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CNN drops former senator Rick Santorum after remarks on Native American culture

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By Kanishka Singh (Reuters) – Former Republican U.S. senator Rick Santorum has been dropped as a senior political commentator by CNN after remarks he made about Native American culture drew criticism. Santorum gave a speech in April at an event of a conservative organization named the Young America’s Foundation where he said: “We birthed a nation from nothing. I mean, there was nothing here. I mean, yes, we have Native Americans, but candidly there isn’t much Native American culture in American culture.” CNN, which came under pressure to drop him as a commentator after the remarks, said on Sat…

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