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 "Mitt Romney":

"… on exit polls showed that President Barack Obama dominated Republican Mitt Romney in urban areas, winning about 69 percent of the vote in big cities and abo …"

"… sly, Fortes had worked on “lead advance and operations” for Republican Mitt Romney’s 2002 gubernatorial campaign, according to his LinkedIn profile. When R …"

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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 "Vermont":

"… National Republican Senatorial Committee and Republican state parties from Vermont, Oklahoma, Massachusetts and Idaho. Through June 30, Romney Victory Inc. …"

Expenditure profile: Mentzer Media

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the media buying firm

Excerpts from this story referencing "Restore Our Future":

"… Year founded: 1991 Principals: Bruce Mentzer (founder) Clients: Restore Our Future Americans for Prosperity American Future Fund Crossroads GPS American …"

"… able customers during the 2012 election were the pro-Mitt Romney super PAC Restore Our Future and the conservative super PAC American Crossroads, which was co-founded b …"

Top 5 super PAC donors by industry

Investing, casinos top list thanks to billionaires' donations.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Securities and Exchange Commission":

"… sonal injury lawsuits against Valhi subsidiary NL Industries, according to Securities and Exchange Commission filings.Industry’s interests: Keeping the costs of environmental and saf …"

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 "Jeb Bush":

"… n the current immigration system.Over the weekend, former GOP Florida Gov. Jeb Bush warned his party that it had to get with the nation’s changing demograph …"

FACT CHECK: Romney Hijacks Credibility

By FactCheck.Org

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

Excerpts from this story referencing "Obama":

"… anization’s credibility.In this example, the Romney ad attacks President Obama’s mandate requiring employers to provide health insurance that includes …"

"… ion. It attributes to the San Antonio Express-News the words: “Obama’s Insurance Decision Declares War on Religion.”But the newspaper didn …"

"… ted by veterans, claimed that the Washington Post said Obama had “shameless gall” to use Osama bin Laden’s death to score politic …"

"… ne over a piece by a long-time Republican operative and lobbyist. A recent Obama ad hijacks CNN’s credibility by attributing the opinions of tw …"

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.

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 "Utah":

"… rganized the 2002 games. Bullock, who is now a private equity executive in Utah, is likewise a Romney campaign donor.Bullock gave $2,500 to Romney’s cam …"

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 "Utah":

"… art of an attempt to curry favor and secure a hospitality contract for the Utah games.Ten International Olympic Committee members resigned or were dismiss …"

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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 "politician":

"… al criticisms aimed at casting each opponent as little more than a typical politician. Each candidate is seeking to sully his rival's integrity in hopes of gain …"

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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 "Eric Holder":

"… Hispanics to vote. At the NAACP convention a day earlier, Attorney General Eric Holder labeled those laws as "poll taxes" - a reference to the fees used in some …"

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 "Eric Fehrnstrom":

"… ments amounted to a shift in position. Earlier in the week, senior adviser Eric Fehrnstrom said Romney viewed the mandate as a penalty, a fee or a fine — not a tax …"

Scandalized DOE loan program has Romney connection

By Michael Beckel

Scandalized federal loan program was lobbied by Romney fundraiser.

Excerpts from this story referencing "Rick Santorum":

"… Romney was still locked in a primary battle with former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum and former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich. According to campaign docu …"

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 "Tennessee":

"… ture sets its sights further down the road, airing in Super Tuesday states Tennessee and Oklahoma, as well as two states that vote a week after that, Alabama a …"

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 "Boston":

"… toric Longfellow Bridge that spans the Charles River between Cambridge and Boston. The landmark is seen in many movies and television shows.Romney's transpo …"

"… e Big Dig project that buried Interstate 93 in tunnels underneath downtown Boston.Massachusetts, which had its own office of state-federal relations in  …"

"… ney joined the state's big construction companies and contractors at a big Boston fundraising event in 2003 honoring Rep. Don Young, the Alaska Republican w …"

"… ill moved through Congress. Young netted more than $50,000, according to a Boston Globe story at the time.During his campaign, Romney plays up his anti-earm …"

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 "Minnesota":

"… enatorial Committee and $2,500 to failed GOP presidential candidate former Minnesota Gov. Tim Pawlenty, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.Rogers …"

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 "Boston Globe":

"… sident in 2003, barely six months into his Massachusetts governorship. The Boston Globe has reported that long-time Bain associate Robert White met with Republica …"

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 "Massachusetts":

"… their own decisions about whether to get an abortion. She noted that under Massachusetts law, 16-year-old girls either needed one parent’s consent for an abortio …"

"… n.Romney disagreed.Romney, 2002: "I will not change any provisions of Massachusetts’ pro-choice laws. And with regards to this issue of age of consent, it i …"

"… ng, one can go to a judge or justice to get that permission. And so far in Massachusetts history when a young woman has gone to a judge, not one single time has th …"

"… rich’s campaign ad goes after Romney for raising “fees and taxes” in Massachusetts.The ad says Romney “refused to support” the Bush tax cuts when he was …"

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 "Center for Responsive Politics":

"… om individuals and organizations in the financial sector, according to the Center for Responsive Politics. And nearly half of the early money raised by the pro-Romney group was fro …"

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 "Rick Santorum":

"… ions” leadership PAC gave $3,500 to Haley. “America’s Foundation,” Rick Santorum’s leadership PAC, also gave Haley $3,500 as well as $3,500 to another Re …"

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 "announcer":

"… tal. There’s even a brief shot of a human body being dragged away as the announcer says Romney bought companies and “got rid of what he couldn’t use.”B …"

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 "Boston Globe":

"… me, Romney was running against Sen. Ted Kennedy in Massachusetts. The Boston Globe also pointed out that while his aides said he didn’t plan to s …"

"… the weakest opponent for the Republican.” But he also had told the Boston Globe in 1994 that he chose to vote in the Democratic primary because Tsong …"

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 "Texas":

"… roduced by Barry Bennett, a former consultant to a super PAC that supports Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Bennett said the material for the movie came from opposit …"

"… andfired 275 employees as part of a consolidation with operations in Texas. Given that Bain made its initial investment nearly three years before tha …"

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 "Birth control":

"… ate who headed a 6,000-member group in Chicago and told the Globe: “Birth control is the kissing cousin of abortion.”It’s worth noting that many states …"

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