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The Republican race has embraced the left-wing critique, heavily promoted by the Democratic National Committee, that Romney was a heartless, job-destroying businessman. Here you have Gingrich complaining that Romney ‘looted’ other firms when he was a takeover artist at Bain Capital, one who ‘takes all the money out of your company and then leaves you bankrupt while they go off with millions—that’s not traditional capitalism.’
Howard Kurtz tracks the “fascinating philosophical development” in the Republican race for the nomination that could haunt Mitt Romney well after he leaves New Hampshire.
Looks like Mitt Romney didn’t take too kindly to our interview with VP Joe Biden. His campaign sent out the above email to political reporters this afternoon calling Joe’s comments ”bizarre” and “factually wrong.”
Here’s the text: 

If Vice President Biden is to be believed, both he and President Obama think the Taliban ‘is not our enemy.’ This statement is bizarre, factually wrong, and an outrageous affront to our troops carrying out the fight in Afghanistan. The Taliban harbored the terrorists who killed 3,000 Americans on September 11th. The Taliban continues to wage war against us and our allies, a conflict in which we have lost over 1,800 troops. The Taliban receives arms and training from Iran.  And the Taliban seeks to reinstate a tyrannical government that violently rejects basic notions of human rights and oppresses minorities. The Taliban is clearly a bitter enemy of the United States. Vice President Biden’s statement to the contrary calls into question the White House’s leadership in Afghanistan – or lack of it. The statement is typical of the Obama administration’s foreign policy of appeasement, which sends a weak signal to our enemies around the world and undermines our standing abroad. Both the President and the Vice President must immediately explain themselves.

Our full Biden interview.

Looks like Mitt Romney didn’t take too kindly to our interview with VP Joe Biden. His campaign sent out the above email to political reporters this afternoon calling Joe’s comments ”bizarre” and “factually wrong.”

Here’s the text: 

If Vice President Biden is to be believed, both he and President Obama think the Taliban ‘is not our enemy.’ This statement is bizarre, factually wrong, and an outrageous affront to our troops carrying out the fight in Afghanistan. The Taliban harbored the terrorists who killed 3,000 Americans on September 11th. The Taliban continues to wage war against us and our allies, a conflict in which we have lost over 1,800 troops. The Taliban receives arms and training from Iran.  And the Taliban seeks to reinstate a tyrannical government that violently rejects basic notions of human rights and oppresses minorities. The Taliban is clearly a bitter enemy of the United States. Vice President Biden’s statement to the contrary calls into question the White House’s leadership in Afghanistan – or lack of it. The statement is typical of the Obama administration’s foreign policy of appeasement, which sends a weak signal to our enemies around the world and undermines our standing abroad. Both the President and the Vice President must immediately explain themselves.

Our full Biden interview.

Probably the toughest time in my life was — was standing there with Ann as we hugged each other and the diagnosis came. And I was afraid it was Lou Gehrig’s disease….And [the doctor] stepped out of the room, and we stood up and hugged each other, and I said to her, ‘As long as it’s not something fatal, I’m just fine. Look, I’m happy in life as long as I’ve got my soulmate with me.’
Mitt Romney on Fox News Sunday answering Chris Wallace’s question about his wife’s battle with multiple sclerosis. He’s…human.
Our talented art & photo department explains how the team chose and designed this week’s cover:

The Romney/Book of Mormon cover was designed to capture this cultural moment where Mormonism is in the spotlight—from politics, to theater, to business, etc. With Romney’s presidential campaign announcement last week and the Tony awards just around the corner, this was the perfect opportunity to capitalize on those news stories and create a memorable, eye-catching cover. We wanted to create a movie poster—hence the slanted typography and the clean black, white, and red palette.

Our talented art & photo department explains how the team chose and designed this week’s cover:

The Romney/Book of Mormon cover was designed to capture this cultural moment where Mormonism is in the spotlight—from politics, to theater, to business, etc. With Romney’s presidential campaign announcement last week and the Tony awards just around the corner, this was the perfect opportunity to capitalize on those news stories and create a memorable, eye-catching cover. We wanted to create a movie poster—hence the slanted typography and the clean black, white, and red palette.