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Republicans ‘struggling to woo Latinos’

Astrid Silva came to the United States aged four with her parents from Mexico in search of “the American dream.” She’s 23 now and fears being deported every day. She is one reason Republicans are struggling to woo Latinos — key voters in heavily Hispanic states like Nevada, Colorado and…

WATCH LIVE: The remaining GOP candidates react to Romney’s win in Nevada

Watch live as the remaining candidates in the GOP primary react to former Governor Mitt Romney’s (R-MA) decisive Nevada caucus win, courtesy of MSNBC: Visit msnbc.com for breaking news, world news, and news about the economy…

Romney striding toward nomination amid pitfalls

With a victory in Florida’s key primary within striking distance, Mitt Romney can look ahead to a favorable series of contests, but with rival Newt Gingrich wounded and angry, the path is replete with pitfalls. A commanding lead in Florida’s polls could mean Romney exiting the Sunshine State with the aura of the presumptive…

Watchdog group calls for federal investigation of Romney’s financial disclosure

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has called on the Office of Government Ethics (OGE) to refer Mitt Romney to the Department of Justice for having filled an inaccurate campaign disclosure form last year. In a letter (pdf) sent on Friday to the acting director of the OGE, the…

Polls show Gingrich falling behind Romney in Florida

MIAMI (Reuters) – Newt Gingrich struggled to regain momentum in the Republican presidential race on Friday as two new polls showed him falling behind rival Mitt Romney, who was seen as the winner of the final debate before the Florida primary. The White House contenders courted Florida’s sizable Hispanic vote,…

Stewart: Low tax rate encourages Romney’s betting

Jon Stewart discussed the ever changing story of Mitt Romney and the release of his tax returns Tuesday night. The Daily Show host was nothing short of outraged over how Romney’s tax rate is lower than those shared by middle class families. “The guy doesn’t even have a job, that…

Jay Smooth: Gingrich, Romney fight keeps bloggers employed

Count hip-hop radio host and progressive figure Jay Smooth as a fan of the battle between Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich for the GOP presidential nomination. In his latest video commentary, Smooth found humor in the former Massachusetts governor’s inability to close the deal. “Mitt Romney is amazing at not…

Young Turks: Should liberals root for Gingrich or Romney?

In a segment broadcast Monday night, Current TV’s progressive talk show The Young Turks tackled the issue of who liberals should be rooting for in the Republican primaries: former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-GA) or former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. “Democrats have thought all along that Mitt Romney would be…

Obama campaign piles on Romney misery

President Barack Obama’s reelection team twisted the knife in Mitt Romney Monday, seeking to deepen the misery for the wounded Republican White House front-runner as crucial new tests loomed. Obama campaign manager Jim Messina launched an assault on Romney, and gave his insurgent challenger Newt Gingrich a pass, in a…

Bill Maher slams Romney: It’s a wealth gap, not anal warts

Comedian Bill Maher blasted former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney on his show Friday night for claiming that people did not like him because they envied his wealth. “Mitt Romney has to start understanding why people don’t like him. It’s not because he’s rich. It’s how he got rich,” Maher said.…

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