CAN­DI­DATE TRACKER

The Washington Times Daily - - Politics -

Things could be worse for two of the can­di­dates, any­way. Re­pub­li­can hope­fuls Rick San­to­rum and Mitt Rom­ney both jour­ney to sunny Puerto Rico to woo vot­ers who an­tic­i­pate the ter­ri­tory’s pri­mary on Sun­day.

Though they were just get­ting ac­cli­mated to all things South­ern a few days ago, the two hope­fuls head to the Mid­west for some heart­land cam­paign­ing in the next 72 hours; Mr. Rom­ney, for ex­am­ple, will head­line an event at Pan­cakes Eg­gcetera in Rose­mont, Ill., while Mr. San­to­rum greets fans at Sch­nuck’s Cross­ing in Wild­wood, Mo. Mean­while, Newt Gin­grich will be spend­ing much time in Louisiana.

And ever the rogue can­di­date, Rep. Ron Paul, ig­nores the push in Illi­nois be­fore the state’s pri­mary Tues­day and heads to Cal­i­for­nia for Tin­sel­town duty, sort of. He’ll host a lun­cheon and fundraiser in Bur­bank and also ap­pear on NBC’S “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno.” speaks where as the grad­u­ates get ready for their long march in cap and gown to­ward a tough job mar­ket. Just a few of the many com­mence­ment speak­ers so far:

Pres­i­dent Obama (Air Force Academy; Barnard Col­lege; Jo­plin High School, Jo­plin, Mo.); Vice Pres­i­dent Joseph R. Bi­den (U.S. Mil­i­tary Academy; Cy­press Bay High School, We­ston, Fla.; Tall­wood High School, Virginia Beach); Sen. Pa­trick J. Toomey (York Col­lege of Penn­syl­va­nia); Ne­wark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker (Stan­ford Univer­sity); New York City Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg (Univer­sity of North Carolina); NBC News an­chor­man Brian Wil­liams (Ge­orge Washington Univer­sity); CNN’S Fareed Zakaria (Har­vard and Duke uni­ver­si­ties); Chuck Hagel (Mary­mount Univer­sity in Ar­ling­ton); and writer-pro­ducer Aaron Sorkin (Syra­cuse Univer­sity). an­other decade un­til he died on a mis­sion in Ber­lin. He had been sent at the be­hest of Pres­i­dent Truman to help or­phaned and dis­placed chil­dren af­ter World War II.

The Omaha Arch­dio­cese for­mally opens the lengthy can­on­iza­tion process with a prayer ser­vice at Boys Town’s Im­mac­u­late Con­cep­tion Church on Satur­day morn­ing. Fa­ther Flana­gan will be of­fi­cially named a “Ser­vant of God”; the process even­tu­ally leads to the Con­gre­ga­tion for the Causes of Saints in Rome and to the pope. For him to be can­on­ized, the church must con­firm at least two mir­a­cles as­so­ci­ated with Fa­ther

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