Maybe I'm wrong, but it seems to me that there's been surprisingly little written by opinionmakers about the plan by Obama and Dems to nix direct corporate contributions funding the 2012 Democratic National Convention. The plan is an "important first...
Via Ben Smith, a new study finds that the influence of outside spending in the 2010 elections may have been substantially overstated: A new study from the Wesleyan Media Project found that while outside groups spent slightly more on...
* UPDATE: Happy 10th anniversary, Talking Points Memo. As someone who spent a fair amount of time stepping over trees to get into TPM's old offices in New York's flower district, I can tell you first-hand that what Josh Marshall...
| November 12, 2010; 5:30 PM ET |
Categories: 2010 elections, 2012, Campaign finance, Happy Hour Roundup, Health reform, House Dems, House GOPers, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans
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With the White House now signaling it wants outside groups on the left to ramp up for 2012, Media Matters founder David Brock is in discussions to form a new group designed to raise and spend big bucks to counter...
* GOP, mindful of difficulties of repealing health reform, plans investigations into it: Mitch McConnell spells out the game plan: "Oversight will play a crucial role in Republican efforts. We may not be able to bring about straight repeal in...
| November 10, 2010; 8:37 AM ET |
Categories: 2010 elections, 2012, Campaign finance, Health reform, House GOPers, Morning Plum, Senate Dems, Senate Republicans, Tea Party
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* Nancy Pelosi, unrepentent: She "> admits that job growth was disappointingly slow, but insists that "it does not diminish what we have accomplished," because "President Obama and this Congress were job creators from Day One." * With so many...