Clips Round-up for 6/29/11
"The pro-Democrat super-PAC founded by two former White House aides will start airing response ads to the $20 million Crossroads GPS spots that launched this week, in a string of states that includes Iowa and Florida, sources told POLITICO."
The Obama campaign is facing some criticism for a new web video for the campaign that was shot in the White House. "Mary Boyle, the vice president for communications at the good-government group Common Cause, contends that the Web video ISN'T analogous to raising money from the Lincoln Bedroom. 'It's encouraging small-dollar contributions, something we think is important." And, later: ""It all goes back to our broken campaign system."
The House Ethics Committee is staffing up, hiring six new counsels and 4 internally appointed additional counsels.
Lawmakers are calling on several federal agencies to investigate whether the natural gas industry has provided an accurate picture to investments on the profitability of fracking.
CREW has called for an investigation into whether Rep. Laura Richardson (D-Calif.) forced her congressional staff to contribute and work on her campaign.
Speech and gay marriage The Wall Street Journal says, "Hey hippies, why aren't you going after Wall Street donors in New York for backing the marriage equality push?"
Defaming Wisconsin, desecrating democracy, by Mike McCabe