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President Barack Obama speaks with Organizing for Action head Jim Messina  during an Organizing for Action dinner on March 13, 2013 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC.

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President Barack Obama speaks with Organizing for Action head Jim Messina during an Organizing for Action dinner on March 13, 2013 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC.

Obama’s Messina: Conservatives

President Barack Obama’s campaign manager, Jim Messina, has a new client: the British Conservative Party. So reports the BBC. The Conservatives are thought to hope that Messina will bring to their operation “the same binding marriage of social media and...

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Stickers in English and Spanish are available for voters at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library on November 6, 2012 in Washington, DC.

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Stickers in English and Spanish are available for voters at the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library on November 6, 2012 in Washington, DC.

Obama: ‘Sí, se Puede’ Communicate

President Barack Obama has taken at least one good page from George W. Bush’s book. He knows how to go around the Washington media. Obama, however, has taken it a step further. He knows how to go around the English-speaking...

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Organizing for Action head Jim Messina during an Organizing for Action dinner on March 13, 2013 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC.

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Organizing for Action head Jim Messina during an Organizing for Action dinner on March 13, 2013 at the St. Regis Hotel in Washington, DC.

Messina: Guns, Immigration and 2014

Jim Messina, the Obama campaign wizard who has taken on the challenge of pressing the president’s agenda going forward, is weighing in on gun safety and immigration this week and next — but don’t look for any Washington news conferences....

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Jim Messina, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama, talks with reporters during a tour of the re-election headquarters in Chicago.

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Jim Messina, campaign manager for the re-election of President Barack Obama, talks with reporters during a tour of the re-election headquarters in Chicago.

Obama’s Advocacy Group Bows to Pressure, Bans Corporate Giving

Organizing for Action, the advocacy group that arose from President Barack Obama’s successful re-election campaign, has reversed course and decided not to take corporate donations. OFA Chairman Jim Messina made the announcement in an article he wrote for CNN.com. He gave...

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President Barack Obama hugs his campaign manager, Jim Messina, during an unannounced stop at campaign headquarters in Chicago.

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President Barack Obama hugs his campaign manager, Jim Messina, during an unannounced stop at campaign headquarters in Chicago.

Obama’s Campaign Turns to ‘Action’

Updated at 9 am EST. President Barack Obama is converting the machinery of his re-election campaign into a tax-exempt nonprofit group to push his second-term legislative agenda, a Democratic official confirmed. The new group, Organizing for Action, will be headed...

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President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event at Delray Beach Tennis Center on Oct. 23, 2012 in Fla.

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President Barack Obama greets supporters after speaking at a campaign event at Delray Beach Tennis Center on Oct. 23, 2012 in Fla.

Obama Campaign Claims the Lead: `We Have the Ball,’ Axelrod Says

The election is up for grabs with two weeks remaining? — Not so fast, say President Barack Obama’s top campaign strategists. While polls show the president and Republican challenger Mitt Romney deadlocked nationally and in the battleground states that will...

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