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Voter ID Laws Could Swing Election for Romney

President Mitt Romney? Although it might be unthinkable right now that the gaffe-prone GOP presidential candidate could win the election, Republicans have figured out a way to help make that a reality. Hint: It involves suppressing the rights of millions of Americans.

Posted on Jul 30, 2012 READ MORE


Mitt’s Visit

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Posted on Jul 29, 2012 READ MORE


Romney and the Go-for-Broke Election

Conservatives and a Republican Party now under their control hope to eke out a narrow victory in November on the basis of a quite radical program that includes more tax cuts for the rich and a sharp rollback in government regulation.

Posted on Jul 29, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Charles Dharapak

Romney Tells Israel Obama Has Emboldened Its Enemies

There can be no confusion when the Republican candidate, speaking from Jerusalem, says “Diplomatic distance in public between our nations emboldens Israel’s adversaries” that he refers to the frosty relationship between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Posted on Jul 29, 2012 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Romney in London

Robert Scheer, Chrystia Freeland and Matthew Continetti join “Left, Right & Center” host Matt Miller to discuss Mitt Romney’s London gaffe, former Citigroup CEO Sandy Weill’s break with the mega-banks, and a spoiler about the Olympic Games’ opening ceremonies.

Posted on Jul 28, 2012 READ MORE


The Diplomat

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Posted on Jul 27, 2012 READ MORE



Mitt’s Olympic Flip-Flop, Shake-Up at CNN, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including how Romney could come to the aid of so-called banksters, and John Boehner gives his VP pick.

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 READ MORE



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Drone-Court Advantage

Sometimes the best way to respond to those who say criticism of President Obama amounts to support for his Republican opponents—and should thus be avoided—is to embrace their premise and allow satire to lead audiences to their contradictory conclusions, as Charles Davis does in the “Game of Drones” issue of The New Inquiry.

Posted on Jul 27, 2012 READ MORE



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British Prime Minister, London Mayor Mock Romney (Video)

Mitt Romney’s first trip abroad as the presumed Republican presidential nominee could best be described in one word: disaster.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 READ MORE


Romney’s British Bankers Dinner

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Mitt the Lobbyist, GOP Lawmaker Plans Gun Raffle Fundraiser, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a 10-year-old’s impassioned plea to the New York City Council and a new poll shows Romney has a likability problem.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 READ MORE


Karl Rove Plots His Return

Bloomberg Businessweek’s assistant managing editor, Paul Barrett, has written an article called “Karl Rove: He’s Back, Big Time,” about the torrent of campaign funds Rove has scared up for Republicans in the November elections.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Jae C. Hong

The Poverty Epidemic Hits the Suburbs

Ignored by the presidential campaigns, poverty is hitting 1960s levels, and spreading to once-prosperous areas unequipped or unwilling to serve poor residents.

Posted on Jul 26, 2012 READ MORE



More Romney Bain Woes, ‘Fox & Friends’ Hits New Low, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the controversy over an alleged Romney campaign remark and Herman Cain comes to Mitt’s defense on tax returns.

Posted on Jul 25, 2012 READ MORE



GOP Rakes in Wall Street Cash, ‘Muppets’ Done With Chick-fil-A, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why strip clubs (yes, strip clubs!) in Tampa, Fla., are preparing for the RNC next month, plus Stephen Colbert’s campaign advice to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney.

Posted on Jul 24, 2012 READ MORE



More Secret Romney Documents, GOP Senator on Gun Control, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including some bad news for the California Republican Party and a Mitt Romney ballad you won’t want to miss.

Posted on Jul 23, 2012 READ MORE


‘Left, Right & Center’: Shooting Rampage in Colorado

A gunman opened fire in a packed movie theater in Aurora, Colo., killing a dozen people, wounding scores of others, and inviting a national debate about gun laws and mental health policy.

Posted on Jul 21, 2012 READ MORE



Obama, Romney and Giffords React to Colorado Theater Shootings, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mayor Bloomberg on gun control and who’s skipping the Republican National Convention.

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 READ MORE


‘Debate’ Over Taxes? Read On

Contrary to popular belief, even Barack Obama would give the wealthy a tax break. It’s a question of giving each of those households the equivalent salary of one butler (Obama’s plan) or three butlers (Romney’s plan).

Posted on Jul 20, 2012 READ MORE


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Romney Tax Theories, Boehner Slams Bachmann, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including a DNC apology to Ann Romney and a new political attack ad that focuses on a bar called The Horny Toad and a stripper.

Posted on Jul 19, 2012 READ MORE


Republican Mega-Donor Sheldon Adelson Under Investigation

The casino magnate who is reported to have already committed $71 million in this election cycle may have good reason to want access to the next president. As “Democracy Now!” reports, Adelson is under investigation for his business dealings in Macau, China, as well as Las Vegas.

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 READ MORE



RNC Keynote Speaker News, Dubya Reflects, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including why John McCain deserves (gasp!) major props and new estimates on disenfranchisement due to state voter ID laws.

Posted on Jul 18, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Mary Altaffer

This Just In: Nonsense

There is a great hunger for trivial news and reporters have agreed to censor themselves in order to feed it.

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 READ MORE


Life of Mitt

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Posted on Jul 17, 2012 READ MORE


Dangerous

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Sununu Channels Limbaugh, Stewart Mocks Romney on Taxes, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including what Ron Paul is asking of Mitt Romney and a list of the top super PAC donors.

Posted on Jul 17, 2012 READ MORE



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Problems of Mitt’s Own Making

Through a series of miscalculations, Mitt Romney has managed to turn what should have been a minor hiccup into what may be a defining moment, and not in a good way.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 READ MORE



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Romney Veep Pick Could Come This Week

This might be the week we find out who Mitt Romney is choosing as his running mate. Or not. A top campaign aide said Romney “could” name his vice presidential pick by week’s end. Of course, could is by no means a definite assessment.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 READ MORE



Romney’s Retroactive Retirement, Weiner Mulls Political Comeback, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Stephen Colbert’s super PAC trend and Pat Robertson giving some pretty bad dating advice.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 READ MORE



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Krugman: The Politics of Personal Attacks

The past week demonstrates how Campaign 2012 has devolved into a series of calculated personal attacks devoid of the substantive issues and policies that should be dominating the national political conversation.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 READ MORE



White House/Chuck Kennedy

Shame on the News: Pols Get to Edit Their Quotations

The New York Times reports that it is now commonplace for everyone from campaign advisers to the Treasury Department to edit and approve quotes before journalists allow themselves to print them. Keith Olbermann calls it “appalling,” and that’s being nice.

Posted on Jul 16, 2012 READ MORE


Obama-Romney Difference

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Posted on Jul 15, 2012 READ MORE



GOP Hearts Condi, H.W. Bush Disses Norquist Tax Pledge, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney sitting down for five TV interviews and Geraldo Rivera’s latest controversial remark about Trayvon Martin’s hoodie.

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 READ MORE


If We’re Headed Toward Greece, Republicans Are Driving Us There

The central problem in Greece is the government’s failure to collect what taxpayers (especially wealthy taxpayers like Mitt Romney) actually owe under the law.

Posted on Jul 13, 2012 READ MORE


Help Wanted

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Posted on Jul 12, 2012 READ MORE



Romney’s Bain Discrepancy, Limbaugh’s Thwarted Theory, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney’s Bain Capital controversy and Maine’s governor making another Nazi comparison.

Posted on Jul 12, 2012 READ MORE



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Misdiagnosing Romney’s Campaign

Could it be that Mitt Romney is correct from a strategic point of view to tell us little about what he’d do as president?

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 READ MORE



Romney Booed at NAACP Speech, Lower Taxes and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including the Republicans’ 33rd(!) attempt to repeal Obamacare and gay marriage getting put to a vote in Maryland.

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 READ MORE



AP/Jae C. Hong

Job by Job

The effort to reduce unemployment is a grueling plant-by-plant, job-by-job process conducted by those seeking work, business people and local officials operating far from the media spotlight and simplistic rhetoric of the political campaign.

Posted on Jul 11, 2012 READ MORE


Political Baggage

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Posted on Jul 10, 2012 READ MORE


Whiteout

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GOP’s Demographic Problem, Koch Brothers’ Donors and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including John Boehner’s change of heart on Romney and a re-enactment of a Hamptons fundraiser for “The Great Mittsby.”

Posted on Jul 10, 2012 READ MORE


Opening Ceremonies

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Posted on Jul 9, 2012 READ MORE



Perry Compares Medicaid to Titanic, Trump to Be Honored, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt’s impressive June fundraising haul and Florida GOP Rep. Allen West’s latest controversial comment.

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 READ MORE



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Krugman: What Is Wealthy Mitt Hiding?

“Like father, like son” the old saying goes. But according to New York Times columnist Paul Krugman’s latest Op-Ed, Mitt Romney is nothing like George Romney, as far as wealth and the disclosure of it are concerned. And that is not a good thing.

Posted on Jul 9, 2012 READ MORE


Xing Delaware

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Posted on Jul 8, 2012 READ MORE



GOP Congressman Quits, Romney VP Guessing Game and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Herman Cain’s alleged former mistress speaking out and Rep. Joe Walsh facing off with a CNN anchor over his disparaging remarks about military veteran Tammy Duckworth.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 READ MORE


The Money Manager

You can conduct byzantine transactions through opaque investment accounts and private corporations in offshore tax havens such as Bermuda and the Cayman Islands. Or you can credibly run for president at a time of great economic distress. I don’t think you can do both.

Posted on Jul 6, 2012 READ MORE



Ron and Rand Crusade, Darker View for Pa. Voters, and More

A look at the day’s political happenings, including Mitt Romney’s record-breaking month of fundraising and Stephen Colbert on what it means to be an American.

Posted on Jul 5, 2012 READ MORE


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