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Catholic leaders urge Gingrich and Santorum to leave racist talk behind

Catholic leaders issued a letter Friday to GOP presidential candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum, themselves Catholics, urging them “to stop perpetuating ugly racial stereotypes on the campaign trail.”

Abortion rights, Planned Parenthood attacked at GOP presidential forum

The anti-abortion group Personhood USA hosted a presidential candidate forum this week in Greenville, S.C., to discuss the legality of abortion, defunding Planned Parenthood and passing legislation to define human life as beginning at the moment of conception.

Latino evangelicals rally to register young voters

Evangelical leaders joined DREAM Act-eligible youth in Florida this week to launch Nuestro Futuro, a campaign to work with church networks and youth leaders to bring Latino evangelical youth to the polls in 2012.

VIDEO: Romney courts both sides of immigration debate

Leading GOP presidential contender Mitt Romney has a mixed set of endorsements that don’t fully illustrate his positions on immigration.

NOM intends to make same-sex marriage a wedge issue in 2012

The Human Rights Campaign’s watchdog project NOM Exposed, which tracks the spending and lobbying activities of the National Organization for Marriage, recently revised its strategy. According to a leader on the project, HRC believes NOM’s focus in 2012 will be centered on the national stage to ensure that same-sex marriage remains a primary issue in the presidential race; thus NOM Exposed will be closely following NOM’s federal election activities.

As immigration falls to historic lows, the rhetoric reaches historic highs

As GOP presidential candidates begin the fight to stay alive by doing well in South Carolina's Jan. 21 primary, one issue they reliably turn to is immigration--with an open competition to see who can sound the toughest.

Romney supports school vouchers and standardized testing

Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential candidate who edged out an eight-vote victory over Rick Santorum in the Iowa caucuses, has a long track record on education that includes standardized testing and accountability, charter schools and school vouchers.

Colorado Dems blast Romney on immigration

On the heels of Mitt Romney's narrow Iowa victory over former Senator Rick Santorum, Colorado Democrats today said Romney's positions on immigration put him outside the mainstream and make him virtually unelectable in Colorado.

Gingrich blasts U.N. in move critics call hypocritical

One of the ways presidential candidate Newt Gingrich has been trying to gin up support in tea party and far-right conservative circles is by talking about Agenda 21 — a lot. But Gingrich is having trouble convincing some far-right voters of his antipathy toward the United Nations sustainable growth initiative because of his past environmental policy positions.

VIDEO: Super PAC is out to get Gingrich

“You know what makes Barack Obama happy? Newt Gingrich,” says an ad by Restore our Future, a group that supports GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney.
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