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  • Jeffrey Epstein, serial sex abuser, settles one case, apologizes. Next up: federal court

    12/04/2018 10:41:14 AM PST · by detective · 13 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | LinkedIn Google+ Pinterest Reddit Print Order Reprint of this Story December 04, 201 Read more here: | Julie K. Brown
    A trial that could have allowed the victims of serial molester Jeffrey Epstein to finally tell their stories from a witness stand was aborted Tuesday when it was announced in court that the case had been settled. It ended with an apology — not to the dozens of women who were sexually abused by Epstein as underage girls, but to the lawyer who represented them. There is also a monetary settlement, which is undisclosed.
  • Romney signals anti-warming push

    11/17/2018 4:31:50 PM PST · by House Atreides · 107 replies
    Ev&bE News ^ | Hannah Northey and Geof Koss
    Utah Sen.-elect Mitt Romney signaled he may focus on climate change when he's sworn in in January. In a brief interview with E&E News yesterday, the former Republican presidential nominee said he sees climate change as a "critical area." ....snip Last year, Romney told college students in St. Louis that he was "concerned about the anti-scientific attitude" expressed by some of his Republican colleagues and that he was convinced humanity has played a part in global warming (Climatewire, Oct. 3). "I happen to believe that there is climate change, and I think humans contribute to it in a substantial way,...
  • Romney denies he led 'never Trump' movement, says president's policies 'pretty effective'

    10/14/2018 9:17:48 PM PDT · by chief lee runamok · 36 replies
    fox ^ | 10/14/2018 | Andy O'Reilly
    Despite his sharp criticism of the president during the 2016 campaign, Mitt Romney over the weekend denied he led the "never Trump" movement among conservatives. Romney, the 2012 GOP presidential nominee who is currently running for a Senate seat in Utah, said that while Trump was not the candidate he wanted, he supports many of the president’s policies.
  • Trump Supporters Unite in #NeverRomney — But Twitter Won’t Let it Trend!

    11/23/2016 5:56:22 PM PST · by pissant · 52 replies
    Trump supporters are united in #NeverRomney as Secretary of State. Mitt Romney led the charge against Donald Trump up until Election Day. Mitt Romney was so bitter against Donald Trump that he reportedly “sold” his email list to #NeverTrump candidate Evan McMullin.
  • Mitt Romney's popularity among Republicans has plummeted

    03/29/2016 12:15:53 PM PDT · by kevcol · 48 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | March 29, 2016 | Eric Levenson
    Mitt Romney's reemergence this election cycle as a harsh critic of Donald Trump has been crippling for his favorability among Republican voters, a new poll shows. Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential nominee, is seen as favorable by just 28 percent of Republican primary voters, according to a Public Policy Polling survey released Tuesday. A startling 62 percent of Republican primary voters view him unfavorably, the poll found, and 10 percent said they were not sure. That net favorability of minus-34 percentage points is a dramatic drop from polling conducted prior to 2016. In January 2015, for example, Romney was seen...
  • Cruz Flies to Romney's Defense in Spat With Trump Over Mormonism

    03/20/2016 4:44:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 395 replies
    Newsmax ^ | March 19, 2016
    Republican presidential hopeful Ted Cruz, campaigning in Utah, called Donald Trump's attacks on Mitt Romney Mormon affiliation "sad" and "disgraceful.'' "It was sad yesterday to see Donald Trump stand up in Utah and call into question Mitt Romney's faith," the Texas senator told reporters on Saturday after a rally in Draper ahead of the state's Republican nominating contest on March 22.
  • Manchester chief: Granite State may host 500 Syrian refugees

    11/18/2015 12:51:10 PM PST · by BlatherNaut · 22 replies
    New Hampshire Union Leader ^ | 11/17/15 | Paul Feely
    Members of the Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted Tuesday night against a motion supporting Gov. Maggie Hassan's stance against accepting Syrian refugees in the state, following last week’s attacks in France. Alderman Keith Hirschmann originally proposed the motion, saying the board would empower Mayor Ted Gatsas in any efforts to stop a potential influx of 500 refugees from Syria. That figure came from Manchester Police Chief Nick Willard, who said he was told by members of the FBI that 500 Syrian refugees could be headed to New Hampshire. "I was told during discussions with the FBI that 90,000 Syrian...
  • YouGov Poll: 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney is Republicans' top pick for 2016 [truncated]

    01/16/2015 11:29:27 AM PST · by C19fan · 20 replies
    YouGov ^ | January 15, 2015 | Kathy Frankovic
    Sometime next January (though the exact dates are not yet set), the 2016 presidential primary selection process will begin. One year before then, partisans on both sides say they prefer what they know to what they don’t – with the GOP 2012 standard bearer and the woman who has been the Democratic frontrunner for years leading as their respective party’s 2016 choices. The latest Economist/YouGov Poll gives Mitt Romney the lead when registered voters who describe themselves as Republicans are asked who they would like to win the 2016 GOP presidential nomination. And his margin is wide – more than...
  • Backers: Romney more open to 2016 run

    12/12/2014 6:44:40 AM PST · by C19fan · 46 replies
    Politico ^ | December 12, 2014 | Ben White and Maggie Haberman
    For most of the past year, Mitt Romney supporters have publicly said he should consider running again. And for most of the past year, Romney has seemed uninterested. Until recently. While some people close to Romney insist he hasn’t moved from saying he has no plans to run, the 2012 Republican nominee has sounded at least open to the idea in recent conversations, according to more than a dozen people who’ve spoken with him in the past month. In his private musings, Romney has sounded less than upbeat about most of the potential candidates in the 2016 Republican field, according...
  • Romney: It’s Time For Obama ‘To Apologize To America’

    10/04/2014 6:43:13 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 36 replies
    CBS DC ^ | October 3, 2014 7:54 AM
    A victory by Terri Lynn Land in Michigan’s Senate race in November is important to winning back Republican control of the chamber, former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney told supporters during a GOP rally Thursday in his native state. Romney, the former Massachusetts governor who lost the 2012 presidential race to Barack Obama, said it has been a tough time for the country since that election. “It’s time for him to apologize to America,” Romney said of Obama, speaking to several hundred GOP supporters. But, Romney said, “Help is on the way” in the person of Land, who “will make...
  • James Carville: Romney Will Run Again in 2016

    08/29/2014 1:50:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 58 replies
    Newsmax ^ | Thursday, 28 Aug 2014 09:20 PM | Greg Richter
    Democratic strategist James Carville believes two-time presidential candidate Mitt Romney will go for a third try in 2016, even though the 2012 GOP nominee has said he won’t seek the nation’s top office again. “He’s run for president twice. I once noted that running for president was like having sex: No one did it once and forgot about it,” Carville said Thursday on Fox News Channel’s “The O’Reilly Factor.” …
  • [December 24, 2012] Tagg Romney Says His Father Didn't Want To Be President

    08/28/2014 12:33:51 AM PDT · by CharlesOConnell · 51 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Dec. 24, 2012
    No one wanted to be president less than Mitt Romney, his son said in an interview out Sunday that raises new questions about the candidacy of the losing Republican nominee. In an interview with the Boston Globe examining what went wrong with the Romney campaign, his eldest son Tagg explains that his father had been a reluctant candidate from the start.
  • Jason Chaffetz: Mitt Romney will run —and win

    07/07/2014 8:04:05 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 90 replies
    The Politico ^ | July 7, 2014 | Nick Gass
    At least one House Republican thinks Mitt Romney will make another run for the White House in 2016 — and this time, he says the 2012 runner-up will emerge victorious. “I think he actually is gonna run for president. He probably doesn’t want me to say that,” Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah) told host Chris Matthews on MSNBC’s “Hardball” on Monday. Chaffetz also backed the former Massachusetts governor early in the GOP nomination process for 2012. “A hundred times he says he’s not, but Mitt Romney has always accomplished what he’s set out to do. I think he’s proven right on...
  • Romney tries to re-emerge as force in GOP politics

    06/12/2014 12:59:08 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 29 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jun 12, 2014 3:21 AM EDT | Steve Peoples
    Once fearing he would be viewed as “a loser for life” if he failed to win the presidency, Mitt Romney is trying to re-emerge as a force in Republican politics. Romney has quietly sought kingmaker status in the GOP’s fight for the Senate majority this fall and its quest to retake the White House in 2016. The effort at revival is fueling whispers about a third presidential run. But those closest to Romney suggest he’s more interested in shaping party politics by lending his name and record-breaking fundraising machine to what he considers the next generation of electable conservatives. …
  • Officials concerned over San Francisco woman breeding and releasing rats

    06/01/2014 8:01:27 AM PDT · by shove_it · 37 replies
    KTVU ^ | 29 May 2014 | David Stevenson
    SAN FRANCISCO — While authorities are trying to keep track of a San Francisco woman who was breeding rats in her room at a residential hotel and releasing them in public parks, they say their hands are tied as far as trying to stop her. She's been nicknamed "Rat Girl" by the people who've followed her behavior over the years. But officials told KTVU the situation is no laughing matter because her affection for rats could endanger her health and the health of the San Francisco public...
  • The greatest book you've never heard of.

    03/31/2014 7:44:08 AM PDT · by Nachum · 17 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 3//31/14 | Dutchman 6
    The loss of Doctor Richter's suggested reading list that saved my life was tragic, a fact that I am constantly being reminded of. Some books -- Whittaker Chamber's Witness, for example, or Orwell's Homage to Catalonia -- were unforgettable. Others, especially those that I could not locate at the time, never got read, so I had no memory at all in order to reconstruct. I did have a wisp of a memory about a book that had, I thought, the words "rebel colonel" in the title, but was marked down in Richter's precise handwriting as "American political economy." Imagine...
  • Mitt Romney Is the 2016 Republican Frontrunner (NH)

    01/30/2014 11:31:11 AM PST · by RKBA Democrat · 146 replies
    National Journal ^ | 1-30-14 | Matt Vasilogambros
    Mitt Romney leads the Republican field among New Hampshire primary voters for 2016. Yes, you read that right. Why not make it a third run for president? That's something that the former Republican nominee is definitely not thinking about right now. To put it in his own recent words: "Oh, no, no, no. No, no, no, no, no. No, no, no." But that didn't stop the Virginia-based bipartisan policy firm Purple Strategies from adding his name to a recent survey for Granite State voters, which shows Romney in the lead with 25 percent support. Libertarian firebrand Rand Paul (who has...
  • Romney leaves Cruz off his list of 2016 GOP stars

    11/03/2013 1:58:06 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 160 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Nov 3, 2013 11:36 AM EST
    Mitt Romney isn’t including tea party favorite Ted Cruz among the Republicans’ most electable potential presidential candidates in 2016. … … Romney says New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie “stands out as one of the very strongest lights.” …
  • Mitt Romney Lavishes Praise On Israel's Socialist, Government Controlled Healthcare System

    07/30/2012 9:43:55 PM PDT · by moonshot925 · 31 replies
    Forbes ^ | 30 July 2012 | Rick Ungar
    Mitt Romney seems to be laboring under the impression that whatever he says in a foreign country will—like a weekend in Las Vegas—somehow stay in that foreign country. Either that or he figures nobody back home is paying any attention. Speaking today to a small group of Israeli contributors to his campaign, the GOP presidential candidate—and supposed sworn enemy of government controlled healthcare—had kind words for the success of Israel’s healthcare system. "When our health care costs are completely out of control. Do you realize what health care spending is as a percentage of the GDP in Israel? 8 percent....
  • Mitt Romney: the wrong man for the Right

    07/09/2012 3:53:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 85 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 8:46PM BST 09 Jul 2012 | Peter Foster
    He’s politically dumb and his campaign is run by amateurs. He doesn’t have a message and doesn’t know how to deliver a message. He’s a political letdown running on autopilot who needs to grab the controls. He’s a man whom only friends, relatives and fellow Mormons will ever love. And his name is Mitt Romney, Republican candidate for President of the United States. These are stinging jabs. All were made in the past week and all share one surprising thing in common: they were delivered not from the Obama campaign’s Chicago attack machine, as you might expect, but in a...