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Glen Martin | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics
Glen Martin

We must stop fighting each other and recognize where our true interests lie -- and it is naïve to think they lie with Romney.

Inequality: Why the Capital Gains Tax Rate should be Raised

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business
Sanjay Sanghoee

Capital gains are a form of passive income that arise not from working but from realizing profits from investments. While there is nothing wrong with making money passively, there is no defensible reason to tax that type of income any differently than the wages of say, a policeman.

Despite Suspicions Years Ago, IRS Took No Action On Private Equity Tax Strategies

Reuters | Posted 11.03.2012 | Business

By Kim Dixon and Patrick Temple-West WASHINGTON, Sept 3 (Reuters) - U.S. tax authorities took no formal action after la...

Sam Stein

Bain-Managed Employees To Speak At Democratic Convention | Sam Stein | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- A top Obama campaign official told The Huffington Post on Monday that the upcoming Democratic convention will feature multiple empl...

Labor Day: Team America, Including Workers, Built That

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.03.2012 | Politics
Leo W. Gerard

President Obama made no claim that he built that by himself. On Labor Day, he recognizes the contributions union and non-union workers made to building this great country. All Americans built that.

Bain Among Firms Investigated For Tax Strategy

The New York Times | Posted 09.01.2012 | Politics

The New York attorney general is investigating whether some of the nation’s biggest private equity firms have abused a tax strategy in order to slic...

A Few Lessons From Bain Capital

Seth Redniss | Posted 10.31.2012 | World
Seth Redniss

Seen in this light, it becomes self-evident that quibbles about when Romney left Bain miss the point altogether. Romney never stopped being a Bain consultant. At a certain point, he merely reversed roles and became a Bain employer.

The Big Battles: Bain, Medicare, and Who's to Blame

Mike Lux | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Every election comes down to a series of big debates. In this one there are 4 that everything will turn on: what does Romney's tenure at Bain say about him, which side has the better Medicare plan, why are we having such tough economic times, and how do we get out of this mess.

OOPS: Romney Calls What A 'Company?'

The Huffington Post | Patrick Svitek | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, who has frequently highlighted his executive acumen in his campaign for the White House, mixed business with politics on Friday when he m...

Clint Eastwood Isn't The Only One Who Can Talk To A Chair! Exclusive Interview With Invisible Mitt Romney

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 10.31.2012 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Using the same technology as Clint Eastwood at the RNC, we have secured an exclusive interview with invisible Mitt Romney.

Paul "Lyin'" Ryan and the GOP Smoke and Mirrors Show

Andy Ostroy | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

The Romney ticket is doomed to fail not because of Ryan's radical positions or pathological aversion to the truth but because the man at the top of the ticket lacks character, principles and vision.

Ryan Grim

Bain Capital Takes Center Stage At Republican Convention | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

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

Romney Campaign Finally Launches Bain Defense

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney launched a new website promoting his private sector experience on Thursday, the same day he was set to formally accept the Republican Part...

Alice Hines

PHOTO: Giant Bane Puppet Protests Bain Capital Offices in NYC | Alice Hines | Posted 08.30.2012 | Business

As Mitt Romney prepared to mount the stage in Tampa at the Republican National Convention, his former employer Bain Capital was being personified on T...

Hiding Their Values

Mike Lux | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Paul Ryan said many misleading things in his speech last night. But his lines about the strong protecting the weak were the most blatantly misleading words of all.

The Government Helped Him Build That

The Huffington Post | Mark Gongloff | Posted 08.30.2012 | Business

If you happen to see Mitt Romney talking about his time at Bain Capital, keep this in mind: The government helped him build that. The question of w...

AWKWARD: Bain-Owned Company Files For Bankruptcy

AP | Posted 10.30.2012 | Business

NEW YORK -- A cable-box repair company owned by the private equity firm Bain Capital is filing for bankruptcy protection, citing weakened demand for i...

52 Reasons to Vote for Obama: #27, Mitt Romney

Bernard Whitman | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Bernard Whitman

People voting for Romney don't even like him, they just dislike Obama. Of those who would vote for Romney in an April 2012 poll, 63 percent were voting against Obama and only 35 percent were voting for Romney.

Mitt's Signature Business Experience Ignored, Again

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

From the 2012 Republican National Convention speeches commending Mitt Romney, a character sketch emerges. Romney, man of faith. Romney, successful...

BAIN UNNAMED: GOP Speakers Won't Utter The Word That Made Mitt Rich

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Among all the rhetoric and exultant language on the first day of the 2012 Republican Convention, one phrase was notably absent: Bain Capital. Not ...

Ryan Grim

Ann Romney's Bain Story Leaves Out Critical Details | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.28.2012 | 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...

With Hands-Off Economic Philosophy, No Mitt, No Glove, No Experience Required

Louis Putterman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Louis Putterman

Just as it would be silly for us to hold Romney responsible for creating jobs during his years as a venture capitalist, it would be equally silly to imagine that his business experience will help him to bring millions of new jobs into being if we were to put him at the helm of our government.

Show Us the Long Forms, Mitt

Linda R. Monk, J.D. | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Linda R. Monk, J.D.

Isn't Romney running as a smart businessman who can rescue the economy? What major corporation would execute a proposed merger without due diligence on the other company's books?

LISTEN: Mine Workers Attended Romney Rally For Fear Of Losing Jobs

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 08.29.2012 | Business

Click play to listen to news radio WWVA's interview with Murray Energy Company executive Rob Moore. Would you give up a day’s pay to see Mitt Ro...

A History of Mitt Romney on YouTube (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Shira Lazar

With the RNC kicking off this week and election mode launching into full gear, What's Trending is taking the opportunity to serve up a YouTube history of Republican Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.