June 6, 2013 |
PARK CITY, Utah — John Schoenfeld came to an exclusive resort here to do business with Mitt Romney. But he stayed for the politics. Schoenfeld spent most of Wednesday in a downstairs conference room of the Stein Eriksen Lodge assessing the investments of Solamere Capital, the firm co-founded by Romney's son Tagg and increasingly managed by Romney himself . Then he learned that several potential GOP presidential candidates would be...
June 5, 2013 |
CHICAGO — Mitt Romney is back — and so is his foot. As reported in The Wall Street Journal , Romney is planning on re-emerging in ways that will "help shape national priorities," such as assisting the Republican Party as it tries to regain its footing with the non-white voters who ignored the GOP standard-bearer at the polls in 2012. Yes, the man known for favoring the term "self-deportation" and offending scores of Hispanics by using the word "illegals" over and over again during...
May 26, 2013 |
In a party where good news has been hard to find over the past two years, the current state of play in 2014 Senate races gives Republicans some reason to smile. A combination of raw numbers, a shift in the political environment and some notable recruiting failures has handed Senate Republicans a realistic — but by no means certain— chance of picking up the six seats they need to win back control of the chamber. This was always going to be a good election cycle — numbers-wise — for Senate...
October 5, 2012 |
Mitt Romney is indisputably a very rich man. And if he is elected president on Nov. 6, he will become one of the wealthiest people ever to hold the office. But exactly how wealthy is Romney? The figure that gets tossed around is $250 million in net worth — meaning the total value of his assets, financial and others, minus any debts. It's a big number, but frankly, it seems low. Given the industry in which he made his fortune ( private equity ), the era when he made it (the 1980s and 1990s)
August 8, 2012 |
In an election year filled with secret campaign money, the Scotts Miracle-Gro Company has made the unlikely choice to go public with a big political donation. The Ohio-based company, familiar as the producer of a ubiquitous plant fertilizer, is now a political player, donating $200,000 in June to the Restore Our Future super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney. That makes Miracle-Gro among the first public companies with well-known consumer brands to publicly...
May 25, 2012 |
The past several days of Newark Mayor Cory Booker's life have been painfully amusing to watch. Painful because Booker, a rising Democratic star, is such a good guy. Amusing, because rarely are Americans treated to such premier seats in the political theater of truth and consequence. That is, tell the truth and beware the consequences. Booker has gained much unwelcome attention from his own political party, while being nearly sanctified by Republicans, for the singular offense of telling the truth.