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Jon Ward

Gingrich Calls For Anti-Romney Film To Be Edited

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Newt Gingrich has called on a pro-Gingrich super PAC to edit a 28-minute film attacking Mitt Romney to "remove inaccuracies" and asked R...

The GOPs Must Be Crazy

Edward Murray | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Edward Murray

It's time to accept this as a fact: The GOP thinks that "middle-class" means "I only make a couple million yearly." As far as they're concerned, nobody else below that really exists.

"American Idiot": What Should Be Stephen Colbert's Campaign Song?

David Wild | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
David Wild

I think I speak for all Americans -- okay, for literally dozens of them -- when I say the prospect of Stephen Colbert formally entering the Republican race makes it feels a lot like the day before it's morning in America again.

Mitt Romney No Stranger To Tax Breaks, Subsidies

latimes.com | Matea Gold, Melanie Mason and Tom Hamburger, Washington Bureau | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

Reporting from Washington-- As Mitt Romney defends his record running a private equity firm, he frequently points to a fast-growing Indiana steel comp...

Jon Ward

Gingrich Funder Distances Himself From Attacks On Romney

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A source close to wealthy donor Sheldon Adelson, who is under fire for giving $5 million to a pro-Newt Gingrich super PAC that began run...

Jon Ward

Pro-Gingrich Super PAC Airs Ads Attacking Romney's Business Career

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A super PAC supporting Newt Gingrich began airing TV and radio ads Thursday attacking Mitt Romney for his career in the private equity ...

WATCH: DNC Attack Ad Slams Bain Capital

Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

As the 2012 campaign road winds its way toward South Carolina, frontrunner Mitt Romney's time at Bain Capital is under more and more scrutiny. The ...

Finally, Newt Gingrich Gets Two Things Right

Peter Smirniotopoulos | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Peter Smirniotopoulos

Bain Capital made Mitt Romney a much wealthier man than he already was as the heir to Daddy's fortune. But was it good for America? Hardly. Is this the American Dream? Perhaps only for the already wealthy Romney.

"Bain Capitalism": Mitt's Frankenstein Is a Politically-Created Monster

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 03.14.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

Bain Capital -- and Bain Capitalism -- isn't Mitt's creation. It was sewed together from the corpses of dead ideals and shocked into life in Washington's political laboratories.

Hey Romney, It's an Inauguration, Not a Coronation

Adam Levin | Posted 03.13.2012 | Politics
Adam Levin

Presidents have the power to persuade and influence, but not the power to behave -- or think or talk -- like kings or generals. And this is how I believe Mitt Romney has come to see himself and his role in the world -- not that he'd ever cop to it.

Amanda Terkel

Rudy Giuliani To Newt Gingrich: 'What The Hell Are You Doing?'

HuffingtonPost.com | Amanda Terkel | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani told Fox News Thursday morning he was shocked at the GOP presidential field's attacks on Mitt Romney's time a...

Newt Goes On The Defensive

AP/The Huffington Post | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said questions he's raising about Mitt Romney's record as a venture capitalist are "not ...

Romney: The Politics of Envy

Joe Peyronnin | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Romney is not a people person. Romney does not work crowds well. Romney is not a good extemporaneous speaker. Romney is not an inspiring leader. Rather, he is a successful business strategist and venture capitalist.

Jon Ward

Bad Newt Returns, Hurting Gingrich 'Pretty Badly'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.12.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- At the peak of Newt Gingrich's surge in the polls in early December, the former House speaker answered a question about his past mistake...

Jason Linkins

We Watch Newt's 'King Of Bain' Attack On Mitt So You Don't Have To

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics

Newt Gingrich has fired many shots at Mitt Romney's political past in an attempt to tear him down. But what no one could have possibly expected, and what no one on the right could possibly have wanted, was for Gingrich to launch an all-out assault on Romney's Bain Capital roots, and eviscerate the candidate for being a predatory capitalist. But that is exactly what Gingrich has done, and done with astounding thoroughness, by acquiring the rights to a 28-minute attack documentary that's come to be known as King Of Bain. Made "by former Romney supporters," the result is a potent polemic that paints Romney as a dark-hearted, vicious-minded, boodle-craving technocrat-privateer.

Romney Blames Concerns About Inequality On 'Envy'

The Huffington Post | Paige Lavender | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney claimed concerns about Wall Street, financial institutions and income inequality were the result of "envy....

Gingrich Is Now a Socialist, and Other Lessons From New Hampshire

Ethan Rome | Posted 03.12.2012 | Politics
Ethan Rome

In the debates and campaign ads leading up to the New Hampshire primary a new strain of Republican politics has suddenly surfaced -- a brand of compassionate capitalism that, were it to come from President Obama, Newt Gingrich would describe as socialism.

The Richest People To Have Recently Run For President

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 01.11.2012 | Business

Regardless of whether Mitt Romney eventually secures the presidency this year, he's already cemented his place in recent election history. The for...

Mitt's Bain Pain Goes South

Craig Crawford | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Craig Crawford

It's a state that has suffered decades of plant closings at the hands of Wall Street predators. Will South Carolina voters be receptive to the argument by Mitt Romney's GOP rivals that his record in business as CEO of Bain Capital renders him unelectable?

Jon Ward

Rush Goes Nuclear On Newt, Compares Him To Elizabeth Warren

HuffingtonPost.com | Jon Ward | Posted 01.11.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Conservative radio talk show host Rush Limbaugh went nuclear on Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Tuesday, layin...

Bombing Bain: How Does the Politics of Wall Street Greed Play in the GOP?

William Bradley | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
William Bradley

Stuart Stevens, Romney's chief strategist, attacked Romney protege Meg Whitman for her own adventures in capitalism during the 2010 California's governor's race.

The Bain of Capitalism

Robert Reich | Posted 03.11.2012 | Business
Robert Reich

It's one thing to criticize Mitt Romney for being a businessman with the wrong values. It's quite another to accuse him and his former company, Bain Capital, of doing bad things.

GOP Hearts Big Government

Michael Sigman | Posted 03.11.2012 | Politics
Michael Sigman

Leave it to Rush Limbaugh to tell the Right how to pontificate about the virtues of small government while pushing for its opposite. The question isn't whether government should be big, but whom big government is for.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney's Old Firm Touts Expertise In Outsourcing Jobs

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 01.10.2012 | Politics

MANCHESTER, N.H. -- Mitt Romney's calculation that under his stewardship, the private equity firm Bain Capital helped create more than 100,000 jobs ha...

Bain Focus Misses Larger Point: Bain Experience Did Not Help Romney Create Jobs as Governor

Paul Abrams | Posted 03.10.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Romney's entire premise that as a businessman, he knows how to create jobs as chief executive in government, is phony.