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January 12, 2012

Not bad brah: Obama’s campaign war chest gets even bigger

  • $68 million (!!!) raised in the fourth quarter of 2011 by Obama source

» His opponents: Not even close. While the Obama campaign denies trying to raise a bold-sounding $1 billion for his campaign, he is doing quite well on the fundraising front, especially in comparison to next-best Mitt Romney. Mitt scored $24 million in donations in the same period. But not all that money will go straight into the Obama campaign: Roughly $24 million will go to the Democratic National Campaign’s efforts reelect members of Congress and the Senate.

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11:09 // 2 years ago
January 9, 2012

And the award for best handling of White House Chief of Staff William Daley’s resignation goes to … @HuffPostHill.

14:19 // 2 years ago
December 29, 2011
markcoatney:

barackobama:

inothernews:

This is an open letter to barackobama.tumblr.com:
Please follow apsies.
Sincerely,
The Internet

Dear Internet,
You had us at Leslie Knope.
Followed.
Sincerely,
The barackobama.tumblr.com Tumblrers 

In which we are reminded of how good the Obama folks are on social media. 

And how convincing apsies is. We expect her to ask for world peace next, and for her many Tumblr fans to will it into reality.

markcoatney:

barackobama:

inothernews:

This is an open letter to barackobama.tumblr.com:

Please follow apsies.

Sincerely,

The Internet

Dear Internet,

You had us at Leslie Knope.

Followed.

Sincerely,

The barackobama.tumblr.com Tumblrers 

In which we are reminded of how good the Obama folks are on social media. 

And how convincing apsies is. We expect her to ask for world peace next, and for her many Tumblr fans to will it into reality.

(Source: imwithkanye)

1:10 // 2 years ago
December 27, 2011

Democratic Senator Ben Nelson to retire in 2012

  • NO Senator Ben Nelson won’t seek re-election in 2012 source

» Bye bye, Ben: Bowing out from what was expected to be a heavily-contested race in Nebraska, Democrat Ben Nelson has decided to retire from his seat in 2012, a move likely to disappoint those concerned with the Democratic Party’s ability to maintain control of the Senate. Nelson was one of the most rightward leaning members of the Democratic Senate (perhaps less so than Joe Manchin), having supported the Bush tax cuts and railing against the health care reform law as a “government takeover” before ultimately supporting it, with some big conditions: recall that infamous “cornhusker kickback?” Yeah, that was him.

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15:06 // 2 years ago
November 28, 2011
10:32 // 2 years ago
October 29, 2011
Republicans moralizing about deficits. That’s like an arsonist moralizing about fire safety. These guys have zero credibility.
Vice President Joe Biden • Turning up the funny at a speech to Florida Democrats at Walt Disney World on Saturday afternoon. source (viafollow)
18:12 // 2 years ago
October 25, 2011

People like Occupy Wall Street…for now

  • +16% Occupy Wall Street’s net favorability. 43% approve of the movement, while just 27% disapprove.
  • 30% of people are still undecided on Occupy Wall Street, according to the same CBS/NYT poll.  source

» What this means: While the movement does enjoy a plurality of support (in this poll, at this moment in time), a huge percentage of people haven’t yet made up their minds about it. This means there’s a lot of room for public opinion to swing either way, so decisions on the part of OWS’s still-emerging leadership over the next couple of months will be crucial in solidifying public support or rejection of the movement. This, in turn, will help determine whether or not OWS’s message actually ends up affecting legislation that comes out of Washington. Will Occupy Wall Street become the next Tea Party, which has had a huge impact on national politicians, or is it just a passing fad? According to this poll, the answer to that question is “to be determined.”

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23:16 // 2 years ago
October 17, 2011
11:49 // 2 years ago
October 13, 2011

Obama’s campaign fundraising prowess tops estimates, and then some

  • $70M the amount Obama raised for his 2012 campaign in the most recent quarter
  • $55M the amount the president expected to raise this quarter; all the extra was just showing off
  • 98% of donors to Obama’s campaign threw in $250 or less; you do the math on that one, guys source

» And he wasn’t even at his peak powers: Thanks to the long-running debt ceiling debate that boringly captivated the country earlier this summer, Obama had to turn down a number of major fundraising events, lowering his total from the previous quarter. He’s miles ahead of every other candidate, for obvious reasons: The still-splintered GOP field has to fight with each other for the right to take on Obama next November.

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23:10 // 2 years ago
October 9, 2011
No one is going to get perfect in a general election candidate. That is why we think the Senate is a better place to focus.
FreedomWorks president Matt Kibbe • Effectively saying that Tea Party groups plan to focus on the presidential election, and instead put their energies towards helping the GOP win back the U.S. Senate, which the Democrats control with a slight majority. The race totals favor the GOP winning more seats — 23 of the 33 seats up for grabs next year are in Democratic power, and at least a few of those seats up for grabs because Senators are retiring — most notably those of Jim Webb and Kent Conrad. Do you guys think the GOP has a chance at getting the Senate back in 2012, especially considering increased Tea Party focus? source (viafollow)
11:47 // 2 years ago