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2012 Mitt Romney

The Real Reason Romney’s Tax Math Doesn't Add Up

Bloomberg | Josh Barro | Posted 10.11.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney’s tax plan has three key planks. He cuts personal income tax rates by 20 percent across the board; he eliminates deductions, exclusions ...

A Little Late For A Pivot, Isn't It Mitt?

The New Republic | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 10.08.2012 | Politics

Since the conventions, Romney has been trying to shed his image as a conservative extremist—by disavowing harsher elements of Paul Ryan’s budget, ...

Mitt Romney's Real Agenda

Rolling Stone | Tim Dickinson | Posted 10.01.2012 | Politics

It was tempting to dismiss Mitt Romney's hard-right turn during the GOP primaries as calculated pandering. In the general election – as one of his t...

Krugman: Romney's Optimism Will Not Magically Fix The Economy

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney is optimistic about optimism. In fact, it’s pretty much all he’s got. And that fact should make you very pessimistic about his chances...

Romney's Problems Date Back To The Primaries

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 09.20.2012 | Politics

If Mitt Romney loses in November, the primary cause won’t be the tactical missteps and backbiting that Politico chronicled, or even the past two wee...

Obama's Fundraising Edges Out Romney In August

Reuters | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON, Sept 10 (Reuters) - U.S. President Barack Obama's re-election campaign and the Democratic National Committee raised more than $114 milli...

Romney Raises More Than $111 Million In August

Reuters | Sam Youngman | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

BOSTON, Sept 9 (Reuters) - Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney raised more than $111 million in August, according to a statement issued by...

The New Math Of Presidential Elections

National Journal | Ronald Brownstein | Posted 08.19.2013 | Politics

For all of the numbers swirling around the presidential campaign as the nominating conventions approach, each side’s equation for success can be suc...

Krugman: Ryanomics Is And Always Has Been A Con Game

The New York Times | Paul Krugman | Posted 08.20.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as his running mate led to a wave of pundit accolades. Now, declared writer after writer, we’re going to have a ...

Reid Doubles Down On Romney Tax Charge

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 08.02.2012 | Politics

Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) didn't back down Wednesday from his accusation, made in an interview with The Huffington Post, that he heard that Mitt Romney...

Romney Invested Millions In Chinese Firm That Profited On U.S. Outsourcing

Mother Jones | David Corn | Posted 07.11.2012 | Politics

Last month, Mitt Romney's campaign got into a dustup with the Washington Post after the newspaper reported that Bain Capital, the private equity firm ...

Rupert Murdoch Steps Up Visibility In US Politics

AP | BETH FOUHY | Posted 09.05.2012 | Media

NEW YORK (AP) — Rupert Murdoch has never been shy about voicing a political opinion, using his worldwide empire of television and newspaper outlets ...

Obama Outspends Republican Campaigns By Millions

AP | JACK GILLUM and STEVE PEOPLES | Posted 05.29.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON — The costly Republican primary has been draining Mitt Romney's wallet and giving President Barack Obama time to build an expansive c...

Jason Linkins

Romney Ad Exposes Media's Chronic Inability To Use The Word 'Lie'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 01.22.2012 | Media

GOP 2012 contender Mitt Romney's recent ad has gotten a ton of attention from the press because it contains a brief clip of President Barack Obama saying these words, consecutively, in order: "If we keep talking about the economy, we're going to lose." BOOM! What a clip, right? Why did Barack Obama say such a thing in public? Oh, that's right, he said those words consecutively and in order because back in 2008, an aide to John McCain said those words consecutively and in order, and Obama quoted that aide to use the words against McCain. As everyone points out, Romney's use of the words out of context is misleading. But it seems that what very few people are willing to say, as Too Much Joy once sang, is: "That's a lie. You're a liar."