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Romney: Bain Builds Up, Then Harvests Companies

Romney: Bain Builds Up, Then Harvests Companies

James Devaney/WireImage(NEW YORK) — In a video made public Thursday, but recorded sometime in the summer of 1985, Mitt Romney explains in frank terms how his then-newly-minted private equity firm planned on making money.“Bain Capital is an inves…

Steelworker Featured at DNC Didn’t Work for Bain

Steelworker Featured at DNC Didn’t Work for Bain

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — The Democratic National Convention on Wednesday featured three speakers billed as “former employees of companies controlled by Bain Capital.” They each told compelling stories about jobs lost…

Steelworker Featured at DNC Didn’t Work for Bain

Steelworker Featured at DNC Didn’t Work for Bain

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(CHARLOTTE, N.C.) — The Democratic National Convention on Wednesday featured three speakers billed as “former employees of companies controlled by Bain Capital.” They each told compelling stories about jobs lost…

Fact Checking Joe Biden’s Bain ‘Bailout’ Claim

Fact Checking Joe Biden’s Bain ‘Bailout’ Claim

JIM WATSON/AFP/GettyImages(WASHINGTON) — Vice President Joe Biden recently made the claim that Mitt Romney received a “federal bailout” for Bain & Company, costing “the government and American taxpayers $10 million.”  …

NY Attorney General Investigates Tax Strategy of Equity Firms, Including Bain Capital

NY Attorney General Investigates Tax Strategy of Equity Firms, Including Bain Capital

iStockphoto/Thinkstock(NEW YORK) — New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is investigating some of the nation’s biggest private equity firms, including Bain Capital, founded by Republican nominee Mitt Romney, to determine whether they abused tax …

Romney’s Offshore Investments Used ‘Blockers’ to Avoid Taxes?

Romney’s Offshore Investments Used ‘Blockers’ to Avoid Taxes?

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — The private equity firm founded by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney made use of arcane techniques in several of its Cayman Islands-based funds to avoid U.S. taxes, according to a trove of Bain Capital…

Romney Hires PR Vet to Bite Back on Bain Attacks

Romney Hires PR Vet to Bite Back on Bain Attacks

Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Romney campaign is hiring a corporate public relations specialist to help guide their response to questions about the candidate’s time in the private sector with Bain Capital, Buzzfeed’s Ben Smith r…

Obama Super PAC Releases New Ad: Romney’s Offshore Olympics

Obama Super PAC Releases New Ad: Romney’s Offshore Olympics

Joe Raedle/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Mitt Romney can leave the country, but he can’t get away from new attacks on his business record and personal finances.Timed to coincide with Romney’s trip to London and the upcoming start of the 2012 …

While President Obama Rallies, Mitt Romney Sits Lakeside With iPad

While President Obama Rallies, Mitt Romney Sits Lakeside With iPad

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WOLFEBORO, N.H.) — Mitt Romney spent part of his Saturday morning sitting in a lawn chair barefoot on the beach of his New Hampshire lake house, iPad in hand, while President Obama was on the campaign trail.It was th…

Mitt Romney Responds to Bain Attacks, Demands President Obama’s Apology

Mitt Romney Responds to Bain Attacks, Demands President Obama’s Apology

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(NEW YORK) — Mitt Romney wants President Obama to apologize for his campaign’s suggestion that the Republican candidate could have broken the law by making inaccurate statements to the Securities and Exchange Commission.Romney told …

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Calls Mitt Romney’s Bain Record ‘Fair Game’

Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell Calls Mitt Romney’s Bain Record ‘Fair Game’

Kris Connor/Getty Images(WILLIAMSBURG, Va.) — After a blistering assault from Democrats on Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital over the last 24-hours, Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell acknowledged that the presumptive Republican nominee’s time…

Obama Says It’s ‘Appropriate’ to Question Romney’s Bain Record

Obama Says It’s ‘Appropriate’ to Question Romney’s Bain Record

Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama defends his attacks on Mitt Romney’s record at Bain Capital, saying it is “entirely appropriate” to question his rival’s business experience.“What he says is he …

Romney Camp: Team Obama SEC Accusations ‘A New Low’

Romney Camp: Team Obama SEC Accusations ‘A New Low’

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(NEW YORK) — Questions about Mitt Romney’s time at Bain Capital have suddenly spiraled into a bigger question that President Obama’s campaign is stoking: Did the candidate commit a crime by making false statements …

Obama Ad Casts President as ‘Insourcer,’ Romney as ‘Outsourcer’

Obama Ad Casts President as ‘Insourcer,’ Romney as ‘Outsourcer’

JEWEL SAMAD/FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Amid signs that attacks on Mitt Romney’s business record are resonating in several swing states, President Obama’s re-election campaign is doubling down with a new TV ad that hit…

Obama Ad Casts President as ‘Insourcer,’ Romney as ‘Outsourcer’

Obama Ad Casts President as ‘Insourcer,’ Romney as ‘Outsourcer’

JEWEL SAMAD/FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — Amid signs that attacks on Mitt Romney’s business record are resonating in several swing states, President Obama’s re-election campaign is doubling down with a new TV ad that hit…

Obama Leads Romney in Polls as Bain Attacks Stick

Obama Leads Romney in Polls as Bain Attacks Stick

Joe Raedle/Paul J. Richards/AFP/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — President Obama has stifled Mitt Romney’s gain in the polls, presumably by saturating the media with unflattering tales of Bain Capital from years ago rather than unflattering tales of t…

Pro-Obama SuperPAC Running Almost 100 Percent of All Anti-Bain Ads

Pro-Obama SuperPAC Running Almost 100 Percent of All Anti-Bain Ads

ABC/ Ida Mae Astute(WASHINGTON) — A new study by the media tracking group Kantar Media’s CMAG finds that almost all of the negative TV advertising about Mitt Romney’s role at Bain Capital has come from the Democratic Super PAC Priorities U…

Obama Camp Challenges Fact Checker Report on Romney Outsourcing

Obama Camp Challenges Fact Checker Report on Romney Outsourcing

Jeff Swensen/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama Campaign is vigorously defending its attacks on Mitt Romney as an “outsourcer,” following an analysis by one independent fact-checker that called some of the claims “untrue” and…

Obama Campaign Memo Punctuates Week of Outsourcing Attacks

Obama Campaign Memo Punctuates Week of Outsourcing Attacks

Emmanuel Dunand/AFP/Alex Wong/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — On the eve of the Supreme Court decision on health care — hours before the news cycle gets a major jolt — Team Obama offered something of a closing argument on a round of attacks against Mitt …

Obama Campaign: Romney Would Be ‘Outsourcer In Chief’

Obama Campaign: Romney Would Be ‘Outsourcer In Chief’

Riccardo S. Savi/Getty Images(WASHINGTON) — The Obama campaign pounced this morning on a Washington Post article claiming Bain Capital invested in companies that helped ship American jobs overseas while Mitt Romney was at the helm of the firm, calling…

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