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Entries by Jon Ward from 05/2012

Bush-Linked Group In 2004: 'Would You Trust Kerry Against These Fanatic Killers?'

Posted 05.01.2012 | Politics

Our piece about the accuracy of the Obama campaign ad questioning whether Mitt Romney would have taken Osama bin Laden out notes that the shaky logic...

Richard Grenell Flap Had 'Blown Over,' Mitt Romney Campaign Staff Thought

Posted 05.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Former Romney spokesman Richard Grenell left the campaign because he felt like his reputation was being destroyed by criticism and he wa...

Ron Paul Racks Up Delegates, Putting GOP Establishment On Edge

Posted 05.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A prominent Iowa Republican, and a major supporter of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, did not hesitate to answer when ask...

George Pataki Calls On Obama To Take A Clear Stance On Gay Marriage

Posted 05.08.2012 | Politics

Former New York Gov. George Pataki called on President Barack Obama Tuesday to stop playing politics with the issue of gay marriage and to clearly sta...

Mitt Romney To Wade Into Marriage Debate In Speech To Christian University

Posted 05.11.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Mitt Romney will wade, ever so cautiously, into the debate over gay marriage during a commencement speech on Saturday at a Christian unive...

Mitt Romney Bain Capital Record Targeted By Obama Campaign

Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign on Monday morning opened a new front in its election faceoff with presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney, re...

Obama Barnard Speech: Romney Campaign Targeting Online Ads To Commencement Address

Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign is running Google search ads targeted to New York City users who go online looking for information about the commencement cerem...

Possible Mitt Romney Meeting With British PM Not Denied, Not Confirmed By Campaign Spox

Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

British newspapers are reporting that GOP presidential frontrunner Mitt Romney and UK Prime Minister David Cameron may meet in late July or early Augu...

Ron Paul Pares Back Presidential Campaign, Continues Delegate Hunt

Posted 05.14.2012 | Politics

Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said Monday that he will no longer campaign in primary states that have not yet voted, but urged those who support his candida...

Mitt Romney And President Obama Struggle To Offer Positive Visions For 2012 Election

Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the dead of the winter, as Mitt Romney campaigned across Iowa and New Hampshire, one of his senior strategists kept asking reporters ...

Ron Paul Not Likely To Endorse Mitt Romney, Adviser Says

Posted 05.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A top adviser to Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) said Tuesday that the insurgent presidential candidate will probably not endorse Mitt Romney fo...

Obama Campaign Says Romney, If President, Wouldn't Want To Reduce Joblessness

Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON –- President Barack Obama's reelection campaign, continuing its attempts to paint Mitt Romney as a ruthless corporate raider, went so far...

Mitt Romney Aide Ryan Williams Challenges Joe Biden In Ohio Restaurant

Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

A spokesman for Mitt Romney had a brief conversation Wednesday with Vice President Joe Biden at an Italian restaurant in Steubenville, Ohio, and chall...

Europe Austerity Backlash Holds Lesson For Romney: Focus On Growth

Posted 05.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Austerity is out. Growth is in. And Mitt Romney's campaign has taken notice. Politicians in Europe and in President Barack Obama's...

John Sununu: Bain Capital Record Is 'Fair Game'

Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

Former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu told reporters Tuesday that Mitt Romney's business record should be examined, but denounced President Obama's re...

Mitt Romney's 'Nice Guy' Strategy

Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has charged that President Barack Obama's campaign is engaging in "character assassination" by running ads that paint him as...

Mitt Romney Reticent About Bain Capital Debate

Posted 05.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney refused to give the green light Wednesday to a full discussion of his career in private equity at Bain Capital. Time Mag...

Romney 'Day One' Ad Promises To End 'Obama Era Of Big Government'

Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign released its second general election television ad Thursday. It is another iteration of what Romney will do on his first day in...

Mitt Romney Talking Points: A Private Equity Insider Offers Some Pointers

Posted 05.24.2012 | Politics

One private equity industry insider expressed displeasure with Mitt Romney's explanations so far in defense of his record at Bain Capital, which has c...

Donald Trump Can't Be Controlled, Causes Major Headache For Mitt Romney

Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- "He doesn't want to talk about it." Or so said Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's spokesman, on the question of where President Obama was ...

Newt Gingrich: Birthers Stir Not Distracting Mitt Romney

Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

LAS VEGAS -- Former GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich praised Mitt Romney's handling of Tuesday's controversy over Donald Trump's renewed quest...