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SNL mocks Romney for pandering to everyone

In a send-up of Mitt Romney’s presidential aspirations, Saturday Night Live mocked the Republican frontrunner by displaying parody clips of a campaign tour in which “he claimed to be interested in things we know he is not interested in.” Speaking before the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to…

Gingrich: GOP ‘not an Etch A Sketch party’

Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich on Sunday continued to blast rival Mitt Romney over his campaign’s assertion that their candidate could change positions “like an Etch A Sketch” during the general election. “We’re not an Etch a Sketch party,” Gingrich told Fox News host Brit Hume. “It was an unfortunate…

Obama team slams Romney over financial records

US President Barack Obama’s camp accused Republican Mitt Romney of hiding his finances in a “black box” following a report he used an ethics loophole to avoid offering details of some earnings. The Washington Post report unleashed a new spat between the president’s campaign aides and Romney, the most likely…

David Gregory: Romney’s core is essentially Mormon

NBC host David Gregory said Thursday night that nominating Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney would be a major achievement for the United States. “This is a significant moment,” he told late night host Jay Leno. “I mean, we have the first Mormon Republican nominee, if everything gets formalized, in the…

Santorum struggles to stay relevant as Romney and Obama begin face-off

After a triple loss in Tuesday’s primaries and an uphill battle to win his home state, Santorum faces crucial test in coming weeks Rick Santorum is struggling to stay relevant in the Republican presidential race after the frontrunner, Mitt Romney, and Barack Obama effectively kicked off the general election with…

Journalist: Romney can’t win Wisconsin if Walker loses recall election

Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel columnist Dan Bice explained Tuesday that Mitt Romney had no chance of winning Wisconsin in a general election if Republican Gov. Scott Walker is ousted from office. “All of these elections are very much connected,” Bice, who has covered the Wisconsin GOP primary and recall campaign, said on…

Obama rebuffs Romney on ‘exceptional’ America

WASHINGTON — US President Barack Obama on Monday hit back at his likely Republican election foe Mitt Romney, who questioned whether he shared the notion that America is a uniquely virtuous nation. At the weekend, Romney appeared to tap into the view, prevalent among the conservative grass roots, that Obama…

Tangled web connects candidates to super PACs

For an example of the fluidity of campaign finance rules, as well as the tangled web of connections between candidates and super PACs, look no further than the digital consulting firm Targeted Victory. So far, the firm’s hauled in $4.1 million working for Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign and American Crossroads,…

Retired Gen. Wesley Clark accuses Romney of ‘rehashing Cold War fears’

Former Democratic presidential candidate and retired Gen. Wesley Clark on Tuesday blasted Mitt Romney for claiming that Russia was the “number one geopolitical foe” of the United States. “Surely one lesson of the 21st Century is that America’s security in the world depends on making more friends and fewer enemies,”…

Colbert: Romney’s hair snaps on like a ‘Lego man’

On his return from his week-long break, Stephen Colbert couldn’t wait to address Mitt Romney being compared to an Etch A Sketch Monday evening, agreeing that both are “square and colorless.” “Now see, people think that’s a metaphor for Romney being inconsistent but the Etch A Sketch is very consistent,”…

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