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Mitt Romney's Executive Actions That Never Were

The Republican candidate planned a series of orders far more sweeping that Obama's immigration push to thwart Obamacare. Where were the critics of presidential overreach then?

New Hampshire Republicans Want–Mitt Romney

Mitt Romney leads the pack in the Bloomberg Politics/St. Anselm New Hampshire Poll. If you eliminate Romney, Rand Paul and Chris Christie tie for the top spot with 16% from likely Republican New Hampshire voters. Romney, who has repeatedly said he has no plans to run for president a third time, leads the potential pack [...]

Mitt Romney Leads GOP New Hampshire 2016 Poll

Failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is still earning high marks from New Hampshire Republican voters. A new Bloomberg Politics/Saint Anselm New Hampshire poll shows that Mitt Romney leads the 2016 field with 30 percent support. Show More Summary

Republicans Finally Admit There Is No Benghazi Scandal

For two years, ever since Mitt Romney screwed up his response to the Benghazi attacks in order to score campaign points, Republicans have been on an endless search for a grand conspiracy theory that explains how it all happened. Intelligence was ignored because it would have been inconvenient to the White House to acknowledge it. Show More Summary

Mitt Romney: Obama has to Realize He Lost the Midterms

WASHINGTON — Barack Obama is a sore loser, hinted Mitt Romney in his latest appearance on “Face the Nation” with Bob Schieffer. Mitt Romney ultimately lost his 2012 presidential bid to unseat Obama in the White House, but remains a powerful figure in the GOP. According to a RealClearPolitics video and transcript, Mitt Romney said […]

CGI has become wearingly dull and clichéd, argues British film critic Jonathan Romney.

4 days agoGenres / Sci Fi : io9

CGI has become wearingly dull and clichéd, argues British film critic Jonathan Romney. Not only are film spectacles more visually formulaic, but the absence of scenes depending on the exceptional skills of real human beings diminishes the "how-did-they-do-that?" factor, since we assume it was all done with a keyboard. Read more...

GAO Report on 'Supersize' IRAs

Following up on my previous posts: The Story Behind Mitt Romney's $100 Million IRA Romney-Sized IRAs Get Scrutiny as Government Studies Tax Breaks Congress, GAO Target ‘Supersize’ IRAs GAO, IRS Could Bolster Enforcement on Multimillion Dollar Accounts, but More Direction from Congress Is Needed (GAO-15-16): For tax year 2011 (the...

Why Scott Walker Might Be Our Next President

In 2012, I basically considered Mitt Romney a shoo-in for the Republican nomination. I figured that he'd hoover up most of the moderate votes—and despite all the breathless press accounts, moderates still account for at least half of GOP voters—plus a share of the tea partiers, and that was that. Show More Summary

Grubergate and the Romney Blowback [with comment by Paul]

(Steven Hayward) Talk of running Mitt Romney again in 2016 has died down in the aftermath of the mid-term election, where so many potential candidates look a lot stronger now, but the last nail in the coffin of a Romney repeat is his...Show More Summary

Romney Says Obama 'Needs to Learn That He Lost' the Midterms

The former presidential candidate's criticism of the handling of ISIS and immigration

News Roundup & Open Thread for Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014

Vets Moran: Are veterans 'takers too? Roughly 1.7 million American veterans relied on food stamps during the last year, nearly 20,000 of them in NJ. These, remember, are among the 47% of Americans Mitt Romney said were automatic Democratic...Show More Summary

Hey, conservatives: Why is it only work if rich moms do it?

In what was probably the most inspiring moment of the otherwise bland and ineffectual 2012 Romney presidential campaign, Americans were treated to a blunt discussion of the work mothers do in the home. It's an easy topic to feel nostalgic...Show More Summary

Real reason for the Republican wave: Mitt Romney’s endorsements! (says Romney’s pals)

Mitt Romney's allies are contrasting his endorsement record to Hillary Clinton's. Is he serious?

Sharyl Attkisson says CBS News suppressed a clip of Obama refusing to call Benghazi a terrorist attack.

This clip — recorded in a Steve Kroft "60 Minutes" interview — was evidence of the precise point that Obama denied in the second debate with Mitt Romney, the moment when the debate moderator Candy Crowley stepped in to side with Obama. Show More Summary

Social Advocacy and Politics: USA Today and Twitter Team Up for Another Cool Meter

Back in 2012, the politics editorial team at USA Today teamed up with Twitter and Topsy to create the Twitter Election Meter to track real-time sentiment on Twitter for Obama and Romney. This year, USA Today’s Politics Editor Paul Singer and his teamed joined forces with Twitter again to launch the Twitter Political Issues Index (TPII).

Romney: Obama ‘Diminishing Himself and America’ with Letter to Iran

Joe Lieberman: “I hope Mitt Romney’s days in public service or national leadership are far from over.”

Philip Klein: If You Want to Win Over Moderates, Nominate a Real Conservative

Interesting take. His basic idea is that moderates like Romney come into the election compromised -- compromised by being moderates in a process that dictates only a genuine conservative can win -- and thus make overly-strident and under-considered pitches to...

Haley Barbour Sort Of Apologizes After Calling Obama’s Policies ‘Tar Babies’

The term “Tar baby” can mean two very different things, and it’s best to avoid using the term especially when referring to a black person because it’s a racial slur. Mitt Romney learned that lesson, as did John McCain. And now Haley Barbour is learning that lesson and has issued a really crappy apology. Politico [...]

"When I watched Romney, I thought: that's probably what I'd be like if I ran for president."

"I'd be stilted and awkward and overly calculating. Probably most people I know would be. Most normal people would be uncomfortable as national politicians. Very few people would be as cool and effortless as Obama."Says my son John, who's 33, in what was an IM'd dialogue with Alex Knepper, who's 24. Show More Summary

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