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Mike Huckabee claims he is on 'right side of the Bible' on gays

Mike Huckabee claims he is on 'right side of the Bible' on gays

WAUKEE, Iowa, April 9 (UPI) -- Former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, speaking to religious conservatives in Iowa, said the United States "cannot expect the blessing of God" on its economy.
Frances Burns
Democrats Collin Peterson, Edwin Edwards announce House bids

Democrats Collin Peterson, Edwin Edwards announce House bids

March 17 (UPI) -- The 113th Congress may have taken the day off (again) Monday, but two Democrats took the snow day to announce their intention to be part of the 114th.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Wednesday, March 12, 2014.
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The almanac

UPI Almanac for Monday, March 3, 2014.
By United Press International
Christie, Romney raise $1M from 20 people

Christie, Romney raise $1M from 20 people

BOSTON, Feb. 28 (UPI) -- Chris Christie and Mitt Romney raised $1 million at a Boston fundraiser that was moved at the last minute due to media attention, a Republican group said.
Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoes 'religious freedom' bill

PHOENIX, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer vetoed a bill Wednesday that would have let businesses refuse to serve gays and others on religious-freedom grounds.

NBC: Arizona governor likely to veto anti-gay bill

TUCSON, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer is likely to veto a bill allowing businesses to deny service to gays and lesbians, NBC News reported, citing a Brewer political adviser.

Perry to decide on White House run in 18 months

WASHINGTON, Feb. 21 (UPI) -- Republican Texas Gov. Rick Perry says he'll decide sometime around August 2015 if he'll make a second run for the White House.
Mitt Romney criticizes Sochi spending

Mitt Romney criticizes Sochi spending

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Former Mass. Gov. Mitt Romney, in an interview with "Meet the Press," criticized Russia for spending $51 billion on the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics.
Aileen Graef
Romney to GOP: Don't use Clinton sex scandal against Hillary

Romney to GOP: Don't use Clinton sex scandal against Hillary

WASHINGTON, Feb. 17 (UPI) -- Bill Clinton's sex scandal "embarrassed the nation," but Republicans shouldn't use it against Hillary Clinton if she runs for U.S. president, Mitt Romney said.
Mitt Romney: Hillary Clinton won't be judged on Monica Lewinsky scandal if she runs [VIDEO]

Mitt Romney: Hillary Clinton won't be judged on Monica Lewinsky scandal if she runs [VIDEO]

WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney played down talk that Bill Clinton's affair with Monica Lewinsky would be a factor in Hillary Clinton's potential presidential campaign.
Kate Stanton

Illinois treasurer Dan Rutherford accused of harassment

CHICAGO, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- A former employee filed a federal lawsuit Monday against Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford, alleging he was sexually harassed by the gubernatorial candidate.
Romney in 2016? Not likely, advisers say

Romney in 2016? Not likely, advisers say

WASHINGTON, Feb. 4 (UPI) -- Some are wondering, might former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney run for president again? No, say advisers.

MSNBC chief apologizes to RNC head, fires staffer

NEW YORK, Jan. 31 (UPI) -- MSNBC's president apologized to the U.S. Republican National Committee chief for an insulting Twitter message and said the person who sent it was fired.
Mitt Romney: Vladimir Putin has 'outperformed' President Barack Obama

Mitt Romney: Vladimir Putin has 'outperformed' President Barack Obama

NEW YORK, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- Mitt Romney said that Russia's Vladimir Putin has done a better job of being president than has U.S. President Barack Obama during an NBC interview.
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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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