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The Tragedy of a Jobs-Based Election

Anthony Gregory | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics
Anthony Gregory

American voters see the economy as the most pressing issue. This priority was most pronounced immediately after the crash and in time to help Obama win the presidency in 2008. This time, focus on the economy might hurt him.

Obama, Romney Camps Both Warn Of 'Calamitous' Demise Under The Other's Leadership

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 06.05.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- It appears the Obama and Romney campaigns agree on at least one thing: accusing your opponent of being like Europe and throwing around t...

Why Mitt Romney's Flip-Flopping May Turn Out to Be a Political Asset

Robert Simpson | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics
Robert Simpson

The American electorate is simply looking for a solution to the mess the country's in. Romney has allowed an image to grow of a politician with no concrete ideological beliefs, and this could prove to be a major plus in the current climate.

Reporter: Romney Campaign Has Jewish Test for Mormon Coverage

Ari Melber | Posted 06.03.2012 | Media
Ari Melber

The notion of a Jewish "test" for campaign coverage will rub some the wrong way, but it may also bluntly cut through the semiotics of debates over balanced religious treatment.

Romney Says May Jobs Report Is "Devastating News" For American Workers And Families

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney called the May jobs report "devastating news" for both American workers and families. The Republican presidential candidate released the f...

A Romney Presidency Would Return The Country To Normalcy: Ad

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 06.01.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney's campaign highlighted a return to normalcy in its third television ad, released on Friday. The new spot, titled "A Better Day," continued...

Romney's Ridiculous Double Standard Presents Gigantic Opening for Obama

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Romney's conveniently rewriting his own record. This is what spin is for, of course, but Mitt has just opened the door for a realistic comparison of the numbers, even if the Romney team (or the Obama team, for that matter) hasn't realized it yet.

Mitt Romney's Gaffe Fatigue

Jason Stanford | Posted 07.30.2012 | Politics
Jason Stanford

It's getting to the point where everyone has come to an understanding that nothing Mitt Romney says is meant to be taken seriously. Case in point: Romney's interview with Time's Mark Halperin.

Amanda Terkel

National Service Ignored In 2012 Candidates' Discussion Of Jobs Crisis | Amanda Terkel | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In July 2008, then-candidate Barack Obama promised that public service would be "a central cause" of his presidency. The pledge excited ...

Obama Campaign: Why Won't Romney Stand Up To 'Voices Of Extremism'?

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

The Obama campaign is criticizing Mitt Romney for campaigning with Donald Trump despite the latter's continued focus on the "birther" conspiracy. ...

Hotter Summer than Usual

David Issacharoff | Posted 08.06.2012 | Teen
David Issacharoff

It's summer, and now the talk about vice-presidential candidates rises. It's 'veepstakes' season, and Romney must make one of the hardest and most important choices of his political life.

Mitt Romney Aide: We 'Can't Be Responsible' For Donald Trump

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.25.2012 | Politics

A top Mitt Romney campaign adviser on Friday disavowed conspiracy theories pushed by Donald Trump, one of Romney's most high-profile supporters. The a...

Five Lies from Mitt Romney

Jess Coleman | Posted 07.24.2012 | Teen
Jess Coleman

It's amazing what you can gain from lying. It can get you in jail or lose you a few friends. But done the right way, lying can mislead an entire country -- and maybe even get you elected president.

Bain's Not Just Fair Game, It's the Only Game

Michael Keegan | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Michael Keegan

Let's have a conversation about whether or not Romney's success in making money for investors through his position at Bain qualifies him to be president. Making money for investors doesn't mean that you know how to make the economy work for all Americans.

Why Privileged White Girls Need Real Jobs

Tamara Shayne Kagel | Posted 07.21.2012 | Women
Tamara Shayne Kagel

There was nothing they could've said to teach me the value of money. All they could do was kick me out with a college degree in hand, offer to keep me on the family plan and hope for the best.

Howard Fineman

Mitt, The Incidental Candidate | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.20.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- He barely speaks in his own first general-election ad. On the top floor of his Boston campaign headquarters, the most visible poster is ...

Election 2012 -- 'Candidates Obama and Romney, Come Out, Come Out, Whoever You Are'

Mark Goulston, M.D. | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Mark Goulston, M.D.

Most of us are not evolved enough to realize that we can't have our candidate and eat it too. We are not able to distinguish between what feels good (i.e., getting our way) and what feels right (i.e., having a commander in chief we can trust).

Romney Praises CEO Poised To Cut 30,000 Jobs

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.18.2012 | Politics

GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney took some time, in an interview with National Review published Thursday, to praise Hewlett-Packard chief executiv...

Dave Jamieson

Jobs Spurred By Bain Were Mostly Low-Wage | Dave Jamieson | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Earlier this week, the campaign for GOP presidential hopeful Mitt Romney released a video called "American Dream," touting the investment of Romney's ...

Mitt Romney Is Playing the Mainstream Media Like a Fiddle -- and the Problem Is That They Are Actually Dancing to the Music

Dee Evans | Posted 07.17.2012 | Media
Dee Evans

To the media I ask this question: Name one presidential candidate in recent history who had not sat down for any Sunday talk shows or non-Fox related cable news shows less than six months out from a presidential election? Name me one!

Romney Campaign Refuses To Weigh In On Virginia's Rejection Of Gay Judicial Nominee

The Huffington Post | Amanda Terkel | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

On Wednesday, the Romney campaign declined to weigh in on the Virginia legislature's rejection of Tracy Thorne-Begland, an openly gay prosecutor, for ...

Romney Offers Faint Support For Rick Scott Scheme

The Huffington Post | Arthur Delaney | Posted 05.17.2012 | Politics

Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said Wednesday that he does not disapprove of Florida Gov. Rick Scott's efforts to drug-test state workers...

GOP's Possible PUMA Problem

Chris Weigant | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Mitt Romney and the Republican Party establishment are currently in a bind over what to do with Ron Paul at the convention.

Why Can't Mitt Romney Admit a Mistake?

Rick Newman | Posted 07.16.2012 | Politics
Rick Newman

A humbler Romney would have acknowledged his role in the abuse, indicated his regret, and apologized to the victim in a meaningful way. Most Americans would buy that. Who hasn't done stuff as a teenager that they later wish they hadn't?

Howard Fineman

Obama's 'Perfect Beast' vs. Romney's 'Hard Times' Pitch | Howard Fineman | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Jim Messina, President Barack Obama's campaign manager, is a soft-spoken Montanan who loves order, detail and teamwork. In 2008, when he...