Politics

12:01am

Thu May 5, 2011
The Spark

Santorum: A Talent For Politics, Honed In College

There are at least a dozen Republicans considering a run for the White House in 2012. As part of a series, NPR is profiling some of them to find out what first sparked their interest in politics.

In the fall of 1976 — the bicentennial — Rick Santorum was a freshman at Penn State University. He didn't know what he wanted to major in, so he signed up for Political Science 1. The course was called "Introduction to American Politics," and that's just what it was for the young Santorum.

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6:42pm

Tue May 3, 2011
The Spark

Mitch Daniels: A Behind-The-Scenes Player Emerges

There are at least a dozen Republicans considering a run for the White House in 2012. As part of a series, NPR is profiling some of them to find out what first sparked their interest in politics.

When asked how he got started in politics, Mitch Daniels has to stop and think.

"Hard to tell," he says. "I did not come from a political family. [But] I did go to Boys State ... so maybe that was one of the starting points."

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10:53pm

Mon May 2, 2011
Politics

In Colorado, Palin Questions bin Laden, Pakistan Link

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin speaks at Colorado Christian University.
Photo by Kirk Siegler

Sarah Palin is questioning whether Pakistan played a role in helping harbor Osama bin Laden.  The 2008 vice presidential candidate spoke in Lakewood Monday night at a fundraiser for veterans.

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11:26am

Mon May 2, 2011
Politics

Palin to Speak in Colorado Tonight

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Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin will be the keynote speaker at a fundraiser for veterans tonight in Lakewood. The event was scheduled before the death of Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden.

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1:17pm

Sun May 1, 2011
Politics

Gardner Says Congressional Recess Helpful

Congressman Cory Gardner.
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Members of Congress are finishing up a two-week break from Washington and heading back to work. 4th District Congressman Cory Gardner (R) held three town hall meetings during his time off.

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