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Mitt Romney

Party Affiliation: Republican

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

Slogan: Believe in America

Schoolbook

Romney's Education Plan Calls for More School Choices

Thursday, May 24, 2012

In all the months of Republican primaries and early campaigning, the topic of education rarely emerged. That changed on Wednesday when the presumed Republican nominee, Mitt Romney, announced his new education agenda.

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The Takeaway

Black Mormons on This Year's Presidential Election

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Whether you love or hate politics, it’s hard to deny that when it comes to identity and culture, this year’s presidential election is truly historic. The incumbent is, of course, half black and thus, a racial minority. The challenger is Mormon, and thus, a religious minority. What if you’re one of the one million Americans who is both black and Mormon? How does identity factor in? Two African-American Mormons join us today to share their thoughts.

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It's A Free Country ®

No Regrets About Serving for Obama, Huntsman Says

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A former candidate for the Republican presidential nomination, whose campaign was perceived to be negatively affected by the fact he served in the Obama administration, said he had no regrets about crossing party lines.

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Transportation Nation

Parties Jostle for Bragging Rights on Oil Drilling

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

(Oil Rigs near Huntington Beach/Aaron Logan)

(New York, NY -- Stephen Reader, It'sAFreeCountry.Org) The Obama administration will auction off more than 38 million acres of the Gulf of Mexico to oil companies next month, touting the sale as a boon for the president’s energy résumé — which, while boasting increased domestic production, remains haunted by high gas prices, offshore drilling bans and one big oil spill.

The lease sale, scheduled to take place in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans on June 20th, will allow companies to secure more available acres off the coast of Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama. The sale won’t, however, open up any new waters for drilling that weren’t previously approved by the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management’s current five-year lease plan, which expires at the end of 2012.

Currently, the Department of the Interior only leases acres in the Gulf of Mexico and off the coast of Alaska. Oil companies, Republicans on Capitol Hill, and the man running to beat Obama all wish that list were longer.

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It's A Free Country ®

Explainer: If Oil Production Increased, Why Aren't Republicans Gassed?

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

A June auction of over 38 million acres in the Gulf of Mexico for drilling may look nice on the President's energy résumé, but leaves oil companies and Republicans wanting more.

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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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It's A Free Country ®

Evidence Obama’s Gay Marriage Stance Won't Cost Him the Latino Vote

Thursday, May 17, 2012

The president’s marriage equality stance seems to have energized immigration activists, especially young Latino voters who have built an alliance with gay activists on pushing for immigration reform.

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The Takeaway

Gay Republican Campaigns in Massachusetts Congressional Race

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Richard Tisei is running to represent Massachusetts' 6th congressional district, against Democratic incumbent, John Tierney. If he's successful, Tisai will be the first gay Republican to be elected to the House of Representatives and to have come before an election.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinions: Dems Want it Both Ways on 'Dirty' Money

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Like with so many other things, the Democrats like to pretend like they have some kind of higher ground because they see the Republicans as worse, when really all they are is bought and paid for by different special interests who's pockets aren't quite as deep.

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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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It's A Free Country ®

Romney's Message to 2010 Boarding School Students

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Coming just a few days after President Obama embraced gay marriage, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's commencement speech at Liberty University emphasized the strength and power that comes from religious faithfulness. “Moral certainty, clear standards, and a commitment to spiritual ideals will set you apart in a world that searches for meaning,” Romney told the Liberty graduating class.

When Romney addressed the 2010 graduating class at Groton School, the elite private boarding school in Massachusetts, it was a different message. He implored graduates to find the courage to question social and political orthodoxy and left references to religion and Christianity largely out.

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WNYC News

Romney Urges Grads to Honor Family Commitments

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Mitt Romney's Mormon faith has shaped his life, but he barely mentioned it as he spoke to graduates at an evangelical Christian university Saturday.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Romney's Bully Image Runs Deeper Than 'Haircut' Story

Friday, May 11, 2012

Republicans have chosen a man whose behavior, demeanor and record makes us believe he could be the bully his old friends described.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Democrats and Republicans Both Practice 'Fiscal Child Abuse'

Friday, May 11, 2012

The charlatans in office, Obama and the Romney campaign included, are going out of their ways to make the economic futures of their kids significantly worse.

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The Takeaway

Edward Conard Argues for Income Inequality in 'Unintended Consequences'

Thursday, May 10, 2012

In 1987, Wall Street came to be personified by the Oliver Stone film of the same name, by Michael Douglas’s Gordon Gekko. "The point is, ladies and gentlemen, that greed, for lack of a better word, is good," Gekko famously preached. Today, the Occupy Wall Street Movement seems to be fighting against this same idea. How, exactly, does the one percent feel about that? Edward Conard, former managing director of Bain Capital, offers his opinion.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Treat Women Equally? This Means War!

Monday, May 07, 2012

It used to be that liberalism pushed for an equality between the sexes. Now, any motion to treat women as equal to men is used as political ammo.

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It's A Free Country ®

Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, May 04, 2012

Cuomo continues to work around the Legislature, while Mr. Christie goes to Wisconsin.

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The Takeaway

Uproar Over Gay Romney Aide's Resignation

Friday, May 04, 2012

Richard Grenell was Mitt Romney's foreign policy spokesman until Tuesday, when he resigned from position in the campaign. Dorian Davis is a journalism professor at Marymount Manhattan College and writer for WNYC. He tells us about the case on Grenell and why the Romney campaign made such a misstep in this situation.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Mitt Romney Has a Gay Problem

Friday, May 04, 2012

Republicans have a knack for harpooning their general election prospects with misguided panders to the Right.

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The Takeaway

Follow Friday: Romney's Gay Spokesman, Newt Gingrich Drops Out

Friday, May 04, 2012

Every Friday, The Takeaway convenes a panel to look back at the week's big stories. This week, we'll hear more about Newt Gingrich pulling out of the Presidential race; Richard Grenell, the openly gay foreign policy spokesperson who resigned from Mitt Romney's campaign just days after joining it; and Elizabeth Warren's Native American heritage. Ron Christie is a Takeaway contributor and Republican political strategist. And Farai Chideya is ajournalist and blogger.

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