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Follow the Leader

Follow the Leader

04/18/12 06:01PM

President Obama has a new shadow.  Team Romney is kicking off the general election with a strategy called "bracketing." Essentially, it means photocopying the President's schedule and showing up everywhere the President goes -- before, during and after the event takes place. Take a listen to Romney spokesman Ryan Williams speaking on a conference call with reporters this morning:The strategy is well underway. That conference call was framed as "welcoming" the President to Ohio, as the White House had scheduled a speech near Cleveland this afternoon. read more

Citigroup Shareholders to CEO Pandit: Sorry, Vikram

Citigroup Shareholders to CEO Pandit: Sorry, Vikram

04/18/12 03:56PM

Have owners of Citigroup stock been affected by the Occupy Wall Street bug? On Tuesday, more than half the bank’s shareholders gave a strong no-confidence vote to Chief Executive Vikram Pandit’s $15-million pay package.The vote, while non-binding, marks the first time a financial giant’s stock owners have joined forces to oppose super-sized compensation.As one shareholder told The New York Times, “C.E.O.’s deserve good pay but there’s good pay, and there’s obscene pay.”In a statement released after the annual shareholders meeting in Dallas, Citigroup said its board and senior management “will read more

Secret Service Grilling

04/18/12 03:45PM

Ted Nugent said he’s “looking forward” to being questioned by the Secret Service on Thursday, at a meeting he describes as a “little barbecue get-together.” The rocker and Mitt Romney supporter caught the attention of agents after he told a National Rifle Association Conference last weekend that “if Barack Obama becomes the president in November again, I will either be dead or in jail by this time next year.”Nugent told Glenn Beck during an interview Wednesday that he has “never threatened anybody’s life in my life. read more

NOW Today: How will they vote?

04/18/12 06:54AM

As the media focuses on a flurry of new poll numbers that show Mitt Romney gaining steam as the GOP coalesces behind the presumptive nominee, there's increasing focus on the Latino vote. While we might sound like a broken record, this increasingly large voting bloc (forecast to be over 10 million votes in November) has enormous sway. Sensing that, the Romney campaign hired former RNC Chairman Ed Gillespie, who championed Latino outreach during his tenure at the Party. Hispanic outreach is expected to play a major role in the Romney bid, much the way it helped propel George W. read more

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04/18/12 06:46AM

Quite the scathing RNC video out on YouTube Politics - though its "fairness" is questionable.Magid CPI: Ted Nugent Remarks On Obama Draw Secret Service Scrutiny; More details emerge in Secret Service scandal; Baby found after snatched from shot Texas mom Google: discovery shuttle; warren buffett; gsa Twitter: Today is National Stalking Awareness Day; Ted Nugent; Rise & GrindYouTube Politics: "Obama's Favorite Amendment" Billboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more