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Ben Hallman

Homeless 47 Percenter: 'We Try Every Day To Find A Way To Improve Our Situation' | Ben Hallman | Posted 09.21.2012 | Business

Zibron Harden is too busy attending school full time and raising three sons to pay much attention to Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, bu...

Republicans Signal Concern On Romney Remarks

Reuters | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics

* Democrats target Republican's "shocking comment" * Republican sees comments as "one- or two-day story" By Thomas Ferra...

Shocking Number Of Low-Income Voters Support Romney

The Huffington Post | Ariel Edwards-Levy | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- When Mitt Romney told donors he'd never win the support of Americans who don't pay income tax, he may have been ceding more than a few o...

Republican: Romney 47-Percent Comment Wrongly Worded

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

Republican U.S. Senate nominee, Wendy Long, told a state political news radio show Tuesday that Mitt Romney's "47 percent" comments could have been wo...

Is Mitt in the 47 Percent? Did He Get Amnesty?

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Now that Mitt has trashed half the country for not paying taxes, we are entitled to know whether Mitt is in that half or not.The only way to do that is to do what his father told him: release 12 years of your tax returns.

Scott Brown Distances Himself From Mitt Romney's '47 Percent' Comments

The Huffington Post | Sabrina Siddiqui | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) sought to distance himself Tuesday from Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's controversial comments that 47 percen...

Donald Trump: Mitt Romney Should 'Not Apologize'

Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

Donald Trump said Tuesday that Mitt Romney should "not apologize" for describing nearly half of all Americans as people "dependent on government" who ...

Sam Stein

Grover Norquist On Mitt Romney 47 Percent Comment: He 'Mixed Up' His Issues | Sam Stein | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Mitt Romney's caught-on-camera assessment that 47 percent of people who don't pay federal income tax are government moochers with no int...

The Biggest Mistake in Romney's "47%" Remarks

Frances Moore Lappe | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Frances Moore Lappe

When Mitt Romney -- echoing the writings of novelist Ayn Rand -- tells us that half of Americans choose dependency, he reinforces one of the biggest myths in America: the idea that we have to choose.

Obama In 1998: 'I Believe In Redistribution' [UPDATE]

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business

It turns out Mitt Romney isn’t the only presidential candidate to have a video leak this week. Fresh on the heels of Romney’s leaked campaign f...

Arthur Delaney

Former 47 Percenter On Romney: 'I Don't Think He Has A Clue' | Arthur Delaney | Posted 09.21.2012 | Politics

Scott Pickard disagrees with Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's claim that nearly half of American voters oppose him because they're depend...

WATCH: Christie Defends Controversial Romney Comments

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

While Mitt Romney faces a barrage of criticism for saying almost half of Americans feel like "victims" and are dependent on the government, at least o...

Inflammatory Romney Comments Spark Outpouring Of Conservative Reaction

Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

A secretly taped video of Mitt Romney describing 47 percent of the electorate as "dependent on government" has prompted an outpouring of reaction from...

Amanda Terkel

Todd Akin Campaign Comes To Mitt Romney's Defense | Amanda Terkel | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- An aide to Rep. Todd Akin declined to criticize Mitt Romney for his latest stumbles on Tuesday, saying that Akin was standing by the GOP...

Romney Humanizes Himself With Millionaire Donors

Mike Lux | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Mike Lux

Romney and Ryan really do believe the things Romney said in the video. They really do think that the people not supporting them are lazy no-accounts who are dependent on government and who believe they are victims. And they really do think it is their job to not worry about those people.

We Need to #TalkPoverty

Jamison Doran | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Jamison Doran

I cannot pretend there is an easy fix to get our poverty rate down, which is at the highest level in at least 63 years, because there certainly isn't an easy fix and it won't become any easier regardless of who is president.

Mitt Romney's 47 Percent Remarks: Wrong on the Facts, Not Just the Rhetoric

Jeff Madrick | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Jeff Madrick

Was dependency a cause of low incomes? This is easily refuted nonsense. Had social programs hurt rather than helped Americans, poverty rates would have been low in the 1950s.

Dave Jamieson

Labor Leader Says The 47 Percent Are Victims Of Romney | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

The head of the AFL-CIO laid into Mitt Romney on Tuesday for comments the GOP presidential nominee made earlier this year at a donor event, in which R...

Full Video Released Of Incendiary Secret Romney Appearance

Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

Video of a Mitt Romney fundraiser where he made controversial remarks about the "47 percent" has been released in its entirety. The full video, whi...

The 47 Percent Includes About 3,000 Millionaires

Mark Gongloff | Posted 11.18.2012 | Business
Mark Gongloff

In that crowd of wealthy donors at Marc Leder's Boca Raton sex palace listening to Mitt Romney blast Americans who don't pay income taxes, there were probably a few people who didn't pay income taxes.

Mitt Romney Heads To Fox News Following Leaked Tape

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Shapiro | Posted 09.18.2012 | Media

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney will appear on Neil Cavuto's Fox News show on Tuesday, making the television appearance the candidate's ...

Fact Check: Romney's '47 Percent' Claims

The Huffington Post | Bonnie Kavoussi | Posted 09.18.2012 | Business

Mitt Romney's now infamous comments about half of America made at a May fundraiser are not only offensive, but also inaccurate. In a video taken at...

We Are the 47 Percent!

Monica Bauer | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Monica Bauer

The Obama campaign is now kicking itself for having spent millions in ads to tell voters that Mitt Romney's an uncaring gazillionaire who likes to fire people and send jobs to China. Had they only known, they could have simply waited for this video to come out.

I Am the 99 Percent and the 47 Percent -- And Anything But the Romney-Percent

Alfredo Quintana | Posted 11.18.2012 | Miami
Alfredo Quintana

How in the world are we supposed to feel about a presidential candidate who is a real "Mr. One Percent" and who explicitly only desires representing no more than 53 percent of us?

Allen West: Mitt Romney 'A Little Clumsy' With 47 Percent Remark

The Huffington Post | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 09.18.2012 | Politics

You know it's bad when even Rep. Allen West (R-Fla.) is calling you out for your poor choice of words. West, who is notorious for landing in hot wa...