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 "Federal Election Commission":

"… naire with wide-ranging business, media and reformist political interests, Federal Election Commission records indicate. The agency is now asking Romney's committee why it hasn …"

Expenditure profile: Mentzer Media

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the media buying firm

Excerpts from this story referencing "Ed Gillespie":

"… n Crossroads, which was co-founded by Republican strategists Karl Rove and Ed Gillespie. The firm works closely with McCarthy Hennings Media Inc. Mentzer was the …"

Top 5 super PAC donors by industry

Investing, casinos top list thanks to billionaires' donations.

Daily Disclosure: Let the debate spin begin

By Rachael Marcus

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Barack Obama":

"… ows clips edited together of GOP nominee Mitt Romney criticizing President Barack Obama on the deficit, middle class income, health care and other issues while th …"

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 "California":

"… the sprint to the finish, the GOP standard-bearer might consider the 2010 California gubernatorial campaign of Meg Whitman, a Romney supporter. In a blitz of S …"

"… al that would offer young illegal immigrants some relief.Two years ago, in California, a similar balancing act blew up in Meg Whitman’s face during a debate i …"

"… s in Spanish calling Whitman "a two-faced woman."Whitman lost in California, for various reasons, including the Latino vote, which is about one-fifth …"

"… f the state’s electorate. Polls showed that between 64 and 80 percent of California’s Latino voters voted Democrat in 2010. Last Friday, Univision …"

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 "Bain Capital":

"… ominee Mitt Romney, condemning his actions when he was chairman and CEO of Bain Capital and linking the private equity firm's buyout of a steel company to a woman …"

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.

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.
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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 "Bain Capital":

"… date's statements about when he gave up control of the private equity firm Bain Capital. President Barack Obama's campaign seized on the discrepancies Thursday to …"

"… ma campaign "a lie" and asserted that job outsourcing wasn't the policy at Bain Capital when Romney was in charge. Even as it sought the upper hand …"

"… in attacks on Romney's business record. Romney helped found Bain Capital in 1984. The private equity firm invested in various companies, often rest …"

"… on. Romney eventually negotiated a retirement agreement with Bain Capital in 2002. The agreement was made retroactive to February 1999. …"

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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 "Joe Biden":

"… t that year, Sen. John McCain. The president has dispatched Vice President Joe Biden to address the group on Thursday. Obama is scheduled to address the Nation …"

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 "John McCain":

"… gh the notion that he was under consideration was laughable to GOP nominee John McCain's campaign.Shrum, who worked on Massachusetts Sen. John Kerry's 2004 campa …"

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Kelly Ayotte":

"… ds with his wife, Ann. He also was joined by New Hampshire Republican Sen. Kelly Ayotte, a possible candidate for a running mate."I see you waterskiing!" one para …"

Scandalized DOE loan program has Romney connection

By Michael Beckel

Scandalized federal loan program was lobbied by Romney fundraiser.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Roy Blunt":

"… April, while Blunt collected $28,700. Notably, Blunt is the wife of Sen. Roy Blunt (R-Mo.), who has been one of Romney’s biggest boosters on Capitol Hill. …"

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 "Alabama":

"… Tennessee and Oklahoma, as well as two states that vote a week after that, Alabama and Mississippi.We dealt with a couple of these claims about Romney’s re …"

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'

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 "Bain Capital":

"… e it's happened before.In August, Ed Conard, a former managing director at Bain Capital, which Romney co-founded in 1984 along with two other Bain & Co. execu …"

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 "managing partner":

"… Commonwealth PACs. Stemberg is now with Highland Capital, a company whose managing partner joined with a Bain managing partner to buy the Boston Celtics basketball t …"

"… with Highland Capital, a company whose managing partner joined with a Bain managing partner to buy the Boston Celtics basketball team. Stemberg and his wife eventuall …"

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 "Bain Capital":

"… 2 Boston Globe report. Romney personally collected $473,000 when Bain Capital, which Romney once headed, sold the Damon Corp., to Corning Inc. in 1993. …"

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

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

By Rachael Marcus

South Carolina governor endorsed Romney after accepting contributions

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.

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 "Investment":

"… erged from bankruptcy in 2003 under the ownership of Crescent Capital Investments. The company had 3,198 full-time employees when it went public …"

"… Finley, Scott Blackburn and Eugene KielySourcesPhillips, Frank. “Romney Investment Surfaces in Probe, Bain Capital Profits Called into Question.” Boston Gl …"

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 "South Carolina":

"… . …"

"… “Baloney-O-Meter.” We found a bit of baloney in both.The ad airing in South Carolina misleadingly says that Romney “expanded access to abortion pills.” The …"

"… that the Democratic Legislature later passed.The ad, which began airing in South Carolina on Jan. 10, claims that after Romney switched his position in 2004 from pr …"

FACT CHECK: Romney’s shaky job claims

By FactCheck.Org

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

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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