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Documentary sheds new light on Romney travails

A revealing and moving behind-the-scenes documentary about Mitt Romney's unsuccessful run for the US presidency sheds new light on the Republican big-hitter and his family. "Mitt," directed by Greg Whiteley, made its premiere at the independent Sundance Film Festival, which runs until January 26 in Park City, in the mountains of Utah. The film, shot over a period of six years to 2012, tracks in intimate detail Romney's failed run for the Republican nomination and later his unsuccessful attempt to unseat President Barack Obama.

Romney campaign frustrations bubble to surface in movie 'Mitt'

By Piya Sinha-Roy LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney may be a very wealthy man but when a filmmaker decided to document his two failed White House bids over six years, he was surprised to find how thrifty the former private equity executive was.

Romney accepts MSNBC apology for segment on his grandchild

By Margaret Chadbourn WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former U.S. Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney said on Sunday he is ready to "move on" and has forgiven MSNBC television host Melissa Harris-Perry for a segment that joked about his adopted African-American grandson. "They apologized for it, and that's all you can ask for," Romney said on 'Fox News Sunday'. He said Harris-Perry's apology "was clearly heartfelt, and we accept that."

Mitt Romney's son helps family of four after SUV crash

By Jennifer Dobner SALT LAKE CITY (Reuters) - Josh Romney, the son of 2012 Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, took to Twitter on Friday to share his role in helping a family whose SUV had crashed into a house in a Salt Lake City suburb. Romney, 38, tweeted a smiling photo of himself standing at the door of the vehicle following the accident on Thursday evening in Holladay.

Romneys approved to build beachfront mansion in California

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and his wife, Ann, can demolish their beachfront home in a tony enclave near San Diego and build a larger 11,000-square-foot replacement, the California Coastal Commission ruled on Friday. A neighbor of the Romneys had sought to block the project on the grounds that the couple's property in La Jolla was too small to justify a house of that size, under regulations determining the ratio between lot and house sizes, according to documents before the commission.

Romney to campaign for Republican candidates

Failed Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney says he plans to "help shape national priorities" by helping fellow conservatives in their mid-term election campaigns next year. In an interview with The Wall Street Journal published Thursday, Romney said he is considering writing a book and a series of opinion pieces, a three-day summit in Utah next week and stumping for 2014 congressional Republican candidates. "I'm not going to be bothering the airwaves with a constant series of speeches," he said.

Romney: I'm not pessimistic about America

In his first major speech since his US presidential defeat, Mitt Romney urged fellow Republicans Friday to buck up and set course for the White House, as he sought to uplift conservatives. Despite sharing a bill with a parade of charismatic potential 2016 Republican candidates, the man who lost last year's election to President Barack Obama proved to be the highlight of the middle day of the CPAC confab. He told a crowd of thousands that he remains optimistic about their movement and will help them return to power in Washington after the Obama era.

Romney: I'm not pessimistic about America

In his first major speech since his presidential defeat Mitt Romney told fellow conservatives Friday he remains optimistic about their movement and will help them take back the White House. "It's fashionable in some circles to be pessimistic about America, about conservative solutions, about the Republican Party," Romney told thousands gathered at the annual CPAC just outside Washington. "I utterly reject pessimism," he declared. "We may not have carried November 7th, but we haven't lost the country we love. And we have not lost our way."

AFP Americas News Agenda for March 15

Duty Editor: Jim Mannion Tel: + 1 202 414 0541 What's happening in the Americas on Friday: + Romney speaks to US conservatives + Chavez body moved to Venezuela museum WASHINGTON: Former US presidential candidate Mitt Romney addresses the Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC), an annual three-day gathering attracting thousands of right-of-center activists. Picture (US-POLITICS-CONSERVATIVES)

'It kills me' not to be president: Romney

Defeated Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney has said it "kills" him to be just another spectator rather than US president as political gridlock paralyzes Washington. "It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done," Romney told Fox News in an interview broadcast on Sunday, his first since losing to President Barack Obama last November. The former Massachusetts governor blamed the Democratic president for the latest crisis to hit the US capital -- the so-called sequester spending cuts totaling $85 billion this year.
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