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Decoding Romney

Paula Gordon | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics
Paula Gordon

Financial engineering of the type Mitt Romney represents is not going to fix our problems -- it is what got us into this godawful mess.

Priorities USA Bain Capital Ad Attacks Mitt Romney As Crossroads GPS Seeks To Humanize Candidate

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.23.2012 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, the super PAC backing President Barack Obama, released a new Bain Capital-centric ad Tuesday that targets Mitt Romney over the...

Sam Stein

Back To Bain: Obama-Backing Super PAC Re-Releases Romney Attack Ad | Sam Stein | Posted 10.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama-supporting super PAC Priorities USA Action is going back to Bain in a campaign-closing television ad campaign that attacks GOP...

Sabrina Siddiqui

Huntsman To Romney: 'Government Is Not A Business' | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 10.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney has built his candidacy for president on his experience in the private sector, constantly hailing his management skills as c...

We're Not Losing Our Minds

Emily Pease | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Emily Pease

What Mitt Romney would rather us know is that after he was a governor, he was a "businessman." Never mind that being a businessman meant buying companies and then forcing them into debt.

Obama's Dumb Criticism of Romney on China Currency

Ian Fletcher | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics
Ian Fletcher

The Obama campaign's new ad calls Romney a phony because, in his days at Bain Capital, companies his firm controlled were involved in outsourcing American jobs. There are legitimate criticisms of Bain Capital to be made, but this isn't one of them.

Ryan Grim

Bain Capital Takes Center Stage At Republican Convention | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.31.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Bain is back. Mitt Romney initially launched his presidential campaign on a simple premise: During tough economic times, America nee...

Romney Campaign Finally Launches Bain Defense

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 08.30.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney launched a new website promoting his private sector experience on Thursday, the same day he was set to formally accept the Republican Part...

Ryan Grim

Ann Romney's Bain Story Leaves Out Critical Details | Ryan Grim | Posted 08.28.2012 | Politics

TAMPA, Fla. -- Ann Romney on Tuesday recounted her husband's life story in her prime time convention speech, describing his effort to launch Bain Capi...

Massive Pile Of Bain Docs Released

Posted 08.24.2012 | Politics

The website Gawker published online hundreds of pages of documents from investments made after Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital on Thursday. Ro...

Bain of Our

Robert L. Borosage | Posted 10.21.2012 | Business
Robert L. Borosage

The Republican convention, with its high-tech stage and Hollywood directors, will try to remake Mitt Romney once more, reintroducing him as a family man of faith, charitable, good-hearted, experienced in business and government, ready to put America back on track. Romney is of, by and for the very Gilded Age capitalism that generated extreme inequality, rising poverty and a declining middle class even before it blew up the economy. He will change his views on social issues to fit the prevailing winds, and remake his image with each rising sun. But on economic issues he is the man from Bain. Want more of what we've had? He is your man.

Pro-Obama Super PAC Revives Attacks On Romney And Bain Capital

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 08.08.2012 | Politics

Priorities USA Action, a super PAC supporting President Barack Obama, renewed its attacks on Mitt Romney's record at private equity firm Bain Capital ...

Romney's Lies and Bain's Capital

William S. Lerach | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics
William S. Lerach

The layoffs, bankruptcies, off-shorings and other reprehensible things that Bain is becoming famous for absolutely happened on his watch. When is he going to defend them?

Romney's Bain Claims Don't Hold Up

The Huffington Post | Mollie Reilly | Posted 07.26.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney has repeatedly insisted that he had no active role at Bain Capital after February 1999, when he left the private equity firm to take over ...

Romney Put Millions Into Outsourcing Firms

Mother Jones | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics

A government document shows that at Bain he held a $54 million stake in companies that manufactured electronics in China and Mexico for US firms....

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Brought Bain Capital With Him To The Olympics | Sam Stein | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney transitioned from working full-time at Bain Capital to running the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, he did not fully lea...

Romney's Tax Returns Are Only the Beginning

Lincoln Mitchell | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics
Lincoln Mitchell

In today's America, more than any time in the recent and not so recent past, wide discrepancies in wealth are something people are aware of. Extreme wealth, more than ever, cuts two ways for a candidate.

'Crook County'? Romney Advisor Slams Obama's 'Chicago-Style' Politics

Posted 07.17.2012 | Chicago

Chicago's history doesn't exactly help dispel the city's reputation for crooked politics (see slideshow below), but a recent series of attacks on the ...

Senate to Vote on Outsourcing This Week: "Put-Up-Or-Shut-Up" for Mitt Romney

Paul Abrams | Posted 09.16.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

It will be difficult for Romney to state that he opposes the idea of incentives for outsourcing, because he used them himself. Indeed, he enjoyed it so much, he outsourced the 2002 Olympic uniforms to Burma. This time, Romney may have to put-up-or-shut-up.

At Stake: The Future of America's Middle Class

Mike Lux | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

This election is about Mitt vs. the middle class. And after the election, we need to build a movement of, by, and for that middle class so that no politician will ever again so blatantly run on a platform to destroy it.

Sam Stein

Mitt Romney Bain Capital Filings Link Him To Politically Problematic Companies After 1999 | Sam Stein | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The question over when Mitt Romney officially left Bain Capital is obscuring a more substantive debate that relates to the presidential ...

Romney's Bain Claims Undercut... By Romney | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney, his campaign, and Bain Capital, the private equity firm he founded, keep insisting that Romney departed the company in February 1999 and ...

Elise Foley

Durbin: Romney Running From Bain 'Like A Scalded Cat' | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) on Sunday joined the chorus of Democrats attacking Mitt Romney for his tenure at Bain Capital, saying the cand...

Elise Foley

Adviser Says Romney 'Retired Retroactively' From Bain Capital | Elise Foley | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney adviser Ed Gillespie said Sunday that the candidate "retired retroactively" from his job at Bain Capital, which Romney maint...

Ryan Grim

New Document Adds To Evidence Against Romney's Bain Claims | Ryan Grim | Posted 07.15.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Add another document to the pile of evidence contradicting Mitt Romney's continued insistence that he ended his active role with Bain Ca...