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Walter Dean Myers, children’s author, dead at 76

Walter Dean Myers, a longtime resident of Jersey City, New Jersey, died Tuesday at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan after a brief illness, publisher HarperCollins announced.

Ohio Judge Allows Blinking Testimony Of Paralyzed Victim

An Ohio judge has allowed blinking testimony from a paralyzed victim. Judge Beth Myers of Hamilton County, Ohio, has denied the defense’s request to ban the testimony. The victim, David Chandler, age 35, was left paralyzed after being shot. His only method of communication was blinking his eyes. Chandler later died of his injuries, but [...]Show More Summary

Republican Brief Opposing Prop 8 Now Includes More Than 100+ Names, Including Beth Myers, Marilyn Musgrave

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More than 100 lawmakers and former GOP leaders have now signed on to the Republican SCOTUS brief opposing Proposition 8, the NYT reports: The list of Republicans on the brief now tallies more 100, organizers say. It now includes Bet...

The "Oh Crap!" Moments of 2012

First Read asked top officials from the Obama and Romney campaigns about the "Oh, crap" moments of the 2012 presidential campaign. "Eric Fehrnstrom of the Romney campaign answered Gingrich winning South Carolina; Beth Myers of the Romney...Show More Summary

Jennifer Rubin: Beth Myers talks to Right Turn

The Obama campaign’s fixation on Mitt Romney’s reference in the second presidential debate to getting “binders full of women [candidates]” when he was looking to staff his administration as governor of Massachusetts set off guffaws in the Romney camp. Show More Summary

Romney’s “Binders Full Of Women” Were Full Of Campaign Donors

Mitt Romney (pictured with former Chief of Staff Beth Myers) had binders alright, and many of the names contained therein were campaign donors. …a cross reference of Romney’s very senior positions held by women, his senior staff andShow More Summary

Campaigns play debate expectations game

(CNN) - The Obama and Romney campaigns are seeking to manage - and in some cases lower - expectations for their candidate's performance in the first presidential debate. CNN obtained a memo on Thursday circulated by Beth Myers, an adviser to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, that outlines several reasons why President Barack Obama may [...]

Team Romney tries to set debate expectations low

With just less than a week before the first presidential debate, it looks like Mitt Romney is trying to tamp down expectations—big time. Romney's senior adviser Beth Myers sent a memo to surrogates on Thursday, writing, "It's clear that President Obama will use his a …

10 things you need to know today: September 28, 2012

1. ROMNEY, OBAMA CAMPS LOWER DEBATE EXPECTATIONSWith five days left before the first presidential debate, the campaigns for Mitt Romney and President Obama are trying to lower expectations. Romney's senior adviser Beth Myers sent a memo to surrogates on Thursday, writing that President Obama will use his "ample rhetorical gifts" to attack Romney. Show More Summary

Romney camp downplays debate expectations

In a memo sent to surrogates Thursday, Romney senior adviser Beth Myers sets the expectations for the Republican presidential nominee low — very low — compared to the “ample rhetorical gifts” of his opponent.

Romney Seeks to Lower Debate Expectations

In a memo sent to CNN, longtime Mitt Romney adviser Beth Myers sought to lower expectations heading into next Wednesday's debate against President Obama. Among the reasons: President Obama is "widely regarded as one of the most talented...Show More Summary

Romney Talking Points

8:56 am ET As has been reported, the Romney high command did some conference calls with supporters Tuesday to hand hold in the midst of a rough news week. Beth Myers, Ed Gillespie, and Matt Rhoades got on the phone to buck up the troops. Supporting that effort was this memo from pollster Neil Newhouse, [...]

Ryan’s friends have long seen the GOP lightning rod as a leader in waiting

On the first Thursday of August, Paul Ryan walked out of the Longworth House Office Building with a Republican friend, Utah congressman Jason Chaffetz, who couldn’t restrain himself: “So have you talked to Beth Myers lately?” It was a reference to the woman leading Mitt Romney’s search for a running mate, with the selection thought to be imminent. Read full article >>

Is Team Romney being vague on purpose?

Is Team Romney's vague messaging on the Romney-Ryan budget plan due to Romney campaign incompetence or intentional lack of specificity? Let's start with the incompetence argument. Mitt Romney tapped adviser Beth Myers to lead his VP search on April 16. Romney announced …

Paul Ryan Produced More Tax Returns Than Did Romney

The Romney campaign has seen more of Paul Ryan’s tax returns than the public has seen of Romney’s. …on Saturday, the Romney adviser who oversaw the vice-presidential search, Beth Myers, said that she had requested “several years” of returns from Mr. Show More Summary

Exclusive: How Romney chose his running mate

Washington (CNN) – Beth Myers has long been Mitt Romney's most trusted political adviser, so it's no surprise that he tasked her with the job of helping him find the right running mate In an exclusive interview with CNN earlier this week, Myers described to CNN what the process entailed. – Follow the Ticker on [...]

Is Romney Nearing a Running Mate Decision?

CNN: "Here's one clue: Romney's longtime adviser Beth Myers, who has been tasked with heading up the campaign's search for a running mate, will be traveling with the Republican presidential hopeful on Thursday when he arrives in Colorado...Show More Summary

First on CNN: Vice Presidential headhunter Beth Myers joining Romney for Colorado trip

Aspen, Colorado (CNN) – Is Mitt Romney nearing a final decision on who will be his running mate this fall? Here's one clue: Romney's longtime adviser Beth Myers, who has been tasked with heading up the campaign's search for a running mate, will be traveling with the Republican presidential hopeful on Thursday when he arrives [...]

The Case for Tim Pawlenty

(John Hinderaker) If last week’s tweet by Beth Myers is a guide, Tim Pawlenty is on Mitt Romney’s short list of possible vice-presidential candidates. As I’ve often said, I think Pawlenty would be an excellent choice. Mark Kennedy agrees. Show More Summary

Dick Cheney Says What We're All Thinking: Picking Sarah Palin Was a Mistake [Sarah Palin]

Vice presidential expert Dick Cheney has offered his perspective on selecting a running mate to Mitt Romney and Beth Myers, who is heading Romney's search. While Cheney wouldn't divulge what he told the Republican candidate, he did offer one clear message: don't pick another Sarah Palin. More »

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