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Romney 2012

Romney's Goal for the Companies Bain Acquired: "Harvest Them at Significant Profit"

Robert Reich | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

2012-09-27-ScreenShot20120927at1.50.15PM.pngBain Capital wasn't in the business of creating jobs. It was in the business of creating profits. The two goals aren't at all the same.

Repackaging Mitt

Robert Reich | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

What we're seeing in Ohio isn't a new Mitt Romney. It's a newly-packaged Mitt Romney. The real Mitt Romney is the one we saw on the videotape last week. And no amount of re-taping can disguise the package's true contents.

The White Elephant in Romney's Room

Stephanie Li | Posted 11.26.2012 | College
Stephanie Li

Romney's blindness to his own racial and class privilege feeds into the myth of meritocracy, the false illusion that simply by hard work and steely determination, it is possible to attain the American dream.

Romney Supporters To Pass The Hat Overseas

AP | STEPHEN BRAUN and KELVIN CHAN | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Supporters of Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney plan a campaign fundraiser for him Thursday in Hong Kong as U.S.-China ...

The Self-Proclaimed '53 Percent'

Hayley Rose Horzepa | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Hayley Rose Horzepa

After Romney's now infamous 47 Percent dinner party revelation, it's hard to believe that parts of the 47 Percent will still vote for him, and it's likely many of those individuals consider themselves to be 53 Percenters.

The Republicans' No-Apology Tour

Carla Seaquist | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
Carla Seaquist

Mitt Romney is the man who wrote a campaign book with the bombastic title, No Apology. To Romney, usurping the president in a diplomatic crisis, insulting half the American public as moochers -- these apparently are not sufficient calls for apology.

Romney Weighs In On 'Greatest Athlete' Of 20th Century

The Huffington Post | Nick Wing | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney swung through Westerville, Ohio on Wednesday, where he had golf legend Jack Nicklaus teed up to sing his praise...

Romney In Conversation With His Speech Coach On Gay Issues

Allison Hope | Posted 11.25.2012 | Comedy
Allison Hope

"I believe that good-looking gays can now tie the knot and join the rest of us in eternal monogamous hell, because of two very nice fellas that I recently came to know."

Romney Pays Tribute To Clinton

AP | KASIE HUNT and JOSH LEDERMAN | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

NEW YORK — Republican White House hopeful Mitt Romney is unlikely to win Bill Clinton's vote, but that doesn't mean he can't soak up a bit of th...

WATCH: What's Wrong With This Romney Ad?

Posted 09.25.2012 | Comedy

People who have been following Mitt Romney's campaign are probably familiar with Senator Marco Rubio's support ad, but they might not know that there'...

Poll Shows Ineffectiveness Of Paul Ryan

Reuters | Posted 11.25.2012 | Politics

* Ryan has not swayed many independent voters * Just over half of registered voters have heard of Ryan * Obama has 6-poi...

Sweeping Romney Plan Still Missing Key Details

AP | RICARDO ALONSO-ZALDIVAR | Posted 11.24.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Medicare is the one health insurance plan that will cover virtually every American at some point in life, and Republican Mitt Romne...

What Mitt Romney Really Represents

Robert Reich | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

So much wealth and power have accumulated at the top of America that our economy and our democracy are seriously threatened. Romney not only represents this problem. He is the living embodiment of it.

Romney Campaign Releases A Year Of Tax Returns

AP | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney is releasing his 2011 tax returns. The Associated Press reports: Romney aides on Friday said the Republican presidenti...

Call Me Dependent

Neil McCarthy | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Neil McCarthy

As Romney more or less put it, the dependent think the government owes them food stamps, public housing and Obamacare. In fact, those entitlements benefit two classes. The poor. And the sick. So here's my confession, Mitt. I'm with them. Call me dependent.

The Real Mitt Revealed

Robert Reich | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Robert Reich

Some of us thought Romney was without core or principle, an empty suit that would say anything to be elected. But, evidently, the real Mitt is a man whose core principle is clearly on display this week, and articulated with deep conviction: social Darwinism -- survival of the richest.

Are Republicans Already Planning Obstructionist Agenda for Next Four Years?

Dennis Mehiel | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Dennis Mehiel

We are witnessing the beginning of a concerted effort among the far right, both party leaders and commentators, to deny President Obama a victory -- even if he wins in November.

Romney Retools Pitch To Poor, Middle Class

Reuters | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

* Republican tries to turn missteps to advantage * Trails Obama by 5 points in Reuters/Ipsos poll * Republicans fear can...

Is Sleep Deprivation the Reason the Romney Campaign Is Blowing It?

Arianna Huffington | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Arianna Huffington

Adding up the clues, it seems the culprit in the killing of Romney's chances just might be mind-numbing sleep deprivation among senior campaign advisors. While I was at the DNC in Charlotte, a well-sourced journalist told me that senior Romney advisor Eric Fehrnstrom sleeps only three or four hours with his devices beside him, then wakes and checks his email, sends out replies, and then gets another hour of sleep. It sounds like he and the rest of the campaign need to hit the off buttons on their devices and get some more restorative sleep to have more clarity and better judgment. Just last week, a study was published which showed that the light from computer screens interferes with our internal body clock and our sleep cycle. And according to sleep researchers from Harvard, "Sleep deprivation negatively impacts our mood, our ability to focus, and our ability to access higher-level cognitive functions." Half a billion fundraising dollars is great, but "higher-level cognitive functions" is even greater.

Romney Video Provides Opening For Democrats

AP | HENRY C. JACKSON | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Democrats running for the House and Senate are pouncing on Mitt Romney's remarks that nearly half of all Americans think they are "...

Poll Gives Obama Lead In Virginia

Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

President Barack Obama holds an 8-point lead over Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney among likely Virginia voters, leading 52 percent to 44...

WATCH: Soledad O'Brien Grills Romney Senior Adviser

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 09.18.2012 | Media

CNN's Soledad O'Brien intensely grilled senior campaign adviser Bay Buchanan on a number of controversial statements made by Republican presidential c...

Romney Looks To Steady Shaky Campaign

AP | KEN THOMAS AND JIM KUHNHENN | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

SALT LAKE CITY — President Barack Obama declared Tuesday night the occupant of the Oval Office must "work for everyone, not just for some," jabb...

Obama Reaches His Highest Likelihood of Reelection

David Rothschild | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics
David Rothschild

As the summer turned towards Labor Day, Obama gained ground every day that Romney did not. Time is kind to incumbents and leading candidates. The burden is now completely on Romney and/or Ryan to move the needle in their four debates

Romney Reaching Out To Latinos With Immigration Pledge

Reuters | Posted 11.17.2012 | Politics

* Appeal to be aimed at Hispanic voters, who favor Obama * Romney looking to rebound after a tough week By Steve Holland...