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Entries by Jon Ward from 08/2012

Mitt Romney's Auto Bailout Ad Tries To Tie Obama To Job Losses

Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

As President Obama headed to Ohio Wednesday, Mitt Romney's campaign released a new ad blaming the president for job losses during the auto bailout of ...

Romney Campaign Says Tax Report Presents Incomplete Picture

Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

The Romney campaign disputed the findings of a study released Wednesday that found that the Republican candidate's tax plan would raise taxes on middl...

Obama Emphasizes Deficit Credentials, Broadens Fight Over Bush Tax Cuts

Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- "To cut the deficit, we need everyone to pay their fair share." That's how President Barack Obama ended a 30-second commercial his re...

Mitt Romney Promises 'Millions' Of Jobs -- But Offers No Data To Back It Up

Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Growth. That's the word, and the concept, that Mitt Romney's campaign is emphasizing in response to the Obama campaign's new attacks...

Mitt Romney Economic Advisers Draft White Paper To Back Up Job Creation Predictions

Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign released a paper by four of its top economic advisers on Thursday to back up its assertion that Romney's tax refo...

Mitt Romney's Life Inside 'The Bubble' Begins

Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

There comes a time for every presidential candidate at which his or her freedom of movement is severely restricted, once what is known as a "protectiv...

Rand Paul, Rick Santorum To Speak At GOP Convention

Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

The first group of headline speakers at this month's Republican convention, announced Monday morning -- former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, So...

Obama Super PAC Waiting To Unload On Mitt Romney's Embrace Of Paul Ryan Budget

Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Bill Kristol and Stephen Hayes caused a stir this week when they encouraged Mitt Romney to pick Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) or Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) a...

Romney Campaign Insists It Has 'High Ground' In Increasingly Nasty Campaign

Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

BOSTON - Advisers to Mitt Romney on Friday said that President Barack Obama has diminished the presidency with his attacks on the presumptive Republic...

Romney Campaign Expects 'Bounce' From VP Pick And Convention

Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

BOSTON -- Mitt Romney's campaign is hoping its candidate's polling numbers follow historical trends after the Republican convention later this month. ...

Mitt Romney Set To Pick Paul Ryan As Running Mate (VIDEO)

Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. -– Mitt Romney will announce Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate on Saturday, according to two sources with knowledge of the de...

Paul Ryan Speech: 'What Kind Of People Do We Want To Be?'

Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. -- The Romney campaign has released excerpts of Paul Ryan's remarks to be delivered here in Norfolk Saturday morning at his first event a...

Paul Ryan's First Speech As VP Candidate Highlights Challenge Of Selling Policy To Mainstream

Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. -- One could easily imagine Democratic operatives cackling to themselves, "You're not in think tank-world anymore, Ryan!" as they watched...

Paul Ryan's Collaboration With Ron Wyden Sure To Factor Into 2012 Debate

Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

ASHLAND, Va. -- Democrats, after Mitt Romney named Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) as his running mate Saturday, seized quickly on Ryan's budget. It is now th...

Paul Ryan, Vice President Pick, Disguises And Hikes Through The Woods

Posted 08.12.2012 | Politics

DULLES INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT -- He wore a T-shirt, blue jeans, sunglasses and a baseball cap as he slipped into Chicago O'Hare airport the morning of ...

Tom Coburn, The Most Frustrated Man In Washington

Posted 08.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It was the middle of the afternoon, and Tom Coburn was steaming. It wasn't the weather. The Republican senator from Oklahoma had had ...

Bob McDonnell: Todd Akin Candidacy Likely A Lost Cause

Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) said Tuesday that Rep. Todd Akin (R-Mo.) is unlikely to be elected to the Senate if he remains in the r...

Bob McDonnell, Virginia Governor, Says He Was On Romney's VP Short List

Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell indicated Tuesday that he was on the short list to be chosen as Mitt Romney's running mate. McDonnell s...

The One-Termer?

Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

This story originally appeared in our weekly iPad magazine, Huffington. To read more, download the free app from the App Store. Matt Rhoades is gua...

Republican Platform Sessions In Tampa Matter 'If People Read It'

Posted 08.21.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. –- If a group of insiders gathers in a hotel ballroom room and hashes out a document representing the views of a political party, but no...

Reince Priebus, RNC Chairman: 'I've Watched My Mouth'

Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

Two years ago, an obscure 38-year-old GOP official from Wisconsin with a strange-sounding name -- Reince Priebus -- took the reins of the Republican N...

Republican Convention Adopts Defense Against Ron Paul Shenanigans

Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- A Republican Party procedural committee on Wednesday moved to ensure that supporters of Rep. Ron Paul (R-Texas) would be unable to nomi...

Rick Santorum To Host Call With His Republican Convention Delegates

Posted 08.22.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.), who mounted a spirited and often contentious challenge to Mitt Romney during the Republican presiden...

Ron Paul Reverberations: Romney Campaign Moves To Prevent State Convention Takeovers

Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign successfully pushed a rule change through the GOP convention rules committee Friday that would prev...

No More Ron Paul Revolutions (At Least Not The 2012 Version)

Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The key to the Ron Paul movement's insurgency this year hinged on one thing: It could pick off delegates to the GOP national convention...