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Sam Stein

Republican Governor Will Pursue Welfare Reform Now That Election Is Over | Sam Stein | Posted 12.04.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Utah Gov. Gary Herbert (R) was in a tight political spot this past summer. His party's nominee, Mitt Romney, was railing against the Ob...

Romney Doubles Down On Debunked Attack Ad

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney on Tuesday scoffed at questions about whether his advertisements are misleading, saying an a...

I Am the 47 Percent

Monique Ruffin | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Monique Ruffin

The Romney/Ryan ticket is so deeply disturbing to me because it seems to exploit many of the issues that have divided our nation and left a large percentage of our citizenry disenfranchised.

Romney Op-Ed Promises End To 'Web Of Dependency'

The Huffington Post | Elise Foley | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

Still on damage patrol after the release of footage secretly recorded at a fundraiser, Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney penned an op-ed Wed...

My Inglorious 53% Story: Living (Way) Below the Poverty Line and Paying Taxes

Jane Devin | Posted 09.18.2012 | Money
Jane Devin

While Romney's view of the poor is that of shiftless, lazy beggars who are content to live from one handout to the next, I know a more authentic and firsthand truth.

Arthur Delaney

House GOP Pushes Bill To Stop Obama Welfare Move | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Taking up a cause loudly supported by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, a committee in the U.S. House of Representatives on T...

Ryan Grim

Newt Gingrich Says Interviewer Cornered Him On Welfare Attacks | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Newt Gingrich said Wednesday that Mitt Romney's attack on President Barack Obama's welfare policy highlights "a devastatingly bad issue...

GOP Governor Makes Admission On False Romney Ads

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.29.2012 | Politics

Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback (R) appeared to agree with an MSNBC host and multiple individual fact-checkers Wednesday that the ads run by Republican pres...

Welfare Recipients Are a Tiny Part of Obama's Base

Daniel Altman | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Daniel Altman

A recent ad accused Obama of "gutting welfare reform," in order for Obama to "shore up his base." But according to my estimates, welfare recipients probably made up no more than 1.5% of Obama's overall voter base in 2008.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Campaign: We Will Not 'Be Dictated By Fact-Checkers' | Sam Stein | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

TAMPA -- Mitt Romney's campaign said on Tuesday that its ads attacking President Obama's waiver policy on welfare have been its most effective to date...

Luke Johnson

Romney Suggests Obama Welfare Waivers Are A Tactic To 'Shore Up His Base' | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.27.2012 | Politics

Presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney escalated his attacks on President Barack Obama's welfare waivers Monday, suggesting that welf...

GOP Governor Goes Off Romney Welfare Script

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released letters Friday from nine Republican governors supporting work requirements for welfare reci...

Mitt Romney Dismisses Fact-Checkers, Defends Bogus Welfare Ads

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.23.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney doesn't care what fact-checkers think. Even in the face of repeated debunkings by journalists, Romney's presidential cam...

Factual Inaccuracies Don't Deter Romney On Obama Attack

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.22.2012 | Politics

MIDLAND, Texas — Mitt Romney claims he's got a winner with his criticism that President Barack Obama is giving welfare recipients a free ride. N...

Obama On Romney Welfare Attacks: 'You Can't Just Make Stuff Up'

AP | JULIE PACE | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) — Mitt Romney claims he's got a winner with his criticism that President Barack Obama is giving welfare recipients a free ride. ...

Romney Campaign Releases Another False Welfare Ad

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has released a new TV advertisement falsely claiming President Barack Obama has ended work requireme...

Amanda Terkel

Scott Walker Wades Into Welfare Reform Fight On Behalf Of Romney | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R) jumped into the fight over welfare reform on Friday, backing up Mitt Romney's attacks on the Obama admin...

How Romney Gets Away With Playing The Welfare Card

The New Republic | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

It so happens that when Mitt Romney came to Ohio yesterday that I was able to catch one of his appearances, speaking to hundreds of coal miners in Bea...

Romney Campaign Repeats Welfare Attack Against Obama

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign continued to attack President Barack Obama over welfare reform with the release of a new ad on Monday, once again falsely stati...

Romney Moving Away From Key Issue To Hammer Obama

AP | PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

DES MOINES, Iowa -- For months, Mitt Romney has had one main focus – bludgeoning President Barack Obama on the economy. Now, the Republican pre...

Alex Becker

Religious Group Slams Romney For Comments Toward The Poor | Alex Becker | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON-- The Franciscan Action Network (FAN), a Catholic faith-based advocacy and civic engagement organization, is strongly criticizing Mitt Romn...

GOP Architect Of Welfare Reform Blasts Romney Ad

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's latest television ad attacks the Obama administration for announcing a "plan to gut welfare reform by dropping work requirements." It's ...

Arthur Delaney

Romney Ad Bashes Obama For Welfare Policy Romney Supported As Governor | Arthur Delaney | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's presidential campaign released a television ad Tuesday bashing President Barack Obama for implementing a welfare policy th...

Arthur Delaney

Mitt Romney Retroactively Opposes Policy He Supported As Governor | Arthur Delaney | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney called the Obama administration's announcement that states could apply for waivers from so...

Lucia Graves

GOP Governors Condemn Obama Administration's Decision To Grant Welfare Law Waivers | Lucia Graves | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Republican governors Rick Scott of Florida and Terry Branstad of Iowa on Sunday attacked President Barack Obama's decision to grant stat...