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Rick Santorum’s Ice Cream Addiction

Rick Santorum with chocolate ice cream coneHaving a sweet tooth is extremely commonplace, but it becomes noteworthy when it comes up more than once in a political campaign. We’ve notice that Rick Santorum has made quite a few comments about how much he enjoys ice cream.

Santorum’s daughter Elizabeth looks after her father’s health on the campaign trail, and confirmed that he doesn’t always pick the most nutritious meals. The 20-year-old has taken time off college to follow her father, making sure he eats and sleeps enough dispute his grueling schedule of events. Without her, Elizabeth told reporters that her father’s diet “devolves into McDonald’s and milkshakes and unhealthiness.” We wonder if he’s heard of the ice cream diet.


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Where They Stand: Health Care and the 2012 Presidential Candidates

Barack Obama, Mitt Romney, Sarah Palin, Michele BachmannIn March of 2010, the Congress passed a set of health care reforms, spearheaded by President Obama, that had failed to be written into law by previous administrations. Yet as soon as the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act was signed by the president, calls for its repeal immediately sounded from Republicans. A compromise for some, a huge victory for some and a setback for others, the health care bill remains the center of a fierce debate. The government’s role in health care is about more than helping citizens stay healthy, it is closely tied to the underlying ideals about how the country should run.

Both sides of the aisle agree that further reforms are needed to reduce the cost of government-funded health care, but it is the extent and form of these changes that is widely debated. Health care is poised to be a major point of contention in the upcoming presidential debates, particularly among the candidates vying for the Republican nomination.


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