Tape recorded at private fundraiser and given to Mother Jones magazine by anonymous source
Romney says it’s not his job to ‘worry about those people’
Candidate also joked he would be winning if he was Hispanic
Obama campaign hits back saying Republican has ‘disdainfully written off half the nation’
Romney’s 47 percent figure comes from a Tax Policy Center report that found 46.4 percent of American households do not pay federal income tax
Mitt Romney [...]
Attendees complained the underground venue “stank”, with perspiration “dripping off the walls” and the rooms too crowded to even see the former president.
One, who called it the “worst party ever” described how “angry people” were waiting in the queue outside while high-profile guests were admitted, and another condemned the event as “unpleasant”.
The evening had been intended as a fundraising event for the Clinton Foundation Millennium Network, which was set up [...]
PALM BEACH, Fla.—Mitt Romney, speaking at a private fundraising event on Sunday, offered the first details of deductions he would eliminate or limit in order to offset the income tax cut he has proposed for all taxpayers.
Mr. Romney, the presumptive Republican nominee for president, said he would eliminate or limit for high-earners the mortgage interest deduction for second homes, and likely would do the same for the state income [...]
Five Republicans have filed the necessary papers and $500 fee to qualify for the June 26 Utah presidential primary election, but with Rick Santorum dropping out of the race Tuesday, only four will be on the ballot.
Or possibly three.
Newt Gingrich’s check bounced.
Utah Elections Director Mark Thomas said a designated agent for the Gingrich campaign brought the filing papers and a check for $500 in March, but the state was notified [...]
Miguel Larios, 31, worked at the Aon Center where the race took place
Lost his job after posting ‘record-breaking’ time
A stair climbing champion who achieved a record-breaking time had a winning technique up his sleeve – taking the elevator.
Miguel Larios, 31, won the tough climb up the 62 storys of the Aon Center in downtown Los Angeles in an impressive seven minutes and 45 seconds.
Larios, who worked at the skyscraper, had [...]
Testing a re-election theme, President Barack Obama is telling donors during a fundraising rich tour of three western states that the country is suffering from an economic crisis and from a political crisis. “People are crying out for action,” he says.
Pointing to elements of his $447 billion jobs plan rejected by Republican lawmakers, Obama said they would likely linger as campaign issues in 2012.
“This is the fight that we’re going [...]
Speaking at a fundraising event for campaign donors in Beverly Hills, California on September 8th, Mr Perry praised his wife Anita, stating that “we grow beautiful women in Texas” and it was 45 years since they had first met at a piano recital near his home in Paint Creek, Texas.
“And actually, the reason I’m standing before you is that, I [...]
EAST HAVEN – Taking a “time out” from attacking the debt ceiling crisis, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi flew to Connecticut Sunday for a private political fundraiser for friend and fellow Democratic congresswoman Rosa DeLauro.
The elite fundraising event, which drew top state and local Democrats including Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal, took place a day after Pelosi, D-Calif., met with [...]
(CNSNews.com) – Conservative women’s groups see a double standard in the reaction–or lack of it–from the media and liberal feminists to President Barack Obama using terms such as “cute” to describe Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.), chairwoman of the Democratic National Committee, but said they are not offended by his language.
However, the National Organization of Women has been mute on the matter.
NOW President Terry O’Neill, says spokeswoman Latoya Veal, did not [...]
WASHINGTON — A few weeks before announcing his re-election campaign, President Obama convened two dozen Wall Street executives, many of them longtime donors, in the White House’s Blue Room.
The guests were asked for their thoughts on how to speed the economic recovery, then the president opened the floor for over an hour on hot issues like hedge fund regulation and the deficit.
Mr. Obama, who enraged many financial industry [...]
President Barack Obama speaks at a Democratic National Committee campaign fundraising event in Austin, Texas, May 10, 2011. (Charles Dharapak/AP Photo)
U.S. officials are analyzing one million pages of data from the trove found in Osama bin Laden’s compound during the raid that killed him, and say they have learned more in the past ten days than in the past 10 years.
Among the things they’ve learned is [...]
WASHINGTON — Turns out President Obama would like a phone upgrade.
The president, in an unscripted moment with donors in Chicago, was talking about the need to innovate in technology.
“The Oval Office, I always thought I was going to have really cool phones and stuff,” he said during a small fundraising event at a Chicago restaurant. “I’m like, c’mon guys, I’m the president of the United States. Where’s the fancy buttons [...]
President Obama, speaking at a fundraising event Tuesday in Boston, made light of the “birther” conspiracy debate about whether he was really born in Hawaii.
I think there’s nothing — there’s no weakness in us trying to reach out and seeing if we can find common ground. Now, there are going to be times where we can’t. I was born in Hawaii, what can I say? I mean, I just… I [...]