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  • Firm Behind Trump Dossier Hired by Planned Parenthood to Smear Videomakers

    06/27/2017 5:45:03 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 6 replies
    In the summer of 2015, Center for Medical Progress (CMP) began releasing its undercover videos exposing alleged profiteering on the part of Planned Parenthood and its partners in the biomedical fetal tissue procurement industry. The shocking videos forced America’s largest abortion provider into rapid defense mode, and smearing undercover journalist David Daleiden and his group became a top priority of Planned Parenthood. The group hired Fusion GPS to perform a forensic evaluation on CMP’s videos, the results of which were reported at Politico in August of 2015 with the headline, “Report for Planned Parenthood Finds Sting Videos Manipulated.”
  • Orrin Hatch: I may retire if Romney runs to replace me

    03/29/2017 11:57:06 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 28 replies
    The Hill ^ | March 29, 2017 | Rebecca Savransky
    Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) says he would consider retiring if Mitt Romney ran to replace him. Hatch told National Journal in a Wednesday interview that he hasn't made a decision yet on whether he will run for reelection in 2018. "I know I made a comment that I'll likely run for reelection. I haven't made that final determination," he said. "There are a bunch of reasons to do it, a bunch of reasons not to do it."
  • Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch willing to step aside for Mitt Romney

    03/29/2017 7:41:58 AM PDT · by kevcol · 41 replies
    The Washington Examiner ^ | March 28, 2017 | Daniel Chaitin
    In an interview with National Journal, the Republican senator who has been in office since 1976 said he "might very well consider" not campaigning for another term if an "outstanding person" were to run for his position. . . . Asked if he had any people in mind, Hatch replied: "Well, Mitt Romney would be perfect." He added that he has reached out to Romney about the idea.
  • The Sordid History of the Firm Behind the Trump-Russia Dossier

    01/12/2017 9:15:04 AM PST · by Yashcheritsiy · 30 replies
    Weekly Standard ^ | Jan 12, 2017 | Mark Hemingway
    Thursday's New York Times has a report on how the highly suspicious dossier alleging that Donald Trump was compromised by Russian intelligence agents came into existence. Among the other interesting revelations was that the dubious opposition research report was put together by the research firm Fusion GPS: The story began in September 2015, when a wealthy Republican donor who strongly opposed Mr. Trump put up the money to hire a Washington research firm run by former journalists, Fusion GPS, to compile a dossier about the real estate magnate's past scandals and weaknesses, according to a person familiar with the effort....
  • “All doors are open”: Are you ready for Senator Mitt Romney?

    02/07/2017 11:16:16 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 58 replies
    Hotair ^ | 02/07/2017 | AllahPundit
    Any news story involving Romney running for any office is postworthy by definition for a veteran Romney trollblogger like me. But let’s be real: A freshman senator at age … 71, which is what he’d be on election day 2018? As good as he looks and as healthy as he seems, it’s rare — maybe even unprecedented — for a senator to be popularly elected to a first full term in his 70s. This list notes 12 who were 75 or older when they were first seated, but nine were appointed to fill vacancies and two more were chosen...
  • Romney Could Run For Senate In 2018

    02/06/2017 1:37:33 PM PST · by Trump20162020 · 27 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | February 6, 2017 | Phillip Stucky
    Former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney could run for the United States Senate in 2018, according to a Friday interview with Deseret news. The former presidential candidate will not commit to a Senate run, but refuses to rule out the possibility. “I don’t have any predictions on what I might do. I’m not going to open a door and I’m not going to close a door. All doors are open,” Romney said after mentioning the 2018 Senate race.
  • Goodbye, Boy Scouts of America. You Spineless Cowards

    02/02/2017 5:23:09 PM PST · by NKP_Vet · 33 replies
    http://themattwalshblog.com ^ | February 1, 2017 | Matt Walsh
    Goodbye, Boy Scouts. You fools. You invertebrates. You caved once again and will now allow “transgender boys” — also known as girls — to enter your ranks. I guess you forgot that the girls already have their own branch of the Scouts. It’s called the Girl Scouts. You know, the one with the cookies. Will the Boy Scouts start selling cookies now, too? That would be one upside to all of this, at least. Your chief executive declared yesterday that it’s “not sufficient” to use a birth certificate as reference point to determine a person’s gender. I’m certain that he...
  • Harry Reid brags: ‘I’ve done stuff no one else will do.’ ...Like lie about Mitt Romney’s taxes!

    12/28/2016 12:01:57 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 15 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 12/28/16 | Robert Laurie
    Grade-A scumbag. I can disagree with someone and still get along well with them. I don’t need to share your politics to believe you’re a good person. Aside from communists and fascists, I know, trust, and respect people from virtually every point on the political spectrum. So, when I say that Harry Reid is a repugnant, lying, worthless dirtbag, I want you to understand that it has nothing to do with his political beliefs. It has everything to do with his complete lack of character, honor, and integrity.
  • Trump invites Romney back for follow-up interview

    11/28/2016 12:48:41 PM PST · by Trump_vs_Evil_Witch · 121 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 11-28-2016 | Gabby Morrongiello
    President-elect Trump will hold a second meeting with Mitt Romney this week to discuss the position of secretary of state, much to the chagrin of some in his circle who have said Romney is undeserving of the top diplomatic post.
  • Morning Joe: Trump ‘Furious’ at Kellyanne Conway Going ‘Rogue’ With Romney Criticism

    11/28/2016 6:02:03 AM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 121 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    When I suggested yesterday that Kellyanne Conway was being “less than loyal” to Donald Trump by sharply criticizing Mitt Romney on the Sunday shows, some readers took issue, surmising that Trump himself had encouraged Conway’s attacks. But today’s Morning Joe reported as Breaking News that two sources at the top of the transition say that Trump is “furious” at Conway for her comments, notably her suggestion that Trump had “betrayed” his supporters by considering Romney for Secretary of State. The sources described Conway as having gone “rogue.” Scarborough read a response from Conway in which she called the comments “sexist”...
  • Republicans Divided Between Romney and Giuliani for Secretary of State

    11/24/2016 7:30:25 PM PST · by Innovative · 84 replies
    NY Times ^ | Nov. 24, 2016 | JEREMY W. PETERS and MAGGIE HABERMAN
    Rival factions of Republicans are locked in an increasingly caustic and public battle to influence President-elect Donald J. Trump’s choice for secretary of state, leaving a prominent hole in an otherwise quickly formed national security team that is unlikely to be filled until next week at the earliest. The debate inside Mr. Trump’s wide circle of formal and informal advisers — pitting supporters of one leading contender, Mitt Romney, against those of another, Rudolph W. Giuliani — has led to the kind of dramatic airing of differences that characterized Mr. Trump’s unconventional and often squabbling campaign team. And it traces...
  • Mitt Romney Is Preparing Apology to Trump - Is Very Interested in Secretary of State Job

    11/24/2016 3:33:16 PM PST · by Hojczyk · 248 replies
    TheGatewayPundit.com ^ | November 24,2016 | Jim Hoft
    Former Governor Romney was one of Donald Trump’s harshest critics during the election. He assisted his opponents and was essentially working to get Hillary Clinton elected. Donald Trump met with Mitt Romney in New Jersey last week. Sources said he was interviewing for the Secretary of State position with the Trump administration. Trump supporters HATE the idea. Now this… Transition Team sources told Ed Henry from FOX News that Mitt Romney is preparing a public apology. Mitt Romney is reportedly very interested in the Secretary of State job.
  • My Plea Against Mitt Romney Appointment

    11/23/2016 10:00:50 AM PST · by GoldenState_Rose · 41 replies
    To Trump Transition team: Please do not appoint Mitt Romney as Secretary of State. He is the epitome of the "swamp" Trump centered much of his campaign on draining. He is a flip-flopping, dishonest, coward of a man - representative of everything wrong with politics today and unreflective of America's highest ideals during a time we need to be of utmost moral uprightness before the watching world. Romney holds to a foreign policy worldview hostile to America's best interests. At the most crucial points in Trump s campaign, Romney used his power to drive a wedge through the party and...
  • Newfound Friendship Between Donald Trump and Mitt Romney Just Business

    11/23/2016 7:29:42 AM PST · by Adriana Cohen · 48 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | November 23, 2016 | Adriana Cohen
    http://www.bostonherald.com/news/columnists/adriana_cohen/2016/11/cohen_newfound_friendship_between_mitt_romney_donald_trump
  • Wall Street Journal: Mitt Romney Leads Donald Trump’s Picks for Secretary of State

    11/22/2016 1:49:45 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 11/22/2016 | By MICHAEL C. BENDER and DAMIAN PALETTA
    President-elect leans toward the former governor but advisers’ tug of war delays decision President-elect Donald Trump is leaning toward asking former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney to be his secretary of state, according to people familiar with the deliberations. The next U.S. president is also likely to name retired Marine Gen. James Mattis as His Secretary of Defense and South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley is his leading candidate for Ambassador to the United Nations.
  • Mike Pence confirms: Romney under ‘active & serious consideration’ for Secretary of State

    11/21/2016 10:43:05 AM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 41 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/21/16 | Robert Laurie
    Hmmmmmm....enemies close? Obviously, most political observers have heard the rumor that Mitt Romney was in the running to become President Donald Trump’s Secretary of State. Until yesterday, however, it was just that - a rumor. There were stories about meetings, deals, and discussions, but nothing concrete. Then, Vice President-elect Mike Pence appeared on “Face the Nation.” It’s a “rumor” no more.
  • Deutsch: Someone ‘Very High Up’ in Trump Circle Says Prospect of Romney as SecState ‘Very Real’

    11/18/2016 4:46:24 PM PST · by governsleastgovernsbest · 153 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | Mark Finkelstein
    Say what you will about Donny Deutsch, but the man-about-Manhattan and the Hamptons moves in the Trump social circle and is well-connected there. So attention must be paid to Deutsch’s declaration on today’s With All Due Respect. Asked by Mark Halperin whether the talk about Romney being considered for Secretary of State is “real, whether Romney might end up with the job,” Deutsch responded: “somebody very, very, very high up in the inner [Trump] circle yesterday told me it was very, very real,” and that this person was “very excited about it.” View the video here.
  • Romney and Trump to discuss secretary of state position, NBC source says

    11/17/2016 12:24:43 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 113 replies
    CNBC ^ | November 17, 2016 | Antonio José Vielma
    Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney will meet with Donald Trump this weekend to discuss the secretary of state position, a source close to the president-elect with direct knowledge of his thinking told NBC News....
  • Election Day’s biggest losers #5: - the #NeverTrump ‘movement’

    11/11/2016 3:55:06 PM PST · by Sean_Anthony · 20 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 11/11/16 | Robert Laurie
    King Mittens is dunzo Yesterday, I ran through a list of Election Day’s biggest winners. Today, we’re going in the opposite direction. I’ll be counting down five of 2016’s biggest losers, and we’ll have some thoughts about their relevance (or more likely irrelevance) going forward. First up, at #5, we have the so-caller #NeverTrump movement.
  • First Stage of Grief — Denial: La Raza Disputes Trump’s Latino Support

    11/10/2016 3:35:41 PM PST · by Rufus2007 · 8 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | November 10, 2016 | Caroline May
    The National Council of La Raza says there is no way more Latino voters supported Donald Trump than supported former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney in 2012. According to exit poll data, Trump received 29 percent of the Latino vote, compared to the 27 percent Romney received in 2012. While Trump lost the Latino vote Tuesday night, his 36 percentage point margin of defeat among Latinos was also smaller than Romney’s 44 percentage point loss to Barack Obama. La Raza, however, says that exit poll data is incorrect. ...more...