For our weekend political readers:
WHAT YOU LISTEN TO ON THE INTERNET MAY PREDICT YOUR VOTE
So says the Washington Post.
If you use Spotify to listen to music, Tumblr to consume content or Buzzfeed to keep up on the latest in social media, you are almost certainly a vote for President Obama.
And what does the Post think which Internet choices make you a Romney voter?
Dial in to the Post story to find out, and learn what research was used to come up with this voter preference number crunching.
PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES TYPE CAST EACH OTHER WITH ZINGERS
It’s getting nastier and nastier.
Both presidential candidates have now come up with pet names for each other that are deeply unflattering.
USA Today boils it down and explains why each candidate has chosen the particular moniker for the other. All of this has ensued the past week as the campaigns accelerated exchanging below-the-belt insults. Read more here.
NBA STARS GO TO THE LINE FOR THE PRESIDENT
Carmelo Anthony, Patrick Ewing, and Michael Jordan. Those are NBA legends who are in President Barack Obama’s court.
The latest Obama campaign contest offers supporters an opportunity to attend an event with basketball stars Carmelo Anthony, Patrick Ewing, and Michael Jordan, the campaign announced Tuesday.
“Imagine shooting hoops” with those stars, deputy national field director Marlon Marshall wrote in an email to supporters. Other attendees include Sheryl Swoopes, Kyrie Irving, and Alonzo Mourning.
Read the whole slam dunk in this piece posted by Politico.
IS HARRY REID’S BARK BIGGER THAN HIS BITE?
The Democratic Senate Majority Leader has been relentless is his efforts to get presidential candidate Mitt Romney to release his tax returns. But wait a minute. Is what’s fair, fair?
Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid again deflected questions Monday about releasing his tax returns, even as he continued to pound the demand for Mitt Romney to make more of his own public. Instead, Reid pointed to the financial disclosure forms he files as a member of Congress, which provide different information.
I’m a member of Congress now, I don’t make too much money,” said Reid, whose net worth was estimated at $10 million in 2010. “But it’s all listed every year.”
In a blistering article contesting the Senator’s stance against Romney about not yielding his own IRS records, Politico reports what Reid spokesman Adam Jentleson said last week regarding the “Majority leader not releasing his tax returns.”
“He’s not running for president… He has of course released more than 30 years of detailed [personal finance disclosures]. There is exponentially more information available to the public about Sen. Reid’s financial life than there is about Mitt Romney’s.”
Republicans are screaming hypocrisy and Politico has all the dust-up and analysis at this link.