MSNBC Heeds Obama's Wishes: Fills Prime Time Schedule With Attacks on Romney and Bain Capital
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On Monday, President Obama said his attacks on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's involvement in Bain Capital are "not a distraction and that "This is what this campaign is going to be about.” MSNBC clearly got the message for as Politi ...

Editorial Board: President Obama wants it both ways on private equity
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PRESIDENT OBAMA isn’t backing down from his campaign ad attacking Mitt Romney’s private equity firm, Bain Capital. Actually, “attack” may be too weak a description for a video that likens Bain to “ a vampire ” and depicts Mr. Romney as a plutocrat w ...

Independent groups launch dueling campaign ads
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An independent group seeking to oust President Barack Obama launched a new TV ad Tuesday suggesting Obama had let down the voters who vaulted him into the White House in 2008. A pro-Obama group answered with an ad slamming Republican Mitt Romney, fe ...

LAMBRO: Obama's economic fantasy land
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President Obama's anti-capitalism attacks on Mitt Romney's long career as an investor who bankrolled businesses and created jobs isn't playing well in some Democratic circles. Indeed, the Democratic backlash Obama's campaign has been getting about ...

MILLER: Running from Obama's anti-capitalism
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P resident Obama's disdain for free enterprise is starting to offend even his fellow Democrats. In a rare breach of loyalty, Mr. Obama's political allies have publicly criticized campaign attacks on GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney's business ...

Soledad O'Brien Ignores Obama's Hypocrisy on Romney and Bain -- Which Her Own Colleague Investigated the Night Before
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CNN's Soledad O'Brien has carried water for President Obama before , and her "nothing to see here" attitude on Tuesday's Starting Point in regards to the Obama's blatant hypocrisy made that all the more clear. The night before, O'Brien's colleague A ...

Romney begins to stir in fight for U.S. Hispanic votes
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. presidential candidate Mitt Romney is launching a push to appeal to Hispanic voters but has far to go to reverse a huge lead that President Barack Obama holds with this key voting bloc. At a speech set for Wedn ...

Obama Says Romney’s Bain Record Part of Election Debate
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President Barack Obama cast his race against Republican Mitt Romney as a contest against a private- equity executive whose goal was maximizing profits, while the president’s job is to “figure out how everybody in the country has a fair shot.” ...

McConnell Compares Obama to Carter, Suggests 'Attack' on Success
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Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-KY., criticized President Obama for using Gov. Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital, the private equity firm Romney headed,  as a tool to “divert” attention away from his own economic record. “I think the vie ...

WaPo/ABC poll: Romney voters losing enthusiasm
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The most up-to-date polling illustrates the close nature of the Presidential campaign. Nonetheless, President Obama retains his lead over the trailing Mitt Romney due in part to Democratic enthusiasm. According to the latest Washington Post/ABC... ...

NBC/WSJ poll: Obama, Romney locked in tight contest
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Despite a volatile and eventful past few weeks in the early presidential contest, President Barack Obama continues to hold a small – and slightly narrowing – lead over Mitt Romney, according to a new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll. ...

GOLDBERG: Which kind of capitalism?
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"This is not a distraction. This is what this campaign is going to be about," President Obama said Monday at the NATO summit. The "this" in question is Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital and what it says about Mr. Romney's economic vision for the ...

Top Romney backer says Bain record is fair game
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top supporter of Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney acknowledged on Tuesday that the candidate's business record with Bain Capital is fair game in the battle for the White House, but only if seen as a whole. Former ...

Obama's anti-Romney Bain ads dividing Dems
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The Obama campaign's sustained attack on Mitt Romney's Bain Capital record is driving a divide in the Democratic Party, with former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell becoming the latest Obama ally to criticize it as others double down on the strategy.  ...

Mitt Romney's Bain problem: private equity has bad rap with public
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Mitt Romney is using his record as a job creator at Bain Capital as a selling point, but – even before President Obama's attack ads – the public isn't inclined to buy it, polls suggest. ...

RNC Continues Cory Booker Push with New Web Video
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For the third day in a row, Republicans highlighted  Newark mayor and Obama surrogate Cory Booker’s comments calling the Obama campaign attacks on Bain Capital “nauseating.” The Obama camp has compared Mitt Romney and his private equity firm Bain Cap ...

How Cory Booker won
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker clearly misspoke on NBC’s “Meet the Press” Sunday when he lumped attacks on former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney ’s record at Bain Capital into the same category as attacks on President Obama’s connection to Rev. Jeremi ...

Poll: Obama, Romney tied as race heats up
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Less than six months ahead of November's general election, Americans are split between President Barack Obama and his Republican challenger Mitt Romney, according to a poll released Tuesday. ...

Poll: Obama, Romney in dead heat on economy
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After months of aggressive campaigning on jobs and the economy, President Obama and Mitt Romney, his likely Republican challenger, are locked in a dead heat over who could fix the problem foremost on voters’ minds, according to a new Washington Post ...

'Other-ness': What Obama and Romney have in common on religion, race
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The uproar last week over a proposed campaign ad highlighting President Barack Obama's former pastor, Rev. Jeremiah Wright, lit up political circles before organizers finally backed off the idea. ...

Romney's Bain problem: Private equity has bad rap with public
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Mitt Romney is using his record as a job creator at Bain Capitol as a selling point, but – even before President Obama's attack ads – the public isn't inclined to buy it, polls suggest. ...

Dem leader: Romney was 'raping companies'
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A comment by Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., that Mitt Romney was "raping companies" is rebuked by President Obama's campaign. ...

Bob Schieffer Scorns 'Race-Baiting' Rev. Wright Attack; Obama Not a 'European Socialist'
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"Face The Nation" host Bob Schieffer spotlighted the left's talking points on two issues in the presidential race on Tuesday's CBS This Morning. Schieffer tried to play it down the middle when he stated, "I think most people understand that Mitt Rom ...

Biden: Romney's past in private equity doesn't qualify him to be president, much less plumber
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The presidential campaign debate over Republican Mitt Romney's tenure at a private equity firm is going down the drain. ...

Mitt Romney Can’t Afford to Lose Obama's Bain Game
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Romney needs to showcase the jobs he created at Bain and why Obama can't fix the economy. ...

Political Memo: Presidential Race Pits Government Against Business
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President Obama and Mitt Romney are making starkly different appeals that reflect the divergent ideologies and core constituencies of the two parties. ...

Obama Super PAC Reprises GOP Attacks on Romney, Bain
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Priorities USA Action, the pro-Obama super PAC, is out with a scathing reminder to Republicans that just a few months ago many of the party’s leading voices were the ones attacking Mitt Romney and his record at private equity firm Bain Capital. Remem ...

Biden revels in campaign attack dog role
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KEENE, New Hampshire (Reuters) - Touting his middle-class roots, Vice President Joe Biden took another swipe at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney on Tuesday as he reveled in his role as the president's campaign attack dog. Biden blasted ...

Peter Smirniotopoulos: In the 2012 Presidential Election, How Important - for Better or for Worse - Is Mitt Romney's Track Record at Bain Capital?
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In order to understand Romney's reliance on his Bain Capital experience, one must also gain an understanding about how private equity works, the prevailing general ignorance about which has, thus far, benefitted the Romney campaign. ...

Pro-Obama ad hits Romney's Bain record
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In the latest attack on Mitt Romney's business record, a new ad by a pro-Obama group packs an emotional wallop. ...

Ed Rendell’s 2005 ‘Kiss of Death’ Endorsement of Mitt Romney
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Former Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell weighed in Monday on the Obama campaign’s Bain Capital attacks and, alas, another would-be Obama surrogate bit the dust. “I think they’re very disappointing,” Rendell told Buzzfeed about the negative ads by Chicago ...

Polls Show Presidential Race Tightening
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With about five months to go, the presidential race is tightening, polls show, with voters nearly evenly divided between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, his likely Republican challenger. ...

Romney at Bain, Americans Not Doing Better Off - Today's Q's for O's WH - 5/22/2012
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TAPPER: To follow on Tommy’s question, why would you conclude, or why would the White House or the president conclude that because Mitt Romney ran his private equity firm a certain way that he would run the country the same way? He’s — Mr. Romney... ...

CNN projects Romney will win GOP primaries in Arkansas, Kentucky
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Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, already the presumptive Republican nominee, will win Tuesday's GOP presidential primaries in Kentucky and Arkansas, CNN projects. With 119 of Kentucky's 120 counties reporting, Romney led with 67% of the vote, a ...

Obama defends campaign attacks on Romney's record - US politics live
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President says aggressive nature of Mitt Romney criticism will continue as polls show White House rivals locked in tight race An teeth-grindingly bad interview in Vanity Fair with Bruce Willis - one of those tedious "he was so difficult to interview ...

Obama Camp Says Clyburn's 'Raping' Comment Is Inappropriate
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The Obama campaign says a surrogate’s use of the word “raping” to describe Mitt Romney’s actions at his private-equity firm, Bain Capital, is inappropriate. “I want say to you: I don’t take contributions from payday lenders. I refuse to do that,” Rep ...

The Bain Chronicles: If the election centers on job creation, Obama loses
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President Obama is expending a good bit of capital—real and political—on Mitt Romney’s claim that he created 100,000 jobs while CEO of Bain Capital. The re-election campaign has launched a series of... ...

Romney Surrogate Accuses Obama Campaign of "Cherry Picking" Bain Record
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Romney surrogate and former New Hampshire Gov. John Sununu said today that he believes the Obama administration is “cherry picking” Bain’s record, offering a “distortion” to the American people by focusing only on the private equity firm’s failures i ...

Powell holds back on endorsing Obama, calls Romney a 'good man'
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APFormer Secretary of State Colin Powell meets with President Obama, in 2010. Former Secretary of State Colin Powell, who endorsed President Obama in 2008, said Tuesday that he is not yet ready to back the president for re-election because he is also ...

Biden keeps up criticism of Romney's business past
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KEENE, N.H.—The presidential campaign debate over Republican Mitt Romney's tenure at a private equity firm is going down the drain. ...

Obama Stakes His Re-Election on Bain Attacks
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Obama says his escalating attacks on Romney, whom the campaign has dubbed a “vampire” for making profits as workers were being laid off, are not petty politics but part of a larger debate about economic fairness. Can the president succeed again in t ...

Biden keeps up criticism of Romney's business past
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The presidential campaign debate over Republican Mitt Romney's tenure at a private equity firm is going down the drain. ...

The Bain of Romney's life?
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Was this the moment Mitt Romney lost the election? At a campaign stop, he was assailed by workers from an office supplies manufacturer owned by Bain Capital, the private equity group where he made his $250m fortune. The workers, from a firm called A ...

NBC's Lauer Begs Colin Powell to 'Throw His Weight Behind' Obama Again
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On Tuesday's NBC Today, co-host Matt Lauer pleaded with former Secretary of State Colin Powell to again endorse Barack Obama for president: "...it sounds like you're on his [Obama's] team still, four years later....why hesitate at this stage of the ...

Under Obama, U.S. Gov't Spends At Lowest Rate In Decades, Says Journalist
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Max Nutting, a journalist who writes for the MarketWatch website affiliated with The Wall Street Journal looked at the data and found that rhetoric and reality don't quite match up. Nutting found that, contrary to repeated allegations from the presid ...

As Obama criticism of Bain Capital peaks, Romney's playbook for how to respond remains unclear
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The core of his presidential candidacy under attack, Mitt Romney has yet to shape a playbook to defend a quarter-century in the business world that created great riches for him and great hardshi... ...

Romney adds to delegate lead with win in Kentucky
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Mitt Romney won the Kentucky Republican presidential primary Tuesday, inching closer to the GOP nomination for president. ...

Tenn. Newspaper Tries New Polling Standard, Residents
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File this one under wishful thinking -- or simply just another case of a liberal newspaper trying to help President Barack Obama's floundering re-election effort. The Tennessean , the daily newspaper in Tennessee's capital city Nashville, over the w ...

Biden keeps up criticism of Romney's biz past
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The presidential campaign debate over Republican Mitt Romney's tenure at a private equity firm is going down the drain. ...

Biden dismisses Romney's experience in business
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The presidential campaign debate over Republican Mitt Romney's tenure at a private equity firm is going down the drain. ...

Mitt Romney takes decisive lead in Kentucky primary
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(Reuters) - Republican presidential hopeful and presumptive nominee Mitt Romney took a commanding lead on Tuesday in early returns in the Kentucky primary, winning 67 percent of the vote with a majority of counties reporting, an official tally showe ...

THE RACE: Polls show presidential race tightening
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With about five months to go, the presidential race is tightening, polls show, with voters nearly evenly divided between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, his likely Republican challenger. ...

Slip 'N Slide (The Note)
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By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: POLL WOES: On several key measures Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is creeping up on President Obama, including on the question of which candidate better under ...

Stephen Mansfield: Religion and the 2012 Presidential Race, Part I: Is Barack Obama a 'Born Again' Christian?
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As he stepped into office, President Obama was without a primary spiritual mentor, without a spiritual home and still bruised from the religious bludgeoning of the campaign. Some administration officials report that it was just at this moment that a ...

Three Elections' Worth of Bain Attacks on Romney
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Every time Mitt Romney has run for office, his Democratic opponent has made a big deal about his career at Bain Capital. But in the last 25 years, the Democratic attack has changed, and so has Romney's response to it. Will President Obama's Bain ads, ...

Bain Capital: 9 toughest attacks
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Mitt Romney's record at Bain Capital has been slammed from all sides since the former Massachusetts governor entered the presidential race, including by President Barack Obama on Monday. ...

Obama, Romney in dead heat over who can fix the economy: poll
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Obama and Romney are tied at 47 percent over who can fix the economy, a new poll reveals. WASHINGTON -- Voters cannot split President Obama and Mitt Romney as to who is best to fix the economy. Overall Obama leads Romney, the presumptive GOP nominee, ...

Obama Campaign Hammers Away At Bain Capital Issue
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The Obama campaign continues its attack on Mitt Romney's time at the private-equity firm Bain Capital. Over the weekend, Newark, New Jersey, Mayor Cory Booker seemed to veer off the campaign's message. Later, Booker tempered his remarks in a YouTube ...

Rachel Maddow Does 12 Minute Interview With Cory Booker Without Asking His Take on Private Equity
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Newark's Democratic Mayor Cory Booker started a firestorm Sunday when he said on NBC's Meet the Press the Obama campaign's attack on Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney's private equity career is "nauseating." His only interview Monday was ...

Obama hits Romney's business background
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CHICAGO - President Barack Obama sought to undermine Mitt Romney's key rationale for his presidential candidacy Monday, sharply attacking his Republican challenger's background as a venture capitalist and arguing that profit-making alone is not a qua ...

Booker 'Fit To Be Tied' After GOP Ad
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NEW YORK — For the second day, Newark Mayor Cory Booker scrambled to clarify his comments criticizing the Obama campaign’s assault on Mitt Romney’s job creation record at Bain Capital after he sent the Obama administration into full blown damage-cont ...

Obama goes after Romney -- the businessman
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Forget Mitt Romney, the former governor of Massachusetts -- Mitt Romney the businessman is the target of President Obama's re-election team. ...

Tuesday's Ark. primary may pose challenge for Obama
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Arkansas's Democratic presidential primary, which takes place Tuesday, wouldn't ordinarily seem like a political fight. After all, President Barack Obama has already wrapped up the Democratic presidential nomination and is engaged in a heated general ...

Robert Reich: Why Obama Should Be Attacking Casino Capitalism -- Both Romney's Bain and JPMorgan
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Bain Capital and JPMorgan are parts of the same problem -- a particular kind of capitalism that uses other peoples' money to make big bets which, if they go wrong, can wreak havoc on the economy. The president should be leading the charge against bot ...

New ad campaign targets disillusioned Obama voters
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NEW YORK—A conservative-leaning independent group is launching a $10 million television ad campaign saying President Barack Obama has not lived up to the expectations voters had for him. ...

Cory Booker 'Fit To Be Tied' After GOP's 'I Stand with Cory Booker' Email
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NEW YORK — For the second day, Newark Mayor Cory Booker scrambled to clarify his comments criticizing the Obama campaign’s assault on Mitt Romney’s job creation record at Bain Capital after he sent the Obama administration into full blown damage-cont ...

Romney slams Obama on NATO and defense, but attacks defy logic
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Mitt Romney accused President Barack Obama of undermining NATO in a timely op-ed piece in the Chicago Tribune which ran as the NATO Summit opened. Yet critics have characterized Romney’s attacks as incoherent, not unlike most of... ...

The Center for Public Integrity: Scandalized DOE loan program has Romney connection
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By Michael BeckeliWatch NewsThe federal energy loan program that has created headaches for President Barack Obama has a Mitt Romney connection.Cathy Tripodi of FaegreBD... ...

Gingrich to Romney: Watch Out for Ron Paul Delegates
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Former Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich said the biggest danger facing the Mitt Romney campaign was the “Ron Paul forces.” Gingrich,  in an appearance on Sean Hannity Radio Monday, warned that the Republican National Convention could g ...

Prosperity Shortfall Puts Obama at Risk
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Americans are nearly twice as likely to say they’ve gotten worse off as better off under Barack Obama’s presidency, a prosperity shortfall resembling the one that cost the first President Bush his job in 1992. But Mitt Romney has yet to seize the opp ...

Romney's playbook on Bain unclear as attacks grow
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New York— The core of his presidential candidacy under attack, Mitt Romney has yet to shape a playbook to defend a quarter-century in the business world that created great riches for him and great hardship, at times, for some American workers. ...

Romney's playbook on Bain unclear as attacks grow
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The core of his presidential candidacy under attack, Mitt Romney has yet to shape a playbook to defend a quarter-century in the business world that created great riches for him and great hardship, at times, for some American workers. ...

Dems rip O's attack on Bain
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President Obama yesterday aired yet another TV ad bashing Mitt Romney's career at the private-equity firm Bain Capital - even as a parade of prominent Democrats balked at that line of attack, calling it "nauseating" and "unfair." The awkward timing ...

Poll: Obama, Romney in Dead Heat
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President Obama and Mitt Romney run neck-and-neck both overall and on the economic issues that Americans say matter most in choosing the next president, according to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll released early Tuesday. ...

New ad campaign targets disillusioned Obama voters
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A conservative-leaning independent group is launching a $10 million television ad campaign saying President Barack Obama has not lived up to the expectations voters had for him. ...

The Caucus: 'Super PACs' Release Dueling Ads
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A former Obama aide criticized a new ad by a Republican "super PAC" for featuring a fictional family suffering from President Obama's economic policies. ...

'Super PACs' Release Dueling Ads
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A former Obama aide criticized a new ad by a Republican "super PAC" for featuring a fictional family suffering from President Obama's economic policies. ...

US election 2012: Barack Obama 'birther' conspiracy theory revived by Republicans
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The conspiracy theory that Barack Obama was born in Africa and is therefore ineligible to be US president has been revived by Republicans seeking to defeat him in crucial battleground states in November's election. ...

Romney's Bain playbook unclear as attacks grow
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NEW YORK—The core of his presidential candidacy under attack, Mitt Romney has yet to shape a playbook to defend a quarter-century in the business world that created great riches for himself and great hardship, at times, for some American workers. ...

Obama headed for Iowa to push clean energy technologies, prod Congress to act on "to-do list"
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Anxious to show voters he's working to create jobs, President Barack Obama is putting tax credits to boost clean energy in the spotlight this week as he heads to the political battleground state of Iowa. ...

Dems rip O’s attack on Bain
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WASHINGTON — President Obama yesterday aired yet another TV ad bashing Mitt Romney’s career at the private-equity firm Bain Capital — even as a parade of prominent Democrats balked at that line of attack, calling it “nauseating” and “unfair.” The awk ...

Cory Booker comments: How badly have they hurt President Obama?
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Mayor Cory Booker was so far off-message about the Obama campaign that he couldn’t even see the Democratic Party message. With campaign surrogates like that, who needs election opponents? ...

President Obama defends his attacks on Mitt Romney’s career at Bain Capital
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President Obama defended his campaign’s attacks on Mitt Romney ’s record as a private-equity executive at Bain Capital, telling reporters Monday that Romney’s history is fair game. The president’s remarks came in the face of criticism, some from wit ...

How Bad is Bain? Chris Hayes and Co. on Mitt Romney and Private Equity
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Obama ally and New Jersey Mayor Cory Booker has now walked back criticism of an Obama campaign ad that targeted Mitt Romney's record at the private eq ...

Mitt’s small-gov’t push $cores big in NY
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Blasting President Obama as a Big Government liberal, Mitt Romney yesterday scooped up more than $10 million in campaign donations in a metro-New York fund-raising blitz.The presumptive Republican challenger put Obama on the menu with a withering att ...

CBS’s Schieffer: Romney ‘not the robber baron that the Obama folks would have you believe’ [VIDEO]
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'Face the Nation' host tells Imus that Romney is 'not the robber baron that the Obama folks would have you believe' ...

Poll: Obama, Romney in dead heat
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After months of aggressive campaigning on jobs and the economy, President Obama and Mitt Romney, his likely Republican challenger, are locked in a dead heat over who could fix the problem foremost on voters’ minds, according to a new Washington Post ...

John Dickerson: Cory Booker's real mistake
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John Dickerson: The Newark mayor's real blunder wasn't criticizing Obama's campaign ads. It was giving Mitt Romney a pass ...

President Obama says that ‘Chicago performed magnificently’ for NATO Summit
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As the Chicago NATO Summit closed, President Barack Obama said “Chicago performed magnificently,” and thanked Chicagoans for putting up with the inconvenience. In a reference to his former chief-of-staff and now mayor of Chicago, Rahm... ...

Obama, Romney in dead heat on economy
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After months of aggressive campaigning on jobs and the economy, President Obama and Mitt Romney, his likely Republican challenger, are locked in a dead heat over who could fix the problem foremost on voters’ minds, according to a new Washington Post ...

Cory Booker starts #IStandWithObama trend on Twitter
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker is attempting to reaffirm his support for President Obama after questioning some of the attacks from the Obama campaign last weekend. Booker’s comments were quickly seized on by Republicans, who launched a &ldquo... ...

Obama Ignores Private Equity In Attack
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Bain Capital has been used as a political weapon against Mitt Romney since 1994, but now his opponents might be rethinking ads about his private-equity firm as they are scrutinized on all sides. ...

Prosperity Shortfall Puts Obama at Risk; But Romney's Not Yet Seized the Day
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Americans are nearly twice as likely to say they’ve gotten worse off as better off under Barack Obama’s presidency, a prosperity shortfall resembling the one that cost the first President Bush his job in 1992. But Mitt Romney has yet to seize the opp ...

New 'Basketball' ad hits Obama for letting folks down
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The new Crossroads GPS ad "Basketball" could prove to be the most effective ad of the 2012 presidential campaign.The ad is not red meat for right wingers. It does not go after President Obama for his associations... ...

Candidate Obama unloads on Romney
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First Read: The president takes on a candidate posture with his criticism of Romney’s record as polls show a tightening race. ...

Morning Must Reads: Pressure
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Obama and Romney run dead even on the economy, which 80% say is still bad though a slim majority now feel hopeful about its direction. The way for conservatives to embrace Romney is to pressure him. Unable to further avail the White House, Catholic i ...

Cape Wind foe Koch chips in for Romney
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William I. Koch, the Osterville summer resident who helped bankroll the opposition to Cape Wind, has emerged as a key backer of Mitt Romney’s presidential campaign. ...

Bain co-worker: Romney lied about layoffs
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Today Obama’s re-election campaign stepped up its criticism of Mitt Romney’s corporate career, circulating an ad about the notorious Romney-led liquidation of Ampad, a paper business based in Marion, Indiana.The attack ad draws... ...

Top Obama Donor Tied to Bain Layoffs
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The Obama campaign’s latest Web video tells the story of workers at an Indiana office supply company who lost their jobs after a Bain-owned company named American Pad & Paper (Ampad) took over their company and drove it out of business. Here’s what t ...

Obama stands by hits on Romney's Bain Capital days
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President Barack Obama sought to undermine Mitt Romney's key rationale for his presidential candidacy Monday, sharply attacking his Republican challenger's background as a venture capitalist and arguing that profit-making alone is not a qualification ...

Obama Defends Attacks on Romney’s Record at Bain
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President Obama argued the focus of the ad was fair, saying Mitt Romney was making his claim on the presidency based on his experience in private equity. ...

Obama and Romney tied on economy
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What does it mean?When it comes to the economy, half of Americans believe that Obama guiding it into recovery, and have believe Romney would improve the trajectory. That’s what I think. We voters are split on the... ...

Barack Obama’s Arkansas primary problem
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Two weeks after an imprisoned felon received 41 percent of the vote against President Obama in West Virginia’s presidential primary , Arkansas could provide another potential embarrassment for the incumbent. Read full article ...

Obama rejects Cory Booker critique, calls Bain attack fair game
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President Obama said Monday that using Bain Capital to question Mitt Romney’s economic credentials is not only fair game, but part of his core argument against his Republican foe in the coming general election campaign. ...

Obama campaign steps up Bain attacks on Romney
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama's re-election campaign on Monday stepped up its criticism of Mitt Romney for cutting jobs when he was a business executive, despite a warning from a leading Obama supporter that the attacks have gone too ...

Romney's record at Bain Capital is fair game, Obama says
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President Obama's comments come a day after Newark Mayor Cory Booker, usually an Obama ally, criticized the Obama campaign's attacks on Mitt Romney's work in private equity. ...

Obama: Romney's Bain Capital days not a rationale for the White House
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President Barack Obama sought to undermine Mitt Romney's key rationale for his presidential candidacy Monday, sharply attacking his Republican challenger's background as a venture capitalist and arguing that profit-making alone is not a qualificatio ...

As NATO summit wraps, Obama and Romney trade attacks
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As NATO summit wraps, President Obama and Republican rival Mitt Romney trade attacks. ...

Obama stands by hits on Romney's Bain Capital days
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President Barack Obama on Monday defended his criticism of presumptive Republican presidential Mitt Romney's ties to the private equity firm Bain Capital, saying it was rightly part of the campaign debate because Romney himself was emphasizing his bu ...

Obama stands by hits on Romney’s Bain Capital days
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CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama sought to undermine Mitt Romney’s key rationale for his presidential candidacy Monday, sharply attacking his Republican challenger’s background as a venture capitalist and arguing that profit-making alone is not ...

Romney's Bain playbook unclear as attacks grow
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The core of his presidential candidacy under attack, Mitt Romney has yet to shape a playbook to defend a quarter-century in the business world that created great riches for himself and great hardship, at times, for some American workers. ...

Obama stands by hits on Romney's Bain Capital days
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(05-21) 14:45 PDT Chicago (AP) -- President Barack Obama on Monday defended his criticism of presumptive Republican presidential Mitt Romney's ties to the private equity firm Bain Capital, saying it was rightly part of... ...

7 killed in separate northeast Nigeria attacks
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Add Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker to the long list of political stand-ins for both President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney who've veered wildly off message in a presidential contest notable for its... Add Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker ...

Obama OK with private equity, says Romney must be held accountable for job losses
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President Barack Obama on Monday defended his criticism of presumptive Republican presidential Mitt Romney's ties to the private equity firm Bain Capital, saying it was rightly part of the campa... ...

Obama stands by hits on Romney's Bain Capital days
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President Barack Obama is defending his criticism of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, saying Romney's record at the private equity firm Bain Capital is rightfully part of the campaign debate. ...

US Election 2012: Barack Obama defends Bain attacks on Mitt Romney
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Democrats express discomfort at increasingly aggressive tactics. ...

Obama, NATO agree: End their Afghanistan combat by 2014, short of saying, 'This is all done'
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President Barack Obama and leaders around the globe locked in place an Afghanistan exit path Monday that will still keep their troops fighting and dying there for two more years, acknowledging there never will be point at which they can say, "This i ...

Mayor Booker slams GOP's use of his words
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker says GOP attempts to use his words about private equity against President Obama are "cynical." ...

President Obama Directly Seeks to Make Romney's Business Experience the "Bain" of His Existence
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At the close of the NATO Summit, taking questions from reporters, President Obama launched his most direct attack yet at challenger Mitt Romney, defending his campaign’s attacks on Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital and full-throatedly saying “this is ...

Romney Narrows Obama Fund-Raising Edge
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“Super PACs” and issue-advocacy groups supporting Mitt Romney have narrowed President Obama’s once-commanding advantage. ...

Obama stands by hits on Romney’s Bain Capital days
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CHICAGO (AP) — President Barack Obama is defending his criticism of presumptive Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, saying Romney’s record at the private equity firm Bain Capital is rightfully part of the campaign debate. He said he has no p ...

Obama to Make Biz 'Bain' of Romney Election Hopes
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Kiichiro Sato/AP At the close of the NATO Summit, taking questions from reporters, President Obama launched his most direct attack yet at challenger Mitt Romney, defending his campaign’s attacks on Romney’s tenure at Bain Capital and full-throatedly ...

Facebook IPO underscores shutting out the masses
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The Facebook flop is just the latest evidence of a growing and unsustainable imbalance across the tech investment spectrum. On Monday, Facebook's shares dropped through the initial public offering price of $38, falling... ...

Obama stands by hits on Romney's Bain Capital days
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CHICAGO—President Barack Obama on Monday defended his criticism of presumptive Republican presidential Mitt Romney's ties to the private equity firm Bain Capital, saying it was rightly part of the campaign debate because Romney himself was emphasizin ...

Bain Capital attack ads against Romney backfiring on Obama
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It now seems likely that President Barack Obama is quickly running out of ammunition in what appears to be his only defensive weapon against presumptive Republican nominee, Gov. Mitt Romney--attack ads against Bain Capital, the equity firm Romney... ...

Cory Booker is latest gaffe-prone Obama surrogate
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NEW YORK (AP) — Add Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker to the long list of political stand-ins for both President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney who’ve veered wildly off message in a presidential contest notable for its attention-grabbing gaffe ...

Bain Capital attack ads against Romney blowing up in Obama's face
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It now seems likely that President Barack Obama is quickly running out of ammunition in what appears to be his only defensive weapon against presumptive Republican nominee, Gov. Mitt Romney--attack ads against Bain Capital, the equity firm Romney... ...

Obama defends Bain ads, accuses Romney of 'missing what this job is about'
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President Obama, using the stage Monday of a NATO summit in Chicago, defended his campaign critique of Mitt Romney's tenure at Bain Capital -- accusing his likely Republican rival of "missing what this job is about" by touting his experience at the ...

Cory Booker is latest gaffe-prone Obama surrogate
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Add Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker to the long list of political stand-ins for both President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney who've veered wildly off message in a presidential contest notable for its attention-grabbing gaffes. ...

Obama on Bain scrutiny: 'This is what this campaign is going to be about'
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President Obama offered a full-throated defense of his campaign's scrutiny of Mitt Romney's private sector career, flatly stating, "This is not a distraction." ...

New Republican Ad Takes a Soft Shot at Obama
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Steven J. Law of Crossroads GPS said a new ad was aimed at voters who may like President Obama but are disillusioned. ...

Obama: Attacks on Romney, Bain are fair game
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President Obama Monday defended his campaign's attacks on Mitt Romney's business record, denying that they are a distraction or a side issue. ...

Obama defends ad targeting Romney's business
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President Obama defended his campaign's focus on plant closings and layoffs caused by Bain Capital, the firm once headed by Mitt Romney. ...

Cory Booker is latest gaffe-prone Obama surrogate
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NEW YORK—Add Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker to the long list of political stand-ins for both President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney who've veered wildly off message in a presidential contest notable for its attention-grabbing gaffes. ...

Obama Defends Attacks on Romney’s Record at Bain
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Mayor Cory A. Booker of Newark issued a video Monday clarifying his remarks about the Obama campaign’s focus on Bain. ...

Cory Booker is latest gaffe-prone Obama surrogate
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(05-21) 14:51 PDT New York (AP) -- Add Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker to the long list of political stand-ins for both President Barack Obama and Republican Mitt Romney who've veered wildly off message in a... ...

Obama’s attacks on Bain backfire
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Today, the Romney for President campaign released a new web video titled "Big Bain Backfire." You can watch the "Big Bain Backfire" here. The new video is in response to President Obama's attacks... ...

Newt Gingrich Warns Team Obama Against Attacking Mitt Romney's Bain Capital Record
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Facebook IPO Fallout: Four Lessons From a Rocky Public Debut
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The IPO revealed significant problems at the Nasdaq stock exchange, turning what should have been a triumphant offering into an embarrassing debacle. Here are four take-aways from Facebook's very rocky public debut ...

What Bain Capital Left Out Of Its Ampad Defense
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ABC News’ Michael Falcone reports: After the Obama campaign unleashed another attack Monday on Mitt Romney’s business dealings at Bain Capital, the private equity firm went on defense. But Bain’s public statement is as notable for what it included as ...

Bias by the Numbers: Sharpton Calls Romney 'Willard' 194 Times In the Last Month on MSNBC
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As much as Obama supporters like the Rev. Al Sharpton take exception to the haters who use the president's full name -- "Barack Hussein Obama," most recently disdained in the Ricketts super PAC memo revealed by the New York Times -- what about liber ...

Romney energy adviser is big Super PAC donor
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Just one month after he was named Mitt Romney's top energy adviser, Oklahoma billionaire Harold Hamm contributed $985,000 to the top pro-Romney Super PAC,  according to a new campaign disclosure filing on Monday. ...

Lincoln Mitchell: Why Is the Republican Party Still Trying to Define President Obama?
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In politics, as in many things, timing is extremely important. Barack Obama, for example understood that despite, or perhaps because of, concerns about his lack... ...

President Obama Returns to Joplin
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President Barack Obama delivers the commencement address to the graduating seniors of Joplin High School at Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, May 21, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Lawrence Jackson) Speaking tonight to the first gr ...

Poll: Obama, Romney split on top economic issues
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President Obama beats Mitt Romney on controlling healthcare costs, Romney wins on dealing with the deficit, and they are essentially tied on who can better attack unemployment, according to a new USA Today/Gallup poll that assesses how voters view th ...

Facebook shares drop to near $34 on 2nd day of trading, Zuckerberg loses $2B
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Facebook Inc.shares skidded on their second day of trading on Wall Street, falling below the initial public offering price of $38. ...

Obama Campaign Does Damage Control After Dems Question Anti-Bain Strategy
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The Obama campaign is in full damage-control mode one day after Newark Mayor Cory Booker publicly derided Democrats’ assault on presumptive GOP nominee Mitt Romney over his record at Bain Capital. Chief Obama strategist David Axelrod today publicly ...

New Republican Ad Takes a Soft Shot at Obama
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Using the story of a struggling family, a Crossroads GPS commercial seeks to appeal to swing voters who had supported President Obama, and may still like him, but are disappointed. ...

ROSE: What Mitt should learn from Rick
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Mitt Romney begins the general election campaign at a disadvantage among female voters. Mr. Romney's trouble with female voters is explained in part by his inability to win over conservative women. To attract their support and votes, Mr. Romney shou ...

Facebook shares sink 11 percent as reality overtakes hype
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(Reuters) - Facebook shares sank 11 percent in the first day of trading without the full support of the company's underwriters, leaving some investors down almost 25 percent from where they were Friday and driving others to switch back to more estab ...

Booker rebuked
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He was right the first time. Newark Mayor Cory Booker, that is — before Team Obama tightened the screws and forced him to walk it all back. Appearing on “Meet the Press” Sunday, Booker — a Democrat and firm Obama supporter — issued a startling blast ...

Insight: Morgan Stanley cut Facebook estimates just before IPO
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(Reuters) - In the run-up to Facebook's $16 billion IPO, Morgan Stanley, the lead underwriter on the deal, unexpectedly delivered some negative news to major clients: The bank's consumer Internet analyst, Scott Devitt, was reducing his revenue forec ...

Obama's Cory Booker problem: allies undercut anti-Bain message
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Cory Booker, Newark's charismatic mayor, back-tracked on his defense of Mitt Romney's company, Bain, but only part-way. Other Obama supporters are muddying his message on private equity, too. ...

Bio-Bolstering Obama
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The Issue: Revisions made to the White House Web site highlighting President Obama’s accomplishments.***The only things bigger than President Obama injecting himself into previous White House presidential biographies are his ego and his deficits (“Ba ...

Obama Takes Bain Fight Directly to Romney
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Obama Slams Romney's Election Pitch ...

Facebook pfffft
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Mark Zuckerberg’s Facebook could certainly use a friend about now. Investors slammed Zuckerberg’s social networking giant in its second day of trading yesterday, knocking its share price down below the $38 initial public offering price — and raising ...

Obama defends attacks on Romney
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President says GOP challenger's record at private equity firm illustrates "what the campaign is going to be about" ...

Obama: Bain Is Romney's "Main Calling Card"
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At NATO Summit, POTUS says "this issue is not — quote — a distraction." Obama: "His main calling card for why he thinks he should be president is his business experience. He's not going out there touting his work in Massachusetts." ...

'Enough is enough': Democratic mayor breaks ranks with attack on anti-Romney Obama ad
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Cory Booker attacked an ad released last week by President Barack Obama’s campaign that paints presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney in a negative light ...

Cory Booker: GOP 'Manipulating' His Criticism Of Obama's Bain Capital Attacks
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The Caucus: Following Booker Criticisms, a Struggle to Define What's Fair Game
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The Obama campaign insists that the full-throated assault on Bain Capital is a critique of Mitt Romney's claim to be a jobs creator. But much of the commentary describes Mr. Romney in highly personal ways. ...

The Caucus: In Obama-Romney Trash Talk, What's Fair and Where's the Fine Line?
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The Obama campaign insists that the full-throated assault on Bain Capital is a critique of Mitt Romney's claim to be a jobs creator. But much of the commentary describes Mr. Romney in highly personal ways. ...

In Obama-Romney Trash Talk, What's Fair and Where's the Fine Line?
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The Obama campaign insists that the full-throated assault on Bain Capital is a critique of Mitt Romney's claim to be a jobs creator. But much of the commentary describes Mr. Romney in highly personal ways. ...

What Romney should have learned at Bain
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Poor Cory Booker. It turns out that it’s easier to rescue old ladies from burning buildings than to step into the 2012 election without, well, stepping in it. Booker, the Democratic mayor of Newark, N.J., appeared on Sunday’s “Meet the Press” on NBC ...

Following Booker Criticisms, a Struggle to Define What's Fair Game
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The Obama campaign insists that the full-throated assault on Bain Capital is a critique of Mitt Romney's claim to be a jobs creator. But much of the commentary describes Mr. Romney in highly personal ways. ...

Mark Zuckerberg Just Lost $2 Billion
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Mark Zuckerberg’s fortune dropped $2 billion Monday as shares of Facebook tumbled to $34.03, 11 percent below their initial public offering price of $38. The loss prompted analysts and buyers to wonder whether the company was overvalued at the $105 ...

WATCH: Obama launches new attack ad on Romney's Bain record
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WASHINGTON -- The Obama campaign launched another scathing attack on Mitt Romney's business record Monday, with a video examining the fate of an Indiana paper company acquired by a private-equity firm run at the time by the GOP frontrunner. The ad ce ...

Furious Chris Matthews Fulminates: Cory Booker 'Betrayed' and 'Sabotaged' Obama
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A furious Chris Matthews on Monday railed against Cory Booker for his "betrayal" and "sabotage" of fellow Democrat Barack Obama. A bewildered Matthews couldn't understand why the Newark mayor would "trash" the President. Howling over Booker's break ...

No ‘Friend’ to investors: Too much Facebook hype?
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The Issue: The trading in Facebook stock after its IPO on the New York Stock Exchangelast Friday. *** If Facebook stock increases in value, wealth could accrue to shareholders (“Zuckers!” May 19). If Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg can figure out how to ...

Columnist: Hillary Clinton will be veep candidate
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Washington Times columnist Joe Curl predicted Monday that President Barack Obama will replace Vice President Joe Biden with Hillary Clinton as his vice-presidential running mate in November. “The Great One, Sir Barack Hussein Obama, will replace the ...

Newark mayor: Romney business record is fair game
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WASHINGTON—Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker is backing off comments he made earlier Sunday, when he criticized President Barack Obama's re-election campaign for its attacks on Bain Capital, the private equity firm once run by Republican presidential c ...

CNBC's Cramer Declares: 'Romney's Known as a Job Destroyer'
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On Sunday's NBC Meet the Press, CNBC Mad Money host Jim Cramer followed Obama campaign talking points perfectly as he decried Mitt Romney's business record at Bain Capital: "Romney's known as a job destroyer, not a creator. ...I think Bain sticks. I ...

Obama Defends Bain Attacks, Reverse Robin Hood, Afghanistan Take-Aways (PM Note)
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Recalling Joplin – In a few hours, President Obama will give a commencement address to high school students in Joplin, Missouri. Use the sliderule to see what the high school looked like one year ago after the tornado – Things We Learned Today –... ...

Thanks to Obama Campaign, Democrats Enjoy Cash Advantage
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Democrats are heading into the general election against Mitt Romney with a sizable cash advantage over their GOP rivals. Democratic committees have a combined war chest of $195 million, including cash held at the end of April by Obama for America, th ...

Video of the Day: Cory Booker Out-Obamas President Obama
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In criticizing the president's attack on Mitt Romney's Bain Capital record, he gives an uncomfortable reminder of how voters saw Obama four years ago. ...

President Obama's Bain Capital assault takes an unexpected detour
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President Obama seeks to define Romney's Bain Capital as a cutthroat enterprise that left lost jobs in its wake. ...

New Obama ad challenges Mitt Romney's economics
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WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama's re-election campaign is keeping up its effort to paint Mitt Romney as a job-destroying corporate raider at Bain Capital. ...

Facebook: Still Overvalued?
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Henry Blodget, the ex-analyst who now presides over Business Insider, wrote in a blog post today that Facebook shares are probably worth $16-24 a share; use the midpoint at $20, and you?ve still got a??potentially??massive slide from today?s close at ...

Facebook Stock Plummets on Second Day of Trading
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http://business-news.thestreet.com/mercury-news/story/facebook-stock-plummets-second-day-trading/1(hidethestreet) After Facebook stock narrowly stayed above the initial public offering. ...

After Facebook IPO debacle, finger-pointing begins
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Facebook stock's slide continued Monday, leaving some investors wondering about the outlook for the newly-public social network. Facebook's stock tumbled below its $38 IPO price on its second day of trading. ...

Booker strays from Obama campaign message
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker is ordinarily one of the Obama campaign's most visible supporters from New Jersey. But on national television yesterday, Booker went off-message to say he was nauseated by Obama campaign ads criticizing Mitt Romney's record a ...

Romney Aides: Obama's Job Approval Will Decide Election
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The Romney campaign is shifting focus to Obama's job approval as the key to the November election. ...

Shabby Piggish Pricing by Wall St. And Insiders Ruins Facebook IPO
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IPOs are supposed to leave room for the public to enjoy a little?? kiss. But, the ?? offering, so bloody ballyhooed to the point of lunacy just plain hurt all the disappointed small individual?? buyers who were given a small ownership at the absurdly ...

Going public: Key developments in Facebook's IPO
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Key developments in Facebook Inc.'s initial public offering of stock: ...

Facebook shares close near $34 on 2nd day of trading
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Facebook Inc.shares skidded on their second day of trading on Wall Street, falling below the initial public offering price of $38. ...

Dick Cheney to raise money for Mitt Romney
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Former Vice President Dick Cheney and his wife, Lynne, will host a July fundraiser for Mitt Romney at their home in Jackson Hole, Wyo., according to a save-the-date email from the Romney campaign. The event will help the likely Republican nominee tap ...

Obama Video Hits Romney Role in Ampad Bankruptcy
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The story of Ampad, a company acquired by Bain Capital in 1992 that later went bankrupt, was used successfully by Democrats 18 years ago to help derail Mitt Romney’s run for a U.S. Senate seat from Massachusetts. Now, the Obama campaign is resurrecti ...

Facebook Stock Plunges in Second-Day Trading
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The price of shares of social-media giant Facebook plunged on its second day of stockmarket trading. Investors quickly started selling the stock on the Nasdaq exchange Monday, sending the price of Facebook shares down 13 percent in the first hour. It ...

Booker's criticisms complicate Obama message
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Newark mayor takes issue with anti- Bain Capital ads, one day before Obama campaign rolls out new batch ...

Facebook stock falls 11 percent in second trading day
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Facebook shares close down $4.20 in Monday trading. Facebook stock dropped so much Monday morning that 'circuit breakers' kicked in to restrict sell orders. ...

A Plaintiffs' Bar Welcome for Facebook to the Public Company Market
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Welcome to the complicated world of public stock trading; now give us our clients $15 billion. Just two days after its much ballyhooed initial public offering, Facebook was served with a rather rude greeting gift - a class action lawsuit complaint. F ...

Where Are Facebook's Friends? Stock Down After IPO
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NEW YORK (AP) — Facebook's stock is tumbling well below its $38 IPO price in the social network's second day of trading as a public company on Monday. Shares are down 11 percent in late morning trading. ...

Everything Old Is New Again (The Note)
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By MICHAEL FALCONE (@michaelpfalcone) and AMY WALTER (@amyewalter) NOTABLES: ALL AMPED UP. Ampad, the office supply giant that suffered job losses after Mitt Romney’s former company, Bain Capital took it over, is getting another 15-minutes of fame to ...

Obama Campaign Web Video Attacks Mitt Romney Over Bain Capital Job Losses
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Facebook shares sink well below $38 IPO price
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Facebook shares fell more than 10 percent in early action Monday, well below the initial public offering (IPO) price of $38, giving a black eye to those involved with the social networking company's highly-anticipated debut in just the second day of ...

5 examples of the left scrambling to help Obama
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The talk of panic among Obama supporters is overstated, but the left is scrambling to help him in a suddenly close race with Mitt Romney. Not all of their efforts are particularly clever or even effective. Here is a quick look at some of the contort ...

Cory Booker commits the classic Washington gaffe
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In Washington, there’s an old cliche: A gaffe is when a politician is accidentally honest. That’s what happened to Newark (N.J.) Mayor Cory Booker during an appearance on NBC’s “Meet the Press” on Sunday. Booker, who is widely regarded as a fast ris ...

Facebook Falls Below its IPO Price
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Facebook is a $38 special no more. But what is the social network really worth? ...

Facebook shares fall below $38 IPO price
marketday.msnbc.msn.com | discovered: | published:

Stocks were sharply higher Monday, but shares of Facebook sank in their first day of trading without the full support of the company's underwriters. ...

Where are Facebook's friends? Stock down after IPO
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Facebook's stock is tumbling well below its $38 IPO price in the social network's second day of trading as a public company on Monday. ...

Where are Facebook's friends? Stock down after IPO
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NEW YORK—Facebook's stock is tumbling well below its $38 IPO price in the social network's second day of trading as a public company on Monday. ...

Nasdaq alters IPO procedures after Facebook glitch
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nasdaq OMX Group Inc said on Monday it is changing its initial public offering trading procedures following glitches in Facebook Inc's market debut at the end of last week that prevented some traders from knowing for hours wheth ...

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg loses almost $2bn as share price falls
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Facebook shares fell by nearly $5 on Monday from their Friday closing price of $38.23 Mark Zuckerberg's fortune dwindled by nearly $2bn (£1.3bn) to $18.7bn within minutes on Monday as trading began again in Facebook shares – which promptly plunged by ...

Democrats push ‘Ex-PATRIOT ACT’ in response to Facebook co-founder tax dodging
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It has not been a good week for Facebook. First, the company’s IPO fell flat Friday and continued to go down in price Monday morning. Now, in response to the actions of a Facebook co-founder... ...

Nasdaq alters IPO procedures after Facebook glitch
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nasdaq OMX Group Inc said on Monday it is changing its initial public offering trading procedures following glitches in Facebook Inc's market debut at the end of last week that prevented some traders from knowing for hours whethe ...

Facebook Declines Below IPO Price of $38 a Share in U.S. Premarket Trading
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Facebook Inc., the social networking site that raised $16 billion in its initial public offering, fell below its $38 offer price in early trading. ...

Ahead of the Bell: Facebook below IPO price
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Facebook Inc. stock has dropped below the initial public stock offering price in premarket trading Monday, an inauspicious start to the company's first full week of trading after its market debut Friday suffered some hiccups. ...

Where are Facebook friends? Stock sinks on 2nd day
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Facebook's stock is sinking nearly 7 percent, falling below the $38 IPO price, in the social network's second day of trading as a public company Monday. ...

Where are Facebook friends? Stock sinks on 2nd day
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(05-21) 06:33 PDT NEW YORK, (AP) -- Facebook's stock is sinking nearly 7 percent, falling below the $38 IPO price, in the social network's second day of trading as a public company Monday. Investors and technology... ...

How Low Can Facebook Go?
www.forbes.com | discovered: | published:

As my colleagues have noted Facebook shares were trading below the IPO price in pre-market trading and then as the market opened. And things have gone on down from there. At pixel time I?m seeing $33.2755 on turnover just under 50 million shares. Now ...

Facebook Shares Fall Below IPO Price
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Facebook shares dropped below their debut price of $38 (£24) in trading on Monday raising concerns about the stock if its lead underwriter Morgan Stanley stops propping it up and investors who were hoping for a surge in price decide to pull out. ...

Facebook Shares Plunge Below IPO Price
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(Image credit: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg/Getty Images) Shares of Facebook plunged below its IPO price and previous close, opening down 11 percent to $33.83 on Monday morning. Facebook stock closed at about $38.23 on Friday evening, only slightly above i ...

Mark Zuckerberg down to his last $17billion as Facebook shares slide
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FACEBOOK founder's stake fell $2.4billion in early trading on New York's Nasdaq ...

Unfriended! Facebook Sinks Well Below IPO Price In Early Trading
www.forbes.com | discovered: | published:

Facebook shares, which struggled to stay above their $38 IPO price following the launch of trading on Friday, have come under selling pressure in pre-market trading on Monday. With a little more than 30 minutes to go before the opening bell, Facebook ...

Facebook shares fall sharply
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Shares of Facebook were down around 12 per cent early in their second day of trading, with one analyst suggesting underwriters were too rosy in their estimates of demand for the stock in its IPO last week. ]] ...

Nasdaq modifies its IPO applications
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Nasdaq says it has modified its system for handling initial public offerings after technical glitches marred the debut of Facebook on Friday. ...

Facebook falls below $38 issue price in premarket
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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc shares fell below their $38 issue price in premarket trading on Monday as support from underwriters of the initial public offering dissipated after its debut on Friday. ...

Facebook Falling Hard In Early Trade; Other Web Shrs Also Hit
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Facebook shares are tanking in early trading Monday in what is almost certainly going to be viewed as a black-eye for everyone involved ? for the company, for Morgan Stanley and the other bankers on last Friday?s IPO and for Nasdaq. In the early goin ...

Facebook sinks as Nasdaq scrambles to square trades
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(Reuters) - Facebook shares sank on Monday in the first day of trading without the full support of the company's underwriters, leaving some investors down 25 percent from where they were Friday afternoon. ...

Cory Booker walks back Obama criticism
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker is walking back his remark that campaign tactics from President Obama's team are "nauseating." ...

Booker hits Bam ad
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a major supporter of President Obama’s re-election bid, slammed a recent Obama campaign ad yesterday for its attack on Mitt Romney’s tenure at private equity firm Bain Capital.During a roundtable discussion on NBC’s “Meet th ...

Facebook IPO Wealth Spawns New Class of Social-Media Angel Investors: Tech
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Facebook Inc.’s initial public offering is poised to create some 850 new millionaires, spawning a new class of angel investors looking to help other startups build on the popularity of the biggest social network. ...

Tech stocks exchange to change IPO auctions after Facebook glitches
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Tech stocks IPO auctions will be revamped, Nasdaq CEO says, after delays plagued Facebook's first day of trading. SEC investigating to see if delays hurt trading in the tech stock's underwhelming IPO. ...

Why Wall Street's Usually Well-Oiled Machine Failed To Deliver Bonanza to Facebook's First-Call Big Institutional Investors
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Facebook and Zuckerberg proved the IPO system could be done better--and fairly--by forcing Wall Street banks to cater more to average shareholders, or the so-called "public" for whom the initial offerings, after all, are supposed to be designed. ...

Facebook Drops Below IPO Price In Pre-Market Trading
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shares fell below its IPO price in this morning?s pre-market trading. At 8:30 a.m., the stock is trading at $36.70, down 3.9%. The IPO price is a key psychological benchmark. The stock?s drop below the $38 market increases the possibility that ?s und ...

Facebook shares fall below issue price
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Shares of the social network, which raised $16bn in its initial public offering, fall below their issue price of $38 in pre-market trading ...

Facebook Piggies Went To Market But Retail Piggies Stayed Home
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Competition over Facebook's IPO led to overpricing of the deal. Competition over Facebook's listing led to a NASDAQ opening that the Exchange couldn't handle. And, investors disproved the old adage that "There's a sucker born every minute." ...

Facebook shares plunge in early trading on Wall Street
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Facebook shares dropped sharply in their second day of trading on Wall Street. ...

Stocks open higher on Wall Street; Facebook falls
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Stocks are opening higher on Wall Street after a new survey suggested that economists are more optimistic about housing and employment. Facebook slid below its initial offering price. ...

Nasdaq's Facebook Trading Fiasco
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Morning Business Memo: A Facebook fiasco for Nasdaq. The chief executive of the Nasdaq stock market admits he was “embarrassed” by what happened on Friday when trading glitches led to doubts about the market’s ability to handle hot IPOs. Nasdaq not o ...

Nasdaq CEO Blames Software Design for Delayed Facebook Trading
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May 21 (Bloomberg) -- Nasdaq OMX Group Inc., under scrutiny after shares of Facebook Inc. were plagued by delays and mishandled orders on its first day of trading, blamed "poor design" in the software it uses for... ...

Shira Lazar: Tumblr, Reddit Founders Dish on Facebook IPO (VIDEO)
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Tumblr CEO and founder David Karp and Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian -- both 20-something web pioneers -- chatted with me about disrupting traditional media and Facebook IPO during their stop. ...

Meet Priscilla Chan, tech’s newest first lady
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Once the dust had settled on the story of the Facebook IPO, it seemed the news cycle would might go without a mention of Facebook co-founder and chief executive Mark Zuckerberg for at least a couple of hours. Then came the news Saturday that Zuckerb ...

Formula One's Singapore IPO Approved
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Formula One Group, the motor racing franchise owned by private-equity firm CVC Capital Partners, has received the go-ahead from the Singapore Exchange for a $2.5 billion initial public offering. ...

Newark mayor: Romney business record is fair game
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Newark, N.J., Mayor Cory Booker is backing off comments he made earlier Sunday, when he criticized President Barack Obama's re-election campaign for its attacks on Bain Capital, the private equity firm once run by Republican presidential candidate Mi ...

Newark Mayor Cory Booker slams Obama campaign attack on Romney’s work for Bain Capital
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Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, a close ally of President Obama in the upcoming election, slammed the president’s campaign Sunday for ads attacking Mitt Romney’s work for the Bain Capital private equity firm. Read full article ...

Formula One Said to Get Nod for $3 Billion Singapore IPO
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Singapore’s stock exchange approved Formula One’s plan to raise as much as $3 billion in an initial public offering in the city-state, three people with knowledge of the matter said. ...

Zuckerberg's post-IPO wedding is smart legal move
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Getting married was a smart business move as well as a personal milestone for Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, with the timing of the wedding, the day after the company's initial public offering, potentially proving particul ...

Nasdaq 'embarrassed' over Facebook IPO gaff
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Nasdaq OMX's chief executive admitted he was "embarrassed" by the delay in the opening trade of Facebook's initial public offering and revealed that the exchange was in talks with regulators over potentially millions of dollars of customer claims. ...

Zuckerberg's post-IPO wedding is smart legal move
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Getting married was a smart business move as well as a personal milestone for Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg, with the timing of the wedding, the day after the company's initial public offering, potentially proving particula ...

Alibaba Agrees to Buy Back 20% Stake in Itself From Yahoo for $7 Billion
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Alibaba Group Holding Ltd., China’s largest e-commerce provider, agreed to repurchase about a 20 percent stake in itself from U.S. Web portal Yahoo! Inc. for about $7.1 billion ahead of a potential initial public offering. ...

Nasdaq CEO Greifeld Blames ‘Poor Design’ for Facebook IPO Auction Stumble
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“Poor design” in Nasdaq OMX Group Inc.’s software driving auctions for initial public offerings delayed Facebook Inc.’s first day of trading, the exchange operator’s chief executive officer said. ...

DealBook: Nasdaq Chief Says Glitches Weren’t at Fault for Facebook Stock Plunge
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The main issue, according to the chief executive of the Nasdaq OMX Group, was a number of order cancellations that flowed in during the final stages of the initial public offering process. ...

The Caucus: Cory Booker Criticizes Obama Campaign in TV Appearance
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Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, a prominent Democrat enlisted as a surrogate for President Obama's campaign, sharply criticized the campaign on "Meet the Press" on Sunday for attacking Mitt Romney's work in the private equity firm Bain Capital. ...

How to Act Human: Advice for Mitt Romney
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Actor with a capital “A” James Lipton has a master class for the presidential contender: “Since politics and performance have become pretty much fused, and since you’ve been criticized by some for not coming across as authentic to your public, maybe ...

An Obama Surrogate Criticizes Campaign
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Mayor Cory Booker of Newark, a prominent Democrat enlisted as a surrogate for President Obama's campaign, sharply criticized the campaign on "Meet the Press" on Sunday for attacking Mitt Romney's work in the private equity firm Bain Capital. ...

Facebook shares could fall below IPO price: Barron's
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(Reuters) - Shares in social media company Facebook Inc could fall below the initial public offering price of $38, Barron's wrote in its May 21 edition. Facebook saw its shares rise a scant 0.6 percent to $38.23 on Friday in the first day of trading ...

Cory Booker slams Obama campaign for attack on Romney's Bain record
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Newark Mayor Cory Booker, a surrogate for President Obama's re-election effort, slammed a recent Obama campaign ad on Sunday for its attack on Mitt Romney's tenure at private equity firm Bain Capital. ...


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