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WaPo Story on K Street Fundraising Oversells, Lacks Context

The Washington Post has a good piece out today that quantifies something that until now had remained a guess: how many lobbyists are raising how much for the Republican presidential field. The Post reports: 

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 6:40pm

Republicans, Democrats Trade Barbs on Deficit Reduction

With Republicans and Democrats on the deficit-reduction super committee floating starkly different plans, both sides are questioning the other’s sincerity about reaching agreement by the Thanksgiving deadline.

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 6:40pm

Energy, Environmental Groups Get In SupComm Game

It seems that independent groups just can't help themselves when it comes to trying to get the Super Committee's attention.

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 6:40pm

GPS Group Says LightSquared Misrepresents Interference Issue

The sometimes vitriolic nature of the newly political debate over LightSquared's proposed wholesale wireless network has added "tension" to its relationship with the GPS community, Jim Kirkland, vice president at global positioning systems manufacturer Trimble, said on Thursday.

"We try to keep a stiff upper lip when we read what LightSquared says in the press," Trimble told reporters. LightSquared "repeatedly misstates and rewrites history" to win approval for its proposed wireless network, Trimble added in a conference call held by the Coalition to Save Our GPS.

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 6:40pm

For Mack, Weak GOP Field Means a Prime Opportunity

Rep. Connie Mack's, R-Fla., decision to reverse course and enter the Florida Senate race will alter the dynamic of a GOP contest that has so far been characterized by a lack of candidate enthusiasm. While there are several question marks surrounding Mack's candidacy, the glaring lack of a consensus candidate in the current GOP field means there is also a golden opportunity for him.

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 5:40pm

Obama Calls European Debt Deal 'Progress'

During a bilateral meeting with Prime Minster Petr Necas of the Czech Republic, President Obama was asked if he believed that the European debt agreement reached late Wednesday would be enough to prevent another recession.

During a bilateral meeting with Prime Minster Petr Necas of the Czech Republic, President Obama was asked if he believed that the European debt agreement reached late Wednesday would be enough to prevent another recession.

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 5:40pm

Today's e-Reads Updated: Revamped Federal Jobs Site Hits Snags

Despite a major overhaul, the federal government's jobs board, USAJobs.gov, has been ridden with problems, according to The Washington Post.

Reuters examines why few women seek jobs in cyber security and other tech fields.

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:40pm

Boehner Team Rips Senate Dems’ Deficit Plan

House Speaker John Boehner’s economic staff on Thursday branded the Senate Democratic bid to reduce the national deficit by $3 billion over 10 years “not a serious proposal.” The Ohio Republican's staff also said the Democrats' plan is marred by unrealistic defense cuts and politically and economically toxic tax increases.

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:40pm

Winners of Campaign Contest to Have 'Dinner with Barack' Tonight

Those of you who receive e-mails from President Obama’s reelection campaign may remember a series of them from late June telling supporters that if they donated, they would be entered into a contest to have dinner with the president.

Now, four people have been picked and have been flown to Washington for dinner tonight with the president at an as-of-now undisclosed local restaurant.

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:40pm

Some Democrats Wary of Welcoming OWS to the Fold

Pinched by a still-sour economy and a deeply pessimistic public, President Obama and his Democratic allies are evincing a sharper, far more populist message as a defense against next year’s Republican charge. Highlighted by a $450 billion jobs proposal in Congress, paid for by taxing the wealthy, they have found a message tailor-made for their traditional base.

Posted: Thursday, October 27, 2011 - 4:40pm