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Friday Talking Points -- Scary Medicine

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.17.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Mitt Romney opened up several new lines of attack on his taxes this week -- such as labeling him "Mister Thirteen Percent" for his admitted tax rate. Even juicier is attacking what Mitt Romney would pay under Paul Ryan's budget plan.

PHOTOS: 27 Rejected Romney VPs

Posted 08.14.2012 | Comedy

Rejoice! For we never have to hear the word "veepstakes" again! When Romney made the announcement that he had chosen Rep. Paul Ryan as his running ...

Jason Linkins

Only Those Who Guard the Mystery Of Mitt's Tax Returns Shall Be Unhappy: The 2012 Speculatron Weekly Roundup For Aug. 10 | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.11.2012 | Politics

For as long as anyone can remember, mankind has yearned to see 10 consecutive years of Mitt Romney's tax returns. And for nearly as long, Romney a...

Vice or Virtue - Which of Romney's Veepstakes Contenders Stands with You?

Keya Dannenbaum | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Keya Dannenbaum

As the speculation intensifies, and as all the punditry focuses on what is right for Romney, or for the Republicans, it is worthwhile to remember that the issue priorities and positions of his ultimate VP choice should really matter to us, too.

Romney Veepstakes 2012: Why Mitt Should Pick Chris Christie

Michael J.W. Stickings | Posted 10.10.2012 | Politics
Michael J.W. Stickings

Christie isn't necessarily a right-wing ideologue of the kind desired by conservatives, but he's a fighter who would take the fight directly to President Obama. Conservatives would love that.

Bachmann Makes Bold Prediction | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

Put on the spot by her host recently at a St. Michael, MN manufacturer, Rep. Michele Bachmann didn't hesitate when she made her prediction for the per...

Past VP Picks Lead To Unanticipated Consequences

AP | TOM RAUM | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

-- As Mitt Romney nears a running-mate decision, he may want to consider some unanticipated consequences of past selections. He's said to be proceed...

Romney May Have No Choice But To Pick Paul Ryan | Posted 08.10.2012 | Politics

Conservative anxiety has stalked Mitt Romney since the outset of his presidential campaign, expressing itself in a series of hopes that a nominee who ...

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...

Michael Calderone

Romney's VP Selection Process Prompts Memories Of Veepstakes Past | Michael Calderone | Posted 08.07.2012 | Media

NEW YORK -- In July 1988, CNN's John King was camped outside the home of Massachusetts Gov. Michael Dukakis when he got a sign the Democratic presiden...

Romney On Veepstakes: 'I Give You Nothing On That'

The Huffington Post | Dave Jamieson | Posted 08.05.2012 | Politics

In an interview with CNN that aired Sunday, presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney dodged the question of who he has in mind for a vi...

Jason Linkins

Mitt Romney Peeps Some Veeps: The Speculatron Weekly Roundup | Jason Linkins | Posted 08.04.2012 | Politics

For many years, Americans learned whom their presidential nominees had chosen as their running mates the same, dreary way. The nominee would approach ...

GOP Rising Stars Join Romney On Campaign Trail

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

ASPEN, Colo. -- Mitt Romney is campaigning in Colorado alongside some the Republican Party's rising stars. And a few of them are thought to be potenti...

Fantasy Veepstakes

Chris Weigant | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Rather than write about the likes of Tim Pawlenty and his relative strengths over Rob Portman's budget experience... oh, sorry, I seem to have put myself to sleep there. The real choices aren't exciting to write about, so let's travel to the Land of Make-Believe instead, shall we?

Howard Fineman

Mitt Romney's Fondest Wish: Avoid #VeepFail | Howard Fineman | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In London, where they're busy betting on the Olympics, you also can get 11-8 odds on Tim Pawlenty as Mitt Romney's vice presidential cho...

Veepstakes: The Pros and Cons of Picking Your Horse

James Kotecki | Posted 09.30.2012 | Comedy
James Kotecki

What if Ann Romney's horse was Mitt Romney's vice presidential pick? Here's a look at the pros and cons of a having a famous horse for a running mate.

Jeb Bush Advises Romney On VP Pick

AP | BRENDAN FARRINGTON | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush says he thinks Sen. Marco Rubio is ready to be vice president and that he has shared those thoughts ...

The Dumbest "Both Parties Do It" Column Ever

Ian Reifowitz | Posted 09.22.2012 | Media
Ian Reifowitz

The column, written by CNN's Ruben Navarette, Jr., starts by making the point that, the Republicans appear to be close to, once again, nominating two white people on the presidential ticket. But then a hint of the "both parties do it" inanity shows up.

Jason Linkins

Nothing Like A Hot Veepstakes Rumor To Get The Media Off Your Back! | Jason Linkins | Posted 07.13.2012 | Politics

As The Huffington Post's Howard Fineman wrote Friday, Mitt Romney has not been playing the political media game very well, turning what might have bee...

The "Veepstakes" -- Highlights and Lowlights of a Great American Tradition

Marlo Thomas | Posted 09.11.2012 | Women
Marlo Thomas

Choosing a running mate is by turns highly secretive and very public, and it has produced some great future leaders of the country. It has also produced some truly memorable train wrecks.

Could Condoleezza Rice's Speech Lead To A VP Nomination?

Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.09.2012 | Politics
Christina Wilkie

WASHINGTON -- As presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney continues to mull over whom to choose as his running mate, one name has sta...

How Palin Haunts Republicans

U.S. News & World Report | Posted 09.05.2012 | Politics

Despite hints from Ann Romney, wife of likely Republican nominee Mitt Romney, that her husband is considering at least one woman in his vice president...

Inside Romney's VP Short List

Real Clear Politics | Posted 07.05.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney may be tight-lipped about his vice presidential short list, warning that only he and longtime aide Beth Myers know who is on it, but a clo...

Ann Romney Gives Hint On Mitt's VP Pick

AP | STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 09.04.2012 | Politics

WOLFEBORO, N.H. — Mitt Romney's wife has confirmed a tidbit about the vice presidential search process her husband largely has been keeping secr...

5 Myths About The Veepstakes

The Washington Post | Posted 07.01.2012 | Politics

Every presidential election cycle, once a party’s nominee becomes clear, we focus on the veepstakes. Who will Mitt Romney choose? Will he play it sa...