Mitt Romney and his campaign have deflected outsourcing charges by explaining that he had left Bain Capital before many of those decisions were made. But filings by the SEC and the state of Massachusetts show that Bain reported Romney as its CEO through 2002. He says he left the position in 1999.
Melissa Block speaks with political scientist Lawrence Jacobs of the University of Minnesota about the history of public opinion toward the extension of government social programs including Social Security and Medicare.
President Obama appeared briefly via video Thursday before the nation's oldest civil rights group. But it was Vice President Biden who showed up in person to a raucous welcome at the NAACP convention. And in what might be a first for the verbose VP, he left them wanting more.
The Boston Globe cites official documents that say Mitt Romney ran Bain Capital through 2002, although Romney maintains he left the firm in 1999. Does it really matter? To hear both the Romney and Obama campaigns, it does. Quite a bit.
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