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Romney's Bain playbook unclear as attacks grow

The core of his presidential candidacy under attack, Mitt Romney has yet to shape a playbook to defend a quarter-century in the business world that created great riches for himself and great hardship, at times, for some American workers....


Approach about faith questioned as Romney woos evangelicals

Likely Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's commencement speech at Liberty University this weekend dealt with issues of faith and spirituality in a broad sense, an approach that raises questions about how far he needs to go in discussing his Mormon faith this election cycle.


Michele Bachmann to endorse former rival Mitt Romney

While seeking the Republican nomination for president for much of last year, Michele Bachmann urged voters in her party to support her as the true conservative in the race — a plea that was an implicit dig at front-runner Mitt Romney.


Romney returning to New Hampshire to mark 'semi-official end' of GOP primary

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Five states are set to hold primaries in the race for the Republican nomination Tuesday, including Pennsylvania and New York, but Mitt Romney won't be spending his election night in any one of them.


Romney gets big endorsement before big speech

Mitt Romney got another expected but key endorsement Wednesday before heading to North Carolina to speak in the city where Democrats will nominate President Barack Obama for a second term later this year. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels, at one time considered a possible strong contender for the Republican presidential nomination, said on Fox News that he was backing the former Massachusetts governor.


What would Romney cut? Overheard conversation holds clues

In a talk with Florida donors, he singles out the Housing and Education departments but says he isn't ready to share specifics with voters. When President Obama told a Russian leader that he could be "more flexible" after the election — during what he thought was a private conversation — Mitt Romney came down like a hammer.


Mitt Romney warns NRA against an 'unrestrained' second-term Obama

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Mitt Romney drew a warm reception from the National Rifle Assn. on Friday as he attacked President Obama for “employing every imaginable ruse and ploy” to restrict gun rights, which Romney pledged not to do if elected in November.


Mitt Romney Files Extension For 2011 Tax Return

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Mitt Romney's campaign announced at 5:16 p.m. Friday that the presumptive GOP nominee has filed an extension for his 2011 tax return. "Sometime in the next six months, and prior to the election, Gov. Romney will file and release the 2011 return when there is sufficient information to provide an accurate return," wrote Romney spokeswoman Andrea Saul in an email to reporters. Six months from now would be Oct. 13, weeks before the election.


Rick Santorum says he's leaving presidential race

Rick Santorum Bows Out

Bowing to the inevitable, Rick Santorum quit the presidential campaign Tuesday, clearing the way for Mitt Romney to claim the Republican nomination. Santorum, appearing with his wife and family in his home state of Pennsylvania, told supporters the race for him was over, but the fight to defeat President Barack Obama would go on.


Ryan says no discussion of No. 2 spot with Romney

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A leading House Republican said Tuesday he hasn't had a discussion with Republican presidential front-runner Mitt Romney about taking the No. 2 spot on the ticket this fall. Wisconsin's Congressman Paul Ryan said the subject hasn't come up, but said he enjoys working with the former Massachusetts governor, whom he has endorsed.


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