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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...

Behind Romney & Bain's Offshore Strategy To Boost Profits

The New York Times | Posted 12.02.2012 | Politics

Buried deep in the tax returns released by Mitt Romney's presidential campaign are references to dozens of offshore holdings with names like Ursa Fund...

Two-Faced Mitt

Justin Ruben | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Justin Ruben

There are two faces of Romney -- the one he wants to show the public, and the real Mitt, who was outsourcing jobs, raiding companies, and laying off workers as CEO of Bain Capital, just so he could line the pockets of his already-rich investors.

Mitt Didn't Build That

Michael Moore | Posted 12.01.2012 | Politics
Michael Moore

From the start, Bain Capital had support from the government. We all built that. Just don't ever mention that in public.

Mitt's 'Harvest' Comments: Typical MBA-Speak ... or an Omen of Alien Invasion?

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.29.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

What does it mean for society when investors increasingly seek to "harvest" a company for a profitable sale? The human cost of these "harvests" is pervasive and terrible. But they're not inevitable, even in this corrupted democracy.

Dumb Idea: Put the Guys Who Caused the Problem in Charge

Mike Lux | Posted 11.28.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Looks like Scott Brown worked as a real estate attorney and title agent for the parent company of a company named LPS, which happened to be one of the very worst offenders in the foreclosure fraud industry.

Christina Wilkie

Bain Workers To Slam 'Romney Economy' Until Election Day | Christina Wilkie | Posted 09.28.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON - A coalition of current and former employees at companies purchased by Bain Capital will spend the next month rolling through the swing st...

Ryan Grim

Romney Enjoys Tax Break Off Bain-Owned Outsourcer | Ryan Grim | Posted 09.28.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sensata Technologies is a healthy manufacturing company that employs nearly 200 workers at a factory in northern Illinois. The company h...

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.

New Video Shows Romney Touting Bain 'Harvesting'

The Huffington Post | Luke Johnson | Posted 09.27.2012 | Politics

While CEO of Bain Capital, Mitt Romney said the firm "harvested" the companies in which it invested to produce a "significant profit," according to a ...

Is Mitt Romney a Master Debater?

Andy Ostroy | Posted 11.27.2012 | Politics
Andy Ostroy

I'll give him credit: Mitt Romney trounced his opponents in the Republican debates. But did you see that crop of crazies battling for King or Queen of the Parallel Universe?

How Romney Has Failed as a CEO

Sanjay Sanghoee | Posted 11.26.2012 | Politics
Sanjay Sanghoee

Romney has not demonstrated the qualities of a good CEO lately. Despite all the press about his hands-on management style for the campaign, his missteps on several mission-critical fronts show that he is actually a poor leader, or at least not ready for primetime.

Chinese Firm Touted Itself As Low-Wage, Low-Tax Prior To Bain Investment

Boston Globe | Posted 09.25.2012 | Politics

Less than two weeks before an investment firm controlled by Mitt Romney decided to invest in a China-based home appliance company, the company put out...

Zach Carter

Romney Tax Return Shows Big Bain Loophole | Zach Carter | Posted 09.26.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney saved about $$850,000 on his 2011 taxes, thanks to the Republican presidential candidate's controversial retirement package ...

Goldman Exec: 'I'm Glad Romney Is From Bain Capital And Not Goldman Sachs'

Posted 09.25.2012 | Business

Watch out, there’s a new Vampire Squid in town, and it’s name is Bain Capital. The private equity firm has taken a beating as Mitt Romney, one...

Romney Loves American Cars; Obama Loves American Car Workers

Leo W. Gerard | Posted 11.24.2012 | Business
Leo W. Gerard

He loves owning 'em. He relishes riding them up and down on elevators. But when it comes to showing a little love for car businesses and car workers, Mitt Romney's frigid.

Worst Campaign Ever?

Will Durst | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Will Durst

Face it, if Bain Capital were running Mitt's campaign right now, they'd close it down, fire him and hire some Chinese guy to do it better and cheaper.

Exclusive Live From 'Bainport': Illinois Workers Urge Romney to Not Outsource Their Jobs to China

Democracy Now! | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Freeport Mayor George Gaulrapp, who has supported the encampment and fended off calls for it to be shut down, says Romney should get directly involved in the issue.

Reports of the Romney Campaign's Death Greatly Exaggerated

Howard Steven Friedman | Posted 11.20.2012 | Politics
Howard Steven Friedman

We have had political party pep rallies, negative advertising, snippets of leaked off-camera dialog, meaningless rhetoric, and mountains full of fiction being passed along as facts but we have had little that resembles substance.

Bad News For Bain Capital

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.19.2012 | Business

A judge has ruled that certain information involved in a lawsuit against Bain Capital, the private equity firm where Mitt Romney made his fortune, sho...

Mitt Romney's 47 Percent Pay-No-Taxes Video Should Cost Him the Election

Mike Watson | Posted 09.19.2012 | Politics
Mike Watson

Does this mean in Mitt Romney's eyes, at least 47 percent of Americans are quite possibly worthless degenerates who will never take personal responsibility and care for their own lives, no matter what encouragement Mitt may try to give to them?

The Radical Rich: From Romney to Re-Occupy

Richard (RJ) Eskow | Posted 11.19.2012 | Politics
Richard (RJ) Eskow

They're probably just a small subset of high-earning Americans. But these resentment-fueled party people are a new force in politics, made even more powerful by growing wealth inequity and Citizens United. They are the Radical Rich.

Bain Capital's Death Squad Origins Examined

In These Times | Posted 09.17.2012 | Politics

Mitt Romney has a debilitating condition that won’t show up in his medical report: severe cognitive dissonance—simultaneously holding conflicting ...

Irony: Mitt Romney Profited From the Auto Bailout That He Opposed

Phillip Martin | Posted 11.17.2012 | Business
Phillip Martin

A unifying theme at the Democratic National Convention was Mitt Romney's opposition to the auto bailout. But did Mr. Romney somehow cash in on the very auto rescue that he publicly opposed under the headline Let Detroit Go Bankrupt? Yes, and here's how.

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.