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Continental Resources Chairman and Chief Executive Officer Harold G. Hamm poses in this undated handout photo. REUTERS/Continental Resources/Handout

How Romney energy czar fuels business with politics

The environmentalists fighting the Keystone XL Pipeline have had allies, and for a time, one of the most effective was the man who's now Romney's chief energy adviser: Oklahoma oilman Harold Hamm.  Full Article 

Republican presidential candidate and former Governor of Massachusetts Mitt Romney addresses supporters during his Wisconsin and Maryland primary night rally in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, April 3, 2012. Credit: Reuters/Darren Hauck

As governor, Romney picked winners and losers of his own

Mitt Romney is hammering President Obama for playing favorites. It's a powerful line of attack. But it may prompt unfavorable comparison with his tenure as governor of Massachusetts, when he favored some industries and singled out individual firms for special favors.  Full Article 

Former steel worker Joe Soptic stands near a giant drive wheel that was used by a steel mill that closed due to bankruptcy in 2001 and is now thought of as a memorial to the days that Kansas City, Missouri, December 15, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Dave Kaup

Romney's steel skeleton in the Bain closet

In his campaign for president, Mitt Romney has championed free markets and vowed to shrink the role of government. But after Bain Capital, the private-equity firm he co-founded, bought and then shuttered an aging steel mill in Kansas City, taxpayers were left holding the bag for the company's underfunded pensions.  Full Article 

Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney stands with fellow Mormon missionaries in this handout photograph taken in front of the police station in Limoges, central France, in autumn 1968.  REUTERS/Mike Bush/Handout

Mitt Romney's French education

To understand why Mitt Romney persists in the face of rejection, opposition and indifference from his own party, look no further than the two and a half years he spent in France.  Full Article 

New International Olympic Commmittee President Dr. Jacques Rogge (R) and Salt Lake Olympic Committee President Mitt Romney (L) look over a map of the Utah Winter Sports Park, August 7, 2001 in Park City, Utah. REUTERS/Files

Mitt Romney's thrill of victory at the Olympics

By the late 1990s, Mitt Romney had succeeded in business, failed in politics, and reached a crossroads. The path he took was to the Olympics.  Full Article 

Ada May Roberts checks her email in the kitchen with her husband Donald while waiting to serve breakfast for the guests at their Amelia Payson House Bed and Breakfast in Salem, Massachusetts, October 30, 2011. Credit: Reuters/Brian Snyder

The legacy of Romney's healthcare Rx

Five years into Massachusetts' first-in-the-nation statewide healthcare program, there is enough data to evaluate some of the brightest claims and biggest fears about the reforms.  Full Article 

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