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  • Christie's Jersey Stuck in Traffic While 'Old Retread' Brown Makes Tracks in California

    Political events playing out on opposite sides of the continent show how an economic rebound and a scandal can reshape prospects and perspectives.

  • Pining for LBJ, We Got Christie

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie’s recent scandals won’t impress anyone who has read Robert Caro’s biography of Lyndon Baines Johnson.

  • Portman Says Debates Will Help Romney With Voters (Transcript)

    Ohio Senator Rob Portman said at a Bloomberg-Washington Post breakfast at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, that the U.S. presidential debates will help Republican Mitt Romney close a likability gap with President Barack Obama.

  • The Rise and Fall of Mitt Romney, in 94 Minutes

    Anyone looking for another side of Mitt Romney in the documentary “Mitt,” which starts streaming today on Netflix, will find flashes of the inner man but few deep revelations. Still, as filmmaker Greg Whiteley trails the venture capitalist and former Massachusetts governor through two failed presidential bids, he is well positioned to capture the Romneys’ intimate moments of triumph and the bewildering speed of Mitt’s defeat after a long, hard slog.

  • Walker Calls on Romney to Offer Budget Specifics (Transcript)

    Republican Governor Scott Walker of Wisconsin said today at a Bloomberg/Washington Post breakfast at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, that presidential nominee Mitt Romney needs to be more specific in telling voters how he would deal with nation’s fiscal crisis.

  • Jeb Bush Says Romney Must Speak More From Heart (Transcript)

    Former Florida Governor Jeb Bush, interviewed at a Bloomberg/Washington Post breakfast at the Republican National Convention in Tampa, Florida, took issue with his party’s immigration platform, saying that tough policies are costing Republicans elections and presidential nominee Mitt Romney can help bridge a “gap” among Hispanic voters if he shares more of his personal story and beliefs.

  • Mary Pat Christie Juggles Roles as Political Facilitator

    New Jersey Governor Chris Christie drew laughs at the Pine Brook Jewish Center in Montville last month as he explained the “ugly truth” of his 27-year marriage: His bond-trader wife is his meal ticket.

  • Romney Hits Obama Campaign’s ‘Divisiveness’ in Interview

    President Barack Obama is running a negative political campaign that is dividing the country, Mitt Romney said in advance of the Republican National Convention.

  • For Republicans, It’s Diversity Now or Obscurity Later

    Florida Senator Marco Rubio takes the stage Thursday night at the Republican National Convention, following in the footsteps of previous convention speakers with names such as Sandoval, Valenzuela, Cruz and Fortuno. On Tuesday night, South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley, an Indian American, briefly held center stage.

  • Isaac Watched by Traders, Republicans on Move to Florida

    Tropical Storm Isaac, moving through the Caribbean Sea, may become a hurricane tomorrow as it travels west on a path watched by commodity markets and officials preparing for the Republican National Convention.

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