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Romney: No need to raise the minimum wage

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney said Monday that he was against raising the federal minimum wage, which is currently $7.25 per hour. The Republican presidential candidate had previously said that he supported automatic increases in the federal minimum wage based on inflation. “A lot of conservatives led by the Wall…

Obama camp hits Romney for supporting Blunt amendment

President Barack Obama’s campaign team blasted former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on Wednesday after he voiced support for legislation that would allow employers to refuse to pay for health insurance coverage of specific services if it would be contrary to their religious beliefs or moral convictions. “In one hour, Mitt…

Ron Paul could still win Maine caucus as GOP announces review

The Maine Republican Party announced Thursday it was reviewing votes from the presidential caucuses, which former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won by less than 200 votes. “We have worked diligently to contact town chairmen throughout Maine to reconfirm the results of their individual caucuses,” Republican Chairman Charlie Webster said. “These…

Romney took $280,000 from Fannie Mae lobbyist

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is refusing to release the names of most of the bundlers raising money for his presidential campaign, with the exception of the names of registered lobbyists as required by federal law. One bundler, Ogilvy Government Relations chairman Wayne Berman, is a registered lobbyist for…

Santorum suggests Romney ‘rigged’ CPAC straw poll

Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum on Sunday dismissed former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney’s win in the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) straw poll by insinuating the vote had been rigged. On the third an final day of the conference, CPAC announced Romney had beaten Santorum, 38 percent to 31 percent.…

Palin not sure Romney will ‘instinctively turn right’

Former Republican vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin isn’t convinced that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is the best presidential candidate because she’s not sure he will “err on the side of conservatism.” Fox News host Chris Wallace on Sunday asked Palin if Romney was an “instinctive conservative.” “I trust that…

Rick Santorum: ‘Conservatives beginning to get it’

After sweeping GOP contests Tuesday in Missouri, Minnesota and Colorado, Republican presidential candidate Rick Santorum says conservative voters are finally beginning to understand that he is the strongest candidate to take on President Barack Obama. “I believe conservatives are beginning to get it, that we provide the best opportunity to…

NOM sees correlation between its pledge and Ron Paul’s failures

After former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney won the Nevada caucuses Saturday, the National Organization for Marriage noted that Texas Rep. Ron Paul was the only Republican candidate that hadn’t signed its pledge and was also the only one who failed to win a single primary or caucus. The group is…

Romney charity money went to ‘pray away the gay’ group

Wayne Besen of Truth Wins Out appeared on MSNBC’s The Rachel Maddow Show on Thursday night to discuss how former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney indirectly helped fund so-called “pray away the gay” therapy. The Tyler Charitable Foundation, set up and funded by the Romneys, donated $10,000 in 2006 to the…

Obama: Taxing millionaires about math, not envy

President Barack Obama on Thursday rebutted his Republican critics, like former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who have accused him of having a “politics of envy.” “Do we want to keep these tax cuts for the wealthiest Americans or do we want to keep investing in everything else?” he said at…

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