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Mitt Romney

Party Affiliation: Republican

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

Slogan: Believe in America

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Opinion: 'Baby-Step' Recovery Shows Government Can, Should do More

Monday, February 06, 2012

Economic recovery is coming about without sweeping action from Washington. But little decisions along the way are helping, and bigger ones could do even more.

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Nevada Caucus and the Month Ahead

Monday, February 06, 2012

It was another decisive victory for Mitt Romney as he easily took Nevada this weekend. Things appear to be looking up for the on-again, off-again Republican front-runner. This month's Primary schedule favor the former Massachusetts governor. But with a long road ahead to the Republican National Convention in September, it's still possible that Romney's key GOP antagonist Newt Gingrich could regain his momentum.

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SuperPAC Totals Only Tip of the Corporate Cash Iceberg: Watchdog

Monday, February 06, 2012

Thousands of pages of Federal Election Commission Filings released at the end of January show that businesses have helped Super PACs raise over $40 million so far. But current disclosure practices ensure there's no way to know how much corporations are really spending on elections, according to a campaign finance reform advocate.

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Mormons Ambivalent about Romney Spotlight

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney won the Republican caucus in Nevada yesterday by about 25 points, helped in part by Mormons, who made up more than a quarter of the voters who turned out.

This big win cast against renewed scrutiny of Romney's silence about his faith. Frank Rich castigated Romney's silence on his faith in last week's New York Magazine. "Romney's very public persona feels like a hoax because it has been so elaborately contrived to keep his core identity under wraps,” Rich wrote in the article, titled “Who in God's Name is Mitt Romney?”

Over the weekend at Columbia University, scholars and students — Mormon and not — were asking the same question. But the broader concern was what Romney's presidential run means for Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and more than a few described deep ambivalence about this new spotlight.

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Opinion: The GOP Needs to Evolve on Immigration - I Did

Friday, February 03, 2012

The GOP should talk more about that kind of entrepreneurship and acknowledge illegal immigrants who manage to hold down jobs and contribute to Uncle Sam.

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Opinion: GOP Should Worry About the Moguls Endorsing Their Candidates

Friday, February 03, 2012

You’d think that Republican voters would be concerned about Gingrich’s connections to the sinful Las Vegas gambling industry. Or Mitt Romney's endorsement from the guy who's catch phrase is "You're Fired!" But they sure don't seem to be.

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Track: Nevada Caucus Results

Friday, February 03, 2012

The map on this page shows not only who’s winning in each of the state’s 16 counties, but, using Patchwork Nation, it shows how the candidates are doing in each of Nevada’s eight types of county – from the wealthy Monied Burbs to the rural agricultural Tractor Country counties. It will fill in with data as the results from the caucuses come in.

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Explainer: Your Guide to the February GOP Caucuses

Friday, February 03, 2012

The caucuses over the next few weeks are a little, well, meh. But the local gatherings, and their turnout, will give us some sense as to the mood of the party base in a very different set of states.

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Friday Follow: Komen Cuts Funding, Romney's 'Poor' Comments, Florida GOP Primary

Friday, February 03, 2012

This week the Susan G. Komen Foundation cut funding for Planned Parenthood, Mitt Romney made headlines when he said he wasn't "concerned about the very poor," and Florida's GOP Primary went to Mitt Romney, with Newt Gingrich clenching a distant second.

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Paging Mitt Romney: Here are the Holes in the Safety Net

Friday, February 03, 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, Mitt Romney says if the safety net for the very poor needs repair, he'll fix it. Melissa Boteach, poverty expert and manager of the Half in Ten Campaign at the Center for American Progress Action Fund, offered suggestions on where to start.

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Trump Endorses Romney

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Donald Trump on Thursday announced his endorsement of Mitt Romney for president, saying the former Massachusetts governor is "not going to allow bad things to continue to happen to this country we all love."

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Opinion: It's Groundhog Day for Mitt and Newt

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Phil Connors was also tricked into thinking he'd escaped at least once.  But after Mitt Romney won Iowa, he were criticized for it being too close.  Then he won New Hampshire…and the story changed to him losing Iowa.

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Opinion: Romney's Economic Plan Doesn't Help the Poor OR the Middle Class

Thursday, February 02, 2012

The rub is in the funding. Romney rails on Obama all the time for  exploding the national debt, but his plans are also brimming with ideas that would either cost money, or take money out of current revenue. This is an attack on the future prosperity of the American middle class.

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The Takeaway

Poverty and the Social Safety Net

Thursday, February 02, 2012

Perhaps it was just a poor choice of words on Mitt Romney's part. Flush with victory after his win in the Florida primary, Mitt Romney appeared on CNN yesterday morning and said this: "I'm in this race because I care about Americans. I’m not concerned about the very poor. We have a safety net there. If it needs repair I'll fix it."

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Explainer: How Candidates Take on the Tax Code

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

President Obama's "Buffett Rule," requiring at least a 30 percent effective tax rate on millionaires, was introduced in the Senate on Wednesday. Here's what your tax return could look like if he—or any of the other candidates for president—has his way.

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Map: Florida Shows Romney's Still Got Trouble Spots

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Even in all the good news out of Florida, and there was a lot of it, there were a few red flags showing continuing problems for Mitt Romney.

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Opinion: After Florida, The Race for Delegates

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

While we get excited about the caucuses and primaries, harvesting delegates is actually a backbreaking and difficult job.

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Florida Primary Told in Tweets

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Political die-hards know how to truly gauge the mood of the country this primary season. You have to keep one eye on the television and one eye on Twitter. Sure you can read the story in the paper the next day, but the excitement develops in real time through a stream-of-conscious and subconscious that comes right into our laptops and iPhones. Takeaway co-host John Hockenberry takes a look at how the story of Florida's GOP primary unfolded on the ubiquitous social media tool.  

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WNYC News

Analysis: Romney Proves He's Tough and Adaptable

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mitt Romney's resounding win in the Florida GOP primary is a warning shot to any Democrats who think the former Massachusetts governor will be a soft target.

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Romney Wins Fla. Primary as Returns Show Big Lead

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Mitt Romney has won the Florida Republican presidential primary.

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