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Romney Still Doing Damage Control For '47 Percent'

Anytime a candidate calls an unexpected press conference in the evening, you know it's not good news. We look at the latest news and political fall out from the release of Mitt Romney's remarks at a private fundraiser. The comments were made in May and the recording was released by Mother Jones magazine.

Biden A Vital Surrogate For Obama On Campaign Trail

Vice President Joe Biden has been an important surrogate for President Obama this year, as he was four years ago. Biden especially excels at connecting with white, working-class voters — a group with which the president has struggled.

Court Reverses Ruling On Political Donor Disclosure

A federal appeals court threw out a lower-court ruling that would have forced more disclosure of big political donors. It's a relief for the social welfare organizations that account for much of the pro-Romney TV campaign.

Romney Conflated Different Groups With '47 Percent'

In secretly-recorded comments released Monday, GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney referred to some 47 percent of Americans who pay no income tax, are dependent on the federal government for assistance, and will vote for President Obama no matter what. Something near 47 percent falls in each category, but they are three distinct groups.

Romney's '47 Percent' Argument Counterproductive

Robert Siegel talks with Jonah Goldberg, National Review contributing editor, about the video released Monday of presidential candidate Mitt Romney, speaking to supporters at a private off-the-record fundraiser. In the video, Romney said nearly half of Americans believe they are victims and dependent on the government. He is not planning to apologize for the comments, but admitted that they were not elegantly stated.

Romney's '47 Percent' Comments Complicate Swing-State Fortunes

Republican Mitt Romney's characterization of 47 percent of Americans as people who believe they are victims may hurt him in the short run. His problem: There's not much more campaign left than a short run. Here's a look at how the controversy is playing in eight battleground states.