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Top GOP Donors Focus Early on 3 Names

NYT says Jeb Bush, Chris Christie, and Mitt Romney are focus of talks

(Newser) - If you had to name the Democratic candidate in 2016, one name that ends in Clinton quickly comes to mind. But for Republicans? The Washington Post recently counted up no fewer than 23 potential candidates. Which might explain why the New York Times reports that the GOP's top donors... More »

22 Romney Staffers Had to OK Tweets

And Facebook posts, photos...

(Newser) - The fast-paced world of social media wasn't quite so speedy at the Mitt Romney presidential campaign. Sure, tweets may only be 140 characters at most, but they required the approval of 22 different people "towards the end of the campaign," a digital media campaign staffer says in... More »

Romneys Opening Center to Fight Brain Disease

Will focus on Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, and other ailments with no cure

(Newser) - Their legacy already established in politics, Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, are working to leave a lasting mark on neuroscience. Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital today will announce the launch of the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, a venture funded by the Romneys and their expansive... More »

Romney Explains His 'Mistake' in 47% Remarks

He directed them in response to one ranting supporter, forgetting the bigger picture

(Newser) - The day's buzziest political story is one from next week's New York Times ' Sunday Magazine with the provocative headline, "Mitt Isn't Ready to Call It Quits." The story by Mark Leibovich doesn't drop any 2016 bombshells, but it observes that Romney is "... More »

Cruz on ISIS: Obama Should 'Take Them Out'

GOP has lots of advice, even Feinstein says action 'overdue'

(Newser) - With President Obama's speech outlining his ISIS "game plan" coming Wednesday, there was no shortage of opinion today on the talk shows about what he should do. "What we ought to have is a directed, concerted, overwhelming campaign to take them out," Ted Cruz told ABC... More »

Jeb Bush Might Defy Mom for 2016 Run

Former Fla. governor sending mixed signals

(Newser) - Jeb Bush could be fundraising, taking part in debates, and traveling around the country just for the heck of it—or the former Florida governor could actually be planning a 2016 presidential run. There have been increasing whispers about that long-anticipated 2016 Bush-Hillary Clinton battle as Jeb's advisers are... More »

Mitt Romney in 2016?

Matt Lewis writes that he is poised for a comeback

(Newser) - In the usual lists of possible Republican candidates for 2016, one familiar name is generally off-limits: the 0-for-2 Mitt Romney. But not so fast, writes Matt Lewis at The Week . "There is reason to believe that a third try wouldn't be an absurd venture." For one thing,... More »

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 »

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