TOP STORIES: Democracy – April 30, 2012
*Obama, Clinton Join Forces *Highlights from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner *Obama Campaign Grapples With New Voter ID Laws *Obama losing rock star status with young *Mitt Romney’s narrow road to presidency
Obama Campaign Grapples With New Voter ID Laws, By MICHAEL D. SHEAR, New York Times
Advisers to President Obama’s re-election bid say many new laws put a heavy burden on the voter registration process.
Mitt Romney’s narrow road to presidency - Chris Cillizza, Washington Post
Mitt Romney’s narrow path to win the presidency this fall is most apparent when examining the electoral map on which Romney and President Obama will battle in November….
Recall Election Tests Strategies for November - By Jim Rutenberg / Steven Greenhouse, New York Times
The vote on recalling Wisconsin’s governor has become a rallying point for unions and business interests that oppose them, but it is only a warm-up.
Obama, Clinton Join Forces - Laura MacInnis, Reuters (via HuffPost)
Former President Bill Clinton gave a rousing endorsement of fellow Democrat Barack Obama in his first 2012 campaign appearance with the president on Sunday night…
Brown, Warren Tax Returns Show Each Is a Top Earner- Caitlin Huey-Burns, Real Clear Politics
Massachusetts Sen. Scott Brown and his Democratic challenger Elizabeth Warren released their tax returns Friday, showing each in top 1% of US Income earners.
Highlights from the White House Correspondents’ Dinner – Staff, The Week
President Obama and Jimmy Kimmel had dueling comedy routines at this weekend’s gala for journalists, politicos, and A-list celebrities. Here’s their best material
Obama losing rock star status with young - Michael Barone, Washington Examiner
A March survey of 18-to-24-year-olds showed Obama ahead of “a Republican” by only 48 to 41 percent. Surveys seem to show that young voters are less engaged, less likely to vote and less enthusiastic about Obama than in the days when he was proclaiming, “We are the change we are seeking.”