Bill Burton, who served as Barack Obama’s press secretary during his first presidential campaign, is leaving his public affairs job to join the team of former Starbucks CEO Howard Schultz, who is mulling a bid for president as an independent.
A former Democratic congressman who sought to impeach George W. Bush doubts current Democratic efforts to impeach Donald Trump will work, saying he does not know if there is a “sufficient case” to merit it.
A former Obama aide conceded Sunday that some Democrats would have difficulty running on the president’s signature healthcare law in November.
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.