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Entries by Jason Cherkis from 10/2012

Rick Tyler, Todd Akin Spokesman, Offers Debate Advice To Romney

Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

Gov. Mitt Romney has spent countless hours prepping for tonight's presidential debate -- reading briefing books, performing in mock debates, listening...

Paul Ryan: 'We Should Not Shy Away From Class Warfare'

Posted 10.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republicans have long accused President Barack Obama of engaging in class warfare, citing his effort to scale back the Bush tax cuts for...

Mitt Romney's Bain Made Millions On Big Tobacco In U.S., Russia

Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As the Soviet Union splintered in the early-1990s, Sushovan Ghosh packed his colleagues into a van and chugged across the collapsing nat...

Mitt Romney ganó millones con la industria tabaquera en EE UU y Rusia

Posted 10.10.2012 | Spain

Mientras la Unión Soviética se desmoronaba a principios de los 90, Sushovan Ghosh embarcó a sus colegas en una furgoneta y recorrió un país en de...

Paul Ryan Sought Tariff Breaks For Wisconsin Corporate Donors

Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Before he became known for his devotion to Ayn Rand novels and his expertise on the ballooning U.S. deficit, Rep. Paul Ryan concerned hi...

Mitt Romney's Bain Helped Philip Morris Get U.S. High Schoolers Hooked On Cigarettes

Posted 10.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney served as CEO of Bain & Co., his consulting firm helped tobacco giant Philip Morris develop a groundbreaking sales stra...

Paul Ryan Absent At Soup Kitchens, Shelters In His District, Say Local Charities

Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Rep. Paul Ryan's awkward visit last week to a Youngstown, Ohio, soup kitchen made national headlines and has been the butt of late-night...

Soup Kitchen In Paul Ryan Photo-Op Faces Donor Backlash

Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of Rep. Paul Ryan's embarrassing soup kitchen photo-op last week, the organization that runs the facility tells The Huffingt...

Mitt Romney Had Dismal Record Naming Women Judges In Massachusetts

Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When it came to nominating female judges in Massachusetts, Gov. Mitt Romney all but ignored any binders full of women. By 2005, after...

Sensata Plant Owned By Bain Threatens To Shut Down If Trespassing Protests Continue

Posted 10.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- On Tuesday, officials from Bain Capital-owned Sensata Technologies threatened to shut down its north-central Illinois plant "immediately...

Paul Ryan Staff Emails Show Sensitivity To Stimulus Hypocrisy

Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In late September 2011, Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker's office notified Rep. Paul Ryan's office with some good news. The U.S. Department o...

As Governor, Mitt Romney Was Slow To Respond To Disasters In His State, Local Critics Say

Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney argues that federal disaster response should be handled at the state level, but when disaste...

Mitt Romney Vetoed Flood Prep Funding In 2004, Blamed For Subsequent Flooding

Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the spring of 2004, Peabody, Mass., got drenched with rain, which flooded the downtown area. After the storm, then-Gov. Mitt Romney a...