Former aides to President Barack Obama are beginning to capitalize on high-paying opportunities to take sides on key issues that the president will face in his second term.
A spokesman for ProPublica responded Tuesday to charges that the nonprofit journalism outfit devotes most of its investigations to donors of Republican and conservative causes while largely ignoring similarly influential donors on the left end of the political spectrum—including one donor to ProPublica itself.
Priorities USA co-founder Bill Burton repeated Friday the big lie: that Democratic donors don’t ask for anything in return. But the claim by the “money bunny” was quickly rebutted by MSNBC host Alex Wagner and the New York Times’ Nick Confessore, who reported on and published a list of the top fundraisers for Obama’s campaign earlier this week.
The pro-Obama Super PAC Priorities USA has run a coordinated campaign to smear Mitt Romney’s character, even going so far as to suggest he was responsible for the death of a woman by cancer. That campaign has been financed in part by Steve and Amber Mostyn.
Overlooked in the fallout from the Obama-aligned super PAC Priorities USA’s inaccurate and controversial attack on Mitt Romney is the prior rhetoric of the group’s founder, former Obama White House spokesman Bill Burton, and that of the Obama campaign’s chief strategist, David Axelrod.
Locked in her first tough re-election battle in nearly a decade, California Rep. Lois Capps (D) finds herself under fire from pro-Israel activists for what they say is a lengthy record of hostility towards the Jewish state.