WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The influx of millions of dollars from unnamed donors to influence elections is a growing problem in U.S. politics and Democrats should make it an election issue, a senior Democratic lawmaker said on Tuesday.
Representative Chris Van Hollen, the top Democrat on the House Budget Committee, told the Reuters Washington Summit that more and more campaign advertising is coming from groups that are not required to disclose their donors’ identities.
The senator from Ohio, who is seen as a leading candidate to be Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s vice presidential pick, spoke out at the Reuters Washington Summit against tax policy that puts American companies at a disadvantage.
Missouri Senator Roy Blunt, a Republican who is Mitt Romney’s point person in Congress, doesn’t think Ohio or Florida will be the main states to watch on election night. He will have his eyes on Virginia.
In an interview at the annual Reuters Washington Summit, Blunt was asked which state was the one to monitor in the run-up to the Nov. 6 election between President Barack Obama and Romney.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. first lady Michelle Obama has adopted healthy eating and fighting childhood obesity as one of her pet causes.
Her first book, “American Grown: The Story of the White House Kitchen Garden and Gardens Across America,” tells of her experiences planting the first vegetable garden at the White House since Eleanor Roosevelt and shares other stories of other community gardens across the country.