1. A LITTLE HELP

    Obama Looks for Support on Taxes

    Aijaz Rahi / AP Photo

    Now if only the 99 percent would show up. White House aides are scrambling to animate Obama voters as the president prepares to square off with congressional Republicans over tax increases for the wealthiest Americans. Supporters are being asked to record YouTube videos of themselves arguing for tax hikes on the most well-off of the well-to-do, and emails explaining the president’s position were sent to activists in the past week. It’s all an attempt to kick the Obama campaign machine into gear—a strategy that mostly did not carry through in the president’s first term.

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