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Ailes and the Republican Party

Jack Shafer, writing at Politico, says that Ailes’s political impact has been overrated: In 2012, the Republican winner was the anti-Fox Mitt Romney. In 2016, it was Donald Trump, who became Fox’s man only after his nomination became inevitable. Despite the liberal caterwauling, Ailes never succeeded in remaking the Republican Party in his image. Show More Summary

RNC Chair Calls on Republicans to Unite Behind Trump

Republican National Committee Chair Ronna Romney McDaniel questioned reports Thursday that President Trump fired former FBI Director James Comey because he wanted the agency to drop its investigation into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn.

Oh Goody, Michael Moore Is Going to Save Us From Trump With a New Documentary

If you haven’t yet had enough of Michael Moore smugly reminding you that he predicted Trump’s victory (of course, he also predicted Romney’s; he doesn’t talk so much about that one), boy have I got good news for you: Variety reports the filmmaker has inked a deal with Bob and Harvey Weinstein to distribute Fahrenheit 11/9, […]

Americans like piece of paper? I have piece of paper.

Comey has memo? Putin has transcript! Just the idea that there's a piece of paper has a powerful effect on the American mind. Remember when "the transcript" stopped a presidential candidate so cold he never recovered? Romney: I wantShow More Summary

At 2017 BIO Convention, Former Mass. First Lady Ann Romney Will Discuss Living with MS

Former Massachusetts First Lady Ann Romney, global ambassador for Boston’s Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases at Brigham and Women’s Hospital, will deliver a keynote address at the Biotechnology Innovation Organization’s (BIO) International Convention in San Diego. Show More Summary

Can Democrats in the South learn from John Bel Edwards?

WHEN John Bel Edwards won the governor's race in late 2015 it was the first time a Democrat had been elected to a statewide office in Louisiana since 2008. The vote fell between presidential elections of Mitt Romney and Donald Trump, but Democrats had long been on a losing streak in the South.

Assessing the tax dependence of US households

In the 2012 US presidential election, Mitt Romney famously asserted that 47% of the population were long-term dependents of the government – ‘takers’, not ‘givers’ to the system. This column examines this claim using long-spanning household-level data. Show More Summary

Double Standard? Slate Jabbed Romney For 2012 Speaking Fees; Defends Obama’s in 2017

3 weeks agoNews : Mediaite

Slate took then-presidential candidate Mitt Romney to task in early 2012 over his claim that $360,000 in speaking fees in one year was "not very much." Five-plus years later, the liberal website is now brushing off the one-time, $400,000 speaking fee former President Barack Obama is receiving from investment bank Cantor Fitzgerald.

Trump's Struggling To Get The Wall Financed -- Will His Voters Care?

The chair of the Republican National Committee says that the wall needs to be built or the GOP base will punish Republican candidates in 2018: Republican National Committee chair Ronna Romney McDaniel said Wednesday that failing to fulfill...Show More Summary

Democrat Jon Tester, a top GOP target, to appear with Mitt Romney

Sen. Jon Tester, a Democrat facing re-election in heavily Republican Montana, will make a joint appearance with former GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney next week in Washington, according to an … Click to Continue »

Trump Is Giving Us a Case of Romnesia

We have reached peak Mitt Romney nostalgia. This month, the former Republican nominee is being praised for long ago naming Russia “our number-one geopolitical foe,” a throwaway line that many considered at the time to be a campaign gaffe. Show More Summary

Romney’s Nephew to Run for Colorado Governor

Doug Robinson, who is Mitt Romney’s nephew, is running for governor of Colorado, the Denver Post reports. “The Denver investment banker declared his candidacy for the 2018 race in a letter sent to Republican activists and launched online advertisements directed to [...]

Democrats may finally break through in Texas, thanks to Trump

For a few election cycles now, Democrats have been vowing to put the largest, most important red state, Texas, in play. President Trump won the state by a not-very-close 9 points. Then again, Mitt Romney won it by about 16 points in 2012. Democrats still insist that as the state becomes more affluent, more diverse […]

Marlins sale could pit Bush vs. Romney — and Jeter vs. Glavine

The potential sale of the Miami Marlins had already spilled heavily into political territory with news in February that the family of White House senior adviser Jared Kushner was nearing a purchase of the team. The Kushners subsequently backed away, at least temporarily, following reports that Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria was under strong consideration to be […]

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