So the reports about Romney closing the money gap from Obama were just another lie. Shocking. Not.

Crooks and liars, that’s what they are.

Despite his newfound status as the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, Mitt Romney’s campaign saw its fundraising fall off slightly in April, it spent more than it raised, and it still has less than one-tenth as much cash on hand as President Obama.

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An FEC report filed Sunday shows Romney’s campaign raised $11.7 million for the month — down from more than $13 million in March — and spent $12.6 million, dropping its cash on hand number to $9.2 million.

How @barackobama showed the generals who’s the boss

Fascinating read from the NYT about PBO’s  “Journey to a Shift on Afghanistan”:

It was just one brief exchange about Afghanistan with an aide late in 2009, but it suggests how President Obama’s thinking about what he once called “a war of necessity” began to radically change less than a year after he took up residency in the White House.

Not long before, after a highly contentious debate within a war cabinet that was riddled with leaks, Mr. Obama had reluctantly decided to order a surgeof more than 30,000 troops. The aide told Mr. Obama that he believed military leaders had agreed to the tight schedule to begin withdrawing those troops just 18 months later only because they thought they could persuade an inexperienced president to grant more time if they demanded it.

“Well,” Mr. Obama responded that day, “I’m not going to give them more time.”

A year later, when the president and a half-dozen White House aides began to plan for the withdrawal, the generals were cut out entirely

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More and very interesting.