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Mitt Romney

Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and Republican political figure who was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts (2003 ... More »Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and Republican political figure who was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts (2003 to 2007). He ran for President of the United States in the 2008 election, and is exploring a possible candidacy in the 2012 presidential election. Romney is the son of George W. Romney (the former Governor of Michigan) and Lenore Romney. He was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and served as a Mormon missionary in France. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, then earned joint Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. Romney entered the management consulting business which led to a position at Bain & Company, eventually serving as its CEO to lead it out of crisis. He was also co-founder and head of the spin-off company Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm which became highly profitable and one of the largest such firms in the... [ Wikipedia ]

First on CNN: Romney takes sides in GOP primary battle – CNN Political Ticker

(CNN) - Mitt Romney is weighing in on competitive Republican primary for a GOP held House seat in California - the latest sign that the 2012 Republican presidential nominee plans to play an influential role in helping to shape the future of his party. CNN has learned that Wednesday ...

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Glenn Beck Really Regrets His Gift To Mitt Romney

This week, radio host Glenn Beck explained the origins of his grudge against Mitt Romney. "I've never regretted giving anybody anything more than I regretted my gift to Mitt Romney," Beck said on his radio show Monday. Beck told listeners that he gave Romney a first edition ...

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Opinion: Is it sexist to talk about Hillary Clinton's age?

(CNN) -- Like Mitt Romney and John McCain, Hillary Clinton will (probably) run for president in 2016 as a grandparent. This seemingly unremarkable fact has triggered a spasm of media self-analysis: is Clinton the victim of a sexist double standard? It's a question that has been -- and ...

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Southern Whites’ Loyalty to G.O.P. Nearing That of Blacks to Democrats

In many counties 90 percent of white voters chose Mitt Romney, nearly the reversal of the margin by which black voters supported Mr. Obama. While white Southerners have been voting Republican for decades, the hugeness of the gap was new. Mr. Obama often lost more than 40 percent of Al ...

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Ticket splitting is the lowest its been in 92 years

Just 26 members of Congress currently represent districts that the presidential nominee not of their party won in 2012 -- 17 Republicans hold districts carried by President Obama in 2012 while nine Democrats hold districts won by Mitt Romney. That's a remarkable erosion of split ticket ...

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With Eyes on Possible Clinton Run, Questions on Room for Other Women

Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts, was not well served by the Midwestern roots of his running mate, Representative Paul D. Ryan; the two handily lost Mr. Ryan’s home state, Wisconsin. Female running mates did not lift Mr. Mondale or Mr. McCain. In contrast, Al Gore and ...

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GOP donors’ dilemma

(Win McNamee/Getty Images) As one former Mitt Romney adviser described former Romney donors: “[T]hey all seem to be dating around. Not many totally sold on Christie.” Candidates and donors alike go through their version of speed dating, giving one another the quick look-over with ...

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Romney gives $10,000 to McDonnell’s legal defense fund

Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney, left, with then-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell during a campaign event at the Electronic Instrumentation and Technology company June 27, 2012, in Sterling, Va. (Win McNamee/Getty Images) Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential ...

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Bob Dole is back in Kansas, running for nothing, but running hard

Gingrich once called Dole the “tax collector for the welfare state.” After Gingrich won the South Carolina presidential primary during the 2012 campaign, Dole, a supporter of Mitt Romney, issued a stinging attack, saying Gingrich had been “a one-man band” as speaker and would drag down ...

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Incumbent Southern Democrats Are Less Vulnerable Than You Might Think

To take the Senate and consolidate their control of Congress, Republicans need only extend their stranglehold on Dixie to Arkansas, Louisiana and North Carolina, all of which voted for Mitt Romney in the 2012 presidential election. Yet the hopes of these three states’ incumbent ...

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Poll: Mark Pryor Leads Tom Cotton In Arkansas

Of those who voted in 2012 and responded to the poll, 27% said they voted for Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, and 26% said they voted for President Barack Obama. The actual 2012 vote split in Arkansas was 61-37 in favor of Romney. He wasn't alone in his skepticism. ...

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Jon Stewart's Hilarious Takedown Of Sexism Looks At When 'It's OK To Be A P***y'

"For god sakes, Mitt Romney has like a litter of grandchildren... Mitt Romney has a grandchildren petting zoo. " That got Stewart going on how women in politics are treated differently from men, especially when it comes to showing emotion. When women cry, for example, it's implied ...

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Inside Politics Speed Read: Is Obama turning the corner? – CNN Political Ticker

Brand Romney: Costa also reported this week on the guest list for Mitt Romney’s upcoming Utah gathering of political, business and sports leaders. Sports stars such as Peyton Manning will join political leaders such as Paul and Chris Christie. Bridging the two worlds, and also ...

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“In 2012, 88 percent of Mitt Romney’s support came from white voters. Yet over the past quarter century, as the non-white share of the population has expanded, the white share of the vote for president has steadily declined, falling from 87 percent in 1992 to 72 percent in 2012. Mitt ...

Glenn Beck Really Regrets Gift He Gave to Romney: ‘Pisses Me Off to This Day’

Glenn Beck Really Regrets Gift He Gave to Romney: ‘Pisses Me Off to This Day’ by Noah Rothman | 2:54 pm, April 21st, 2014 video The Blaze radio host Glenn Beck revealed on Monday that he deeply regrets giving Mitt Romney the gift he gave him when the former Massachusetts governor ...

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Despite Poll, Problems Lurk for Democratic Incumbents in South

A 40 percent approval rating is hardly a strong number, but it puts Mr. McConnell within striking distance in a state that voted for Mitt Romney by 23 points. It is telling that Mr. McConnell holds a lead — albeit one within the margin of error — with such high disapproval ratings, and ...

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Earth Day expunged from GOP vocabulary

In 2005, Mitt Romney worked to cap coal-fired power plant emissions as Massachusetts governor. But no more is anyone in the GOP talking up Earth Day in spite of the catastrophic damage we mere mortals have done to Mother Earth since Edwin L. Drake poked the first hole in her delicate ...

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Why Criticism of Poll Is Misguided

In Arkansas, for instance, Mitt Romney had only a one-point lead, 27 to 26 percent, with 32 percent of respondents saying that they didn’t vote. In 2012, Mr. Romney won Arkansas by a huge margin, 60 percent to 36 percent. It’s not surprising, then, that readers are suggesting that ...

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Rand Paul Talks Issues With Obama Ally Axelrod as '16 Race Looms

Obama won 71 percent of the Hispanic vote in his race against Republican Mitt Romney, exit polls showed. That translated to a 44-percentage-point advantage over Romney, who won just 27 percent of the Hispanic vote -- down from 31 percent for the party’s presidential ticket in ...

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Media hammered by ‘Daily Show’ on Hillary Clinton grandma double standard

Think of Mitt Romney, who in Stewart’s formulation, has a “litter of grandchildren … a grandchild petting zoo.” Yet the grandchild “factor,” thundered Stewart, “never came up” in the 2012 election. Is there a sexist double standard at work here? Sure thing — that, plus a large dose of ...

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