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Mitt Romney

Party Affiliation: Republican

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

Slogan: Believe in America

WNYC News

Israelis fear PM is Meddling in US Politics

Saturday, September 22, 2012

It is a taboo for Israeli leaders to give even the slightest hint of favoritism in politics in the United States, Israel's closest ally. So some Israelis are squirming over a perception that their prime minister is siding with Republican Mitt Romney in the U.S. presidential race, in the belief he will take a harder line on archenemy Iran if elected.

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It's A Free Country ®

In Northern Virginia, Class and Race Dominate Election Talk

Saturday, September 22, 2012

For skeptical voters in the battleground state of Virginia, Mitt Romney’s recorded remarks at a Florida fundraiser last week were just the latest in a line of revelations that are stoking doubts about the Republican nominee.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Master and Commander-In-Chief Edition

Saturday, September 22, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists discuss Mitt Romney’s comments about the 47% of Americans who don’t pay federal income taxes. On the Culture Gabfest, panelists talk about Paul Thomas Anderson’s new movie The Master.

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It's A Free Country ®

Explainer: Why the RNC Has More Money than Mitt Romney

Friday, September 21, 2012

Campaign filings released Thursday show Mitt Romney and Republicans have more money socked away than Barack Obama and the Democrats – but the majority of that money is in the Republican National Committee’s account, not the candidate’s.

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The Takeaway

Listeners Respond to Mitt Romney's '47 Percent' Comments

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Some stories strike such a chord with our listeners that we’re flooded with far more responses than we can play on-air. This was certainly the case with the story of Mitt Romney’s comments about the "47 percent" of Americans who are "dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them."

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The Takeaway

How Are Independent Voters Responding to Romney's '47 Percent' Remarks?

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Late Monday, Mother Jones released video surreptitiously shot during a fundraiser for Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney in May. Romney’s team response was swift, but he stood by those remarks. What are independent voters saying in response?

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WNYC News

A Look at New York City’s 47 Percent

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is under fire this week for saying he doesn't have any hopes of winning the votes of the 47-percent of Americans who don't pay income taxes. Just who are the 47 percent in New York City, and do they really not pay taxes?

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The Takeaway

One Message for Voters, Another for Donors

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has come under sharp attacks from his opponents on the left, after a video leaked this week in which Romney referred to 47 percent of Americans as "victims," who are dependent of the government.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

The 47 Percent

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

David Corn, Washington bureau chief for Mother Jones, talks about the leaked videotape of Mitt Romney's May fundraiser, in which he refers to the 47% of Americans who see themselves as "victims" dependent on government for support. He is also author of Showdown: The Inside Story of How Obama Fought Back Against Boehner, Cantor, and the Tea Party, now out in paperback.

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WNYC News

Obama Talks ’47 Percent,’ as He Raises Cash in NYC

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

The driving rain and tornado watch didn’t put a damper on President Barack Obama’s New York City trip. He was in town Tuesday to raise some campaign cash and tape an appearance on “The Late Show with David Letterman.”

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: I'm a 47-Percenter Romney Needs to Win

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A whole heck of a lot of us are in that 47 percent percent, and from the polls I've been seeing... more and more of us are leaning toward voting for Obama, or at least not voting for Romney.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Both Parties Prefer Fairy Tales to Truth on Economy

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Ideology is a dangerous thing. Both parties would rather tell fictions about the economy than deal with real, imminent problems.

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The Takeaway

Leaked Video Shows Romney's Latest Slip Up

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

In a video leaked last night by Mother Jones, Mitt Romney said that 47 percent of voters are dependent on the government and will vote for Obama no matter what. Todd Zwillich, The Takeaway's Washington correspondent, explains.

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It's A Free Blog

Opinion: Romney's '47 Percent' Gives Fading OWS a Birthday Present

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

This puts Romney not only in the 1 percent that OWS has been targeting; but in an elite, exclusive top 1 percent of 1 percent of most unfortunate political comments caught on video.

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Gabfest Radio

Gabfest Radio: The Bringing a Gun to a Puppy Fight Edition

Saturday, September 15, 2012

On this week’s episode of Gabfest Radio from Slate and WNYC, Political Gabfest panelists Emily Bazelon, John Dickerson, and David Plotz discuss the turmoil in the Arab world. On the Culture Gabfest portion of the show, John Dickerson returns to talk about his great passion, Bob Dylan, who has a new album out.

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New Jersey News

NJ Poll Shows Obama with an Advantage

Friday, September 14, 2012

A Fairleigh Dickinson Poll shows President Barack Obama leading Republican challenger Mitt Romney by a whopping 14 percent among likely Garden State voters.

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The Takeaway

White Virginians Voice Concerns Over Mitt Romney

Friday, September 14, 2012

A recent Reuters article has found that some white voters in Virginia — who generally vote Republican — have concerns about Mitt Romney's wealth and religion. These concerns may prove especially important as the typically red state has emerged as one of the election's most important swing states.

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It's A Free Country ®

Explainer: Could Ryan Stay in Congress if Romney Loses?

Friday, September 14, 2012

Even if Mitt Romney remains “unemployed” after November, there’s a good chance Paul Ryan will still have a job in Washington come January.

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It's A Free Country ®

Post-Convention, Swing Voters Unswayed

Friday, September 14, 2012

Swing voters we met earlier this summer are still leaning the same ways they were weeks ago, but now their fuzzy instincts and impressions are crystallizing, revealing partisan battle lines that would have been wholly unpredictable four years ago.

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The Leonard Lopate Show

Backstory: The Early Days of Bain Capital

Thursday, September 13, 2012

ProPublica’s Jesse Eisinger looks at the early days of Bain Capital, the private equity firm that Mitt Romney ran in the early 1990s. The firm’s work in turning around Staples is well known, but Bain was also sued several times for buying companies and selling them for a profit, without paying a finder’s fee.

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