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Saturday, May 7 2011

AP: Snowe, facing primary fight, shifts to right on votes

On May 7, 2011, the Associated Press reported:

Maine’s Olympia Snowe has long thrived as one of the Senate’s leading GOP moderates, but she has recently sided with Tea Party movement activists on high-profile votes as she braces for a primary challenge from the right. Such votes could help Snowe fend off conservatives who mock her as a RINO — Republican In Name Only — and hope to sink her bid for a fourth term next year. Snowe insisted she has been true to her moderate roots. “I am who I am,’’ Snowe said. “I haven’t changed.’’

Friday, May 6 2011

POLITICO: The Justice Department joins suit against firm chaired by Olympia Snowe's husband

On May 6, 2011, POLITICO reported: The Department of Justice has joined a whistleblower lawsuit against an education company chaired…

Thursday, May 5 2011

Boston Globe: Brown admits he was fooled by fake pictures of bin Laden body

On May 4, 2011, the Boston Globe reported:

US Senator Scott Brown said in several televised interviews today that he had seen perhaps the most controversial and closely guarded photos in the world: those showing Osama bin Laden’s dead body. Brown, a member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, suggested he had viewed them as part of an official briefing, and he argued that they were too graphic to be released to the public and could enflame terrorists. Oops. Brown later acknowledged that he had fallen victim to a hoax, apparently the same doctored images that were making the rounds on the Internet.

Wednesday, May 4 2011

POLITICO: Former DNC research director to American Bridge

Shauna Daly, the respected former research director for the Democratic National Committee, and deputy research director on Senator Barack Obama's 2008 campaign, has been hired as research director and senior adviser at American Bridge 21st Century, one of a handful of new Democratic outside groups.

Wednesday, May 4 2011

RELEASE: American Bridge 21st Century Hires Shauna Daly To Lead Research Efforts

WASHINGTON -- American Bridge 21st Century president Rodell Mollineau today announced the hire of Shauna Daly as Research Director and Senior Adviser. At American Bridge, Daly will build and manage the largest and most aggressive opposition research and tracking operation in American politics...

Sunday, May 1 2011

Think Progress: Rep. Rehberg, Whose Net Worth Is $31 Million, Says He’s ‘Cash Poor’ And ‘Struggling’

On April 30, 2011, ThinkProgress reported:

At a town hall earlier this week in Montana, Rep. Denny Rehberg (R-MT) began comparing the plight of every day middle class Americans like those at his town hall with his own economic circumstance. He droned on about how he’s ‘struggling’ as a small businessman. A constituent asked him what his own net worth is and he said he’s “land rich and cash poor.”

Friday, Apr 29 2011

National Journal: "American Bridge signifies just how far-reaching outside groups have become."

Democrats appear eager not just to match the conservative outside-group infrastructure but to exceed it. Another part of the plan: American Bridge 21st Century, which is modeled after the watchdog group Media Matters, will serve as a sort of “war room” of opposition research, feeding its three sister organizations material that they can use in independent expenditures, while pressing traditional media outlets for coverage.

Thursday, Apr 21 2011

RELEASE: American Bridge 21st Century Names Susan McCue To Board

WASHINGTON -- American Bridge 21st Century today announced the addition of Susan McCue to its board of directors. American Bridge, a Super PAC chaired by Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, was founded in 2011 to become a permanent piece of the progressive infrastructure. McCue joins Townsend and David Brock in providing counsel to American Bridge on its efforts in the 2012 election cycle and beyond...

Saturday, Apr 16 2011

Roll Call: Sarah Steelman Reports Lackluster Fundraising

On April 15, 2011, Roll Call reported: Former Missouri Treasurer Sarah Steelman (R) announced she raised just $186,000 in the…

Thursday, Apr 14 2011

CNN: Independent groups expected to rake in hundreds of millions

American Bridge 21st Century, will provide opposition research and communications for Democratic races for Congress and the presidency. Founded by conservative-turned-liberal activist David Brock and chaired by former Maryland Lt. Gov. Kathleen Kennedy Townsend, it has a more far-reaching goal. In a statement to CNN, Rodell Mollineau, its president, says he hopes hopes to build the group "into an enduring political research and communications powerhouse."

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