Will new super PAC turn urban voters Republican?

By Michael Beckel

Republican Robert L. Fortes, a former Boston city council candidate and charter school lobbyist, has formed a novel super PAC.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Scott Brown":

"… a 15-way primary race. Fortes then worked as a consultant for Republican Scott Brown during his initial 2010 U.S. Senate campaign, when Brown won an upset vict …"

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Did powerful Egyptian illegally donate to Romney?

By Dave Levinthal

FEC questions former GOP presidential nominee about contributions from Egyptian billionaire.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mitt Romney":

"… joint fundraising committee led by 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has yet to return a seemingly illegal Election Day campaign donation from …"

Expenditure profile: Mentzer Media

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the media buying firm

Top 5 super PAC donors by industry

Investing, casinos top list thanks to billionaires' donations.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Fannie Mae":

"… ts: The NAR wants to preserve the mortgage interest deduction, restructure Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac and raise the cap for credit union lending and Fannie- and …"

Daily Disclosure: Let the debate spin begin

By Rachael Marcus

Democratic and Republican spending groups attack presidential candidates' debate performances.

Romney balancing act on undocumented youth getting harder

By Susan Ferriss

A Romney adviser files suit, on eve of convention, to stop Obama's youth program for temporary reprieve from deportation and work permits.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Congress":

"… a “stop gap” measure only, and said that he’d sign the DREAM Act if Congress were to pass it. Romney has pushed a “self-deportation” line as a …"

"… he was developing an alternative to the DREAM Act that could be put before Congress.To curb criticism from the right, Rubio said his idea wouldn’t open a pa …"

"… oups, a strong GOP constituency, had taken a lead in efforts to try to get Congress to legalize their mostly Latino immigrant workforce — and their families …"

FACT CHECK: Romney Hijacks Credibility

By FactCheck.Org

A new RNC ad claims a Republican operative's editorial is real news

Daily Disclosure: Man links wife's cancer death to Bain buyout

By Alexandra Duszak

A Democratic super PAC continues to hammer Romney's history with Bain Capital, this time over health insurance.

Excerpts from this story referencing "steel mill":

"… oman's death from cancer.The ad features a former employee of a Bain-owned steel mill who says his wife put off visiting a doctor when she became ill because hi …"

Former Olympians praise Romney in ad — and pony up contributions

By Michael Beckel

Super PAC ads backing Romney feature Kristi Yamaguchi, also a contributor to the candidate.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Michigan":

"… ia buy and will air in the battleground states of Colorado, Florida, Iowa, Michigan, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Virginia and W …"

Pro-Romney super PAC donor part of Olympic scandal

By Michael Beckel

Donation to pro-Romney super PAC comes from company touched by scandal in 2002 Salt Lake games.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Margaret":

"… nd there, though.Company founder and chairman Sead Dizdarevic and his wife Margaret each donated $50,000 to Restore Our Future in January. And Jet Set Sports …"

"… is cycle. Similarly, in 2007, Sead Dizdarevic donated $2,300 to Romney and Margaret gave $1,900. This election, each has given $2,500 to Romney as he tries to …"

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Documents conflict on when Romney left Bain

By The Associated Press

Romney adviser Gillespie charges Obama campaign making false charge against former governor

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission":

"… lm when it sent jobs overseas. The documents, filed with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, place Romney in charge of Bain from 1999 to 2001, a period in which the c …"

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Romney faces NAACP, booed for hitting 'Obamacare'

By The Associated Press

Mitt Romney to make pitch to black voters at NAACP annual convention

Excerpts from this story referencing "U.S. Chamber of Commerce":

"… onless as the crowd jeered for 15 seconds. He then noted a survey from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce as support for his position, and was greeted with silence. R …"

Romney visits food bank in fire-stricken Colorado

By The Associated Press

Mitt Romney visits food bank in southern Colorado, visits with fire victims

Veepstakes include leaks, lies, auditions

By The Associated Press

Leaks, lies, auditions and trial balloons are all part of the big veepstakes sideshow

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ann Romney":

"… ments by Romney and his team are parsed for deeper meaning.What to make of Ann Romney's remark this past week that women are under consideration? What about Rom …"

Romney calls Obama's health care requirement a tax

By The Associated Press

Romney says Obama health care mandate is a tax, maintains that Mass. mandate is not a tax

Scandalized DOE loan program has Romney connection

By Michael Beckel

Scandalized federal loan program was lobbied by Romney fundraiser.

FACT CHECK: Pro-Romney super PAC hits Santorum with misleading claims

By FactCheck.Org

TV ad from Restore Our Future makes misleading claims about GOP candidate Rick Santorum

Excerpts from this story referencing "800 line-item":

"… es for fiscal years 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 totaled 707 of the more than 800 line-item vetoes that Romney had issued. Massachusetts’ Legislature, the General C …"

Romney flip-flops on use of earmarks

By The Associated Press

Romney the presidential nominee is anti-earmark, but as governor, Mass. had many 'high priority projects'

Excerpts from this story referencing "Colorado":

"… ks.Romney stepped up his attacks after losses to Santorum in in Minnesota, Colorado and Missouri, branding Santorum as a big-spending Washington ins …"

Another Bain exec revealed as man behind corporate donor to pro-Romney super PAC

By Michael Beckel

Mystery corporate donor to super PAC supporting Romney is former Bain executive

Excerpts from this story referencing "Carl Forti":

"… ctoral prospects. It is run by several of Romney's former aides, including Carl Forti, Romney’s 2008 political director; Larry McCarthy, a member of Romney’ …"

Bain execs spent nearly $5 million on Romney’s White House runs, records show

By Anne Farris Rosen

Current and former Bain Capital execs and family spend nearly $5 million to help Romney win White House

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rick Santorum":

"… sed the contributions to launch ads attacking candidates Newt Gingrich and Rick Santorum.The state-level contributions have at times gone to local officials, like …"

FACT CHECK: The Gingrich counterattack in Florida

By FactCheck.Org

The Gingrich side has finally begun to fight back with TV attack ads of its own in Florida

Excerpts from this story referencing "Pacific Research Institute":

"… nbsp;opinion piece in Forbes written by Sally Pipes, president of the Pacific Research Institute — a conservative think tank that describes itself as a champion of “fr …"

PAC profile: Our Destiny

By Aaron Mehta

Quick stats on the super PAC, supporting Huntsman

PAC profile: Restore Our Future

By Rachael Marcus

Quick stats on 2012's top super PAC, supporting Mitt Romney

Excerpts from this story referencing "prominent Mormon businessman":

"… i Publishing, which share an address in Provo, Utah. They are connected to prominent Mormon businessman Steve Lund, the vice chairman of the board of nutrition and cosmetics comp …"

S.C. governor got $62,500 from Romney-affiliated PACs

By Rachael Marcus

South Carolina governor endorsed Romney after accepting contributions

Excerpts from this story referencing "Mike Huckabee":

"… 8, ceding it to winner Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, who came in a close second. South Carolina’s significant population of …"

FACT CHECK: Mitt the Ripper?

By FactCheck.Org

Stephen Colbert's 'Americans for a Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow' PAC bring comedy into presidential nominee race

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bain Capital":

"… Mitt the Ripper” a “serial killer” because of his record as head of Bain Capital. There’s even a brief shot of a human body being dragged away as the ann …"

"… riticism of a video by a pro-Newt Gingrich super PAC, Romney had left Bain Capital before the demise of either of those companies. In fact, Bain purchas …"

"… tcy.Also featured is a headline from the Kansas City Star — “Bain Capital Tied to Bankruptcy.” That news story refers to GST Industries Inc., a st …"

FACT CHECK: Gingrich makes a French connection

By FactCheck.Org

Ad brings up a donation Romney gave to the Democratic party in 1992.

Excerpts from this story referencing "web video":

"… son  …"

FACT CHECK: Facts Strained in ‘King of Bain’

By FactCheck.Org

Pro-Gingrich super PAC offers one-sided, distorted view of Romney’s years at Bain Capital in a 28-minute 'doc'

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bain Capital":

"… misleading view of Mitt Romney’s years leading the venture capital firm Bain Capital.Interspersed with appropriately eerie music, the video focuses on four Bai …"

"… ck prices after the circuit board company went public. But Romney had left Bain Capital a year before any layoffs and a public stock offering that ultimately nett …"

"… her private equity house.More broadly, the video presents a myopic view of Bain Capital, cherry-picking some of the worst Bain outcomes to portray Bain in the wor …"

"… outcomes to portray Bain in the worst possible light. Romney’s record at Bain Capital also includes some success stories (see Staples and Sports Authority, to n …"

FACT CHECK: Gingrich’s ‘baloney’-filled attacks on Romney

By FactCheck.Org

New ad and web video from Gingrich make misleading claims about the GOP front-runner

Excerpts from this story referencing "web video":

"… upreme Court rulings on what is required of Medicaid coverage.Gingrich’s web video lacks context when it claims that Romney raised taxes and fees “on gun o …"

"… pro-abortion rights to anti-abortion, “he governed pro-abortion.” The web video, titled “Pious Baloney,” went up on YouTube on Jan. 9 and is part of a …"

"… he signed a law that included “taxpayer-funded abortions.”The Gingrich web video says that Romney “used taxpayers funds to pay for abortions.” Again, t …"

FACT CHECK: Romney’s shaky job claims

By FactCheck.Org

Former Mass. governor used unproven, misleading facts to hail his job creation prowess

Excerpts from this story referencing "Bain Capital":

"… ven, and the second is misleading.It’s true that the private equity firm Bain Capital, which Romney headed from 1984 to 1999, invested in many companies that we …"

And now, left-wing Mitt Romney, out of context and in French

By Josh Israel and Aaron Mehta

A new political ad, entitled 'French Mitt Romney,' shows a video of the presidential candidate speaking in French, poorly

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