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In his first extensive interview since losing the Presidential election to Barack Obama, Mitt Romney told Chris Matthews this morning that he only has himself to blame for not taking the White House.
“I lost my election because of my campaign,” Romney said on Fox News Sunday. “Not because of what anyone else did.”Mitt Romney on Fox News Sunday
Romney cited his failure to win over African-American and Hispanic voters, while also zeroing in on his “47 percent” comments as being detrimental to his bid.
Admitting that it “kills” him not to be President, Romney also had a fewMore >
Holly Petraeus, David Petraeus’ wife, is reportedly incensed that the now-former CIA Director cheated on her with Paula Broadwell after 37 years of marriage.
To say she’s furious would be an understatement, his former spokesman says.
Holly has not commented on Petraeus’ resignation from the CIA, but former spokesman and family friend Ret. U.S. Army Col. Steve Boylan revealed what she’s feeling.
“As you can imagine, she’s not exactly pleased right now,” Boylan told GMA, revealing that Petraeus told him that Holly was irate over the situation.
“In a conversation with DavidMore >
Democrat Kyrsten Sinema has been elected to represent a new Phoenix-area district, becoming the first openly bisexual person to serve in U.S. Congress.
Sinema’s victory came in a year when three states approved gay marriage, and at least five openly gay Democrats were elected to U.S. House seats.
Tammy Baldwin, a Wisconsin congresswoman, also became the first openly gay person elected to the U.S. Senate during last Tuesday’s election.
Sinema had a narrow lead on election night that made the race too close to call, but slowly improved that advantage as more ballots were talliedMore >
It’s all come down to this.
Will Democratic President Barack Obama pull it out and earn another four years in the White House? Or will Republican Mitt Romney be the next Commander-in-Chief?
The 2012 presidential election results will soon tell us the answer.
We’ll be updating this post with the numbers as they come in. For now, and throughout the night, sound off on how you think – and want – this historic night to play out!
U.S. presidential election 2012: Who’d you vote for?Barack Obama-Joe BidenMitt Romney-Paul Ryan View Poll »
In 2000, Al Gore earned 500,000 more votes than George W. Bush, yet lost the presidency.
In 2004, Bush won by 3 million, but 60,000 more Ohio votes would’ve elected John Kerry.
In 2012, a close election could result in a winner who receives fewer overall votes again.
The electoral college system, everybody!
Our complex way of choosing a president confuses many American voters. It’s easy to see why:
Rather than a simple vote tally of the entire U.S., each state essentially holds its own election, with its electoral votes awarded on a winner-take-all basis (mostly).
With polls tight around the nation, and with the election mere days away, Mitt Romney can take comfort in the new endorsement of a beloved billionaire.
No, not Donald Trump.
C. Montgomery Burns!
The power plant mogul has released a new campaign ad in which he explains that he isn’t concerned about the “47 percent” tape or “the tax returns that Wesley Snipe would call suspicious.” What single Romney-related topic does give Burns pause?
And how will he solve it for the voters? Watch now:Mr. Burns Endorses Mitt Romney
NOTE: Visit our friends at TV Fanatic for an updatedMore >
What does Donald Trump’s Obama bombshell – which he claims is so important it could maybe possibly influence the election – consist of exactly?
He’s not saying until tomorrow, when he’ll reveal something HUGE about the President on Twitter. Seriously. This guy is like a caricature of himself.
What could Donald Trump possibly have on Barack Obama that no one would’ve found by now? We can only speculate … and put it to a poll below!
You tell us: What’s Trump’s big reveal?Obama Was Not Born in the U.S.Obama Was a Drug Dealer in CollegeObama Didn’t Actually Get Bin More >
While President Obama accuses his opponent of Romnesia, Republicans are pouncing on Obama for saying the deaths of four Americans in Benghazi were not “optimal.”
In an interview with Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart, the host used that word first, regarding the administration’s response to the tragedy in Libya earlier this fall.
Obama then responded that anytime four Americans die, it’s not optimal. Watch:Optimal
Republican V.P. candidate Paul Ryan used the opportunity to rip the administration’s “inconsistent” handling of the attack, saying “their story continues toMore >
Is the media grossly misreporting the taxes paid by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney? According to one review of his 2011 return, very much so.
Mitt and Ann Romney‘s 2011 adjusted gross income (AGI) was about $18.6 million, with their total federal income tax coming to $1.9 million, or 14.1 percent.
This number is a bit misleading, however, when analyzing Mitt Romney tax returns.
It implies the Romneys kept 85.9 percent of what they earned, which isn’t the case.
First off, they clamed $4.6 million in itemized deductions, including $1.3 million in state and localMore >
The first of three 2012 presidential debates has come to an end.
Who do you think was the winner of the showdown in Denver?
Presidential debates are hyped up as pivotal moments for campaigns, although this isn’t always the case. Was it tonight? Did either candidate shine? Did neither?
What was the most meaningful exchange? Was this the game-changer Mitt Romney needed, or did President Barack Obama help his chances for re-election?
Share your comments below, and vote in our survey:
Who won the first presidential debate of 2012?Barack ObamaMitt Romney View More >
Brangelina’s parents are not fans of President Barack Obama.
Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney can count on Brad Pitt’s mom Jane to vote for him … and now Angelina Jolie’s outspoken father Jon Voight too.
The 73-year-old actor and unabashed conservative is slamming President Barack Obama, comparing him to Venezuelan socialist leader Hugo Chavez.
Again, the man is not one to mince words.
“The media has been taken over by this administration,” Voight told The Daily Caller at the Republican National Convention this week in Tampa.
“It’s not less than what has happened in VenezuelaMore >
Rush Limbaugh, asserting that President Barack Obama spends too much time courting celebrities for campaign cash and endorsements during times of financial hardship for average Americans, referred to him as “Barack Kardashian.”
The White House responded in kind.
“Two words: Donald Trump. Next question,” said Obama’s press secretary, Jay Carney, when asked about Limbaugh’s most recent ridicule of his boss.
Trump, an outspoken supporter of Mitt Romney, has become a foil for Obama since he started fueling “birther” claims that Obama was born overseas.
Carney’s comments aboard Air Force OneMore >
Women’s rights activists are leading a “Rock the Slut Vote” online effort to register women to vote and cast their ballots against Republicans in 2012.
The name is a reference to Rush Limbaugh’s use of the word to describe law student Sandra Fluke, who testified before Congress in support of contraceptives.
“If the GOP thinks throwing the word ‘slut’ at us at this point is going to silence women, they have another thing coming,” said Susan McMillan Emry, the site’s founder.
Following the national backlash over Limbaugh calling Sandra Fluke a slut, “Rock the Slut Vote” is now aiming toMore >
A federal judge told jurors in the John Edwards trial that they must continue deliberating, just moments after the jury announced a verdict – on one of six counts.
The courtroom was briefly thrown into confusion this afternoon in Greensboro, N.C.
All sides were told a verdict had been reached, but once in court, the jury announced it had only reached a unanimous verdict on Count 3 of the indictment.
On the other five counts, the jury was deadlocked. The Count 3 verdict was not read.
Edwards’ defense team asked the judge to accept the verdict on Count 3 and declare a mistrial on otherMore >
Former U.S. Senator Rick Santorum suspended his White House bid on Tuesday, all but ceding the Republican presidential nomination to rival Mitt Romney.
“We made a decision over the weekend that while this presidential race for us is over for me, and we will suspend our campaign effective today,” he said.
Santorum did not endorse Romney in making his announcement, though he did vow to fight to defeat President Obama and help Republicans win in the fall.
In a statement, Mitt Romney called Santorum “an able and worthy competitor” and congratulated his often-bitter rival for the formidableMore >