 1,503 adults, including 1,188 registered voters, was taken March 7-11. The survey also showed 59% of voters -- including almost a third of Republican voters -- saying they expected to see Obama win reelection. And it showed a notable improvement in the Democratic Party’s image among voters, with the public having an overall favorable view – 49% to 43%. The public’s overall view of the Republican Party was strikingly negative, 36% to 56%. Half of those surveyed said they would describe the GOP as “extreme” while only 35% said they would use that word to describe Democrats.
  • by Low turn out in gop primaries because of thunder storms... on Mar 14, 2012 at 06:12 PM
    Oh sure, blame the low turnout partially on thunderstorms. Yea right - more like 4 crappy GOP candidates.
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      by FACTS on Mar 14, 2012 at 06:56 PM in reply to Low turn out in gop primaries because of thunder storms...
      The FACT IS there were RECORD high turnouts in Mississippi and Alabama, much higher than in 2008!!! How about you stop listening to the lame stream media and do the research before putting your foot in your mouth next time. More like 1 more crappy liberal!!!!
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        by To FACTS on Mar 14, 2012 at 09:17 PM in reply to FACTS
        Just how do you get your information without main stream media? Did you personally count the people who voted in 2008 and then those that voted yesterday? I got news for you, ANY information you got from ANY reporting system was from main stream media-they all get it from the same sources!
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        by To Facts on Mar 15, 2012 at 07:11 PM in reply to FACTS
        The numbers you are fighting over-which are so irrelevant-are whether you are comparing votes to the 2008 primaries or votes cast in the general election. In 2008- there was also a Democratic primary in Miss. and Alabama-so Democrats also came out to vote. Since they are open primaries, there was probably many "cross over voters". ie you are comparing orange circumstances to apple circumstances. Again, no one with any sense expects Miss. or Alabams to have any effect on the Dems. in Nov. These ultra-conservative states with the worst records in the country in income, education, poverty, government assistance are all YOURS!!
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      by Crappy Candidate on Mar 15, 2012 at 02:43 PM in reply to Low turn out in gop primaries because of thunder storms...
      We will see who is laughing when Obama loses to a nobody!
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        by Obama Snake Oil Co on Mar 16, 2012 at 11:34 AM in reply to Crappy Candidate
        I just read a confirmation that Bin Laden is really dead, he showed up as a registered democrat in Va.
  • by Eyes Wide Open on Mar 14, 2012 at 06:08 PM
    National Debt = $15.5 TRILLION!!!! That is about $50,000 for every man, woman and child in this country, or about $137,000 per taxpayer! We have WASTED over $38 BILLION in just interest on the national debt THIS YEAR ALONE and all Obama cares about is the NCAA Tournament!
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      by To EWo on Mar 14, 2012 at 09:18 PM in reply to Eyes Wide Open
      Yeah, and you need to look at who accumulated that!
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        by RG on Mar 15, 2012 at 04:37 AM in reply to To EWo
        The national debt was around 10 Trillion when Obama took office. That was accumulated by the pass 43 Presidents. Want to explain the last 5 Trillion in the last 3 1/2 years ?
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          by To RG on Mar 15, 2012 at 10:25 AM in reply to RG
          "Debt" and "deficit" are not the same things! Debt continues to accumulate from interest from president to president. So, the "debt" you are blaming on Obama is the accumulation of the bills and INTEREST on those bill from him and all those before him! The deficit it what we owe in payments less what we bring in. If the deficit increases, so does the debt! Bush received a surplus (not deficit) from Clinton. Then he, reduced taxes on the rich (not paid for), put us in two wars (not paid for), and passed a prescription bill (not paid for). The deficit exploded! The interest on this deficit also exploded! Then, he handed this mess, along with a collapse of the real-estate market and banks to Obama! Part of the 5 Trillion you are yelling about is interest on the deficit already accumulating handed to Obama! In terms of presidential policy, Reagan, Bush (daddy), and Bush (son) ALL increased the deficit under their administrations more than Kennedy, Clinton, or Obama! That bottom line you keep siting does NOT represent Obama!
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          by To: To RG 01:25 PM on Mar 15, 2012 at 02:53 PM in reply to RG
          You cannot be serious! Obama has had the largest deficit for 3 years and counting in the HISTORY of this country! Blaming Bush is getting old! The national debt increased under Clinton as well as Reagan, Bush #41, and #43! The problem with the deficit has multiplied out of control under Obama, and it is ALL Obama fault!!!!
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          by SDW on Mar 21, 2012 at 06:21 AM in reply to RG
          Because you and your GOP buddies find every loophole there is to avoid paying taxes, while I am taxed at over 30% of my income. Pay up and there will be no defecit!
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        by Eyes Wide Open on Mar 16, 2012 at 06:15 PM in reply to To EWo
        $4.9 Trillion under 8 years of Bush #43 and $4.9 Trillion under 3 years of Obama! I do not know why this is news to you, it cannot be disputed, PERIOD!!
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          by SDW on Mar 21, 2012 at 06:47 AM in reply to Eyes Wide Open
          Under Bush, the top 10% of all earners paid around 20-25% in taxes. As a resu;t of GOP led tax cuts they now pay less that 15% of their income in taxes. It can be disputed!
  • by Anonymous on Mar 14, 2012 at 06:07 PM
    In Alabama almost half of the residents think Obama is a Muslim and in Mississippi it's over half. And of course, these are the states that rank #49 and #50 in education, though Texas beats them at #50 in having the least high school diplomas. In other words, the South is rising again ... in Limbaugh IGNORANCE.
  • by Obama 2012 on Mar 14, 2012 at 05:33 PM
    I LOVE THIS PRIMARY!!! OBAMA 2012 IS LOOKING BETTER EVERY DAY!!!
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