Team Obama Plans Online Conference

On the eve of his second inauguration, President Obama’s campaign team is planning a conference in Washington and online to lay the groundwork for a “new organization” of grassroots support to bolster the president’s initiatives in his second term. “Issues like immigration, climate change, and gun violence will be debated … Continue reading

Obama Campaign Fundraises Off Wisconsin Loss

Just days after President Obama took heat for limiting his involvement in the Wisconsin recall election to a single tweet, his re-election campaign is using the Democrats’ loss there as a fundraising tool. In an email to supporters Wednesday afternoon, campaign manager Jim Messina repeated a what has become a … Continue reading

Progressive Groups Target Obama With Web Ads On Foreclosure Crisis

Anti-foreclosure and bank-accountability organizations on the left say they launched an Internet advertising campaign Thursday to pressure President Obama to hold Wall Street accountable for the foreclosure crisis and require big banks to pay back underwater homeowners through large-scale principal reduction. The campaign includes $20,000 in Google and Facebook ads … Continue reading

‘Obamacare Is Working’

Its fate may be in the hands of the Supreme Court come Monday, but on Friday Democrats were not shy about defending the landmark 2010 healthcare reform law on the second anniversary of its enactment. While President Obama himself talked about healthcare reform Friday only in the form of a … Continue reading

Small Donors Continue To Power Obama Campaign

Almost all of the $29.1 million that President Obama raised in campaign funds during January came from small donors, according to his re-election campaign staff. As has been the general pattern with the president’s 2012 fundraising, 98 percent of the haul came from donors pitching in $250 or less, the campaign says in releasing … Continue reading

Campaign Manager: Obama Re-Election Bid ‘Can’t Afford’ Not To Back Super PAC

The manager of President Obama’s re-election effort is defending the campaign’s decision to back a so-called super PAC, despite the president’s fierce criticism of the Supreme Court decision which led to the proliferation of such shadowy influence groups. The Obama campaign is supporting Priorities USA, a super PAC founded by … Continue reading

Obama Re-Election Campaign Worries About GOP Super-PACs

With Republican Mitt Romney’s landslide win in the Florida presidential primary powered by a massive number of negative ads, President Obama’s 2012 campaign staff have begun worrying about the eventual influence of so-called Super PACs in the November election. And the folks back in Obama’s Chicago campaign headquarters have reason … Continue reading

President Vows To Fight For His Jobs Act: ‘I Will Not Take No For an Answer’

Senate Republicans may have tried this week to kill President Obama’s American Jobs Act, but the president refuses to let his $447 billion legislative package die quietly. The president’s re-election campaign late Wednesday released an email to supporters that included a video message from Obama himself, in which he vowed … Continue reading