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Economist: Romney’s only ‘concern’ about poor people is that they’ll vote

Yesterday on the campaign trail, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said he’s “concerned about the poor in this country” and the unravelling of the social safety net. In this clip from Current TV’s “Countdown with Keith Olbermann,” guest host David Schuster welcomes columnist and economics director for Yahoo! Finance Daniel…

Romney says U.S. withdrawal from Iraq ‘precipitous’

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney said in an interview aired Sunday that US withdrawal from Iraq is “precipitous” and blamed President Barack Obama for failing to leave some US forces behind. “I think we’re going to find that this president, by not putting in place a status-of-forces agreement…

Romney: Scientists can figure out global warming 50 years from now

When asked about his views on climate change at a campaign event, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney replied that the earth might be getting warmer, but that his top priority as president would be to increase energy production in the United States. “I’m not a scientist, so I don’t know…

Romney campaign confident they can ‘outlast Gingrich’

BOSTON (Reuters) – Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney’s campaign calls rival Newt Gingrich a formidable opponent, but aides to the former Massachusetts governor believe their better organized and well-financed organization can outlast Gingrich. Romney has been at the top of the Republican field for most of the year, often maintaining…

Democrats call Romney aides’ deletion of emails ‘unconscionable’

During an appearance in Manchester, New Hampshire on Friday, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney appeared reluctant to explain why his former aides had destroyed emails from his term as Massachusetts governor just before he left office in January 2007. Massachusetts state officials report that as Romney’s term was ending, all…

Romney vows deep cuts in appeal to base

WASHINGTON — Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney vowed Thursday to dramatically cut government spending and forgo tax hikes if elected, pinning his fiscal politics firmly to his party’s conservative base. Ticking off a series of cuts long relished by the right, the former Massachusetts governor vowed to cut federal spending…

Chavez slams ‘horrible repression’ of U.S. protests

CARACAS (Reuters) – Socialist firebrand Hugo Chavez condemned on Saturday the “horrible repression” of anti-Wall Street protesters and termed a Republican presidential candidate “crazy” for his criticism of Cuba and Venezuela. Although still convalescing from cancer surgery in June followed by four rounds of chemotherapy, the 57-year-old Venezuelan president is…

Romney to increase size of $12 million home

Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney is planning to expand the size of  his $12 million home in California. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the former governor of Massachusetts is quadrupling his 3,009-square-foot, single-story home at 311 Dunemere Dr. and replacing it with a two-story, 11,062-square-foot structure after bulldozing its…

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