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November 6, 2012 | By Christi Parsons
CHICAGO - While Mitt Romney spends election day as a candidate, stumping for votes in swing states, President Obama is reverting to an older role from his past - community organizer.  He started the day on Tuesday with an email that amounts to a field memo, in which he reminds supporters how a turnout operation works on the big day. “Once you vote today, keep going,” Obama writes. “Get on the phone, get online - all day long, there will be something you can do to help.” Photos: America goes to the polls He includes links to help people find their polling place and also to work a volunteer shift with Obama for America, all under a subject line that reads: “Go vote - and forward this.” Obama also plans to do several satellite television interviews to encourage supporters.
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July 10, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON--Two architects of President Obama's grass-roots campaign organization are joining forces with the "super PAC" devoted to drafting Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president, a significant practical and symbolic boost for her campaign-in-waiting. Jeremy Bird and Mitch Stewart say their consulting firm will work with the Ready for Hillary PAC in the effort to round up early support for a 2016 candidacy. The Obama for America alums have extensive contacts with community leaders and experience in building the field operations that helped Obama win the last two presidential elections, as well as defeat Clinton in the 2008 battle for the Democratic nomination.
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NEWS
July 10, 2013 | By Christi Parsons
WASHINGTON--Two architects of President Obama's grass-roots campaign organization are joining forces with the "super PAC" devoted to drafting Hillary Rodham Clinton to run for president, a significant practical and symbolic boost for her campaign-in-waiting. Jeremy Bird and Mitch Stewart say their consulting firm will work with the Ready for Hillary PAC in the effort to round up early support for a 2016 candidacy. The Obama for America alums have extensive contacts with community leaders and experience in building the field operations that helped Obama win the last two presidential elections, as well as defeat Clinton in the 2008 battle for the Democratic nomination.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2013 | By Matea Gold, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - As chief technology officer for President Obama's reelection effort, Harper Reed oversaw the development of projects such as Narwhal, an intricate platform that linked the campaign's myriad databases and allowed officials to plot strategy with new precision. The heady and exhausting 19-month gig convinced Reed, former technology officer for the online T-shirt retailer Threadless, that he should launch his own venture. "When you go from building T-shirts to software for a presidential campaign used by a cast of millions, it's pretty easy to think, 'OK, we can build something pretty big,'" Reed said.
BUSINESS
February 19, 2013 | By Matea Gold, Los Angeles Times
WASHINGTON - As chief technology officer for President Obama's reelection effort, Harper Reed oversaw the development of projects such as Narwhal, an intricate platform that linked the campaign's myriad databases and allowed officials to plot strategy with new precision. The heady and exhausting 19-month gig convinced Reed, former technology officer for the online T-shirt retailer Threadless, that he should launch his own venture. "When you go from building T-shirts to software for a presidential campaign used by a cast of millions, it's pretty easy to think, 'OK, we can build something pretty big,'" Reed said.
NATIONAL
September 30, 2011 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
President Obama's latest attacks on Republicans are another sign that his reelection effort will be more sharply partisan in tone than the idealistic-sounding campaign that brought him to power. What isn't changing, though, is a reliance on grass-roots organizing as the bedrock of his national strategy. While GOP rivals focus on a handful of early states, Obama is already gearing up in every battleground in the country. At recent training sessions in more than 20 states, 1,200 new field organizers were told that Obama's second term would be won in the streets.
NEWS
November 3, 2012 | By David Lauter
With more than 27 million Americans having already voted, the Obama and Romney campaigns have found a new topic for disagreement: what do the numbers say about who is winning? In a conference call with reporters Saturday, top officials of President Obama's campaign insisted that they were building a lead in key states that Romney would have difficulty overcoming. “Our opponent is losing among early voters in nearly every public poll in every battleground state,” Jeremy Bird, the campaign's field director, told reporters in a late-afternoon conference call.
NATIONAL
August 12, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli and Janet Hook, Tribune Washington Bureau
The White House and national Democrats were quick to celebrate Wednesday what they saw as a breakthrough in an otherwise bleak political year, with President Obama's preferred candidate winning a key primary test in Colorado and Republican voters choosing "tea party"-backed insurgents over the GOP's recruited candidates. "Last night's elections … were nothing but good news for the Democratic Party," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said. Democrats specifically touted the work of Organizing for America, or OFA, the president's former campaign organization that now works with the Democratic National Committee to support the president's agenda and the party's candidates.
NEWS
February 14, 2014 | By Molly Hennessy-Fiske
HOUSTON - Wendy Davis, the Texas gubernatorial candidate who garnered national attention for an 11-hour filibuster last year against state abortion restrictions, this week said she would support certain qualified restrictions. The state senator from Fort Worth said during an appearance in Houston Wednesday that she would not oppose a ban on abortions after 20 weeks of pregnancy, with caveats. A 20-week ban, included in recent abortion laws proposed in other states, was not part of the Texas abortion legislation eventually passed by the Republican-controlled Legislature.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 11, 2013 | By Seema Mehta
A Silicon Valley congressman who has held elected offices for more than three decades may have counted on a cakewalk to reelection. But his main challenger, a fellow Democrat backed by President Obama's former campaign advisors, is suddenly making the contest competitive - and one closely watched in Washington. Rep. Michael M. Honda of San Jose has voted in lockstep with Obama's agenda and has caused no controversy. But the former Obama advisors have picked his reelection race as one of a handful of high-priority contests across the nation, saying Silicon Valley needs a fresh, more aggressive representative in Congress.
NEWS
November 6, 2012 | By Christi Parsons
CHICAGO - While Mitt Romney spends election day as a candidate, stumping for votes in swing states, President Obama is reverting to an older role from his past - community organizer.  He started the day on Tuesday with an email that amounts to a field memo, in which he reminds supporters how a turnout operation works on the big day. “Once you vote today, keep going,” Obama writes. “Get on the phone, get online - all day long, there will be something you can do to help.” Photos: America goes to the polls He includes links to help people find their polling place and also to work a volunteer shift with Obama for America, all under a subject line that reads: “Go vote - and forward this.” Obama also plans to do several satellite television interviews to encourage supporters.
NEWS
November 3, 2012 | By David Lauter
With more than 27 million Americans having already voted, the Obama and Romney campaigns have found a new topic for disagreement: what do the numbers say about who is winning? In a conference call with reporters Saturday, top officials of President Obama's campaign insisted that they were building a lead in key states that Romney would have difficulty overcoming. “Our opponent is losing among early voters in nearly every public poll in every battleground state,” Jeremy Bird, the campaign's field director, told reporters in a late-afternoon conference call.
NATIONAL
September 30, 2011 | By Paul West, Washington Bureau
President Obama's latest attacks on Republicans are another sign that his reelection effort will be more sharply partisan in tone than the idealistic-sounding campaign that brought him to power. What isn't changing, though, is a reliance on grass-roots organizing as the bedrock of his national strategy. While GOP rivals focus on a handful of early states, Obama is already gearing up in every battleground in the country. At recent training sessions in more than 20 states, 1,200 new field organizers were told that Obama's second term would be won in the streets.
NATIONAL
August 12, 2010 | By Michael A. Memoli and Janet Hook, Tribune Washington Bureau
The White House and national Democrats were quick to celebrate Wednesday what they saw as a breakthrough in an otherwise bleak political year, with President Obama's preferred candidate winning a key primary test in Colorado and Republican voters choosing "tea party"-backed insurgents over the GOP's recruited candidates. "Last night's elections … were nothing but good news for the Democratic Party," White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said. Democrats specifically touted the work of Organizing for America, or OFA, the president's former campaign organization that now works with the Democratic National Committee to support the president's agenda and the party's candidates.
NATIONAL
August 10, 2009 | Peter Wallsten
To win the White House, Barack Obama and his political team built a vast grass-roots network of supporters and volunteers that came to be considered one of the most valuable assets in American politics. Their ambition after the election was to reshape the network, with its trained organizers and 13 million e-mail addresses, into a ground-level force to push the new president's policy goals. But now, entering a crucial congressional recess month in which Obama's healthcare plan faces stiffened opposition, some members of the network say that the group is still figuring out how to operate.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 2012 | By Noel Murray, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Death of a Superhero The Giant Mechanical Man Sleepless Night Available on VOD beginning Tuesday The Tribeca Film Festival opens Wednesday, but three of the fest's entries will be available to watch a day earlier, for attendees and non-attendees alike. Those movies are: "Death of a Superhero," a melancholy coming-of-age drama about a teenage cancer patient (Thomas Brodie-Sangster) who is just coming to terms with his own mortality when he falls in love with a rebellious classmate (Aisling Loftus)
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