Now that Mitt Romney is claiming he paid at least 13 percent in taxes ever year but still refusing to release more returns, it has given the Obama campaign an opening to keep up pressure on.
|By: Jon Walker Friday August 17, 2012 9:44 am|
|By: Scarecrow Wednesday June 6, 2012 1:10 pm|
I’m not sure these people get it.
From time to time, Jim Messina, campaign manager for the President’s “Obama for America” group, likes to send me nice e-mails letting me know what’s up with the campaign. The latest missive, following last night’s Wisconsin recall election, informs me that the problem Democrats had in Wisconsin was that the other side put in a lot of money for their guy and outspent our guy. This seems important information.
So being the clever fellow he is, Jim says “we” shouldn’t let that happen again.
|By: Jane Hamsher Tuesday May 8, 2012 12:39 pm|
Dave Dayen reported this morning on Greg Sargent’s scoop about big LGBT donors withholding donations from the Obama campaign over the President’s refusal to sign an executive order on ENDA. Unless I miss my guess, “we have heard from at least half a dozen major gay and progressive donors” is code for what used to be known in donor circles as “the Cabinet” or “the Gay 8.” The White House is pushing back on the Sargent article and telling journalists that there really are no problems. But if that’s the case, where are the traditional LGBT 527 donors?
|By: David Dayen Friday September 23, 2011 11:30 am|
President Obama stood yesterday in front of the Brent Spence Bridge, connecting Ohio and Kentucky, and asked John Boehner (Ohio) and Mitch McConnell (Kentucky) to pass his American Jobs Act. Now his campaign is asking supports to call Congress demanding they pass the bill.
|By: Jane Hamsher Thursday September 22, 2011 10:05 am|
An email chain turned over by the Department of Homeland Security in response to a subpoena in the Dan Choi case reveal that it was the White House that tipped off the Secret Service with the information that 3 days later there would be a DADT protest in front of the White House. Brian Bond, Deputy Director of Public Engagement, sent an email to then-Deputy Chief of Staff Jim Messina, Dan Pfeiffer, Melody Barnes, Tina Tchen, Dan Pfeiffer, Shin Inouye and others telling them he had it on “pretty good authority” that “Choi will be a part of it.”
|By: Scarecrow Tuesday September 13, 2011 4:10 pm|
President Obama’s reelection campaign chairman, Jim Messina recently told reporters that Obama supporters would be fine once the campaign explained all the Administration had accomplished. “No one is calling me up yelling,” he insisted.
That changed today.
|By: Scarecrow Monday September 12, 2011 6:45 pm|
President Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina will be at Harvard University on Tuesday, hoping to urge Harvard students to help “pass the bill” or reelect the President or something. However, students and others opposed to the Tar Sands oil development and the Keystone XL pipeline are also planning to be there to greet him.
So if you’re in the Boston area, just hop on the Red Line, get off at Harvard Square and walk down to the Kirkland House, right across from the Kennedy School. Messina is scheduled to be at the Kirkland House Junior Common Room about 3:30 p.m. Here’s a map.
|By: Jon Walker Friday April 1, 2011 2:15 pm|
The problem for the public option wasn’t that the president didn’t fight hard enough for it. It’s failure to make it into the law was the result of President Obama actively fighting hard against it, while lying about this support.
|By: emptywheel Friday January 21, 2011 6:02 am|
No matter how many times GE’s CEO Jeff Immelt gets up on a podium or in an op-ed and feigns an interest in American jobs, his actions make him the poster child for everything wrong with the U.S. economy right now.
And that’s what Obama is rolling out, as he moves into campaign mode, to convince Americans he’s going to do a damn thing about jobs.
|By: Teddy Partridge Wednesday November 17, 2010 7:45 am|
This is the kind of direct action the cocktail-weinie set finds most unsettling: real people yelling real questions about real issues while they dart in and out of elite DeeCee hotels for secret meetings with issues lobbyists and White House staffers who aren’t doing much of anything at all to advance the issues they are raising money on throughout the year.