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Romney Adviser Complains About High Taxes but Fails to Mention His Company’s Paltry 2.2% Tax Rate

Pardon me if I don’t feel any sympathy for Harold Hamm: "In a congressional hearing Thursday, Continental Resources CEO and Mitt Romney’s chief energy adviser Harold Hamm asked to preserve the oil industry’s billions in tax breaks, although his company pays little in federal taxes. The oil firm has earned more than $1.8 billion profit over five years by dominating the oil shale boom in North Dakota."

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Why does Paul Ryan have to run TV ads in his congressional re-election race?

According to a report from the Associated Press, Republican Congressman Paul Ryan, who was tapped to serve as Republican Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate, will begin running ads in support of his congressional re-election campaign.

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Paul Ryan and Scott Walker double down on a lie at GOP convention

Since being chosen as Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s running mate, Rep. Paul Ryan has been attacking President Obama’s supposed “failed policies,” with Rep. Ryan citing the 2008 closure of the GM auto plant in Janesville as an example of how President Obama’s policies have failed.

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Tommy Thompson’s tough tax week

Republican U.S. Senate candidate Tommy Thompson really really doesn’t want to release his tax returns (not even a single year), and the coverage his Senate campaign has received in the week following his win in the Republican Senate primary has been dominated by that refusal to release his tax returns.

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Mitt Romney’s big fat welfare lie

Speaking at a manufacturing company in suburban Chicago today, presumptive Republican nominee Mitt Romney accused President Obama of trying to “reverse the accomplishment” of President Bill Clinton’s welfare reform efforts of the 1990s, which he called “one of the greatest bipartisan successes we’ve seen.” Romney’s attack during his campaign event comes as his campaign has begun running TV ads accusing President Obama of trying to undo the Clinton-era welfare reforms requiring recipients of welfare programs to go to work.

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