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Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign fundraising event at The Grand America in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Sept. 18: It might be time for Romney to hand out pink slips in his campaign, says Peggy Noonan at The Wall Street Journal.

4 ways Mitt Romney can defuse his '47 percent disaster'

Not everybody thinks Romney is toast for calling half the electorate moochers, but everyone agrees he has to do something to right his campaign

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If Mitt Romney can just keep his focus on the economy, the Republican presidential nominee may still be able to pull out a win, some conservatives suggest.

5 signs that Mitt Romney can still win

Things are looking pretty bleak for Team Romney right about now. But look a little closer, or a little differently, and the situation is sunnier than it first appears

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Mitt Romney delivers a speech in Israel on July 29: A newly released video suggests that Romney may have given up on the idea of a Palestinian state.

Is Mitt Romney against a two-state solution in Israel?

In another newly released secret video, Romney claims that "the Palestinians have no interest whatsoever in establishing peace"

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Mitt Romney campaigns in Iowa in early 2012: The GOP candidate is right to say that nearly half of Americans pay no federal income taxes, though most are still saddled with state, payroll, and sales taxes.

Mitt Romney's claim that 47 percent of Americans don't pay taxes: True or false?

The Republican says nearly half of the U.S. doesn't pay federal income taxes, a common conservative complaint that glosses over several relevant details

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"There are 47 percent who are with [Obama]," Mitt Romney said in May, "who are dependent upon government, who believe that they are victims, who believe the government has a responsibility to care for them... [M]y job is is not to worry about those people."

Mitt Romney's '47 percent disaster': A campaign killer?

A secret video surfaces showing Mitt telling wealthy donors that nearly half of voters are Obama supporters who pay no taxes and mooch off the government

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Mitt Romney addresses the U.S. Hispanic Chamber of Commerce on Sept. 17 in Los Angeles: Romney might have to be a little more like George W. Bush and charm his way into the White House.

5 ways Mitt Romney can fix his flailing campaign

The GOP candidate is at a decided low point in his run for the White House, but it's not too late to get Team Romney back in the game

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Pressured by both critics and supporters to offer more policy specifics, Mitt Romney is trying to give voters more details in a new ad.

Anatomy of a campaign ad: 'The Romney Plan'

Team Mitt tries to refocus on what Romney would actually do as president — though some specifics are still lacking

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Mitt Romney's aggressive response to anti-American violence in the Middle East, derided by most pundits, has gained the support of neoconservatives like William Kristol and Liz Cheney.

Is Mitt Romney a neocon?

In the wake of renewed Mideast violence, neocons — still tarred by their hawkishness during the Bush years — are embracing Mitt as one of their own

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Mitt Romney speaks with son Tagg Romney, campaign advisor Stuart Stevens, and wife Ann Romney aboard a plane in January: Stevens is described in Politico's report as an eccentric who wears too many hats in Romney's campaign.

Politico's 'devastating' Mitt Romney campaign exposé: 5 revelations

Team Romney starts the week dealing with a report about its apparently dysfunctional campaign. A look at five of the juiciest morsels

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Mitt Romney speaks at a campaign rally in Florida on Sept. 1: As rioters stormed U.S. embassies in the Mideast on Sept. 11, the Romney campaign said "it's disgraceful that the Obama administration's first response was not to condemn attacks on our diplomatic missions, but to sympathize with those who waged the attacks."

Mitt Romney's botched Libya response: Could it cost him the election?

Almost everyone agrees: Romney flubbed his reaction to the anti-American violence in Egypt and Libya. Come November, will voters hold it against him?

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Mitt Romney addresses the 134th National Guard Association Convention in Reno, Nev., on Sept. 11: Some conservatives are angry that the GOP candidate hasn't been more specific on foreign policy.

4 reasons conservatives are frustrated with Mitt Romney

Once again, several leading commentators on the Right are showing flashes of exasperation with their candidate

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"I'm not getting rid of all of health-care reform," Mitt Romney said on Meet the Press. "There are a number of things that I like in health-care reform that I'm going to put in place." 

Would Mitt Romney preserve parts of ObamaCare?

After vowing during the primaries to repeal ObamaCare, Romney is in trouble with conservatives this week for suggesting that he actually likes parts of the law

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Mitt Romney at a victory rally in New Hampshire on Sept. 7: Since the GOP and Democratic conventions, Mitt Romney has seen President Obama nudge ahead of him in several polls.

Has the tide turned against Team Romney?

President Obama is on something of a roll, and Mitt Romney is facing down panicked Republicans. Is it time for a shake-up in Boston?

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Appearing with televangelist Pat Robertson in the key swing state of Virginia on Sept. 8, Mitt Romney thrust God into the center of the presidential race.

Will 'playing the God card' work for Romney?

In what some consider a shark-jumping moment, Mitt Romney suggests that President Obama wants to erase "In God We Trust" from our coins

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Mitt Romney on his failure to specifically mention overseas troops in his convention address: "When you give a speech, you don't go through a laundry list. You talk about the things that you think are important, and I described in my speech my commitment to a strong military."

Will ignoring the troops in his convention speech hurt Mitt Romney?

The Republican fails to say anything about Americans serving in Afghanistan, illustrating a larger shift in which party has the most national security cred

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Mitt Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan campaign in Florida on Aug. 31: Romney is using what some consider a hypocritical measure to attack President Obama's job-creation record.

Romney's new economic attack: 'No net jobs' under Obama?

While Democrats credit the president with creating millions of jobs since early 2010, Republicans see his record much differently. Whose math is right?

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