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Obama approval rating hits record low in blue California

Obama approval rating hits record low in blue California

SACRAMENTO, Sept. 2 (UPI) --A new California poll found even President Obama's base is disappointed in his performance.
Gabrielle Levy
UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014

UPI Almanac for Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014
By United Press International
Poll: Scott Brown pulling even with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire

Poll: Scott Brown pulling even with Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire

CONCORD, N.H., Aug. 22 (UPI) --A new poll puts former Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown in a statistical tie with Democratic Sen. Jeanne Shaheen in New Hampshire.
Frances Burns
Paul Ryan douses Mitt Romney for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

Paul Ryan douses Mitt Romney for ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

WASHINGTON, Aug. 22 (UPI) --Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney took the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge with a little help from Rep. Paul Ryan, R-Wis.
Aileen Graef
Amanda Curtis launches Montana Senate campaign after Walsh bows out

Amanda Curtis launches Montana Senate campaign after Walsh bows out

WASHINGTON, Aug. 21 (UPI) --With less than 11 weeks to go, Amanda Curtis, a high school math teacher and single-term Montana state legislator, is kicking off her campaign for U.S. Senate.
Gabrielle Levy
Are voter ID laws targeting youth?

Are voter ID laws targeting youth?

A growing number of states have set restrictions on voting that critics say are intended to erect barriers for young people.
Michael Smith and Christen Simeral, Medill News Service
Romney insiders to 'Draft Mitt' campaign: Not happening

Romney insiders to 'Draft Mitt' campaign: Not happening

WASHINGTON, Aug. 4 (UPI) --A group hoping to urge failed presidential nominee Mitt Romney to run again in 2016 must overcome a daunting critic to achieve its goal -- Mitt Romney himself.
Matt Bradwell
UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 30, 2014

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, July 30, 2014
By United Press International
Poll: Romney would beat Obama if 2012 election was replayed now

Poll: Romney would beat Obama if 2012 election was replayed now

WASHINGTON, July 28 (UPI) --In a replay of the 2012 election, Mitt Romney would beat President Obama by 9 percentage points but trails Hillary Clinton by 13 points, a new poll finds.
Frances Burns
Mitt Romney campaigns for Scott Brown in New Hampshire

Mitt Romney campaigns for Scott Brown in New Hampshire

STRATHAM, N.H., July 2 (UPI) --Former presidential candidate Mitt Romney is back in New Hampshire, this time campaigning for Scott Walker.
Matt Bradwell
Poll: Barack Obama considered the 'worst president' since WWII

Poll: Barack Obama considered the 'worst president' since WWII

WASHINGTON, July 2 (UPI) --According to a new Quinnipiac University poll, 33 percent of respondents named President Obama as the worst president since World War II.
Evan Bleier
Mitt Romney: Obama, Clinton foreign policy 'monumental bust'

Mitt Romney: Obama, Clinton foreign policy 'monumental bust'

WASHINGTON, June 13 (UPI) --Romney took shots at the Obama administration's foreign policy as the White House defended the Bergdahl swap and considered new action Iraq.
Gabrielle Levy
Maureen Dowd eats weed candy, freaks out

Maureen Dowd eats weed candy, freaks out

NEW YORK, June 5 (UPI) --New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd accidentally drugged herself into a paranoid stupor while researching a column about recreational marijuana use.
Matt Bradwell
Happy Doughnut Day: Here are the places giving out free ones

Happy Doughnut Day: Here are the places giving out free ones

WASHINGTON, June 5 (UPI) --The first Friday of June is Global Doughnut Day, and that means bakers around the country are giving the pastry away for free in celebration.
Matt Bradwell
Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder raises minimum wage to $9.25

Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder raises minimum wage to $9.25

LANSING, Mich., May 28 (UPI) --Gov. Rick Snyder, R-Mich., signed a bill Tuesday evening that will raise the state's minimum wage to $9.25 an hour by 2018.
Aileen Graef
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Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney greets supporters at a rally at Winthrop University in Rock Hill, South Carolina on January 18, 2012. South Carolina will hold it's primary on Saturday, January 21. UPI/Kevin Dietsch
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Willard Mitt Romney (born March 12, 1947) is an American businessman and politician. He was the 70th Governor of Massachusetts from 2003 to 2007 and is a candidate for the 2012 Republican Party presidential nomination.

Romney is the son of George W. Romney (the former Governor of Michigan) and Lenore Romney. He was raised in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and then served as a Mormon missionary in France. He received his undergraduate degree from Brigham Young University, and thereafter earned Juris Doctor/Master of Business Administration joint degrees from Harvard Law School and Harvard Business School. Romney entered the management consulting business which led to a position at Bain & Company, eventually serving as its CEO to lead it out of crisis. He was also co-founder and head of the spin-off company Bain Capital, a private equity investment firm which became highly profitable and one of the largest such firms in the nation, and the wealth Romney accumulated there would help fund all of his future political campaigns. He ran as the Republican candidate in the 1994 U.S. Senate election in Massachusetts but lost to incumbent Ted Kennedy. Romney organized and steered the 2002 Winter Olympics as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee, and helped turn the troubled Games into a financial success.

Romney won the election for Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, but did not seek reelection in 2006. During his term, he presided over a series of spending cuts and increases in fees that eliminated a projected $3 billion deficit. He also signed into law the Massachusetts health care reform legislation, which provided near-universal health insurance access via subsidies and state-level mandates and was the first of its kind in the nation. During the course of his political career, his positions or rhetorical emphasis have shifted more towards American conservatism in several areas.

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