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The Plain Truth on Auto Jobs

Scott Paul | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Scott Paul

The implication made by the Romney ad plays on the fears of millions of American manufacturing workers who face the very real threat of having their jobs outsourced. These workers don't deserve pandering, nor do they deserve falsehoods.

Romney Caught Trying to Swiftboat Obama on the Auto Rescue

Jared Bernstein | Posted 01.23.2014 | Business
Jared Bernstein

What's particularly ridiculous about Romney's swiftboating is that he is criticizing Chrysler's global expansion. Since when do conservatives object to that? Is there anyone who believes for a nanosecond that expansion abroad by U.S. multinational's would be viewed critically by a Romney administration?

Ohioans Won't Be Fooled By 'Car Guy's' Desperate Car Lies

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Mitt Romney must realize that he has lost the industrial Midwest because he's completely lost a grip on reality. He's decided to throw a Hail Mary pass that will cause his already-struggling campaign to implode in Ohio.

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Adviser Says Jeep Jobs Added In China Are Jobs Not Added In U.S.

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney told a crowd in Ohio last week that he had read a report saying Jeep was "thinking of moving all production to China," ...

Romney's Napoleon Complex

Jason Stanford | Posted 12.30.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

My Orwell came back to me when I saw Romney's new car commercial that's running in Ohio, not only the most crucial swing state but also a place where they build a lot of cars.

Jason Linkins

Politico Wimps Out On Response To Romney's Fraudulent Jeep Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 10.29.2012 | Media

In case you missed me banging on about this on Twitter, here's an example of how not even Hurricane Sandy's fury can completely blow away "the stupid....

Obama Campaign Hits Back At Romney Jeep Ad

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

As Mitt Romney's campaign faces criticism for airing a misleading ad about the auto industry, which suggests that Chrysler is moving production of Jee...

Sam Stein

Romney Campaign Defends Controversial Jeep Ad

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Mitt Romney campaign is defending its controversial ad that misleads viewers into thinking that under President Barack Obama's watch...

Dave Jamieson

Romney Making 'Desperate' Play On Coal, Auto Industries: Union Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka assailed Mitt Romney on Monday for his campaign's recent criticism of President Barack Obama on coal an...

Obama's Battleground Boost Driven By Auto Industry Rebound

Bloomberg | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics

Chrysler Group LLC is hiring more than 1,100 new workers at its sprawling Toledo, Ohio, manufacturing complex. JPMorgan Chase & Co. is looking for hun...

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Releases Auto Ad That Misleads On Facts

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Mitt Romney campaign, still attempting to turn the politics of the auto bailout in its favor, is out with a new television ad that ...

10 Questions For Undecided Voters

Howard Fineman | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

It's hard to believe that any voter hasn't already decided whom to vote for -- but also that any undecided voter isn't terminally depressed by the TV ads, fact-free spin and invective. Here's an undecided-voters guide to 10 topics that Obama and Romney are arguing about.

Jon Ward

Romney Campaign Shapes New Auto Bailout Defense

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 10.27.2012 | Politics

CANTON, Ohio -– Mitt Romney's campaign sees a chance to reduce President Barack Obama's edge on the auto bailouts issue in a struggle for crucial vo...

Jennifer Granholm: Romney Stuck 'A Knife In Our Back' With Auto Bailout Opposition

The Huffington Post | Matt Sledge | Posted 10.26.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Former Michigan Gov. Jennifer Granholm upped the rhetorical ante against Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney in response to an eco...

Mitt Romney's Say Anything Strategy

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 12.25.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

At this stage of the campaign, it no longer even makes sense to try judging Romney's candidacy by his views. He has too many irreconcilable differences with the truth for that -- and it's those differences that disqualify him from holding the highest elected office in the land.

Critical Decision Could Lead To Obama Win In Key State

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 12.24.2012 | Politics

LORDSTOWN, Ohio — President Barack Obama's decision to help America's automakers could end up being what helps drive him back into the White Hou...

Reality Check, Gov. Romney, Detroit Doesn't Forget

Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm | Posted 12.23.2012 | Politics
Gov. Jennifer M. Granholm

Mitt Romney has the nerve to argue that his plan for the industry in his now-famous New York Times op-ed piece, "Let Detroit Go Bankrupt," was the plan that the Obama administration eventually did: a managed bankruptcy.

Sam Stein

WATCH: Romney In '08: If You Write Automakers A Check, 'They're Going To Go Out Of Business'

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's opposition to the loans President George W. Bush and President Barack Obama have extended to the auto industry has long be...

Bailout Battle: Fight!

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 10.23.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney and President Barack Obama sparred during the debate over whether Romney said in 2008 that General Motors and Chrysler should fend for the...

Why the Auto Bailout Could Win Obama the Election

Abby Huntsman | Posted 12.21.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

Perhaps nothing highlights the differences in voters' perceptions of each of the candidates better than their positions on the auto bailout.

Obama Campaign Releases Ohio-Centric Campaign Ad Touting Auto Bailout, Knocking Romney

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.19.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama's reelection campaign released a new Ohio-centric television ad Friday, touting his administration's bailout of the auto indust...

All Bankruptcies Are Not Created Equal

Jacob Adlerstein | Posted 12.19.2012 | Business
Jacob Adlerstein

Regardless of your view on who got it right, it is unquestionable that the candidates would have steered GM and Chrysler down dramatically different paths.

Romney Reportedly Earned Millions From Auto Bailout He Opposed

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 10.18.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, who famously authored an op-ed in 2008 suggesting that the federal government should "let Detroit go bankrupt," has been on the defensive...

Dave Jamieson

Romney's Auto Rescue Spin 'Dishonest, Ridiculous,' Says Auto Union Chief

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- During one of the first exchanges of Tuesday night's debate, Mitt Romney tried to argue that the vision he had for Detroit's auto makers...

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Announces Long-Awaited Decision

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

Ohio State Treasurer Josh Mandel, the Republican nominee for Ohio's U.S. Senate seat, said during a debate Monday afternoon that he would have voted a...