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Romney embraces '47 percent' claim, then tries to put it behind him

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Mitt Romney didn't back down Tuesday from his claim that nearly half the country is dependent on the government, looking to parlay the episode into a wider debate about the role of the federal bureaucracy and how it shapes personal ambition. Rather than distance himself from leaked footage in which he tells backers "There are 47 percent who are with [Obama], who are dependent upon...