Stories tagged: Mitt Romney
Sun., Nov. 25, 2012
Spin Control: Secessionists miss mark wide right
After spending the Apple Cup as a Cougar fan in the midst of Huskies, it strikes me that would-be secessionists could learn a lot from the annual intrastate rivalry. That’s …
Sat., Nov. 24, 2012, 6:09 p.m.
Pollster: Latino voters boosted Inslee
If pollster Matt Barreto is right, then Latino voters in Washington were one of the key factors in Gov.-elect Jay Inslee’s win over Republican candidate Rob McKenna.
Thu., Nov. 8, 2012
Obama, Boehner look to compromise
WASHINGTON – One day after a bruising, mixed-verdict election, President Barack Obama and Republican House Speaker John Boehner both pledged Wednesday to seek a compromise to avert looming spending cuts …
Thu., Nov. 8, 2012
Republicans wonder where party is headed
WASHINGTON – Having lost the popular vote in five of the last six presidential elections, Republicans plunged Wednesday into an intense period of self-examination, blame-setting and testy debate over whether …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 6, 2012, 10:48 p.m.
ELECTION 2012: Key national races
Get the latest developments on the presidential race and control of Congress.
Tue., Nov. 6, 2012, 8:16 a.m.
Suspense to the end, Obama, Romney yield to voters
WASHINGTON — Two fierce competitors who’ve given their all, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney now yield center stage to voters today for an Election Day choice that will …
Sun., Oct. 28, 2012
Pro-Proposition 1, 2, 3 ad uses Romney anti-teachers union quote
BOISE – A new TV commercial in Idaho’s school reform fight makes it appear that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has weighed in on Idaho’s ballot propositions. The commercial uses …
Fri., Oct. 26, 2012, 10:39 a.m.
Ad suggests Romney weighs in on Idaho measures
A new TV commercial in Idaho’s school reform fight makes it appear that GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney has weighed in on Idaho’s ballot propositions.
Thu., Oct. 25, 2012
Abortion re-enters discussion after awkward remark
WASHINGTON – Just as Mitt Romney and other Republicans had cut into the Democrats’ advantage with female voters, a tea party-backed Senate candidate’s awkward remark – that if rape leads …
Tue., Oct. 16, 2012, 8:34 p.m.
Obama energized in second debate
HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — An aggressive President Barack Obama accused challenger Mitt Romney of favoring a “one-point plan” to help the rich in America and playing politics with the deadly terrorist …
Thu., Oct. 11, 2012, 7:44 p.m.
Ryan, Biden interrupt one another
DANVILLE, Ky. — At odds early and often, Joe Biden and Republican Paul Ryan squabbled over the economy, taxes, Medicare and more Thursday night in a contentious, interruption-filled debate. “That …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012
Debate claims a bit sketchy
WASHINGTON – As President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney rhetorically sparred in Wednesday night’s televised debate, both candidates exhibited a propensity toward misstatements, falsehoods and exaggerations. From the …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012
No zingers as debate dealt with big issues
Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney was more passionate in Wednesday night’s debate than some Republicans expected. President Barack Obama was more reserved than some Democrats expected. Neither produced a signature …
Thu., Oct. 4, 2012
Romney, Obama come out swinging
DENVER – In a showdown at close quarters, an aggressive Mitt Romney sparred with President Barack Obama in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps …
Wed., Oct. 3, 2012, 8:31 p.m.
Obama, Romney clash in first debate
DENVER — In a showdown at close quarters, President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney sparred aggressively in their first campaign debate Wednesday night over taxes, deficits and strong steps …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 30, 2012, 7:45 p.m.
Eastwood whips up RNC crowd
TAMPA, Fla. — Clint Eastwood whipped up the crowd at the Republican National Convention ahead of GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney’s acceptance speech.
Wed., Aug. 29, 2012, 9:18 a.m.
Republican convention is in full-throated roar
TAMPA, Fla. — With the Republican National Convention at last in full-throated roar, nominee Mitt Romney and his team reached out today to connect with critical voting groups — veterans, …
Tue., Aug. 28, 2012, 7:56 a.m.
Ann Romney, Christie on deck at GOP convention
TAMPA, Fla. — Republicans eagerly looked to showcase Mitt Romney as a man who understands everyday Americans and a leader who can fix the economy, with GOP National Convention speeches …
Mon., Aug. 27, 2012
McMorris Rodgers now listed as gathering’s host
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ role in the Republican National Convention has grown significantly in the revised schedule announced Sunday. McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., was expected to give a seven-minute speech …
Sun., Aug. 26, 2012, 8:02 p.m.
McMorris Rodgers will host GOP convention
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers’ role in the Republican National Convention has grown in the revised schedule announced Sunday.
Sat., Aug. 25, 2012, 5:42 p.m.
GOP scraps first day of convention
TAMPA, Fla. — Republican officials abruptly announced plans Saturday night to scrap the first day of their national convention, bowing to the threat of Tropical Storm Isaac as it bore …
Fri., Aug. 24, 2012
Romney to be on fall ballot
OLYMPIA – Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan will be on Washington’s presidential ballot this fall because the Republican Party meets the rules for being a major party in the state, …
Thu., Aug. 23, 2012, 10:23 a.m.
Romney to be on Washington ballot, judge rules
OLYMPIA — A judge rejected an effort to keep Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan off Washington’s general election ballot.
Sun., Aug. 19, 2012
Libertarian candidate sees route to White House
Jim Gray has a strategy that results in neither Barack Obama nor Mitt Romney occupying the White House next year. It goes like this:
Sun., Aug. 19, 2012
Spin Control: Libertarian Party says GOP shouldn’t be on fall ballot
OLYMPIA – A political party wants to keep Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan off Washington’s Nov. 6 general election ballot. And it’s not the Democratic Party. The Libertarian Party of …
Mon., July 30, 2012, 8:17 a.m.
Romney comments at fundraiser outrage Palestinians
JERUSALEM — Mitt Romney told Jewish donors today that their culture is part of what has allowed them to be more economically successful than the Palestinians, outraging Palestinian leaders who …
Wed., July 11, 2012, 1:06 p.m.
Romney faces NAACP, booed for hitting ’Obamacare’
HOUSTON — Unflinching before the NAACP, Mitt Romney declared today he’d do more for African-Americans than Barack Obama, the nation’s first black president. He drew jeers when he lambasted the …
Fri., June 29, 2012, 1:56 p.m.
GOP plots 2013 strategy on health care repeal
WASHINGTON — Turned away at the Supreme Court, congressional Republicans sketched a strategy today to repeal the nation’s health care law in 2013 that requires a sweeping election victory carrying …
Mon., June 4, 2012, 4:34 a.m.
Obama win could cost Romney $5M in personal taxes
To see where the presidential candidates stand on taxing the rich, just look at how they’d tax themselves. Under his own proposal, Mitt Romney would pay half what he would …
Sun., June 3, 2012
GOP spends one hour talking about 15 seconds
TACOMA – An axiom of academic politics is that they tend to be very nasty because very little is at stake. The axiom can sometimes be applied to partisan or …