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  • ** FILE ** Former Obama campaign manager Jim Messina poses for a picture he tweeted during the 2012 campaign. (Image: Twitter)

    Obama campaign manager Jim Messina joins company awarded millions in federal cash

    A former top White House official and the head of President Obama’s personal advocacy group is joining the board of a green energy company backed by a major Democratic donor that recently received millions in federal contracts.


  • TROTTER: Obama and campaign finances

    Politics is optics. It’s difficult to win people’s hearts and minds without being well regarded. President Obama knows this all too well, which is why he and his closest supporters are in high-damage control mode over a group called Organizing for America (OFA).


  • White House spokesman Jay Carney speaks during his daily news briefing at the White House in Washington on March, 11, 2013. (Associated Press)

    White House denies OFA is selling access to Obama

    The White House is strenuously denying that Organizing for Action, President Obama's former re-election campaign that morphed into a nonprofit group, is selling access to the president despite the group's own coy implications and his cooperation with it.


  • Voicing a Blunt objection: Senator questions Obama campaign-turned-nonprofit

    A leading Republican senator Sunday questioned the decision by President Obama to transform his 2012 campaign organization into a full-time advocacy group.


  • **FILE** President Obama answers questions from members of the media on Jan. 14, 2013, during a news conference at the White House in Washington. (Associated Press)

    Obama campaign machine morphs into activist group

    President Obama's campaign has transformed itself into a tax-exempt organization aimed at supporting his second-term agenda and countering a similar group that top Republican strategist Karl Rove has run during the last two election cycles.


  • Republican presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney speaks as he campaigns at Dubuque Regional Airport, in Dubuque, Iowa, Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

    Obama campaign's Messina: Long odds for Romney in N.C., Iowa and Colorado

    Based on ballots already cast in states that allow early voting, Mitt Romney would need to win 65 percent of remaining voters in North Carolina, 59 percent in Iowa and Colorado, 58 percent in Nevada, and 55 percent in Florida and Ohio, President Obama's campaign manager said Saturday.


  • President Obama speaks in the White House briefing room in Washington on Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, after returning to the White House from a campaign stop in Florida to monitor Hurricane Sandy. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin)

    Obama advisers say president leads early voting in Iowa, Nevada

    President Obama's campaign advisers said Monday he has a clear advantage in Iowa and Nevada as early voting in battleground states kicks into high gear, while Republican nominee Mitt Romney has an edge in Colorado, and the impact of early voting is less certain in Ohio and Florida.


  • ** FILE ** President Barack Obama speaks in the East Room of the White House in Washington, Monday, July 9, 2012. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

    Obama aide sent lobbyists private email

    With three months to go before Election Day, President Obama's campaign manager faced a fusillade of questions Wednesday about whether he deliberately skirted disclosure rules during his time as deputy White House chief of staff, undermining the administration's claim to be "the most transparent administration in history."


  • President Barack Obama speaks at the University of Iowa, Wednesday, April 25, 2012, in Iowa City, Iowa. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

    Team Obama announces formal start of campaign

    President Obama and first lady Michelle Obama will formally kick off his re-election campaign on May 5 with rallies in the swing states of Ohio and Virginia, Obama campaign officials announced Wednesday night.


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