1. Big Money

    Obama Raises $43.6M in April

    President Barack Obama speaks at the National Peace Officers Memorial Service on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, May 15, 2012, during a ceremony honoring law enforcement officers who died in the line of duty. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

    Pablo Martinez Monsivais / AP Photo

    The Obama campaign is out with a new video in which manager Jim Messina touts the president’s recent fundraising accomplishments, like taking in $43.6 million in the month of April, as outside groups pour millions into Romney’s campaign. While April’s large loot was less than Obama raised in March, he’s still been able to fundraise more successfully than Romney, and that’s not including big fundraisers like the one at George Clooney’s house last week or the recent uptick in gay donors since his endorsement of same-sex marriage. 

    Read it at The New York Times