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Romney 2012

GOP Pros Fret Over Paul Ryan

Politico | Posted 08.14.2012 | Politics

You’ve heard them on television and read them on POLITICO — cheerful, defiant statements from Republican political professionals about Mitt Romney...

Paul Ryan Not Qualified To Be President, According To Romney Criteria

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.13.2012 | Politics

GOP vice presidential candidate Rep. Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is a skilled bowhunter and one-time Oscar Meyer Weinermobile jockey, but according to a propos...

Paul Ryan Pick Marks Victory For Tea Party

AP | JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The tea party didn't get its man in Mitt Romney. But the movement got one of its ideological heroes in the Republican presidential ...

Rick Scott Clashes With Romney Messaging

McClatchy | Posted 10.13.2012 | Politics

Numbers may not lie, but Republicans Mitt Romney and Gov. Rick Scott are using them to portray two very conflicting points of view about Florida's eco...

Romney, Ryan Appear Together As Running Mates

AP | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

NORFOLK, Va. -- Republican presidential contender Mitt Romney is appearing alongside his running mate, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan. Romney says Ryan is ...

Romney to Release Tax Returns This Neverday

Annabelle Gurwitch | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Annabelle Gurwitch

I'd love to be around on that neverday when Mitt Romney releases his tax returns, but for today, I'm just watching the hair.

Friday Talking Points -- A Really Boring Election?

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

If your irony-detector is as acute as mine, you'll appreciate the GOP this week completely and utterly destroying two of their bedrock positions just to score a few cheap political points.

Romney's Panic Attack

Stephen Schlesinger | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Stephen Schlesinger

Mitt Romney said Thursday that he was upset by the attacks of President Obama's campaign on him. What planet does Mitt Romney live on? Does Romney expect that the Democrats are going to unilaterally disarm?

Gingrich On Romney: 'I Don't Particularly Dislike Him As A Person'

Benjamin Hart | Posted 08.09.2012 | Politics

During the hard-fought Republican primary, it was no secret that Newt Gingrich disdained Mitt Romney. Apparently, his feelings toward the presumptive ...

Obama Leads Romney By 7 Points As Negative Ads Take Toll

The Huffington Post | Sam Stein | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama is leading Mitt Romney by 7 points among registered voters -- 52 percent to 45 percent -- in a just-released CNN/ORC Internatio...

VEEPSTAKES: A Video Guide For Turning A Serious Decision Into A Game

Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

It's August of an election year! The conventions are weeks away! Everyone's on vacation! You know what that means. It's time to play VEEPSTAKES! The r...

Obama Lead Grows Despite Voter Pessimism

Reuters | Deborah Charles | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, August 8 (Reuters) - Americans are increasingly pessimistic about the future but voters do not seem to be holding it against Democratic Pr...

19 Things We Know More About Than Romney's Tax Returns

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.07.2012 | Politics

GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney still refuses to release any of his tax returns from before the year 2010. Romney says there's absolutely nothing...

Hey, Guys, Hear This!!

Norman Lear | Posted 10.06.2012 | Politics
Norman Lear

I just got my first letter from Mitt Romney. I can't tell you what that means to me. For so long I have wanted a president who believes in America. He calls me "one of America's most notable Republicans" when I haven't given 10 cents to him or the party.

Romney Was a Clumsy Neophyte on Foreign Policy Tour

Brian Normoyle | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics
Brian Normoyle

In light of a historical polling discrepancy, Romney needed his eight-day, three-nation foreign tour to shape, polish, and package his inchoate foreign policy views and establish himself as a competent statesman respected abroad. Unfortunately, the trip had precisely the opposite effect.

Jennifer Bendery

Mitt Romney: 'I Have Paid Taxes Every Year. A Lot Of Taxes.' | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney insisted on Friday that he has paid taxes every year and repeated that Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.) needs "to ...

Porn Star Endorses Romney From Strip Club

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 08.03.2012 | Politics

Retired porn star Jenna Jameson waded into the 2012 presidential race on Thursday, choosing a San Francisco strip club as the venue to announce her su...

Romney Accused Of Misrepresenting Bestselling Book

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

Scientist and author Jared Diamond said that Mitt Romney mischaracterized his book, "Guns, Germs and Steel," to theorize why Israelis and Palestinians...

Obama, Romney Mount New Campaign Push

AP | STEVE PEOPLES and JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 10.02.2012 | Politics

GOLDEN, Colo. — Mitt Romney promised Thursday that his economic program will create 12 million new jobs in the next four years, and likened Pres...

Revisiting the Option and Limitations of 'Power to the People' in 2012

Clarence B. Jones | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Clarence B. Jones

This November, millions of people, in the spirit of Occupy Wall Street, need to respond to those on the right who "want their country back." The response of progressive and faith-based community leaders should be: "So do we!"

Power Failure: What Voters Should Ask Obama and Romney on Energy

Scott Bittle | Posted 09.30.2012 | Green
Scott Bittle

The best projections show that the United States needs both more energy and cleaner energy. We need to make specific plans to insure more diverse and dependable energy sources in the face of growing concern about global warming.

Romney: Not Wimp But Weasel

Chris Weigant | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Mitt Romney doesn't really fit the classic wimp definition, as even Newsweek sheepishly concedes. Anyone who remembers the primary campaign knows that Romney is no classic "wimp." Instead, Romney is a world-class weasel.

Why I Want to Vote For Romney

John R. Talbott | Posted 09.29.2012 | Politics
John R. Talbott

A simple list of Romney's policy positions makes it very clear who ought to be voting for the man.

Romney Cancels Meeting With Israel Leader

The Huffington Post | Joshua Hersh | Posted 07.29.2012 | Politics

Romney cancelled a scheduled meeting with the head of Israel's leading liberal party at the last minute during his trip to Jerusalem Sunday. The me...

You Didn't Build That: Obama's Public Sector Gap

John Tirman | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
John Tirman

The "you didn't build that" imbroglio is a classic out-of-context sound bite for the Romney campaign. But the Obama sound bite suffers in part because it is a sound bite, not a full-blown speech or philosophical agenda for how and why the public sector is so crucial.