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Daily Archives: July 28, 2012

Mitt Romney in front of a picture of the Jerusalem Old City walls on July 29, 2012.

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Mitt Romney in front of a picture of the Jerusalem Old City walls on July 29, 2012.

Romney: Arab Spring Misnamed

Republican Mitt Romney, commenting on an array of foreign and domestic policy issues in an interview with an Israeli newspaper before his trip there, suggested that “the Arab Spring” of popular uprisings in the region is a misnomer — and...

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Gaming tycoon Sheldon Adelson arrives to hear Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers foreign policy remarks on July 29, 2012 in Jerusalem.

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Gaming tycoon Sheldon Adelson arrives to hear Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney delivers foreign policy remarks on July 29, 2012 in Jerusalem.

Romney Closing Doors at Israeli Fundraiser With Sheldon Adelson

Updated July 29 at 10:20 am EDT: (This event was initially to be fully closed to reporters traveling with Mitt Romney, making it impossible for voters back home to know what Romney was telling the donors. After objections, campaign aides...

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Mitt Romney and his wife Ann attend the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London.

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Mitt Romney and his wife Ann attend the opening ceremony at the Olympic Stadium on July 27, 2012 in London.

Romney’s Gaffes, Quayle’s `Potatoe’ – Hall of Blooper Fame

Was this Mitt Romney’s “potatoe” moment? The presumed Republican presidential nominee’s brief stay in London came off more like a blooper reel than a statesman’s first audition on the international stage. The visit recalled candidate slip-ups of years past — from Dan Quayle’s...

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