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Party Affiliation: Republican

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

Slogan: Believe in America

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Opinion: Unpacking "Game On," Rick Santorum's Music Video Love Letter

Friday, March 09, 2012

The sister rock group First Love  is doing a better job communicating conservative ideas than the man they support. This is what the GOP needs to tap into: youthful energy, an uplifting message, a spirit of inclusion.

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Who Had the Better Week—Cuomo or Christie?

Friday, March 09, 2012

Christie enjoys increasing tax revenue and gets to call someone an "idiot," while Cuomo flirts with the "Governor 1%" moniker.

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The Takeaway

Candidates' Religious Rhetoric May Not Resonate with Non-Christian Voters

Thursday, March 08, 2012

In 2012, religion is on the ballot like never before. Three of the four remaining GOP candidates often invoke their faith on the campaign trail, and say it’s their belief in God and Christianity that inspire their policy choices. Rick Santorum has gone even further, saying he’s guided by his Catholic faith — and his decision-making in the White House would be too. But what if you’re a Republican not of the Christian faith? Is this rhetoric on the campaign trail isolating?

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The Brian Lehrer Show

David Sanger on Obama's Press Conference and Iranian Diplomacy

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Recap from It's a Free Country.

Welcome to Politics Bites, where every afternoon at It's A Free Country, we bring you the unmissable quotes from the morning's political conversations on WNYC. Today on the Brian Lehrer Show, David Sanger, chief Washington correspondent at the New York Times and contributor to WNYC, talked about President Obama's press conference and how the U.S. plans to confront Iran.

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The Takeaway

Romney Narrowly Clinches Ohio in Super Tuesday's Closest Contest

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The results are in. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney edged a narrow victory in Ohio, the most hotly contested state, and Massachusetts, Virginia, Vermont, Idaho and Alaska. Elsewhere, Rick Santorum won Oklahoma and Tennessee and Newt Gingrich won his home state of Georgia. But what do these results mean for the rest of the GOP campaign? And do they tell us anything about how the country will vote in November?

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WNYC News

City Immigration Advocates Rip Romney's Self-Deportation Plan

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

On the heels of Mitt Romney’s wins on Super Tuesday, leaders of New York City’s immigrant organizations criticized the Republican frontrunner’s self-deportation plan, saying it was unfeasible and that it would eventually hurt him in the general election if he clinches the nomination.

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Opinion: Delegate Math: What They Need to Win

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

It's a catastrophic disaster for the GOP that the results of Super Tuesday were so completely indecisive.

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Opinion: Super Tuesday Results Clear, but GOP Still Super Confusing

Wednesday, March 07, 2012

The Republican party wants to squander the chance to win this election by keeping up their circular firing squad, and listening to advice from train wrecks like Sarah Palin.

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WNYC News

Analysis: Romney Must Ease Independents' Concerns

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Mitt Romney's lackluster showing in Super Tuesday's primaries nonetheless moves him closer to the Republican presidential nomination. He was able to pad his delegate lead, but a string of events and voter data underscore his challenge in winning independent voters turned off by the long, divisive primary.

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Watch | It's A Free Country Does Super Tuesday!

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Voters across the country, from Alaska to Vermont, voted on Super Tuesday. Political reporter Anna Sale hosted our Super Tuesday event brought to you by It’s a Free Country.

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The Takeaway

Ohio Voters on the Super Tuesday Ad Push

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

It’s Super Tuesday, and Ohio is among the most pivotal states in the race. In order to gain an edge, the two frontrunners — Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum — secured hundreds of thousands of dollars in ads which began airing last weekend in Ohio. Are the ads working?

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The Takeaway

Taking a Page from the Obama Playbook?

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

As voters from 10 states across the country head to the polls on Tuesday, Republican candidates will be hoping to secure as many of the 437 delegates as possible. To win the party nomination, a candidate must obtain more than half of the total 2,286 delegates at the Republican National Convention. That means that what happens today could change the entire course of the primary season. Mitt Romney may be leading the pack, but he’s still far from acquiring enough delegates to become the nominee. The last race that was this close was in 2008 between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama.

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Track: Super Tuesday Returns by Community Type

Tuesday, March 06, 2012

Voters turned out Tuesday to vote in ten primaries across the country. Mitt Romney hoped the returns solidify his front-runner status, as his challengers tried to show the race for the GOP nomination is far from over. Track returns, broken down county by county, from Alaska to Vermont.

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Opinion: Rick Santorum's Violent Torpedo of Truth

Monday, March 05, 2012

Rick Santorum's presidential campaign is like Charlie Sheen's stand-up tour: a disorganized mess of lunatic rants, doomed to failure but veering from one state to another regardless, awing people more with the sheer magnitude of its badness than with its message.

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Transportation Nation

Romney in the Driver's Seat?

Monday, March 05, 2012


Literally, in this week's New Yorker cover, Romney drives away with it, with Santorum in the doghouse.

Gas prices, the auto industry bail-out, domestic oil production...

This election is all about transportation.

Questions, anyone?

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Opinion: What's Super Tuesday, and Why Should We Care?

Monday, March 05, 2012

The proportional allocation of delegates diminishes the impact of Super Tuesday this year.

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What Super Tuesday Delegate Math Means for the Nomination

Friday, March 02, 2012

Ten states have over 400 delegates up for grabs on Super Tuesday, one of the biggest milestones in the 2012 election and a pivotal moment for every candidate.

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Senate Tables Blunt Bill on Women’s Healthcare

Thursday, March 01, 2012

After more than a day of intense scuttle over the contraception debate, the Senate defeated a bill that would govern women’s access to birth control and other preventive health care services. Lawmakers voted 51-48 to table the bill. 

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The Takeaway

Romney and Santorum Sharpen their Message for Super Tuesday

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

With Super Tuesday approaching, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum used their speeches after last night's primaries in Michigan and Arizona to position themselves favorably. Santorum reached out to women after sparking controversy regarding his position on contraceptives, and Romney drove his message home with a new slogan.

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Opinion: Why Romney's Michigan Scare is Great for Obama

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Ultimately the Republicans have probably lost Michigan with their anti-government and anti-auto industry bailout rants, which is particularly meaningful as Michigan has been tracking Republican.

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