Santorum to address NRA meeting

   April 24, 2014 10:35 am

Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum is giving signals that he could be a candidate for president in 2016, as he was in 2012. He is attending events that are in the conservative Republican’s wheelhouse, such as the March for Life rally in Washington, D.C., in January. That rally marked the 41st anniversary of Roe v….

Hillary Clinton clear frontrunner among Dems in Iowa poll

   April 10, 2014 9:00 am

We’re still about six weeks away from the May 20 midterm primary, but already, the 2016 presidential election season is starting to gather steam. A Suffolk University poll shows that Hillary Clinton is the runaway favorite among self-described Democratic caucus-goers in the 2016 Iowa presidential caucuses. Iowa is typically the state that leads off the presidential nominating…

Santorum goes back to Iowa

   August 23, 2013 9:03 am

Rick Santorum for president in 2016? ABC News suggests it could happen, though it said the former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania remains noncommittal  at least until the 2014 midterm election has played out. ABC News recently followed Santorum, who won the leadoff Iowa caucus in 2012, throughout an 18-hour day in Iowa that covered 430…

New political book is a ‘talker’

   August 14, 2013 10:46 am

If you’re a political junkie, I can recommend Mark Liebovich’s book about the incestuous nature of Washington, D.C. politics. The book has a long title, “This Town: Two Parties and a Funeral – plus plenty of valet parking!” But the book doesn’t read long. I found myself zipping through the 371-page critique – often humorous – of the connections…

Ornstein delivers the punch lines in Erie

   November 16, 2012 9:06 am

Political observer Norman Ornstein is a keen observer of Washington, D.C., politics, but he could have a second career as a standup comic. Ornstein, who spoke Thursday at the Jefferson Educational Society’s Global Summit in Erie, rattled off several funny lines before his lecture turned serious. Ornstein said he called GOP strategist Karl Rove the…

Santorum releases convention schedule

   August 23, 2012 7:19 am

Rick Santorum has outlined his public schedule for next week’s Republican National Convention. The former presidential candidate and former U.S. senator from Pennsylvania will address delegates and guests Tuesday night at the convention in Tampa. On Wednesday, at 12:30 p.m., Santorum will join Citizens United for the premiere of its latest film, “Our Sacred Honor.”…