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Super Donors

03/21/12 05:44PM

Recently-released campaign finance filings show that Restore our Future, the pro-Romney super PAC, raised $6.4 million in February. Nearly half of it came from one man: Texas home builder Bob Perry.This year, a relatively small number of super-wealthy donors are taking advantage of new rules that permit them to make unlimited contributions to independent groups supporting the presidential candidates.Winning our Future, the pro-Gingrich super PAC, took in $5.7 million. Nearly all of it came from a $5.5 million donation from the Adelson family. read more

NOW Today: Is this thing over?

03/21/12 06:53AM

The big question this morning - does Mitt Romney's decisive double digit win in Illinois mean the fight for the nomination is effectively over?  Several NOWists have written posts this morning.  Some believe that Romney has secured his place, others say that unless one of the three other candidates drop out, there could be shenanigans involving delegates that could threaten Romney's anointment at the convention.Consider this - Romney's momentum is indisputable today - but does this weekend's Louisiana primary, where Santorum is expected to do well - make this a three-day story? read more

Trending NOW

03/21/12 06:47AM

If you haven't seen the slick YouTube video produced in conjunction with Paul Ryan's budget plan - it's worth a look.  #PrecursorToSomethingMore?Magid CPI: Cops Admit Missing Possible Racial Slur in Trayvon Martin 911 Call; GOP Race: Romney cruises to Illinois primary win; French police in standoff with suspect in Toulouse shootings Google: trayvon martin case; amelia earhart; paul ryanTwitter: Happy Hump Day; Good Mornin; The Hunger GamesYouTube Politics: The Path to Prosperity Budget: Your Country. Your Future. Your Choice. read more

NOW Today: Alex Wagner is back!

03/20/12 06:52AM

Here's the most important news of the day: Alex Wagner is back! Together, with the panel below, we'll do some pre-game analysis of tonight's big race in Illinois (how close will it be?); deconstruct the Santorum machine; have a look at the Ryan budget (why now?); and look at the donor base for President Obama - where are all these new donors coming from?Until we see you at noon - give us your predictions for Illinois tonight with comments below or on Twitter, #NowWithAlex.PANELPhil Musser, Romney Supporter/Fmr. Pawlenty Sr. read more

Trending NOW

03/20/12 06:43AM

Welcome to the first day of Spring - and the latest critical 2012 primary contest!Magid CPI: Trayvon Martin Death: Friend on Phone with Teen Before Death Recounts Events; Tebow's time in Denver looks set to expire; US 'war game' sees perils of Israeli strike against IranGoogle: spring equinox; illinois primary; denver broncosTwitter: Happy First Day of Spring; Michael Bay; Bieber Be My BoyfriendYouTube Politics: None of the AboveBillboard (Hot 100): We Are Young - fun. read more