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Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Bain Capital Filings Link Him To Politically Problematic Companies After 1999 | Sam Stein | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The question over when Mitt Romney officially left Bain Capital is obscuring a more substantive debate that relates to the presidential ...

The Swissboating of Mitt Romney

Keith Boykin | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Keith Boykin

After all the Republicans have done to coarsen the political rhetoric, they have little or no credibility to complain about negative campaign attacks now. The Republican attack machine has come back to haunt itself.

Mitt Romney: No Good Reason for Refusing to Release Tax Returns

Tobias Barrington Wolff | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Tobias Barrington Wolff

For more than ten years, Mitt Romney has been putting himself forward as a public figure worthy of occupying high office, not merely a private citizen. He must meet a higher standard of accountability.

Smoking Guns: Finally Enough Evidence to 'Convict' Romney?

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Over the past few months, Romney has thrown individual pieces of evidence my way but it was not until now that all the pieces meshed together to form a simple, clear, picture. The court of public opinion is in session.

Why Romney's 'Mad Men' Campaign Is Failing

Spencer Critchley | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Spencer Critchley

Ever since Nixon, Republicans have campaigned on the lessons they learned about TV back then. For a long time, those lessons served them well. The trouble is, TV is no longer our culture's dominant medium. It's being replaced by the Internet.

The Romney Attack: Socialize The Losses, Privatize The Gains

Bloomberg View | Anthony Luzzatto Gardner | Posted 07.16.2012 | Business

Bloomberg View: Mitt Romney touts his business acumen and job-creation record as a key qualification for being the next U.S. president. What’s...

Why Romney's Signature Matters -- Even on a Break-Up Note

Rep. Stacey Abrams | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Rep. Stacey Abrams

Just a decade ago, this nation began to dig itself out from the Enron fall-out. At the core of Enron and the impetus behind the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 was the importance of knowing who's in charge and who's making the decisions.

Obama Campaign Questions Romney's Time At Bain Capital

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

If Mitt Romney was hoping to deflect attention from Bain Capital this week, it's apparent the Obama campaign is in no way ready to ease its focus from...

Mitt: Obama Practice 'Stinks To High Heaven'

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics

WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Mitt Romney demanded Monday that President Barack Obama back away from his persistent attacks on Romney's record at Bain Capital, ...

Romney's Bain Claims Undercut... By Romney | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, his campaign, and Bain Capital, the private equity firm he founded, keep insisting that Romney departed the company in February 1999 and ...

Bain-Boating Romney: Obama Seeks to Define Mitt and Win the Independents

Steven Cohen | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Steven Cohen

Despite the super PAC funding that will be used by the Republicans to define President Obama, it is difficult to change the image created by three years in the White House. Romney is not so fortunate.

Romney's Tax Returns Could Cost Him the Election

Abby Huntsman | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Abby Huntsman

If one has nothing to hide, why not release a set of comprehensive records (Romney reportedly, after all, provided the McCain campaign with 20+ years of returns when being vetted for VP)? The answer is simple -- Mitt Romney must have something to hide.

Mitt Romney's Defense Simply Not Credible

Robert L. Cavnar | Posted 09.14.2012 | Politics
Robert L. Cavnar

It's time for Romney to come clean about the entire Bain story, especially since he uses his experience at Bain as his primary qualification to be President of the United States.

WATCH: Former Partner Says Romney Was 'Legally' Bain CEO Until 2002

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

A former Bain Capital partner acknowledged Sunday that Mitt Romney "legally" remained the head of the private equity firm until 2002, contradicting Ro...

John Celock

Jan Brewer: Romney's Tax Returns Are A 'Distraction' | John Celock | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WILLIAMSBURG, Va. - Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer (R) said Saturday night that the debate over presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's tax...

Romney Attacks Obama For Negative Ads With Negative Ad Of His Own

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

The Mitt Romney campaign released a new television ad Sunday using the words of pundits and journalists to knock President Barack Obama for running ne...

Elise Foley

Durbin: Romney Running From Bain 'Like A Scalded Cat' | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday joined the chorus of Democrats attacking Mitt Romney for his tenure at Bain Capital, saying the cand...

Ryan Grim

New Document Adds To Evidence Against Romney's Bain Claims | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Add another document to the pile of evidence contradicting Mitt Romney's continued insistence that he ended his active role with Bain Ca...

Sunday Roundup

Arianna Huffington | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

At the heart of Mitt Romney's campaign is the competence he demonstrated while running Bain Capital. But this week at the heart of his campaign were Romney's claims about having not actually run Bain -- at least not from 1999 to 2002. What makes this particular time period significant is that during these years the private equity firm managed companies that were "pioneers" in outsourcing American jobs and steered multiple others into bankruptcy. The Obama campaign framed the inconsistency as "a big Bain lie" and suggested the GOP candidate had either lied to the SEC or to the American people. Romney insists he left Bain in 1999 to run the 2002 Winter Olympics. This week he takes the gold medal for his marathon sprint from his own record. You can tell he's been training: he shaved three years off his time at Bain.

Romney Denial of Responsibility for Actions of Bain Says A lot About the Kind of President He Would Be

Robert Creamer | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Do we really want a president that refuses to take responsibility for the actions of a company for which he was CEO, President, Chairman and sole stockholder? And it doesn't stop with personal responsibility.

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Calls 2012 Election A 'Battle' Over What's In His Heart, And He's Losing | Jon Ward | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– When Mitt Romney told NAACP conventioneers this week that they would support him for president if they only "understood who I truly am...

Jon Ward

Mitt Romney Ducks The L-Word, Calling Obama Bain Criticisms 'Disgusting' | Jon Ward | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -– Mitt Romney called attacks on his business record by President Barack Obama's reelection campaign "disgusting," but backed off calling...

Obama: Romney Should 'Absolutely' Answer Questions On Bain Departure

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.14.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is calling on presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney to answer questions about when exactly he left private equity firm Bai...

Romney: 'I Believe in America,' but Bank in Switzerland

Lee A. Saunders | Posted 09.12.2012 | Politics
Lee A. Saunders

The American people deserve to see Mitt Romney's tax returns. Not because we're jealous of his wealth or because we have a problem with success. No, we need to see his tax returns because he needs to be accountable and transparent.

Jason Cherkis

Mitt Romney Signed Bain Filings During Supposed Leave | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Between 1999 and 2001, Mitt Romney, then the CEO of Bain Capital, signed at least six documents that the private equity firm filed with ...