On the evening of June 29, Amedeo Scognamiglio, a jewelry designer on the Isle of Capri, met friends for drinks at the elegant Grand Hotel Quisisana. Around midnight, Scognamiglio says, “I noticed some familiar American faces.”
President Barack Obama’s re-election campaign attacked Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital LLC, with a top adviser saying Americans have a “visceral reaction” to the Republican candidate’s record leading the private-equity firm.
Mitt Romney sets an ambitious goal with his pledge to achieve U.S. energy independence by 2020. It’s just too bad his plan relies almost entirely on fossil fuels and largely ignores the solid promise of clean energy.
Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker said today his victory in yesterday’s recall election sets the stage for Mitt Romney to be competitive in his state in November’s election, while the presumptive Republican presidential nominee saw broader national implications to the result.
The fun for Republicans doesn’t end with their Election Day blowout. Beyond impressive gains in Washington, historic victories at the state level -- in legislative and governors’ races -- ensure that the party will dominate the redrawing of congressional districts that begins next year.
Mitt Romney likes Arizona’s law mandating that employers verify workers’ immigration status so much that he’d push to make it national. Rick Santorum has suggested he’d be willing to split up families if some members are in the U.S. illegally. Both want tougher border security.