Politics for your Friday

May 09, 2014

Politico reports that Mitt Romney said he supports an increase in the minimum wage. Lachlan Markay at the Washington Free Beacon put it as: “GOPer who lost critical election due to perceived indifference to working America endorses minimum wage hike.” Rick Newman with Yahoo! News generalized: “Hardcore conservatives mellow when they stop running for office.”

Elsewhere at Politico, Kenneth Vogel reports that the Koch brothers’ Americans for Prosperity plans $125 million spending spree. Philip Bump explained, “AFP's 2014 spending ‘would likely rival’ the spending from the other two political parties.” Steve Tetreault from the Las Vegas Review-Journal added, “Not quaking, #KochBros respond to bashing by @SenatorReid.”

Andrew Sorkin at the New York Times found out What Timothy Geithner Really Thinks. Steve Tetreault from the Las Vegas Review-Journal tweeted: “Now he says so. Tim Geithner: ‘I wish we had expand housing programs earlier 2 relieve more pain 4 homeowners.’”

Apparently, a new Obama Policy Bans Employee Use of Leaked Material, as reported by The New York Times’s Charlie Savage. Josh Smith with Stars and Stripes put it another way, “New Obama admin leak policy tries to ban intelligence officials from talking about what everyone already knows.” Kelli Kennedy at the Associated Press called it “The Most Redacted Administration in History.”

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