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Mitt Romney

Party Affiliation: Republican

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

Slogan: Believe in America

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Christie Tries to Dampen Down VP Speculation

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Now that Mitt Romney has a clear path the Republican nomination for president, focus has begun to shift to who his potential running mate might be. Gov. Chris Christie’s name has been floated often. But the New Jersey governor repeated Wednesday that he has “a job to do here."

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The Takeaway

Mitt Romney Minus Rick Santorum

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Rick Santorum has suspended his campaign for the Republican presidential nomination, leaving an essentially two-man race between Romney and Obama. Moving forward, what will the Republican, Mitt Romney, do to win the support of Rick Santorum’s supporters? And as President Obama directs his attacks toward the Republican front-runner, what strategy will he have to enlist?

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The Takeaway

President Obama to Make Buffett Rule Central Focus of Campaign

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

The pressure is on. The Senate isn’t set to vote on the so-called “Buffett Rule” until next week. But the White House is already setting the stage to make the rule, which would require those making more than a million dollars a year to pay at least 30 percent in federal income tax, a central plank of President Obama’s re-election campaign. Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich joins us.

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The Takeaway

VEEP-Stakes: Who Will Romney Pick?

Monday, April 09, 2012

In the few days since Mitt Romney swept the Wisconsin, Virginia and Washington, DC primaries, the GOP appears to be finally coalescing around the former Massachusetts governor. As Mitt Romney counts his delegates and prepares for the final stretch of the primary season, the media's spotlight turns to potential running-mates. So who's he going to pick? Takeaway Washington Correspondent Todd Zwillich explains.

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Opinion: Why Rick Won't be Mitt's #2

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Mitt Romney will be the GOP nominee. This has been the betting man's favorite for awhile. Karol Markowicz on the Right and I on the Left have agreed on this at It's A Free Country. Tuesday's wins cemented Mitt's momentum. The story is no longer whether ...

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The Takeaway

President Obama Versus Mitt Romney: The Battle is On

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Yesterday President Obama criticized his likely general election opponent Mitt Romney by linking Romney to the latest Republican budget plan. As the likelihood of Romney's GOP nomination increases, the attack lines are beginning to be unveiled. For a look ahead at what we can expect in the general election, we're joined by Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent.

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The Takeaway

Mitt Romney Sweeps Wisconsin, Maryland and District of Columbia

Wednesday, April 04, 2012

Mitt Romney continued on the path to securing the Republican presidential nomination last night, winning all 37 delegates in Maryland, all 16 delegates in the District of Columbia, and at least 30 delegates in Wisconsin. In a speech after the results were tallied, Rick Santorum vowed to keep fighting. Wisconsin Public Radio's capitol reporter Shawn Johnson and The Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich join us to look at the big picture from last night's results as well as a look at President Obama's own campaigning.

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WNYC News

Romney Sweeps Primaries

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Mitt Romney has won the Wisconsin primary. And that means he's gone three for three over chief GOP rival Rick Santorum in Tuesday's contests.

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Opinion: Welcome to the Endless Campaign Season

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

The American political process has become a “permanent election.” After we hold an election, all the candidates have to begin raising money for the next election years down the road, and there is no longer any respite from the endless advertisements, snarkiness and hot air emanating from the punsters.

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The Takeaway

What Happens if Mitt Romney Loses Wisconsin?

Tuesday, April 03, 2012

Tonight's primary results may ultimately decide the fate of the GOP nomination contest. If Mitt Romney wins Wisconsin, he may effectively seal the deal and his inevitability will likely go unquestioned. But if Rick Santorum can pull out a victory in the Badger State, all eyes will be on the nominating contest in the former Senator's home state of Pennsylvania three weeks later. We're joined by Takeaway Washington correspondent Todd Zwillich and Republican Strategist and Takeaway Contributor Ron Christie.

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It's A Free Country ®

The Mitt Romney Inevitability Playlist

Friday, March 30, 2012

George H.W. Bush quoted Kenny Rogers' "The Gambler" when suggesting that the not-Romneys drop out. Here are several other songs that the Romney camp could use as exit music for the other candidates.

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Most Memorable GOP Debate Moment | And the Winner is...

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

After two weeks of intense competition, It's a Free Country readers have settled on the most memorable GOP debate moment of the 2012 campaign.

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Championship | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

It's all come down to this. After two weeks of voting, it's between Rick Perry's "Oops" and the booing of a gay soldier for most memorable moment of the 2012 GOP debates.

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The Takeaway

The Economics of Health Care Reform

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is now in the Supreme Court's hands, but it seems that the health care reforms then-Governor Mitt Romney implemented in Massachusetts will continue to haunt the GOP contender for the remainder of the campaign. MIT economist Jonathan Gruber joins us to discuss the economics of health care reform, in Massachusetts and on the national level. Professor Gruber also penned a graphic novel on the subject, titled "Health Care Reform: What It Is, Why It's Necessary, How It Works."

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It's A Free Country ®

Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Final Four)

Monday, March 26, 2012

Only four debate moments remain, and today they battle it out for a spot in tomorrow's championship match-up.

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The Takeaway

The Republican Problem for Republicans

Friday, March 23, 2012

WNYC

Presidential candidate Mitt Romney is leading the pack of GOP hopefuls, but that doesn't mean he's escaped criticism for not being able to unify the Republican party: some say he's not conservative enough, or that he's not likable. Of course, the perceived inability to unify the party isn't unique to Romney.

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Bracket | Most Memorable GOP Debate Moments (Round 2, Day 2)

Friday, March 23, 2012

Will Newt Gingrich's bludgeoning of John King trump a good old fashioned back-and-forth between Rick Perry and Mitt Romney? And can Herman Cain make it further in our bracket than he did on the campaign trail?

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Opinion: What if All the Candidates Were Toys?

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Time was the GOP primary reminded us of a three-ring circus with a surfeit of clowns. Now, after a spectacular own-goal by senior Romney campaign aide Eric Fehrnstrom, it’s looking more like Toy Story 4.

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Fundraising Falters, but Paul, Supporters Look to Convention

Thursday, March 22, 2012

If he could run on enthusiasm alone, Paul would be riding high. But when it comes to cash, all signs point to Ron Paul’s well drying up, slowly but surely.

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Opinion: How Paul Ryan Secretly Took Over the GOP

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

This week the GOP demonstrated again who their leader is: Representative Paul Ryan. What makes him the leader isn't how extreme he but that he's direct enough to stand by his plan, he's effective enough to insert his ideas into the public debate and most of all that Republicans are willing to follow him.

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