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Small donor spin

Small donor spin

04/26/12 09:05AM

A Mitt Romney campaign announcement declaring its latest fundraising figures raised a few eyebrows on our team -- not because of the amount of money that was raised, but rather because of how the campaign characterized its contributors. The press release highlighted that "84% Of All Donations Received Through The End Of March Were $250 Or Less," which seems to suggest a groundswell of grassroots support for the former governor. While the percentage the campaign cites is correct, it doesn't illustrate the role small donors play in the campaign's overall fundraising. read more

NOW Today: Live from Washington

04/26/12 06:50AM

Alex is in DC today with an all-star lineup, and among the discussion points: the Violence Against Women Act, an 18-year-old law that Republicans are suddenly opposed to. Democrats want to ensure the LGBT community is extended the protections of the law, which sponsors programs to respond to domestic violence and sexual abuse. The GOP has an alternative plan that would exclude that constituency from the law's reach, as well as limit new immigrant rights. read more

Trending NOW

04/26/12 06:36AM

Now that the RNC had endorsed Mitt Romney, expect to see a lot more YouTube clips like the one below.Magid CPI: ‘Justice for Trayvon': Alabama Man in Critical Condition After Mob Beating; Former Edwards aide's credibility to be attacked; Ariz. read more

President Obama: #Don'tDoubleMyRate

President Obama: #Don'tDoubleMyRate

04/25/12 05:59PM

A new political fight is raging in Washington, and it’s over how to keep loans more affordable for college students. In the last 24-hours, President Obama has visited three college campuses, where he’s courted the youth vote and urged Republicans not to allow federal student loan rates to double. If an agreement can’t be reached by July 1st, rates will jump to 6.8% from 3.4%. In Iowa today, the President told students to Tweet “Don’t Double My Rate” to Republican lawmakers. But in Congress, Republicans and Democrats don't appear any closer to an agreement. read more

NOW Today: Welcome to the General

04/25/12 06:55AM

Last night Mitt Romney swept all five primary contests, leaving both Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul behind in the states they thought they might have a decent showing in. It's official: the former Massachusetts Governor is in full general election mode, a pivot that his campaign fully concedes. The initial read on Mitt Romney's "better America" speech last night was that it was his strongest address to date, and will likely encourage one-time reluctant conservatives to line up behind Romney, especially with their checkbooks.Make no mistake, Mitt Romney is still the conventional underdog. read more

Trending NOW

04/25/12 06:47AM

Why is Jimmy Fallon trending? Well, maybe because of this.Magid CPI: 2012 Election: Mitt Romney sweeps primaries in five states; World Peace hit with seven-game ban for elbow; Homeland Security's Napolitano faces questions from Congress on Secret Service Google: mad cow disease; jimmy fallon; andrew young Twitter: Rupert Murdoch; Jimmy Fallon; Google Drive YouTube Politics: Mitt Romney & Rudy Giuliani: A match made in heaven... Billboard (Hot 100): Somebody That I Used To Know - Gotye Featuring Kimbra; We Are Young - fun. read more

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