WATCH: Rubio, Santorum Call for Pro-Family Tax Plan, and Not Just Pro-Business

Some conservatives forget the ultimate creative enterprise is key to a growing and flourishing society: creating and raising the next generation of Americans. Surely this enterprise deserves as favorable a treatment as investments in equipment? Treating children a a consumption item is a profound mistake some, but not all, economic conservatives make. One of Marco Rubio’s great moments in Tuesday night’s debate was his defense of a pro-family tax code: The most important job I’m ever going to have, the most important job anyone in this room will ever have, is the job of being a parent. Not the job

Santorum’s Economic Message in One Paragraph

The Santorum campaign just sent me this summary of Santorum’s economic message, fighting “for the hardworking Americans and their families that keep our country going”: Today CNBC and Rick’s opponents will have to face the truth — America deserves better. And the Economic Freedom Agenda is the only plan that takes on Obama’s job-killing regulations, simplifies the tax code, stops the flow of illegal immigration, and raises the minimum wage. Let’s show the pundits that Americans stand behind this plan to get our economy back on track for all Americans — sign up to support the Economic Freedom Agenda, and don’t

Santorum: “The Greatest Antidote to Poverty in America Is a Stable Family”

At a presidential forum at Prestonwood Baptist Church in Texas, Rick Santorum used data and social science to reveal the real solution to poverty: GRAHAM: Talk to us about how you believe government should appropriately show compassion towards the outsider, the person who is down, the person who needs help. How do we help them? SANTORUM: Yeah, the Bible is very clear about the responsibility to help the poor. I mean, it’s mentioned hundreds of times in the Bible. I don’t think I see anywhere in the Bible where it says the government is supposed to do that. Now, that

Trump Told Santorum He’s Too ‘Hard-Core’ on Abortion and Marriage

In an interview with Politico on Tuesday, Rick Santorum recalled his encounters with Donald Trump before the 2016 race began. Santorum said that in late 2011 after Santorum began his rise to the top of the pack, Trump called the 11-state winner a “loser” on Fox News. So Santorum called Trump to ask why, and here’s what Trump said: “He said, ‘Well, but you’re too conservative. You’re just out there. You’re just way conservative.’ And the first thing he mentioned was pro-life. He said, ‘you’re too hard-core on pro-life, you’re too hard-core on marriage. I don’t know anyone who shares

Jindal, Huckabee and Santorum to Address Social Conservatives in Iowa

Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum will speak at the 2nd Annual Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing being held in Des Moines, Iowa, on Saturday, October 31, 2015. The Caffeinated Thoughts Briefing is the annual fall public policy and worldview conference for social conservatives hosted by CaffeinatedThoughts.com in Iowa.  American Principles Project is co-sponsoring the event for the second time. The briefing will provide both novice and seasoned activists with the information and resources they need to help make a difference in Des Moines and in Washington, D.C. Topics of the conference will include: Parental Choice

Campaign 2016 by the Numbers: Carson, Cruz Shock Everyone

Third quarter fundraising reports are in, and we have the numbers for you. As we said last week when these fundraising numbers first started trickling in, these numbers do matter — fundraising allows candidates to buy air time, hire staff, and get people to the polls. It’s impossible to win without money. Here’s the GOP primary as it stands by the numbers: Ben Carson 3rd Quarter: $20.8 million raised (1st) Cash on hand: $11.2 million (2nd) RealClearPolitics (RCP) Polling Average: 19.0% (2nd) Carson should be very satisfied with his position right now. He’s raising a lot of money, mostly from small-dollar donors, and he’s

Jindal and Santorum Deserve to Debate

The Washington Times reported that Bob Vander Plaats, President and CEO of The FAMiLY Leader, believes that both Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum deserve a spot on October 28 on the CNBC debate stage. “I think both of these guys probably deserve a spot on the debate stage,” Vander Plaats said. I agree. As it stands, both do not meet the criteria, which requires a 2.5 percent national poll average in order to debate, and that is unfortunate. The media attention is already focused on national polling front-runners, which further impacts polling, which impacts who

Santorum: This Isn’t Your Grandfather’s Democratic Party

Speaking in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, on Wednesday, Rick Santorum reacted to the first Democratic debate with amazement at how radical today’s Democratic Party has become. Santorum said he remembers his grandfather had pictures of Jesus, the pope, and John F. Kennedy on the wall in his house. My, how things have changed. “If you watched that debate and looked at some of the moral discussions that were going on there you would be appalled by it,” he said. From the Mason City Globe Gazette: Santorum thought it showed how the Democratic Party ‘is increasingly marginalizing itself by being so far

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