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Dishing The Mitt Romney VP Dirt

Howard Fineman | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics
Howard Fineman

Veep vetting is going public -- even viral -- which means a decision Mitt Romney thought he was making in private could be influenced, or undermined, by a parallel search going on beyond his headquarters in Boston. Until now the process of researching the background of potential vice-presidential running mates was largely left to campaign lawyers conducting secret interviews and poring over stacks of documents and disclosure forms in windowless offices. But as the Romney campaign has developed its short list, a crowd-sourcing mini-industry has sprung up on the web to dig into that list and feed the results back to the public and/or the Obama campaign. If you're Mitt, you'll want to make sure you know what the crowd knows.

Leaving Obama

Andy Ostroy | Posted 06.04.2011 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

Former "Obamacon" defections could be devastating to Obama's reelection bid. His approval rating continues to be stuck in the low-mid 40s. And half of those surveyed don't want him reelected.

Pawlenty Wrangles On Political Travel | Posted by Rachel E. Stassen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

At news conference on the day Minnesota economists announced a $1.2 billion state deficit over the next 19 months, which could swell to $5.4 billion i...