Aug 6, 2012, 12:26 pm EDT
The Republican National Convention will see former presidential candidates, GOP governors in crucial swing states, and the party’s rising stars speak in headline spots when the convention gets under way in Tampa Bay, Fla. from August 27-30.
Former 2008 Republican presidential candidates Mike Huckabee and the Republicans’ 2008 presidential nominee John McCain will receive prime speaking slots during the convention, as will Florida Gov. Rick Scott, Ohio Gov. John Kasich, South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, and New Mexico Gov. Susana Martinez. Scott and Kasich will almost certainly be drumming up GOP support for two of the most important swing states in this election, while Haley and Martinez are the first females to serve as governor of their respective states.
Also on the speaking list is former Secretary of State and potential vice presidential candidate Condoleezza Rice. Read
Aug 2, 2012, 11:38 am EDT
U.S. Olympians who achieve success will find themselves receiving more than gold, silver, or bronze. When they return from London, they will also face a larger tax bill.
Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., wants to change that.
Rubio has introduced a bill that would exempt United States medalists from paying taxes on their medals. More specifically, it would eliminate taxes on the honorariums that medalists receive in addition to their medals. Read
Aug 2, 2012, 11:13 am EDT
The Internet may seem like a vast, almost infinite galaxy of cute cat pictures, Facebook messages, and breaking news. In one area of the Internet, though, space is at a premium.
What area is that? Political advertising. More specifically, political advertising tacked onto videos from certain web sites.
Why is there limited space for political ads on YouTube and its video brethren? It’s a simple case of supply and demand. Demand for video ads, which typically run for 15 or 30 seconds before the video a user actually wants to see is shown, is higher than supply. In particular, these sites let advertisers buy spots that target users by zip code or category. That means ads aimed at users in swing states, or for users interested in news and politics, are harder to come by. Read
Aug 1, 2012, 10:52 am EDT
President Barack Obama is putting his money where his mouth is, donating $5,000 to his own campaign.
His reason for the donation? He wants to point out the financial disparity between his campaign and Mitt Romney’s. In an e-mail to supporters released yesterday, he had the following to say:
“On its own, what I gave won’t be enough to surmount the unprecedented fundraising we’ve seen on the other side, both from our opponent’s campaign and from the outside groups and special interests supporting him. But we have always believed that there’s nothing we can’t do when we all pitch in. That includes me.” Read