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The Future of American Business

Mike Lux | Posted 09.24.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Progressives should absolutely be pro-business, but the business interests we support and build coalitions with should be the kinds of businesses that build, not tear down, the middle class in this country.

Private-Equity Executive: Romney's Candidacy 'Lacks All Credibility'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business

Just because Mitt Romney ran a private equity firm doesn't mean he's qualified to be president. That's what guys like Vice President Joe Biden and Los...

Romney Profits From Bain-owned Health Company Facing Wrongful Death, Neglect Allegations

Art Levine | Posted 07.25.2012 | Business
Art Levine

Even amid the media firestorm over Mitt Romney's tax returns, there's been less attention paid to how he continues to profit from Bain Capital investments that carry out his legacy: maximizing profits and revenues without too much regard for the human consequences.

Romney Wins Olympic Gold For 'Shafting' Middle Class In Super PAC Ad

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

The Pro-Barack Obama super PAC, Priorities USA Action, attacks Mitt Romney's record of outsourcing jobs and stashing wealth in offshore accounts in a ...

RNC Cites Year-Old Report To Falsely Attack Obama

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

The Republican National Committee (RNC) continued its line of attack that President Barack Obama is neglecting the economy in the pursuit of his own r...

Jason Cherkis

The Bain Plan: Heartbreaking Layoffs, Increased Security, Executive Golf | Jason Cherkis | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Dade Behring started cutting employees under Bain Capital's management in the late '90s, Cindy Hewitt was on the front lines. As a ...

Ryan Grim

Mitt Romney's Foreign Income Revealed | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney accumulated more than $25 million in foreign income between 2005 and 2010, while he was governor of Massachusetts and a pres...

Which Is The Villain & Which Is The Comic Book Character?

Posted 07.23.2012 | Comedy

Sure, Rush Limbaugh's conspiracy theory about Bane, the villain of "The Dark Knight Rises," being a reference to Mitt Romney's former company Bain Cap...

Obama Campaign Back To Attacks

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 07.23.2012 | Politics

Within three days of both presidential campaigns suspending attacks -- at least in one state -- after a shooting in Aurora, Colo., the Obama team is b...

The BEST Late Night Clips Of The Week

Matt Wilstein | Posted 09.20.2012 | Comedy
Matt Wilstein

We'll have to wait until next week to see if and how the late night shows tackle the tragic shooting in Aurora, Colorado (except for Craig Ferguson, w...

A Strategic Insurance Policy for Self-Absorbed Rich People -- A 'Dark Knight Rises' Redux

Fred Goldring | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics
Fred Goldring

I was pretty confident that the public would make the ironic connection between the name of this villain and Romney's former company. And, as expected, incendiary conservatives like Rush Limbaugh have quickly made completely inaccurate and inane conspiratorial accusations.

Welcome to the Romney Economy -- Making Millions by Shipping Our Jobs Overseas

Elizabeth Parisian | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics
Elizabeth Parisian

The Romney Economy dictates that it is OK to turn places like Freeport, Illinois into what the "ghost towns" by shipping jobs to China if it results in Romney and other finance industry elites increasing their personal wealth.

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Searches For A Hit, Scores On An Error: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For June 29, 2012 | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

As we've said before, the first set of tasks in a political campaign are simply summarized: Define yourself, define your opponent, define the stakes o...

The Bain of His Electoral Existence

Will Durst | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Will Durst

Romney maintains he is totally within the law not releasing any more tax records than required. Yeah, well, in certain states gambling and prostitution and foie gras are within the law as well. Is this guy running for the presidency or trying to avoid the constabulary?

Portman the Choice? The Inside Track on Romney's Veepstakes

Geoffrey Dunn | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Geoffrey Dunn

I've heard that Ohio Senator Rob Portman has gone through "the complete vetting process," indicating that Portman is among the finalists for Romney's VP selection.

How Romney Bargained His Bain Exit

The Boston Globe | Posted 07.20.2012 | Politics

Shortly after Mitt Romney took a leave of absence from Bain Capital to run the Olympics in February 1999, he made a trip to Palm Beach, Fla....

Rush's Rush to Judgment; Or, the Bane of the College Dropout

Mark Axelrod | Posted 09.18.2012 | Media
Mark Axelrod

Once again, the always perspicacious Limbaugh deconstructed the whole "Bane-Bain" thing and apparently must have compared himself with Sherlock Holmes. Wow! Bane equals Bain! What eloquent deduction. The downside is that, for the most part, he doesn't know what he's talking about.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Brought Bain Capital With Him To The Olympics | Sam Stein | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney transitioned from working full-time at Bain Capital to running the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, he did not fully lea...

Prominent Romney Defender Has Lobbying Ties to Bain

The Nation | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

Pitt's defense of Romney--claiming that Romney's signature on Bain-related SEC documents during the years in question are insignificant--has been cite...

Zach Carter

Romney Relied On Offshore Accounts In Panama To Establish Bain Capital | Zach Carter | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's involvement with anonymous accounts in offshore tax havens goes back to the 1984 founding of Bain Capital, which raised mi...

To Bain Or Not To Bain?

Steven Clifford | Posted 09.18.2012 | Comedy
Steven Clifford

The presidential election hinges on whether "bain" becomes a verb.

Bain Launched With Unusual Help

The Los Angeles Times | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney launched Bain Capital in 1984, he struggled at first to raise enough money for the untested venture....


Joe Peyronnin | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Joe Peyronnin

Now the Republicans are in a pickle. They held the most divisive presidential primary in decades and a flawed candidate emerged at the top of the ticket.

Romney Says Shareholders Have No Influence Over Corporations. Where Are Our Conservative Economists?

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

So, Romney is alleging that he is a super-capitalist who owned 100 percent of a company -- and had no influence over it whatsoever. Conservative economic guru Milton Friedman must be spinning in his grave.

Zach Carter

Romney Admits Cayman Islands Accounts Used To 'Not Be Subject To Taxes' | Zach Carter | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Some tax experts are alarmed by Mitt Romney's apparent admission that Bain Capital set up offshore accounts in the Cayman Islands to hel...