Trisomy 18 Rick Santorum’s Daughter Bella Has Genetic Disorder

Trisomy 18 Rick Santorum’s Daughter Bella Has Genetic Disorder: This weekend, Rick Santorum left the campaign trail to be with his 3-year-old daughter, Isabella, who was hospitalized with pneumonia. Fortunately, Bella made what Santorum called “a miraculous turnaround,” and the former Pennsylvania senator resumed his campaign for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination on Monday. However, Bella’s condition remains a constant point of worry for the Santorum family.

Bella has Trisomy 18, a genetic disorder that gives her an extra copy of the 18th chromosome. According to the Trisomy 18 Foundation, the extra chromosome can cause life-threatening abnormalities in the heart, brain, stomach and other internal organs.

There is a very high mortality rate for infants born with the disorder — about 50 percent of babies carried to term are stillborn, and less than 10 percent will reach their first birthday. Females are about five times more likely than males to be live-born. A small number of individuals (mostly women) with Trisomy 18 have reached their 20s and 30s. Continue Reading…

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Gingrich Assails Romney In New Hampshire Debate

Gingrich Assails Romney In New Hampshire Debate: As long as voters cast ballots for the first primary of 2012 polls just hours with hunger leaves GOP presidential candidates in a debate of Mitt Romney on Sunday during his conservative credentials in question andNew Hampshireelection to her formidable lead in a last-ditch attempt to burst.

Romney, who your partner face-to-face attacks leading up to the ladder is managed in the Republican primary election Tuesday, own a whole heap of combative “meet” press debate here Sunday, the opening moments of the object detected by Palo Alto-based Facebook, NBC and New Hampshire Union leader of Manchester 12 hours just sponsored. Encounter and debate after a Saturday night. Read More…

Right To Work House Democrats

Right To Work House Democrats: House Democrats brought state lawmaking to a halt in Indiana for much of this week, refusing for a third straight day on Friday to come out to their chamber floor in a procedural effort to stop “right to work” legislation at the center of a mounting battle over unions here. But by Friday afternoon Republicans in the Senate succeeded in moving the measure out of a committee to the full Senate, where passage is likely next week. And by the end of the day, even Democrats in the House — who could face steep fines for not attending the session in the coming days — seemed to hint that there was only so much they could do to stop the provision from eventual adoption. Read More…

Gingrich Accuses Romney of Pious Bbaloney

Gingrich Accuses Romney of Pious Bbaloney: Newt Gingrich accused Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney of “pious baloney” Sunday for saying he’s not a career politician, demanding in campaign debate that Romney “just level with the American people.”

Romney denied the accusation briskly. “Politics is not my career,” he said. “My life’s passion has been my family, my faith, my country.”

The exchange — and another one in which Rick Santorum swapped jibes with Romney — marked in the opening moments of the second half of a weekend debate doubleheader in the run-up to next Tuesday’s New Hampshire primary. Read More…

Republican Debate Sunday Serves 2012

Republican Debate Sunday Serves 2012: The Republican presidential candidates came live Sunday morning during their second debate in 12 hours, trading verbal blows and taking on frontrunner Mitt Romney in a way that had been expected the previous evening.

 

Romney deftly swatted back the attacks, showing once again how slick a debater he has become. Nonetheless, a new overnight tracking poll showed signs of slippage in the formerMassachusettsgovernor’s lead in theGraniteState, with two days left before the first-in-the-nation primary.

 

The Suffolk University/7 News poll showed Romney’s support inNew Hampshiredown to 35 percent from 43 percent last Tuesday, although Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) was still double digits away at 20 percent. Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman was surging in the survey to third place, with 11 percent. And former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.) was also moving backwards to 8 percent, down from 11 percent just two days ago. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.) was at 9 percent. Read More…