| Jan 24, 2012
| 8:15 AM
Jay Hancock's column "Missing the point about Romney" (Jan. 22) should be required reading in every economics class, and of course for every voter.
The issue is not that Mitt Romney is rich or even that he paid low tax rates on his riches. The real issue...
| Jan 24, 2012
| 12:08 PM
What a difference a primary makes.
New polling data shows a remarkable erosion of support for Mitt Romney in just a matter of days, both among Republican voters he's appealing to now and the all-important independents he'd need in a general election....
| Jan 25, 2012
As Newt Gingrich lashes out at "liberal elites," Mitt Romney is casting the 2012 campaign as "free enterprise on trial" -- and Mr. Romney defines free enterprise as achieving success through "risk-taking." U.S. Chamber of Commerce President Tom Donahue,...
| Dec 3, 2011
| 7:23 PM
Shortly after Mitt Romney resigned from Bain Capital in 1999 to run the Olympics in Salt Lake City, potential investors received a prospectus touting the extraordinary profits earned by the private equity firm that Romney controlled for 15 years....
| Dec 12, 2011
| 10:02 AM
With polls tightening in New Hampshire, Mitt Romney and Newt Gingrich sparred over their private sector experience Monday as they campaigned less than 20 miles apart, each insisting that they would ultimately become the Republican presidential nominee....
| Dec 17, 2011
| 8:53 AM
Campaigning in South Carolina on Saturday, Mitt Romney once again questioned Newt Gingrich’s work for the mortgage giant Freddie Mac, but mainly reserved his fire for President Obama – accusing him of failing to effectively corral Congress...
| Dec 22, 2011
| 10:51 AM
Facing increasing scrutiny over the profits he made while working in private equity, Mitt Romney said Thursday he took advantage of opportunities to save on his taxes on that income like anyone else would. But just what those opportunities were is unclear...
| Jan 27, 2012
Two major political events shared center stage this week -- the traditional presidential State of the Union address and what could be a showdown in Florida in the fight for the Republican presidential nomination. The contrast between the tones of the...
| Jan 31, 2012
| 2:38 PM
President Obama added nearly 100 fundraising heavy-hitters -- among them Hollywood stars and financial titans -- to his reelection effort in the fourth quarter of last year, according to a list released by his campaign today.
In all, the campaign...
| Feb 2, 2012
| 8:48 AM
Donald Trump plans to announce his support for GOP frontrunner Mitt Romney on Thursday, a source close to the Romney campaign confirms.
The real estate mogul and outsized media personality is set to make an official announcement of his endorsement...
| Feb 6, 2012
| 3:00 AM
Years ago, a friend told me a story from her days living in South America. The movie "Wayne's World" had come out, and she went to see it. She spoke English, but it was interesting to read the Spanish subtitles.
For instance, early in the film, Wayne...