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Mitt Romney

Party Affiliation: Republican

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

Slogan: Believe in America

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Explainer: What the Ron Paul Campaign Needs to Stay Alive

Friday, July 13, 2012

There's still a reason to talk about Ron Paul, and it has to do with whether or not he'll be allowed to talk at the Republican National Convention next month.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Following Up: Are Swiss Bank Accounts All That Bad?

Friday, July 13, 2012

On Tuesday, Vanity Fair's Nicholas Shaxson spoke about his investigation into Mitt Romney's offshore accounts. Matt Welch, editor in chief of Reason magazine, follows up on the revelations, and why he thinks Swiss bank accounts are just fine.

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Anna in the Swing States: No 'Mile High' Enthusiasm in Colorado

Friday, July 13, 2012

The choice Colorado voters are anticipating in November is not so much Obama versus Romney, but whether voting for the guy they kind of like is worth the trouble.

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The Takeaway

A Look Back at the Week in Politics

Friday, July 13, 2012

The campaign trail has heated up this week as campaign messages have been getting nastier and nastier. Todd Zwillich reports on recent discrepancies in Romney's Bain record, and discusses the fallout and implications from this week in politics.

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Opinion: Why Romney Will Make Gains with Black Voters in November

Thursday, July 12, 2012

I suspect ears of some black voters that had always tuned Romney out listened in and heard a different person than they've been told about.

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The Takeaway

Swing States 2012: Hispanic and Suburban Voters in Colorado

Thursday, July 12, 2012

As the Obama and Romney campaigns set their sights on swing states, Anna Sale, reporter for our co-producer WNYC’s It's a Free Country, follows along.

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Biden to Romney: Here's How You Address the NAACP

Thursday, July 12, 2012

He had weed jokes—another thing Mitt Romney was missing.

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The Takeaway

Romney Attempts to Woo NAACP

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Mitt Romney spoke to the NAACP at their national meeting in Houston, Texas, yesterday, and received mixed reviews. Could this be one of the worst moments on the Romney campaign trail? Or one of the best?

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The 5 Boos Mitt Romney Heard During His NAACP Speech

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Mitt Romney told the NAACP Wednesday morning, "If you want a president who will make things better in the African American community, you are looking at him." The response was mixed.

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Opinion: Guess Who Hates Obama's Tax on the Super Rich? The Super Rich

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

It's hard to outspend people whose excessive fortunes rely on them outspending you.

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The Takeaway

Obama Calls for End to Tax Cuts for Wealthy

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Everyone who’s tax cuts are being extended next year, take a step forward. Not so fast, upper class! President Obama has big plans for the tax code. But is this a political gambit that will pay off?

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Anna in the Swing States: Colorado's Swinging Suburbs and Untapped Latino Voters

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Follow along as Anna Sale makes her way through the swing states, talking to to the most coveted — and besieged — voters in the country. In the swing state of Colorado, those are residents of the swelling suburbs and the growing numbers of Latino voters.

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The Takeaway

A Look at the 2012 Swing States

Friday, July 06, 2012

This week President Obama is visiting Ohio and Pennsylvania, two states that are already pegged as crucial swing states in the 2012 presidential election. But although these two states are getting the majority of the attention, there are many states that could go to either candidate.

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Opinion: Why Romney Has Terribly Bungled His Response to Obamacare

Thursday, July 05, 2012

In the week following the Supreme Court's ruling that upheld President Obama's health care plan, Mitt Romney's presidential campaign simultaneously called it a tax, and not a tax.

This incident revealed two things of importance going forward.

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Opinion: How to Target Swing Voters After Health Care Decision

Monday, July 02, 2012

Swing voters didn't like what the Democrats were doing when they had the Senate, House and White House, we don't like what the Republicans have done with their expanded minority the last year and a half either.

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The Takeaway

The Rest of Romney's VP Pick Options

Thursday, June 28, 2012

For the past few days, The Takeaway has been speaking with reporters about possible vice presidential candidates. After discussing Marco Rubio, Rob Portman, and Chris Christie, now it's time to look at everyone else.

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As Veep Rumors Swirl, Unpacking the Chris Christie Appeal

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

In some ways Chris Christie's ascent is as much about his political skill and pragmatism as it is about the great national void when it comes to political leadership

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The Takeaway

Romney Might Have "Finally Found" What He's Looking For With Portman

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

With the National Conventions just around the corner, all week we’re looking at potential vice presidential picks. Today it’s the turn of Rob Portman.

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Rubio "High Risk, High Reward" as Possible Romney VP

Monday, June 25, 2012

There’s no doubt that a charismatic Latino and Tea Party favorite in a battleground state could be attractive to the Romney campaign, but Rubio comes with some baggage, including misleading statements about his Cuban parents’ immigration to Florida.

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To Latino Leaders, Obama Blasts GOP for Blocking Immigration Reform

Friday, June 22, 2012

Recalcitrant Republicans, not his administration, are to blame for the limited movement on immigration reform during his presidency, President Barack Obama argued in a fiery speech to Latino political leaders on Friday.  

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