JACKSONVILLE, Fla.-- Mitt and Ann Romney failed to list investment income from a Swiss bank account on financial disclosure forms filed last year. And other income is missing from the disclosure documents required of presidential candidates.
A Romney spokeswoman said the adjustments are "trivial" and "will not alter the overall picture" of the Romneys' finances.
Romney's campaign said Thursday it's updating the financial disclosure forms after the Romneys' 2010 tax return, released this week after intense pressure from his rivals, revealed the existence of the Swiss account. The Swiss account was held in Ann Romney's blind trust. Tax returns show the Romneys made $1,783 in interest income from that account in 2010.
Biden: GOP candidates push Bush-era policies
ROCHESTER, N.H. -- Republican presidential hopefuls are blatantly focused on advancing economic policies that favor the wealthy over most Americans, giving voters in the 2012 election a clear choice, Vice President Joe Biden said Thursday.
Biden told reporters there's no discussion in the Republican campaign about compassionate conservatism, or wanting to save Medicare or education as in past campaigns. "The reason I think this race is going to be so clear is that for the first time in my career, Republicans aren't hiding the ball," he said.
"They're putting forward a political philosophy that is absolutely straightforward... The way it's going to work is to not only keep the tax cuts for the wealthy but increase tax cuts for the wealthy, and the way to move forward is to deregulate Wall Street."
Perry's job approval drops after failed run
AUSTIN, Texas -- Rick Perry's dismal showing in the presidential contest has plunged his approval among Texans to its lowest in a decade, and more than half say in a poll he should not seek re-election as governor.
The poll by The Dallas Morning News shows that Perry now has a lower job-approval rating in his home state than President Barack Obama, despite the GOP's domination in Texas. Many also said that Perry damaged Texas' image with his stumbles as a presidential candidate. "It's clear it's hurt him," said Mark Jones, political science department chairman at Rice University. "He's been seen as a really savvy politician with an aura of invincibility and all that's been diminished."