Romney 2012

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Romney Losing 11 'Likes' Per Minute

But he still has 12M fans on Facebook

(Newser) - One of the consequences of losing a presidential election in the age of Facebook: You lose a lot of "likes," too. Mitt Romney has been getting "unliked" on Facebook at quite a quick clip, CNN reports. When the Washington Post took a look at his Facebook page... More »

GOP Donors Bash Romney's 'JV Operation'

Fingerpointing begins among donors, advisers, Christie

(Newser) - Mitt Romney began his first day after losing the presidential election at a breakfast with donors in Boston, and ended it by leaving a final staff meeting in his son's car, no Secret Service security detail in sight. At the breakfast, he blamed superstorm Sandy for a loss of... More »


A list of the red states in this year's election

(Newser) - The AP reported that Mitt Romney was feeling pretty optimistic about his chances tonight, so much so that he had written a 1,118-word victory speech—and hadn't prepared a concession speech. But the win went to Obama, though Romney managed to take the following states and 206 Electoral... More »

Candidates Make Final Push

Obama, Romney have packed schedules on last day of campaign

(Newser) - With Election Day looming tomorrow, President Obama and Mitt Romney are making their final cases:
  • Both have rallies scheduled in that oh-so-important of states, Ohio, today. Obama is also visiting Wisconsin and Iowa, while Romney will hit Florida, Virginia, and New Hampshire, the AP reports. Romney has also been making
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How Romney May Be Linked to Meningitis Outbreak

Salon looks at his lax regulation

(Newser) - Less than a week before Election Day, a potential hit to Mitt Romney’s campaign: Salon reports that the recent meningitis outbreak in the US can be linked to Romney’s failure to regulate when he served as governor of Massachusetts. Numerous problems had been reported at the New England... More »

How Romney Used Mormon Church to Defer Taxes

Bloomberg reports on loophole he used

(Newser) - Since 1996, Mitt Romney has been deferring some of his taxes through something called a charitable remainder unitrust, a tax shelter Congress cracked down on little more than a year after Romney set his up. As Bloomberg describes it, the trust “allowed rich people to take advantage of the... More »

Romney White House Gives Health Insurers Fits

Industry could fave upheaval if he repeals ObamaCare

(Newser) - CEOs of big health insurance companies are surely salivating for a Mitt Romney presidency, right? Not necessarily, the AP reports. Though the insurance industry is no big fan of certain parts of ObamaCare, it has invested tens of millions preparing for it—and it stands to make scads of dollars... More »

Today's Real Bombshell: Mitt Romney Spray Tans

Yep, that's definitely bigger than Donald Trump's Obama announcement

(Newser) - You were promised a bombshell today, and perhaps you were disappointed . Well, as long as you don't care which candidate that bombshell is about, we think we can make you feel a little bit better … because BuzzFeed finally revealed today the secret to Mitt Romney's healthy glow:... More »

Eastwood Stars in Pro-Romney Ad

And Bruce Springsteen writes a song for Obama

(Newser) - Less than two weeks to election day, and celebrities are really stepping it up for their preferred candidates. On the Romney side, Clint Eastwood appears in the latest ad from pro-Mitt super PAC American Crossroads, Politico reports. "If someone doesn't get the job done, you have to hold... More »

Log Cabin Republicans Endorse Romney, With Qualifications

Group disagrees with Mitt on gay marriage

(Newser) - Log Cabin Republicans, the largest GOP group representing LGBT interests, has endorsed Mitt Romney for president despite his opposition to gay marriage. "It is clear that in today’s economic climate, concern for the future of our country must be the highest priority," says the group's executive... More »

New Ann Coulter Brouhaha: Mitt Nice to 'Retard' Obama

Even fellow conservatives are outraged

(Newser) - Ann Coulter must have been feeling ignored, because she's dropped a bomb that's managed to anger even her fellow conservatives. Last night after live-tweeting the debate, Coulter posted , "I highly approve of Romney's decision to be kind and gentle to the retard." Among her critics:... More »

Electing Mitt Would Reward Bad Behavior

The GOP hasn't played fair since 2008: Steve Kornacki

(Newser) - Regardless of how you feel about Mitt Romney's policies, there's a big reason not to vote for him: A Romney win would reward the bad behavior the Republican Party has exhibited over the past four years, writes Steve Kornacki at Salon . After President Obama was elected, the GOP... More »

Anti-Romney Billboard Rips Mormon 'Bigotry'

Meanwhile, Ohio takes down voter fraud billboards

(Newser) - Mitt Romney's Mormon faith hasn't been much of an issue this election, but American Atheists is trying to make it one. The group is sending out a mobile billboard reading "No Blacks Allowed (until 1978)" and "No Gays Allowed (Current)" to follow Romney for the next... More »

What to Expect at Tonight's Debate

Foreign policy clash will be tough one for Romney

(Newser) - With the candidates tied at one debate win each—and 47% of the vote, according to a new poll —don't expect either man to pull any punches in tonight's foreign policy showdown in Florida. Pundits think President Obama has the edge, but he is by no means... More »

Orlando Sentinel Switches to Romney

Florida paper had endorsed Obama last time around

(Newser) - Good news for Mitt Romney out of the battleground state of Florida: After endorsing President Obama in 2008, the Orlando Sentinel is backing Romney this time around, CNN reports. Its reasons: "anemic" economic growth and the increasing poverty rate. "We have little confidence that Obama would be more... More »

Conservatives Pile on Candy Crowley

Rush accuses her of 'journalistic terrorism'

(Newser) - One person who definitely did not win the presidential debate this week was Candy Crowley—at least as far as conservatives are concerned. Right-wingers are claiming the take-charge moderator deliberately helped Barack Obama look good, reports CBS News . "Crowley's behavior goes beyond despicable as it was a blatant... More »

Fact-Checking Last Night's Debate

Obama, Romney both played a little loose with the truth

(Newser) - As usual, the truth took a bit of a beating in last night's presidential debate. At least one fact was checked during the debate —Obama's assertion that he did, indeed, use the term "act of terror" to describe the attack on the US consulate in Libya... More »

Aggressive Obama Edges 2nd Debate

Prez made vital comeback from Denver disaster, pundits say

(Newser) - President Obama actually showed up for the second debate, and while the feisty contest was nowhere near as one-sided as his Denver defeat, most pundits say that the president made the comeback he needed. Some 46% of viewers thought Obama won the debate, while 39% called it for Mitt Romney,... More »

Now Jay-Z Does Pro-Obama Ad

Plus: ScarJo, Eva, Kerry are quite unhappy with Romney's politics

(Newser) - President Obama brought in the big guns for his latest video: Jay-Z. The rapper appears in a new, nearly 2-minute video for the Obama campaign that's basically a mutual lovefest. "When the president got into office initially, what he represented to a nation of kids was hope,"... More »

Romney, Ryan Smack Obama on China

Romney would label China currency manipulator 'on day one'

(Newser) - Both Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan had harsh words today for President Obama's handling of the US relationship with China, after the US Treasury announced that it would delay a regular foreign exchange report—which includes the possibility of naming China a currency manipulator—until after the election, NBC... More »

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