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Chris Hayes gives GOP candidates attack ad ideas

The next time a Republican presidential candidate decides to use Chris Hayes’ words and twists them, they better be prepared for him to notice. The MSNBC host recognized that the Rick Perry campaign used his words from an episode of The Last Word in an attack ad on Mitt Romney’s…

Cain: Romney is just too ‘Wall Street’ to win

Boosted by a new ABC/Washington Post showing him now in second place the GOP presidential race, Herman Cain spent Tuesday morning attacking former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, rather than the prior top target, Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Appearing on Fox & Friends to also promote his new book This is…

Obama says he is the ‘underdog’ in 2012

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama said Monday he was “absolutely” the underdog as he embarks on a tough reelection fight in 2012 but promised he was steeling for a fight over “values and vision” with Republicans. The president also admitted that Americans were “not better off” now than they were…

Sen. Scott Brown aide caught using Twitter ‘sock puppet’ to mock opponent

Republican Senator Scott Brown of Massachusetts has a so-called “sock puppet” Twitter account that has been impersonating and mocking his Democratic challenger, Alan Khazei, for nearly a month. A “sock puppet” is an online persona used for deceptive purposes. “I promise to devote all my time in office to making…

Romney, on rare visit to Iowa, rips Obama on economy

PELLA, Iowa (Reuters) – Mitt Romney, on a rare visit to Iowa on Wednesday, said Americans were “fearful, but not panicked” about the economy and predicted voters would deny President Barack Obama a second term for his economic failures. The Republican presidential front-runner said Obama would lose in Iowa and…

Mitt Romney vs. The Shirelles

I recently had occasion—I can imagine you can guess what it is—to think a bit on two separate versions of the Carole King-penned* "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow", the original by the Shirelles and the cover by Amy Winehouse. I like both, of course, but what's interesting to me…

Mystery million dollar Romney donor revealed

The individual behind the shell company W Spann LLC, which formed long enough to donate a million dollars to the Mitt Romney presidential campaign then disappeared, has been revealed to be Ed Conrad, a former executive at Bain Capital, the investment firm Romney helped found in 1984. Talking Points Memo…

Romney is wasting his and his donors’ money

Even though the conventional wisdom right now is that Tim Pawlenty is too much of a snooze to really win the Republican nomination, I'm still putting my money on him. Being an iron butt goes a long way in Republican politics, for one thing, but the reason that he'll beat…

Why Mormoms are hated

Jamelle Bouie takes on the question of why Mitt Romney still seems to be getting a hit for being a Mormon with evangelical voters, who are threatened by Mormons. Evangelical hostility toward Mormons isn’t as widespread as it was a decade ago — a result, in part, of coalition politics…

Mitt unloads two more-than-McMansions (plus a Q of the day)

Getting ready for another self-funded 2012 move? Race-car driver and money manager Hal Prewitt bought Mitt Romney’s ski house at Deer Valley Resort for “a little less” than the asking price of $5.25 million, his agent said Tuesday. “It’s beautiful. Absolutely gorgeous, very tastefully and artfully decorated,” Prewitt, 54, of…

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