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Investigators point to shortfalls after Sierra Tucson suicide

Sierra Tucson, one of the nation's most prominent residential behavioral health clinics, is under investigation following the January suicide of a patient at the facility north of Tucson. The incident was the third death of a patient there in the past seven years. Former staffers were not surprised at the recent suicide, saying it was just a matter of time before a lack of trained staff would lead to another death.... Read more»2

Comic: Politics (and taxes)

Bain Capitomertà

You've got to hand it to Mitt Romney: the man knows how to keep a secret.... Read more»

What we still don't know about Mitt Romney's taxes

Romney released his 2011 tax return and other information recently. So what else is there to know? A lot.... Read more»20

Finders weepers: Early Bain disputes cast new light on Its business

Romney's private equity firm battled with brokers, also asked them to find healthy companies, not just turnarounds. ... Read more»


Romney's recipe for success

Live from the Republican National Convention: The world according to Mitt Romney (and his speechwriters) ... in which the national debt originated on President Barack Obama's inauguration day. And so on. ... Read more»1


5 facts about overseas outsourcing

The ongoing national debate about the employment practices of U.S. companies and private equity firms abroad features two phrases that confuse rather than clarify the issues: offshoring and outsourcing. For most Americans, the phrases are interchangeable.... Read more»2

Smart v. Stupid

Mitt Romney fails to qualify as president

Mitt Romney proves to be unqualified for the job he is seeking. The Republican Party still has a chance to nominate a candidate who is worthy of serving as president. A brokered convention would be messy and embarrassing. But it might also be soul-cleansing. ... Read more»

Bill Clinton praises Romney's business career

Bill Clinton praised Republican Presidential nominee Mitt Romney's business career in an interview on CNN's "Piers Morgan Tonight" on Thursday, calling his record as CEO of Bain Capital "sterling."... Read more»


Sununu misfires on Bain 'jobs' claim

John H. Sununu, a top surrogate for Mitt Romney, wrongly claimed Bain Capital was “able to save jobs … about 80 percent of the time” at companies in which it had invested. Sununu was misreading or misrepresenting a Bain statement on revenues, not jobs.... Read more»

Bain execs spent nearly $5M on Romney campaigns

Current and former Bain Capital executives and their relatives have given about $4.7 million to organizations dedicated to making Romney the next president of the United States, according to a Center for Public Integrity investigation.... Read more»


Opinion: Only in Romney's dream world

Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney's naïve suggestion that anyone but him and his rich friends could actually fire a health insurer on a whim and hire another one that might provide better service isn't realistic. ... Read more»

Super PAC defends 'King of Bain' movie about Romney

A top advisor to the pro-Newt Gringrich super PAC defended their ‘King of Bain’ movie attacking GOP front-runner Mitt Romney during his reign at Bain Capital, despite its reported inaccuracies and dramatizations. (with movie)... Read more»