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Romney: I ‘misspoke’ about the poor

A day after insisting that the media had taken his comments about not being concerned for the poor out of context, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney shifted positions on Thursday, claiming he simply “misspoke.” On Monday, Romney had told CNN’s Soledad O’Brien that he wasn’t running for president to help…

Romney gets glittered, but his singing gets worse

Protesters on Wednesday showered Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney with glitter — but the shiny stuff sure didn’t make his singing voice sparkle. At a campaign event in Eagan, Minnesota, the candidate got doused with glitter just as he was taking the stage. Aides worked to quickly remove the light-reflecting…

Palin: Romney created ‘false narrative’ to win Florida

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin says that Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney won the Florida by paying for ads with a “false narrative.” “I think that with $17 million purchasing some ads and some false narrative it was very, very difficult for Newt Gingrich and the other candidates to counter…

Romney sings ‘America the Beautiful’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is so excited about his probable win in the Florida primary that he broke out into song Monday. The candidate has been quoting Katharine Lee Bates’ “America the Beautiful” on the campaign trail for weeks, but at his final event before Florida voters go to…

No debate tickets? Romney says, ‘just storm in’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is hoping that firing up his own fans will nullify rival Newt Gingrich’s advantage at Thursday night’s debate. At a campaign event in Jacksonville, Florida, Romney joked that supporters without tickets should “just storm in” to the debate at the University of Florida to cheer…

Romney profited from mortgage lenders that foreclosed on thousands

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, saw profits by sinking millions into a Goldman Sachs fund that invested in mortgage-backed obligations, which were owned by lenders who foreclosed on thousands of Floridians. By examining the candidate’s May 2011 financial disclosure forms, Think Progress determined that Romney and…

Romney advocates ‘self-deportation’ for undocumented immigrants

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he expects all undocumented immigrants to leave the country through a program of “self-deportation.” During an NBC Republican presidential debate in Florida on Monday, The Tampa Bay Times‘ Adam Smith noted that the candidate has said that all undocumented immigrants should leave the country,…

Romney earned 12 times more than Obama, had nearly half the tax rate

Tax returns released by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday revealed that his 2010 effective tax rate was almost half of President Barack Obama’s, even though the former Massachusetts governor earned about $20 million more. According to 2010 tax returns (PDF) released by the White House, the president paid…

Romney’s released tax return reveals 13.9% rate, holdings in foreign ‘tax havens’

TAMPA, Fla./WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney released tax records on Tuesday indicating he will pay $6.2 million in taxes on a total of $45.2 million in income over the years 2010 and 2011. Bowing to increasing political pressure to provide more detail about his vast wealth, the…

Romney to protesters: ‘Take a hike’

At a campaign event in Florida Sunday, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney tried to get tough with a group of Occupy Wall Street protesters, telling them to “take a hike.” While speaking in Ormond Beach, the candidate found himself being “mic checked,” a phrase Occupy Wall Street protesters often use…

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