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Rick Santorum exits

IT WAS an odd way to admit defeat. The setting was Gettysburg, site of a decisive battle in America's civil war. The sign on the podium read "join the fight". And the candidate himself talked of battling on. But today Rick Santorum suspended his presidential campaign, tacitly acknowledging the triumph of Mitt Romney in the race for the Republican nomination. For nearly 12 minutes Mr Santorum stood in front of journalists and reminisced about his "improbable" campaign.
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Did Santorum lose the GOP civil war at Gettysburg?

US Politics / US Elections : CNN Political Ticker (3 years ago)

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania (CNN) – Rick Santorum chose the iconic Civil War town of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, to watch the primary returns from Illinois as a tribute to Abraham Lincoln. In his own Gettysburg address to supporters, the... Read Post

Rare Civil War photos document life between battles (The Newsroom)

News : The Newsroom (3 years ago)

The Newsroom - America's Civil War, whose 150th anniversary is marked on Tuesday, is so often described in battles - the Battle of Gettysburg, the Battle of Bull Run, the Battle of Fort Sumter - that it may be easy to forget that th... Read Post

Today in history: July 3

News : The Week: News & Opinion (last year)

July 3, 1863: America's future was much in doubt on this day in 1863 — as the final day of the Civil War's most pivotal battle — Gettysburg — unfolded. Many historians call the Battle of Gettysburg the turning point of the Civil War... Read Post


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