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Lawsuit: Former Bain execs fired employees for not being Mormon

Former executives from Bain Capital, a company founded by presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, have been accused of firing six out of seven members of a management team for not belonging to the Mormon church. David McCurdy and four other co-plaintiffs are suing Sorenson Capital Partners (SCP), Care Holding…

Romney berates Gingrich for making ‘$35,000 a year’

Multimillionaire Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney blasted former House Speaker Newt Gingrich on Monday for the way he made a living in recent years. During a NBC debate in Tampa, Florida, Romney charged that Gingrich had “peddled influence” in his role as an advisor for the Federal Home Loan Mortgage…

In Bain deals, Romney gave stock to Mormon church

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Using a practice that made him eligible for large tax deductions, Mitt Romney gave the Mormon church substantial stock holdings that he obtained through his private equity firm, according to documents filed with the government and to Romney associates. The tactic used by Romney to help meet…

Fresh questions raised about Romney’s reign at Bain

Recent claims that the anti-Romney campaign ad, “King of Bain: When Mitt Romney Came to Town,” is seriously flawed may lessen its impact on the Republican presidential primaries. A story at the Washington Post, however, adds fresh fuel to the fire by suggesting that Romney’s actions when he ran Bain…

Obama team slams Romney’s corporate past

Barack Obama’s campaign has fired off a withering attack on Mitt Romney, branding the US president’s likely election foe as a corporate raider who made money “hand over fist” by destroying jobs. The Obama campaign’s intervention Friday whipped up a new storm around Romney, who has been battered by criticism…

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…

Shuster slams National Review for cover-up of Romney’s Bain bailout

Countdown guest host David Shuster on Wednesday night chided the National Review, a leading conservative publication, for claiming Mitt Romney’s firm Bain Capital invested in struggling businesses and “never asked for a bailout.” But the firm received a federal bailout of $10 million. “All news publishers, even [the National Review],…

Perry calls Romney, Bain Capital ‘vultures’

Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry asserted on Tuesday that both former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney and Bain Capital, the firm he founded, were “vultures” for preying on distressed companies. During a town hall event in Fort Mill, S.C, the Texas governor amplified an attack on Romney that’s being made by…

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