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Entries by Ryan Grim from 08/2012

Scott Brown Hits China Comparison By Elizabeth Warren, Despite Having Made His Own

Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

Republican Scott Brown slammed his Democratic rival for U.S. Senate on Friday, accusing Elizabeth Warren of "comparing us to China." Warren, in a camp...

Mitt Romney fundó Bain Capital con dinero de familias ligadas a los escuadrones de la muerte de El Salvador

Posted 08.07.2012 | Voces

En 1983, Bill Bain le pidió a Mitt Romney lanzar Bain Capital, una firma privada de equidad (private equity firm), o fondo que invierte en empresas ...

Mitt Romney Started Bain Capital With Money From Families Tied To Death Squads

Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

In 1983, Bill Bain asked Mitt Romney to launch Bain Capital, a private equity offshoot of the successful consulting firm Bain & Company. After some in...

Harry Reid's Mitt Romney Tax Source A Republican, Says Top Aide (UPDATE)

Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - A top aide to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) provided new details Wednesday on the identity of Reid's source for the claim th...

Paul Ryan Social Security Plan Calls For Private Accounts (VIDEO)

Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - Mitt Romney's choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate has already reignited the debate over the future of Medicare. Ryan has proposed end...

Mitt Romney, Paul Ryan Styles Couldn't Be More Different

Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Just off the floor of the House of Representatives is an ornate room known as the Speaker's Lobby. Restricted to most staffers and all l...

Paul Ryan Will Talk About Tax Policy 'In The Light Of Day' -- After The Election

Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The Romney campaign is willing to discuss its proposals on taxes "in the light of day," vice presidential candidate Paul Ryan said Tuesda...

William Ostendorff, GOP-Appointed Regulator, Under Investigation For Thwarting Nuclear Safety Probe

Posted 08.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - The inspector general at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission has launched an investigation into a GOP political appointee for attempting to...

Paul Ryan Defended Stimulus -- When George W. Bush Wanted It In 2002 (VIDEO)

Posted 08.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON - When Congressman Paul Ryan has been asked the past few years about the value of stimulus to the sagging economy and the nation's jobless,...

Mitt Romney Tax Returns May Have Employed Legally Dubious Maneuvers, Tax Experts Say

Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

UPDATE - 9/1/12: Bain Capital is now under investigation by the New York Attorney General's office for the dubious management fee conversion described...

Mitt Romney Sort Of Promises To Bank In U.S. If Elected President

Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney might repatriate his vast overseas holdings if he is elected president, the GOP candidate said in an interview with Parade m...

Ann Romney Bain Story In Speech Leaves Out Critical Details

Posted 08.25.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Ann Romney on Tuesday recounted her husband's life story in her prime time convention speech, describing his effort to launch Bain Capi...

John Boehner Backs Mitt Romney's False Welfare Claim

Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- House Speaker John Boehner (R-Ohio) on Monday backed Mitt Romney's false charge that President Barack Obama has ended welfare work requ...

Mitt Romney Marijuana Views Echo Long Progressive History Of U.S. Drug War

Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

Parts of this article are adapted from the book "This Is Your Country on Drugs: The Secret History of Getting High in America." Campaigning in New ...

Rand Paul Speech Declares Obamacare Unconstitutional

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Sen. Rand Paul said in his prime time convention speech Wednesday night that despite the criticism he took for saying so, he still thin...

Republican Convention 2012 Speakers A Disproportionate Parade Of Diversity

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. - If you're a female GOP governor, there's a 75 percent chance you're speaking at the Republican convention. Including Puerto Rico, the GO...

Newt Gingrich Says Interviewer Cornered Him On Welfare Attacks

Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that Mitt Romney's attack on President Barack Obama's welfare policy highlights "a devastatingly bad issue...

Paul Ryan Address: Convention Speech Built On Demonstrably Misleading Assertions

Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Paul Ryan pledged Wednesday that if he and his running mate Mitt Romney were elected president, they would usher in an ethic of respons...

Paul Ryan: The Wall Street Journal Editorial Page's Man In Washington

Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Paul Ryan's rise to national prominence, capped by his Republican convention speech on Wednesday night, is a major victory for the part...

Paul Ryan Campaign Defends Much-Ridiculed GM Plant Closing Remarks

Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- The Paul Ryan campaign is pushing back against charges that the vice presidential candidate blatantly misled viewers during his accepta...

Bain Capital Takes Center Stage At Republican Convention

Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Bain is back. Mitt Romney initially launched his presidential campaign on a simple premise: During tough economic times, America nee...