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Obama's Debate Damage Control: Romney Was 'Artful Dodger'

Thursday, October 04, 2012

Following what is widely believed to be a lackluster performance by President Obama in his first debate with Mitt Romney, the Obama campaign has tried to undermine the accuracy of his opponent and explain glaring omissions from the president's arguments.

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WNYC News

NY Probing Equity Firms, Including Bain: Source

Sunday, September 02, 2012

An official familiar with the probe says New York's attorney general is investigating some of the nation's largest private equity firms, including Bain Capital, founded by Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney.

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The Takeaway

Bain Capital and Off-Shoring

Thursday, August 16, 2012

As Mitt Romney continues to hammer President Obama over the stagnant economy, the former Massachusetts governor's own time in the public sector, as the CEO of Bain Capital, continues to come under scrutiny. When a Bain-invested company began shutting down American plants and sending those jobs overseas, employees who had spent their entire lives at one company suddenly found themselves out of work — and wondering what would happen if Romney were elected "America's CEO."

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Opinion: Sorry Mitt Romney, I Don't Want a Businessman for President

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

I don't want a businessman president. Businesses aren't run like countries. Corporations focus on financial profit. Nations need to trade in social profit as well. CEOs, too often, value short-term gains. I want elected leaders who, too rarely, invest in our long-term well-being.

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The Takeaway

Romney and Bain Capital Remain a Forefront Issue

Monday, July 16, 2012

Among all the businesses that come and go from the headlines, Bain Capital is one that will not be escaping coverage any time soon. Romney and his campaign say that Obama's focus on Romney's former company is merely a distraction from the real issues and that Romney has shown what he’s needed to. So what’s really going on?

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Former Bain Capital Executive Says Romney "Legally" Remained with Bain Beyond 1999

Monday, July 16, 2012

President Obama’s campaign continues its pressure on Romney to release his full tax records. If Bain’s SEC filings listed him as its chief executive from 1999 to 2003, they say, why did he claim to have left the company in 1999?

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The Takeaway

A Look Back at the Week in Politics

Friday, July 13, 2012

The campaign trail has heated up this week as campaign messages have been getting nastier and nastier. Todd Zwillich reports on recent discrepancies in Romney's Bain record, and discusses the fallout and implications from this week in politics.

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The Takeaway

The Court as Campaign Changer

Monday, June 25, 2012

The presidential race is getting nastier and nastier and it’s all on video: both the Obama and Romney campaigns have released new ads in the last few days. At the center of the race is the Affordable Care Act, and as a result, the Supreme Court may become an unlikely potential victim of partisan politics. 

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Opinion: Bill Clinton and Cory Booker are Right About Bain

Monday, June 04, 2012

The former President and the Mayor of Newark were both critical of Obama's attack ads against Romney. Democrats should listen up if they want to attract swing voters in November.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

EJ Dionne on What American Capitalism Means

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

E.J. Dionne, Washington Post columnist, senior fellow at the Brookings Institute and professor at Georgetown University, talks partisan politics, the conversation over Bain Capital, and his new book, Our Divided Political Heart: The Battle for the American Idea in an Age of Discontent.  

EVENT: E.J. Dionne will discuss the book at the Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) on Thursday, May 24 at 7 p.m.

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The Takeaway

Catching Up on the Campaign with Todd Zwillich

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

President Obama has come out swinging on Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital. As the NATO Summit came to a close on Monday, President Obama defined the presidential election in terms of his economic vision for the country compared to Mitt Romney’s. Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us to answer: Where does the campaign go from here?

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The Takeaway

The Race to Define Mitt Romney

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

President Obama's campaign attacked Mitt Romney's record on Bain Capital with an add that paints a picture of Romney as a job killer. In response, Romney team has put out its own ad, hailing Romney as a job creator who can save struggling American cities. Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich reviews the competing ads and assess whether which character description of Romney is more likely to stick with voters.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

In Defense of the One Percent

Monday, May 14, 2012

Edward Conard, former Bain Capital managing director and author of Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told About The Economy Is Wrong, makes the case for inequality and defends the one percent.

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