The Boston Globe lead on the Romney interview: “‘It kills me’ to have lost to President Obama, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney said Sunday as he acknowledged a series of missteps in his race for the White House, including a failure to reach out to minority voters and his off-the-cuff remarks widely perceived as denigrating less fortunate Americans.”
What Romney said: “I look at what's happening right now, I wish I were there. It kills me not to be there, not to be in the White House doing what needs to be done.”
And of his 47% remarks, Romney actually said this: “What I said is not what I believe.”
USA Today: “In a wide-ranging interview that aired Sunday on Fox News, Romney chided President Obama for his dealings with congressional Republicans and for "playing politics" with the automatic budget cuts known as the sequester.”
The New York Times: “The Las Vegas Sands Corporation, an international gambling empire controlled by the billionaire Sheldon G. Adelson, has informed the Securities and Exchange Commission that it likely violated a federal law against bribing foreign officials.” More: “The company’s activities in mainland China, including an attempt to set up a trade center in Beijing and create a sponsored basketball team, as well as tens of millions of dollars in payments the Sands made through a Chinese intermediary, had become a focus of the federal investigation, according to reporting by The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal in August.”
COLORADO: “Sen. Michael Bennet, D-Colo., on Friday endorsed his one-time primary opponent, former state House Speaker Andrew Romanoff, in his campaign for Colorado’s 6th District,” Roll Call writes.
KENTUCKY: National Journal has six signs Ashley Judd will run.
MASSACHUSETTS: Dan Winslow won the state GOP straw poll.
Meanwhile: “In a contentious meeting Friday, one of the state’s most politically powerful unions tried but failed to unite around a Democratic candidate for US Senate, dealing a blow to US Representative Stephen F. Lynch, a former ironworker and union leader.”
NEW YORK: “A ferry company will file suit against the Cuomo administration Monday, alleging it cut a ‘backroom’ deal to help the Maid of the Mist — the famous sightseeing boats at Niagara Falls — stay afloat,” The New York Daily News reports.
VIRGINIA: National Journal wonders whether climate-change denier Ken Cucinelli (R) can win the governor’s race: “The Virginia governor’s race is the next front in the escalating war over global warming. The leading Republican candidate, state Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli, is an unapologetically partisan firebrand who has drawn the national spotlight for his crusade against the science of climate change.”