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Romney 2012

Back From Hiatus: Return of the GOP Debaters

Alan Schroeder | Posted 04.20.2012 | Politics
Alan Schroeder

After nearly a month-long hiatus, the reality television series known as the GOP presidential primary debates returns to the small screen on Wednesday. As the players reassemble for their 20th debate of the season, what should viewers expect?

Sam Stein

In Michigan, Rick Santorum Goes All In | Sam Stein | Posted 02.20.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK -- Former Sen. Rick Santorum's presidential campaign and his allied super PAC are putting all their chips into Michigan in hopes that a win t...

The GOP Death March

Brent Budowsky | Posted 04.17.2012 | Politics
Brent Budowsky

The Republicans have become so consumed by the intensity of their obsession against the president and their pure lust for power that they stand for nothing, and offer nothing to voters, except the intensity of their ideologies, hatreds and dislikes.

Gingrich Swipes Romney In Valentine's Day-Themed Attack

Posted 02.14.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich is celebrating Valentine's Day with a new attack targeting rival Mitt Romney for supposedly getting lo...

Trump Uncertain On Romney's Path To Nomination

Posted 02.13.2012 | Politics

Real estate mogul Donald Trump appeared to temper his expectations of Mitt Romney on Monday, saying the candidate he endorsed earlier this month could...

It's Not Envy, My Friend

Jim Worth | Posted 04.13.2012 | Politics
Jim Worth

It's pity: pity of your desperation, of your personal purgatory over the issues, your lack of true understanding, of your feckless attempts at convincing the American people you're the answer to their struggles.

WATCH: 'Sh*t Mitt Says'

Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

It was only a matter of time. The "Sh*t so-and-so says" meme has officially been brought into the fold of campaign politics, with Democratic super ...

Santorum Accuses Romney Of 'Gotcha Politics'

Benjamin Hart | Posted 02.09.2012 | Politics

Rick Santorum is using his newfound momentum in the Republican presidential primary to mount a vigorous defense against frontrunner Mitt Romney. Af...

Elise Foley

LA Mayor And Obama Supporter Previews Line Of Attack On Mitt Romney | Elise Foley | Posted 02.08.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, a Democrat, plans to dig into Mitt Romney in a speech on immigration reform Wednesday, when he w...

New Poll Carries Promising Signs For Obama Reelection

Posted 04.07.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Feb. 6 - U.S. President Barack Obama - bolstered by a stronger economic outlook and recent job growth - would win in a match-up against th...

The Very Poor, the Middle Class and the Real Economic Challenge of 2012

Tiziana Dearing | Posted 04.03.2012 | Politics
Tiziana Dearing

I don't think Mitt Romney was saying he doesn't actually care about the "very poor." In fact, I believe he does care -- as do most reasonable people. But he clearly doesn't understand what "very poor" means, or how it relates to the middle class today.

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Trump Once Loved To Slam Romney | Hunter Stuart | Posted 02.02.2012 | Politics

Donald Trump hasn't always been so fond of Mitt Romney. Before he endorsed him for the GOP presidential nomination, the real estate mogul and 'Cel...

Silence Is Not an Option

Rev. Al Sharpton | Posted 04.03.2012 | Black Voices
Rev. Al Sharpton

You'd think Romney would be more careful in his approach towards serious subject matters, but somehow the self-proclaimed rich guy still manages to snatch defeat from the jaws of victory.

Republicans and the Hispanic Vote

Howard Foster | Posted 04.02.2012 | Politics
Howard Foster

The premise that downplaying tough talk about cracking down on undocumented immigration leads to Hispanic votes just does not hold up.

Romney Skips To Minnesota Amid Talks Of Big Endorsement

Posted 02.01.2012 | Politics

Fresh off a landslide victory in the Florida primary, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney flew to Minnesota Tuesday, rather than to the next...

Here Comes Florida: Time for Republicans to Serve the Tea Party Some Strong Coffee

Melanie Batley | Posted 04.01.2012 | Politics
Melanie Batley

It's been a hard few weeks for Mitt Romney, and perhaps worse for his supporters who had to digest the reality that their seemingly invincible candidate could be stalled in South Carolina. Could the same fate await him in Florida?

Meghan McCain Says GOP Candidate Needs To Go

Posted 01.31.2012 | Politics

Meghan McCain, daughter of Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), offered her latest analysis of the GOP presidential primary on Tuesday, writing in a column for...

Is Capitalism on Trial? Or Just Big Business? Or Just Mitt Romney?

Peter Dreier | Posted 03.31.2012 | Politics
Peter Dreier

Nowhere can the impact of the Occupy insurgency be better seen than in the fumbling efforts of Romney's GOP rivals to capture the new anti-corporate sentiment. They're finding that it's a difficult tightrope to walk.

The Real Problem With Romney's Wealth

Michael Fauntroy | Posted 03.30.2012 | Politics
Michael Fauntroy

Romney's brand of capitalism has helped to create a chasm between people and the country and is more responsible for the job loss, growing inequality, and societal anger.

Immigration Politics: More Than Jobs

John Tirman | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
John Tirman

What is striking about the Republican candidates' rote denunciations of the "illegals" and the federal government is how completely fact-free the campaign rhetoric has become.

5 Things Newt Would Rather Florida Voters Forget

Christopher Ingram | Posted 03.28.2012 | Politics
Christopher Ingram

Newt Gingrich's potential jackpot victory in Florida on Tuesday will only come at the behest of conservative Republican voters who don't like Romney. Gingrich is betting they will leave their conscience at the door and forget about all the things they claim they value.

Are You Smart Enough to Be a Religious Bigot in the Voting Booth?

Keli Goff | Posted 03.24.2012 | Politics
Keli Goff

If most of us are not knowledgeable enough of our own faiths, how can a vote based in part on someone else's religion be rooted in anything other than prejudice? Religious prejudice has become one of the last bastions of voter bias.

Mitt Romney Needs a Hillary Clinton Cry

Lisa Wexler | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Lisa Wexler

Tonight Mitt Romney delivered essentially the same speech to South Carolina voters that he did to New Hampshire voters. The only trouble is that he lost in South Carolina. Where is the pathos? Where is the disappointment?

Mitt Romney's Very Bad Week

Richard Klass | Posted 03.23.2012 | Politics
Richard Klass

Mitt Romney had a very bad week. The week revealed two issues that could not only damage his election chances but also derail his nomination.

Timing Is (Almost) Everything: Bain Capital, Open Marriages and Why There's No Such Thing as a "January Surprise"

Mitch Rofsky | Posted 03.21.2012 | Politics
Mitch Rofsky

There is a case to be made that a political candidate wants all of his weaknesses exposed as early as possible -- again, as long as those weaknesses won't defeat him. And it's pretty clear that Bain won't keep Romney from being the Republican nominee for president.