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Romney scolds protester for asking about the 99 percent

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney took a page out of the Chris Christie playbook on Thursday and berated an Occupy Wall Street activist for asking him how he would support less-wealthy Americans. Romney was signing autographs outside his campaign headquarters in Charleston, South Carolina when a man asked, “What will…

Romney hiding millions in dozens of secret offshore accounts: report

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has been hesitant to disclose his tax records and personal finances, and now it might be clear why: the former Massachusetts Governor has hidden tens of millions from the U.S. Treasury in secret offshore accounts in the Cayman Islands, according to ABC News. Offshore accounts…

Romney admits his effective tax rate is ‘closer to 15 percent’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may have finally revealed the reason he has refused to release his tax returns: Because he pays the federal government a much lower rate than many middle-class Americans. Speaking to reporters in Florence, South Carolina on Tuesday, the multimillionaire candidate explained that he pays an…

GOP debate audience boos Romney’s Mexican heritage

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may be in the lead in the Palmetto state, but that doesn’t mean South Carolinians necessarily like him. During a Fox News debate at the Myrtle Beach Convention Center on Monday, the Republican audience booed loudly after being told that Romney’s father was born in…

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 —…

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…

Romney: ‘I like being able to fire people’

President Barack Obama’s campaign got a huge political gift on Monday when Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney declared that he liked “to be able to fire people.” During a Chamber of Commerce breakfast in Nashua, New Hampshire, the former Massachusetts governor touted the idea of Americans buying their own insurance…

Romney: ‘I know what it’s like’ to worry about getting fired

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Sunday made his latest attempt prove he feels the pain of average Americans. At an event in Rochester, New Hampshire, the multimillionaire told voters that he also had worried about getting a pink slip. “I know what it’s like to worry whether you’re going…

Romney: ‘I don’t discriminate… I oppose same sex marriage’

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney asserted on Sunday that his opposition to same sex marriage was not discrimination against gay people. During a GOP debate in New Hampshire Sunday, WHDH’s Andy Hiller asked Romney, “How have you stood up for gay rights, and when have you used your voice to…

Romney holds New Hampshire edge, Gingrich slips: poll

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire (Reuters) – Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney held a strong lead ahead of next week’s race in New Hampshire, while Rick Santorum, who came out of the Iowa’s contest nipping at his heels, was gaining ground, according to a survey released on Wednesday. But Romney’s closest rivals…

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