Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell’s reelection campaign asked the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office on Tuesday to investigate how Mother Jones magazine obtained a recording of a February strategy session.
“Senator McConnell’s campaign is working with the FBI and has notified the local U.S. Attorney in Louisville, per FBI request, about these recordings,” McConnell campaign manager Jesse Benton said in a statement. “Obviously a recording device of some kind [...]
A top adviser to President Barack Obama, Valerie Jarrett, was heckled at a speech yesterday to grassroots organizers by a “climate activist.”
“White House Senior Adviser Valerie Jarrett was heckled during a speech on Friday by an activist demanding that President Barack Obama do more to address climate change,” reports the Huffington Post.
“Jarrett was about two-thirds of the way into her speech at RootsCamp, a conference for grassroots organizers being held in Washington, [...]
Obama campaign manager Jim Messina told reporters on Saturday that despite national tracking polls showing the president and Romney tied, Obama is still winning.
“In all the battleground states, we continue to see all our pathways there,” he told the White House pool at an Obama fundraiser in Milwaukee. “We’re either tied or in the lead in every battleground state 45 days out.”
Messina, who drove from Chicago to Wisconsin to be [...]
“Well done! Whoever controlled the microphone did a great job”
Paul Joseph Watson
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
During a roll call of states at the Republican National Convention yesterday, an attendee was caught on a hot mic praising the moment where Ron Paul’s delegate result was accidentally censored as a result of an audio failure.
As representatives of Georgia read out their delegate results, Ron Paul’s name and result was lost as a [...]
The Obama administration has come under fire from Rep. Henry Waxman (D-Calif.) amid accusations that the White House failed to live up to its own ethical standards.
“The Presidential Records Act was enacted to ensure that White House records are preserved for history and are owned by the American people,” Waxman said. “Everyone who is covered by the law should follow it, regardless of which party controls the White House.”
Republican members [...]
An email with the subject line “Urgent,” has been sent to President Obama’s supporters by campaign manager Jim Messina. It’s a request for campaign cash.
“Romney and the Republicans announced yesterday that they brought in more than $100 million in June,” Messina writes. “For context, that’s about what we raised in April and May combined. We’re still tallying our own numbers, but this means their gap is getting wider, and if it [...]
From the time I started blogging about a decade ago I’ve been writing somewhat frantically about the GOP efforts to suppress the vote. This should not be surprising since I started writing online in the aftermath of the most dubious election result in history: the infamous Bush v. Gore.
Vote suppression has been with us for centuries, of course. Jim Crow was built on it.Very famous and important Americans have participated in it, [...]
Fox News has confirmed Newt Gingrich met with Romney campaign manager Matt Rhoades on Monday to talk about how the former House Speaker can assist as a surrogate and fundraiser for the presumptive Republican nominee.
At the meeting, the Romney campaign also offered to connect Gingrich with their network of donors as a way to help retire some of his campaign debts. The March FEC filing shows Gingrich holding $4.3 million in debts [...]
U.S. Sen. Scott Brown’s campaign is blasting Democratic Senate candidate Elizabeth Warren’s financial history as she campaigns in support of low-interest student loans, saying the Harvard Law professor’s interest-free loan from Harvard means she is too out of touch with students’ everyday struggles.
Warren disclosed the 20-year interest free loan from Harvard, which lent her between $15,000 and $50,000 in 1996, in financial disclosure forms filed with the Senate last September.
He also refuses to show Americans his returns from earlier than 2010. Clearly he is hiding
something he thinks will cost him the election.
Marc A. Thiessen
Romney is walking into Obama’s ‘secrecy’ attack
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By Marc A. Thiessen, Monday, April 16, 12:25 PM
Mitt Romney handed President Obama a political gift this weekend, when his campaign announced that he would not file his tax return on time. Romney made the announcement at [...]
Joe Biden has increased his giving to worthy causes more than fivefold since he became vice-president but he still donated a paltry 1.5 per cent of his income, well under half the national average.
In tax returns released by the White House, it was revealed that Biden and his wife Jill earned $379,035 in 2011 and paid $105,362 in taxes.They gave $5,540 to charity.
The tax returns were made public in part [...]
BY: Andrew Stiles - April 9, 2012 12:24 pm
A photo of Obama’s “army” originally posted on the campaign’s Tumblr site and run in conjunction with a BuzzFeed story on the Obama campaign reveals a stunning lack of diversity among the president’s Chicago staff.
The Obama campaign’s Chicago headquarters has it all—from Jack Daniels and Ping Pong to bouncy balls and ironic desk mementos.
Yet the “army of twenty-somethings” campaign manager Jim Messina has assembled in the president’s [...]
Newt Gingrich is dramatically curtailing his campaign schedule, laying off about a third of his staff and giving his campaign manager the heave-ho as he focuses on a last-ditch effort to win the Republican presidential nomination at the party’s convention.
Gingrich’s strategy hinges on preventing front-runner Mitt Romney from winning the 1,144 delegates he needs for the nomination, Gingrich spokesman RC Hammond said Tuesday night.
The ex-House speaker plans to spend much [...]
Congressman determined to go all the way in GOP race
March 21, 2012
Gop presidential candidate Ron Paul appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno last night and said that he will not waver on the road to the GOP national convention, despite calls from the establishment and the media for him to quit the race.
The Congressman discussed his strategy of gaining a sizeable amount of delegates and also the very real [...]
President Obama’s campaign staff made the curious decision to build a fundraising message around their candidate’s apparent weakness, warning supporters that Mitt Romney would beat Obama if the election were held today.
“Friend,” Obama campaign manager Jim Messina wrote today, “If the general election were held today, President Obama would lose to Mitt Romney — according to the latest poll from Washington Post-ABC News. Now, many other polls put the President on [...]
Dane County Circuit Judge David Flanagan, who granted a temporary injunction against Wisconsin’s new voter identification law, signed a petition urging the recall of Gov. Scott Walker.
His clerk called back to say Flanagan would only answer questions submitted in writing at the courthouse.
State Republican Party spokesman Ben Sparks said his party will be filing a complaint with the state Judicial Commission asking it to investigate why Flanagan did not recuse [...]
February 12, 2012
LAKE JACKSON, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Tonight the campaign of 2012 Republican Presidential candidate Ron Paul sent an email to supporters regarding today’s caucus results from the state of Maine. See below for a portion of comments from Ron Paul 2012 Campaign Manager John Tate.
“Ron Paul will win the most delegates out of Maine tonight.
“In fact, he will probably even win the ‘beauty contest’ straw poll the media has already [...]
GOP strategist predicts Paul will be on the Republican ticket
February 9, 2012
The Ron Paul campaign issued a press release yesterday announcing that the Congressman was winning the battle for delegates in the lead up to the Republican National Convention, with with Paul himself adding that he believes he has unlocked the secret to winning the GOP nomination.
“We are thrilled with the yesterday’s results.” Ron Paul 2012 National Campaign Manager [...]
President Obama has message for Wall St. — I will not demonize you, just Mitt Romney and his ties to you.
That assurance was conveyed by Obama’s campaign manager Jim Messina in a private meeting with nervous Democratic donors from the financial services industry, Bloomberg News reported Tuesday.
Messina met with some of Obama’s biggest backers this week at the members only Core Club in Manhattan, where he was questioned about the increasingly populist tone of the [...]
The Obama-Biden reelection campaign, which just announced it banked $224 million in 2011, is stepping up fundraising as it steels for an expected fall “smear” machine from GOP front-runner Mitt Romney.
In an email to supporters this morning, Obama campaign manager Jim Messina warned that the Republicans will have a fat bank account to tap for negative ads, something both Romney and Newt Gingrich did in Florida.
“They’re going to try to [...]