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Democrats fan Romney ‘Bain’ storm

WASHINGTON — Gleeful Democrats fanned the flames Thursday after Republicans did President Barack Obama’s dirty work for him and savaged their likely 2012 nominee Mitt Romney as a “vulture capitalist.” An explosion of vitriol from rivals Newt Gingrich and Rick Perry in recent days, thrust Romney’s past as a Wall…

How do Republicans solve a problem like Ron Paul?

WASHINGTON — Ron Paul’s strong early showing in the race for the Republican presidential nomination could leave rivals with a fateful choice: Tilt toward his views or risk an election-changing third party bid. After coming third in Iowa and second in New Hampshire — the first votes to choose the…

Vicious DNC attack ad recycle Republicans’ criticism of Romney

Given the candidate’s increasing momentum in the Republican primaries, the Democratic National Committee (DNC) would probably be going hard at former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney right about now were it not for his fellow Republicans basically doing their job for them. It’s now grown to such an extent that the…

Romney: ‘Anytime a job is lost, it’s a tragedy’

Speaking to reporters at Cherokee Trikes & More in Greer, South Carolina Thursday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney dismissed criticism over his lack of transparency about the number of jobs that were created while he worked at Bain Capital. “Staples, Bright Horizons Children’s Centers, the Sports Authority, Steel Dynamics —…

Palin slams Romney’s jobs record: ‘Is there proof?’

Failed Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin on Wednesday urged current GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney to release his tax records and prove that he had created more than 100,000 jobs as the head of Bain Capital. In an interview on Fox & Friends earlier this month, Romney said that he…

Watch: Devastating anti-Romney film surfaces

“When Mitt Romney Came to Town,” a film about Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s time as CEO of Bain Capital, is without a doubt the most serious attack on the former Massachusetts governor’s campaign. Produced by a former top Romney strategist, the film focuses on people turned out of their…

As Romney rises, Tea Party focuses on Senate races

CHICAGO (Reuters) – As Mitt Romney inches toward the Republican Party’s presidential nomination, many conservative activists are increasingly focused on a different political prize for 2012: the Senate. Republicans, who currently have 47 of the 100 Senate seats, are seen as having a good shot of winning control of the…

Romney lacks clear remedy for U.S. economy: analysis

(Reuters) – Mitt Romney, the frontrunner for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, is promising Americans deep spending cuts, smaller government, trade penalties on China, a new Federal Reserve chairman and sweeping deregulation. The bold economic strategy Romney has sketched out in his White House bid seems designed to appeal to…

Sirota: Paul may be better pick for GOP than Romney

Radio show host and commentator David Sirota said Republicans may be wise to pick Ron Paul over Mitt Romney because of the former’s strong support from independents and first-time Republican voters. “I think Ron Paul could make a strong case, looking at the polling data, that he is a better…

Romney’s cash conspicuous for a White House hopeful

WASHINGTON — Republican frontrunner Mitt Romney “is probably one of the richest people ever to run for President of the United States” according to his party rival Rick Perry. With an estimated net worth of $250 million, Romney is certainly very wealthy compared with most Americans. And after the biggest…

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