Igor Bobic

Igor Bobic is the assistant editor of Talking Points Memo, helping oversee the site's coverage of politics and policy in Washington. While originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Igor feels best at home on the beaches of Southern California. He can be reached at igor@talkingpointsmemo.com.

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Speaking before the press in Washington on Wednesday, Mitt Romney directly rebutted President Obama's claim that Ronald Reagan wouldn't be able to win in today's GOP primary.

"I actually think Ronald Reagan would win handily in a primary, frankly, in all the primaries," Romney countered.

Addressing the press in Washington on Wednesday, Mitt Romney criticized President Obama for not having enough ideas to solve the country's problems:

I understand some people are amused that I have so many ideas.  But I think the American people will prefer it to President Obama’s grand total of zero.

Mitt Romney, addressing the press in Washington on Wednesday, accused President Obama of running a "hide and seek" campaign because he isn't explicitly conveying his platform once in office.

Nancy Pelosi famously said that we would have to pass Obamacare to find out what was in it.  President Obama has turned that advice into a campaign strategy:  He wants us to re-elect him so we can find out what he will actually do. 

With all the challenges the nation faces, this is not the time for President Obama's hide and seek campaign.

"Unlike President Obama, you don’t have to wait until after the election to find out what I believe in – or what my plans are," Romney added.

Mitt Romney, in addressing the press in Washington on Wednesday, directly rebutted Obama's charge that Republicans want to "end Medicare as we know it."

I’d be willing to consider the President’s plan, but he doesn’t have one.  That’s right:  In over three years, he has failed to enact or even propose a serious plan to solve our entitlement crisis.

Instead, he has taken a series of steps that end Medicare as we know it.

He is the only President to ever cut $500 billion from Medicare.  And, as a result, more than half of doctors say they will cut back on treating seniors.

Addressing the press on Wednesday, Mitt Romney responded directly to President Obama's fiery speech at the same venue in Washington, D.C.

But instead of answering those vital questions, President Obama came here yesterday and railed against arguments no one is making – and criticized policies no one is proposing.  It’s one of his favorite strategies – setting up straw men to distract from his record.

President Obama has officially signed the STOCK Act into law, banning insider trading by members of Congress. He said the Act makes it clear that if Congress uses non-public information for advantage in the stock market, they are breaking the law.

Nichelle Nichols, who played the character 'Uhura' in the original TV show 'Star Trek,' met President Obama in the White House back in February. But she finally received this photo in the mail yesterday, according to her Twitter feed, with the caption "Taken 2/29/12 in the Oval Office - Live Long & Prosper!"

(h/t Byron Tau


Men have picked up 88 percent of new jobs created since the U.S. recession officially ended in June of 2009, reports Bloomberg:

Men, who lost more than twice as many jobs as women during the worst economic slump since the Great Depression, have landed 88 percent of the non-farm jobs created since the recession ended in June 2009. The share of men saying the economy was improving jumped to 41 percent in March, compared with 26 percent of women, according to the Bloomberg Consumer Comfort Index’s monthly expectations gauge.

Mitt Romney will appear on Sean Hannity's radio show at 5pm ET today to respond to a speech by President Obama that blasted Romney and the Paul Ryan budget, tweets his spokesman Andrea Saul.


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