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Mitt Romney Works to Shed 'Loser' Tag

He aims for GOP kingmaker role

(Newser) - Eric Cantor may be comforted to learn that a canny GOP politician can shed the "loser" tag in less than two years, if Mitt Romney's recent progress is anything to go by. Romney has been quietly rebuilding his political brand since his 2012 loss and aims to... More »

What to Watch for in Today's 'Super Tuesday'

6 states hold primary voting

(Newser) - It's Super Tuesday—well, the 2014 midterm version, at least. Today sees voting in Arkansas, Georgia, Idaho, Kentucky, Oregon, and Pennsylvania, Politico reports. Among the races to watch:
  • In Kentucky, Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell faces off against Matt Bevin, and there's little doubt McConnell will win the
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Romney: Raise Minimum Wage

He thinks Republicans should be big backers of idea

(Newser) - Mitt Romney not only disagrees with the Republican establishment on the need to raise the minimum wage, he thinks the GOP is hurting its own future by opposing the idea, reports the LA Times . "I part company with many of the conservatives in my party on the issue,"... More »

Clay Aiken Leads NC Race by Insanely Thin Margin

Meanwhile, establishment candidate crushes NC Tea Party candidate

(Newser) - Voters got their first chance to weigh in on Clay Aiken's political career yesterday, and it wasn't exactly a rousing success. Aiken currently holds an incredibly slim lead over his Democratic primary opponent in North Carolina's 2nd District, with 40.83% of the vote to Keith Crisco'... More »

McCaul: Malaysia 'Wasted a Week'

And Jimmy Carter thinking Big Brother is probably watching his inbox

(Newser) - Malaysian officials "spent way too much time" looking for Flight 370 in the wrong places, charged House Homeland Security chair Michael McCaul this morning on Fox News Sunday. "We wasted a week of precious time at the mountain region when all along it’s been in the southern... More »

Romney: Obama's Timing Is Just Dreadful

In op-ed, former candidate takes on president's foreign policy

(Newser) - Pundits have lately been lining up to second-guess President Obama's foreign policy, and the latest to do so is the guy who wanted Obama's job. In an op-ed in the Wall Street Journal today, Mitt Romney laments that America's hands seem tied everywhere from Crimea to North... More »

Romney: In Hillary 2016, Bill Is 'Not Relevant'

Addressed gay marriage, Sochi

(Newser) - If Hillary Clinton is the Democrats' nominee in 2016, Bill hasn't got anything to do with it, says Mitt Romney. "I don't think Bill Clinton is as relevant as Hillary Clinton," he says, as per Politico . "Hillary Clinton will have plenty to discuss about her... More »

Romney Slow-Jams With Fallon

The 'Mitt man' probably won't be launching a rap career

(Newser) - "You gotta listen to the Mitt man," intones Jimmy Fallon, as he and Mitt Romney slow-jammed the news last night. Fallon worked in some digs about "47%" and the like, but Romney laughed along. Real Clear Politics has a few other clips from his visit, which included... More »

Romney to MSNBC: It's All Good

Accepts Melissa Harris-Perry's apology for making fun of grandkid

(Newser) - Mitt Romney decidedly turned the other cheek today, embracing an MSNBC host's apology after a furor erupted when she joked about his black grandson. "I think it's a heartfelt apology, and I think for that reason we hold no ill will whatsoever," he told Fox News ... More »

MSNBC Host: Sorry I Joked About Black Romney Grandson

Jokey Melissa Harris-Perry segment sparks backlash

(Newser) - MSNBC host Melissa Harris-Perry offered a belated apology today for a Sunday segment in which she and her panelists poked fun at a photo of Mitt Romney's family that included Romney holding his recently adopted African-American grandson, Kieran, CNN reports. Harris-Perry showed the photo as part of her "... More »

Trailer for MITT Documentary Shows a Very Human Romney

Netflix film debuts next month

(Newser) - Netflix released the trailer today for its Mitt Romney documentary airing next month, and "we get a glimpse of the candidate his aides wish the public had gotten to see more," observes Emma Roller at Slate . That is: funny, droll, emotional, and human. It opens with a shot... More »

Mitt Romney Would Win Election Do-Over: Poll

Obama's numbers looking bad in wake of health care rollout

(Newser) - Just how bad are things for President Obama a year into his second term? So bad that if the American people got a mulligan on the 2012 election, there's a good shot we'd be looking at a President Romney. A Washington Post - ABC News poll reveals that... More »

Romney: Obama's Lie Is Rotting 2nd Term

Prez's biggest mistake was telling people they could keep health plans

(Newser) - Mitt Romney knows a little something about health care reform, and he threw his two cents on the pile today, saying President Obama "failed to learn the lessons" of Massachusetts. Romney took issue with Obama's "one-size-fits-all" approach, notes Politico , adding that reform should have been left to... More »

Romney's New Home to Have Secret Room

Which, thanks to the 'Salt Lake Tribune,' isn't so secret anymore

(Newser) - Who knew the analysis of architectural records could be so scintillating? The Salt Lake Tribune obtained those very records for Mitt Romney's not-yet-built home in Holladay, Utah, and made a fascinating discovery: a secret room. And yes, it's actually hidden behind a bookcase. As the paper explains, the... More »

Romneys Voted Against Mitt Running, 10-2

Even the would-be candidate voted no: Dan Balz book

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's entrance into the 2012 race was apparently no easy decision. Around Christmas of 2010, he and his family voted on whether he should run. Of 12 votes, 10 were nays—including Romney's own, the Huffington Post reports, per Washington Post reporter Dan Balz's upcoming book,... More »

Privacy, We Hardly Knew Ye

Facebook is reverting us to a pre-urban state: David Frum

(Newser) - Between Facebook and cell phone videos that propel any unguarded moment into a viral one, we spend a fair amount of time these days bemoaning the loss of privacy. But the truth is, privacy has only existed for a matter of decades, writes David Frum at CNN . "For most... More »

Romney: 'I Utterly Reject Pessimism'

He makes not-so-triumphant return to CPAC convention

(Newser) - Mitt Romney didn't exactly get an all-star slot at the CPAC convention, but he used his 15 minutes this afternoon to thank the group for its support ("You touched my heart again") and to express confidence that Republicans, and the country, will bounce back, reports USA Today... More »

CPAC Not Exactly Excited About Romney Speech

Ex-candidate will get 15 minutes

(Newser) - CPAC's theme this year is "America's Future: The Next Generation of Conservatives." Which must be pretty awkward for Mitt Romney, who will be speaking there today, given that he's neither, Politico points out. Romney will be given only 15 minutes to speak, and the prospect... More »

Romney's '47%' Filmer: You Can Thank Bill Clinton

Former prez inspired barman to bring camera to Mitt event

(Newser) - President Obama has Bill Clinton to thank—indirectly—for the 47% tape that helped doom Mitt Romney's campaign, the Huffington Post finds. The bartender who filmed Romney's now-infamous remarks at a private fundraiser had worked at an event where Clinton shook hands with all the staff and posed... More »

Romney Takes Post at Son's Equity Firm

Mitt returns to private sector

(Newser) - If the public sector won't have him , Mitt Romney is fine returning to the private one: He is taking a new post with son Tagg's venture capital firm, reports NBC News . Romney will serve as chair of Solamere Capital's executive committee, which translates into about a week... More »

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