Romney to GOP: ‘Learn from my mistakes’

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In his first major speech since losing last year’s presidential election, Mitt Romney sought to pass the torch of leadership to a new generation of conservatives at CPAC.

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Obama used the 47% video ‘exactly the way I would have hoped’

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For months, the identity of the person who recorded Mitt Romney’s infamous 47% remarks at a $50,000-per-person fundraising dinner during the presidential campaign remained a mystery.

That was until Wednesday night during an exclusive interview with msnbc’s Ed Schultz. Scott Prouty said he wrestled with whether or not to go public with the tape for a few weeks. But once it was out, what was his reaction to how it played out in the campaign?

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Romney likens campaign to ‘roller coaster’ in first interview since election

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In his first major interview since his unsuccessful 2012 bid for White House, Mitt Romney likened being a presidential candidate to the bumpy and unpredictable path of a roller coaster.

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Obama, Romney - let’s ‘stay in touch’

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President Obama and Mitt Romney met today for the first time since the president’s sweeping electoral-vote reelection Thursday over lunch at the White House.

Over an hour — and white turkey chili and Southwestern grilled chicken salad — the once-bitter rivals talked about “America’s leadership in the world” and “pledged to stay in touch,” according to the White House.

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Romney meets with Obama at White House lunch

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The winner of the presidential election met with the man he defeated Thursday as President Barack Obama had lunch at the White House with former Republican nominee Mitt Romney.

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Obama, Romney to meet on Thursday

President Obama and the man he defeated in the 2012 presidential contest — Republican Mitt Romney — will have lunch tomorrow at the White House, Obama’s press secretary just announced.

Inside the ‘Romney Readiness Project,’ the ambitious plans for an unrealized administration

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If Mitt Romney had won the presidential election, insiders say, it’s not hard to imagine what he and his number two, Wisconsin Rep. Paul Ryan, would have been tackling on this very day.

An extensive preparation plan dubbed the “Romney Readiness Project,” pulled together by the GOP nominee’s team and no longer of any use, offers detailed insight into how ready he was to take the reins, the sources told NBC News.

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NBC News declares Obama wins Florida; final electoral vote tally is Obama, 332, Romney, 206

President Barack Obama beat Mitt Romney in Florida, NBC news reported Saturday, ending a four-day count with a thin margin of the popular vote, though substantial enough to avoid an automatic recount.

As a result, Obama garners the state’s 29 electoral votes, for a national total of 332 votes to Romney’s 206.

Mom names twins after Obama, Romney (Mitt was No. 2)

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The election has triggered a new generation of Barack Obamas and one Mitt Romney, with parents in Kenya naming their newborns after the newly re-elected president and his defeated rival, Mitt Romney.

Whoops! Romney’s ‘transition’ website spotted by blogger

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Before the election, Mitt Romney’s staff prepared a transition website, in case the former Republican nominee was elected president of the United States. And even though Romney didn’t win the election, the site saw the light of day — for a few moments anyway.

Breaking down last night’s results: Obama’s demographic edge

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Yes, the auto bailout mattered in Ohio. Sure, Hurricane Sandy helped the president. And, yes, the economy was the No. 1 issue. But make no mistake: What happened last night was a demographic time bomb that had been ticking and that blew up in GOP faces.

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As of 10:10pm ET, the following states have been called (those in red for Mitt Romney, those in blue for Barack Obama). The candidates are presently tied at 162 Electoral votes each.

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Romney, Obama hit must-win states in ‘barnburner’ campaign day

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President Barack Obama and Republican nominee Mitt Romney set about a “barnburner” of a schedule on Monday, the penultimate day of the 2012 election, courting voters in the must-win states of the 2012 campaign.