1. PROTECTION

    Santorum Gets Secret Service Detail

    COLORADO SPRINGS, CO - FEBRUARY 04:  A US Secret Service agent looks on as republican presidential candidate former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally at Colorado Springs Fabrication on February 4, 2012 in Colorado Springs, Colorado. On the day of the Nevada caucus, Mitt Romney traveled to Colorado for a campaign rally ahead of the Colorado primary.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

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    Rick Santorum will get Secret Service protection beginning Tuesday, according to an administration official. He will be the second current Republican candidate to receive protection from the Secret Service, following Mitt Romney, who has been covered since Feb. 1. Herman Cain, who exited the race back in December, was the first to receive protection in November. Newt Gingrich reportedly would like a Secret Service detail and is waiting to see if his request from last week will be approved. While Secret Service protection is provided to each party’s nominee, it can be approved earlier by the Department of Homeland Security if a candidate meets a certain standard of public visibility.

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