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Mitt Romney

Party Affiliation: Republican

Web site: http://www.mittromney.com/

Slogan: Believe in America

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Opinion: How Liberals Must Take Back the Dream

Friday, June 22, 2012

Progressives like to envision we are pushing forward a positive agenda, but we are increasingly finding ourselves in the position of pushing back: against policy assaults from the right-wing, an uncompromising Tea Party-controlled GOP and a flood of corporate money swamping democracy.

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Romney Makes Appeal to Latino Voters

Friday, June 22, 2012

During primary season, Mitt Romney was attracting barely more than a quarter of the Latino vote. But yesterday, at the meeting of the National Association of Latino and Elected Appointed Officials, or NALEO, the prospective GOP nominee made his pitch. Where does Romney go from here as he seeks to make inroads with the Latino community?

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Romney Offers 'Path to Legal Status' for Undocumented Who Serve in Military

Thursday, June 21, 2012

On Thursday afternoon Mitt Romney told the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials that he would support allowing young illegal immigrants a “path to legal status” if they serve in the United States military.

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Graphic: How Romney Out-Raised Obama Despite Gay Marriage Bump

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Obama's fundraising surged on the day he announced his support for same-sex marriage. But Romney supporters opened their wallets when their candidate's history at Bain Capital came into play.

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Campaign Fundraising Reaching New Heights

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Super PACs have raised nearly a quarter of a billion dollars so far this year. Anna Sale, politics reporter for WNYC's It's a Free Country, explains the new planet of the presidential campaign "cash rush."

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Gay and Republican: Are They Compatible?

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The Democratic Party has long curried the favor of gay voters, and President Obama's endorsement of gay marriage has helped solidify Democrats as the gay rights party. On the other side, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has opposed even civil unions. Due to the stark ideological contrast, has being gay become fundamentally incompatible with being Republican? In an interview with John Hockenberry, openly gay U.S. spokesman Richard Grenell says it is not.

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Romney and Obama to Speak Back to Back at Latino Political Conference

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

On Thursday, Mitt Romney will address the National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials. Romney’s challenge will be to find some way to contend with Obama’s announcement last Friday that undocumented immigrant youth will be able to stay in the United States and have the opportunity to apply for work permits.

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DREAMers Celebrate Obama Immigration Announcement

Friday, June 15, 2012

The announcement was greeted with jubilation by the immigration activist community in New York City.

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Opinion: Florida's Shady History of Denying Justice

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

When Florida starts "purging" its voter rolls, there is reason to worry.

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Schoolbook

City Graduation Rate Barely Budges From Last Year

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

The percentage of New York City students graduating from public high schools within four years was flat in 2011 compared with the year before, marking the first time the rate has not significantly increased in the last six years. Still, the mayor and schools chancellor hailed the new numbers -- though they also expressed concerns over what will happen when higher graduation standards take effect next year.

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Opinion: Without Government, the Private Sector Would Shrivel

Monday, June 11, 2012

There are huge chunks of the American economy that would also shrink and die off without public spending.

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Obama or Romney: Who Raised More Money From Small Donors?

Friday, June 08, 2012

Mitt Romney may have out-raised Barack Obama in May, but both camps are still jawing over another prize: small donors.

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Opinion: Obama's on Shaky Ground With Crucial Constituencies

Monday, June 04, 2012

The President should be concerned about recent polling that shows his rival gaining ground among the same groups that elected him in 2008.

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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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Rubio Burnishes Foreign Policy Cred Before NYC Crowd

Thursday, May 31, 2012

The freshman senator took direct aim at the parts of the Republican Party that eschew foreign interventions or global coalitions.

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Romney Set to Clinch Required Delegates

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The faceoff between President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney has already entered the ugly and negative phase, so it may be hard to believe that Romney is just set to accrue the required delegates to secure the nomination with the results in Texas today.

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Gearing Up for General Election, Romney and Obama Race to Define Their Campaigns

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Right now, we’re at the crucial phase in the general election season where both leading candidates for president are looking to define themselves and the presidential race before their opponent does it for them. So where do we stand on presidential campaign definitions? Molly Ball, staff writer for The Atlantic, and Ron Christie, Takeaway contributor and Republican strategist, break it down.

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This Week's Agenda: Trouble in the Euro Zone, Latino Voter Litmus Test for Romney in Texas, New Unemployment Numbers and Annan in Syria

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Exploring the news for the week ahead are Callie Crossley, host of The Callie Crossley Show on WGBH, and Marcus Mabry, editor at large at The International Herald Tribune, the international edition of our partner, The New York Times.

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Money Talking

Do Voters Want CEOs for President?

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

It seems that, whatever we say about the attractiveness of a business background, it hasn't been what we've been voting for — at least, not for the top job.

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A Defense of Private Equity, and of Romney's Years at Bain

Thursday, May 24, 2012

As the race for the presidency heats up, President Obama's reelection team continues to attack Mitt Romney's career at Bain Capital, while questioning private equity's role in the American economy. Edward Conard, former managing director at Bain Capital and author of "Unintended Consequences," worked with Mitt Romney throughout the Republican candidate's years in private equity. Conard explains why he believes Romney's experience in private equity will prove essential should the Republican candidate take the White House this fall.

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