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Romney campaign has $11 million debt

DALLAS — Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign borrowed $20 million in the month of August to pay for its expenses before he could begin tapping general election dollars and is now $11 million in debt, a senior campaign official confirmed late Tuesday. Read full article >>

In video, Romney strays from standard GOP points about ‘makers’ and ‘takers’

For many conservatives, the idea is as obvious as gravity: Government has divided America into makers, who work hard and pay taxes, and takers, who don’t do enough of either; there are too few of the former and too many of the latter. Read full article >>

On Letterman, Obama says Romney ‘writing off’ much of country

NEW YORK — President Obama responded Tuesday to controversial remarks by Republican Mitt Romney by suggesting that his opponent was “writing off a big chunk of the country” and was wrong to suggest that nearly half of Americans think of themselves as victims entitled to a handout from government. Read full article >>

Romney bio video hits the campaign trail

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Donors and other supporters of Mitt Romney’s campaign have expressed frustration that a widely-hailed biographical video of the candidate aired too early at last month’s GOP convention in Tampa to be viewed by millions of prime-time TV watchers. Read full article >>

Romney on ’47 percent’ comment: We were ‘talking about a campaign’

Addressing a May fundraiser during which he said that 47 percent of the electorate believes “that they are victims” and will vote for President Obama “no matter what,” Mitt Romney told Fox News on Tuesday afternoon that he was “talking about a campaign” in which he hopes to get more than 50 percent of the vote. Read full article >>

Romney video on Palestinians creates new complications for turbulent campaign

SALT LAKE CITY – Mitt Romney, already struggling to stabilize his turbulent presidential campaign, confronted a mounting challenge Tuesday as a new video of controversial remarks to wealthy donors showed the Republican nominee saying that Palestinians have “no interest whatsoever” in reaching a peace agreement with Israel. Read full article >>

Mitt Romney’s fundraiser comments: The complete video

Mother Jones magazine has now posted the complete video of Mitt Romney addressing a private fundraiser where he said that  47 percent of the country believes “that they are victims” and will vote for Obama “no matter what,” and suggested “the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace.” Read full article >>

Twitter piles it on Romney after fundraiser video

It is obvious to anyone following politics in the last 24 hours that the Romney campaign is losing the messaging war over the statements in videos published yesterday by Mother Jones. But how badly? A look at some Twitter data from Topsy Pro shows how dominant the topic has become, and how overwhelmingly negative reaction to the video clip has been. Read full article >>

Mitt Romney’s fundraising comments: Would mom approve?

Comments in a decades-old interview with Mitt Romney’s mother appear particularly relevant in the present, given widely-publicized remarks the Republican presidential nominee offered to donors in private about the roughly one-half of the country feeling entitled to government support for basic needs. Show More Summary

The branding of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney

People who are fans of President Obama on Facebook are 17 times more likely than the average Facebook user to also like MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow.  People who are fans of former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney are six times more likely than the average Facebook user to like Southern Living magazine. Read full article >>

The magic number behind Obama’s surprising momentum in Ohio

The Post’s Amy Gardner explains why the number 848,000 matters in the battle to win Ohio. Read full article >>

Post Poll: Obama up 8 points over Romney in Virginia

President Obama continues to hold a clear lead over Mitt Romney in Virginia, a new Washington Post poll shows, buoyed by enthusiastic support rivaling what he marshaled in 2008 to snap the Democrats’ four-decade losing streak in the state. Read full article >>

The Fix’s interactive governor’s race map shows GOP opportunity

Republicans have a great chance to expand their stranglehold on governor’s mansions this year, with 11 states holding governor’s races. Eight of those seats are held by Democrats, including all of the at-risk states, according to The Fix’s handy new interactive map of the governor’s races. Read full article >>

Obama campaign video responds to Romney’s ’47 percent’ remark

President Obama’s campaign has released an online video in response to Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comment. The video features individuals reacting to the Republican’s remarks at a private fundraiser, which have seized national attention.  Read full article >>

5 ways Mitt Romney can (still) turn the 2012 race around

The last several weeks have been the worst of Mitt Romney’s political career, an awful run capped on Monday night by the release of a secretly-filmed videotape of the GOP nominee seemingly writing off the votes of 47 percent of the electorate. Read full article >>

At Paul Ryan rally in N.H., some support for Romney ’47 percent’ remarks

DOVER, N.H. — Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” comments at a closed-door fundraiser are drawing controversy on the national stage. But at a rally for GOP vice-presidential nominee Paul Ryan (Wis.) Tuesday morning, some supporters said that Romney’s remarks where right on. Read full article >>

White House spokesman on Romney videos: Presidents elected for ‘all the people,’ not just supporters

White House Press Secretary Jay Carney responded Tuesday to Mitt Romney’s “47 percent” remarks by saying that the president must represent all Americans, not just those who are support him or her. “When you are president of the United States, you are president of all the people, not just the people who voted for you,” Carney told reporters. Show More Summary

Who, again, is Joe Ricketts?

Four months after he first made a splash in the 2012 presidential race, Joe Ricketts is back on the radar. The wealthy entrepreneur, who funds his own super PAC, is pledging to spend $10 million on helping Mitt Romney win the presidency and $2 million to help GOP House and Senate candidates. Read full article >>

Durbin predicts Republicans will keep House majority

House Democratic leaders have been publicly optimistic about the party’s prospects for winning back the majority this November. But Sen. Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) has a different take. “I think it’s likely we’ll see an outcome similar to what we have today,” Durbin told the Arlington Heights Daily Herald. Show More Summary

Ad watch: Mitt Romney reaches out to women

The Mitt Romney campaign ad, “Dear Daughter”:  What it says: “Obama’s policies are making it harder on women. The poverty rate for women – the highest in 17 years.” What it means: Look at the economic impact the president’s policies have had on women. The numbers are not good.  Read full article >>

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