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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney speaks during a campaign rally with his running mate Rep. Paul Ryan and campaign surrogate Sen. Rob Portman. (Photo: AP/Al Behrman)

Romney's latest talking point is untrue. But why stop now?

10/15/12 01:53PM

For those of you who follow politics and the the economy closely—especially if you're also a Democrat—Rep. Paul Ryan's assertion during last Thursday's debate that the unemployment rate is going up "all around America" was enough to make you shake your head in disbelief. It might have even made you shake your fists at... read more

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Ryan drops endorsement of Wisc. lawmaker who said 'some girls rape easy'

10/11/12 06:45PM

Republican vice presidential nominee Paul Ryan dropped his endorsement of a Wisconsin state lawmaker who is under fire for controversial remarks he made about rape. State Rep. Roger Rivard recently told a local newspaper that his father told him "some girls, they rape so easy," as a way to warn him that women could consent to sex but... read more

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Romney family rumored to have held campaign 'intervention' pre-debate

10/09/12 07:17PM

Politico reports that before the first debate, the Romney family held an "intervention" with Mitt to tell him that his campaign strategy wasn't working. Campaign insiders told Politico's Mike Allen and Jim Vandehei that the candidate's image was in need of softening, and that his strategists had privately acknowledged... read more

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Right-wing group accused of voter intimidation

10/08/12 08:00PM

The right-wing group “True the Vote” first faced accusations of voter intimidation in 2010. For the 2012 election they claim to be training one million new poll watchers. Rep. Elijah Cummings, D-Md., launched an investigation into the group and joins... watch

Obama fires back at Romney’s Wall Street plan

Obama fires back at Romney’s Wall Street plan

10/08/12 08:00PM

Mitt Romney has boxed himself in on a number of issues, such as Wall Street reform. President Obama criticized Romney’s plan to cut taxes for the wealthy and roll back Wall Street regulations. Will the president’s criticisms keep Romney in the box he’s... watch

Early voting underway

Early voting underway

10/08/12 08:00PM

California, Arizona, and Indiana kick off early voting this week and join 34 other states that are already voting. Rev. Al Sharpton explains what the early requests for ballots say about each presidential candidate’s chances. watch

Romney goes all in as a moderate

Romney goes all in as a moderate

10/08/12 08:00PM

After going to the far right during the primaries, Mitt Romney is suddenly changing his tune and trying to appeal to moderates. Rep. Jan Schakowsky, D-Ill., and Michelle Cottle of Newsweek Daily Beast discuss Romney’s sudden shift. watch

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Romney's vagueness in the first debate could make Ryan's job harder

10/04/12 08:08PM

Next week, before round two of the Obama versus Romney debates, vice presidential contenders Paul Ryan and Joe Biden will go head to head. On Thursday's PoliticsNation, host Rev. Al Sharpton noted that Romney's decision to move towards the center in Wednesday night's debate could spell trouble for Ryan.... read more

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